The commission of Kentucky Colonel is the highest title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky.

The commission of Kentucky Colonel is the highest title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky. It is recognition of an individual’s noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to our community, state and nation.

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels is a voluntary philanthropic organization.

A sitting Kentucky governor noted in a letter to the Honorable Order that he commissioned individuals as Kentucky Colonels “as a Governor’s way of recognizing individuals for their service and accomplishments on behalf of others.”

If you’re a commissioned Colonel, you are a Kentucky Colonel for life. We now encourage you to activate your membership in the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels by making a tax-deductable contribution to the Good Works Program.

Kentucky Colonels are unwavering in devotion to faith, family, commonwealth and country. Passionate about being compassionate. Proud leaders who are gentle but strong in will and commitment. The generosity of our members enables the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels – as a recognized 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization – to reach out and care for our children, support those in need and preserve our rich heritage.

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