Event Raises Over $20,000 for KBF

KBF honors the late Henry O. Whitlow at its 3rd Annual Judge Johnstone Award Dinner

The Kentucky Bar Foundation hosted its 3rd Annual Judge Edward H. Johnstone Award fundraising dinner, attended by more than 150 attorneys, judges, and community members on October 2, 2019 in Paducah. The event raised over $20,000, with all proceeds going toward grants for law-related organizations and projects throughout the Commonwealth. The Bar Foundation honored the late Henry O. Whitlow with the Judge Edward H. Johnstone Award for his commitment to public service, his work to build the public's trust in the justice system, and his efforts to improve access to justice for all people, regardless of income level or background.

Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell for the Western District of Kentucky along with attorneys Gary B. Houston and Richard C. "Dick" Roberts shared stories of their experience with Mr. Whitlow. Attorney Mark Whitlow accepted the award on behalf of his father. Staff from the Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center spoke about a grant from the Foundation that is helping survivors of domestic violence connect with legal services. 


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