Morton recognized with MLK Lifetime Achievement award

Published 12:11 pm Monday, February 5, 2018

Joyce Morton was recently honored with the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award. The annual award is sponsored by Central Bank.

“(Joyce) has been a staple in this community and improved and impacted lives with everything she does,” Central Bank Market President Glenn Leveridge said.

Morton was presented the award during the MLK Classic tournament at Campbell Junior High School Jan. 27.

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Morton is a life-long resident of Clark County who attended Oliver School and now serves as a member of the alumni board.

She is a graduate of Morehead State University and the Kentucky College of Business.

In 1964, as a sophomore at George Rogers Clark High School, Morton was a speaker at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march in Frankfort. In 2014, she returned for the 50th anniversary of that march.

Morton works for the Clark County Board of Education, is an active volunteer in the community and serves on many boards and committees.

Her involvement includes the African-American Genealogy Group of Kentucky, Clark County Homeless Coalition volunteer, The Greater Clark Foundation board of directors, Heritage Park board of directors, Partners in Education volunteer, chairwoman of the Winchester Black History and Heritage Committee and activities director of the Winchester Ministry Outreach Committee.