Albert Gray of Five Star Food Marts has been named a Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion for his contributions to preventing the sale of tobacco products to underage consumers of the convenience stores.
The award is given by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky gives the award to recognize Kentucky individuals and organizations engaged in improving the health of people in their communities and/or the state through policy change.
Gray, now retired, was a human-resources and operations assistant at Five Star, which is based in Bardstown.
“Albert was an integral part of enacting a policy that required all FiveStar employees to receive training each year through the online Kentucky Tobacco Retail Underage Sales Training (TRUST) Program,” Steve Cambron, director of the program that enforces age restrictions on tobacco-product sales, said in his nomination of Gray for the award.
Gray, of LaRue County, is now eligible for the Gil Friedell Health Policy Champion award, which comes with a $5,000 grant from the Foundation to be given to a Kentucky-based nonprofit of the winner’s choice.