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Kentucky Connected given Spirit of Kentucky Award

Regional partnerships consists of six northern Kentucky counties

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 28, 2014) – Kentucky Connected was awarded the 2014 Spirit of Kentucky Award today by Gov. Steve Beshear and Department for Local Government (DLG) Commissioner Tony Wilder as part of the 39th Annual Governor’s Local Issues Conference.

connectedKentucky Connected is a public-private regional partnership consisting of Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham, Owen and Trimble counties. The partnership also includes the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, the Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency, Jefferson Community and Technical College and Districts 5 and 6 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Established in 2012, the Kentucky Connected partnership was created to help better address shared challenges facing communities in the North Central Kentucky region by pooling local resources and working together on regional opportunities.  With the goals of economic and workforce development, the partnership is focused on four major areas of emphasis:

  • Addressing infrastructure deficiencies that are barriers to development.
  • Enhancing education and training opportunities for the existing workforce.
  • Attracting new business.
  • Retaining and expanding existing business.