The George Foster Peabody Awards program, named for the American businessman and philanthropist George Peabody, honor the most powerful and invigorating stories in television and online media. Programs are recognized in seven categories: news, documentaries, children's programming, interactive programming, public service. Peabody Award winners include radio and television stations, online media, producing organizations, individuals from around the world. Established in 1940 by a committee of the National Association of Broadcasters, the Peabody Award was created to honor excellence in radio broadcasting, it is the oldest major electronic media award in the United States and some say the most prestigious, sometimes competing for recognition with the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award. Final Peabody Award winners are selected unanimously by the program's Board of Jurors. Reflecting excellence in quality storytelling, rather than popularity or commercial success, Peabody Awards are distributed annually to 30 out of 60 finalists culled from more than 1,000 entries.
Because submissions are accepted from a wide variety of sources and styles, deliberations seek "Excellence On Its Own Terms". Each entry is evaluated on the achievement of standards established within its own context. Entries, for which a US$350 fee is required, are self-selected by those making submissions. In 1938, the National Association of Broadcasters formed a committee to recognize outstanding achievement in radio broadcasting. Committee member Lambdin Kay, public-service director for WSB radio in Atlanta, Georgia, at the time, is credited for creating the award, named for businessman and philanthropist George Foster Peabody, who donated the funds that made the awards possible. Fellow WSB employee Lessie Smithgall introduced Lambdin to John E. Drewry, of the University of Georgia's Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, who endorsed the idea; the Peabody Award was established in 1940 with the Grady College of Journalism as its permanent home. The Peabody Awards were issued only for radio programming, but television awards were introduced in 1948.
In the late 1990s additional categories for material distributed via the World Wide Web were added. Materials created for theatrical motion picture release are not eligible; the Peabody Awards judging process is unusually rigorous. Each year, more than 1,000 entries are evaluated by some 30 committees composed of a number of faculty and students from the University of Georgia and other higher education institutions across the country; each committee is charged with screening or listening to a small number of entries and delivering written recommendations to the Peabody Board of Jurors, a ~17-member panel of scholars and media-industry professionals. Board members discuss recommended entries as well as their own selections at intensive preliminary meetings in California and Texas; the Board convenes at the University of Georgia in early April for final screenings and deliberations. Each entrant is judged on its own merit, only unanimously selected programs receive a Peabody Award. For many years, there was no set number of awards issued.
However, in 2016 the program instituted the Peabody 30, representing the best programs out of a field of 60 nominees. Prior to this, the all-time record for Peabody Award recipients in a single year was 46 in 2013. George Foster Peabody, namesake of the awards, was a successful investment banker who devoted much of his fortune to education and social enterprise. Lambdin Kay was the awards chairman for The National Association of Broadcasters when he was asked to create a prize to honor the nation's premier radio programs and performances. John E. Drewry was the first dean of the University of Georgia's Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, he accepted the position of dean when it was created in 1940. That same year he helped Lambdin Kay, general manager of Atlanta's WSB Radio, create the Peabody Awards recognizing excellence in broadcasting. Dr. Worth McDougald served as Director of the Peabody Awards program from 1963 until his retirement in 1991. Barry Sherman was the Director of the George Foster Peabody Awards program at the University of Georgia from 1991 until his death in 2000.
Horace Newcomb held the Lambdin Kay Chair for the Peabodys in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia from 2001 to 2013. Jeffrey P. Jones succeeded Horace Newcomb in July 2013 as the Lambdin Kay Chair for the Peabodys in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia; each spring, the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announce award recipients for work released during the previous year. Traditionally, the winners' announcements have been made via a simple press release and/or a press conference. In recent years, organizers have taken to television to reveal some Peabody Award recipients in an effort to expand public awareness of the awards. An April 2014 segment of CBS This Morning included an announcement of 2013 Peabody winners. In April 2015, the 2014 Peabodys were revealed over an 8-day period, with the entertainment-based recipients revealed on ABC's Good Morning America. Formal presentation of the Peabody Awards are traditionally held in early June.
