The executive director serves as the chief executive officer of the council, overseeing all activities and the day-to-day operations of the council, and approving and overseeing, in conjunction with the Finance and Audit Committee, all financial transactions, contracts, proposals, and other documents binding upon the council. He supports the work of the council and is responsible for recommending and implementing the policies of the council, and interpreting council policy to the public. He also serves as staff liaison to the Executive Committee, the Finance and Audit Committee, and shares staff liaison with the associate director for the Development Committee. Chandler is the council’s principle development officer. He directs marketing and public relations, and represents the council in its external relations. The executive director supervises and evaluates all council staff.
Ben Chandler has been executive director of the Kentucky Humanities Council since July 2013. Chandler comes to the
Council after a 21-year career in Kentucky politics. During his tenure in the
House of Representatives, Chandler was a four-year member of the House
Subcommittee on Interior Appropriations, which oversees the budget for the
National Endowment for the Humanities. From February 2004 through January 2013
Chandler served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Kentucky’s 6th
District. Prior to his work as a Congressman he was the 48th
Attorney General of Kentucky (1996-2004) and the 45th Kentucky State
Chandler graduated with distinction from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in history and a J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Chandler opened a private law practice before beginning his career in politics.
04/29/17 - 06/03/17 Campbell County Public Library, Newport
06/10/17 - 07/08/17 Laurel County Public Library, London
07/15/17 - 08/19/17 Nicholas County Historical Society, Carlisle
08/26/17 - 09/30/17 Appalachian Arts Alliance, Hazard
10/07/17 - 11/11/17 Todd County Welcome Center, Elkton
11/18/17 - 12/30/17 Corbin County Tourism and Convention Commission, Corbin
01/13/18 - 02/24/18 The Lincoln Museum, Hodgenville
03/03/18 - 04/07/18 Fleming County Public Library, Flemingsburg
04/14/18 - 05/19/18 Highlands Museum and Discovery Center, Ashland
05/26/18 - 07/07/18 Lincoln County Public Library, Stanford
07/14/18 - 08/18/18 American Cave Museum, Horse Cave
08/25/18 - 09/29/18 Muhlenburg County Public Library, Greenville
10/06/18 - 11/10/18 Wrather West Kentucky Museum, Murray
11/17/18 - 12/29/18 Georgetown and Scott County Museum
The Kentucky Book Fair attracts writers of all genres and patrons of all walks of life in a celebration of shared passion and mutual interest — the importance and promotion of writing and reading. Each year more than 150 authors attend the Kentucky Book Fair, seeking to promote and support literacy for the public good. The 35th Annual Kentucky Book Fair will be held on November 5, 2016, at the Frankfort Convention Center.
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· Keynote Address from Pulitzer Prize winner, Joel Pett
· Interview and Q & A with Pulitzer Prize winner, Maria Henson
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