FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Ernie Fletcher appointed a number of
political donors to various university boards throughout the state
Wednesday, including the University of Kentucky and the University
Fletcher appointed or reappointed members to the boards that
oversee Kentucky's eight public universities, the state's community
and technical college system and Kentucky Educational Television.
At UK, Fletcher appointed retired surgeon Charles Sachatello of
Lexington to a six-year term on the board. Combined, Sachatello and
his wife have contributed more than $5,000 to Fletcher's campaigns
for governor, according to records filed with the Kentucky Registry
of Election Finance.
Billy Joe Miles of Owensboro was reappointed to the UK board.
Miles has given $2,000 to Fletcher's first run for governor, and
$1,000 to his re-election efforts. Pikeville lawyer Pamela May, who
gave Fletcher $1,000 last year, also was reappointed to the board.
Meanwhile, Fletcher reappointed Owsley Brown Frazier, a former
Brown-Forman executive, to a six-year seat on U of L's board of
trustees. Brown has also donated to Fletcher's campaigns, including
$1,000 last year.
Dr. William Selvidge of Simpsonville was also appointed to the U
of L board. He gave Fletcher $2,000 in his 2003 campaign and
another $1,000 earlier this year, according to records.