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Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

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. J. Paul Long Jr. of Stanford, representing the 3rd Supreme Court District.
  • Hon. Christopher Rhoads of Owensboro, representing the 1st Supreme Court District.

Appointed Kori Beck Bumgarner as the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 8th Judicial Circuit of Kentucky.

Appointed Hart Megibben as the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 53rd Judicial Circuit of Kentucky.

Appointed Mitchel Denham as a member of the Personnel Board.

  • Mitchel Denham of Louisville is an attorney at DBL Law. He replaces Beverly Griffith, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2027.

Appointed Laura Guffey as a member of the Kentucky Board of Social Work.

  • Laura Guffey of Edgewood is a licensed social worker at St. Elizabeth Physicians. She replaces Anne Adcock, who has resigned, and shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending June 21, 2024.

Appointed William Fletcher and Sidney Shouse as members of the Governor’s Advisory Board for Veterans’ Affairs.

  • William Fletcher of Louisville is executive director of AMVETS of Kentucky. He replaces Richard Eisert, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring Dec. 27, 2025.
  • Sidney Shouse of Bardstown is a postal worker at the United States Postal Service. He replaces Larry Arnett, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring Dec. 27, 2025.

Appointed Amanda Davenport and Charles Davis as members of the Water Transportation Advisory Board. Reappointed Timothy Cahill.

  • Amanda Davenport of Princeton is executive director of the Lake Barkley Partnership. She replaces Joseph Crabtree, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring Dec. 27, 2026.
  • Charles Davis of Lexington is a civil engineer at Beaver Creek Hydrology LLC. He replaces L. Wayne Cassady, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring Dec. 27, 2026.
  • Timothy Cahill of Paducah is executive director of the Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority and shall serve for a term expiring Sept. 30, 2026.

Appointed Joshua Crepps as a member of the Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors. Reappointed James Chandler.

  • Joshua Crepps of Coxs Creek is a home inspector at Crepps Home Inspection. He replaces Mitch Buchanan, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring Dec. 27, 2025.
  • James Chandler of Richmond is a home inspector at Chandler Home Inspections Inc. and shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 31, 2025.

Reappointed Bill McCloskey and Todd Clark as members of the Kentucky Tobacco Research Board.

  • Bill McCloskey of Bardstown is deputy executive director of the Kentucky Office of Agriculture Policy and shall serve for a term expiring Nov. 24, 2024.
  • Todd Clark of Lexington is a farmer at Clark Farms Inc. and shall serve for a term expiring Nov. 24, 2024.

Appointed Mary Haynes as a member of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council.

  • Mary Haynes of Prospect is president and CEO of Nazareth Home. She replaces Michelle Jarboe, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring Jan. 11, 2026.

Appointed Robin Stratton and Nicholas LaFerriere as members of the Kentucky Heritage Council.

  • Robin Stratton of Louisville is retired. She replaces Corinne Pierce, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring Jan. 11, 2027.
  • Nicholas LaFerriere of Louisville is an enterprise transformation lead at Humana. He replaces Betsy Kuster, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring Jan. 11, 2027.
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