Warren County Judge/Executive Buchanon receives William H. Natcher Award
Warren County Judge/Executive Mike Buchanon received a special honor at the annual meeting of the Barren River Area Development District this week, the William H. Natcher Award.
Named for the late representative who served 41 years in the House of Representatives, the William H. Natcher Award is granted to those in the region who demonstrate distinguished service in government.
Judge Buchanon was nominated by former Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation CEO Gary Dillaird, who noted Buchanon’s efforts to support the growth of Warren County and the region as a whole. Warren County Attorney Amy Milliken, a former recipient of the Natcher Award, presented Buchanon with his plaque.
“It’s always an honor to receive recognition from your peers throughout your region, said Buchanon. “The William H. Natcher Award is very meaningful to me, because Congressman Natcher was such a dedicated public servant, a gentleman serving the people of our district of Kentucky for over 42 years, who believed in putting the constituents’ interests above party politics.”
Buchanan was first elected Warren County Judge/Executive in 1994, and he has since won reelection six times.
During his tenure, Buchanon has been involved with a number of organizations including BRADD, Community Action of Southern Kentucky and the Kentucky County Judge/Executives Association, of which he is a past president. Buchanan is also a previous winner of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year Award.