Agencies

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Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment

The Department of Workforce Investment connects Kentucky to employment, workforce information and training. The agencies of the department, the Office of Employment and Training, the Office for Vocational Rehabilitation and the Office for the Blind, work together to provide services through the Kentucky Career Center.

Beth Kuhn - Commissioner
300 Sower Boulevard
4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 564-0372
Email: Beth.Kuhn@ky.gov
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Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board

The Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board serves as an advisory board to the Governor on workforce training and development issues. They are charged with creating a statewide vision for workforce development and adopt a plan to move Kentucky forward through workforce training and development.

Melissa Aguilar – Executive Director
300 Sower Boulevard
4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 564-0372
Email: Melissa.Aguilar@ky.gov
Website: kwib.ky.gov

Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

The Department for Libraries and Archives dates its origin to 1825, when the Kentucky State Library was established by the Kentucky General Assembly to serve state government in Frankfort. KDLA is one of 10 state agencies in the United States that combine library, archival and public records programs.

Terry Manuel – Commissioner/State Librarian
300 Coffee Tree Road
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 564-8300
Email: Terry.Manuel@ky.gov
Website: kdla.ky.gov

Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics

The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics collects and links data to evaluate education and workforce efforts in the Commonwealth. This includes developing reports and providing statistical data about these efforts so policy makers, agencies, and the general public can make better informed decisions.

Kate Akers – Executive Director
1050 U.S. Highway 127
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 564-4194
Email: kate.akers@ky.gov
Website: kcews.ky.gov

Kentucky Department of Education

The Kentucky Department of Education provides services and resources to Kentucky's public school system, grades preschool through 12. The department's responsibilities include data reporting, assistance to local school districts, assessment and accountability for school improvement, and implementation of state and federal education legislation.

Stephen L. Pruitt – Commissioner
300 Sower Boulevard
5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 564-4770
Email: stephen.pruitt@education.ky.gov               
Website: education.ky.gov

Commission on Proprietary Education

The Kentucky Commission for Proprietary Education is charged with licensing and regulating all proprietary schools, doing business in Kentucky, other than those that offer a four year bachelor’s degree. In addition it administers the Student Protection Fund which reimburses eligible students in the event a school closes, loses its accreditation or discontinues a program. The work of the commission is funded entirely through fees paid by licensed institutions.

Misty Edwards – Executive Director
300 Sower Boulevard
4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 564-4185
Email: Misty.Edwards@ky.gov
Website: kcpe.ky.gov

Education Professional Standards Board

The Education Professional Standards Board oversees educator preparation programs and certification of teachers and administrators for the public P-12 schools in the commonwealth.

Jimmy Adams – Executive Director
100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 564-4606
Toll Free: (888) 598-7667
Email: Jimmy.Adams@ky.gov
Website: epsb.ky.gov

Kentucky Environmental Education Council

The Kentucky Environmental Education Council was established to improve Kentuckians’ understanding of their environment through education, communication and information. It promotes a healthy environment by working with schools, colleges and universities, businesses, local governments, private organizations and citizens.

Billy Bennett – Executive Director
300 Sower Boulevard
4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 564-5937
Email: Billy.Bennett@ky.gov​
Website: keec.ky.gov

Kentucky Educational Television

Kentucky Educational Television’s mission is education. As a leader in lifelong learning, KET is in every Kentucky community providing in-school and at-home educational programs for children and adults, as well as professional development seminars for educators and training programs for child care providers. As Kentucky’s only statewide public media resource, KET serves the Commonwealth via digital and high-definition broadcast technology, producing and presenting programming unique to Kentucky. These fascinating programs explore Kentucky history, arts, and culture and connect citizens to important events, issues, and public affairs.

Shae Hopkins – Executive Director
600 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40501

Phone: (800) 432-0851
Email: SHopkins@ket.org
Website: ket.org

Kentucky Center for School Safety

The Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) was established by the General Assembly in 1998 to serve as a single source for information regarding all facets of school safety. KCSS supports the idea that school culture improves when a school-wide prevention plan consistently addresses the needs of all students to encourage a safe and healthy learning environment.

Jon Akers – Executive Director
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475

Phone: (877) 805-4277
Email: jon.akers@eku.edu
Website: kycss.org


Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is a leading resource for the approximately 700,000 Kentuckians who are affected by hearing loss. The KCDHH is an advocate for deaf and hard of hearing persons on legislative issues, as well as a consultant to the governor, general assembly and various state and local governmental agencies concerning policies and programs that pertain to people with hearing loss.

Virginia L. Moore – Executive Director
632 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 573-2604                
Video Phone: (502) 416-0607
Email: Virginia.Moore@ky.gov                
Website: kcdhh.ky.gov

Governor’s Scholars Program

The Governor's Scholars Program strives to enhance Kentucky's next generation of civic and economic leaders. Established in 1983, the program provides academic and personal growth through the balance of a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience. Students must complete an application and compete with others from across the state. Those selected attend the program free of charge.

Aris Cedeno – Executive Director
1024 Capital Center Drive
Suite 210
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 573-1618
Email: Aris.Cedeno@ky.gov
Website: gsp.ky.gov

           

Unemployment Insurance Commission

The Unemployment Insurance Commission serves as an appeals board to hear and decide appeals to unemployment insurance determinations filed in accordance with the provisions of KRS 341.430.

Buddy Hoskinson – Manager
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621

Phone: (502) 564-4849
Email: Greg.Higgins@ky.gov               
Website: kewes.ky.gov

Early Childhood Advisory Council

The Early Childhood Advisory Council works to unite stakeholders behind common strategies, standards and goals for Kentucky’s early childhood system and advocate for improved quality of early childhood services and improved school readiness.

Linda Hampton – Acting Executive Director
125 Holmes Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 782-0200
Email: LindaJ.Hampton@ky.gov
Website: kidsnow.ky.gov

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Laurie Curry Daugherty– Executive Director
870 Corporate Drive, Suite 303
Lexington, KY 40503

Phone: (859)568-2199 

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Website: KentuckyGSE.com