Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Rhoads Sponsors Resolution Recognizing Russell Badgett, Jr

 

BADGETTHOPKINS COUNTY, KY (3/15/12) - The Kentucky State Senate today recognized and honored the contributions of the late Russell Badgett, Jr.
 
Senator Jerry P. Rhoads, D-Madisonville, sponsor of Senate Resolution 227 honoring Badgett, said that he will be greatly missed in Hopkins County.
 
Badgett was born Nov. 24, 1918, in Wabbaseka, Arkansas, to the late Russell and Mary Rheaetta Badgett, Sr. He earned a degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1940. He mined for aluminum ore and served as a mine superintendent in Arkansas before enlisting in the Naval Air Corps in 1941. Badgett was a Second Lieutenant during World War II, primarily stationed in the South Pacific, and was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant in Nov. 1945.
 
Badgett was active in the mining industry as a mine owner and operator in Western Kentucky for over 50 years. Along with his two brothers, J. Rogers Badgett, Sr., and Brown Badgett, Sr., he was a pioneer in surface mining with the use of drag lines through Badgett Mine Stripping. He later formed Russell Badgett, Jr., Coal Company and Sexting Mining Corporation.
 
Owner and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hancock Bank and Trust, he was one of the principal partners in Badgett Construction, which built the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the highway known as “Alligator Alley” in the Florida Everglades.
 
Senator Rhoads said Badgett will be remembered for his many contributions to his community and to local charities and organizations. He contributed to the Madisonville Community College, the Boy Scouts of America, and many sports teams.
 
The track at the Browning Springs Middle School was named in his honor because of his contributions to the athletic program. A long-running track meet was named in his honor, and the Badgett Athletic Complex at Madisonville-North Hopkins High School was named after the three Badgett brothers.
 
“His many acts of kindness will continue to resonate in and benefit Madisonville and Hopkins County for years to come,” Senator Rhoads said.
 
Senator Rhoads represents the 6th senatorial district, which includes Hopkins, Muhlenberg and Ohio counties.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Leslie Caudill

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Man Charged with Theft After KSP Investigation

OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/20/14) ― An Owensboro man was arrested after a theft investigation led Kentucky State Police located… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 19, 2014 3898

Madisonville Man Among Three Arrested for…

in Top Stories by Muhlenberg Sheriff Curtis McGehee
September 17, 2014 3499

Two Arrested for Meth After Traffic Stop

in Top Stories by Alex Piper
September 17, 2014 3254

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 18, 2014 2495

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in News by Karen McKnight
September 19, 2014 2420

Five Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision at…

in Top Stories by MPD Officer Russell Nichols

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 17, 2014 3254

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 19, 2014 2420

Five Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision at…

in Top Stories by MPD Officer Russell Nichols
September 17, 2014 2014

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Top Stories by Kyle Pharris
September 18, 2014 1780

Manitou Man Charged with DUI

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 18, 2014 1666

Vehicle Strikes CSX Train Cars at Crossing

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 19, 2014 703

Police Searching for Hit-And-Run Driver

in Top Stories by Jennifer Smith, DCSO
September 19, 2014 622

STREET CLOSINGS FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

in Top Stories by Abby Shelton
September 18, 2014 578

Owensboro's Nathan Morris Has Worldwide…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 20, 2014 502

Man Charged with Theft After KSP…

in Top Stories by Alexis McGee
September 18, 2014 415

9-1-1 Phone Lines

in Top Stories by Michael Hathaway

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 17, 2014 3499

Two Arrested for Meth After Traffic Stop

in Top Stories by Alex Piper
September 20, 2014 1753

Large Cache of Drugs, Cash, Gun Seized;…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 17, 2014 1567

Muhlenberg Job Corps Support is 'Written…

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson
September 20, 2014 808

Paradise NRA Banquet Promises Food, Fun,…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06