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Embalmers and Funeral Directors, State Board of

Authority: KRS 316.170
Status: Active
Term: 4 years
Description: The State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors adopts standards and regulations which govern the funeral industry to assure public safety.
Composition: Governor appoints 5 members who shall be residents of the Commonwealth of KY. 4 members shall be licensed embalmers and KY-licensed funeral directors actively practicing embalming and funeral directing in a KY funeral establishment and shall have a minimum of 10 years consecutive experience in the practice of embalming and funeral directing in KY immediately preceding their appointment. 1 member shall be a citizen at-large who is not associated w/ or financially interested in the practice or business regulated. The 4 embalmer and funeral director members shall be appointed from a list of 3 names per vacancy furnished to the Governor each year by the members of the Funeral Directors Assoc. of KY in their annual June convention, by vote of majority of members present, and from a list of 3 names for each position by the Kentucky Assoc. of Morticians, Inc.
Compensation: $100 plus expenses
Meeting Schedule: Monthly
Number of Members: 5
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          8412 Westport Road
          Louisville, KY
County: Jefferson
Phone: (502) 426-4589
Fax: (502) 426-4117


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Meyer, Jack M.6/12/20145/31/2018MemberJefferson
Porter, Woodford R.6/21/20145/31/2018MemberJefferson
Corder,  Harold Eugene II11/28/20175/31/2020MemberPulaski
Mason, Roth 4/5/20185/31/2020Member; representing the KY Association of MorticiansHardin
Taylor, Robert E. III5/31/2018Member; to fill vacant office of Property Valuation Administrator for Simpson CountySimpson
Rideout, Jonathan R.11/26/20195/31/2023Member, representing the Funeral Directors Association of KentuckyBullitt

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