Kentucky Governor Beshear appoints Onkst to state commission

March 11th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by BNO News  

FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY (BNO NEWS) – Governor Steve Beshear on Thursday appointed State Librarian Wayne Onkst to the Kentucky Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet announced.

Wayne Onkst was awarded in 2005 with the Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children by the American Library Association. Onkst is the director of the Kenton Public Library in Covington, Kentucky. He is known for his outstanding commitment to providing library services for children in his community.

The Kentucky Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has been tasked with recommending activities to celebrate important Civil War events in Kentucky, increasing civic awareness about the principle role of the Commonwealth in the Civil War, as well as encouraging communities and businesses to engage in activities to expand the understanding of the Civil War across the state and beyond.

“The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives has important resources to help Kentuckians better understand the Civil War. We look forward to working with the commission to commemorate this important historical event,” said Mr. Onkst

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