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Doing the Right Thing for Our Communities – Christopher Morris, PLS

The Kleingers Group’s own Shelby County Kentucky Surveyor and regionally infamous “sharp-dressed-man,” Christopher Morris, PLS, recently met with Kentucky Speaker of the House David Osborne in his Frankfort office. As part of the “Home Builders Association of Kentucky Day at the Capitol,” Morris found it especially important to support the HBAK Workforce Development policy enabling students to use KEES funds for various educational and training programs in the skilled trades.

KEES Funds are slated for Kentucky Workforce Development. The HBAK policy would allow their application by Kentucky residents toward both registered skilled trade apprenticeship programs and degree-based coursework. These could include land surveying certificate programs, bachelor’s level degrees in civil engineering, and registered apprenticeship programs as an electrician, ironworker, carpenter and more.

Morris says, “No civil engineering or construction project can reach its full potential without the applied knowledge, skill, talent, and wisdom of both college graduates and experienced, skilled tradesmen. With this policy, more Kentucky graduates can get KEES funds to pursue the path they’re passionate about – whether it’s in the skilled trades or in college – it’s up to them. That’s great for every project – in every Kentucky community.”

The Kleingers Group and its talented teams recognize the need for a strong and skilled workforce throughout our AEC sector. It is critical to support both university and skilled trade educational programs. For more information on Kentucky’s KEES Fundin

Program, click here.

Winton Woods City School district receives Outstanding Project Award from Learning by Design

Built on the foundations of trust, respect, and responsibility, the Winton Woods South Campus Elementary provides 1st through 6th-grade students with spaces to explore deeper learning experiences.

Having committed to Project-Based learning in 2011, the district recognized that their kids were the experts on what their new school should be. These student visionaries identified four themes that drove the design of their new school: Community & Culture, Show & Tell, Eat & Learn, and Inside & Outside.

Read more about Winton Woods’ award-winning Elementary School at Learning By Design.


UofL Health unveils $144 million project to upgrade, expand downtown hospital

Surrounded by elected officials, UofL Health leaders unveiled the rendering to a new $144 million project Thursday morning inside the Jackson Street outpatient center.

The project is a massive expansion at the downtown hospital.

Speaking to the crowd present, UofL Health CEO Tom Miller said, though the price tag for the project is $144 million, its impact will be priceless.

“Every day, for the last year, we have not been able to meet the need of our patients,” Miller said. “We never say no to anybody in need, but we’ve held 40 patients a day in our emergency room in our emergency unit. [Those are] Patients that are never getting a bed. We had to fix that.”

Photo Credit: University of Louisville

Read more about the University of Louisville’s hospital expansion at WLKY.