Malcolm Ratchford, Community Action Council
Executive director of the Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison, and Nicholas counties.
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Community action agencies were first organized in the 1960s as part of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. Across Kentucky there are nearly two dozen Community Action Councils that serve those in need with energy or housing assistance, Head Start, and food and nutrition services. Our guests talk about the services the agencies provide.
Malcolm Ratchford is the new executive director of the Community Action Council, a nonprofit organization that helps low-income Kentuckians in Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison, and Nicholas counties work toward greater economic security.