I delcare the age of Good Manners – DEAD!
Did you notice a Colonel Sanders in the Breckenridge tree? Folks were made an ‘Honorary Kentucky Colonel’ if you contributed something worthy to that State’s History. Colonel Sanders, of fried chicken fame, was so honored in 1935. So was Mohammed Ali.
Colonel Mohammed Ali. Heavy Weight Champion of the World!
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This article is about the honorary title. For other uses, see Kentucky colonel (disambiguation).
Official emblem of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
Kentucky colonel is the highest title of honor bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Commissions for Kentucky colonels are given by the Governor and the Secretary of State to individuals in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to a community, state or the nation. The sitting governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky bestows the honor of a colonel’s Commission, by issuance of letters patent.
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