Todd County Schools' Hall of Fame » Verbena “Beanie” Groves Miller

Verbena “Beanie” Groves Miller

Mrs. Miller attended school in Todd County until her graduation from Elkton High School in 1945.  Beanie attended both Transylvania University and Western Kentucky University declaring physical education as her major.  While attendingMiller Transylvania she served as playground director in a lower-income section of Lexington. Beanie also taught at Clifty Elementary School while completing her college degree.  At WKU she assisted in the Physical Education Department. Her love of sports, lead to the idea of the Todd County Recreation Center and a youth baseball program.  She was instrumental in organizing the Food Stamp program of Todd County.  Following her retirement from the Kentucky Department of Human Resources, she continued serving her community as, treasurer of the Milliken Memorial Community House project, member of the Todd Co Health Board, volunteer at Elkton Senior Citizens, head of Todd County Sesquicentennial and the first woman deacon of Elkton Christian Church.