Department of Parks
Kentucky Chautauqua’s Coach Rupp Appears At Audubon State Park
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Baron is coming to Henderson.
Adolph Rupp, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kentucky, will appear courtesy of the Kentucky Chautauqua program on Saturday, May 27, at (Central Time) at John James Audubon State Park campground. The event is free and open to the public.
Adolph Rupp is portrayed by Edward B. Smith, who teaches theater and performance courses in the Communication Arts Department at Georgetown College. He developed and directs Kentucky On Stage: The Performing Kentucky Authors Project, an annual event that brings Kentucky literature to the stage.
Rupp was the UK coach for 42 years, winning 880 games and four national titles.
Kentucky Chautauqua is an exclusive presentation of the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. with statewide support from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and regional funding from Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc., People’s Bank and Trust Company of Hazard, National City banks in Lexington and London, and the Brown-Forman Corporation.
The park is located on U.S. Highway 41 North at Henderson. For more information, call
Julie McDonald, park naturalist, at 270-827-1893 or 270-826-4424 or the Kentucky Humanities Council Inc. at 859-257-5932. To learn more about Kentucky Chautauqua, go to: www.kyhumanities.org
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov