Kentucky Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

We need interpreters for our spring 2018 conference. If you are interested please fill out the google documents form below.

It’s that time of year again! April 27, 28th 2018 will be our spring conference. It will be held at the Holiday Inn University Plaza in Bowling Green, KY. Below is the link for registration. We hope to see you there!

Please note that the hotels we have blocked for the conference are at the Staybridge Suites 680 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green, Ky 42010 Phone: 270-904-0480. There is a link available at the Eventbrite site to purchase tickets for the conference and to the Staybridge website to book a room.

KYRID 2018 Spring Conference Flyer (1)

Attached are the proposed revisions for our by-laws. Please review the changes. It’s open for comments from Feb 18 – 25. After the commenting period is over members in good standing will receive a link for voting on February 26th.

KYRIDbylaws_2017 proposed changes

Attached is the link for registration for our 2017 Fall Conference Sept. 22, 23.

Save the date! Our fall 2017 conference is September 22,23 2017 at the Center For Rural Development in Somerset, KY


Don’t forget to renew your membership for KYRID. Below are two membership forms. The first is for the 2016-17 year which runs July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017.

The second is your membership for for the 2017-18 year which will begin July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018.

Membership dues are $20 for certified or associate members and $12 for ITP students. While you are filling out the form you can also donate to the Norma Lewis Scholarship fund, the Carrie Mosley Distinguished Service Award fun, or the Timo Owens CDI Memorial Scholarship. You can also volunteer to help up by serving on a committee.

Thank you,




It’s that time of the year and we need your help! We are in need of interpreters for our spring conference March 24, 25 2017. Download the form below and hurry. All applications must be turned in by March 1, 2017.


KYRID Spring 2017 Call for Interpreters

Join us for our Spring 2017 conference taking place in Lexington, KY at the Double Tree hotel on Richmond Rd. The conference is Friday March 24, 2017 and Saturday March 25, 2017. Early bird registration for members is $90 and ENDS March 1. Sign up now to get the early bird rate.


Below is a link to the eventbrite page where you can purchase tickets and from there click on the link to book your hotel room.

KYRID Spring 2017 Conference Flier

The Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf has released its Call for Interpreter for the 2016 conference taking place June 26-29 in Louisville! If you are interested, please download the document from the below link.

CAID Call for Interpreters

Dear Fellow Interpreters,

There are so many good things going on in KY in 2016!  The KyRID Spring Conference this March will be a first for us and our members because as a benefit to being a member of KyRID, the Spring Conference is free for you!  Non-members are welcome as well and can attend for a cost of $45 which includes the conference and KyRID membership!

We have the RID Region III Conference this summer in Louisville.  In Lexington this fall, KY is hosting the CIT Conference!  Lots of opportunities in 2016 for interpreters in Kentucky!

Our aim for the spring conference is to provide a free workshop where interpreters in KY can get their Ethics hours required for licensure.  We also need to have elections for the new board offices for the next term and take care of some business.

With our fall conference and spring conference, interpreters will have had the opportunity this year to earn 12 out of the required 15 hours needed for a full license and 12 out of the 18 hours needed for a temporary license. We want to make it affordable for the interpreters in KY to be able to attend the spring
conference and hopefully save some dimes and pennies to attend the RID Region III Conference in Louisville on July 28-31 at the Galt House.   The last time RID Region III was held in KY was in 2000!  Visit the conference website at .

We appreciate your support of KyRID and looking to us for your continuing education hours.  The demands on our time and energy are pretty significant this year with the fall and spring conference, elections, and the upcoming RID Region III Conference which is on our heels!  If you want to join on the bandwagon and be a part of the planning, there is still time!  I hope to see
you on March 19th in Bowling Green for our Spring Conference and business meeting with elections!


Artie Grassman

President, KyRID