Daryl Love will take over the District 5 seat on the Fayette County Board of Education.
Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday on Friday named Love to fill the unexpired term of former board chairwoman Becky Sagan, who resigned in September because she was moving outside District 5. Two other people applied to be considered for the appointment.
Love, who works in public relations for Asland Inc., will serve until the November 2011 election.
The appointment of Love, who is black, assures continued African-American representation on the school board. The board's only current black member, Kirk Tinsely, lost in the November general election.
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Love will be sworn in at a special school board meeting Jan. 6, along with incumbent Amanda Ferguson, who won re-election in November, and new board member Doug Barnett, who unseated Tinsely. The meeting will be held at Sandersville Elementary School.