Mike Whitaker was born in Somerset, Kentucky on December 18, 1953 to the late Kenneth and Mary Hogg Whitaker. Mike has a younger brother, Richard. He is married to Holly Elizabeth Whitaker. He has 2 children, Brian and Mary Beth Whitaker and 2 step-children Alexandria Millar and Drew Miniard. Mike, Holly, and Drew currently reside in Eagle’s Nest.
Mike graduated Somerset High School in 1971 and the Dale Carnegie School in 1989.
Mike among other things owns a storage trailer and container rental business with over 300 units, three Hardees restaurants, a real estate company, and is partners in many various ventures such as Commercial Real Estate Sales and Leasing and a golf car company.
Mike has sat on many boards such as Kentucky Motor Transportation Administration, Somerset Country Club, Eagle’s Nest Country Club, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, United Way, YMCA, Pulaski County Industrial Foundation, Somerset/Lake Cumberland Board of Realtors, First and Farmers Bank. He also held board and officer positions for the Chamber of Commerce, Somerset Rotary Club, and First United Methodist Church. He is also a former member of the Jaycee’s.