The 2018 Kentucky League of Women Voters Council was held April 13-14 in Lexington, Kentucky. Our 2018 Council Agenda included usual annual business items and two speakers, Fayette County Clerk, Don Blevins, Jr. on “Does my vote still count or is the whole system compromised” and Allyson Cox Taylor, Executive Director, Office of Child Abuse and Exploitation Prevention, Kentucky Attorney General on “The State of Child Trafficking in Kentucky.”
Contact: Terry Naydan or Nita Smith, co-presidents
March 21, 2017
League of Women Voters’ 2017 Convention to be held in Louisville, March 31-April 1
LOUISVILLE, KY-The League of Women Voters of Louisville will host the 2017 state League of Women Voters’ Biennial Convention on March 31-April 1.
Members from across the state will meet Friday evening at Romano’s Macaroni Grill, 401 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, for dinner with speaker Deborah Yetter, Courier-Journal Investigative Reporter, talking about “Fake News.” Dinner is at 7:00 p.m.and the program at 7:45 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »
League members enjoyed a beautiful week end at Shaker Village, (see photos at State Convention 2015) sharing ideas and learning from one another. Melissa Currence, LWVUS Young People Task Force co-chair, shared insightful information about the younger generations with ideas for engaging them in League work. A panel of experts including Gretchen Hunt, Ky. Association Sexual Assault Programs, Neil Ward, Attorney and Bell County Prosecutor and Senator Whitney Westerfield (R) Christian County; Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee provided very helpful information about House BIll 8, the new expanded protective orders for victims of dating violence. Retha Wilcoxson, Hardin County League member shared their experience with Kids Vote. Nita Smith provided updates on issues around voter registration and voting in Kentucky and around the country. Carolyn Self worked with members on creating and maintaining local leagues and attracting members. Members elected new co-chairs, Terry Naydan and Nita Smith, first vice-president, Bonnie Lynch, second vice-president, Steve Senft and secretary, Fran Wagner.