Mike Stoyonovich Honored
Darren Doyle, story: photos courtesy of Kentucky Veterans of the Year:
Edmonson County resident and local veteran and veteran advocate Mike Stoyonovich, Army First SGT. Ret., was named Kentucky Veteran of the Year on November 9th at the Jeffersonian Center in Lexington.
In addition, he received a custom made wooden American Flag and a Proclamation from the Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer declaring "Michael Stoyonovich Day," for November 9, 2022.
Stoyonovich is no stranger to veteran affairs in Edmonson County. He currently serves as DAV Wand B. Doyle Chapter 32 as Commander. He was named DAV Chapter 32 Junior Vice Commander in 2015 and became Adjutant in 2016, where he handled all the administrative duties in the chapter. In 2018 he was encouraged to run for Junior Vice Commander of the State Executive Council and he won. In that same year, he was also appointed as State Service Officer for the KY State DAV.
He was honored as Disabled Veteran of the Year in 2019 by the KY DAV and in 2020, was named Service Officer of the Year.
A Vietnam veteran, he was inducted into the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame in August of this year.
In addition to his military service and serving others through the local DAV and VFW Chapters, Stoyonovich also joined the Edmonson County Planning Commission in 2015, where he now serves as Chairman, he is also a board member of the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce, the BRADD Steering Committee, a Chamber representative on the County Rec Tax Committee, and he was named a "Citizen of the Year" in 2021 by the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce.