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KY Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing hosts outreach project in Owensboro and Bowling Green

KY Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing hosts outreach project in Owensboro and Bowling Green

WMSK Staff

May 3rd, 2017

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Regional meetings scheduled for May 16 in Owensboro and May 17 in Bowling Green

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 3, 2017) – The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) will hold the next regional outreach program from May 16-18 in western Kentucky.

The educational program will kick off with a community forum, “Community Connect,” from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, at the Holiday Inn Riverfront, 701 W. First St., in Owensboro. The second community forum will be held Wednesday, May 17 from 5-8 p.m. at the Warren County Public Library, Bob Kirby Branch, 175 Iron Skillet Court, in Bowling Green. Staff will also be visiting local businesses.

The purpose of this project is to bring Frankfort to local communities in an effort to work directly with deaf and hard of hearing individuals, their families and the community, which serves them. Staff will also meet with agencies and organizations to disseminate information in surrounding counties. Anyone from other counties near the Owensboro or Bowling Green meeting sites is invited to attend. For more information, contact the KCDHH office at 502-573-2604 voice/TTY or 502-416-0607 videophone.

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, an agency of the Cabinet for Education and Workforce Development, acts as an advocate for deaf and hard of hearing persons on legislative issues as well as a consultant to the Governor, General Assembly, and various state and local governmental agencies concerning policies and programs that pertain to people with hearing loss. KCDHH also serves the nearly 700,000 Kentuckians who have a hearing loss and provides information, referral and advocacy services and produces the biennial DeaFestival-Kentucky. Visit the KCDHH website, www.kcdhh.ky.gov, or like KCDHH on Facebook.

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