On September 21, 2017, Landon Rutherford received the S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship. All applicants for the scholarship must submit an essay not less than 1,000 or more than 2,000 words on an essay topic chosen by the IUPAT Scholarship Committee. The committee was impressed with Landon’s essay and selected him to receive the $2,000 scholarship to apply toward his education. Landon Rutherford is the son of IUPAT member Randy Rutherford, a member of Local Union 500 (Paducah, Kentucky) since 1987.
Young Landon graduated from Paducah Tilghman High School in May of 2017. He will continue his academic journey at Murray State University in the fall.