Kentucky has a growing network of local human rights commissions. The chapter located in Logan County is similar to the other commissions in the state and strives to promote peace, mutual respect, understanding and an appropriate quality of life for all citizens of Logan County. When necessary, the Russellville-Logan County Human Rights Commission can forward complaints that arise to the Kentucky agency. All of the commissions are extremely vital, especially now with the state budget constraints and limited resources. The local commissions help give the Kentucky Human Rights Commission a community presence in all of the state’s 120 counties. They provide the local presence and the face-to-face contact that is critical to the residents throughout Kentucky in order to uphold security in an increasingly diverse and growing population.
Over the next few weeks, we will introduce you to the board members of the Russllville-Logan County Human Rights Commission. One of the local board members is Larry Ashby. Ashby was born in Russellville and is married to Patricia Wells Mitchell Ashby. He is currently employed by Valspar Corp as a paint chemist.
Ashby accepted God’s call to the gospel ministry in 2004 and was ordained as a Baptist minister in 2005. He is currently associate minister at Mt. Zion in Russellville.