Carnegie Center holding conference with economic bend

Lexington's Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning will hold a community literacy conference Thursday capped by a presentation titled "Literacy and the Economy."

Dick Allington, an education professor at the University of Tennessee, will discuss links between education and economic performance.

The conference runs from noon to 7 p.m. and includes workshops, panels and lunch. The full day of events costs $25. Attending just the keynote address by Allington is $15. Call (859) 254-4175 to register.