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District Commission Members

In Memoriam
Dr. James R. Rich - Commission Member Emeritus

Dr. James R. Rich, who honorably served as a commission member representing Northern Kentucky’s 5th Wildlife District for 36 years, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. He was 92.

“Doc” Rich was the longest serving member on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission. Over the course of his tenure, eight Kentucky governors appointed him to the commission. His roles included chairman, vice-chairman and secretary. In recognition of Rich’s years of service to conservation, Gov. Steve Beshear gave him a lifetime appointment as Commission Member Emeritus in 2012.

“Kentucky Fish and Wildlife is like family to me,” Rich said at the time. “I’ve enjoyed all of my years with Fish and Wildlife and cherish the memories.”

Rich, a graduate of Georgetown College and the University of Louisville School of Medicine, opened a family medical practice in Taylor Mill in November 1955. He continued the practice for 56 years before his retirement.

An avid hunter and angler, his memberships included the League of Kentucky Sportsmen, National Rifle Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, Quail Unlimited and Ducks Unlimited.

In 1998, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources named a 2,273-acre wildlife management area in Owen County in Rich’s honor.

Rich buttressed several major undertakings at the department while serving on the commission, lending his support to turkey, elk and native walleye restoration efforts.

Dr. James R. Rich - Commissioner Emeritus 

James Rich, M.D.


Dr. Harry W. Carloss – 1st District

Dr. Harry Carloss is a lifelong sportsman. Born in Lexington, he developed an interest in the outdoors on his farm in Christian County. He is an Eagle Scout.

He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor-of-Science degree in Zoology. After graduation he attended medical school at the University of Louisville. He specialized in internal medicine, hematology and oncology. He received advanced training at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, CA. After training he returned to Kentucky and set up practice in Paducah where he practiced for 30 years. He retired in 2007.

Since retirement he spends time on his farms in McCracken and Livingston Counties. He has served in numerous state and national organizations including President of Kentucky Medical Association and Governor of the American College of Physicians. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Louisville.

He was recognized as the Jackson Purchase Landowner of the Year in 2013 by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

He is a member of Ducks Unlimited, NWTF, QDMA, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Pheasants Forever, Boone and Crocket, and a Patron Life member of the NRA.

He lives in Paducah with his wife of 43 years, Barbara. He has three children - Beth Riley, Caroline Wheat,​ and Andrew Carloss. He has five grandchildren and hopes to be able to pass intact the rights and privileges he enjoyed growing up in Kentucky hunting and fishing.

Dr. Harry Carloss 

Dr. Harry W. Carloss
5950 Blandville Road
Paducah, KY 42001

Term: Aug. 19, 2016 - Aug. 13, 2020

First District Counties: Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, McCracken, Marshall, Trigg

Brian Fisher -2nd District

Brian Fisher of Bowling Green received his appointment as the 2nd District representative on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission on Dec. 5, 2018.

Brian currently serves as general manager of the Hughes and Coleman law firm, where he is responsible for oversight and management of the company’s operations. He graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Master of Business Administration degree in 2013.

He is a long-standing member of Ducks Unlimited and a member of the National Rifle Association.

Brian Fisher 

Brian Fisher
708 Sherwood Dr.
Bowling Green, KY 42103

Term: Dec. 5, 2018 - Aug. 13, 2022

Second District Counties: Allen, Butler, Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Logan, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Simpson, Todd, Union, Warren, Webster

Ralph Swallows - 3rd District

Ralph Swallows, of Louisville, received his appointment as the 3rd District representative on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission on Oct. 25, 2018.

He is a registered investment advisor for the Kentucky Financial Group Inc. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications and Human Relations from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee.

He sought a seat on the commission out of his love of the outdoors. “I have fished and hunted as long as I can remember, and always loved being in the wild,” he said. “We have a wonderful heritage in this state and passing it onto the next generation is of great importance.”

He founded and organized the Wild Game Feed at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, and has partnered with Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry to help provide more than 1.5 million meals through the promotion of the Sportsman’s Challenge.

His memberships include the Fern Creek Sportsman’s Club and the Derby City Fly Fishers. He serves as vice president of the Trevecca University Alumni Board.

Ralph Swallows 

Ralph Swallows
4101 Plymouth Road
Louisville, KY 40207

Term: Oct. 25, 2018 - Aug. 13, 2022

Third District Counties: Breckinridge, Bullitt, Jefferson, Meade, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer

Kenny L. Knott - 4th District

Kenny L. Knott of Glasgow has worked various positions in the lumber industry since 1987, including mill manager and business partner. He currently works for Roy Anderson Lumber in the wood procurement side of the business. A native of Marshall County, he grew up working a large livestock farm, whe​re he also grew tobacco and row crops. In his spare time, he spent the days hunting and fishing from an early age. He attended Marshall County High School and Murray State University.

He has an extensive background in the outdoors. In addition to his duck, deer and turkey hunting pursuits, he is a 15-year tournament angler and served as past president of the Kentucky Trapshooters League. He is a member of the National Rifle Association and a life member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association. In his role as commission member, Knott wants to help give young sportsmen and sportswomen the opportunity to learn safe handling of firearms as well as learn to hunt and fish in Kentucky.

Knott and his wife, Kim, have two daughters, Jenna Crandell and Karey Wilbeck. They are members of the East Main Church of Christ in Glasgow.

