Kentucky Council of the Blind

The Kentucky Council of the Blind is the statewide affiliate of the American Council of the Blind in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  With 300-plus members, a weekly audio magazine, a bimonthly newsletter, informative email lists, and seven local and special-interest chapters that each offer events, advocacy, information and referral, and peer support, KCB is reaching more and more Kentuckians with its message of equality, opportunity and independence.

Use the information below to contact the Kentucky Council of the Blind and its chapters and to learn about our programs and events.  Find out how you can start a chapter where you live or build a group around a specific interest such as technology or family issues.

Contact Information

Kentucky Council of the Blind

Office:
148 Vernon Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
Phone: (502) 895-4598
Email:  kcb@kentucky-acb.org
Web site: www.kentucky-acb.org
Email list: kcbnews (subscribe by sending a blank email to kcbnews-subscribe@kentucky-acb.org)

Debra Lewis, President
Phone: (502) 721-9129
Email: deblewis121954@gmail.com

Eastern Kentucky Christian Council of the Blind

Based in Jackson and Hazard; meets several times a year; summer picnic and Christmas party.

Joey Couch, President
Phone: (606) 216-8033
Email: ki4vjd@gmail.com
Web page: www.kentucky-acb.org/easternkentucky

Greater Louisville Council of the Blind

Weekly Friday evening Roundabouts feature Braille instruction, tips for iDevices, genealogy, dinner, games and crafts.  GLCB also has quarterly meetings, Dine Outs at local restaurants, and a Christmas party.

Debbie Deatherage, President
Phone: (502) 895-5895
Email: debbied629@gmail.com
Web page: www.kentucky-acb.org/louisville
Email list:  glcb; subscribe by sending a blank message to glcb-subscribe@kentucky-acb.org

Northern Kentucky Council of the Blind

Covington, Florence, Newport, Erlanger and surrounding areas. Meets each month by conference call and participates in community projects throughout the year.

Birchell (Cisco) Slusher, President
Phone: (859)781-7369
Email: grader@fuse.net
Web page: www.kentucky-acb.org/northernkentucky
Email list: nkcb; subscribe by sending a blank message to nkcb-subscribe@kentucky-acb.org

Support Alliance of the Visually Impaired (SAVI)

Owensboro-based chapter holds monthly meetings with speakers, resources, and information.  Especially helpful for people just losing vision.

Rick Boggess, President
Phone: (270) 684-4418
Email: rboggess54@gmail.com
Web page: www.kentucky-acb.org/owensboro

Guide Dog Users of Kentucky

Membership open to guide dog users throughout the state.  Monthly conference call meetings, Louisville-based activities, statewide advocacy on guide dog issues.

William Deatherage, President
Phone: (502) 895-5895
Email: wrd828@gmail.com
Web page: www.kentucky-acb.org/guidedogs
Email list: gduky; subscribe by sending a blank email to gduky-subscribe@kentucky-acb.org

KCB Next Generation

A special chapter just for members under 40.  Monthly conference calls, events, and outreach.  Be sure to ask about the Next Generation Facebook group.

Joey Couch, President
Phone: (606)216-8033
Email: ki4vjd@gmail.com
Web page: www.kentucky-acb.org/nextgeneration

Tri-State Library Users

Meetings include interesting speakers, time for sharing good books, resources for digital and audio materials, and tips for using information technology.  In-person meetings in Louisville alternate with telephone conference calls. 
 
Bill Wright, President 
Phone: (502) 893-0879 
Email: bww0912@gmail.com 
Web page: www.kentucky-acb.org/libraryusers
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This web page was last updated on May 16, 2016.