Summit on energy security being held this week

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) -- Government, educational and energy leaders are meeting this week in southeastern Kentucky for the Tennessee Valley Corridor National Technology Summit.

U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky's 5th District will deliver the keynote at the event, which runs Wednesday and Thursday at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. The focus of the summit is "Promoting America's Energy Security."

Rogers says the event will bring together people to collaborate on energy issues, workforce development and job creation in rural parts of the U.S.

U.S. Reps. Jimmy Duncan and Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee are to attend the summit, as well as Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director Thom Mason, Tennessee Valley Authority Senior Vice President Anda Ray, University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro and Morehead State University President Wayne Andrews.

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