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) auctioneer 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.
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- Joseph R. Gribbins, Jeffersontown. Term expires 10/31/19
- Cliff-Ed Irvin, Lancaster. Term expires 10/31/2021
- Ronald R. Kirby Jr, Scottsville. Term expires 6/15/20
- Paul D. Playforth, Stanford. Term expires 10/31/20
- Heather L. Becker - General Counsel
- Alex Gaddis - Deputy General Counsel
- Michael Spann - Investigator
- Lavonne Bowling - Administrative Coordinator
- 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.
- 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.