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On Wednesday, July 29th, the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame 2015 Inductees were announced in the Capitol Rotunda. The Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame exists, “To recognize and honor those veterans with a Kentucky connection, who have have received an honorable discharge from any branch of the US military, and who have continued in their civilian status to make a significant contribution to society in the community, state, or national level.” A banquet dinner and induction ceremony will be held in Frankfort in September.
A banquet and ceremony honoring those inductees will be held on Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Frankfort Convention Center. The cost for the banquet dinner is $75 per person. The actual ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 10:00 am at the Capital Plaza Hotel and is free to attend. Mark your calendar NOW for September 25th & 26th to come celebrate and honor our Kentucky Veterans.
Those inductees include:
Lieutenant Colonel Eddie Adcock, USAF, Nebo, Hopkins County
Sergeant Eddie Riley Brierly, USMC, Maysville, Mason County
Corporal Jim Claypool, PhD., US Army, Park Hills, Kenton County
Army Specialist 5, H. B Deatherage, U.S. Army, Villa Hills, Kenton County
Corporal Robert Flick (Deceased), USMC, Hebron, Boone County
Major General Richard Frymire, USNavy & USMC, Madisonville, Hopkins County
Chief Master Sergeant Jenny L. Goins, USAF, Frankfort, Franklin County
Petty Officer 2nd Class James Hales, US Navy, Cold Spring, Campbell County
Captain Jenean Hampton, USAF, Bowling Green, Warren County
Sergeant Charles Hinds, U.S. Army, Frankfort, Franklin County
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Hinds, USAF, Florence, Boone County
Corporal Walter Hoots, U S Army, Columbia, Adair County. Walter served in WWII – The youngest living WWII veteran in Kentucky – age 87
Lieutenant David Jarrett, US Navy, Elizabethtown, Hardin County
Specialist 4 Robert Manning, US Army, Louisville, Jefferson County
Corporal E-4 David Monroe, US Army, Hebron, Boone County
Lieutenant Colonel David Price, US Army, Frankfort, Franklin County
Sergeant First Class E-7 Carlos Pugh, U S Army, Frankfort, Franklin County
Master Sergeant Ronald Rice, USAF, Maysville, Mason County
Specialist 4 John Salyers, U S Army, Erlanger, Kenton County
Major Mark See, USAF, Alexandria, Campbell County
E-5 Rudy Stone, U S Navy, Madisonville, Hopkins County
Corporal Aubrey Walker, U S Army, Madisonville, Hopkins County
Staff Sergeant John Michael Ward, USAF, Alexandria, Campbell County
Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Warren, US Army, Elizabethtown, Hardin County
Lieutenant Henry Wells, MD, US Navy, Hebron, Boone County
Download your invitation HERE.
About the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame:
The Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame Foundation was established in January of 2012. After dialogue exploring the need for a Kentucky Veteran of the Year Award, it was determined that such a project of inducting only one veteran would be virtually impossible…hence the idea to form a Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame was brought to light since such a foundation did not exist in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This was the motivation to create such an entity.
In the spring of 2012 a proposed bill was submitted to the Kentucky Senate and was passed by unanimous vote. The bill did not reach the House of Representatives for their vote, so a new resolution will be re-submitted in very soon.
In the near future, the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame shall seek legislative authority to establish the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame and, with that, we hope to have support of veteran’s service organizations and the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs in our quest to recognize the worthiest of veteran candidates.
On March 11 and 12, 2014 the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame celebrated it’s inaugural Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony @ the BridgetCapital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. Inducting 4 living Medal of Honor recipients, 20 Kentucky Veterans and 3 deceased Kentucky Veterans.
Miss America 2000, Heather French Henry spoke at the Gala Dinner on the first day. Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes spoke at the Induction ceremony on the second day. Dr. Edward Hughes, president of Gateway Community and Technical College also spoke at the induction ceremony on the second day.
The second annual KVHOF induction ceremony will be held at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, KY on September 25 and 26, 2015.
We received our 501 (c) 3 status January 2014.
Donate to the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame HERE.
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Students from Frankfort Middle School were among the hundreds of students that showed up for a rally to support Kentucky Legislative House Bill 236, which essentially gives students a voice in the screening process of new school district superintendents. As stated from the actual bill, “AN ACT relating to superintendent screening committee membership. Amend KRS 160.352 to allow a high school student enrolled in the district to be appointed to the superintendent screening committee.”
The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Derrick Graham, native of and D-Frankfort, was approved by the House and the Senate Education Committee.
Graham spoke at the speech Monday and stated that the issue was not a Democratic or a Republican issue but “a student directed issue.”
Students asked supporters to use the hashtag #StandWithStudents, to show support of clean HB236.
Frankfort students showed leadership, conviction and determination, by showing for this rally on the capitol steps. To Read about the fate of HB236, click HERE.