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Gov. Matt Bevin Joins Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels in Launching Online Kentucky Colonels Nomination Form

Gov. Matt Bevin Joins Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels in Launching Online Kentucky Colonels Nomination Form

Bill Stephens

June 6th, 2016

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FRANKFORT, KY (June 6, 2016) — Gov. Matt Bevin and Lynn Ashton, the Executive Director of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, today announced an online nomination form for requesting Kentucky Colonels. The new form includes a field where the recommender can list the nominee’s service in a charitable organization or acts of community service.

“Each year, Colonels in all 50 states and 36 countries combine their resources to support non-profits that improve the lives of Kentuckians,” said Gov. Bevin. “Kentucky Colonels are servant leaders that are dedicated to the well-being of their community in a way no one else can be. 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.”

“We appreciate the Governor taking the time to thoughtfully review the application process for the first time in memory,” said Ms. Ashton. “We look forward to continuing to work together in honoring servant leaders and improving the lives of Kentuckians.”

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.

For more information about the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, please go to http://www.kycolonels.org.

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.

Please contact the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels at (502) 266-6114 for inquiries regarding membership status.

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