Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communication Office
Governor Fletcher Seeks Nominees for "Kentucky Unbridled Spirit" Award

Press Release Date:  Monday, May 08, 2006  
Contact Information:  Brett Hall
Jodi Whitaker
Troy Body

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Governor Ernie Fletcher is asking all Kentuckians to recommend nominees for the commonwealth’s new “Kentucky Unbridled Spirit” Award.

“We are looking for Kentuckians who best exemplify ‘Unbridled Spirit’ as they make positive contributions to the commonwealth,” said Governor Fletcher. “We have many ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things, and we want to recognize them for their special accomplishments.”

Nominees will be judged on how they measure up to the definition of “Kentucky Unbridled Spirit,” which is described this way:

“Kentucky is a place where sprits are free to soar and big dreams can be fulfilled.  We relish competition and cherish our champions for their willingness to push beyond conventional boundaries to reach new heights of success.”

Accomplishments of nominees may be related to volunteerism, community or charitable work, education, job creation, innovation, health care, sports, the arts or other complementary areas.

Any Kentuckian is eligible to submit a nomination or to be nominated. Nominations may be submitted online on the governor’s page at, or a nomination form can be requested by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

“Kentucky Unbridled Spirit” Award
c/o Governor Ernie Fletcher
Kentucky State Capitol
700 Capital Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601

“Each month, we will recognize a Kentuckian who embodies “Unbridled Spirit,” added Governor Fletcher. “We will shine the spotlight on the good things our people are doing around the commonwealth.”