Kenny Knott 

Kenny L. Knott
104 Oak Leaf Street
Glasgow, KY 42141
(270) 407-3330

Term: Sep. 7, 2017 - Aug. 13, 2021

Fourth District Counties: Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, Larue, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson, Taylor, Washington

Kevin R. Bond – 5th District

Kevin Bond has been a Boone County resident for 45 years. He and his wife Julie, of 19 years, have four children, Derrik, Samantha, Cooper and Brady. He developed his love of the outdoors at a very young age while hunting with his Grandfather. That passion now manifests itself in introducing youth to the wonderful outdoors.

Kevin, a master plumber since 1997, is owner and CEO of Trademark Plumbing. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a National Association of Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors’ Apprentice.

He serves as a board member of Quail Forever, where he chairs the annual Whistlers Day for ~350-400 youth who learn about hunting and fishing. In addition, he is a member of Associated Master Plumbers of Northern Kentucky-1994-Present, and President of the Associated Master Plumbers of Northern Kentucky since 2006.

“I am thrilled and honored to serve as Fifth district Commission Member, and I look forward to helping to enhance youth programs.” He said, “It is critical to provide avenues for continuing education for our youth.”


Kevin Bond 

Kevin R. Bond
7660 East Bend Road
Burlington, KY 41005

Term: Aug. 19, 2016 - Aug. 13, 2020

Fifth District Counties: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Trimble

Dr. Jeffrey Eaton – 6th District

Dr. Jeffrey Eaton, of Lawrenceburg, received his appointment as the 6th District representative on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission on Sept. 20, 2018.

He is lead pastor of the Hope Community Church in Frankfort. His education includes a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Campbellsville University; a Master of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville; and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He has served as an adjunct professor at Campbellsville University and as a doctoral supervisor at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama.

He has the distinction of taking his first turkey while appearing on the “Kentucky Afield” television show with then-Host Dave Shuffett. His memberships include the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, National Sporting Clays Association and the Hunting Retriever Club.

A dedicated wingshooter of waterfowl, upland birds and turkeys, his hobbies include helping the game call industry develop turkey and duck calls. Jeff founded the Rev Outdoors ministry, which focuses on a message of integrity and character while in the field, on the water, or in everyday life. He is a frequent speaker at wild game banquets and enjoys introducing hunters to the shooting sports, dog training and using game calls.

His community service includes serving as board chairman of Frankfort Regional Medical Center and chaplain for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.


Jeff Eaton 

Dr. Jeffrey Eaton
1348 Bonnie Blue Loop
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

Term: Sep. 20, 2018 - Aug. 13, 2020

Sixth District Counties: Anderson, Boyle, Casey, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Jessamine, Lee, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Powell, Rockcastle, Scott, Woodford

Paul Horn – 7th District

Paul Horn earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1994.

He has worked in Eastern Kentucky for 22 years since college. He has held positions as a mining engineer, chief engineer, and Chief Operating Officer of mining operations. For the past 16 years he has been employed by Booth Energy. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Kentucky Coal Association.

Paul is a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. He is also a member of several local fish and game clubs, as well as the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He has enjoyed hunting and fishing since he was a child and wants to ensure the resources of Kentucky’s fish and wildlife for future generations.

Paul resides in Prestonsburg with his wife Stacy, and 8-year-old son Derek.

Paul Horn 

Paul Horn
147 Edgewood Lane
Prestonsburg, KY 41653

Term: Aug. 5, 2016 - Aug. 13, 2023

Seventh District Counties: Breathitt, Floyd, Johnson, Harlan, Knott, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike

Doug Morgan - 8th District

Doug Morgan, of Morehead, received his appointment as the 8th District representative on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission on May 2, 2019.

A lifelong sportsman, he grew up in Carter County hunting on the family farm and fishing Tygarts Creek.

Morgan is past treasurer and past president of the Kentucky Houndsmen Association and served as vice chairman on the State Advisory Committee for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. He also worked extensively with the Cave Run Kids Fishing Derby, serving as its treasurer for two years.

Morgan has been a certified 4-H black powder coach, recipient of the Kentucky Long Rifle Woodsman of the Year award, and National Rifle Association-certified Chief Safety Range Officer.

“I am honored to serve the sportsmen and sportswomen of the 8th District,” he said. “I look forward to collaborating with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife and working alongside my fellow Commission members."

"Youth involvement is very important, and one of my goals during my term is to enhance opportunities for youth to utilize the outdoor resources in their communities.”

Paul Horn  

Doug Morgan
5365 U.S. 60 East
Morehead, KY 40351

Term: May 2, 2019 - Aug. 13, 2022

Eighth District Counties: Bath, Bourbon, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Rowan, Wolfe

Dr. Karl Clinard - 9th District

Dr. Karl D. Clinard, a Pulaski County native, retired in 2014 from his Orthodontic practice. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky and his doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Louisville. He also completed his specialty training in Orthodontics at the University of Louisville.

He holds memberships in several sporting organizations including, life memberships in the NRA and Ducks Unlimited. Dr. Clinard serves as a Board of Trustees member of Campbellsville University and as a Deacon at Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Somerset.

He has hunted in several states in the lower 48, as well as Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Russia.

"I am humbled and honored to represent the sportsmen and women of the 9th district. I enjoy working with the other commission members, as well as the dedicated employees of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. I believe we have a common goal of maintaining, improving, and sharing Kentucky's fish and wildlife resources with fellow Kentuckians as well as tourists who visit our great state."

Karl and his wife, Tara, have two grown daughters and several grandchildren.

Dr. Karl Clinard 

Dr. Karl D. Clinard
3700 Oak Hill Road
Somerset, KY 41503

Term: Aug. 5, 2019 - Aug. 13, 2023

Ninth District Counties: Bell, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Wayne, Whitley