Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. will be one of five people inducted into Kentucky’s Fifth District Lincoln Club Hall of Fame during the 78th Annual Fifth District Lincoln Club Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Corbin Technology Center.
“I am honored to have been chosen to be a part of such an accomplished group of people,” White said. “Many of those inducted before me were pioneers in the Republican Party in our area. In many ways they paved the way for me and my generation to have the opportunities I’ve had in Republican politics. I am grateful to those leaders and those who chose me to be among that group.”
Gov. Matt Bevin and Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers will be the keynote speakers at the event. In addition. U.S. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., who is chairman of the House Appropriates Committee, will also speak.
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: White, Martin County’s John Triplett, Johnson County’s Karen Sellers, Wayne County’s Sam Brown and Jackson County’s Marie Rader.
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.
Five people were inducted into the Fifth District Lincoln Club Hall of Fame last year, including: Letcher County’s Don Childers, Pulaski County’s Ward Correll, Jackson County’s Gary Reece, Letcher County native Regina Crawford Stivers, and Rockcastle County’s Joseph E. Lambert, a former Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice.
Tickets are $30 each. To reserve a seat or a table, contact Carlos Cameron at (606) 260-7865 or CarlosLCameron@gmail.com.
The Corbin Technology Center is located at Exit 25 off of I-75 at 222 Corbin Center Drive.