Commission nomination meeting set for July 12 in Barren County

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 28, 2021) — A meeting to nominate candidates for the Fourth District representative on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled July 12 in Cave City.

The meeting will start promptly at 7:30 p.m. (CDT) at the Cave City Convention Center at 502 Mammoth Cave Street. It is an opportunity for the public to have a say about their representative on the nine-member volunteer board. The Fourth District includes 15 counties in southern Kentucky.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. Doors will close promptly at 7:30 p.m. for the duration of the meeting.

The Commission is a nine-member volunteer board whose members serve four-year terms. It meets at least quarterly in Frankfort, and otherwise as needed. Commission members promote fish and wildlife conservation while representing the interests of sportspersons. The Commission recommends all fish, wildlife and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly.

Hunters and anglers nominate candidates at public nomination meetings every four years. The names of up to five nominees (chosen by voting, if necessary) at the meeting will be submitted to Gov. Andy Beshear. The governor will appoint one nominee to a term ending in August 2025, subject to Kentucky Senate confirmation.

Who can nominate candidates and vote?

Residents of the Fourth District who, for the past two consecutive years, have either: purchased a Kentucky hunting or fishing license or hunted or fished in Kentucky but were not required to purchase a license may participate in the nominating meeting and may be nominated. The Fourth District includes Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson, Taylor, and Washington counties.

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