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Kentucky Military Heritage Commission

​​In 2002, the Kentucky Military Heritage Commission was created by an act of the General Assembly as an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Kentucky but attached to the Kentucky Heritage Council for administrative and support purposes. The commission consists of the Adjutant General, the State Historic Preservation Officer, the E​xecutive Director of the Kentucky Historical Society, the Executive Director of the Commission on Military Affairs, and the Commissioner of the Department of Veteran's Affairs.

As a means of protection, the commission is charged with maintaining a registry of Kentucky military heritage sites and objects significant to the military history of the Commonwealth. The commission accepts requests from the public for designation of military heritage sites and objects – including buildings, monuments and community resources – that represent all eras of Kentucky's military history. Most sites registered by the commission are military monuments and memorials, but the legislation gives the commission some latitude as to what may be considered for recognition.

Once accepted to the registry, these sites and objects by law cannot be damaged or destroyed, removed or significantly altered, other than for repair or renovation, without the written consent of the commission. Failure to do so is a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense and a Class D felony for each subsequent offense.

The Kentucky Military Sites Report (updated in January 2016) includes all military heritage sites and objects known to exist throughout the Commonwealth, as well as those that have been designated to the registry by the Commission. For more information, see applicable state law KRS 171.780 through KRS 171.788

If you are interested in nominating a site to the registry, download a  MilitarySitesandObjectsApplication.doc, or for more information about nominating a site to the registry, contact KHC at (502) 564-7004. 


Brig. Gen. Steven P. Bullard, USAF/ANG (Retired)​​, Chair
Executive Director, Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs
State Capitol Suite 133, 700 Capital Avenue
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Maj. Gen. Haldane (Hal) B. Lamberton
Kentucky Adjutant General, Kentucky Department of Military Affairs
100 Minuteman Parkway, Boone National Guard Center
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-6168

Lt. Col. Whitney Allen, U.S. Army (Retired)​
Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs
1111B Louisville Road
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Scott Alvey
Executive Director, Kentucky Historical Society
100 West Broadway
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Craig Potts
Executive Director, Kentucky Heritage Council and State Historic Preservation Officer
The Barstow House, 410 High Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Commission Links

Kentucky Department of Military Affairs 

Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs 

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs 

Kentucky Historical Society 


Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023 

1:30 EST at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort, Ky

November 2023 Meeting - Kentucky Military Hertiage Commission.docx