The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce November Power in Partnership breakfast will feature the annual “Salute to Education” on Thursday, November 1. The featured speaker is Ben Chandler, President and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. The doors open at 6:45 a.m. for viewing of the school displays and the breakfast program begins at 7:30 a.m. The event is held at the Julian Carroll Convention Center and Baptist Health Paducah is the November sponsor.
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation that works to make Kentuckians healthier. Chandler earned both his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Kentucky. His state service included one term as Kentucky State Auditor and two terms as Attorney General. As Attorney General, Chandler won a settlement from one of Kentucky's largest insurance companies, returning $45 million to the state, which was used to create the Foundation he now leads. He also helped create KASPER, a national model for battling prescription drug abuse. He established a public corruption unit, lobbied successfully for Kentucky's first "No Call" list, strengthened consumer protection laws, and championed “Megan’s Law” and victims’ rights. In February 2004, Chandler was elected to the United States House of Representatives, and represented Kentucky in Congress until January 2013. He then served as executive director of the Kentucky Humanities Council before joining the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in September 2016.
Area schools will have displays about their accomplishments and students and faculty representing each school will be in attendance.
Here are the details:
- When: Thursday, November 1, doors open at 6:45 a.m. for viewing of displays, program begins at 7:30 a.m.
- Where: Julian Carroll Convention Center
- Speaker: Ben Chandler, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
- Displays: Local schools will have displays and students attending
- Cost: $15
- Sponsor: Baptist Health Paducah
If you are not a Power Card holder, please make your reservations by Tuesday, October 30, to the Chamber at 443-1746 or firstname.lastname@example.org