State Senator Max Wise spoke during last week’s Conner ceremony.

Posted June 9, 2021 at 1:51 pm


Scenes from last week’s ceremony at South Kentucky RECC Community Room, where the sign was unveiled before being installed on the Albany Bypass, proclaiming the section of highway the Lt. Garlin Murl Conner Memorial Highway. Conner, a World War II Veteran, was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2018.


Part of those attending last week’s highway naming ceremony. Officials, the Conner family and many members of the general public were in attendance.


Al Cross, who was involved in the production of a documentary about Conner’s service during World War II, spoke during last week’s ceremony. Cross is currently Director of the University of Kentucky Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues.


Walton R. Haddix spoke during the Conner ceremony. Haddix worked several years in the efforts to have the Medal of Honor awarded to Conner.

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State Representative Josh Branscum addressed the crowd on hand at last week’s Conner ceremony.


Clinton County Judge/Executive Ricky Craig, who served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Conner Highway Dedication Ceremony last week, watches as the Clinton County High School JROTC enters the room with flags, prior to the playing of the National Anthem. Pauline Conner, widow of Garlin Murl Conner, can be seen at far right in this photo. Pauline Conner addressed the crowd briefly near the end of the ceremony.