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Birdwhistell, Springate accept governor’s board appointments

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Locals will lead Auctioneers and 53rd Judicial District

Gov. Steve Beshear has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions.

Beshear reappointed Edwin Glenn Birdwhistell to the State Board of Auctioneers to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2017, effective July 1.

Birdwhistell, of Lawrenceburg, is an auctioneer at Birdwhistell & Perry Realty & Auction.

53rd Judicial District

Beshear appointed Betty A. Springate to the office of district judge for the 53rd Judicial District to serve subject to the provisions of Section 152 of the Constitution of Kentucky.

Springate, of Lawrenceburg, is an attorney.

Board of Architects

Beshear appointed Michael L. Ranney to the Kentucky Board of Architects to serve for a term expiring July 1, 2018. This order is effective July 2.

Ranney, of Owensboro replaces George H. Collignon, whose term has expired.

Board of Prosthetics, Orthotics & Pedorthics

Beshear has reappointed Robert Owen Williams to the Kentucky Board of Prosthetics, Orthotics & Pedorthics to serve for a term expiring July 1, 2017, effective July 2.

Williams, of Harrodsburg, is retired. He represents consumers.

 

Board of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Contractors

Gov. Beshear appointed Michael W. Mahoney to the Kentucky Board of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Contractors to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2017, effective July 1.

Mahoney, of New Haven, is a heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractor at Intertech Mechanical Services. He represents the Kentucky Mechanical Contractors Association. The appointment replaces Leonard Heuser, whose term has expired.

 Beshear reappointed the following members to the board:

·Glenn D. Perkins, of Lexington, is a self-employed designer and builder. Perkins shall serve for a term expiring June 30, 2016.

·Rudolph J. Hawkins, of Shepherdsville, is a building official for Bullitt County Fiscal Court. Hawkins shall serve for a term expiring June 30, 2017.

 

Hopkins County property valuation administrator

Beshear appointed Pamela J. Love as property valuation administrator for Hopkins County, effective July 1.

Love, of Nortonville, shall serve according to the provisions of Section 152 of the Kentucky Constitution, which sets forth the manner for filling, by general election, the office she shall hold by virtue of this appointment.

Motorcycle Safety Education Advisory Commission

Beshear appointed Merrell J. Harrison Jr. to the Motorcycle Safety Education Advisory Commission to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2018, effective July 1.

Harrison Jr., of Mount Sterling, is a Kentucky State Police major. He represents Kentucky State Police.

The appointment replaces Lynn Cross, whose term has expired.

 

Board of Dentistry

Beshear reappointed the following members to the Kentucky Board of Dentistry to serve for terms expiring June 30, 2018, effective July 1.

·Mary Ann Burch, of Frankfort, is a dental hygienist for Dr. Gene Burch. She represents dental hygienists.

·Robert B. Zena, of Louisville, is a prosthodontist. He represents licensed dentists.

·Adam K. Rich, of Dry Ridge, is a dentist at Precision Dental Care PSC. He represents licensed dentists.

Agricultural Finance Corp.

Beshear appointed Aaron Michael Miller to the Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corp. Board of Directors to serve until June 26, 2018.

Miller, of Elizabethtown, is regional vice president at Farm Credit Mid-America. He represents farm credit association officers.

The appointment replaces Joel M. Oney, whose term has expired.

Office for the Blind State Rehabilitation Council

Beshear appointed the following members to the Kentucky Office for the Blind State Rehabilitation Council:

·Rhonda Sue Skidmore, of Bromley, represents current or former applicants for or recipients of vocational rehabilitation services. The appointment replaces Geraldine Slusher, whose term has expired. Skidmore shall serve until June 30, 2017.

·Debra Lewis, of Louisville, represents the Kentucky Council for the Blind. The appointment replaces William Deatherage, whose term has expired. Lewis shall serve until June 30, 2017.

·Carla T. Webster, of Nicholasville, is a program manager at Xerox Corp. She represents business, industry and labor.

The appointment replaces Rebecca E. Murrell, who has resigned. Webster shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending June 30, 2015.

·Gary R. Hess, of Shepherdsville, is an executive assistant at Ky-Spin. He represents parent and training information programs.

The appointment replaces Rhonda Logsdon, who has resigned. Hess shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending June 30, 2015.

·Paul D. McKee, of Lexington, is a social worker for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. He represents the Statewide Independent Living Council.

The appointment replaces Ann Smits, who has resigned. McKee shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending June 30, 2015.

Beshear reappointed the following members to the council to serve until June 30, 2017:

·Mary Catherine Jackson, of Louisville, is retired. She represents the National Federation of the Blind.

·David R. Lawson, of Louisville, is a supervisor at LC Industries. He represents the National Industries for the Blind.

·Susan M. Ament, of Lexington, is a volunteer. She represents the Bluegrass Council for the Blind.

