The Inaugural Parade

The 2003 gubernatorial inaugural parade featured more than 120 entries, including high school marching bands, honor guards, elected officials, and more. They are listed here in the order in which they are seen in KET’s coverage of the parade. Click on a segment number to begin viewing with the first entry listed under that section. Each link plays that section and the remaining sections to the end of the parade.

Each grouping below covers approximately 30 minutes. The total length of the video is 2 hours, 30 minutes. You will need RealPlayer® to watch the online video; see our help page for more information.

The video of the 2003 gubernatorial inauguration was produced live by KET on December 9. Our coverage also included the swearing-in ceremony for Gov. Ernie Fletcher and Lt. Gov. Steve Pence.

Parade Segments

Video Part 1 [Help with RealPlayer]

  • Program opening
  • Introduction by hosts Bill Goodman and Renee Shaw
  • Historical background by Ron Bryant, Kentucky Historical Society
  • Kentucky Army National Guard Color Guard
  • Kentucky Air National Guard Color Guard
  • Grand Marshal Teresa Barton (Franklin County Judge-Executive)
  • Lafayette High School marching band

Video Part 2 [Help with RealPlayer]

  • Gov. Fletcher and first lady Glenna Fletcher
  • Fletcher family trolley
  • Ballard High School marching band
  • Lt. Gov. Steve Pence and family
  • Eastern High School marching band
  • U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, and U.S. Sen. and Mrs. Jim Bunning
  • Cumberland County High School marching band
  • state Sen. David Williams
  • Somerset High School marching band
  • U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers
  • Mercer County High School marching band
  • state Sen. Dan Kelly
  • Russell County High School marching band
  • state Rep. Jeff Hoover
  • Lincoln County High School marching band
  • Bowling Green Police Honor Guard
  • Western Kentucky University marching band
  • state Rep. Jody Richards
  • C-130 flyover
  • Monroe County High School marching band
  • Kentucky Adjutant General Donald Storm and military units
  • Glasgow High School marching band
  • former Gov. Louie Nunn
  • McCracken County High School marching band
  • outgoing Gov. Paul Patton and first lady Judi Patton
  • outgoing Lt. Gov. Steve Henry and Heather French Henry

Video Part 3 [Help with RealPlayer]

  • Campbell County High School marching band
  • Secretary of State-elect Trey Grayson
  • Laurel County High School marching band
  • Commissioner of Agriculture-elect Richie Farmer
  • Rockcastle County High School marching band
  • Treasurer Jonathan Miller
  • Betsy Layne High School JROTC
  • Attorney General-elect Greg Stumbo
  • Frankfort High School marching band
  • Auditor-elect Crit Luallen
  • Casey County High School marching band
  • Chief Justice Joseph Lambert
  • Garrard County High School marching band
  • Transition Chair Mike Duncan
  • Anderson County High School marching band
  • April Carbajal, Miss Kentucky Soccer
  • Ellen Williams, state Republican Party chair
  • Inauguration Chair Dave Disponett
  • Jackson County Lady Generals basketball team
  • Frankfort Mayor Bill May
  • Daviess County High School marching band
  • Miss Kentucky MacKenzie Mayes
  • Clinton County High School JROTC
  • Green County High School marching band
  • Boone County elected officials
  • Knox Central High School marching band
  • Whitley County JROTC
  • Grayson County High School marching band
  • Owsley County High School cheerleaders
  • Lee County High School marching band
  • McCreary Central JROTC

Video Part 4 [Help with RealPlayer]

  • Allen County-Scottsville High School marching band
  • Lindsey Wilson College soccer team
  • Taylor County High School/Campbellsville High School combined marching band
  • Butler County Navy JROTC
  • Spencer County High School marching band
  • Edmonson County High School marching band
  • Leslie County High School marching band
  • Crittenden County High School marching band
  • Estill County High School marching band
  • Kenton County Fiscal Court
  • Pendleton County High School marching band and Navy JROTC
  • Williamstown High School marching band
  • Bullitt East High School marching band
  • Shelby County High School marching band
  • Wayne County High School marching band
  • Woodford County Volunteers
  • Marshall County High School marching band
  • Breckinridge County High School marching band
  • Fayette County Republicans
  • George Rogers Clark High School marching band
  • Hopkinsville High School/Christian County High School combined marching band
  • Scott County High School JROTC
  • Madison Central High School marching band
  • Harrison County High School marching band
  • Menifee County High School cheerleaders
  • Hopkins County Central High School/Dawson Springs High School/Madisonville North High School combined marching band
  • Bourbon County High School/Paris High School combined marching band
  • Millersburg Military Institute cadets

Video Part 5 [Help with RealPlayer]

  • Deming High School marching band
  • Owen County High School marching band
  • McLean County High School marching band
  • Ohio County Young Bluegrass Musicians
  • Larue County High School marching band
  • Trigg County High School marching band
  • Bob Thompson as Col. Harland Sanders
  • Pineville High School/Middlesboro High School/Bell County High School combined marching band
  • Meade County High School marching band
  • Henry County High School marching band
  • Earle C. Clements Job Corps Academy Drill Team
  • Gallatin County High School marching band
  • Franklin-Simpson High School marching band
  • Buckhorn High School JROTC
  • Russellville High School marching band
  • Fleming County High School marching band
  • Hart County High School/Caverna High School combined marching band
  • Nicholas County High School marching band
  • Powell County High School marching band
  • Pike County Central High School JROTC
  • Kentucky Intercollegiate Marching Band
  • Carroll County High School marching band
  • Mason County High School boys’ basketball team
  • Whitesburg ROTC
  • Letcher County all-county marching band
  • Rowan County Senior High School marching band
  • Muhlenberg South JROTC
  • Morgan County High School marching band
  • Raceland-Worthing High School band
  • East Carter High School marching band
  • Wolfe County Future Farmers of America
  • Jackson Independent Schools marching band
  • Cordia High School senior class
  • Boyle County High School marching band
  • Marion County High School marching band
  • Lewis County High School JROTC
  • Western Hills High School/Franklin County High School combined marching band