FRANKFORT — Dr. Lynn Moore, president of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College, was one of the many state education leaders in attendance for Gov. Matt Bevin’s first State of the Commonwealth address on Jan. 26 at the state capitol in Frankfort.
Dr. Moore was a guest of State Rep. Fitz Steele.
Also attending the address were Bobby McCool, chief institutional officer at Big Sandy Community & Technical College; Dr. Devin Stephenson, president of Big Sandy Community & Technical College; and Dr. Kay Adkins, president of Ashland Community & Technical College.
“I appreciate the positive nature of Gov. Bevin’s speech and his vision for the future of Kentucky, “ Moore said. “No doubt we have budget and finance challenges, but I believe we can overcome so much if we continue to work together.”
Gov. Bevin has proposed a 4.5 percent cut for the remainder of this fiscal year, which ends June 30 and wants to cut 9 percent from the appropriation over the next two years.
State leaders with the Kentucky Community & Technical College system released the following statement on Wednesday about the proposal:
“KCTCS appreciates the budget challenges facing our state and applauds the governor for making workforce development a priority. We are in the process of evaluating the details of the Governor’s budget and to determine the impact of proposed cuts on the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. We look forward to working with him and the legislature during this budget session to determine how best to fulfill the mission of KCTCS as the primary provider of workforce education and training that fuels Kentucky’s economy.”