|UPK Director Steve Wrinn with Gov. Collins|
This year’s recipient of the Thomas D. Clark Medallion, Kentucky Government, Politics, and Public Policy," edited by James C. Clinger and Michael W. Hail and published by the University Press of Kentucky, was celebrated at a presentation February 27.
As part of the medallion presentation, Governor Martha Layne Collins spoke on her experiences in state government and the importance of books like this in helping citizens understand the political process. Jack Brammer, Frankfort reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader, moderated the event.
The Thomas D. Clark Foundation was established in 1994 in honor of Thomas Clark, Kentucky’s historian laureate and founder of the University Press of Kentucky. Since 2012, the foundation has chosen two books which highlights Kentucky history and culture to be honored with a Thomas D. Clark Medallion. Kentucky Government, Politics, and Public Policy joins previous recipient, The Hills Remember: The Complete Short Stories of James Still, as the second book so honored.
Kentucky Government, Politics, and Public Policy is the first comprehensive volume on Kentucky government and politics in three decades and features contributions from Kentucky’s most well-known and respected political scientists. It covers state and local institutions, policy issues facing the state, and future political developments in the commonwealth.