Glasgow woman on international stage

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The country has a new ambassador to the United Nations and she has roots in Barren County.

On Wednesday, the Senate voted to confirm Glasgow High School graduate, Kelly Craft, to the position.

Craft was born in Fayette County as Kelly Guilfoil and grew up in Glasgow.

“We are extremely happy and just very proud of her and wish her the best of luck,” said Amy Allen, Glasgow High School principal.

She graduated from Glasgow high in 1980 and then the University of Kentucky in 1984 and now this local is expected to make an even larger South Central Kentucky footprint, globally.

She was also a member of the band in high school.

“I think Kelly is proud to be from Glasgow and Barren County. As I watched the confirmation hearings, she referenced being from here. She’s not forgotten where she came from,” said Helena Chase Birdwell, Barren County Clerk.

Allen said Craft is someone current students can look up to.

“She is changing the world. She is a wonderful role model for our students just to dream big and know that the sky is the limit,” said Allen.

“You can be anything you want to be, no matter what gender you are or color you are, just set your mind to it and you can do it,” said Birdwell.

Previously, Craft had been serving as the U.S. ambassador to Canada.