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3 from Northern Kentucky Appointed by Governor to State Boards

Governor Matt Bevin appointed three Northern Kentucky residents to state boards and commissions.

Robert William Heckel, of Florence, and James A. Huber, of Independence, were appointed to the Motorcycle Safety Education Advisory Commission. Heckel will represent instructors in the motorcycle safety education program and serve a for a term that expires June 30, 2020.

Huber will represent the Kentucky Motorcycle Association and serve for a term that expires June 30, 2020.

The Motorcycle Safety Education Advisory Commission is made up seven people appointed by the governor and is chanrged with fostering the growth and development of the motorcycle safety and education program in Kentucky.

George Jeffrey Fisk was appointed to the board of directors of the Racing Health and Welfare Fund, Inc.

Fisk, of Independence, is active in the equine business and serves on the executive board of the Kentucky Horse Council, and the executive committee of the National Cutting Horse Association. He is also a former member of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission.

Fisk's term on the board will expire June 8, 2017.

The Kentucky Racing Health and Welfare Fund is a charitable, non-profit organization that helps certain eligible individuals in the Kentucky thoroughbred racing industry who demonstrate need. It was founded in 1978 by an act of the Kentucky General Assembly, and provides benevolent funding toward the payment of medical, hospital, vision and funeral expenses. The Fund provides benefits for off-the-job injuries and illnesses which are not covered by union health and welfare plans, worker’s compensation, social security, public welfare, military benefits, veteran benefits or any other type of health, medical, dental or accident insurance.

-Staff report

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