Carol Lynne Rice Allen, is the widow of former Kentucky State Senator Nelson Allen, a retired public school teacher, and the unsuccessful Democratic nominee in the Kentucky State Senate election in the state's 18th Senate District, narrowly losing to incumbent Republican Charlie Borders.
Allen is a 1961 graduate of Ashland High School in Ashland, Kentucky, USA. She attended Eastern Kentucky University and graduated from Morehead State University in 1965 with a B.S. degree in Vocational Home Economics. Afterword, Allen completed an Occupational Training Workshop for Food Services at the University of Kentucky and graduated from Morehead State University in 1980 with a Masters degree in Education.
Allen was a public school teacher for nearly 30 years, teaching Home Economics at Catlettsburg High School from 1965–1970 and Russell High School from 1970 until her retirement in 1992. In 1989, she was named Outstanding Kentucky Future Homemakers of America Advisor. She then enlisted as a part-time instructor at Marshall University until 1995. She also served as a substitute teacher for the Russell Board of Education from 1996-2002.
Allen has and is currently involved in numerous community affairs and organizations, including the National Education Association, Kentucky Education Association, and Russell Education Association. She was also a member of the Region 10 Home Economics Teachers Association, Eastern Kentucky Vocational Association, and the Kentucky Association of Vocational Home Economics Teachers—all of which she served as president. Allen was also a member of the National Association of Vocational Home Economics Teachers, Kentucky Vocational Association, and American Vocational Association. She also belongs to the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and Greenup County Retired Teachers.
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