disabilities

USAToday

A new program will train Kentucky residents with disabilities to work in retail pharmacies across the state. 

The 12-week program for people with disabilities is a collaboration between the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center in Thelma, in eastern Kentucky, and CVS.

The setting for the training is Kentucky’s first mock pharmacy store set up for hands-on training, for jobs like working the cash register and providing customer service.

ARC of Kentucky

  A statewide nonprofit that provides training and advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is marking one year since the state cut all its funding.

On July 1st, it will be one year since the state cut the $125,000 previously allocated to The Arc of Kentucky. The group is not getting any federal funding either. 

So programs to offer advocacyand training for individuals with disabilities like Down Syndrome, Autism or fetal alcohol syndrome are on shaky financial ground.

By Mary Meehan

People with disabilities are learning to tell their stories to convince legislators of the importance of Medicaid in their lives.

The non-profit ARC of Central Kentucky is giving them the tools they need to get their voices heard.  


Last week, we reported that our engineers were getting ready to make repairs to the transmitter for 88.9 in the Richmond, Lexington and Central Kentucky. Well, instead of improving, the signal has gotten a bit worse.  

The fact is, our transmitter is a pretty old one and we’re waiting on the manufacturer to build a replacement part that will get us back to full power.  We’re hoping it will arrive this week. Keep an eye on the website or the WEKU Facebook page for updates.