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Serving the blind and low vision population of South Central Kentucky

Our Members

In the Community

Blind and low vision people are part of the community and are involved in that community in a wide number of ways. This page is dedicated to our membership as they participate in the community at large. Here you will find text, pictures, videos, audio clips and/or links to this type of media of us doing what we enjoy within the community.

Sylvia Kersenbaum

SCKCB member Sylvia Kershenbaum is a world-renowned pianist and and teacher at Western Kentucky University. Below are a couple, of the many videos, available of and about her.

June 25, 2015, WKU Magazine story about Sylvia
Sylvia with the Philharmonic Orchestra in Colon
Sylvia playing the Brahms Piano Concerto in B-Flat

Jim Thoune

Current SCKCB President, Jim, Thoune, is a writer and Chess Champion. Below are a couple of his poems and pictures of him being Jim.

The Gardener
"Hurt me not and I won't hurt you!"  
Blind gardener spoke from bed of flowers,
conversing minutes into hours
with ants and hornets, wasps and flies
Voiced no cries from wounded flesh.  

"Hurt me not and I won't kill you!"
Blind  farmer spoke in thought and deed,
with no great speed but steady rhythm
stealthy with him moved the rodents
through the stalls, on to the fields
spreading fodder, gathering yields.
Young birds hop ahead and see
the hunter in his bed bestretch
himself then settle back to drowse
at peace within the aura strange and fresh.  

"No need to kill me, nor I you!"  
Blind farmer senses menace near
the rasp of morbid, savage fear
bitter venom on the wind
with only denim covering leg.
The lovely crafted lethal boot
might send the viper to the egg
but should the farmer once mistake
the copperhead for harmless snake,
one bite will serve to right the err.

"Peace," sighs farmer pointing where
the viper's tongue is flicking, clicking
Farmer kicks a clod and bangs
his stick dissuading dripping fangs
"We'll both progress from bad to worst
for if you try to deal death, I
must have to still you first!"  


Vibrant morning breeze
Blind man tapping tree-lined road
Wasp nest hangs head-high.  
Picture of the 2017 Chess Championship
Jim At the 2017 Chess Championship
Picture of Jim at the ballpark
Jim throwing out the first pitch at a Bowling Green Hot Rods baseball game

Ronald Milliman

Ron is a retired WKU marketing professor and avid amateur radio operator and fisherman

Picture of Eric Guth Picture of Ron Milliman QSO Today podcast logo
Audio of Ron's Conversation with Eric Guth on his QSO Today amateur radio podcast
Picture of Ron at his amateur radio operating position
Ron working some hot DX on his amateur radio station
Picture of Ron fishing in his boat
Ron with the big catch of the day