Lincoln County Board of Education acknowledged this year’s recipient of the Big Apple Award — Doug Pendygraft, an individual who began a memorable coaching and teaching career over a half century ago. A 1958 graduate of Parksville High School, “Coach P” played ball for the legendary Adolph Rupp as a Wildcat from 1960-1962. It is at the University of Kentucky where he completed his undergraduate degrees in Biology and Physical Education. Over the years, Doug has influenced countless young people, on the court and in the classroom—in the Lincoln, Mercer, Danville, Harlan, and Casey Systems and Centre College, as well. However, Coach has served as the Home/Hospital Instructor here in Lincoln County for the last 18 years.
Retiring this year, Coach Pendygraft recently announced that he is to spend more time with family and enjoy his well-earned retirement. We want to thank Mr. Pendygraft for his years of service and for this last honor of being named the 2014 Big Apple Award. Congratulations!!