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Retired Brigadier General Steven Bullard appointed to head Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs

Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed retired Brigadier General Steven Bullard, of Crestwood, as executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs (KCMA), effective Aug. 16. This post was previously held by Colonel Blaine Hedges, who served in that role from November 2016 through July 2019. “We are pleased today to announce the appointment of retired Brig. Gen. Steven Bullard as the next...

Kentucky launches initiative to fast track veterans, transitioning military personnel to aircraft mechanics

Transitioning military personnel and veterans with aviation or power plant mechanics experience are now eligible to become Federal Aviation Administration certified in Kentucky. Through a collaborative effort among the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC), Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), the University of Louisville, and the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs...

Bevin appoints Hedges as executive director of Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs

Gov. Matt Bevin announced the appointment of Col. M. Blaine Hedges, of Louisville, as Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, effective Dec. 1. Hedges will serve for a term concurrent with the Governor. “Col. Hedges is a man of distinguished character and has, throughout his career, demonstrated exceptional leadership and management skills,” said Bevin. “As a fellow...

Bevin names five to Military Affairs Commission; 911 Services Board members added

Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions: Walter M. Herd, Donald C. Storm and Laura R. Harper have been appointed to the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs. Robert S. Silverthorn, Jr. and Norman E. Arflack have been designated as Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively. • Walter M. Herd, of Simpsonville, is Director of the Army’s Soldier for Life Transition...

How important is Kentucky’s aerospace, aviation industry? Study launched to find out

Kentucky’s aerospace/aviation industry plays a significant role in the state economy, but just how significant? And what can be done to shore up the developing industry and create more jobs?   “It’s essential that we identify ways we can continue to develop this new economy for Kentucky, and especially Eastern Kentucky, with its high-skilled, high-paying jobs.” — State Rep....