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Russellville in Logan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ken Barrett Field

 
 
Ken Barrett Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 23, 2021
1. Ken Barrett Field Marker
Inscription.  Kenneth Ray Barrett graduated from Butler High School in 1950 as a star athlete. He served in the Navy for four years and then attended Western Kentucky University on a football and baseball scholarship from 1954-1958, graduating with a Masters in Art and Minor in Health and PE. He played running back and cornerback in football and third base and outfield in baseball.

Coach Barrett was the head football coach at Russellville High School from 1976 through 1998. Coach was a hard nose military man, demanding your respect and believing in discipline. You had manners and rules to play by if you wanted to wear the Black and Gold at RHS. While he was at the head of the Panthers, they earned a 162-103 record. They had three ALL-WKC Championships, eight Regional Championships and ten District Championships. They also had an undefeated regular season in 1984. Coach led his Panthers to a State Runner-Up season in 1987 and added three "A" Championship titles in 1980, 1983, and 1990. He led his Panthers on the longest winning streak in the nation in 1983-1984, winning 24 games straight.

Mr. Barrett was given Coach of the Year honors in 1984.
Ken Barrett Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 23, 2021
2. Ken Barrett Field Marker
He was then inducted into the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, known as Dawahare's KHSAA Hall of Fame, in 1993. The players' field was named after Coach in 1997.

"Good things happen to good people."

 
Erected 2019 by The "R" Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 36° 50.529′ N, 86° 53.049′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Kentucky, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of South Summer Street and East 8th Street, on the left when traveling south on South Summer Street. Marker is at Rhea Stadium. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Russellville KY 42276, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rhea Stadium (a few steps from this marker); O'Bannon House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); United Methodist Temple (about 700 feet away); Governors' Corner (about 700 feet away); Old Bank, Robbed 1868 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Townhouse of Maj. Richard Bibb (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Governor's Corner (approx. 0.2 miles away); 6 Pdr Field Cannon (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russellville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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