About KAR

Distinguished Service Award

The 2015 KAR Distinguished Service Award was presented to Ken Warden, principal broker and owner of Warden & Associates, REALTORS® in Fort Thomas and member of the Northern Kentucky Association of REALTORS® (NKAR). This award is given to someone who has provided outstanding contributions and service to the real estate industry and his/her local community. Warden was president of KAR in 2004, served on the board of directors and was named REALTOR® of the Year in 2005. Through his involvement over the last 41 years, he has served on numerous committees, work groups and task forces at the state level including legal affairs, strategic planning and appraisal as well as a Trustee for the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC). He has earned designations as a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) and Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES). Nationally, he has served on the board of directors, as a federal political coordinator for two Congressman and as the vice president for region four, which covers the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. On the local level, Warden has served as president of the Campbell County Board in 1982, NKAR in 2012 and the MLS in 1996 and has twice received the Robert J. Enos Dedicated Service award. He was also awarded REALTOR® of the Year for his local association in 1985 and again in 2003. In the community, he serves on the Ft. Thomas Renaissance Main Street Board of Directors and is currently the chairman of Economic Restructuring Committee. He has served on the Kentucky Progress Commission, the Kentucky Housing Corporation Affordable Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee, the American Legion and the Northern Kentucky University alumni group. Warden is also a constable in District 2 of Campbell County.

Past DSA Winners

  • 2014 - Carolyn Edwards, Lexington
  • 2013 - Linda Moore, Lexington
  • 2012 - Jayne Cox, Lexington
  • 2011 - John Chandler, London
  • 2010 - John Davis, Paducah
  • 2009 - Evelyn Pusateri, Louisville
  • 2008 - David P. Schoepf, Ft. Thomas
  • 2007 - Joe Guy Hagan, Louisville
  • 2006 - Charlie Murphy, Lexington
  • 2005 - William P. Snyder, Louisville