Cynthiana bridge to be named for former UK basketball coach Joe B. Hall

jbrammer@herald-leader.comAugust 20, 2013 

Former Kentucky basketball coach Joe B. Hall, center, with Herky Rupp, Adolph Rupp's son, celebrated UK's 2,000th win with the players on Dec. 21, 2009.


FRANKFORT — A new bridge on U.S. 27 in Cynthiana will be dedicated Friday in the name of former University of Kentucky basketball coach Joe B. Hall.

A ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the bridge, state Rep. Tom McKee, D-Cynthiana, said Tuesday as he successfully presented a resolution to adjourn the state House in honor of Hall, a Cynthiana native.

The resolution says the new bridge "will stand as a monument to the bridge Coach Hall so artfully created when he took over" from the legendary UK basketball coach Adolph Rupp.

Hall coached the Wildcats for 13 seasons, amassing a 373-156 win/loss record, appearing in three Final Fours and winning the NCAA National Championship over Duke in 1978.

Last November, Hall was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City, Mo.

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