Posts with the category “pennyrile-area-development-district”

January 2022 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on January 11th, 2022
The Pennyrile Area Development District Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on Monday, January 10, 2022 at the PADD Office in Hopkinsville, KY.  Governor Andy Beshear provided an update on disaster recovery efforts to include funding, debris removal, housing and rebuilding.  Federal, State and staff reports were also provided.  The Board approved the FY’21 Audit Report, FY’22 Budget Amen...  Read More
Pennyrile Area Development District Recognizes Pennyrile Region’s Health Departments
by Melissa Thompson on December 28th, 2021
 In 1981, the Pennyrile Area Development District (PeADD) began presenting the W.W. Bill Bryan Award annually to an individual or group of individuals who made outstanding contributions and serves as great examples of regional cooperation and leadership in various ways. This award was named for W. W. Bill Bryan, who served as the first Chairman of the Pennyrile ADD Board and was a prominent figure...  Read More
November 2021 Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on November 9th, 2021
The PeADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on Monday, November 8, 2021 in Hopkinsville KY.  Federal and State reports were provided and Representative Melinda Prunty gave a quick overview of legislation to be addressed in the upcoming session of the KY General Assembly.  Ms. Amy Frogue, Associate Director – CED, presented the 2021 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Upd...  Read More
PADD Receives National Association of Development Organizations 2021 Impact Award
by Melissa Thompson on November 5th, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – The Pennyrile Area Development District based in Hopkinsville, Kentucky has received a 2021 Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for the Pennyrile ADD Home Delivered/Curbside COVID Meals Project.The COVID-19 pandemic brought many tragic circumstances to the forefront, but it also brought some unexpected relief to the nin...  Read More
KY Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan (LRSTP)
by Melissa Thompson on October 26th, 2021
 The mission of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is to provide Kentuckians and travelers with a safe, efficient, environmentally sound and fiscally responsible transportation system. Our transportation network extends beyond bridges and highways and must meet the needs of the Commonwealth’s diverse and growing population. KYTC’s Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan (LRSTP) is a plann...  Read More
PADD Communities Receive 2021 Homeland Security Funds
by Melissa Thompson on October 12th, 2021
The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security has announced the recipients of funding under the 2021 Kentucky Homeland Security Grant Program.  Applications were scored, ranked and funded based on the application score and relativeness of the project.  The Kentucky Homeland Security Grant Program is a yearly grant cycle that is open to all local government agencies.  Pennyrile ADD staff assists numerou...  Read More
September 2021 Board of Directors Meeting Recap
by Melissa Thompson on September 14th, 2021
On September 13, 2021 the PeADD Board of Directors held an in-person and virtual monthly meeting in Hopkinsville, KY.  Congressional and state reports were provided.  Representative Melinda Prunty provided a report on recent actions of the General Assembly.  Staff reports were presented on funding opportunities available through the Transportation Alternatives Program and FEMA Hazard Mitigation Gr...  Read More
Pennyrile Area Development District – Cancels Celebration Dinner
by Melissa Thompson on August 30th, 2021
The Pennyrile Area Development District (PeADD) regretfully announces it has canceled its 52nd Annual Dinner scheduled for September 13, 2021. With the rising number of COVID-19 cases across Kentucky and in the Pennyrile region, we feel it is in the best interest of all citizens to cancel the event at this time.In the near future, PeADD will unveil the new “John C. Mahre Regionalism Award” which h...  Read More
August 2021 PADD Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on August 11th, 2021
On August 9, 2021 the PeADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting in Hopkinsville, KY.  Congressional and state reports were provided.  Staff reports were presented regarding EDA American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), KYTC Road Centerlines, Pennyrile AAAIL meals, and West KY Workforce Business Services.  Guest Speaker, Mr. Carter Hendricks, Executive Director, SWK EDC and board member of You Dec...  Read More
July 2021 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on July 14th, 2021
The PeADD Board of Directors met on Monday, July 12, 2021 at the PeADD Office in Hopkinsville. Management team members presented an overview of their department services and FY’ 22 work plan. Judge Perry Newcom, Board Chair, recognized new board members: Ms. Nikki Durham, Mayor Martha Jo Ray, Mayor Jim Seibert, David Williams, and Ms. Barbie Ann Johnson, Mayor’s designee for the City of Cadiz. Ms....  Read More
