Friday, October 2, 2015

Ten Honored by Commonwealth of Kentucky


The Commonwealth of Kentucky honored several of Wildwood’s most civic-minded during a City Hall ceremony held Oct. 2.

Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr., Commissioner Pete Byron, Commissioner Tony Leonetti, Police Chief Robert Regalbuto, Firefighters Ernie Troiano III, Ryan Troiano, Bruce McCausland and Joe Cortese, Wildwoods Convention Center Director of Sales and Entertainment John Lynch and former Commissioner Bill Davenport were honored for their work on behalf of the citizens and visitors of Wildwood.

In naming the ten to the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Gov. Steven L. Beshear wrote being named to the elite group is “the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky…Our colonels are Kentucky’s ambassadors of good will and fellowship around the world.”

Colonelships are commissioned for an individual’s contributions to his or her community, state or nation and also for special achievements. Founded in 1932 to honor all those who enlisted in a regiment in the War of 1812, the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels now serves as a charitable organization.

“This organization works throughout the United States,” said Bill Weimer. “I nominated these ten men because they do an awful lot for everyone and they’re worthy enough to be a Kentucky Colonel.”

“This is a tremendous honor,” said Mayor Troiano. “We are all proud to be part of this organization.”

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