Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board

The Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board (LTWDB) consists of 23 businesses and community leaders across Central Kentucky promoting a thriving, responsive workforce system supporting business success, growth and job creation.

The LTWDB provides oversight of the career centers, youth services and employment and training activities funded by the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act. The board also selects and approves providers for employee training, develops relationships with economic development and employer communities, promotes private sector involvement in the workforce investment system and advises local education and training providers.

The LTWDB has convened leaders in business and industry, education and training and the non-profit community to form the Workforce Crisis Task Force. As the need for skilled, available workers continues to grow, the task force is creating new paths for residents of our region to enter the workforce. Learn more.


The members of the board include representatives from the eight counties of the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Area.

  • Joseph Ashley, Orbis Corporation
  • Alan Biddle, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB) Local 40
  • Lance Blanford, Wee Care Family Services
  • Julie Brown, IHG Consulting, LLC
  • Daniel Carney, Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Agency
  • Jennifer Carman, Career Development Office
  • Stan Carton, NELCO, Inc.
  • Christopher Cottrell, Ray’s Ford Chrysler
  • Myra Covault, Baptist Health Hardin
  • Jerry Paul Dubree, Commonwealth Machining
  • Michael Embry, IUOE Local 181
  • Joe Fowler, United Way of Central Kentucky
  • Patricia Krausman, University of Kentucky, Small Business Development Center 
  • Jenny Lampton, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Scott Lusk, The Lusk Group
  • Summer Morgan, KY Adult Basic Education
  • Mark Nelson, Sun Tan City, Planet Fitness, Topp’t Pizza
  • Trish Niles, Mid-Park, Inc.
  • Dr. Juston Pate, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
  • Jim Rachlin, Rachlin Enterprises, Inc.
  • Tom Renfrow, Central KY Realtors
  • Sarah Smith, Central KY Tool
  • Davette Swiney, Central Kentucky Community Foundation

Workforce Crisis Task Force

The LTWDB has convened leaders in business and industry, education and training and the non-profit community to form a Workforce Crisis Task Force. As the need for skilled, available workers continues to grow, the task force is creating new paths for residents of our region to enter the workforce.

Learn More
The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail helps match job seekers with local employment and training opportunities. Our business solutions team offers employers of all sizes and industries personalized support to build a competitive workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Program is funded with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I funds through the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board.
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