Commission on Women
Three Women Honored by Kentucky Commission on Women

Press Release Date:  Monday, March 06, 2006  
Contact Information:  Capital Plaza Tower, 2nd Floor, 500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-564-6643 Fax: 502-564-2315
Contacts: Ms. Glenda R. Woods, Executive Director, Ms. Ann H. Rutledge, Staff Advisor

Frankfort, KY – Three women became a permanent part of the state Capitol on Thursday, March 2nd as their portraits were unveiled as 2006 recipients of Kentucky Women Remembered.  This prestigious honor was bestowed on Sister Michael Leo Mullaney a former President of St. Joseph Hospital now residing in Nelson County; the late Mary Willie Arvin of Henderson County, Kentucky’s most decorated woman veteran of the First World War; and the late Katherine Gudger Langley, Kentucky’s first United States Congresswoman of Pike County.


“For the past 28 years, the Kentucky Women Remembered exhibit has provided the Commission on Women with the rare opportunity to honor outstanding Kentucky women and publicly recognize their achievements,” said Kentucky Commission on Women Executive Director Glenda R. Woods.


Each year, the Kentucky Women Remembered Committee, selects one to three Kentucky women to become part of the exhibit and assure their rightful place in the state’s history.  Nominations for both the exhibit, and the watercolor portrait artist, are accepted each fall.


A proclamation signed by Governor Fletcher was presented during the ceremony declaring March as Women’s History Month across the Commonwealth. 


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