Junior Williamson Memorial East KY Ambassador of the Year
The Junior Williamson Memorial East Kentucky Ambassador Award has been given since 1991 in honor of the late Junior Williamson. Many will remember Junior Williamson, but many may not know what a true ambassador he was for East Kentucky - raising positive awareness of the area beyond its borders. This honor is awarded to a person who embodies the role of an ambassador for Eastern Kentucky throughout the region, the state and possibly the nation.


2017 Carrie Cinnamond

2016 Jared Arnett

2015 Lynn Parrish

2014 Gov. Steve Beshear

2014 Congressman Hal Rogers

2013 Jessica Casebolt

2012 Speaker Greg Stumbo

2011 Coach Kelly Wells

2010 Steve St. John

2009 Leslie Combs

2008 Dennis Hillen

2007 Kitty Baird

2006 Alice Kendrick

2005 Charles Baird

2004 Frank Welch

2003 Jean Hale

2002 Willard Kinzer

2001 Dr. John Strosnider

2000 Georgia Muncy Bailey

1999 Mark Sohn

1998 Judi Patton

1997 Ray Milan

1996 Jim Polley

1995 Dr. Mary Pauline Fox

1994 Lt. Gov. Paul Patton

1993 Jonathan Hiers

1992 Rep. Herbie Deskins

1991 Gerri Kinder