Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
McClure to speak
CARROLLTON, Ky. (August 2004) Tori Murden McClure, the first
American and first woman of any nationality to row solo across the
Atlantic Ocean, will speak Aug. 10 at the Carroll County Chamber of
Commerces Annual Dinner. The event, which includes a silent
auction to benefit the chambers scholarship program, begins
at 6:30 p.m. at Gen. Butler State Resort Parks Conference Center.
In addition to her Atlantic Ocean rowing feat, Murden was the first
woman to ski to the South Pole and climb Lewis Nunatuk in the Antarctic.
The Louisville native and resident graduated from Louisville Collegiate
School in 1981, Smith College in 1985, Harvard University in 1989
and the University of Louisville School of Law in 1995. She has received
numerous awards including the Kentucky Derby Festival Silver Horseshoe
Award, given in honor of exemplary courage, determination and service
to the community; Outstanding Kentuckian Award; and was the first
woman to receive the Peter Bird Trophy, given during the DiJon Adventure
Film Festival. She was inducted into the Kentucky Hall of Fame on
Sept. 11, 2000.