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Lee Carter

Executive Director, Kentucky Horse Park

Hometown: Elizabethtown

Education: Lee is a graduate of Georgetown College.

Community Support: Lee has worked with VisitLex, the National Horse Show, the Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce, the PHA Alumni Association, the Bluegrass Sports Commission, the Georgetown-Scott County Tourism Commission and more.

Occupation: Executive Director of Kentucky Horse Park

Family: Lee is married to his wife Laura and has two children.

Why do you volunteer in the community? I’m just trying to give back and contribute. With numerous organizations and opportunities available, it is possible to become involved and provide support to worthy causes such as the Baptist Health Foundation Lexington. Supporting local groups presents a valuable chance to give back to the community and make a meaningful impact.

How does healthcare support a thriving community? Access to high-quality healthcare is a critical component of both physical well-being and economic stability. When individuals experience poor health, it can significantly impair their ability to function as productive members of society. Therefore, it is essential to promote ease of access to healthcare services and ensure affordability for all. I firmly believe that the provision of these services is vital to the well-being of our community.

How can gratitude help heal you spiritually, physically and emotionally? Grateful individuals often display a markedly positive disposition that is easy to detect. Conversely, those who lack gratitude and fail to express thankfulness may present a sour or negative outlook on life. The distinct contrast between the two groups is evident, and when interacting with grateful people, their uplifted spirit is often palpable.