The 2017 KYR Distinguished Service Award was presented to Linzie Craig, the broker and owner of Craig Realty Co. in Shelbyville and member of the Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS® (GLAR). This award is given to someone who has provided outstanding contributions to the real estate industry and his/her local community. Craig, who has been licensed for 38 years, is a third generation REALTOR® and is the first third generation REALTOR® to be a member of GLAR. He was also a lifelong member of the Shelbyville Board of REALTORS® until it merged with the Central Kentucky Association of REALTORS®, located in Danville. Craig was selected REALTOR® of the Year locally in 1985 and again in 1987 and served as President of the Shelbyville Board several times. On the state level, Craig was elected Director At-Large in 1987 and has since served on numerous committees, elected to the offices of Senior Vice President and in 1997, was elected KYR President. He was also awarded REALTOR® of the Year for KYR in 1999. Currently, he serves as a member of the KYR Delegate Body and is the program director with the state association’s leadership program where he has remained active for more than 15 years. He is also a Certified Residential Appraiser and was among the group that took the first appraisal exam administered by Kentucky in 1982. Craig served on the Board of Directors for the Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce and the Shelby Development Corporation, helping direct the business/industrial development of Shelbyville/Shelby County.

Past DSA Winners

  • 2016 – Jeff Smith, Fort Mitchell
  • 2015 – Ken Warden, Fort Thomas
  • 2014 – Carolyn Edwards, Lexington
  • 2013 – Linda Moore, Lexington
  • 2012 – Jayne Cox, Lexington
  • 2011 – John Chandler, London
  • 2010 – John Davis, Paducah
  • 2009 – Evelyn Pusateri, Louisville
  • 2008 – David P. Schoepf, Ft. Thomas
  • 2007 – Joe Guy Hagan, Louisville
  • 2006 – Charlie Murphy, Lexington
  • 2005 – William P. Snyder, Louisville