Kentucky Office for the Blind and Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Centralize Services into One-Stop Office

FRANKFORT, Ky. — To further eliminate employment barriers for Kentuckians with disabilities, Governor Matt Bevin today issued an executive order streamlining the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and the Office for the Blind (OFB) into one centralized agency offering services to individuals with disabilities. Effective Oct. 1, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet will consolidate…

Prichard Committee receives federal funding to establish Statewide Family Engagement Center in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky is one of eleven states to receive a five-year, $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish a Kentucky Statewide Family Engagement Center (KY SFEC). Led by the Prichard Committee, the center will carry out parent education and family engagement in education programs for Kentucky families and provide training…

Fired UK professor who claims Matt Bevin retaliation gets a trial date

by Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal – In an “epic story of academic intrigue,” a jury will hear allegations from a former University of Kentucky dental professor that criticism of Gov. Matt Bevin’s changes to Medicaid dental benefits cost him his job. That’s the description of a federal judge in Lexington who ruled that a lawsuit by Dr. Raynor Mullins against…