Heiner resigns as Education and Workforce Development Secretary, appointed to state Board of Education

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner announced his resignation Monday to accept an appointment as a member of the Kentucky Board of Education.

Heiner issued a statement saying, “Kentucky has made incredible strides in the areas of workforce readiness and education during these last two-and-a-half years, and I am confident that that gains will continue to be made.  There is, however, work still to be done, and I look forward to focusing my time and energy on students at the elementary and secondary levels as a member of the Board of Education.”

Governor Matt Bevin also reappointed Ben Cundiff of Cadiz to the state Board of Education. Cundiff has been the owner/operator of Cundiff Farms since 1967, was a practicing attorney from 1973-1991, and served as chairman and CEO of Trigg County Farmers Bank from 1991-2000.