Blog Entries - 2019

Now Accepting Elevate 2020 Applications

Posted on: October 23, 2019
Tags: Elevate Kentucky

Leadership Kentucky, one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership development programs, is now accepting applications for the Elevate Kentucky Class of 2020. The Elevate Kentucky program offers young professionals (average age 25-35) in-depth personal and professional development while fostering a better understanding of the strengths and challenges facing the Commonwealth.

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BRIGHT 2019 in Corbin

Posted on: October 15, 2019
Tags: Session Review, BRIGHT Kentucky

  BRIGHT in Corbin Session Re-Cap By: JaKaye Garth, BRIGHT Kentucky Class of 2019  On September 23-25, 2019 during the 4th session of BRIGHT KY our group of young leaders visited the Cumberland region. We spent the first day in Somerset where

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Leadership Kentucky 2019 in Somerset

Posted on: October 13, 2019
Tags: Session Review, Leadership Kentucky

The Leadership Kentucky Class of 2019 had a wonderful session in Somerset in September. Check out the highlights from our tour at Trifecta Houseboats, the cruise on Lake Cumberland, our visit to Somerset Community College, and more.

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BRIGHT 2019 in Big Sandy Region

Posted on: September 13, 2019
Tags: Session Review, BRIGHT Kentucky

BRIGHT 2019 visited the Big Sandy Region (Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Paintsville) in early September. The cohort spent time hearing about UPIKE and their collaboration with Pikeville Medical Center. They visited the home place of Loretta Lynn, Stone Crest Golf Course (reclaimed mine), and Pikeville Medical Center. The session ended with attendance at the SOAR Summit. 

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Leadership Kentucky 2019 in Western Kentucky

Posted on: August 26, 2019
Tags: Session Review, Leadership Kentucky

The Leadership Kentucky Class of 2019 recently visited Western Kentucky. The Class toured three Alliance Coal Mines: River View, Elk Creek, and Warrior. A visit to Eddyville and the Kentucky State Penitentiary followed. The session ended at Lake Barkley State Park.

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BRIGHT 2019 in Campton

Posted on: August 5, 2019
Tags: Session Review, BRIGHT Kentucky

BRIGHT, a Leadership Kentucky program designed for Eastern Kentuckians, met for the first time in Campton, Kentucky. BRIGHT Kentucky is made possible by a $500,000 ARC grant and private funding from the Whitaker Foundation, SOAR and others.  

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BRIGHT Kentucky Announces Inaugural Class

Posted on: July 25, 2019
Tags: BRIGHT Kentucky

Leadership Kentucky, currently celebrating its 35th anniversary, is proud to announce the members of the inaugural BRIGHT Kentucky Class of 2019. This year’s class includes 50 participants from 29 different ARC counties representing a variety of public and private sectors. Congratulations to these great leaders!

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Leadership Kentucky 2019 in Louisville

Posted on: July 22, 2019
Tags: Session Review, Leadership Kentucky

By: Ashley G. Johnson, Class of 2019 U.S Bank | Vice President | Western Kentucky District Manager The Leadership Kentucky 2019 class kicked off our Louisville session with a visit to the historic Hermitage Farm in Oldham County.  A panel of class

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Leadership Kentucky 2019 in Berea

Posted on: June 26, 2019
Tags: Session Review, Leadership Kentucky

The 2019 class of Leadership Kentucky met for the first time in June at the Historic Boone Tavern Hotel to get to know each other as well as hear from a variety of impressive speakers.

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Elevate 2019 in Central Kentucky

Posted on: June 24, 2019
Tags: Elevate Kentucky

The Elevate Kentucky Class of 2019 recently graduated in Frankfort, Ky. after traveling the state, networking, and growing as leaders over the last three months.

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Gov. Bevin Announces ARC Funding for New Leadership Program in Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky

Posted on: June 7, 2019
Tags: BRIGHT Kentucky

Gov. Matt Bevin’s office today announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has approved a $500,000 grant for the Leadership Kentucky Foundation to help create a new leadership program targeting young professionals in the Kentucky Appalachian corridor, named BRIGHT Kentucky. BRIGHT Kentucky is made possible by the ARC grant and private funding from the Whitaker Foundation and others.

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June Connections Newsletter

Posted on: June 5, 2019
Tags: Newsletter

June Newsletter - Class of 2019 Announced, Alumni Updates, International Trip Information, Elevate in Prestonsburg, and more!

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Leadership Kentucky Announces 2019 Class

Posted on: May 28, 2019
Tags: Leadership Kentucky

Leadership Kentucky, currently celebrating its 35th anniversary, is proud to announce the members of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2019. 

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Elevate 2019 in Prestonsburg

Posted on: May 21, 2019
Tags: Session Review, Elevate Kentucky

All of us have heard the many misperceptions and stereotypes of Appalachia (i.e. it’s Appa-LATCH-uh, not Appa-LAY-shuh). The Elevate session hosted in Prestonsburg, KY delivered an outstanding group of speakers that did their community justice by breaking those stereotypes and then some.

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May Connections Newsletter

Posted on: May 17, 2019
Tags: Newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest Leadership Kentucky news, classes, trips, events, alumni updates and more!

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Elevate 2019 in Owensboro

Posted on: May 2, 2019
Tags: Session Review, Elevate Kentucky

By: Mary Jane Rodes, Elevate Class of 2019 Senior Account Director, RunSwitch PR From engaging conversations and interesting tours to fascinating presentations and delicious food, the first session of our Elevate Kentucky program was outstanding. Our

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Leadership Kentucky Announces Elevate 2019 Class

Posted on: April 3, 2019
Tags: Elevate Kentucky

Leadership Kentucky, currently celebrating its 35th anniversary, is proud to announce the members of the Elevate Kentucky Class of 2019. The class participates in three sessions, taking place from April through June 2019 in Owensboro, Prestonsburg, and Lexington. Class members will hear from thought-provoking Kentucky leaders, learn about issues and opportunities facing our state and self-assess and gain insights about personal leadership abilities. This year’s class includes 25 participants from across the state representing a variety of public and private sectors.

 

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Leadership Kentucky Announces New Board Members

Posted on: March 4, 2019
Tags: Alumni Spotlight, Leadership Kentucky

Leadership Kentucky Announces New Board Members Teresa Trimble Hail named 2019 Board Chair   FRANKFORT, Ky. (February 27, 2019) – Leadership Kentucky (LKY), one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership development programs in the

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