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EDA tours Lake Cumberland Regional College and Workforce Center

"This is a great asset for EDA because we can assure any new business wanting to locate here they'll have an endless supply of trained personnel to hire the minute they need them." - Chester Taylor

By Linda Waggener

The February meeting of the Columbia Adair Economic Development Authority (EDA) was held in a special location - the Lake Cumberland Regional College and Workforce Center in Russell Springs.

The school provides skills development in Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, IT Services, Construction Trades, and Automotive Technology. It was originally designed to serve over 2,000 high school students from the region and over 600 adult students in the evenings.



"It's a great asset for EDA, Chester Taylor said, "because we can confidently assure any new business we're recruiting that they'll have trained personnel to hire the minute they need them." As a former principal and developer of the school, he is passionate about getting the message to EDA recruiters as well as to the public.

EDA Chairman Bobby Morrison said, "Thanks to Chester Taylor for arranging the appointment, and transportation in the Egypt Christian Church bus, and to Greg Bardin for driving, so EDA could tour this state of the art facility." It is located on the grounds of Russell County High School but serves as a resource for the region of Russell, Adair and Casey Counties.

Board members and friends of EDA were in attendance learning about the LCRCWC which is in partnership with area colleges to help students work toward degrees even as they are in specialty training.

It has been a busy month for EDA. On Friday, February 11, 2022 Morrison and Heather Spoon met with Lake Cumberland Area Development District representative Fara Popplewell-Miniard.

The EDA mission is "To recruit, stimulate, encourage and support Adair County Industry and Business, utilizing all available community, state and federal resources available, and to further the positive economic development of Columbia and Adair County."


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EDA heads to Russell Springs for February meeting



2022-02-15 - Russell Co., KY - Photo by Linda Waggener.
The February meeting of the Columbia Adair Economic Development Authority (EDA) was held at the Lake Cumberland Regional College and Workforce Center in Russell Springs on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. From left are: Todd Davenport, Chester Taylor, Bobby Morrison, Ann Martin, Samantha Oakes, Brandon Bardin and Greg Bardin.

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State of the art facility in Russell County



2022-02-16 - Russell County, KY - Photo from Chester Taylor.
As a former principal and developer of the school, Chester Taylor is passionate about getting the message to EDA recruiters as well as to the public that new businesses thinking of locating here will have an endless supply of trained workers.

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Egypt Christian Church provided bus for EDA tour



2022-02-16 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Greg Bardin, member and friend of trip host Chester Taylor, volunteered to drive the Egypt Christian Church bus so that any who wanted to could ride together and discuss the destination - the Lake Cumberland Regional College and Workforce Center. The Tuesday morning event was for economic development study.

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EDA host is former principal



2022-02-16 - Russell County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Economic Development Authority Board member Chester Taylor was the encourager who felt every EDA member should know what an asset the Lake Cumberland Regional College and Workforce Center is to the recruitment of new business. He is retired from having been Principal of the school and one who was very involved in its development. He is pictured at right introducing the Center to those arriving for the meeting.

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Alex Gillespie at work in robotics class



2022-02-16 - Russell County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Alex Gillespie, a junior at Russell County High School and student in Malcolm Sloan's Industrial Maintenance Technology class at the LCRCWC, is predicted to be a competition winner. That's what Mr. Sloan told visitors from the Columbia Adair EDA who were touring the Center this week. He pointed out his student at work and predicted she and her team partner Natalie Bomar, a RCHS senior, would be the winners in robotics regional competition on Monday.

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Lake Cumberland Regional College and Workforce Center



2022-02-17 - Russell Springs, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Economic Development Authority group tours the inside of the Lake Cumberland Regional College and Workforce Center.

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Adair EDA Group tours Workforce Center



2022-02-17 - Russell County, KY - Photo by Erica Burton.
Over a dozen people took time Tuesday morning to join the Columbia Adair County Economic Development tour of the Lake Cumberland Regional College and Workforce Center in Russell Springs. In back from left: Todd Davenport, Samantha Oakes, Roger Meadows, Mark Dykes, Bobby Morrison, Chester Taylor, Kenzie Rowe and Brandon Bardin. In front from left are: Mayor Pam Hoots, Megan Hutchison, Ann Martin, Linda Waggener, and ACJE Gale Cowan.

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Education at work



2022-02-18 - Russell County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Hands on learning is what the Columbia Adair County Economic Development group witnessed in the tour of the Lake Cumberland Regional College and Workforce Center in Russell Springs this week. These hands are working on car parts in the Automotive program.

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Automotive program at LCRCWC



2022-02-18 - Russell County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Each of the different programs in the state of the art Lake Cumberland Regional College and Workforce Center has plenty of room for hands on learning. This photo shows the Automotive program department.

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