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Southern Kentucky Group Terminates Workforce Development Contract with BRADD


The Barren River Area Development District will no longer provide workforce services for the southern Kentucky region.

The South Central Workforce Development Board voted Wednesday to terminate its contract with BRADD.

The Development Board’s Chairman, Ron Sowell, said his group was primarily concerned about the amount of workforce development money that has been returned to the state because it wasn’t used by BRADD.

The Bowling Green Daily News reportsthat number is estimated to be around $500,000.

Several members of the board said they didn’t think the region was getting a proper return on its investment in the area of workforce development.

Two recipients of workforce services spoke at the meeting in defense of BRADD. The vote only relates to BRADD’s workforce development efforts—not any other services it provides to the region. BRADD serves Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren counties.

BRADD will continue to provide workforce development services for 30 days after it receives a notice of termination of its contract.

At that point, the development board can seek a new provider.

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