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Kentucky State University opens West Louisville office

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky State University officially opened its new West Louisville Office at the Louisville Central Community Center.

The office is part of the University’s Cooperative Extension Program efforts in support of the Commonwealth’s initiative to support the success and well-being of the West Louisville community. The West Louisville initiative was codified when Governor Andy Beshear signed SB 270 into law in April 2021.

Community members and dignitaries celebrated the ribbon cutting as a good day.

“Events like this today give us hope— hope for new opportunities, better lives, a brighter future for West Louisville and beyond,” Gov. Beshear said. “That is the mission of our HBCUs, and they see that through daily.”

Opening the West Louisville Office is part of a multipronged approach to addressing African American communities’ health education, wellness, and food insecurity issues. Personnel at the West Louisville Office have already made connections in the community and have conducted programming about urban agriculture, aquaponics, 4-H and nutrition at Greenwood Elementary School and Shawnee High School. In addition, in the Louisville Central Community Center, Kentucky State University has offices and meeting rooms allowing personnel to host informal educational events and demonstrations.

Kentucky State University Interim President Ronald A. Johnson and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Community, and the Sciences Dr. Kirk Pomper were joined by community members and local leaders such as Louisville Deputy Mayor Barbara Sexton Smith, Rep. Beverly Chester-Burton, and Reverend Roosevelt Lightsy Jr. of Community Missionary Baptist to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the West Louisville office.

If you want to collaborate with Kentucky State University’s West Louisville Cooperative Extension Office, contact Gill Finley Jr., Program Leader in Community Economic Development, at [email protected].

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