About

The Kentucky Board of Auctioneers consists of Governor-appointed members. The term of each member of the Board is three (3) years and until their successor is appointed. No more than two (2) members of the same political party shall serve at the same time. Members cannot be from the same county as another member. No member of the Board shall serve more than six (6) consecutive years.


Board Members
  • E. Glenn Birdwhistell, Lawrenceburg. Term expires 10/31/17.
  • Joseph R. Gribbins, Jeffersontown. Term expires 10/31/19.
  • Clarence A. Yancey, Louisville. Term expires 6/30/18.
  • Cliff-Ed Irvin, Lancaster. Term expires 10/31/18.

Investigators
  • Larry Mahoney - Compliance Officer
  • Dennis Benningfield - Compliance Officer

 


Administrative Staff
  • Kennith Hill -  Administrative Coordinator
  • Lavonne Bowling - Executive Administrative Secretary

History

1962
The Auctioneers License Act was passed by the 1962 Kentucky General Assembly, thus creating the Kentucky Board of Auctioneers.
April 23, 1962
Governor Bert T. Combs signed Executive Order 62-298 appointing John L. Cummins, Orville R. Moore, and Wayne W. Kessler as the first Board Members.
July 2, 1962
The first Board meeting was held in Louisville, Kentucky. Two hundred twenty four applications for licensure were approved.
October 1, 1962
Eight applicants sat for the first auctioneers examination.
1977
The number of Board Members increased to five members.
January 1, 1985
The pre-licensing education requirement of a high school diploma or equivalent became effective for Principal Auctioneer applicants.
January 1, 1991
The first Auction House Operator licenses were issued.
Renewal 1993
The first time that continuing education hours were reported.
July 1, 1993
Limited Livestock Auctioneer and Limited Tobacco Auctioneer licenses were first issued.
Renewal 1994
The continuing education requirement changed to annual reporting of six hours for Principals and three hours for Apprentices and Auction House Operators.
July 15, 1998
The pre-licensing education requirement of a high school diploma or equivalent became effective for Apprentice Auctioneer, Auction House Operator, Limited Livestock Auctioneer and Limited Tobacco Auctioneer applicants.
July 1, 2004
Due to amended tobacco support laws, there were no Limited Tobacco Auctioneers who renewed their license. (Limited tobacco auctioneers are licensed specifically to auction only tobacco.)
July 1, 2010
Apprentice exam applicants are required to successfully complete an 80 hour auction education course from a board-approved auction education provider prior to taking the auctioneer examination.
July 1, 2012
The continuing education requirement changed to annual reporting of six hours for Principals, Apprentices and Auction House Operators.