John Rodes to chair community foundation

September 29, 2003

Wilderness Trace Community Foundation has named officers and new board members.

John B. Rodes, certified public account with Kerbaugh and Rodes, will serve as chairman of the 16-member board in its second year of operation.

Rodes served as vice chairman of the Wilderness Trace charter board last year after serving on the Chamber of Commerce's foundation study committee that recommended a foundation for the area.

He also serves on the boards of Heart of Kentucky United Way, McDowell House and the Rotary Club.

Serving as vice chairman this year will be Greg Caudill, president of Farmers National Bank.

Vincent Pennington III of Sheehan, Barnett, Hays, Dean and Pennington will serve a second year as secretary.

Two new board members will assume responsibility Tuesday, and one charter member will continue, filling vacancies left by Paul Elwyn, James Atkins and Nancibel Rogers who rotate off the board.


John D. Barrington, of Harrodsburg, is a retired district manager with the Workforce Development Cabinet.

Barrington currently is a teacher at Harrodsburg middle and high schools.

For the Wilderness Trace Community Foundation, Barrington will represent Mercer County along with Carol Conover, who has served on the charter board.

Virginia Carol Hill, an attorney in Stanford, has served as attorney for the city of Hustonville since 2002 and for the city of Stanford since 1998. She has served as the Lincoln County assistant attorney since 1998.

Hill will be the Wilderness Trace Community Foundation representative for Lincoln County along with H.R. Saufley, president of Stanford Builders Supply Inc. of Stanford.

Jeannette Davis, owner of a new promotions company, Tenth Planet, will continue on the board.

An affiliate of The Community Foundation of Louisville, Wilderness Trace Community Foundation exists through a volunteer local board with professional services from The Community Foundation of Louisville to raise endowments to benefit non-profit agencies in the counties of Boyle, Mercer, Lincoln and Garrard.

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