FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Andy Beshear has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions:
Appointed the following Special Justices to the Supreme Court of Kentucky:
- Hon. Emily Roark of Paducah, representing the 1st Supreme Court District.
- Hon. Paul Whalen of Fort Thomas, representing the 6th Supreme Court District.
Appointed Michael Dudgeon as a member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
- Michael Dudgeon of Frankfort is a partner at Milam Farm and Milam Racing LLC and shall serve for a term expiring April 27, 2024.
Appointed Daarik Gray, Whitney Johns, Truman Bartleson, and Helen Dedman as members of the Harrodsburg Sestercentennial Commission. Gov. Beshear has also appointed Helen Dedman as chair.
- Daarik Gray of Harrodsburg is executive director of the Harrodsburg Tourist Commission and shall serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2027.
- Whitney Johns of Harrodsburg is an attorney at Taylor and Johns PLLC and shall serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2027.
- Truman Bartleson of Harrodsburg is a bus driver for Mercer County Schools and shall serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2027.
- Helen Dedman of Harrodsburg is the owner of Beaumont Inn and shall serve for a term expiring on Jan. 1, 2027.
Appointed David Farrar as a member of the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority. Gov. Beshear has also reappointed Ronald Lovan.
- David Farrar of Lexington is vice president of Kentucky American Water. He replaces Kurt Stafford, who has resigned and shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending June 30, 2023.
- Ronald Lovan of Union is president and CEO of the Northern Kentucky Water District and shall serve for a term expiring June 30, 2025.
Appointed Hal Smith and Sophia Voskuhl as members of the Governor’s Scholars Program Board of Directors.
- Hal Smith of Louisville is retired. He replaces Thomas Noland, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring June 20, 2024.
- Sophia Voskuhl of Lexington is a student. She replaces Phyllis Vincent, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring June 20, 2024.
Reappointed Maria Cantu as a member of the Governor’s Advisory Board for Veterans’ Affairs.
- Maria Cantu of Elizabethtown is a community volunteer and shall serve for a term expiring Sept. 25, 2024.
Appointed Rachael King as a member of the Colon Cancer Screening Advisory Committee.
- Rachael King of Paducah is a senior director at the American Cancer Society and shall serve for a term expiring July 15, 2023.
Appointed Ben Allison as a member of the Judicial Form Retirement System Board of Directors.
- Ben Allison of Prospect is a financial advisor at Pillar Financial Advisors and shall serve for a term ending June 30, 2024.
Reappointed William Chadwick Noel, Jason Jones, Tammy Gilles, Michelle Morgan, and Amy Beth Crump as members of the State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children.
- William Chadwick Noel of Lawrenceburg is a preacher at the Danville Deaf Baptist Mission and shall serve for a term expiring June 30, 2024.
- Jason Jones of Lexington is a project coordinator at the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute and shall serve for a term expiring June 30, 2024.
- Tammy Gilles of Louisville shall serve for a term expiring June 30, 2024.
- Michelle Morgan of Georgetown is a speech-language pathologist at Georgetown Community Hospital and shall serve for a term expiring June 30, 2024.
- Amy Beth Crump of Lexington is a district mental health specialist at Fayette County Schools and shall serve for a term expiring June 30, 2024.
Appointed the following as members of the Kentucky State Board on Electric Generation and Transmission Siting:
- James Mooneyhan of Franklin, representing residents of Simpson County.
- John Price of Flemingsburg, representing residents of Fleming County.
- Kyle Henderson of Paducah, representing residents of McCracken County.
- Herb McKee of Henderson, representing residents of Henderson County.
- Richard Thomas of Richmond, representing residents of Madison County.
- Ryan Wilson of Inez, representing residents of Martin County.
- Larry Waddell of Elizabethtown, representing residents of Hardin County.
- Andrew Wood of Maysville, representing residents of Mason County.
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