Ryan Dearbone is a native of Hopkinsville, where he graduated from Christian County High School in 2001. He is a 2005 and 2014 graduate of Western Kentucky University, with a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and a master's in communication. Dearbone spent eight years in the television industry and was previously assistant director at Bowling Green-Warren County Community Education. The 33-year-old currently works at WKU and is a freelance wedding videographer and journalist for Louisville-based CN2.
For decades, Pete and Dixie Mahurin have given back to their alma mater, Western Kentucky University. Here is more on their most recent gift.