For many years, the awards were given during a luncheon in New York City. The ceremony moved to a red carpet evening event for the first time on May 31, 2015, with Fred Armisen serving as host. Several famous names have served as Peabody Awards ceremony hosts over the years, among them Walter Cronkite, Lesley Stahl, Jackie Gleason, Jon Stewart, Morley Safer, Cr
James Lawrence Fly
James Lawrence "Larry" Fly was an American lawyer, famous as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and director of the American Civil Liberties Union. He helped inaugurate standards for commercial television broadcasting, vigorously opposed wiretapping throughout his career. Fly grew up in Texas and graduated from North Dallas High School in 1916, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy before serving three years in the United States Navy. He resigned to earn a law degree from Harvard Law School. After a short time in private practice, Fly took a position prosecuting antitrust cases for the government, he joined the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1934. Fly married Mildred Marvin Jones in 1923, with whom he had two children, James Lawrence, Jr. and Sara Virginia. When Fly was appointed to replace Frank McNinch as FCC chairman in 1939, commercial television had not yet begun in the U. S. In April of that year, RCA attempted to broadcast commercial content in New York City using standards set by the Radio Manufacturers Association, but these broadcasts were unauthorized and experimental.
In December 1939 the FCC announced it would authorize limited commercial broadcasts, but it was not clear what standards should be used. By early 1940 RCA made aggressive moves to dominate the industry, many of their competitors objected; the FCC halted all commercial broadcasts, insisting that the television industry as a whole develop standards before broadcasting continue. To break this impasse, Fly urged Walter R. G. Baker to found the National Television System Committee, or NTSC, negotiations were soon reached; this became the model that the FCC has used when developing new standards for nascent technologies. As chairman of the FCC, Fly became the ex officio chairman of the Defense Communications Board the Board of War Communications, when it was created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in September 1940; that same month, J. Edgar Hoover of the FBI asked the FCC to wiretap all communications to and from Axis powers and the United States, despite the fact that wiretapping had been outlawed by Section 605 of the Communications Act of 1934, Fly refused to comply.
Fly wrote a letter to President Roosevelt explaining his lack of cooperation. Roosevelt renominated Fly to a new seven-year term of office beginning July 1, 1942. S. Senate on June 29 of that year. In 1941 Sam Hobbs, U. S. Representative from Alabama, introduced a bill that would legalize wiretapping by the FBI, or any other government agency, if it was suspected that a felony was occurring; the bill was supported by Attorney General Robert H. Jackson, seemed to pass, until Fly testified against the bill to Congress. Due in large part to Fly's testimony, the bill did not pass; this testimony garnered Fly national attention, earned Roosevelt's and Hoover's disapproval. The FBI conducted wiretaps in contravention of the law, began to collect a file on Fly. Hoover publicly attacked Fly and questioned his loyalty to the United States. In 1943, a House committee investigating the FCC accused Fly of allowing the attack on Pearl Harbor by preventing wiretap legislation. Fly left the FCC in November 1944, opened a private law practice in New York City.
He was replaced as chairman on an interim basis by Commissioner Ewell K. Jett, his seat was filled by the Democratic National Committee's publicity director, Paul A. Porter, who took over as chairman upon his confirmation. Fly became director of the ACLU in 1946. One of the most celebrated cases under Fly's directorship was the case of Judith Coplon, accused of spying for the Soviet Union; the trial uncovered extensive wiretapping being conducted illegally by the FBI, became a major embarrassment for the agency. These wiretaps included conversations between her lawyer; the bureau destroyed recordings before the court could hear them, violating further statutes. Coplon was convicted, but the case was appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Judge Learned Hand conceded that "the guilt is plain," but overturned the conviction due to the evidence collected through illegal methods, as well as other misconduct, including the fact that Coplon had been arrested without a warrant.
