First Lady Glenna Fletcher's Communication Office
Desk in Governor’s Office Requested for Use by Pikeville College

Press Release Date:  Friday, October 28, 2005  
Contact Information:  Julane Hamon

FRANKFORT, Ky. – First Lady Glenna Fletcher and Lisa Gannoe, State Curator and director of Historic Properties, announced today a loan agreement with Pikeville College that will allow the school to display the desk used by former Governor Paul Patton during his eight years as Kentucky’s Governor. The desk is currently in the State Capitol and is being used by Governor Ernie Fletcher.

The state’s Historic Properties Advisory Commission recently granted the school’s request to use the desk in the display after a formal request was made.

“Pikeville College has made available to me a replica of the Governor’s Office on its campus which will be the permanent repository of my papers and other artifacts from my eight years as governor of Kentucky,” said Patton.  “The inclusion of this desk that I and several other Governors used will add to the historic value of the office.  I am extremely grateful to Governor Fletcher for making this historic piece of furniture available to Pikeville College.”

“Kentucky has a wonderful and rich history that can be told through the many artifacts, pieces of furniture and buildings that have been preserved and protected,” First Lady Glenna Fletcher said. “We are very pleased to be able to make this piece of Kentucky’s history available in a way that both preserves its integrity historically, and allows it to be used as an educational tool.”

The Kentucky Executive Mansion Foundation recently approved the purchase of a replacement desk for the Governor’s capitol office. The replacement desk is a mahogany burl executive desk purchased from Francesco Molon in High Point, N.C. at a cost of $6,400.

The move is scheduled to take place Saturday, Oct. 29.