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Meeting about Future of KATH

In Alerts,Business Meeting,KATH Conference on September 3, 2019 by Randolph Hollingsworth

Kentucky Association of Teachers of History

Saturday, September 7, 2019 – 10:00-2:00 (EST)

Hardin County Public Library (100 Jim Owen Dr, Elizabethtown, KY 42701)


1. Greetings and Introductions
2. Discussion 1: KATH’s Stated Mission: What is Out Purpose?
3. Discussion 2: Is KATH Needed?
4. Brainstorming Session: What Can Be Done to Revive Interest & Participation in KATH?
5. The 2020 Conference (This assumes we have some attendees, and there is interest in the continuation of KATH)




In Alerts,Business Meeting on August 19, 2019 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged:

Meeting to discuss future of KATH – all interested in the teaching of history are welcome.

When: Saturday, September 7, 2019 (EST) 10:00 – 2:00

Where: Hardin County Public Library – 100 Jim Owen Dr, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

RSVP by Wednesday, September 4: Pattie Dillon –


Board Nominations

In Business Meeting,KATH Conference on October 27, 2017 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged:

The following Nomination Slate for the 2017-18 KATH Executive Committee will be presented by Brent Taylor, KATH President, for review and approval during the business meeting portion of the KATH conference in Paducah on Saturday, November 28th.

Howard Muncy, Jackson County High School

Pattie Dillon, Spalding University

Past President
Brent Taylor, West Kentucky CTC

Community Colleges Representative
Robin West, Madisonville Community College

Private/Indep. Colleges & Univ. Representative
Jodie Mader, Thomas More College

Public Comprehensive Universities Representative
Bill Mulligan, Murray State University

Research Universities Representative
Ashley Sorrell, University of Kentucky

Public Historians Representative
Nominations accepted from the floor

Librarian/Archivist Representative
Heidi Taylor-Caudill, Catholic Diocese of Owensboro*

K-12 Representatives (two)
Jarrett Nantz, Paducah Tilghman High School
Crystal Culp, McCracken Co. Juvenile Detention*

At-Large Representative
James Caudill, St. Mary of the Woods School

*- will be fulfilling second year of term


Call for Board Members

In Business Meeting on October 6, 2017 by Randolph Hollingsworth

Calling all History educators from the many places in our state where history is part of your programming! Teachers, professors, independent scholars, archivists, librarians, public historians, local history association and museum docents, genealogists, avid history buffs! The Kentucky Association of Teachers of History (KATH) is in need of board members for the 2017-18 year.

KATH offers a common forum and source of information for all teachers of history in the Commonwealth and provides an avenue for members to share news about research and publications, educational activities, or concerns and problems relating to Kentucky’s history community. KATH is a service organization for those concerned about improving the quality of history education in Kentucky and offers opportunities to network and to attend professional development events, such as our annual conference. In this way we hope to improve the scope and quality of history education throughout Kentucky.

Volunteering their time and connections with international, regional or local experts, the KATH board primarily meets to organize the annual meeting. (See the list of current board members here.) They distribute useful information for history educators (using for example, the H-Kentucky network), and organize task groups to recognize scholarly achievement through a history student writing award program: the Anita Sanford Tolson Award for high school students; the Thomas D. Clark Award for undergraduates in American history; the Ray Betts Award for undergraduates in non-U. S. history; and the George Herring Award for graduate level papers.

This is a terrific opportunity to demonstrate your leadership in advocacy for history, its role in our curriculum and relevance to today’s communities — and our future. The following board spots for 2017-18 are open:

  • Research Universities Representative
  • Public Historian
  •  K-12 Representative
  • Private/Independent Universities Representative
  • Public/Comprehensive University Representative
  • Community College Representative
  • At-Large Representative
  • Secretary

Please indicate your interest by emailing KATH President, Brent Taylor at


Brent E. Taylor
Assistant Professor of History
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
An Aspen Prize Top 10 Community College 
4810 Alben Barkley Drive
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
P: (270) 534-3270



Board Nominations

In Business Meeting,KATH Conference on October 18, 2016 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged:

The 2016-17 Executive Board Nomination Slate has been compiled by Brent Taylor and approved by Megan Mummey, 2015-16 President of KATH.

Nominations for empty seats are still being considered. Please support KATH by joining the Board – the main task is to help organize the annual meeting. This only takes a an hour or so per month for telephone conference calls. We need you!

