Kentucky's Newest Colonel !

Lance Miller gets honor

By Andy Bolig - July 20, 2011 02:09 PM


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Lance Miller, co-owner of Carlisle Events, was honored with a “Key to the City” and titled Kentucky Colonel, thanks to Governor Steve L. Beshear at the National Corvette Homecoming Event held in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Kentucky Colonel is the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Colonels are Kentucky’s ambassadors of good will and fellowship around the world. Kentucky Colonelships are commissioned for an individual’s contributions to his or her community, state or nation, and for special achievements. Well-known Colonels include President Lyndon B. Johnson, Winston Churchill, Harland “Colonel” Sanders, Muhammad Ali, Betty White, George Clooney, Ashley Judd, Johnny Depp, Kenny Perry and Elvis Presley.

 “It has been an amazing year with the addition of Carlisle Blue Metallic as a 2012 Corvette color choice by Chevrolet and now this incredible honor,” Lance Miller commented.  “Thirty years ago my father, Chip Miller, started the Corvettes at Carlisle event in Carlisle, PA to celebrate his passion for the Corvette.  His passion has influenced countless generations of enthusiasts including myself.  I am both humbled and honored to accept the key to the city and title of Kentucky Colonel presented to me by Joe Pruitt, Mayor Joe Denning and Governor Steve Beshear.”

Lance Miller continued, “What makes this a great honor is that Bowling Green is the home of America’s favorite sports car - the Corvette.  I can’t wait to celebrate our 30th anniversary of Corvettes at Carlisle to honor my father and America’s sports car. My father had a saying, life is good.  And, indeed, life is good!”