Kentucky Sports Hall Of Fame 2021 Inductees Announced

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The late John Asher is among six members of the 2021 class of the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame. 

Asher -- who died three years ago -- was a former WHAS radio newsman, Churchill Downs executive and leading ambassador for the Kentucky Derby. 

The other Hall of Fame inductees include:

  • Dwayne Casey, a member of the 1978 Kentucky basketball team
  • Western Kentucky football player and NFL coach Romeo Crennel
  • UK swimmer and olympic gold medalist Rachel Komisarz
  • former Kentucky baseball coach Keith Madison
  • Elmore Smith, an All-American basketball player at Kentucky State University. 

The class will be inducted during a ceremony in September. 

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