Center Honored for From Combat to Kentucky: Interviews with Student Veterans Oral History Project

Louie B. Nunn Center Wins 2010 Kentucky History Award


FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2010)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2010 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 5 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.

Among this year’s winners was the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky for the project, “From Combat to Kentucky—Interviews with Student Veterans.” The web-based oral history project captured the stories of student-veterans who served on active duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Participants shared their wartime experiences and stories about the difficult transition from military life back to civilian life. To listen to interviews from this project, visit

The Class C Education award of merit for the project was accepted Doug Boyd, director of the Nunn Center.

The Kentucky History Awards program, presented annually by KHS, recognizes exceptional achievements in Kentucky history by individuals, business and civic leaders, communities, museums and history organizations throughout the Commonwealth. The program also honors individuals and groups that have demonstrated efforts to promote the preservation, awareness and appreciation of state and local history.

Awards were distributed in categories divided by each institution’s budget, and were given to projects completed during the 2009 calendar year. The winning education projects show evidence of educational and historical value, benefit the participating organization’s community and demonstrate viable community support through attendance, public participation or assistance.