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Three bowlers inducted into Lexington hall of fame

Kenny Stephens, Nancy Hohensee and Julie Whitaker were elected to the Lexington USBC Hall of Fame.

Stephens, who holds the record for the most seasons for high average for a male in Lexington USBC history with eight, bowled like a Hall of Famer this past week. He had an 803 series on Aug. 31 in the Friday Night Fun League at Collins Bowling Centers-Eastland. He rolled games of 300, 265 and 238 to post his second 800 of the season.

Stephens also holds the local men's series record, an 879 rolled on Feb. 21, 2005.

Nancy Hohensee is being recognized for her contributions to local youth bowling. She and her husband Bill (a Hall of Fame member) ran the youth program at Collins Bowling Centers-Southland from 1980 until they retired in April earlier this year.

Nancy Hohensee was also instrumental in starting the local high school bowling program and ran it for four years as a club sport until the Kentucky High School Athletic Association made it a varsity sport.

Julie Whitaker has served on the LWBA board since 1979, and she was president of the organization from 1990 to 2010. In 2011 she became association manager of the LWBA, now the Lexington USBC.

Whitaker posted the high average in the LWBA in 1976 (181) and 1981 (180).

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