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Nominations sought for governor's volunteer awards; Nomination deadline Feb. 18

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, January 16, 2008  
Contact Information:  Media Contact: Lisa Wallace, (502) 564-6786, ext. 4013
Program information: 800) 239-7404 (toll free)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 16, 2008) - Nearly everyone knows one of those extraordinary people who give their time, talent and support to serve the unmet needs of others while asking nothing in return.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2007 Governor’s Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service to honor those special people who, largely unnoticed and wholly without compensation, give selflessly to improve the lives of others.

Administered by the Kentucky Commission for Community Volunteerism and Service in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the Governor’s awards program has recognized and celebrated the contributions of Kentucky volunteers for more than a decade.

“The Governor’s volunteer awards shine a light on adults and youth who serve their fellow Kentuckians, making homes and families, communities and this commonwealth better for their efforts,” said Governor Steve Beshear.

Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 18. With the exception of the Director of Volunteers and Lifetime Achievement categories, nominations must focus on service activities that occurred between July 1, 2006, and Dec. 31, 2007. Individuals and groups may be nominated in only one category and self-nominations are accepted. Award winners from the previous five years are ineligible for the 2007 awards.

The 2007 awards will be presented at a special ceremony in the spring.

More information and nomination forms are available online at



Last Updated 1/16/2008