The mission of the Kentucky Office for the Blind is to provide opportunities for employment and independence to individuals with visual disabilities. We serve Kentuckians who are visually impaired or blind and assist individuals in obtaining and maintaining employment, economic self-sufficiency and independence with complete integration into society. Our goal is to provide a myriad of resources and high quality services that are geared to enhance the lives of Kentuckians with visual disabilities.
We offer a wide variety of services designed to give those with visual disabilities the tools they need to become more independent and productive in their homes, schools, workplaces and communities. Services are consistent with an individual's strengths, abilities and interests. We also partner with business and industry, assisting employers in hiring and retaining highly qualified employees.
The Kentucky Office for the Blind provides statewide services to all 120 counties. Our administrative operations are located in our central office in Frankfort. There are 10 field offices located throughout Kentucky in Ashland, Bowling Green, Covington, Elizabethtown, Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro, Paducah, Prestonsburg and Somerset.
Office for the Blind, Office of Vocational
Rehabilitation to hold public hearings across Kentucky in May and June
The Kentucky Office for the Blind (OFB) and Office for
Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) have scheduled 10 public hearings in May and
June to give consumers and other interested individuals an opportunity to
comment on proposed changes including consolidation of the agencies, combined
state plan revisions and Order of Selection of consumers for
The public hearing schedule follows.
- Elizabethtown: 4–6 p.m. (EDT), May 21, Kentucky Career Center, 233
Ring Road, Suite 100. Contact: Rhonda Bush, 1-800-760-6891.
- Thelma: 2–4 p.m. (EDT), May 24, Carl D. Perkins Training
Center, 5659 Main St. Contact: Barb Pugh, 1-800-443-2187.
- Owensboro: 4–6 p.m. (CDT), May 29, Kentucky Career Center, 3108
Fairview Drive. Contact: Vickie Madlem-Bandy, 1-800-334-6929.
- Paducah: 4–6 p.m. (CDT), May 30, Kentucky Career Center, 416
S. Sixth St. Contact: Jean Sutton, 1-800-334-6945.
- Bowling Green: 4–6 p.m. (CDT), May 31, Kentucky Career Center, 955
Fairview Ave., Suite 100. Contact: Theresa Murphy, 1-800-222-1215.
- Louisville: 10 a.m.–noon and 5–7 p.m. (EDT), June 5, Charles
McDowell Center, 8412 Westport Road. Contact: Pam Minton, 1-800-346-2115.
- Lexington: 10 a.m.–noon and 5-7 p.m. (EDT), June 6, Bluegrass
Council of the Blind, 1093 S. Broadway, Suite 1214. Contact: Theresa Thomas,
- Covington: 4:30–6:30 p.m. (EDT), June 7, Kentucky Career Center,
1324 Madison Ave. Contact: Cindi Bowles, 1-800-334-6895.
- Hazard: 4–6 p.m. (EDT), June 13, Kentucky Career Center, 412
Roy Campbell Drive. Contact: Lisa Meade, 1-606-436-5751 ext. 7028.
- Ashland: 4–6 p.m. (EDT), June 14, Kentucky Career Center, 411
19th St. Contact: Kennetta Freholm, 1-800-334-6881.
Kentuckians who are unable to attend a forum may send
comments in any format (written, phone call, in person, etc.) through June 15,
2018. Comments may be sent in writing to the Kentucky Office for the Blind, 275
E. Main St., Mail Drop 2-EJ, Frankfort, KY, 40621, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, fax at 502-564-2951 or
call 1-800-321-6668. If any reasonable accommodations for a disability are
required for participation at a public hearing, please call 1-502-564-4754 by
May 18, 2018.
The draft policy for Order of Selection is posted HERE for review prior to the hearings. Alternative formats of draft policy may be provided upon request at 1-800-321-6668.
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