Frankfort, KY – The head of the Kentucky Commission on Women is
stepping down from her position, in response to a
request from Governor Ernie Fletcher's administration.
Betsy Nowland-Curry has served as the Commission's
Executive Director for more than three years.
She told the Lexington Herald-Leader that she was
asked to step down, effective February 15th. Governor
Fletcher's wife, Glenna, is reportedly interested in taking
a more active role in the Commission.
Nowland-Curry says Fletcher's Cabinet Secretary,
Allyson Handley, asked her to resign earlier this week.
The outgoing Executive Director says the Commission's
other two full-time positions will be eliminated at the end
of the month.