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Cecil Dunn, executive director of Hope Center for 24 years, plans to step down at year’s end

Cecil Dunn, who has been the executive director of the Hope Center for 24 years, will transition out of the role at the end of this year.Cecil Dunn The Board of Directors will begin to put a plan in place for the transition. “Making this announcement now gives us time to undergo a gradual and smooth transition,” said Cathy Jacobs, Hope Center board chair. “We are so grateful for Cecil’s leadership....

Centre College President John Roush announces plans to retire in June 2020 after 22 years

At the conclusion of what will be 22 years of service as president of Centre College, John A. Roush plans to retire on June 30, 2020. In making the announcement to the campus community, Roush said that he and his wife, Susie, “have talked, often, that retiring a year following the College’s bicentennial would be the best timing.” Founded in 1819, Centre marks 200 years of service this year....

Dr. Hayward M. Daugherty named vice president for student affairs and campus life at EKU

Dr. Hayward M. Daugherty Jr. — better known as “Skip” to generations of Eastern Kentucky University students, faculty and staff — has been named vice president for student affairs and campus life by EKU President Michael T. Benson in a recent restructure of administrative roles. “I even sign my name as Skip,” Daugherty said in his trademark affable manner, matter-of-fact but followed by...

Brig. General Benjamin Adams, an aviator, retires from Kentucky National Guard after 40-year career

Kentucky Today A 40-year veteran took his final flight Saturday during a celebration of his retirement from the Army. 
Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Adams arrived via helicopter for his retirement as the assistant adjutant general for the Kentucky National Guard at the Army Aviation Support Facility within Boone National Guard Center, according to the State-Journal. Brigadier General Benjamin Adams speaks...

Longtime Kentucky Small Business Development Center director Becky Naugle announces retirement

By Carol Lea Spence Special to KyForward Becky Naugle, longtime director of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center, is retiring May 18. After working with the center for nearly 21 years, and as director for almost 20, Naugle has witnessed a lot of changes in the state’s entrepreneurial environment and contributed to many of those changes. The Kentucky Small Business Development Center, part...

Beth Underwood: Life is short, let’s be less ‘crotchety old lady’ and more ‘cute little umbrellas poolside’

Do you ever find yourself searching the internet for something only to wind up going in a totally different direction, forgetting what you were looking for in the first place? That’s exactly what happened to me the other day. One minute I’m looking for an appetizer recipe and the next minute I’m reading an article about aging. Talk about your downward spirals. The article opined that you may...

Poll finds support among Kentuckians for pensions; 86 percent say all workers should have access

Eighty-six percent of Kentuckians say that all workers, not just those in the public sector, should have a pension plan according to new polling results released last week by the National Institute on Retirement Security. These findings are consistent with national polling conducted earlier this year by NIRS that found 86 percent of Americans say all workers should have access to a pension plan. The...

Lewis Donohew: Now that I’m ‘officially’ retired, can’t help but ponder what’s next

About six months ago, the last of the research projects I had been working on at UK and around the country was finished and I became fully retired. For the first time in my adult life I did not have a job or project going.   It has taken a while for full retirement to sink in, but so far, my reaction has been to feel free. Yes, free! Nothing hanging over me, no deadlines to meet! We do still have...