Ralph Gabbard Distinguished Kentuckian Award

2016
Senator Mitch McConnell
Louisville

2005 winner Tom Hammond (l) pictured with Kenny Rice (r)

2005 winner Tom Hammond (l) pictured with Kenny Rice (r)

2015
Tom Hammond
Lexington

2014
Al Tompkins

2012
Stephanie Decker
Stephanie Decker Foundation

2010
Walter E. May
East Kentucky Broadcasting, Pikeville

2010
Dan Mason
CBS Radio, New York NY

2009
Steve Newberry
Commonwealth Broadcasting, Glasgow

2008
Terry Forcht
Forcht Broadcasting

2007
Al Smith

2006
KY National Guard

2005
Jack Crowner
Farm Services

2000
Nick Clooney

Radio Host

1999
Bill Stakelin

1997
Story Musgrave
NASA Astronaut FL

(Year of award unknown)

Foster Brooks

Governor A.B. “Happy” Chandler

Rosemary Clooney

Senator Marlow Cook

David Dick

Senator Wendell Ford

Julian Goodman

Tom T. Hall

Loretta Lynn

C.M. Newton

Governor Louie Nunn

Representative Hal Rogers

Adolph Rupp

Ricky Skaggs