In 2012, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes released Kentucky's first ever Civic Health Index, a report that measures Kentucky's overall civic health. The Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility at Western Kentucky University, in partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship and with support from the Secretary of State's office, the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville and Kentucky Advocates for Civic Education, prepared the report based on U.S. Census Current Population Survey data.
Overall, the report shows civic engagement in Kentucky is general declining. Secretary Grimes has made reversing that trend a priority.
Secretary Grimes is conducting a statewide series of roundtable discussions at Kentucky's universities and colleges to improve Kentucky's civic health. Panels include leaders in education, government and the community in a public forum discussing all facets of citizenship and engagement, including voter registration and participation, volunteerism, community involvement and civic education.
November 8, 2012, 11:00 CST - Western Kentucky University
November 13, 2012, 10:30 ET - Eastern Kentucky University
November 30, 2012, 10:30 ET - Kentucky State University
January 10, 2013, 12:30 ET - Transylvania University
January 31, 2013, 10:30 CST - Murray State University
February 16, 2013, 11:00 ET - Northern Kentucky University
March 20, 2013, 10:30 ET - University of Kentucky
March 21, 2013, 9:30 ET - University of the Cumberlands
March 26, 2013, 11:15 ET - Centre College
April 4, 2013, 2:30 ET - Morehead State University
April 8, 2013, 10:30 ET - Elizabethtown Community & Technical College
April 9, 2013, 12:15 CST - Henderson Community & Technical College
April 22, 2013, 10:30 ET - University of Louisville
April 24, 2013, 10:00 ET - Hazard Community & Technical College
May 1, 2013, 11:00 ET - University of Pikeville
All events are open to the public.