From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Sleet, Anne

(born: 1932) 

In 2007, Anne Sleet became the first African American woman mayor of Perryville, KY. A former nurse and caterer, Sleet had also been a member of the city council prior to becoming mayor, succeeding her late husband, Raymond Sleet, who had been elected to the council four times. Anne Sleet was re-elected to the council for three consecutive terms and was unopposed when she ran for mayor. For more see G. Kocher, "Perryville's next mayor - Anne Sleet adds new chapter to family's proud history in Boyle County," Lexington Herald-Leader, 11/27/2006, Main News section, p. A1.  See also the Sleettown entry. Request from KET the Anne Sleet interview [#210] "Connections with Renee Shaw," 02/10/2007 at KET (Kentucky Educational Television).

Kentucky County & Region

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Kentucky Place (Town or City)

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Read about Perryville, Kentucky in Wikipedia.


Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Sleettown (Perryville, KY)
NKAA Source: Lexington herald-leader (newspaper)

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“Sleet, Anne,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed October 30, 2020,

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