Board of Education members

Karen Hensley

District 1 Director Karen Tilford

Serves District 1, northeast Ballard County

Began service in 2008; current term expires at the end of 2022. Serving as board chair for 2018.

Employed at Ballard Telephone Co. since 2000; currently serving as as the accounting manager.

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

Holds bachelor’s degree in accounting and master’s degree in telecommunications management from Murray State University.

Resides in Kevil.

Kent Gordon

District 2 Director Kent Gordon
 
 
Serves District 2, north-central Ballard County

Began service in 2013; current term expires at the end of 2022. Serving as board vice-chair for 2018

Employed at Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant since 1989; currently serving as facility maintenance coordinator and front line manager for Four Rivers Nuclear partnership.

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

Resides in LaCenter; has two BMHS alumni sons - one a graduate of the University of Kentucky enginseering department and another a member of Kentucky National Guard and attending Murray State University.

Brandon Birney

District 3 Director Brandon Birney

Serves District 3, southeast Ballard County

Began service in 2017; current term expires at the end of 2022.

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 degree 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 at the end of 2020.

Employed as a quality specialist at Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant since 1991.  

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 Memorial High 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 at the end of 2020.

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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