Chappel Allen was a starting forward/center on the Trigg County basketball teams of the early 1950s. As a senior in 1953-54, Allen averaged 13.5 points a game for the Wildcats. While that average was second on the team behind Glen Simpson (15.8), it was the fourth-highest season scoring average in the first 17 seasons of Trigg County High School basketball.
Allen was also a starting offensive and defensive lineman for the Wildcat football team.
After high school, Allen settled in Cadiz and founded Kentucky Machine and Engineering. Through his business and personal contributions, Allen has been one of the biggest supporters of Trigg County athletics through the years.
Allen and KME have helped sponsor football bowl games and basketball tournaments. He has also made other contributions that have helped improve athletic facilities. Retired TCHS athletic director Jim Perrin called Allen one of the largest community supporters he has worked with in his many years of athletic work.