The Kentucky State USBC Bowling Association added four new members to its Hall of Fame earlier this month. The quartet included two bowlers form Lexington, along with one each from Henderson and Richmond.
Greater Lexington USBC Hall of Famer Bill Carrithers was inducted in the performance category. Carrithers, who has been bowling since age 5, has rolled 21 perfect games along with 12 800 series. His high is 838.
Also of note is that Carrithers has bowled a 300 game on the same date in three years. He rolled one on Dec. 27, 1990, and again on that date in 1999 and 2011.
Carrithers served as president of the old LABA during the 1989-90 season, and he now serves as sergeant of arms of the Greater Lexington USBC and a director of the Kentucky State USBC. He was inducted into the Greater Lexington USBC Hall of Fame in 2001.
Joining Carrithers in the performance category is Jim Dunn, the proprietor of Bluegrass Bowling and Golf. Dunn retired from competition in 2008 because of an injury. He has won many tournament titles, including the Louisville Derby Tournament in 2000, the Brunswick World Team Challenge in 2001 and the Hoinke Classic Team Championship in 2002.
Dunn is a USBC silver-level bowling coach is and working on his gold certification. He provides lessons at Southland Lanes, and he coaches the Lexington Catholic bowling teams.
The other two inductees are Michael Dewitt of Henderson and Dean Acker of Richmond, both in the service category.