Alan Gibson, publisher of the Clinton County News and long time supporter of local high school sports, in fact, “The Voice of Clinton County High athletics,” received the 2019 Lifetime Achievement and Service Award, given out by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coach (KABC). The presentation was made at Rupp Arena during the boys high school state tournament.
It was the second time Alan had been honored by high school basketball. In 2012, he received the Rudy J. Ellis Distinguished Service award given out by the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors Association. It was awarded at the same event that Tom Leach hands out his All Resilient Team awards, “which was a pretty cool thing to get to see.” Mike Fields, former high school sports editor for the Lexington Herald-Leader was one of the first recipients of that same award.
Here is the video of Alan Gibson being presented the Lifetime Achievement and Service Award announced by KABC.