Plumbing Code Committee

Beshear appointed Brian S. Tharpe to the State Plumbing Code Committee to serve for a term expiring May 1, 2016.

Tharpe, of Elizabethtown, is a plumber and commercial coordinator at Knights Mechanical. He represents the Kentucky Association of Master Contractors. The appointment replaces Steven A. Milby, whose term has expired.

 

Beshear reappointed Francis L. Craven Jr. to the committee to serve for a term expiring May 1, 2016.

Craven Jr., of Louisville, is a master plumber at Intertech Mechanical Services. He represents the United Association of Journeyman Plumbers.

 

Beshear reappointed the following members to the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Long-Term Care Administrators to serve for terms expiring Jan. 12, 2018:

·Patrick S. Donahue, of Morganfield, is an administrator at Methodist Hospital Union County. He represents the Kentucky Hospital Association.

·Christopher B. Minnich, of Bowling Green, is an administrator and owner of Fair Oaks Health Systems. He represents the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities.

 

Beshear appointed Elisabeth M. King to the Geographic Information Advisory Council to serve for a term expiring Sept. 22, 2017.

King, of Richmond, is a planning and zoning clerk for the City of Richmond. She represents the Kentucky League of Cities. The appointment replaces Harla A. McClure, whose term has expired.

 

Beshear reappointed the following members to the council to serve for terms expiring Sept. 22, 2017:

Ann N. Miller, of Versailles, is a data management coordinator at Pilkington North America. She represents the Kentucky League of Cities.

·Kevin R. Cornette, of Vanceburg, is economic development director at Buffalo Trace Area Development District. He represents the Kentucky Council on Area Development Districts.

Beshear reappointed the following members to the Forestry Best Management Practices Board to serve for a term expiring April 22, 2018:

·Carroll B. Amyx, of Campton, is a retired teacher and farmer. He represents the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation.

·John W. Reinstetle, of Whitesburg, works for BPM Lumber . He represents at large woodland owners.

·Jeffrey W. Stringer, of Lexington, is a professor at the University of Kentucky. He represents the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry.

Beshear appointed Lauren D. Palmer to the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service to serve for a term expiring Jan. 3, 2017.

·Lauren D. Palmer, of Verona, is a supervisor at Northern Kentucky University. The appointment replaces DeAnna L. Brangers, whose term has expired.

 

Beshear appointed Noel Rush II to the Governor’s Scholar Program Board of Directors to serve for a term expiring June 20, 2017.

Rush II, of Louisville, is an executive manager at R.J. Corman Railroad Group LLC. The appointment replaces T. Kevin Flanery, whose term has expired.

 

Gov. Beshear reappointed Richard A. Rankin to the board to serve for a term expiring June 20, 2017.

Rankin, of Goshen, is a business owner at Sterling G. Thompson Co.

 

Beshear reappointed D. Michael Griffin to the State Police Personnel Board to serve for a term expiring June 19, 2018.

Griffin, of Crestwood, is retired from law enforcement.

 

Beshear reappointed the following members to the Motor Vehicle Commission to serve for terms expiring July 1, 2017. This order is effective July 2, 2014.

·Kenneth B. Blanton, of Greenup, is a retired car dealer. He represents used motor dealers.

·Delbert T. Farmer, of Louisville, is chief operating officer at Oxmoor Automotive Group. He represents new motor vehicle dealers.

·Ronald L. Jackson, of Frankfort, is retired. He represents automobile wholesalers.

Beshear appointed the following members to the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Nominating Commission to serve for terms expiring April 15, 2016:

·Jay S. Simmons, of Mayfield, is superintendent at Carlisle County Board of Education. The appointment replaces Margaret G. Pope, whose term has expired.

·John M. Pace, of Paducah, is a legal assistant at Denton & Keuler LLP. The appointment replaces Dennis K. Shoulders, whose term has expired.

 

Beshear reappointed the following members to the commission:

·Gaye Lyne Dickey, of Paducah, is deputy clerk for McCracken County. Dickey shall serve for a term expiring April 15, 2017.

·Karen Harris Story, of Paducah, is a practice manager at Story Physical Therapy. Story shall serve for a term expiring April 15, 2018.

 

Gov. Beshear appointed John J. Miranda to the Kentucky Single Family Dwellings Advisory Committee to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2017. This order is effective

July 1, 2014.

Miranda, of Louisville, is a registered builder at Pinnacle Properties of Louisville LLC. He represents the Home Builders Association of Kentucky. The appointment replaces Michael L. Montgomery, whose term has expired.

 

Beshear reappointed Frank L. Wallace to the committee to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2017. This order is effective July 1, 2014.

·Frank L. Wallace, of Madisonville, is a building official for the City of Madisonville. He represents the Code Administrators Association of Kentucky.

