Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Reappoints Members to Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Board

Press Release Date:  Monday, September 17, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has reappointed two members to the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) board.

Damon R. Talley is an attorney in Hodgenville and general counsel for the Kentucky Rural Water Association, which he represents on the KIA board.  Talley is former chairman and a charter member of the Lincoln Museum Inc. and the Kentucky Future Farmers of America (FFA) Foundation Inc.  He is also former president of the Hodgenville Rotary Club, the LaRue Chamber of Commerce, the Cave City Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky FFA Alumni Association.  He has received outstanding citizen awards from the Horse Cave, Cave City and LaRue County chambers.

Talley is a member of the national and state bar associations.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a juris doctor degree from the University of Kentucky.  He is married to Janet Talley.

Linda Carol Bridwell, of Lexington, is engineering manager of Kentucky American Water Co.  Bridwell holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky and a master’s in business administration from Xavier University.  She is former president of the Kentucky section of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is a member of the Hospice of the Bluegrass board. 

Bridwell has served as an adjunct professor in the Civil Engineering Department at UK and is a member of the UK Civil Engineering Industrial Advisory Committee.  She represents for-profit water companies on the KIA board.

KIA was created in 1988 to fund construction of local public works projects.  It is administratively attached to the Governor’s Office for Local Development.  The KIA board is made up of five ex officio members and five members appointed by the Governor.