In 1949 Fly represented labor leader Harry Bridges, who faced deportation due to accusations that he had lied when saying he had never been a Communist. This case went before the U. S. Supreme Court in 1953, which ruled against the government; as retribution for this case, Fly faced numerous legal and business difficulties. Halleck on the use of wiretaps, on Edward R. Murrow's "See It Now" television program. Fly wrote numerous print editorials speaking against wiretapping, testified before a Senate subcommittee about the practice. Fly died of cancer in Florida. America's Battle for Media Democracy: The Triumph of Corporate Libertarianism and the Future of Media Reform, by Victor Pickard, Cambridge University Press, 2014 ISBN 1107694752
Broadcasting & Cable
Broadcasting & Cable is a weekly television industry trade magazine published by Future US. Previous names included Broadcasting-Telecasting and Broadcast Advertising, Broadcasting. B&C, published biweekly until January 1941, weekly thereafter, covers the business of television in the U. S.—programming, regulation, technology and news. In addition to the newsweekly, B&C operates a comprehensive website that provides a roadmap for readers in an industry, in constant flux due to shifts in technology and legislation, offers a forum for industry debate and criticism. Broadcasting was founded in Washington, D. C. by Martin Codel, Sol Taishoff, former National Association of Broadcasters president Harry Shaw, the first issue was published on October 15, 1931. Shaw was publisher, Codel editor, Taishoff managing editor; the men operated under the corporate name Broadcasting Publications, Inc.. Codel left the magazine in January, 1943, to work in public relations for the Red Cross in the North African theater of the war, but remained on the masthead as publisher until June, 1944, at which point Taishoff and his wife bought out the Codels' interest in the magazine.
Taishoff assumed the post of publisher in addition to editor. Broadcasting merged with Broadcast Advertising in 1932, with the Broadcast Reporter in 1933, with Telecast in 1953; the title was changed to Broadcasting-Telecasting beginning with the November 1945, issue. The title remained Broadcasting thereafter until the 1990s, when it became Cable. Times Mirror bought Broadcasting in 1986 from the Taishoff family. Cahners Publishing bought Broadcasting in 1991. In 2009, Cahners successor Reed Business Information sold TWICE, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News to NewBay Media. Future acquired NewBay Media in 2018; the magazine sponsors an annual dinner at which about a dozen industry professionals are inducted into its Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. In 2015, the Hall of Fame celebrated its 25th anniversary and to date has honored nearly 400 executives and shows, including Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. Only twelve shows are either inducted or scheduled to be inducted: 60 Minutes Monday Night Football Entertainment Tonight Family Feud Mad Men SportsCenter The Simpsons Today American Idol Good Morning America Inside the NBA The View Official website Searchable online archive at americanradiohistory.com
United States House of Representatives
The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper chamber. Together they compose the legislature of the United States; the composition of the House is established by Article One of the United States Constitution. The House is composed of Representatives who sit in congressional districts that are allocated to each of the 50 states on a basis of population as measured by the U. S. Census, with each district entitled to one representative. Since its inception in 1789, all Representatives have been directly elected; the total number of voting representatives is fixed by law at 435. As of the 2010 Census, the largest delegation is that of California, with fifty-three representatives. Seven states have only one representative: Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming; the House is charged with the passage of federal legislation, known as bills, after concurrence by the Senate, are sent to the President for consideration.
In addition to this basic power, the House has certain exclusive powers, among them the power to initiate all bills related to revenue. The House meets in the south wing of the United States Capitol; the presiding officer is the Speaker of the House, elected by the members thereof. The Speaker and other floor leaders are chosen by the Democratic Caucus or the Republican Conference, depending on whichever party has more voting members. Under the Articles of Confederation, the Congress of the Confederation was a unicameral body in which each state was represented, in which each state had a veto over most action. After eight years of a more limited confederal government under the Articles, numerous political leaders such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton initiated the Constitutional Convention in 1787, which received the Confederation Congress's sanction to "amend the Articles of Confederation". All states except Rhode Island agreed to send delegates; the issue of how to structure Congress was one of the most divisive among the founders during the Convention.