Nomination Slate (so far) for 2016-17 Executive Board of KATH:

  • President
    Brent E. Taylor, West Kentucky CTC
  • President-Elect
    Howard Muncy, Jackson County High School
  • Past President
    Megan Mummey, University of Kentucky*
  • Community Colleges Representative
    Robin West, Madisonville Community College*
  • Private/Indep. Colleges & Univ. Representative
    Pattie Dillon, Spalding University
  • Public Comprehensive Universities Representative
    Eric R. Jackson, Northern Kentucky University*
  • Research Universities Representative
    Nominations accepted from the floor
  • Public Historians Representative
    Nominations accepted from the floor
  • Librarian/Archivist Representative
    Heidi Taylor-Caudill, Archives of the Catholic Church Diocese of Owensboro
  • K-12 Representatives (two)
    Jarrett Nantz, Paducah Tilghman High School*
    Crystal Culp,  McCracken Co. Regional Juvenile Detention Center
  • At-Large Representative
    Douglas L. Fulkerson, Elizabethtown CTC*

Note: Names marked with * are those Executive Committee Members continuing into their second (and/or last) year of service as per the KATH constitution.


Update on Annual Meeting

In Business Meeting,KATH Conference on July 29, 2016 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: ,

On Saturday, July 23rd, the KATH Board met in Lexington to review the site for this fall’s Annual Meeting – the W.T.Young Library at the University of Kentucky. Register today online via the KATH website!

Kentucky Humanities Council logoKATH President Megan Mummey reported that she had applied for a  mini-grant ($1000) from the Kentucky Humanities Council at the end of June. She was notified on 7/29 that it was accepted in full. The money will go towards honoraria for the guest speakers at the annual meeting and for student awards to be presented on October 29th.

The group met first at Great Bagel – and all agreed it would be great to have them cater breakfast (coffee and bagels) for early arrivers at the Annual Meeting. Megan also reported on her conversations with Eric Brooks at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, regarding the customary Friday night reception on October 28th. Ashland is generously waiving their customary $300 fee for KATH to hold the reception there.

The Board is seeking nominations for President Elect, a Private/Independent Universities Representative, Research Universities Representative, Public Historian Representative, and Librarian/Archivist Representative. If interested, please contact Lorie Maltby (KATH Secretary, or Megan Mummey (KATH President,; 859-257-6942).

Watch for a newsletter to come out at the end of August – more information about the KATH Board and the upcoming Annual Meeting.  Many thanks to Amanda Higgins, Kentucky Historical Society, for getting our old newsletter going again!


KATH Board Meetings

In Business Meeting,KATH Conference on March 18, 2016 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged:

Members of the KATH Board met in February and March to get ready for this fall’s 41st Annual Meeting. KATH President Megan Mummy presided.

The Board continues to discuss the need for KATH to broaden its reach amongst Historians in Kentucky. The President used the H-Kentucky network to call for more Board members, and nearly all the positions on the Board that were not filled at the 2015 Annual Meeting have now been filled. The following committees have been formed

  • Conference Program and Speakers Committee – President-elect Brent Taylor leads; Eric Jackson and Jarrett Nantz, members
  • Conference Location and Logistics Committee – President Megan Mummey leads; Kate Hesseldenz and Amanda Higgins, members
  • Papers and Awards Committee – Past president Angela Ash leads; Cheryl Caskey (at KHS) will help again with the Tolson Award submissions; Robin West will handle the Betts Award; Melissa McEuen will manage the Clark Award; and, Melanie Goan will chair the Herring Award committee; Randolph Hollingsworth will assist where needed
  • Nominating Committee – Secretary Lorie Maltby leads; Leslie McCarty and Howard Muncy, members
  • Funding and Finance Committee – Treasurer Alana Cain Scott leads; Doug Fulkerson and Deonte Hollowell, members (Megan will work with Alana to see if we can still apply for the KHC mini-grant)

The KATH newsletter will be revived by Amanda – she and Megan will work on developing a new model for this important communication strategy for history educators in Kentucky. New promotional materials will be developed by Kate for regular dissemination by the Board. Brent will update the pre-conference flier once the theme, date and keynote are finalized.

For the KATH Annual Meeting in 2016, the Board has settled on using the University of Kentucky’s William T. Young Library. The library has an auditorium and small meeting rooms that are free for the President to reserve. We want to use a historic house for the Friday night reception. Megan will contact folks at Ashland to see if they will donate their space to KATH for that evening’s get-together. Randolph will ask to reserve the Gaines Center on UK’s campus, if needed. Megan will look into having some sort of exhibit hosted by UK Special Collections that addresses the theme.

The Board agreed that this year’s topic should focus on presidential elections. A keynote speaker could introduce the topic and make it useful for social studies teachers, postsecondary scholars, public historians, librarians and archivists alike. A group of secondary teachers could offer a roundtable on how they teach during an election year (a call needs to go out via Kentucky Teacher and H-Announce). Another speaker would focus in on Kentucky and presidential history. Lunch would include the regular KATH Business Meeting which includes nominating the new slate of Board members and celebrating the faculty sponsors while handing out the KATH student writing awards.

The date of the 2016 Annual Meeting is still being negotiated. KATH does not want to have its meeting coincide with the Ohio Valley, the Southern or the KY Council of the Social Studies conferences.

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