By: John Ison- Letcher County Central High School
Elwood Cornett is a former educator and administrator for Letcher County Public Schools. He then went to serve as the director of KVEC (Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative) for 25 years. He is currently the president of the Letcher County Education Foundation and serves as a member of the Letcher County Planning Commission. Cornett was born in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky and, like many others, he experienced many difficulties growing up. He said the hard part about growing up in the mountains was the isolation. However, he never let the mountains be a barrier to him. Cornett uses the work ethic and determination he formed as a young man to do excellent work for the community.