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Public Input Needed on Vocational Rehabilitation Services


The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) has scheduled visioning forums to give individuals with disabilities, advocates and other interested individuals an opportunity to provide feedback on the services OVR provides to Kentuckians with disabilities Nov. 20 at four locations.

Input from the visioning forums will be used to help develop the state plan for vocational rehabilitation services that the agency is required to submit to the Rehabilitation Services Administration. The visioning forums schedule follows.

•Lexington: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Eastern time, Human Development Institute, 1525 Bull Lea Road, Suite 160

•Louisville: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Eastern time, Center for Accessible Living, 501 S Second St., Suite 200

•Murray: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., Central time, Center for Accessible Living, 1051 N. 16th St., Suite C

•Thelma: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Eastern time, Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center, 5659 Main St. 

Kentuckians who are unable to attend a forum may send comments in any format (written, taped, or phone call) to Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, 275 E. Main St., Mail Drop 2EK, Frankfort, Kentucky 40621 or call (800) 372-7172 or by visiting: http://ovr.ky.gov/contactus.htm and entering “state plan” in the subject line by May 1, 2015.

If reasonable accommodations are needed for your participation at the forum, please call Erin Hopper at (800) 372-7172 at least one week prior to the forum you wish to attend.

OVR, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet’s Department of Workforce Investment, assists Kentuckians with disabilities to achieve gainful employment and independence.

For more information about services, call the office toll free at (800) 372-7172 or visit: http://kentuckycareercenter.ky.gov/OVR/Default.aspx

Story provided by Education and Workforce Development Cabinet

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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