rooster booster3 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (11/8/13) -  Attendees at November’s Rooster Booster breakfast were seeing red on Thursday morning — Cardinal red.

University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey was guest of honor, speaking on how focusing on education in the community is vital for the future success of Owensboro.

Ramsey explained that there are only approximately 23 percent of people in Kentucky with college degrees. This is one of lowest percentages in the United States. The more people with college degrees means a higher per capita income, according to Ramsey.

“It’s about changing the quality of life in our community and state,” said Ramsey.

To change the quality of life, Ramsey suggested that communities focus on K-12 education, but to not stop with only the younger generation. Communities also have to focus on higher education and adult education in order to ensure a successful community.

The monthly breakfast was sponsored by Riney Hancock CPAs. The next Rooster Booster meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at Owensboro Christian Church.

Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

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