A 20-year veteran of the Evansville Fire Department got a top honor. The Green River Kiwanis Club chose Greg Russell as Evansville's Firefighter of the Year. He received a wall plaque, a $250 savings bond and his picture and accomplishments on a billboard. However, Russell wasn't at the awards ceremony because he is in Georgia training troops on their way to Iraq. He is the 27th Evansville firefighter to receive the award.