Greg Beard re-elected to RECC Director seat

Posted May 17, 2017 at 9:27 am

With approximately 13.51 percent of the South Kentucky RECC membership participating in the voting process, members have re-elected Greg Beard to serve as director for District 5.

There were two districts open for election – District 1 (western Pulaski County and a very small portion of northern Wayne County); and District 5 (Clinton County, southern Wayne County, a small portion of Russell County, and into Pickett County, Tennessee). The District 1 board seat, however, was uncontested, so incumbent director Cathy Crew Epperson retained that seat for another four-year term.

The newly re-elected Beard says he is pleased to be able to continue serving the members of South Kentucky RECC.

“South Kentucky RECC has been a vital part of

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