Gov. Bevin makes appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 18, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin today made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions:

Emily Anne Kimbell and Kenneth Jones have been appointed to the Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Corporation Board of Directors.

  • Emily Anne Kimbell, of Frankfort, is information coordinator for the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She will represent public members and serve for a term expiring February 25, 2021.
  • Kenneth Jones, of Louisville, is a retired teacher. He will represent public members and serve for a term expiring February 25, 2021.

The Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Corporation is a program funded by both private and public money to help Kentuckians with disabilities obtain assistive technology to improve their independence or quality of life. This seven-member Board of Directors manages the program.

Harold Eugene Corder II, Amanda Spears and Hugh Stroth have been appointed to the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy.

  • Harold Eugene Corder II, of Science Hill, is an independent contractor. He will represent public members and serve for a term expiring July 15, 2019.
  • Amanda Spears, of Harold, is an occupational therapist at Pikeville Medical Center. She will represent licensed occupational therapists and serve for a term expiring July 15, 2020.
  • Hugh Stroth, of Louisville, is retired. He will represent public members and serve for a term expiring July 15, 2020.

The Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy has seven members, all of which are appointed by the Governor. The Board regulates and controls the licensing and conduct of occupational therapists within the Commonwealth.

Randall Allen Fisher, Donald Wayne Helton, Carla Ann Raiser, Col. Michael Blaine Hedges, Joseph Doebler, David Carrier Jarrett, Carl Joseph Kaelin and Carlos Pugh have been appointed to the Veterans’ Program Trust Fund Board of Directors.

  • Randall Allen Fisher, of Paris, is a retired veteran. He will represent the American Legion and serve for a term expired July 15, 2019.
  • Donald Wayne Helton, of Peewee Valley, is a retired veteran. He will represent the Joint Executive Council of Veterans Organization of Kentucky and serve for a term expiring July 15, 2020.
  • Carla Ann Raiser, of Georgetown, is an active military public affairs officer. She will represent members at-large and serve for a term expiring July 15, 2020.
  • Col. Michael Blaine Hedges, of Frankfort, is executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs. He will represent the Governor’s Advisory Board for Veterans Affairs and serve for a term expiring July 15, 2020.
  • Joseph Doebler, of Louisville, is a retired veteran. He will represent American Veterans and serve for a term expiring July 15, 2019.
  • David Carrier Jarrett, of Elizabethtown, is a retired veteran. He will represent Disabled American Veterans and serve for a term expiring July 15, 2019.
  • Carl Joseph Kaelin, of Leitchfield is a retired veteran. He will represent Veterans of Foreign Wars and serve for a term expiring July 15, 2020.
  • Carlos Pugh, of Frankfort, is a retired veteran. He will represent members at-large and serve for a term expiring July 15, 2020.

The Veterans’ Program Trust Fund Board of Directors administers the Veterans’ Program Trust Fund.

J. Michael McNutt, Brad Rainwater, Misti Suzanne Drew, Dr. Linda Kathleen Grimes and Elbert Milton Bennett have been appointed to the Animal Control Advisory Board.

  • J. Michael McNutt, of Louisville, is director of Hardin County Animal Care and Control. He will represent the Kentucky Animal Control Association and serve for a term expiring February 26, 2021.
  • Brad Rainwater, of Nancy, is maintenance director at Casey County Detention Center. He will represent the Kentucky Houndsmen Association and serve for a term expiring February 26, 2021.
  • Misti Suzanne Drew, of Benton, is director of Marshall County E-911. She will represent the Kentucky Association of Counties and serve for a term expiring February 26, 2018.
  • Dr. Linda Kathleen Grimes, of Irvine, is a veterinarian. She will represent the Kentucky Veterinarian Medical Association and serve for a term expiring February 26, 2019.
  • Elbert Milton Bennett, of Fredonia, is a farmer. He will represent the Kentucky Association of Counties and serve for a term expiring February 26, 2021.

The Animal Control Advisory Board is responsible for making recommendations to the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture relating to animal control issues, evaluating applications for disbursement of animal care and control funds, establishing shelter standards, and creating training programs.

Tonya Dee Phillips, Frank Penn, Larry Brown Jaggers and Kenneth Burdine have been appointed to the Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation Board.

  • Tonya Dee Phillips, of Maysville, is a teacher. She will represent livestock farmers and serve for a term expiring June 26, 2021.
  • Frank Penn, of Lexington, is a farmer. He will represent livestock farmers and serve for a term expiring June 26, 2021.
  • Larry Brown Jaggers, of Glendale, is a dairy farmer. He will represent dairy farmers and serve for a term expiring June 26, 2021.
  • Kenneth Burdine, of Nicholasville, is an extension livestock economist. He will represent agricultural economists and serve for a term expiring June 26, 2021.

The Agricultural Finance Corporation Board of Directors governs the Corporation, which has the directive to improve and promote the health and general welfare of the people of Kentucky through the promotion of agriculture within the Commonwealth.

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