Nov. 26, 2012
For Immediate Release
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.— Forward in the Fifth’s Board of Directors met recently at Campbellsville University. From left are: John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president at Campbellsville University who serves as a board member with Forward in the Fifth; Lee Rose, retired basketball coach who serves as a board member with Forward in the Fifth; and Jim Tackett, executive director of Forward in the Fifth.
Forward in the Fifth began as a community-based organization for raising the educational levels of residents in Kentucky’s Fifth Congressional District.
Forward in the Fifth was formed in 1986 under Congressman Hal Rogers, educators, business and community leaders in southern and eastern Kentucky. At that time, the District was identified in the 1980 Census as having the lowest level of educational attainment in the nation. Since then, the Fifth District has shifted eastward due to redistricting; however, Forward in the Fifth continues to serve the original district area and now serves a total of 42 counties in the primary service area in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. (Campbellsville University Photo by Christina L. Kern)