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Governor Beshear makes appointment to Boards and Commissions

Friday, 08 30, 2013

Kerri Richardson
Terry Sebastian
502-564-2611

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Steve Beshear has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions:

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the State Board of Medical Licensure to serve for terms expiring Aug. 31, 2017. This order is effective Sept. 1, 2013.

  • Heidi M. Koenig, of Louisville, is an anesthesiologist at the University of Louisville. She represents licensed medical physicians. The appointment replaces Mickey D. Anderson, whose term has expired.
     
  • Patrick R. Hughes, of Edgewood, is an attorney at Dressman Benzinger LaVelle PSC. He represents citizens at large. The appointment replaces J. William Graves, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Marcus L. Vanover as circuit judge for the Family Court for the 28th Judicial Circuit, Division 3 to serve according to the provisions of Section 152 of the Constitution of Kentucky.

  • Marcus L. Vanover, of Somerset, is an attorney.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Michael Forbes to the Kentucky Motor Carrier Advisory Committee to serve for a term expiring March 25, 2016.

  • Michael Forbes, of Morgantown, is a general manager at TS Trucking LLC. The appointment replaces Michael K. Taylor, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed the following members to the committee to serve for terms expiring March 25, 2016:

  • Michael L. Whitaker, of Somerset, is president at Coretrans LLC.
     
  • Todd Case, of Louisa, is owner and operator of Todd Case Trucking Inc.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Janet W. Wilson to the Somerset Community College Nominating Commission to serve for a term expiring April 15, 2017.

  • Janet W. Wilson, of Nancy, works for the Alcoholic Beverage Control of the City of Somerset. The appointment replaces Wanda S. Johnson, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Kentucky Horse Park Commission to serve for the remainder of the unexpired terms expiring Jan. 14, 2015:

  • John R. Long, of Lexington, is CEO of the United States Equestrian Federation. The appointment replaces Lisa Ball Sharp, who has resigned.
     
  • Jane Kay Winegardner, of Lexington, is a retired real estate agent. The appointment replaces Jonathan Miller, who has resigned.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed the following members to the commission to serve for a term expiring Jan. 14, 2017:

  • Porter G. Peeples, of Lexington, is president and CEO of the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County.
     
  • Kathy K. Meyer, of Lexington, is a self-employed farm manager.
     
  • Michelle K. Primm, of Lexington, is a horse breeder and appraiser at Fox Garden Stable.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Byron M. Owens to the Kentucky Board of Dentistry to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2017.

  • Byron M. Owens, of Somerset, is a dentist. He represents licensed dentists. The appointment replaces Mark Fort, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed Katherine L. King to the board to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2017.

  • Katherine L. King, of Somerset, is a dentist. She represents licensed dentists.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Harland C. Hatter to the Waste Tire Working Group to serve for a term expiring Aug. 1, 2016.

  • Harland C. Hatter, of Cynthiana, is deputy director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. He represents the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. The appointment replaces John C. Roberts, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Kentucky Early Childhood Advisory Council:

  • Kevin L. Nix, of Louisville, is director of early childhood education at Jefferson County Public Schools. He represents Local Head Start. The appointment replaces Aubrey Nehring, whose term has expired. Nix shall serve for a term expiring June 30, 2017.
     
  • Julie Ashmun, of Lexington, is a physician at Lexington OBGYN Associates. She represents citizens at large. The appointment replaces Lacey McNary, who has resigned. Ashmun shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending June 30, 2015.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed the following members to the council to serve for terms expiring June 30, 2017:

  • Paula Goff, of Lexington, is a program administrator for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. She represents a state agency responsible for Part C of IDEA.
     
  • Terry Holliday, of Frankfort, is commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education.
     
  • Amy Hood Hooten, of Morgantown, is an instructor at Western Kentucky University. She represents higher education.
     
  • Nicki Patton Rowe, of Louisville, is a self-employed early childhood consultant. She represents Private Sector-Congressional District 3.

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to serve for terms expiring July 1, 2016:

  • Holly L. Evans, of Louisville, is a rehabilitation counselor at Eastern Kentucky University. She represents the Kentucky Association for the Deaf. The appointment replaces Nina S. Coyer, whose term has expired.
     
  • Kelly L. Daniel, of Bowling Green, is an audiologist for the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs. She represents the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The appointment replaces Susan E. Brown, whose term has expired.
     
  • Jeannie Marie Taylor, of Scottsville, is a special education teacher with the Allen County Board of Education. She represents the Kentucky Chapters of the Hearing Loss Association of America. The appointment replaces Rose M. Fenwick, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Troy T. Corrigan to the Electrical Advisory Committee to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending July 15, 2015.

  • Troy T. Corrigan, of Louisville, is an electrical contractor at Corrigan Electric Co. He represents electrical contractors. The appointment replaces Michael Shannon, who has resigned.

