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LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — FOX 56 News wants to recognize the great contributions women have made to our nation and local communities. Remarkable Women is part of a nationwide Nexstar Media initiative to honor the influence that women have had on public policy, social progress, and the quality of life.

Throughout Women’s History Month, FOX 56 will highlight four local women who inspire, lead and forge the way for other women. It’s not just about one day or one month — it’s about what they do, day-in and day-out.

One woman will be named central Kentucky’s Remarkable Woman and win a $1,000 donation to her charity of choice.

Finalist #3: Beatrice Johnson – Nicholasville

Bea was raised in the impoverished mountains of eastern Kentucky and proudly earned her GED.

Bea became a valuable employee of the Thompson Hood Veterans Center and is beloved by all the veterans she worked with.

Since retiring from Thomas Hood, and while battling rheumatoid arthritis, Bea has dedicated her life to serving the homeless and impoverished communities, including delivering meals to the less fortunate in eastern Kentucky.

Having recently had knee replacement surgery and being wheelchair-bound temporarily, Bea stays involved in the causes she supports by seeking donations from companies via telephone.

Bea is a remarkable woman to her community and beyond.

Nominated by Richard Brown