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News briefs: Governor makes appointments, Coast Guard scholarship awarded, Reagor honored

Governor makes appointments

Mark A. Schroer, of Newport, is a physician who will represent the Kentucky Medical Association and serve for a term expiring Aug. 31, 2023. The State Board of Medical Licensure ensures that only qualified medical and osteopathic physicians are licensed and initiates appropriate disciplinary action in response to violations of the Medical Practice Act. The Board also regulates the practice of Physician Assistants, Surgical Assistants, Athletic Trainers and Acupuncturists in the Commonwealth.

Mark Francis Simendinger, of Edgewood, is a general manager of Kentucky Speedway. He will serve for a term expiring April 27, 2022, on
the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is charged with the responsibility of regulating the conduct of horse racing and parimutuel wagering on horse racing and related activities within the Commonwealth.

Larry Hiller, of California, is a maintenance professional has been appointed as a city commission for the City of California. He will serve according to the provisions of Section 152 of the Kentucky Constitution. California is a home-rule class city in Campbell County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 90.

Coast Guard scholarship

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and wellness of all Coast Guard members and their families, has awarded 128 new scholarships in 2019. In the 29 years of this program, the Coast Guard Foundation has paid out more than $5.4 million to more than 1,100 college-aged young adults to help the families of Coast Guard members achieve their goals of higher education.

Juliena Chadwell, child of USCG Chief Petty Officer Joseph Chadwell, was awarded a Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship. From Independence, Chadwell is attending Northern Kentucky University.

The Coast Guard Foundation Scholarships benefit the children of enlisted men and women who are serving or have served in the U.S. Coast Guard, whether active duty, reserve, retired or deceased.

“The children of the brave men and women of the Coast Guard consistently demonstrate a focused dedication to their studies and desire to give back to their communities,” said Susan Ludwig, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “These scholarships are an investment in the development of the next generation of leaders. The future of our country will be determined by these young adults. We are proud to assist them to get the education they desire.”

To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation, or to help support its work, please visit www.coastguardfoundation.org or call (860) 535-0786.

Karen Reagor honored

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet recognized individuals and organizations for making positive contributions to Kentucky’s environment. Among those was Karen Reagor, of Crestview Hills, who was honored with the Kentucky Excellence in Energy Leadership Award, given by the Kentucky Office of Energy to individuals or entities having a tremendous impact on the Commonwealth by inspiring others to save energy and/or utilize alternative energy resources.

Reagor, director of the National Energy Education Development (NEED) project, has inspired thousands of Kentucky teachers and generations of students to achieve a deeper understanding of all forms of energy and its relationship to our natural and built environments. In the past school year alone, 397 teachers attended a NEED teacher workshop. Those teachers, in turn, shared their knowledge with nearly 58,000 students.

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