A Commission as a Colonel is the highest honor bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It is equivalent to being made a Knight by the Sovereign of the United Kingdom.
The Central & Southern Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels take our roles seriously as Goodwill Ambassadors and aides-de-camp (on the staff of) the Governor/Commander-in-Chief of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
When you meet a Colonel, you can assume you are with a kindred spirit, someone who goes that extra step in kindness, goodwill, fellowship, and pride in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
As an active member of the Honorable Order, we also active in our communities, working, and fundraising for charities and other good causes.
Any commissioned Colonel in our 26 county operating area is welcome to attend our meetings and help us elevate the Southern and Southeastern Regions of the Commonwealth to new heights.
If you are not a Commissioned Kentucky Colonel, you may still serve on our Advisory Committee.
Central & Southern Kentucky Colonel Mission
We have multiple missions that we strive to achieve.
The Central & Southern Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels has a vested interest in the Commonwealth’s economic development.
SCHOOL EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
We are also committed to our schools and school-approved extracurricular activities such as football, basketball, cheerleading, band, choir, baseball, spelling, mathematics, or any other school-approved extracurricular activities in operating area.
This includes 26 counties of the Commonwealth, including: Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Clark, Estill, Floyd, Garrard, Harlan, Jackson, Knott, Knox, Lexington/Fayette, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Madison, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Whitley, and Wolfe.
If your school needs funding support to pay for uniforms, supplies, or other items related to school-approved extracurricular activities, please contact us!
The Central & Southern Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels stands ready to assist during emergencies or a crisis as requested by the Governor/Commander-in-Chief, the Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM), the Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center (EOC), local officials, or local emergency management in any manner requested or permitted by law.