Military Liaison Board

Warren County Armed Forces Statues

Duties: The Military Liaison Board was established to promote community and local government participation in preserving and enhancing military commands and missions within Bowling Green and Warren County.

Membership: The Military Liaison Board is made up of ten members appointed jointly by the Mayor and County Judge-Executive to serve a three-year term. The board also consists of nine nonvoting ex-officio members.

Meetings: Monthly on the last Monday at 9:00 a.m. in the Community Room of the Neighborhoods & Community Services Building located at 707 East Main St. 

Spotlight on Bowling Green - Military Liaison Board

Spotlight on Bowling Green

See how the Military Liason Board dedicates themselves to assisting and honoring our community's veterans.

Resources for Veterans & Their Families

Military One Source
Military OneSource is a Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and reserve service members, and their families. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, and much more.

Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans
To qualify, veterans has to be totally disabled for one year (drawing disability funds for one year); the home has to be the principal residence of the veteran; amount of exemption is adjusted every two years. Veterans disabled as a result of military service only have to file once, not every December. For more information, contact Warren County Property Valuation Administration at www.kywarrenpva.com

Veterans Memorial Cemetery (at Fairview Cemetery)
The newly developed Veterans Memorial Plaza (dedicated May of 2003) has over 535 spaces available for military veterans. This cemetery is dedicated to men and women who have served our country in the armed forces and were honorably discharged. Graves are donated to the veteran, and their families pay a small foundation fee for the headstone or footstone and for the opening and closing of the grave.

Board of Directors

The Military Liaison Board is made up of ten members appointed jointly by the Mayor and County Judge-Executive to serve a three-year term. The board also consists of nine nonvoting ex-officio members.

Kim Bouchey

Kim Bouchey, Chairman

Phone: (270) 792-6241
Email: boucheycrew@yahoo.com

Kim is a native of Bowling Green, KY, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1988 and served for 10 years returning to the area in 1998 with her husband David to raise their son, Bradley. Kim is very active in the warren county community with memberships in several organizations including, Chairman Military Liaison Board, American Legion Post 23, Southern Kentucky Veteran Alliance, Disabled American Veterans, Bowling Green Woman's Club, Board Member Public Theatre of Kentucky, Realtor Association of Southern Kentucky, Executive Director for Kentucky Auctioneers Association, National Auctioneer Association, Member Hillvue Heights Church, Contributing Member to the Woman's Fund and Sky Pac Supporter. When Kim is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and pets. Kim is always looking for ways to help her fellow veteran's with issues that may arise.

Donnie Brown

Donald (Donnie) C. Brown

Phone: (270) 202-0481
Email: donnieb47@twc.com

 

Donnie Brown spent 6 years in the US Navy. One year of which was spent in Vietnam on a riverboat where he was wounded from combat. When he returned back to Bowling Green, he re-enrolled as a student at WKU, but had to drop out in his junior year and go to work full time. He ended up becoming a partner in Southern Sealing and Striping Co, Inc. and he later started four more companies, which he operated for several years. Due to health reason, he sold his part of the businesses and retired. He has been very active with the V.F.W. and the American Legion in Bowling Green. He also currently serves as a Service Officer for the American Legion.

Lisa Henderson

Lisa Henderson

Phone: (270) 320-4084
Email: lisa_henderson79@yahoo.com

Lisa has been on the Board since 2009, she represents Gold Star Wives of America. She is the widow of 1Lt Robert Henderson, who served in the Ky National Guard for 16 years, and gave his life on April 17, 2004 while serving in Iraq. Lisa has lived in Bowling Green since 1998, graduated from WKU, and is mother to one son, Peyton "PJ" Henderson.

Jackie Strode

Jackie Strode

Phone: (270) 843-4606
Email: jackie.strode@ky.gov

Jackie graduated of Bristow High School in 1968. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1968 to 1970. He worked for the Ky. State Police from 1973 to 1994. Currently, he is the Warren County Jailer and has been since Nov. 1994. He has been in law enforcement for 40 years and enjoying being a public servant. He is a member of the Ky. Jailers Association Board of Directors and a member of Three Springs Baptist Church, where he is a Sunday school teacher for the young adult class. Jackie has served as a member of the Military Affairs Liaison Board since 2005.

