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October 6, 2022

Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon

May 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Center for Rural Development
2292 US-27
Somerset, KY 42501

You’re cordially invited to attend our next Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon.

We are excited to host Kentucky Chautaqua presents: Adolph Rupp: The Coach.

Kentucky Chautauqua has brought to life more than 70 famous people from Kentucky’s past. Chautauqua performers travel to schools and community organizations throughout the state delivering historically accurate dramatizations of Kentuckians who made valuable contributions.

During the 42 years he coached at the University of Kentucky, Adolph Rupp (1901-1977) raised basketball to near-religious status in the Commonwealth. Basketball took its place next to horses, coal and bourbon as one of the cultural icons that characterizes the state. Rupp’s teams won 880 games, four national championships and one Olympic gold medal.

Edward Smith portrays Adolph Rupp for Kentucky Chautauqua. A Kentucky native, Smith earned a bachelor of arts degree from Georgetown College, a master of arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, all in performance studies. Smith is co-director of the Kentucky Educational Speech and Drama Association and a member of the Kentucky Film Lab’s Advisory Board. He teaches theatre and film classes at Georgetown College, where he is an associate professor.

A special thanks to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for sponsoring the May luncheon and Seth Atwell of Evans, Harville, Atell & Co., CPAs for sponsoring the luncheon speaker.

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