We are pleased to announce the addition of three new members to our Board of Directors. Taylor Hayes and Jennifer Maddux, both from Christian County, and Jeremy Hinton, from Larue County, have all been appointed to a three-year term.
Taylor, Jennifer, and Jeremy will serve as liaisons between their communities and FAKH. They will also help ensure that funds received are used for their intended purposes to help acquire and distribute food to those in need throughout the 42 Kentucky counties we serve. You can read more about each of these great new additions below.
Taylor Hayes, former Publisher/Editor and CEO of the Kentucky New Era Media Group, is currently providing consulting work for Paxton Media Group while managing real estate property owned by his former employer.
He is active in the Christian County Chamber of Commerce, including Past Chair and member of Executive Committee; Workforce Education Development Committee Chairman; Community Vision Plan Committee; finance and foundation committees. Hayes is a current Community Advisory Board Member for US Bank, serves on the Hopkinsville Industrial Foundation, and a Community Advisory Member for the local school superintendent.
Hayes is a graduate of Centre College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and has graduated from both Leadership Hopkinsville/Christian County and Leadership Kentucky. He and his wife, Karen, live in Hopkinsville, and have two adult children. They also have a young grandson.
Jennifer Maddux is the Community Reinvestment Act Officer for Planters Bank in Christian County. As of last year, she was the President/CEO for United Way of the Pennyrile, providing leadership, fundraising, and community involvement throughout the four county service area.
Maddux was adwarded the 2018 Leadership in Action Award from Leadership Hopkinsville/Christian County and the 2019 J. Williams Flowers Award from United Way of the Pennyrile. Her past appointments include Board of Directors for Kentucky Arts Council by Governor Patton and the Human Relations Commission by Mayor Liebe.
Maddux graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication, and is a graduate of Leadership Hopkinsville/Christian County. She resides in Christian County with her husband, John, one daughter, and two sons.
Jeremy Hinton, along with his wife Joanna, owns and operates Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market in Hodgenville, KY. He is also a crop insurance agent with Bale Insurance Group.
Hinton serves as a member of the boards of Kentucky Horticulture Council, LaRue County Farm Bureau, Alumni Board for the Kentucky Agriculture Leadership Program, Association Board for Kentucky FarmHouse fraternity, LaRue County extension council, and is a deacon at First Baptist Church in Hodgenville.
Hinton is an eighth-generation farmer and lives in LaRue County with his wife and their three children.