South Central Workforce Development Board and Logan County Good Samaritan partner

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RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) -- On Tuesday, the South Central Workforce Development Board celebrated their first partner affiliate with Logan County Good Samaritan. The non-profit is a food bank in Logan County that opened in 1997.

With the partnership, Good Samaritan will be able to help the community in finding jobs locally, as well as assisting with job related skills.

"A lot of time when people come into the food bank, they're here because they've become unemployed, so that gives us a chance to be able to talk to them and go ahead and have them register for work, look for jobs," says Denise McDonald, Executive Director of Logan County Good Samaritan.

"A big part of the partnership also is being able to pull the job listings down to our local area because a lot of people who come to us don't have transportation," says McDonald.

The Workforce Development's main career centers are in Bowling Green and Glasgow. They say they look forward to the Logan County partnership's ability to offer opportunities in Logan County.

"We are already in discussions with a couple of other locations here in Logan County, so this will probably be the first of three we will have in Logan County... but the first of many that we're gonna have across South Central Kentucky," says Ron Sowell, Chairman of South Central Kentucky Workforce Development Board.

The Board plans to find other locations in all of the ten counties in South Central Kentucky.

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