Kentucky certifies Clark County as Work Ready Community
Clark County has been certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community. The certification program from the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet assures employers that a local workforce has the skills necessary to staff existing jobs and to master the innovative technologies new jobs will require. Front row, from left: Bruce Manley, Winchester/Clark County BCTC campus director; Melissa Fearin, WIA bus service specialist; Thomas O. Zawacki, Education and Workforce Development Cabinet secretary; Cora Heffner, Clark County Community Education program director; Denise Jones, local veteran employment representative, Kentucky Career Center; Cindy Banks, Winchester Clark County Chamber of Commerce executive director; Rachel Elmore, Catalent Pharma Solutions human resources manager; Robert Curry, Kentucky Work Ready Communities executive director; Hollie Spade, Economic Development Cabinet chief of staff. Back row, from left: Ed Holmes, Kentucky Workforce Investment Board chair; Henry Branham, Clark County judge-executive; Tim Smith, WKYN Radio; James Griffith, Kentucky Career Center facilitator, Winchester office; Greg Hollon, Clark County Public Schools DPP; Randy Johnson, WIA workforce specialist; Ed Burtner, Winchester mayor; Todd Denham, Winchester/Clark County director of economic development; Steve Havel, Catalent Pharma Solutions general manager and Clark County WRC committee chair; John Austin, BB&T market executive.
Budgeting seminar June 24 at Clark County library
Chris LeMaster with Kentucky Bank will present a budgeting seminar at 7 p.m. June 24 at the Clark County Public Library, 370 South Burns Avenue. LeMaster will talk about how to set up a budget, tips for sticking to it, your credit score and why it's important and available assistance. The seminar is free. Call (859) 744-5034 or (859) 745-3946.
Youth writing camp to begin in July
Inkspire!, a nonprofit writing camp, will be July 21-25 or July 28-Aug. 1 at First Presbyterian Church, 130 Windridge Drive, Winchester. The camp is designed for students in grades 3-10. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, except Thursday when camp hours are 1:30-8:30 p.m. (for the release of sky lanterns). The camp fee is $135 and is due by June 16. For an application or information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jacqueline Hamilton at (859) 771-1711.