Alan Gibson receives second award for high school athletics support in Clinton County

Alan Gibson, The Voice of Clinton County athletics when he’s not working as publisher of the Clinton County News

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.

Alan spent 40 years doing the public address work for both the boys and girls basketball teams at Clinton County High School, in addition to the support he’s always given the program through the newspaper.
“I get free popcorn, a free bottle of water and the best seat in the house and that’s enough.  It also keeps me out in front of my community a little, which reminds the fans that the newspaper has a presence in the gym,” Alan said Monday when asked about the awards and his job as public address announcer.

Here is the video of Alan Gibson being presented the Lifetime Achievement and Service Award announced by KABC.


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