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Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

Media Contact: Nicole Burton
502-564-2611
Nicole.Burton@ky.gov

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:

John Higginbotham, Janet Timberlake, Stephen McBride, Shawn Keller, Travis Carpenter, and Jacob McKinney have been appointed to the Kentucky Military History Museum Committee: 

  • John Higginbotham, of Winchester, is a retired telecommunications professional. He will represent the Kentucky Historical Society and serve for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2021; and 
  • SGM Janet Timberlake, of Frankfort, is a military funeral honors state coordinator. She will represent the Adjutant General and serve for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2021; and 
  • Stephen McBride, of Lexington, is director of interpretation and archaeology at the Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park. He will represent the Kentucky Historical Society and serve for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2021; and
  • Lt. Col. Shawn Keller, of Louisville, is an installation deployment officer with the Kentucky Air National Guard. He will represent the Adjutant General and serve for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2021; and 
  • Lt. Col. Travis Carpenter, of Waddy, is a brigade administrative officer in the Kentucky Army National Guard. He will represent the Adjutant General and serve for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2021; and 
  • Maj. Jacob McKinney, of Louisville, is an operations officer with the Kentucky National Guard. He will represent the Kentucky Historical Society and serve for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2021. 

The Kentucky Military History Museum is operated by the Kentucky Historical Society in conjunction with the Kentucky Department for Military Affairs.  Artifacts and documents help provide a full picture of Kentuckians’ military service. The Gothic Revival style building was the State Arsenal from the 1850s until the early 1970s when the Boone National Guard Center opened in Frankfort. During the Civil War, it served as a munitions factory where Frankfort women made ammunition for troops from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Military Affairs created the Kentucky Military History Museum in 1973.

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