Times Staff Report
ELIZABETHTOWN - The newly-established Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame will induct its inaugural class on Saturday, July 14 at the Historic State Theatre located at 209 West Dixie Avenue in downtown Elizabethtown. The first Hall of Fame class is comprised of basketball legends, both coaches and players, from the 1940s-1990s. The 2012 Class is comprised of the following individuals: “King” Kelly Coleman - Wayland; Wes Unseld - Seneca; Jim McDaniels - Allen County; Darrell Griffith - Male; Geri Grigsby - McDowell; Clemette Haskins - Warren Central; Rex Chapman - Owensboro Apollo; Richie Farmer - Clay County; Coach Bobby Keith - Clay County; Coach Roy Bowling - Laurel County; Coach S. T. Roach - Lexington Dunbar; Cliff Hagan - Owensboro; Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones - Harlan; Ralph Beard - Male; Coach Ralph Carlisle - Lexington Lafayette; Clem Haskins - Taylor County.
“We believe this is a very special sporting event, but also an historic event.” said Rick Whobrey, the Hall’s Executive Director “Never before have so many true Kentucky High School Basketball legends been together at one time in one place.”
The induction ceremony, which will begin at 8 p.m. EDT, will also feature a pre-program reception with the Hall of Fame
players and coaches beginning at 6 p.m. EDT in the First Federal Gallery at the Historic State Theater. Tickets to the event are $30 and are available through the Hall of Fame office, First Citizens Bank in Elizabethtown and the Historic State Theater. The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches began work to form the Hall of Fame in 2008. It now operates as a separate organization and is governed by an independent board of directors. For more information, visit www.khsbhf.com.