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Governing Board


Governor Andy Beshear, Louisville



President Jennifer Brown, Founder/Editor of The Hoptown Chronicle, Hopkinsville

First Vice President Cynthia Torp, President/Owner, Solid Light, Inc., Corydon, IN

Second Vice President Sheila Mason, Records Compiler and Intern Coordinator, Legislative Research Commission, Frankfort

Third Vice President Dr. Alicestyne Turley, Historian, Educator, Author, Clay City


Terms Expiring November 2023

McCauley Adams, Louisville

Mary "Mindy" Barfield, Lexington

Rebecca "Becky" Dedman Bowling, Middlesboro

Lora Suttles, Staffordsville


Terms Expiring November 2024

Anthony Apro, Nicholasville

William Alan Denny, Lexington

Dee Alvin Davis III, Whitesburg

Alissa Keller, Hopkinsville


Terms Expiring November 2025

Dr. Deann Stivers Allen, Clay County

Brent Björkman, Bowling Green

Curtis Dame, Rumsey

Mel Hankla, Hitchins


Terms Expiring November 2026

Dr. David Childs, Cincinnati, OH

Ryan Craig, Lexington

Tommy Druen, Georgetown

Haley McCoy, Richmond


Amanda Bush Matthews, Kentucky Oral History Commission, Lexington

Tommy Hines, President, KY Museums & Heritage Alliance, Auburn

Beth Milburn, Acting Commissioner, Representing the State Libraries, Archives and Records Commission, Frankfort

Scott Alvey, KHS Executive Director, Representing KHS, Frankfort