By Rick Howlett
Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has appointed Diane Porter to fill a vacancy on the Jefferson County Board of Education, according to the Courier-Journal.
The 61 year old Porter was a longtime principal, teacher and administrator for JCPS, and retired in October.
She was one of four candidates interviewed for the seat by a special state panel, which made a recommendation to Holliday.
She’ll assume the seat left vacant by the early retirement of Ann Elmore, whose term expires at the end of the year. Porter is one of three candidates who have filed for election to a full term. The others are Phyllis Morton and Attica Scott.
The seat covers central and western Louisville.
Holliday notified Porter Thursday of the appointment in a letter also obtained by the Courier-Journal.