Governor Beshear Appoints Members to Kentucky Arts Council
FRANKFORT, Ky.— Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed the following members to the Kentucky Arts Council to serve for terms expiring February 1, 2012:
- Paul E. Fourshee, of Cadiz, is a retail owner of Fourshee Building Supply. He also served as chairman of the Trigg County Retail Task Force. The appointment replaces Phyllis C. Liebman, whose term has expired.
- Ronald E. Johnson, of Fort Mitchell, is a partner and practicing attorney at Schachter & Hendy, P.S.C. He received his Doctorate of Law from the University of Louisville. The appointment replaces Gregory S. Shumate, whose term has expired.
- Sonya G. Baker, of Murray, is an associate professor at Murray State University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Yale University. The appointment replaces Jo G. Marshall, whose term has expired
The governor also has reappointed Everett D. McCorvey to serve as a member of the Kentucky Arts Council for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2012.
- McCorvey, of Lexington, is a professor at the University of Kentucky. He received his Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Alabama.
The Kentucky Arts Council governing board is made up of 16 volunteer citizen members, appointed by the governor for a four-year term.
Kentucky Arts Council board members are Todd P. Lowe, Chair, Louisville; Everett D. McCorvey, Vice-Chair, Lexington; Sonya G. Baker, Murray; Wilma Brown, Danville; Zev Buffman, Owensboro; Jean Dorton, Paintsville; Paul E. Fourshee, Cadiz; Ronald E. Johnson, fort Mitchell; H. Dean Jones, II, Owensboro; Kelly G. Knight, Lexington; Ed Lane, Lexington; Gail Russell, Louisville; Ann Duggins Schell, Louisville; Retha Tarter, Madisonville; Randall C. Vaughn, Lexington; and James R. Voyles, Louisville.
The Kentucky Arts Council is a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet that creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, invests in programs that develop vibrant communities, provide lifelong education in the arts and support arts participation. Every $1 invested in operating support grants by the Kentucky Arts Council leverages $24 in earned income and matching funds from individuals, philanthropic sources and other levels of government.