 

Beshear appointed Patricia Spurr to the Board of Nursing to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2018. This order is effective July 1, 2014.

Spurr, of Louisville, is a nursing professor at Spalding University. She represents the Kentucky Nurses’ Association as registered nurse educators. The appointment replaces Susan G. Mudd, whose term has expired.

 

Beshear reappointed the following members to the board to serve for terms expiring June 30, 2018. This order is effective July 1, 2014.

·Natalie J. Tate, of Paducah, is a licensed practical nurse at Lourdes Hospice. She represents the Kentucky Licensed Practical Nurses Organization.

·Christie S. Coe, of Louisville, is a registered nurse at Jewish Hospital. She represents the Kentucky Nurses Association.

·Jimmy T. Isenberg, of Glasgow, is an associate professor of nursing at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College, Glasgow Campus. He represents the Kentucky Licensed Practical Nurses Organization as a practical nurse educator.

 

Beshear reappointed Michael E. Plummer to the Board of Claims and Crime Victims Compensation Board to serve for a term expiring July 1, 2018. This order is effective July 2, 2014.

Plummer, of Fort Mitchell, is an attorney.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Terrance R. Lee to the Kentucky Board of Barbering to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Feb. 1, 2016.

Lee, of Louisville, is a master barber and instructor at Nai’s 1st Impression. He represents master barbers. The appointment replaces Junius L. Carpenter, who has resigned.

 

Beshear reappointed the following members to the Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to serve for terms expiring July 1, 2017. This order is effective July 2, 2014.

·Rebecca T. Crawford, of Bardstown, is a retired registered nurse. She represents the American Association of Retired Persons.

·Barbie Duncan Harris, of Danville, is a retired teacher from the Kentucky School for the Deaf. She represents the Kentucky Association of the Deaf.

Beshear reappointed the following members to the Elevator Advisory Committee to serve for terms expiring July 1, 2017. This order is effective July 2.

·  Richard J. Seckel, of Lexington, works for nonprofit civil legal services at Kentucky Equal Justice Center. He represents citizens at large.

· Tim J. Flahive, of Louisville, is a business agent at IUEC Local 20. He represents organized labor.

·Roger A. Irvine, of Magnolia, is a consultant at Cedar Elevator Consultants. He represents architectural design, elevator consulting, or engineering profession with experience in elevator design.

 

Beshear appointed the following members to the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology:

·Serena R. Owen, of Elsmere, is an educator, youth minister and grant writer at Bowles Center for Diversity Outreach. She represents citizens at large. The appointment replaces Paula A. Brinegar, whose term has expired. Owen shall serve for a term expiring July 15, 2017.

·Gerald Anthony Walker, of Livingston, is a clinical psychologist at Kentucky River Foothills Head Start. He represents licensed psychologists. The appointment replaces William G. Elder, whose term has expired. Walker shall serve for a term expiring March 11, 2018.

 

Beshear appointed the following members to the Statewide Advisory Council for Vocational Rehabilitation to serve for terms expiring May 20, 2017:

·Elsie J. Speed, of Lexington, is a retired teacher. She represents individuals with disabilities. The appointment replaces David H. Allgood, whose term has expired.

·Meg Steinman, of Lexington, is an agricultural regulatory specialist at the University of Kentucky. She represents disability advocacy groups. The appointment replaces Terry R. Shockley, whose term has expired.

·Zella Wells, of Paintsville, is a retired assistant superintendent for Johnson County Schools. She represents individuals with severe disabilities. The appointment replaces Juanita Westerfield, whose term has expired.

·Michelle Bazeley, of Louisville, is a self-employed employment counselor. She represents community rehabilitation programs. The appointment replaces Nancy D. Hunter, whose term has expired.

Beshear reappointed the following members to the council to serve for terms expiring May 20, 2017:

·Roger N. Braden, of Taylor Mill, is an attorney at Braden Law Firm. He represents community rehabilitation providers.

·Kelly Ann Colvin, of Paintsville, is a vocational rehabilitation counselor at the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. She represents vocational rehabilitation counselors.

 

Beshear reappointed the following members to the Kentucky Board of Education, to serve for terms expiring April 14, 2018:

·Jonathan V. Parrent, of Princeton, is dean of student affairs at Madisonville Community College. He represents the 1st Supreme Court District.

·William L. Twyman, of Cave City, is an educator and consultant with Educational Directions. He represents the 2nd Supreme Court District.

·Roger Lee Marcum, of Bardstown, is a retired educator. He represents the 3rd Supreme Court District.

·Mary Gwen Wheeler, of Louisville, is an executive with the nonprofit 55,000 Degrees. She represents the 4th Supreme Court District.

·Nawanna B. Privett, of Lexington, is an education consultant. She represents the 5th Supreme Court District.

·Grayson R. Boyd, of Williamsport, is a retired educator. He represents the 7th Supreme Court District.