The executive director of Kentucky’s Legislative Ethics Commission has been honored for his 15 years of work on the commission.
Judge Anthony Wilhoit has received the COGEL Award, given by the Council of Government Ethics Laws. It’s the highest international award in the field of governmental ethics.
Wilhoit took over the commission in 1997 after a series of controversies in the General Assembly. Wilhoit has more than 50 years of public service, including several years on the Kentucky Court of Appeals.
Wilhoit joins the ranks of President Jimmy Carter and U.S. Sen. John McCain, who have previously received the award.
The award is the highest international award in the field of governmental ethics.