By Associated Press - Thursday, February 23, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Billy Bennett has been named the executive director of the Kentucky Environmental Education Council.

Bennett was formerly the director of the Center for Environmental Education and part-time faculty in the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University.

A release from Kentucky’s Education and Workforce Development Cabinet says the council was established to improve Kentuckians’ understanding of the environment, with a focus on primary and secondary education.

Bennett, who is from Winchester, says Kentucky is “a national leader and a model for environmental education efforts.”

Bennett has also served as the chair of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education and the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education.

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