Volunteer going strong after 23 years

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Brian Sprowles involvement goes beyond being a fan

By Lanny Vincent

A volunteer can be defined as a person who voluntarily offers himself for a service or undertaking; one who performs a service willingly and without pay. That pretty much sums it up for Brian Sprowles.

There are many die hard LaRue County Hawks basketball fans around the state but one would be hard pressed to find one any more committed than Sprowles. He is a 1992 graduate of LaRue County High School and the son of long-time and retired teachers from the LaRue County School system, Donald and Nancy Sprowles. 

Brian has been the jack-of-all-trades for the LCHS basketball teams for 23 years. He sets up everything on the benches, makes sure that the team is set to go, prepares the basketballs for the players and does anything that is asked of him. He also works part time for the LaRue County Parks and Recreation in Hodgenville where he manages the Community Center.

Sprowles is also a horse enthusiast, now owning two. He has shown horses all over the state. 

Sprowles had some tough times in his senior year of high school. He suffered serious injuries in a traffic accident in Green County. A tire blowout caused his truck to leave the highway. Sprowles and his passenger were thrown from the truck. He sustained a serious head injury and suffered amnesia after the accident. It was a long road back to recovery.

Sprowles is always easy to spot at the home basketball games. He will be wearing his signature LaRue County T-shirt and baseball cap, cheering the Hawks to victory.