Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Local farmer Royce Vincent was inducted into the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association Hall of Fame at an annual ceremony in Owensboro on January 17, 2020.
Each year, the KCA chooses one recipient from each region in Kentucky. Edmonson County is part of Region 2, which also covers Grayson, Hardin, Larue, Barren, Warren, Metcalfe, Simpson, and Butler Counties.
Mr. Vincent and his wife Dot, have lived in Edmonson County for most all of their adult lives. He served as president of the Edmonson County Cattlemen's Association for 17 years. Current local secretary/treasurer Scott Childress said the organization grew steadily under Vincent's leadership.
"Royce always worked to help Edmonson County farmers and make our association family oriented," he said. "Edmonson County never had the biggest, but our association has always grown. We've got 100-plus members now and Royce has a whole lot to do with that."
Video presentation from the ceremony in Owensboro
Childress said Vincent's HOF induction is not to be taken lightly.
"They don't give these awards out to just anybody," he added. "To be chosen for this, you have to be someone that has made a huge impact over a number of years in the areas of agri-business or the beef industry. There's certainly no one more deserving than Royce Vincent."
The Edmonson County Cattlemen's Association meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Edmonson County Library at 6:30pm. The public is invited to attend to hear a special presentation and enjoy a sponsored meal.