During the first regular meeting of the Pike County Fiscal Court in 2021 on Jan. 5, another board appointment was made.

Pike Judge-Executive Ray Jones nominated David Hutchens to the Pikeville/Pike County Airport board.

Hutchens is vice president of advancement and alumni relations at the University of Pikeville.

Hutchens, a native of Alabama, has resided in Pike County for five years and is a pilot.

“You come highly recommended by the airport board chairman,” Jones said to Hutchens during the meeting. “In particular because you have a lot of experience with government grants and things of those lines.

“We would appreciate you serving on this and would be something you could dedicate your time to,” Jones said. “It would be a very worthwhile endeavor to have someone of your background in terms of fundraising and grant writing and dealing with federal agencies.”

Hutchens nomination was approved by the court unanimously. The nomination now goes to the Pikeville City Commission for their concurrence.

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