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Anonymous asked in Family & RelationshipsWeddings · 1 month ago

Can Kentucky colonels officiate at weddings?

Can a Kentucky Colonel officiate at a wedding. The title is granted by the governor of Kentucky and I don’t know if the authority to officiate at weddings is included with a noble title. Can life peers officiate weddings? I know that knighthood does not confer the right to officiate weddings, what about Kentucky colonel?

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    The commission of Kentucky Colonel is the highest title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky in recognition of an individual's noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to our community, state, and nation.

    It is not a title of "nobility" and it doesn't come with any powers or privileges other than to use the title.  

    As another answer noted, a person who is a minster or priest, justice or judge of the Court of Justice, justice of the peace, and or fiscal court commissioners may perform marriages anywhere in Kentucky. If that person happens to be a Kentucky Colonel, that's beside the point.

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  • 1 month ago

    A colonel of any description is not a title of nobility. No, a Kentucky Colonel cannot officiate at weddings in Kentucky unless they are also a religious officiate, a justice of the court, or a court commissioner appointed by the court to perform such duties.

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  • Kelly
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    1 month ago

    This does not mention colonel's being able to officiate weddings.  

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