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Belcher, Hornback selected to committees

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 FRANKFORT - State Sen. Paul Hornback and State Rep. Linda Belcher have recently been appointed to committes and boards in Frankfort.

Belcher has been appointed to serve on the Kentucky Leads the Nation (KLN) Roundtable, an education consortium of policy leaders, public educators and school advocates to discuss changes the state should make to lead the nation in education.  The meetings are being held as Congress continues debating the latest update of the No Child Left Behind Act, which became law in 2001.

“This group will help Kentucky respond to federal changes in the classroom and will give me further insight on the educational roles played by the local, state and federal governments,” Rep. Belcher said.  ”I want to give our teachers and students the tools they need to make our schools the envy of the nation.”Belcher spent her career in Kentucky’s schools before becoming a legislator in 2009.  She was appointed to the task force by House Speaker Greg Stumbo who said, “Linda has quickly become one of the General Assembly’s leading advocates for our schools and this appointment will only build on that reputation.”The KLN Roundtable is sponsored by the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, a regional consortium of 14 school districts including Bullitt County. “This group will have a lot of input in making sure that our schools are not just meeting but exceeding state and federal expectations in the years ahead,” said Belcher.Hornback, who represents Bullitt, Shelby and Spencer counties, has been appointed to the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board.This 42-member board serves as an advisory committee to the governor on workforce training and development issues.“I’m honored to serve on the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board,” said Hornback. “I look forward to getting to work on solutions that will help strengthen the Commonwealth’s workforce to meet the emerging needs of businesses and individuals.”