Monday, January 23, 2012
Greenville man going into Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame
GREENVILLE — During the normal work week, Butch Krieger is an account manager for Plumbers Supply Company in Louisville.
But fans of tractor pulls, truck pulls and drag racing know the Greenville resident for another job he performs. For 38 years, the 64-year-old Krieger has been a public-address announcer at drag races and tractor and truck pulls throughout the country, which includes Southern Indiana and Kentucky. He is probably best-known for being the longtime announcer for the Championship Tractor Pull at the annual National Farm Machinery Show at Freedom Hall in Louisville. Krieger will be announcing the popular pull for the 33rd straight year Feb. 15-18.
Krieger’s popularity and longevity have helped him earn a prestigious honor. This coming July, Krieger will be inducted into the Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum in Elizabethtown, Ky.
Krieger found out from his son Miles that he was chosen for induction into the Hall of Fame last week.
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