Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Member to the Kentucky Workers' Compensation Board

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, January 17, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed R. W. Dyche III, of London, to the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Board.

“I appreciate Governor Fletcher’s confidence in me and will serve to the best of my ability,” said Dyche.

Dyche served as a judge on the Kentucky Court of Appeals from 1986-2006.  He previously served as judge for the 27th Judicial District of Kentucky from 1978-1986, including two stints as Chief Regional District Judge.  Dyche received a bachelor’s degree in government from Centre College and a juris doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law.  He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and has served on the Judicial Conduct Commission of Kentucky, the Kentucky Continuing Judicial Education Commission and the Ethics Committee of the Kentucky Judiciary. 

Since 1987 and pursuant to KRS 342.285, the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Board has been the first step in the appellate process in a workers’ compensation litigated claim.  The three members of the board are appointed to four-year terms by the governor, subject to confirmation by the state Senate.  Board members must possess qualifications of Court of Appeals judges.