A local man received a state honor for all of his hard work during the pandemic.

Tuesday, Knox County health officer Dr. Alan Stewart received the Circle of Corydon, which is the second highest award given in Indiana.

The Circle of the Corydon is for Hoosiers who have made remarkable contributions to the betterment of Indiana and its people, demonstrating through life and service qualities exemplified by the state’s greatest citizens.

Dr. Stewart received this award due to Knox County’s success in the COVID-19 immunization program.

During the last year, Dr. Stewart has walked door to door in Oaktown and in Vincennes distributing vaccines, to make sure no dose went to waste.

First City News spoke with Dr. Alan Stewart after the ceremony.

He says he doesn’t do this job for rewards, but because he wants to do his part to make this community better.

Dr. Stewart doesn’t know where he’ll put the award yet.