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Kentucky Heritage Council to serve for terms expiring Aug. 6, 2017:

  • Linda A. Carroll, of Lexington, is vice president at Morgan Worldwide. The appointment replaces Linda K. Breathitt, whose term has expired.
     
  • Judi Patton, of Pikeville, is the former First Lady of Kentucky. The appointment replaces Robert W. Griffith, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed the following members to the council to serve for terms expiring Aug. 6, 2017:

  • Teresa T. Bailey, of Bowling Green, is a retired flight attendant.
     
  • Julie R. Wagner, of Danville, is executive director at Heart of Danville Main Street Program.

Gov. Beshear has designated the following members of the council:

  • Stephen L. Collins, of Shelbyville, shall serve as chair of the council.  He is an attorney and funeral director at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home.
     
  • Helen W. Dedman, of Harrodsburg, shall serve as vice chair of the council. She is an innkeeper at Beaumont Inn.

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board to serve for terms expiring June 30, 2015:

  • Christian Roy Ulrich, of Wilmore, is a fire officer for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Division of Fire. He represents emergency services disciplines. The appointment replaces Natalie S. Taylor, whose term has expired.
     
  • Jodi L. Carroll, of Pineville, is director of counseling at Union College. She represents mental health disciplines. The appointment replaces Kathryn B. Travis, whose term has expired.
     
  • Hank Cecil, of Mayfield, is a social worker at Four Rivers Behavioral Health. He represents mental health disciplines. The appointment replaces Merry Elizabeth Miller, whose term has expired.
     
  • Michael E. Freville, of Louisville, is a mental health counselor at Magellan Healthcare. He represents mental health disciplines. The appointment replaces Constance E. Adams, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed Paul Whitman to the board to serve for a term expiring June 20, 2015.

  • Paul Whitman, of Shelbyville, is director of emergency management for the Shelby County Fiscal Court. He represents emergency services disciplines.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed the following members to the Motor Vehicle Commission to serve for terms expiring July 1, 2016:

  • William T. Kuster, of Brandenburg, is retired from the U.S. Army. He represents consumers.
     
  • Sven N. Ekman, of Louisville, is retired. He represents automobile manufacturers.
     
  • Larry J. Craig, of Louisville, is an automobile dealer at Craig & Landreth Inc. He represents used motor dealers.
     
  • Debbie L. Robke, of Edgewood, is a retired car dealer. She represents new motor vehicle dealers.

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Statewide Advisory Council for Vocational Rehabilitation:

  • Jeffrey L. Merrill, of Nortonville, is a customer service associate at Lowe’s Home Improvement.  The appointment replaces Matthew B. Davis, whose term has expired. Merrill shall serve for a term expiring May 20, 2016.
     
  • Marty Boman, of Bowling Green, is an associate professor at Western Kentucky University. He represents business, industry and labor. The appointment replaces Mike L. Fogle, whose term has expired. Boman shall serve for a term expiring May 20, 2016.
     
  • Joe L. Cowan, of Monticello, is an instructional specialist and Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at Somerset Community and Technical College.  The appointment replaces Donald Lee Gordon, whose term has expired. Cowan shall serve for a term expiring May 20, 2016.
     
  • Barbara L. Davis, of Louisville, is a self-employed writer and business consultant.  The appointment replaces Lois Taurman, whose term has expired. Davis shall serve for a term expiring May 20, 2016.
     
  • Katherine Eversole, of London, is an education consultant at the Kentucky Education Development Corp. She represents state education agencies. The appointment replaces Margaretta Hylton, whose term has expired. Eversole shall serve for a term expiring May 20, 2016.
     
  • Kelly Colvin, of Paintsville, is a vocational rehabilitation counselor at the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. She represents vocational rehabilitation counselors. The appointment replaces Martha Smith, who has resigned. Colvin shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending May 20, 2014.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed the following members to the council to serve for terms expiring May 20, 2016:

  • Mark A. Jackson, of Louisa, is president at Jackson Peg Tube Stands LLC. He represents individuals with disabilities.
     
  • Lisa Carrico, of Mayfield, is program manager at Easter Seals. She represents community rehabilitation programs.
     
  • Karen Rossi, of Richmond, represents individuals with disabilities.

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 22nd Judicial Circuit and District of Kentucky:

  • Billy A. Forbess II, of Lexington, is a dentist. The appointment replaces Louis E. Hillenmeyer, whose term has expired. Dr. Forbess shall serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2014.
     
  • Kevin Hardesty, of Lexington, is a real estate assessor for the Fayette County property valuation administrator. The appointment replaces Garland H. Barr III, whose term has expired. Hardesty shall serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2014.
     
  • Tony L. Dehner, of Lexington, is the distilled spirits administrator in the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. He replaces Gretchen M. Brown, whose term has expired. Dehner shall serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2016.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed Margaret T. Scanlon as a member of the commission, to serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2016.

  • Margaret T. Scanlon, of Lexington, is a community volunteer.

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