August 29, 2019

Executive Committee
May 16, 2019

The Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board (LTWDB) Executive Committee met on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:30 am EDT, at the Kentucky Career Center-Lincoln Trail in Elizabethtown.

MEMBERS PRESENT                                MEMBERS ABSENT
Myra Covault                                                       Stan Carton*
Trish Niles
Jim Rachlin
Dean Schamore

Jennifer Carman

Carter Dyson
Sherry Johnson
Jackie Masterson

*Denotes excused absence

Chairman Dean Schamore called the meeting to order after determining quorum requirements had been met.



Consideration of Minutes – February 20, 2019 & March 19, 2019

After review of the February 20, 2019 and March 19, 2019 Executive Committee minutes, Trish Niles made a motion to approve both sets of minutes as presented, Jim Rachlin seconded; motion carried.

Set Agenda for June Board Meeting

Committee members discussed the agenda for the June Board meeting and agreed on the following items:

  • Nominations for First Vice-Chair replacement
  • Two-year update to the plan
  • One Stop MOU - revisions requested by State
  • Contracts with multiple years – reapprove new budgets
  • Annual budget
  • Overview of Way to Work program – Ron Eppes, President and CEO


Update – Letter from Department for Local Government (DLG), Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), and Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC) Leadership to State Auditor

Sherry Johnson informed the committee that she had an opportunity to express the Board’s concerns to Deputy Secretary Josh Benton regarding the letter to the State Auditor signed by the Secretary and Commissioner for the EWDC. Ms. Johnson indicated she was part of a State workgroup, led by the Deputy Secretary, and he asked the group what was needed to make things better in Kentucky.  Ms. Johnson indicated that in order to begin repairing the damage and move forward, someone with the EWDC should apologize in person to the local Workforce Boards for the letter.  Ms. Johnson stated that Deputy Secretary Benton talked to the Secretary of the Governor’s Cabinet, Scott Brinkman, who had given him the okay to speak to the Boards.  Ms. Johnson did not have a timeframe for when this would occur.

 Update – SNAP Employment and Training (E & T) program 

Sherry Johnson informed the committee there was indication that CHFS wanted to end the SNAP E & T contract with the local workforce areas prior to June 30, 2019 and give the program to the current Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) provider.  The reason was to have one provider to operate both programs.  To date, there has been no word that this will occur.  Ms. Johnson stated that CHFS expressed interest in having a presence at the Career Centers.









With no further business to discuss the meeting was adjourned.




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 Labor Cabinet and the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board.
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