Edmund Randolph's Virginia Plan called for a bicameral Congress: the lower house would be "of the people", elected directly by the people of the United States and representing public opinion, a more deliberative upper house, elected by the lower house, that would represent the individual states, would be less susceptible to variations of mass sentiment. The House is referred to as the lower house, with the Senate being the upper house, although the United States Constitution does not use that terminology. Both houses' approval is necessary for the passage of legislation; the Virginia Plan drew the support of delegates from large states such as Virginia and Pennsylvania, as it called for representation based on population. The smaller states, favored the New Jersey Plan, which called for a unicameral Congress with equal representation for the states; the Convention reached the Connecticut Compromise or Great Compromise, under which one house of Congress would provide representation proportional to each state's population, whereas the other would provide equal representation amongst the states.
The Constitution was ratified by the requisite number of states in 1788, but its implementation was set for March 4, 1789. The House began work on April 1789, when it achieved a quorum for the first time. During the first half of the 19th century, the House was in conflict with the Senate over regionally divisive issues, including slavery; the North was much more populous than the South, therefore dominated the House of Representatives. However, the North held no such advantage in the Senate, where the equal representation of states prevailed. Regional conflict was most pronounced over the issue of slavery. One example of a provision supported by the House but blocked by the Senate was the Wilmot Proviso, which sought to ban slavery in the land gained during the Mexican–American War. Conflict over slavery and other issues persisted until the Civil War, which began soon after several southern states attempted to secede from the Union; the war culminated in the abolition of slavery. All southern senators except Andrew Johnson resigned their seats at the beginning of the war, therefore the Senate did not hold the balance of power between North and South during the war.
The years of Reconstruction that followed witnessed large majorities for the Republican Party, which many Americans associated with the Union's victory in the Civil War and the ending of slavery. The Reconstruction period ended in about 1877; the Democratic Party and Republican Party each held majorities in the House at various times. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw a dramatic increase in the power of the Speaker of the House; the rise of the Speaker's influence began in the 1890s, during the tenure of Republican Thomas Brackett Reed. "Czar Reed", as he was nicknamed, attempted to put into effect his view that "The best system is to have one party govern and the other party watch." The leadership structure of the House developed during the same period, with the positions of Majority Leader and Minority Leader being created in 1899. While the Minority Leader
Winchester is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Clark County, United States. The population was 18,368 at the 2010 census, it is part of KY Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was named after Virginia. Winchester is located northwest of the center of Clark County, 18 miles east of Lexington and 15 miles west of Mt. Sterling. Kentucky Route 1958 is an outer loop around the town. Kentucky Route 627 leads towards 21 miles to the south and Paris to the north. U. S. Route 60 runs through downtown Winchester. Interstate 64 passes through the northern part of the city, with access from exits 94 and 96; the Mountain Parkway turns off I-64 just northeast of Winchester and leads 75 miles east to Salyersville. According to the United States Census Bureau, Winchester has a total area of 7.9 square miles, of which 7.8 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles, or 0.67%, is water. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Winchester has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,724 people, 6,907 households, 4,620 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,187.6 per square mile. There were 7,400 housing units at an average density of 968.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 88.94% White, 8.83% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population. There were 6,907 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.1% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.93. In the city, the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,254, the median income for a family was $36,797. Males had a median income of $31,295 versus $21,747 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,611. About 13.1% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over. Ale-8-One, a Kentucky-specific brand of soft drink, has been bottled in Winchester since 1926. Winchester is home to the Beer Cheese Festival held annually in June. Beer Cheese was developed in Clark County near Winchester in the 1940s. Bluegrass Heritage Museum Clark County Court House Clark Mansion Indian old fields Kerr Building Leeds Theater Oakwood Estate Old Providence Church Winchester Opera House Winchester students attend George Rogers Clark High School, located southwest of Winchester in Clark County.
