The Cynthiana-Harrison County Football Alumni Association added four more names to the Hall of Fame, recognized a family of supporters and gave two scholarships Saturday evening at the ninth annual banquet held at the high school.
After Rev. Kenneth Newby offered the blessing, attendees were treated to a meal served by the current football team members.
Emcee Billy Hatfield began the program by introducing alumni association president Jim Furnish. Furnish recognized the members of the past football teams who had passed away since last year and the former members of the Cynthiana Bulldogs in attendance.
Walker Hill and Joe Korona were presented scholarships for the upcoming school year.
Hill will play football at Georgetown College and Korona will play for Centre College.
Furnish announced that this year’s scholarships brought the total given to $10,000 by the CHCFAA.
Hatfield then continued the program by introducing new Harrison County football coach, Jim Carr, who spoke for a few minutes about this year’s team.
Carr concluded his words by quoting Hall of Famer, the late Kenton Barnett by saying, “that the best thing the audience could do for the team was to show up and support them at the games.”
Sarah Kinney was the first presenter of the evening and she gave the induction speech for H.D. “Buff” Ingles.
Ingles was a legendary player for the Cynthiana Bulldogs and after fighting in World War I returned to teach and coach and even direct the band in a career that spanned over 30 years.
The football stadium at Lawson Field was named Ingles Stadium in Coach Ingles honor in 1956.
Hall of Famer Teddy Taylor was the next to give an induction speech, this one for his former teammate, the late Jerry Ingram.
Ingram was a mountain of a player and his toughness was renowned throughout the conference as well as this part of the state.
Ingram’s son, Jerry, accepted the plague on behalf of his father and in a short speech spoke of how much his father loved Cynthiana.
The next inductee was 1971 graduate Joey Ammerman who joined his brother Bob as a member of the Hall of Fame.
Joey’s son Charles gave his father’s introduction speech.
Joey spoke of the fun he had growing up in Cynthiana and how much the camaraderie of his teammates and football meant to him.
He also credited his brothers Michael and Bob for making him as tough as he was since he was the youngest and had to defend himself on many occasions.
It was one of these times when he was being chased by a brother that Harrison County track coach Buck Vest saw how fast he could run and penciled him in as a track runner while he was still in the fifth grade.
Former Harrison County coach Ray Graham introduced the final inductee of the evening, 1996 graduate Capt. Timmy Linville.
The former Murray State star still holds many Harrison County records including most rushing touchdowns in a season and most career rushing yards.
Linville, who was the best offensive back at Murray State in his junior and senior season, chose to serve his country in the military after graduation.
He has had several tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq where he continued to honor himself and his country. Linville thanked his former teammates, coaches, parents and extended family for all of the support that they have given him.
Hatfield then introduced the Clinkenbeard family and thanked them for all of the support that they have given the program over many years.
They were given a plague in recognition of the hours of dedication they have given to the football program.