Timothy W. Thomas represents the commission’s 1st Supreme Court District. A resident of Madisonville, Ky., Commissioner Thomas is a long-time community leader on both the local and state levels.
Locally, some of his commitments include:
- Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission, 16 years of service
- Board of Directors, Madisonville/Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce
- Founder and host of the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration each January, 31 years of service
- Chairman of the Community Improvement Foundation Board of Directors of Hopkins County
- Member of the United Way of the Coalfield Board Directors, Past President and Campaign Chair
- Member of the Madisonville/Hopkins County NAACP
He is founder and host of the public service television program, “Focus on Hopkins County.” The Channel 16-103 show, now in its 18th year on the air, is seen in more than 100,000 homes throughout Western Kentucky, and on the Internet at SurfKY.com. In this role, he is Kentucky’s most senior African American television host.
At the state level, he is:
- President of the Kentucky State Crimestoppers Association where he oversees 20 organizations across the Commonwealth.
- Member, Kentucky African American Heritage Commission
- A member of the board for the Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage Louisville, representing Western Kentucky.
- Member, Kentucky-Tennessee Kiwanis International Association
- Past Lieutenant Governor of the Kiwanis International Association, District 17
- Recipient of numerous awards, including the Unbridled Spirit Award from the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights
- Recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr., State Commission’s Citizenship Award of 2015
He attended Madisonville Community College in Madisonville, Ky., and Forest Park College in St. Louis, Mo., and is Funeral Director Apprentice with Brooks Redd and Hollowell Funeral Homes in Hopkinsville, Ky.