Winchester has been home to several higher education establishments. Kentucky Wesleyan College was located in the city from 1890 to 1954; when Kentucky Wesleyan left, the local Churches of Christ organized Southeastern Christian College on the former Kentucky Wesleyan campus. After SCC folded in the 1970s, the campus was preserved as a public park. Today, Clark County is home to the Winchester Campus of Technical College. Armstead M. Alexander, congressman from Missouri Chilton Allan, congressman from Kentucky Yeremiah Bell, safety for the New York Jets NFL team George French Ecton, second African-American state legislator in Illinois Matt Ginter, Professional Baseball 1999–2010 William Harrow, Union general in the Civil War Joel Tanner Hart, sculptor Preston Knowles, basketball player for the University of Louisville Homer Ledford, instrument maker and bluegrass musician Matt Long, TV's "Jack & Bobby", "Mad Men", "Helix". Claude Sullivan, sports broadcaster Allen Tate, poet associated with the Agrarians, a group of Southern poets, most noted for "Ode to the Confederate Dead" Helen Thomas, White House press correspondent Joseph Jackson, film representative and most successful writers for Hollywood talking films.
Entered films in 1918 as publicity representative. A 2018 episode of The Dead Files was filmed in Winchester. Part of the 1967 film The Flim-Flam Man was filmed here. Winchester has two sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International: Ibarra, Ecuador Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India "Winchester, Ky.". The New Student's Reference Work. 1914. P. 2092. "Winchester". Encyclopædia Britannica. 28. 1911. P. 706. City of Winchester official website
Kathleen Winsor was an American author. She is best known for the 1944 romantic novel Forever Amber; the novel, racy for its time, became a runaway bestseller as it drew criticism from some authorities for its depictions of sexuality. She wrote seven other novels. Winsor was raised in Berkeley, California, her father was a real-estate dealer. At the age of 18, Winsor made a list of her goals for life. Among those was her hope to write a best-selling novel. Winsor graduated in 1938 from the University of Berkeley. During her school years, she married a fellow student, All-American college football player Robert Herwig. In 1937, she began writing a thrice-weekly sports column for the Oakland Tribune. Although that job only lasted a year, Winsor remained at the newspaper, she was fired in 1938. Winsor became interested in the Restoration period through her husband. Herwig was writing a paper for school on Charles II, out of boredom, Winsor read one of his research books, her husband joined the military at the outbreak of World War II and spent five years with the United States Marines fighting in the Pacific theatre.
During that time, Winsor studied the Restoration period, claiming to have read 356 books on the subject. She began writing a novel based on her research, her fifth draft of the novel was accepted for publication. The publishers promptly edited the book down to one-fifth of its original size; the resulting novel, Forever Amber, was 972 pages long. The novel took readers on a frolic through Restoration England and offered vivid images of fashion, sex and public disasters of the time, including the plague and the Great Fire of London; the book appeared in 1944. It attracted criticism for its blatant sexual references. Fourteen U. S. states banned it as pornography and the Hays Office condemned it, but within a month the movie rights had been purchased by Twentieth Century Fox. The film, directed by Otto Preminger and starring Linda Darnell and Cornel Wilde, was released in 1947. Despite being banned, Forever Amber became one of the bestselling American novels of the 1940s, it sold over 100,000 copies in its first week of release, went on to sell over three million copies.
Made a celebrity by the success of her novel, Winsor found it unthinkable to return to the married life she had known with Herwig and, in 1946, they divorced. Ten days she became the sixth wife of the big-band leader and clarinetist Artie Shaw, despite the fact that two years Shaw had castigated his then-wife, Ava Gardner, for reading such a "trashy novel" as Forever Amber; the marriage to Shaw ended in 1948, Winsor soon married her divorce attorney, Arnold Krakower. That marriage ended in divorce, in 1953. In 1956 Winsor married for the fourth time, to Paul A. Porter, a former head of the Federal Communications Commission, they remained married until Porter's death in 1975. Winsor's next commercially successful novel, Star Money, appeared in 1950, was a portrait drawn from her experience of becoming a bestselling author, but in five subsequent novels, the last appearing in 1986 – The Lovers, Calais and Arabella, Wanderers Eastward, Wanderers West – she failed to make as much of an impact. In 2000 a new edition of Forever Amber was published with a foreword by Barbara Taylor Bradford.
