KCEOC Helps Knox Countian Dalton Ferguson Become Lineman and Assist in Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts

Looking at Knox Countian Dalton Ferguson, it is easy to guess how he spends his days. Broad shoulders, tan lines, and calloused hands are telltale signs of a life lived outdoors doing laborious work.

“I grew up in the farm life. I’ve always known what hard work’s about,” Ferguson says as he swivels in a chair in the offices of KCEOC Community Action Partnership in Barbourville. “I was... (more)

Gateway Community Action Helps Morgan County Dislocated Coal Miner Chase Perry Go Back to School to Become Engineer

The path to a college education isn’t made to suit everyone, and Morgan Countian Chase Perry certainly thought of himself as someone not suited for that path when he enrolled straight out of high school.

“I didn’t have the best advisor, I don’t think,” he says as he swivels in a chair in the conference room of the Gateway Community Action office in West Liberty. “Within my second week... (more)

EKCEP Enables 27 Eastern Kentuckians to Graduate from HCTC Lineman & Fiber Optics Program

After two months of extensive training, 28 Eastern Kentuckians were recognized during a ceremony on Friday, October 27 for completing the Lineman & Fiber Optics Training course offered through the Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) in partnership with the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP) and Hiring Our Miners Everyday (H.O.M.E.).

Two... (more)

TLD Logistics to Host Four Hiring Opportunities Across Region on Nov. 14, 15


Eastern Kentuckians looking for a new job or career will have multiple chances to apply for jobs with national trucking company TLD Logistics on November 14 and 15.

The company, along with the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP) and Kentucky Career Center JobSight, will host the following events:

  • Tuesday, November 14
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Knott Countian Darrel Sexton Breaks Unemployment Cycle with Help from LKLP and Job Clubs

Lots of things can happen in a decade; a whole life can be lived in two. Knott Countian Darrel Sexton lived for nearly two decades as a worker in the coal industry, riding the highs of coal booms and battling through the lows of layoff after layoff.

Sexton sits in a computer chair in an office in the Hazard Kentucky Career Center office. He swivels slightly side-to-side as he talks... (more)