According to the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, the inaugural class of Leadership West Kentucky, a new regional leadership development program sponsored by the West Kentucky Chamber Alliance, was recently launched with 30 participants from throughout western Kentucky.

Members of Leadership West Kentucky live or work in the counties represented by the West Kentucky Regional Chamber Alliance including Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken and Trigg. All 14 counties have representation in the program, which was created to promote regionalism and build a network of informed citizens across community lines.