The state’s second annual Kentucky Literacy Celebration Week is underway.

Gov. Steve Beshear’s office issued an official proclamation recognizing the event, which runs through March 9, and along with the governor and first lady, a partnership of literacy agencies are again sponsoring the event in Kentucky.

The Governor and First Lady have committed to making this an annual event held around the same week each year to highlight literacy and the impact it has on our education, economy and culture. Literacy is vital to learning in all content areas. Students must be able to read and comprehend in order to understand and excel in all areas of learning.

All Kentucky educational organizations, school districts, postsecondary institutions, business entities, communities and families have been invited to join in this second annual event. The intent of the event is to celebrate achievements and focus on awareness relevant to literacy in the Commonwealth.