Willis Leach

Willis Leach

Phone: (270) 529-3223
Email: rileyjr@hughes.net

Willis is retired from the the U.S. Air Force as Master Sgt. and served a total of 20 ½ years in the military. He is also retired from the U.S. Post Office as a postal clerk at the downtown branch in Bowling Green, KY. Currently, Willis is a member of the American Legion Post 23 and has been for the past 38 years. He served as Post Service Officer, Post Adjutant, and First Vice-Commander. He is married to Elaine Leach for the past 55 years. They have 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. They own and live on a small farm in Warren County and are members of the Three Springs Baptist Church.

Jerry Phelps

Jerry Phelps

Phone: (270) 799-5273
Email: jerryphelps@twc.com

No biographical information provided.

Brett Hightower

Brett Hightower

Phone: (270) 303-4610
Email: brett.hightower@usdoj.gov

Brett was born in Louisville, Kentucky and is a 1987 graduate of Jefferson County Public Schools. He graduated from Western Kentucky University and entered his military service in November of 1989 by joining the Marine Corp Reserves. During his tenure with the Marine Corp Reserves he volunteered for numerous Joint Task Force-Six Missions and graduated from both Ranger and Airborne Schools. After completing his obligation in the Marine Corp Reserves he joined the Kentucky Army National Guard in April of 1996. Brett was activated in November 2002 for Operation Enduring Freedom with the 2/123rd out of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Brett was a member of the Scout Platoon and conducted patrols throughout the operational area in Bosnia in order to enhance security. He was again deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to Afghanistan as an Embedded Trainer with the Afghanistan National Police in 2007-2008. During this deployment he was responsible for mentoring, training, leadership, and the security of his assigned region in Gerdia Seri Afghanistan. MSG Hightower was wounded as a result of enemy contact and was Medevac'd out of Country on August 16, 2008. His military awards include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Navy & Marine Corp Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Select Marine Corp Reserve Medal, National Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Kentucky Merit Ribbon, Kentucky Service Ribbon, and the Kentucky Commendation Ribbon. Brett retired from the military in February 2011. While Brett was not fulfilling his obligation to his country with the Kentucky Army National Guard he was serving his community as a member of the Bowling Green Police Department. Brett was hired by the Bowling Green Police Department in 1994. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2001 and Captain in 2005. Brett also retired from the Bowling Green Police Department in January 2011. Currently, Brett is working for the United States Attorney's Office in Louisville, KY. Brett serves as the Law Enforcement Coordinator for the Western District of Kentucky. Brett has been married for 15 years to Jana Chandler Hightower and they have two daughters Meredith Claire and Emma Elizabeth.

Commander Roger Miller

Commander Roger Miller

Phone: (270) 792-0274
Email: smiller403@bellsouth.net

Commander Roger Miller is a life member of the American Legion Post 23 and has been Commander for the past 35 years. He is also a life member of the VFW and DAV Organizations. He has been married to his wife Sue for 46 years and has a daughter, son, and grandson. He is retired from the US Postal Service and is a member of Three Springs Baptist Church.

Commander Robert "Doc" Daugherty

Phone: (270) 792-5459
Email: docdaugh@gmail.com

No biographical information provided.

Clark Arnold

Clark Arnold

Phone: (270) 792-9197
Email: lawrence.arnold@ag.ky.com

Command Sergeant Major Lawrence “Clark” Arnold (USAR) has been enlisted for over 24 years.  He is the Brigade Command Sergeant Major 3rd BDE/78th DIV/84th TC at Gillem Enclave, GA since May of 2014.  He is retired from the Bowling Green Police Department and his current occupation is Criminal Investigator for the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General in Bowling Green, KY.

During his military career, he has received several US Decorations and Badges.  As of December 2014, he has been the recipient of the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army reserve Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, National Defense Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Army Service Ribbon.

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