Board of Education members
Karen Tilford
District 1 Director Karen Tilford

Serves District 1, northeast Ballard County

Began service in 2008; current term expires in 2018. Serving as board chair for 2017.

Employed as the accountant at Ballard Telephone Co. since 2000.

Part-time instructor in computer and information technology classes at WKCTC since 2006.

Holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Murray State University.

Resides in Kevil; has one child enrolled in college.
Kent Gordon
District 2 Director Kent Gordon
 
 
Serves District 2, north-central Ballard County

Began service in 2013; current term expires in 2018. Serving as board vice-chair for 2017

Employed at Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant for 24 years; currently serving as RCW systems manager for USEC.

Holds associate's degree in business management from University of Kentucky's Paducah campus.

Resides in LaCenter; has two sons enrolled in college.
Brandon Birney
District 3 Director Brandon Birney

Serves District 3, southeast Ballard County

Began service in 2017; current term expires in 2018.

Employed by Bandana Ag Inc. and Agro Tech Inc. since 2004.

Involved with the Ballard Bullets, a non-profit junior athletics booster club formed to support little league activities here.

Holds a bachelor’s degrees in agriculture from Murray State University.

Resides in LaCenter; has two children.
Cara Hunt Mills
District 4 Director Cara Mills

Serves District 4, western Ballard County

Began service in 2011; current term expires in 2016.

Employed by United States Enrichment Corp., including 19 years as a laboratory technologist, and the past two years as a quality assurance specialist.  

Holds bachelor’s degree in biology/chemistry from MSU, master’s degree in public health administration from Western Kentucky University; and was certified NQA-1 Lead Auditor in December 2011.

Resides on Wickliffe route; has one child enrolled in Ballard County Middle School and one BMHS graduate.
Tammy Dennis
District 5 Director Tammy Dennis

Serves District 5, southwest Ballard County

Began service in 2008; current term expires in 2016.

Employed as office manager at Ballard County Co-op Inc. for 16 years.

Graduate of BMHS and PCC.

Resides on Barlow route with spouse, Curtis.

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