Exterior view of the Somerset Office of the Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands.

The Somerset office of the Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands will be open for Unemployment Insurance visits BY APPOINTMENT ONLY effective April 15, 2021.

All appointments are scheduled online at You MUST have an appointment to enter the career center. NOTE: all currently available appointments have been filled. Please check back for availability of future appointments.


  • Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Appointments must park in the back parking lot (except handicap parking in the front of the building).
  • Please stay in your car until 5 minutes before appointment.
  • Appointments must enter through the front door and exit through the back door.
  • Must have an ID and wear a mask to enter the building.
  • Temperature will be checked upon entering the building.

Kentucky Career Center - Somerset
410 E. Mt. Vernon St.
Somerset, Ky. 42501

Executive Director The Lake Cumberland Area Development District. Applications being accepted through April 19, 2021

The Lake Cumberland Area Development District (LCADD) is looking for applicants for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the District. Applications are due in the office by April 19, 2021.


  • Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, supervises, and evaluates all functions and activities of the LCADD staff in the areas of human services, community, physical and regional planning and other areas as identified. 

    Promotes the multi-county approach to planning and development of human and natural resources. 

  • Provides coordination between ADD and federal, state, and local agencies, both public and private. 

  • Directs staff in day-to-day technical assistance to the local government within the area. 

  • Disseminates information to local elected officials on various state and federal programs. 

  • Implements the policies and procedures for the LCADD as authorized and outlined by the Board 
of Directors. 

  • Responsible for fiscal activities within the LCADD including the submission of necessary and 
required reports and documents. 

  • Represents the Board of Directors at official functions as directed by the Board of Directors. 

  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Master’s Degree in related field supplemented by five years of directly related work experience, or Bachelor’s degree in a related field supplemented by ten years directly related work experience, including five years in an administrative or supervisory capacity.


  • Extensive knowledge of physical, economic, and social aspects of the counties in the Lake Cumberland ADD. 

  • Knowledge of the local units of government that make up the District. 

  • Federal and state programs designed to promote physical and human services. 

  • Must have strong organizational skills, demonstrated by the ability to coordinate the efforts of 
separate program activities and various staff levels. 

  • Must be clear and concise in both written and oral communication. 

  • Must have proficient computer skills and demonstrate capability with multiple software 


  • Must have the ability to work effectively with the employees, committees, councils, local state and federal governmental organizations, and the general public. 

  • Must have administrative and supervisory ability to direct a staff.. 

  • Must be a self-motivator; work well without supervision. 

  • Must have good administrative and supervisory abilities, including initiative, resourcefulness, 
diplomacy, good judgment, and tact. 

Applications can be obtained at the LCADD office at 2384 Lakeway Drive, Russell Springs, KY, or downloaded here:

The LCADD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

There will be a drive-thru hiring event on March 18, from 11 am - 1 pm Eastern time in the parking lot of the Kentucky Career Center - Campbellsville, 1311-C East Broadway, Elmhurst Plaza, Campbellsville, KY 42718 The largest employers in Taylor County will be there. There is no cost or obligation.
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YOU'RE INVITED! Learn about the empowering education & job training programs available to all Kentuckians at our "Discover You Virtual Bus Tour." Join us via Zoom on Tuesday, March 9 at 1pm Eastern time (link below).

This presentation will give a thorough overview of opportunities, resources, and financial programs for job seekers to navigate their way towards a better job or new career. The one-hour meeting will share info about the wealth of services and programs available in the 13-county Cumberlands region of Kentucky for the unemployed, the underemployed, students, veterans, and more.

Presented by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Please Join Virtual Bus Tour Online Meeting - Tuesday, March 9 at 1 pm Eastern time

Meeting ID: 502 564 6949 
Passcode: 20212021 

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The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, allocated Coronavirus Relief Fund dollars from the U.S. Treasury for emergency rental assistance. The purpose of this assistance is to prevent evictions and keep Kentucky renters housed as well as allow landlords to get substantial payments for back rent. 

Eligible applicants are Kentucky renters who meet income restrictions, are impacted by the pandemic, and can provide documentation. Landlords must provide documentation, agree to program terms, and forgive fees/penalties.

Amount of Assistance

  • 100% of past due rent owed since April 1, 2020 + up to 3 months future rent.
  • 100% of past-due utilities owed since April 1, 2020 + up to 3 months future utilities.

For complete details and to apply for relief visit

Earn While You Learn. Students working with robotics at Somerset Community College.

EARN WHILE YOU LEARN! The KY FAME (Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) program combines an AAS Advanced Manufacturing Technician degree with two years of valuable industry experience through a paid company sponsorship. This program prepares graduates to enter the workforce as in-demand skilled technicians.

This program is eligible for FREE tuition through the Work Ready KY Scholarship! The Work Ready KY Scholarship is available to Kentucky residents, whether you are a recent high school graduate, graduated high school years ago or are currently working on your GED. Learn more:

For more information regarding the KY FAME AMT program at SCC, visit our website:

Questions? Contact Karen Plagge at 606-451-6934 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Give us a call or stop by your closest Kentucky Career Center and we'll be glad to help you with your career and employment needs. 

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Job Fairs and Info!

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