Commission on Women
Kentucky Commission on Women Extends Deadline for Annual Kentucky Women Remembered Nominations

Press Release Date:  Thursday, November 02, 2006  
Contact Information:  Kentucky Commission on Women
500 Mero Street, CPT 2nd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
CONTACT: Ann Rutledge, Staff Advisor
 


FRANKFORT, KY--The Kentucky Commission on Women (KCW) seeks nominations of exceptional Kentucky women for Kentucky Women Remembered, an exhibit of watercolor portraits in the Capitol.  The nomination deadline for Kentucky Women Remembered has been extended; nominations must be submitted by November 17, 2006The nomination form is available on the KCW Web site at www.women.ky.gov.

 

Kentucky Women Remembered began in 1978 and consists of portraits depicting outstanding women in Kentucky’s history.  The exhibit found a permanent home in the West Wing of the Capitol in 1996 after many years of traveling around the state.  Thousands of visitors to our state Capitol view the portraits each year and learn about the heritage and contributions of Kentucky Women.

 

Kentucky citizens nominate women to be honored and, from those nominations, KCW commission members select the women to be added to the exhibit.  The newest portraits will be unveiled by Governor and Mrs. Fletcher at a formal ceremony held in the Capitol Rotunda in March 2, 2007, which will also serve as the official kick-off of Women’s History Month. 

 

Nominees must have been born in or spent a significant part of their lives in Kentucky and may be living or deceased.  Nominees’ actions or achievements should have impact outside their communities or should have increased the status of women in some significant manner.  This exhibit honors outstanding Kentucky women and their lifetime achievements.  Therefore, nominees should have reached the pinnacle of their careers or other chosen pursuits.

 

Last years honorees include Sister Michael Leo Mullaney, the late Mary Willie Arvin and the late Katherine Gudger Langley. 

 

For more information, please visit our Web site at www.women.ky.gov or call (502) 564- 6643.

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The Kentucky Commission on Women works to improve the status of the women of Kentucky, educates the public about issues and challenges pertaining to women, and acts as an informational clearinghouse for women around the Commonwealth.