Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Appoints Member to Crime Victims Compensation Board, Board of Claims
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed Larry Forgy, of Lexington, to the Crime Victims Compensation Board and the Board of Claims.
Forgy is a practicing attorney. He received a bachelor’s degree in history and a juris doctor degree from The George Washington University.
The Crime Victims Compensation Board determines the eligibility and amount of reimbursement to innocent, needy crime victims. The board is made up of five members, appointed by the Governor.
The Board of Claims is responsible for deciding claims filed against the state by citizens who believe their person or property has been damaged through negligent acts on the part of the state. The board is made up of the members of the Crime Victims Compensation Board.
Both boards are administratively attached to the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet. The Crime Victims Compensation Board operates under the authority of KRS Chapter 346 and Title 107 of KAR and the Board of Claims operates under the authority of KRS Chapter 44 and Title 108 of KAR.