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Office for the Blind, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to hold 10 public hearings statewide

The Kentucky Office for the Blind and Office for Vocational Rehabilitation have scheduled 10 public hearings in May and June to give consumers and other interested individuals an opportunity to comment on proposed changes, including consolidation of the agencies, combined state plan revisions and Order of Selection of consumers for services.

The public hearing schedule is as follows:

Elizabethtown: 4–6 p.m. (EDT), May 21, Kentucky Career Center, 233 Ring Road, Suite 100. Contact: Rhonda Bush, 1-800-760-6891.

Thelma: 2–4 p.m. (EDT), May 24, Carl D. Perkins Training Center, 5659 Main St. Contact: Barb Pugh, 1-800-443-2187.

Owensboro: 4–6 p.m. (CDT), May 29, Kentucky Career Center, 3108 Fairview Drive. Contact: Vickie Madlem-Bandy, 1-800-334-6929.

Paducah: 4–6 p.m. (CDT), May 30, Kentucky Career Center, 416 S. Sixth St. Contact: Jean Sutton, 1-800-334-6945.

Bowling Green: 4–6 p.m. (CDT), May 31, Kentucky Career Center, 955 Fairview Ave., Suite 100. Contact: Theresa Murphy, 1-800-222-1215.

Louisville: 10 a.m.–noon and 5–7 p.m. (EDT), June 5, Charles McDowell Center, 8412 Westport Road. Contact: Pam Minton, 1-800-346-2115.

Lexington: 10 a.m.–noon and 5-7 p.m. (EDT), June 6, Bluegrass Council of the Blind, 1093 S. Broadway, Suite 1214. Contact: Theresa Thomas, 1-859-259-1834.

Covington: 4:30–6:30 p.m. (EDT), June 7, Kentucky Career Center, 1324 Madison Ave. Contact: Cindi Bowles, 1-800-334-6895.

Hazard: 4–6 p.m. (EDT), June 13, Kentucky Career Center, 412 Roy Campbell Drive. Contact: Lisa Meade, 1-606-436-5751 ext. 7028.

Ashland: 4–6 p.m. (EDT), June 14, Kentucky Career Center, 411 19th St. Contact: Kennetta Freholm, 1-800-334-6881.

Kentuckians who are unable to attend a forum may send comments in any format (written, phone call, in person, etc.) through June 15.

Comments may be sent in writing to the Kentucky Office for the Blind, 275 E. Main St., Mail Drop 2-EJ, Frankfort, KY, 40621, via e-mail to cora.mcnabb@ky.gov or becky.cabe@ky.gov, fax at 502-564-2951 or call 1-800-321-6668. If any reasonable accommodations for a disability are required for participation at a public hearing, please call 1-502-564-4754.

The draft policy for Order of Selection is posted for review prior to the hearings by clicking here. Alternative formats of draft policy may be provided upon request at 1-800-321-6668.

From Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet

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