State Sen. Johnny Ray Turner honored for contributions to education
Last week, Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Johnny Ray Turner, D-Prestonsburg, received the second annual Paul Patton Education Advocacy Award from the Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative (KVEC) Board of Directors. Turner was honored for his efforts on behalf of public education in the eastern Kentucky region while serving in the General Assembly. A retired educator, Turner has sponsored successful legislation to give fair treatment to teachers and other school personnel for the time they work. Turner currently serves on the following committees: Education, Natural Resources and Energy, Transportation, State and Local Government and Rules, as well as the Committee on Committees. He also serves on the Energy Special Subcommittee. As a member of Senate leadership, he holds a seat on the Legislative Research Commission.