The Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2014 will be inducted Wednesday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly Executive Inn West) in Louisville. A reception and silent auction begin at 6 p.m., with the dinner at 7:15 and the induction ceremony to follow. Tickets are $75 a person, $600 for a table of eight and are available by calling (502) 637-7696. No tickets will be sold at the event.
Below, in alphabetical order, the 2014 Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame honorees:
Susan Bradley-Cox, triathlete — In spite of not taking up triathlons until the age of 45, Lexington's Bradley-Cox, 76, earned 11 age-group world titles while competing for Team USA. In 2011, when Bradley-Cox was inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame, she was the most decorated age-group female triathlete in US history.
Charles "Redd" Crabtree, saddlebred horse rider, trainer and breeder — The Simpsonville resident is a three-time winner of the World's Grand Championship for Five-Gaited Saddlebreds at the Kentucky State Fair and is a multiple winner or trainer of every major Five-Gaited World's Championship division. Received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Saddlebred Horse Association.
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Stan Hardin, basketball — Longtime Kentucky high school basketball coach (395-288) led Fairdale to back-to-back boys Sweet Sixteen championships in 1990 and '91, one of only five coaches in state history to achieve that.
Bill Miller, baseball — Veteran Pleasure Ridge Park head man became the all-time winningest coach in Kentucky high school baseball history in 2013. Has won five state titles.
Paul Rogers, broadcasting — A Louisville native and University of Kentucky graduate, Rogers has spent his entire career as a sportscaster at WHAS radio. He is best known as the radio play-by-play voice of Louisville Cardinals football and men's basketball.
Rudell Stitch, boxing — The Louisvillian was the No. 2-rated welterweight in the world when he drowned on June 5, 1960, while trying to save a friend from drowning in the Ohio River. Had a 27-7 record as a professional boxer and was a five-time Kentucky Golden Gloves champion.
Valhalla Golf Club, golf — Louisville facility has played host to the PGA Championship twice, 1996 and 2000, and will do so for a third time in August. The 2008 Ryder Cup and the 2004 and 2011 Senior PGA Championships were also held at Valhalla.