FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- A former state lawmaker is being given an award for public service.
The Legislative Research Commission says it is giving the 2011 Vic Hellard Jr. Award for excellence in public service to Charles Siler, who served twice in the Kentucky General Assembly before retiring last year.
Siler, a Williamsburg Republican, was in the House from 1985 through 1990 and again from 1995 to 2010.
The award is named for the person who was executive director of the LRC staff for 19 years. It has been given each year in Hellard's name since his death in 1996.