Highest title of honor bestowed by governor
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 6, 2016) — Nominations for Kentucky Colonels can now be requested online. The new form includes a field where the recommender can list the nominee’s service in a charitable organization or acts of community service.
“Kentucky Colonels are servant leaders that are dedicated to the well-being of their community in a way no one else can be,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “They touch the lives of those who need it most throughout the commonwealth, including people and families in our communities. Kentucky Colonels enjoy a rich tradition and history, and we hope that this renewed focus on community service helps revitalize the spirit of giving within the order.”
The commission of Kentucky Colonel is the highest title of honor bestowed by governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It is recognition of an individual’s noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to their community, state and nation.
The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels is an organization of talented and capable men and women appointed by the Governor because of their service. Their primary objective is to support charities and worthy organizations that stand ready to help Kentuckians share in the state’s boundless future.
To nominate someone to receive a commission as a Kentucky Colonel, visit https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/Governor/KentuckyColonelCommission. Only active members of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels may make recommendations.