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Jamie Link named Executive Director of Kentucky Communications Network Authority

Jamie Link has been named Executive Director of the Kentucky Communications Network Authority – the state agency overseeing the KentuckyWired project. During a special meeting on Wednesday, Link was voted in and hired by the KCNA Board. He replaces Interim Director Deck Decker. Jamie Link Link brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the agency. Previously he has served as the Finance Director...

Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously sides with Lexington graphic artist over LGBT rights ordinance

The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ruled in favor of a Lexington graphic artist who declined to print T-shirts for a gay pride event. The court ruled that Lexington’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Ordinance (SOGI) was improperly applied since the plaintiff — Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO) — lacked standing. Richard Nelson“The court upheld First...

Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Kentucky selects Charles George as new executive director

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Kentucky (WSWK) have announced Charles George is its new executive director, putting his many years of policy experience to work in guiding the organization in Frankfort and beyond. The group also released the findings of an economic impact report on jobs, payroll, and tax revenue generated by the wholesale and retail tiers of Kentucky’s alcoholic beverage industry. Authored...

Kentuckians for Better Transportation names former State Rep. Leslie Combs as executive director

Kentuckians for Better Transportation (KBT), a statewide transportation association that has a long history of educating and advocating for all modes of transportation in Kentucky, has announced the hiring of Leslie Combs as its executive director. “KBT has found an experienced leader not only in transportation but a leader for all of Kentucky,” said Rod England, KBT Chair, “Leslie brings legislative...

Lexington’s Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center announces search for new executive director

The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center recently announced the opening of the search for a new executive director. The search will be led by a committee comprised of Lyric Board members, with the assistance of nonprofit consultant Lee Ellen Martin. The executive director is responsible for the overall administration and management of the organization, including fundraising, arts and cultural programming,...