Past Grand Marshals:

  • 1999 – Morton Dickerson
  • 2000 – Fred Nichols
  • 2001 – Cashman Ayer
  • 2002 – C.P. Johnson
  • 2003 – Justice Thomas B. Spain, Jr.
  • 2004 – Roelan Ledbetter
  • 2005 – J.T. Williams
  • 2006 – Dick Frymire
  • 2007 – Jack Bradbury
  • 2008 – Ralph Teague
  • 2009 – Eddie & Rae Ballard
  • 2010 – Lairy Nofsinger
  • 2011 – K. C. Zellich
  • 2012 – Rev. Hughlan Richey
  • 2013 – Charlotte Baldwin Zellich
  • 2014 – Bill Corum
  • 2015 – DW Dockery
  • 2016 – Bill Murphy
  • 2017 – Buddy Brooks
  • 2018 – Ken Gibson

Past Parades Dedicated To:

  • 1999 – Dr. Wayne Lowe
  • 2000 – Walter Ruby
  • 2001 – 9/11 Police, Firemen, Emergency Personnel
  • 2002 – Bill Welborn
  • 2003 – Service Men and Women in Iraq & Afghanistan
  • 2004 – Fred Nichols
  • 2005 – Hurricane Katrina victims
  • 2006 – KY National Guard 130th Heavy Combat Engineers Unit based in Madisonville
  • 2008 –  Glema Mahr
  • 2009 – Kentucky coal miners and operators
  • 2012 – Don Hancock
  • 2017 – Monte Robinson

Past Parade Theme:

  • 1999 – The Sounds of Christmas
  • 2000 – Christmas Through A Child’s Eyes
  • 2001 – Christmas in Kentucky
  • 2002 – Christmas Traditions
  • 2003 – Lighting the Way to Christmas
  • 2004 – Dreaming of a White Christmas
  • 2005 – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
  • 2006 – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  • 2007 – Memories of Christmas/A Bicentennial Celebration
  • 2008 – Miracle on Main Street
  • 2009 – Christmas in the Coalfield
  • 2010 – A Southern Christmas
  • 2011 – Sights and Sounds of Christmas
  • 2012 – Something for Everyone
  • 2013 – Christmas, Past and Present
  • 2014 – Christmas Traditions
  • 2015 – Sights and Sounds of Christmas
  • 2016 – The Wonder of Christmas Morning
  • 2017 – The Sounds of Christmas
  • 2018 – The Stories of Christmas
  • 2019 – Christmas Movies