Gov. Bevin makes appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 10, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:

Anthony J. Parnigoni, Shanna Osborne, Rachael E. Peake, Francine C. Sloan, Raymond Meyer and Patsy Elizabeth Wilson have been appointed to the Kentucky Grape and Wine Council.

  • Anthony J. Parnigoni, of Crittenden, is owner of Brianza Gardens and Winery. He will represent winery operators and serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2020.
  • Shanna Osborne, of Owenton, is general manager of Elk Creek Vineyards. She will represent grape producers and serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2020.
  • Rachael E. Peake, of Frankfort, is owner of Capital Cellars. She will represent citizens at-large and serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2021.
  • Francine C. Sloan, of Lawrenceburg, is owner of Rising Sons Winery. She will represent winery operators and serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2021.
  • Raymond Meyer, of Shepherdsville, is a retired civil engineer and wine distributor. He will represent citizens at-large and serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2019.
  • Patsy Elizabeth Wilson, of Lexington, is a viticulture extension specialist with the University of Kentucky. She will represent the University of Kentucky Agriculture Experiment Station and serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2021.

The Kentucky Grape and Wine Council promotes and facilitates the development of a Kentucky-based grape industry in the Commonwealth.

James J. Bertram Jr. has been appointed to the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

  • James J. Bertram Jr., of Taylor Mill, is a surveyor and director for Keystone Surveying and Mapping, Inc. He will represent professional land surveyors and serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2022.

The State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors regulates and controls the licensing and conduct of engineers and land surveyors within the Commonwealth.

Tommy G. Bailey and Janice Brafford-King have been appointed to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 33rd Judicial Circuit and District of Kentucky.

  • Tommy G. Bailey, of Hazard, is a retired social security claims representative. She will serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2020.
  • Janice Brafford-King, of Hazard, is Hazard market president for Community Trust Bank, Inc. She will serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2020.

The Judicial Nominating Commission consists of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (serving as chair), two members from the Kentucky Bar Association, and four gubernatorial appointees who are not members of the Kentucky Bar Association (equally representing the two major political parties). Members cannot hold any other public office or any office in a political party or organization. The 33rd Judicial Circuit and District of Kentucky encompasses Perry County.

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