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News Briefs: NKY artist Ken Page’s painting at Derby Exhibit, Gov. appoints four NKyians to state boards

NKY artist Ken Page will be among the 24 Kentucky artists having work on view in Frankfort for the Governor’s Derby Exhibit, an annual initiative coordinated by the Kentucky Arts Council.

Page’s work “Crocus Creek” is included in the exhibit which is on display through June 4, in the Capitol Rotunda, 700 Capital Ave. in Frankfort, and is part of the Governor’s Derby Celebration.

“The Kentucky Derby is a time-honored tradition, and so, too, is our celebration of work by Kentucky artists,” said Kentucky First Lady Glenna Bevin. “We hope all Kentuckians will take advantage of the opportunity to see this exhibit, whether they are in town for the Derby this weekend, or visiting the Capitol during the rest of the month. The artwork in it is truly a treasure the Commonwealth can be proud of.”

The exhibit theme is “Reflections of the Commonwealth,” which Louisville artist Victor Sweatt chose to interpret with his painting, titled “The People’s Champ,” showing The Greatest of All Time, Louisville native and world champion boxer Muhammad Ali.

Governor’s appointments

Kenneth C. Moellman, Sr. and Barbara D. Weber have been appointed as members of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 17th Judicial Circuit and District of Kentucky. 

• Kenneth C. Moellman, Sr., of Alexandria, is retired. He will serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2022; and
• Barbara D. Weber, of Alexandria, is a retired real estate broker. She will serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2022.
When a judicial vacancy occurs, the executive secretary of the Judicial Nominating Commission sends a notice of vacancy to all attorneys in the judicial circuit or the judicial district affected. Attorneys can recommend someone or nominate themselves. Once that occurs, the individuals interested in the position return a questionnaire to the Office of Chief Justice. The Chief Justice then meets with the Judicial Nominating Commission to choose three nominees. The names of the applicants are not released. However, once the Judicial Nominating Commission has determined the names of the three finalists to be sent to the Governor for selection, the Judicial Branch makes the names available to the public and the media. The credentials of these three nominees are sent to the Governor for review. When the Governor appoints the replacement, his office makes the announcement.

Appointed as members of the State Advisory Committee for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Vanessa Lenear, of Florence, is a community event coordinator. She will serve for a term expiring March 8, 2020; and 

Chester Alan Hayes, of California, is a retired planning specialist for GE Aircraft Engines. He will serve for a term expiring March 8, 2020

The State Advisory Committee for the Land and Water Conservation Fund is composed of 15 gubernatorial appointees which are to oversee federal grant funds that are used to protect important natural areas, acquire land for outdoor recreation and to develop or renovate public outdoor recreation facilities such as campgrounds, picnic areas, sports and playfields, swimming facilities, boating facilities, fishing facilities, trails, natural areas and passive parks.

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