The 80th Annual Fifth District Lincoln Club Banquet, which will be held at The Corbin Center Saturday night, has been sold out since last week.
More than 300 Republican Party faithful from across southern and eastern Kentucky are expected to attend.
Keynote speakers include: U.S. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers.
Each year, Kentucky’s Fifth District Lincoln Club honors individuals who have dedicated their lives to promoting the conservative principles of the Republican Party, and serve as advocates for civic literacy in the Commonwealth. Some well-known Hall of Fame inductees include: Rogers, McConnell and former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning.
This year, the following outstanding Republicans will be added to the club’s Hall of Fame: Laurel County’s Roger Schott, Lee County’s Bonnie Dunahoo, Leslie County’s Earl Fields, Owsley County’s Mike Mays and Wayne County’s Joanna Gregory.
The hall of fame was started in 1985 and honors outstanding Republican leaders who have contributed above and beyond the call of duty to the Republican Party.
The Corbin Center is located off of I-75 on Exit 25 at 222 Corbin Center Drive.