Dr. Rudy J. Ellis Distinguished Service Award

Year Winner City/District
1993 Dr. Rudy J. Ellis* Louisville
Brown Badgett, Jr. Hopkins County
Dr. Michael Greiser Dayton
1994 Bob White Louisville
Mike Fields Lexington
Ken Clark Vanceburg
Dan Smaldone Louisville
1995 Robert C. Bove Northern KY
J.M. Bowles Madisonville
Joseph Roe Madisonville
Tom Steltenkamp Louisville
1996 George Mercker Louisville
Ron Waldridge Shelbyville
Mike Rogers Winchester
1997 Bob Blanford Louisville
Charlie Ruter Louisville
John Sosby Paris
1998 Dr. Samuel King Pikeville
Robert Maxwell Lexington
Bob Weihe Louisville
Dr. James M. Donley Madisonville
1999 Dr. David Mulliken Pikeville
Russell Watters Louisville
2000 Dr. Richard Arnold Cynthiana
L.B. Hoover Family Madisonville
Burlin Coleman Pikeville
2001 Dennis Brown Vanceburg
Dawahare Family Lexington
2002 Bob Tonini Louisville
Dr. Walter Badenhausen Louisville
Sam Brown Monticello
John Boswell Lebanon
2003 Dr. Ron McFarland Monticello
Dr. Bill Bacon Flemingsburg
Luther Beatley Owensboro
Lenora Roberts Louisville
2004 Kathy/Kevin Breeding Letcher County
James Mooneyhan Franklin
Ralph Davis Monticello
Bob Cowgill Lexington
2005 Leonard Bloss Louisville
Dr. Michael Boyd Flemingsburg
Dr. Charles Johnson Williamson
Brian Stickler Louisville
2006 Hank Bassett Monticello
Martin Thomas Morganfield
David Payne Ashland
James Glenn Black Springfield
2007 Lynn Wurfel Louisville
Claude LaMaster Goshen
Dr. Gerald Pratt Monticello
2008 Joe Taylor Paintsville
Marianne and Wayne Davis Harrodsburg
Ed Hastie Lexington
2009 William Beam, Jr. Louisville
Eugene Campbell Lebanon
Steve Fortwengler Louisville
Roy Morgan – ‘Roy’s BBQ’ Russellville
2010 William Reed Owingsville
W.H. ‘Pops’ Ruddell Lexington
2011 Lee Murphy Casey County
Marion Martin Louisville
Ken and Jan Schmitt Covington
Barth Johnson Falmouth
Mike Guctig Louisville
2012 Troy Artic Cole Betsy Layne
Alice Greque Shelbyville
Alan Gibson Albany
Bev Furnish Covington
2013 Jody Allen Bowling Green
Adam & Lisa Carver
     (Sirloin Stockade) Murray
Ted Williams London
2014 Ted Cook, Cook Tire London
First Southern Bank Russellville
David Taylor, Taylor Bus Sales Murray
2015 Jerry Penner, CEO Murray
Jim McAlister London
Martin’s Peterbilt Laurel County
WHOP Radio Hopkinsville
2016 Don Firchow Russellville
Central High School Alumni Association Louisville
Dicky Martin Ashland
St. Elizabeth Healthcare Sports Medicine Edgewood