Kentucky Historical Society
KHS Announces Newly Elected Board Members
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 12, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has appointed new officers and elected five new members to its 2011 Executive Committee. The appointments were approved by KHS members at the Nov. 11 annual meeting. Constance Alexander of Murray, Laurie Risch of California, Ky., Thomas (Tommy) G. Turner of Magnolia, and Sharon Kay Mayne Withers of Lexington will each serve a four-year term expiring in 2015, and Dorothy (Gerry) Montgomery of Paducah will be completing a term expiring in 2013. Officers are Sheila Mason Burton of Frankfort, president; J. McCauley Brown of Harrods Creek, first vice president; John Edward Kleber of Louisville, second vice president; and Brian Mefford of Bowling Green, third vice president.
The Kentucky Historical Society Executive Committee serves as the policy-setting body for the Society. The Executive Committee consists of the governor of Kentucky as Chancellor, four officers, 16 members and one person designated by the State Archives and Records Commission. Members of the Executive Committee are nominated through the nomination process of the committee and elected by the membership of the Society. The Executive Committee meets quarterly at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
In addition to these continuing officers and new directors, the Kentucky Historical Society welcomes returning board members J. William "Bill" Bartleman, Paducah; Dawn Browning, Maysville; retired Maj. Gen. Verna D. Fairchild, Frankfort; Marion C. Forcht, Whitley County; Michael J. Hammons, Park Hills; Derrick Hord, Lexington; David D. Lee, Bowling Green; Mike Mullins, Hindman; Patti Mullins, Corbin; Nancy O'Malley, Paris; Wayne Onkst, London; Renee Shaw, Lexington; Nancy Smith, Paris; Sue Speed, Louisville; and Louis Stout, Lexington.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.