Kentucky Colonels

​The highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky is that of Kentucky Colonel. Our Colonels are Kentucky's ambassadors of good will and fellowship around the world.

Commissions as Kentucky Colonels are presented for contributions to the community, state or nation, and for special achievements of all kinds. If you would like to nominate someone to receive a commission as a Kentucky Colonel, please click on the link below to fill out a nomination form.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to mailing costs, we can only send Kentucky Colonel certificates to addresses within the United States. If a nominee is located outside the United States, we will send the certificate to the nominator. If both the nominee and the nominator are located outside the United States, please provide an alternate address within the United States for mailing. The block for entering an alternate address can be found near the bottom of the application form. We apologize for any inconvenience​.

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