Edmonson County Schools to receive $10 million for vocational school renovations

BROWNSVILLE, Ky. – Edmonson County Schools will be receiving $10 million toward their local career and technical center.

The Local Area Vocational Education Center is getting the education funds from the state’s budget.

The vocational center was built in 1981 and hasn’t been renovated since, said Brian Alexander, superintendent of Edmonson County Schools. He said there is a dire need to update and expand.

“I really appreciate our local legislators digging in and keeping this funding on the budget,” said Alexander. “Representative Michael Meredith has talked with us quite a bit and helped us to make this a reality. But we’re very excited to be able to have this opportunity going forward to be able to expand and renovate.”

The vocational programs at the center include agriculture, engineering, electricity, welding, auto mechanics, allied health, business, marketing and more.

Alexander said this will give students a chance to walk out of high school better prepared for a career or a post-secondary education.

The measure that allowed the funding, HB 1, is the result of countless hours of deliberations and months of stakeholder input and contains provisions from both the House and Senate versions of the spending plan, according to a release by the Kentucky House Majority Caucus.