Whitney Hale

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College: University Press of Kentucky

Governor Collins to Speak at Clark Medallion Presentation

Published: Feb 24, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 24, 2014) — The latest winner of the Thomas D. Clark Medallion, "Kentucky Government, Politics, and Public Policy," edited by James C. Clinger and Michael W. Hail and published by University Press of Kentucky, will be celebrated at a presentation beginning 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Brown Forman room at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort, Ky.

 

As part of the medallion presentation, Governor Martha Layne Collins will speak on her experiences in state government and the importance of books like this in helping citizens understand the political process. Jack Brammer, Frankfort reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader, will moderate the event, which is free and open to the public.

 

The Thomas D. Clark Foundation was established in 1994 in honor of Thomas Clark, Kentucky’s historian laureate and founder of the University Press of Kentucky. Since 2012, the foundation has chosen one book which highlights Kentucky history and culture to be honored with a Thomas D. Clark Medallion. "Kentucky Government, Politics, and Public Policy" joins previous winner, "The Hills Remember: The Complete Short Stories of James Still," as the second book so honored.

 

"Kentucky Government, Politics, and Public Policy" is the first comprehensive volume on Kentucky government and politics in three decades and features contributions from Kentucky’s most well-known and respected political scientists. It covers state and local institutions, policy issues facing the state, and future political developments in the Commonwealth.

 

The publication also includes numerous supplemental documents of interest, including the entire text of the Kentucky Constitution; listings of governors, lieutenant governors, cities and counties; and the text of several important speeches.

 

The wealth of information available led U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell to declare "Kentucky Government, Politics, and Public Policy" "the most in-depth and comprehensive study of political science in Kentucky I have come across." He went on to say he hopes that "the next great statesman from Kentucky" may be reading the book right now.

 

University Press of Kentucky is the scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, representing a consortium that now includes all of the state universities, five private colleges, and two historical societies. Led by Director Stephen Wrinn, its editorial program focuses on the humanities and the social sciences. Offices for the administrative, editorial, production and marketing departments of the press are found at University of Kentucky, which provides financial support toward the operating expenses of the publishing operation.   

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Hale, 859-257-8716whitney.hale@uky.edu

 

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