Bus Crash Survivors Honored At Holmes Basketball Game

Reported by: Ellen Bryan
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 2/02/2013 12:50 pm

Covington Holmes Boys Basketball Team remains the only undefeated boys basketball team in Kentucky after tonight’s win against Highland at home.

“It's every coaches dream to win as many as you can and be undefeated for the regular season,” Head Coach Jason Booher said. “We're the last team standing in the state that hasn't lost a game yet.”

Part of their game tonight was filmed tonight for part of a documentary that features the survivors of the 1988 Carrollton Bus Crash. The bus crash is our country’s worst drunk driving accident, where 27 people were killed.

Booher is a survivor of that accident. He planned a special night for the camera crew at the game by asking everyone to wear white in honor of the 1988 Bus Crash victims.

“There are two things I'm passionate about,” Booher said. “One of them is coaching basketball and working with young people. The second thing is making a positive out of the worst drinking driving crash in history.”

So tonight, both teams warmed up in white t-shirts and their fans all wore white too. Three survivors from the bus crash were honored before tip off and were honorary coaches during the game.

The documentary will be released shortly before the 25th Anniversary of the crash that happened on May 14, 1988.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Police: Kids Stole Popsicles, Shot At Ice Cream Truck Driver
Lexington Police said a group of juveniles stole from an ice cream truck and shot at the driver. And officers said the same kids later tried to break into a nearby home. Video Video
1 dead, 2 injured in motorcycle club shooting
One man is dead and two others were injured after they were shot at an eastern Kentucky motorcycle club.
Woman Accused Of Stealing From Elderly Couple
Tiffany Whitaker is accused of stealing close to $1,000 for a couple she was working for as a caregiver.
Women Chained To Dog House Protests In Frankfort
A woman chained to a dog house rallied in Frankfort against Kentucky's animal chain laws. Amira Thayne said Kentucky needed to better protect animals by banning animal chains. The stop in Frankfort was part of her 'Dogs Deserve Better' campaign. Video Video
Two Vehicle Collision: Tates Creek/Man O' War
No one was hurt after a car collided with a van at the intersection of Tates Creek and Man O' War. Video Video
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.