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

Press Release Date:  Thursday, May 31, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Franklin Stivers brings wealth of legal experience to new post

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed Franklin A. Stivers, of London, to the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Board.

Stivers is an assistant commonwealth’s attorney for the 27th Judicial District, which consists of Laurel and Knox counties.  From 1988 to 1993, he served as assistant commonwealth’s attorney for the 41st Judicial District, which consists of Clay, Jackson and Leslie counties. 

Stivers received an associate degree in pre-law and history from Sue Bennett College, a bachelor’s degree in pre-law and history from the University of Kentucky and a juris doctor degree from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. 

He is a member of the Kentucky Golf Association Board of Directors, a senior district administrator for Little League Baseball and past president of the Laurel County Bar Association   He is married to Gwen Stivers.

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.