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Lora Lee Howard has been empowering Kentuckians to lead fuller, healthier lives since 1981 as a University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension agent for family and consumer sciences in Clay County. Recently, she received recognition for those efforts when the Joint Council of Extension Professionals named her the 2015 Family and Consumer Sciences Professional of the Year.

She received the honor at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences annual meeting Nov. 5 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

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Three women with long, distinguished careers in education are the newest members of the University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences Hall of Fame.

The school is part of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and each year it honors those who have positively impacted their profession, communities and the school. The induction ceremony is at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at UK’s Hilary J. Boone Center.

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