Winsor died May 2003 in New York City. Forever Amber ISBN 0-14-100982-9 Star Money ISBN 0-451-02708-6 The Lovers ISBN 0-552-07118-8 America, With Love ISBN 0-451-01600-9 Wanderers Eastward, Wanderers West ISBN 0-8217-5033-X Calais ISBN 0-385-14865-8 Jacintha ISBN 0-517-55201-9 Robert and Arabella ISBN 0-517-56078-X Guardian Unlimited obituary on Kathleen Winsor Lise Jaillant, "Subversive Middlebrow: The Campaigns to Ban Kathleen Winsor’s Forever Amber in the United States and in Canada." International Journal of Canadian Studies 48: 33-52. Guardian Unlimited book review of Forever Amber by Elaine Showalter, August 2002. Time magazine book review, October 1957, of America, With Love
Kentucky Wesleyan College
Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private Methodist college in Owensboro, Kentucky. The college is known for its liberal arts programs. Fall 2016 enrollment was 785 students. Kentucky Wesleyan College was founded in 1858 by the Kentucky Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, it was located in Millersburg. Classes began in 1866 and the first commencement took place in 1868. At first, it was a training school for preachers but soon business and liberal arts classes were added to the curriculum. In 1890 the school was moved to Winchester and soon after women began to be admitted for the first time. In 1951, the school moved to its present location in Owensboro. College presidents include: Kentucky Wesleyan offers 29 majors and 13 pre-professional programs and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1. Academics are divided into four divisions: Fine Arts & Humanities, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Professional Studies, Social Sciences. Kentucky Wesleyan College offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice & Criminology, a Bachelor of Science in General Studies Online.
Tuition for the online business degree is competitive and affordable. Financial aid is available for all students. Kentucky Wesleyan offers over 40 student organizations on campus; these range from campus ministry, student government, Greek life and other special interest clubs. Intramurals are offered on a seasonal basis; the Panogram — weekly student newspaper The Porphyrian — yearbook 90.3 WKWC — 5,000 watt FM radio station run by students and volunteers Kentucky Wesleyan has three national fraternities and two national sororities. Sigma Alpha Mu Sigma Nu Sigma Phi Epsilon Kappa Delta Alpha Omicron Pi The Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers compete in NCAA Division II and was a charter member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. KWC is a charter member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference joining in the 2013-14 season; the 2014 KWC football team competes as an Independent NCAA Division II team after leaving the Great Lakes Valley Conference, as an associate member, after the 2013 season. Intercollegiate men's teams include: baseball, cross country, football and implemented modern era indoor and outdoor track and field teams beginning in the 2012-2013 academic season.
Women compete in basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis and implemented modern era indoor and outdoor track and field teams in the 2012-2013 academic season. The men's basketball team advanced to the Division II championship game six consecutive years, winning in 1999 and 2001 under the direction of Ray Harper. In addition to these successes, they won six other championships and were runners-up in 1957. Overall, Kentucky Wesleyan has won eight NCAA Division II National Men's Basketball Championships, the most by any NCAA Division II School. Urban Valentine Williams Darlington - former bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South G. Lindsey Davis - bishop of the United Methodist Church Ray Harper - Former head men's basketball coach, current head coach at Jacksonville State University Bobby R. Himes - history professor at Campbellsville University and Republican official John Wesley Hughes - founder of Asbury University and Kingswood College Doug Moseley - former Kentucky state senator and retired United Methodist minister Paul A. Porter - former Federal Communications Commission chairman Stanley Forman Reed - former justice of the United States Supreme Court Jody Richards - former Speaker of the House, Kentucky House of Representatives Roy Hunter Short - former Bishop of The Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church A. J. Smith - Executive Vice President and General Manager of the San Diego Chargers Benjamin T.
Spencer Edward Lewis Tullis - former bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Church Cory Wade - pitcher for the New York Yankees Russell Montfort - former minister at West End United Methodist Church in Nashville and former pastor of the American Protestant Church in Bonn, Germany during the Cold War Mark Patton - CFO Colony Hardware Keelan Cole - current wide receiver for Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL Official website Official athletics website