Award Winners

The Port Person of the Year is awarded to a nominee that has made notable contribution to the Paducah port community, demonstrated support through marine-related functions, and has been an advocate for the marine industry.

2018 Mitzi Mason
2016 Les Grimm
2015 Madonna Cox
2014 Stan Knight
2013 Robert Brewer
2012 Mayor Bill Paxton
2011 Mike Rushing
2010 Ron Hunter
2009 Jean Stegman
2008 John Crivello
2007 Sonny Smith
2006 Dave Dewey
2005 Buck Lay
2004 Bill Dyer
2003 Ken Canter
2002 David O'Neil
2001 Greg Menke
2000 Jack Clark
1999 Dan Brock
1998 Keith Cameron
1997 Jan Vassuer
1995 Jerry Tinkey
1994 Luke Moore
1992 Bob Day
1991 Jim Marvel
1988 Wayne Tolen
  

The Maritime Person of the Year is awarded to a nominee that has made considerable contribution to the river industry and those working in it.  These contributions can include impact through commitment to people, education, safety, environmental stewardship, political involvement, and economic influence, to name a few.

2018 Steve Southern
2017 Commander Jaqueline Twomey, EJ Abell
2016 Chaplain Baldridge
2015 Keith Darling
2014 Captain Frank Johnson
2013 Norris Osborne
2012 Commander Claudia Gelzer
2011 Commander Greg Case
2010 Norb Whitlock
2009 Stephen Little
2008 Jeff Yates
2007 Craig Phillip
2006 Ann Mills
2005 Clarence C Charlie Rice
2004 Spivey Gault
2003 Orin Ingram
2002 Terry Denton
2001 Tina Hayes
2000 Tom Tarrents
1999 Ken Wheeler
1998 Rev. Peter Laram
1997 Lee Hicklin
1996 Ronnie James, Paul Werner, Carrol Banks
1995 Gail Frye
1994 Bill Dillbert
1992 George Crounse
1991 Jack Buri
1988 Ken Matthew