June 2021 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on June 14th, 2021
Pennyrile Area Development District held their monthly Board of Directors meeting on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. CT. Guest speaker U.S. Congressman James Comer stated he spent the last three weeks visiting in the Pennyrile region. He provided an update on activity in DC, discussed the prospects of an infrastructure bill, and the work he is doing with local officials to get answers on fundin...  Read More
May 2021 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on May 11th, 2021
Pennyrile Area Development District held their monthly Board of Directors meeting on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (CT).  Representatives of our congressional delegation provided updates from DC.  KY State Representative Mary Beth Imes reported the General Assembly accomplished a lot in the 30 day session and KY State Representative Chris Freeland reported on increases in sales tax, rise in to...  Read More
April 2021 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on April 14th, 2021
Pennyrile Area Development District held their monthly Board of Directors meeting on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (CT).  Guest Speaker, KY Secretary of State, Michael G. Adams, provided an overview of the recent election legislation passed by the General Assembly, additional improvements implemented to the election system, and expressed appreciation to all county clerks and task force on th...  Read More
March 2021 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on March 9th, 2021
Pennyrile Area Development District held their monthly Board of Directors meeting on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (CT).  Federal and State reports were provided.  KY State Rep. Melinda Gibbons Prunty provided an update on KY General Assembly activities and the recent announcement of a new aviation program at Madisonville Community College.  Ms. Jill Collins, Director, Pennyrile AAAIL, provid...  Read More
Madisonville Awarded Funding for Improvements to Cherry Park
by Melissa Thompson on March 8th, 2021
The Department of Local Government awarded funding for a Recreational Trails Project in the Pennyrile area this month.  The City of Madisonville was awarded $20,000 for improvements to Cherry Park.  Improvements include a paved walking trail around the perimeter of Cherry Park, a restroom facility and water fountain.  RTP is a competitive, federal program which provides assistance for easement acq...  Read More
February 2021 PADD Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on February 9th, 2021
The PeADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on Monday, February 8, 2021.  Federal and State Reports were provided.  KY Representative Melinda Gibbons Prunty provided an update General Assembly activity stating they will be back in session on February 9 and will continue reviewing legislation and developing a state budget.  Ms. Jill Collins, Director, Pennyrile AAAIL, provided an activi...  Read More
January 2021 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on January 12th, 2021
The PeADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting via Zoom on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. CT.  Federal, State and staff reports were provided.  The FY’20 Audit Report was presented by Ms. Jaime Peterson, Calhoun & Company, PLLC, and the FY’21 Budget Amendments were presented by PADD Treasurer, Ms. Crissy Carter.  Both the FY’20 Audit Report and FY’12 Budget Amendments were approved...  Read More
December 2020 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on December 14th, 2020
The PeADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on December 14, 2020 with Judge Executive Hollis Alexander, PADD Vice Board Chair, presiding.  Federal reports were provided by Morgan Alvey (Senator McConnell), Jason Hasert (Senator Paul), and Sandy Simpson (Congressman Comer).   Vice Chair Alexander introduced KY State Legislators Sen. Stan Humphries, Sen. Jim Gooch, Jr., Rep. Walker Thoma...  Read More
October 2020 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on October 13th, 2020
The PADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting via Zoom on Monday, October 12, 2020.  Guest speakers included Commissioner Victoria Elridge, DAIL, CHFS, Mr. Joe McKinney, Executive Director of NADO, and Ms. Christina Wade, Program Manager/Healthcare with DRA.  Commissioner Elridge was honored to announce 2M meals were served to senior Kentuckians across the state in the past 6 ½ months, wh...  Read More
DRA Awards Pennyrile Area $2.6 Million for Six Projects
by Melissa Thompson on September 22nd, 2020
The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) and Governor Andy Beshear, together with their federal and local-based partners, awarded funds to six projects in the Pennyrile Area Development District. The City of Greenville received funding for wastewater infrastructure improvements in the amount of $1,094,800.  This project will provide improvements to the Powderly wastewater treatment plant to provide adeq...  Read More
September 2020 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on September 15th, 2020
The PADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting via Zoom on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. (CDT).  Federal/State reports were provided by agency representatives.  Secretary of State Michael G. Adams was an honored guest and provided information regarding General Election voting options and highlighted changes to include an increased number of voting locations, Saturday voting hours...  Read More
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
by Melissa Thompson on August 18th, 2020
The Household Hazardous Waste Collection for Hopkinsville/Christian County will be held Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 8 am to 12 noon.  Items can be brought to Hopkinsville/Christian County Recycling Center located at 5246 Mt. Zoar/Latham Road in Hopkinsville.More Recycling information may be found at www.hopkinsvilleky.us/recycle....  Read More
August 2020 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on August 11th, 2020
The PADD Board of Directors held a virtual meeting on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. (CT).  Judge Hollis Alexander, Board Vice Chair, led the meeting.  Federal and State Reports were provided by Morgan Alvey, Field Rep. for U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, Corey Elder, Field Rep. for Congressman James Comer, and Jason Hasert, Field Rep. for U.S. Senator Rand Paul.  KY State Senator Whitney West...  Read More
2021 Litter Abatement Grant Program Applications
by Melissa Thompson on August 4th, 2020
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has announced the application cycle for the 2021 Litter Abatement Grant program to cities and counties.  The amount of funding awarded will be determined after November 2, 2020 once all applications have been received.  Litter abatement grant funding is to be used for direct expenses, as defined in 401 KAR 49:080 Section 3, incurred during calendar year ...  Read More
July 2020 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on July 14th, 2020
The PADD Board of Directors held a virtual meeting on Monday, July 13, 2020.  Federal and State Reports were provided by KY State Representative Melissa Gibbons Prunty, Morgan Alvey, Field Rep. for U. S. Senator Mitch McConnell, Amelia Wilson, Field Rep. for U.S. Congressman Comer and Jason Hasert, Field Rep. for U.S. Senator Rand Paul.   Members of the PADD Management Team – Amy Frogue, Jill Coll...  Read More
Announcing the PeADD 2020 Annual Report
by Melissa Thompson on July 14th, 2020
We’re excited to share the release of our 2020 Annual Report!  In the report you’ll find:Highlights of the great work being done in our regionA snapshot of our Fiscal Year 2020 budgetInformation about the programs we provide/overseeWe welcome you to celebrate with us the incredible successes of the past year and the ways they contribute to our thriving region.This annual report is a comprehensive ...  Read More
Transportation Planning Speaking Engagements
by Melissa Thompson on June 29th, 2020
Pennyrile ADD Tentative Groups to Address A component of the Public Involvement Plan (PIP) that the Pennyrile ADD is required to comply with as part of the SAFETEA-LU (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users) involves the PADD staff attending various civic and government meetings and requesting speaking opportunities to inform the public about the trans...  Read More
Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Grants Awarded
by Melissa Thompson on June 19th, 2020
The Kentucky Pride Fund, administered by the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management, awarded 78 projects to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills, and improve the environmental management of household hazardous waste; the grants totaled over $4.7 million.  The Kentucky Pride Fund is funded through the $1.75 fee for each ton of municipal soli...  Read More
Water Management Council Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on June 17th, 2020
The next PeADD Water Management Council meeting will be on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10:00 am by Zoom meeting. If you would like to attend or have any questions, feel free to contact Kyle Cunningham at [email protected] or 270-886-9484.  Read More
PeADD COVID-19 Business Relief Working Capital Loan Program
by Melissa Thompson on June 16th, 2020
Beginning on July 1, 2020, the Pennyrile Area Development District will offer a working capital loan program to support local small businesses impacted by COVID-19.  Utilizing additional Economic Development Administration Revolving Loan Funds, the PeADD Board of Directors approved using these additional funds for loans ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.  These loans can be used to meet short-term wo...  Read More
June 2020 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on June 10th, 2020
The PADD Board of Directors held a virtual meeting on Monday, June 8, 2020.  Federal/State Reports were provided by KY State Representative Melissa Gibbons Prunty, Morgan Alvey, Field Rep. for U. S. Senator Mitch McConnell, Corey Elder, Field Rep. for U.S. Congressman Comer and Jason Hasert, Field Rep. for U.S. Senator Rand Paul.  Amy Frogue, Associate Director – CED, provided an update on funding...  Read More
PADD Board Members and Staff Recognized for Milestone Years of Service
by Melissa Thompson on June 9th, 2020
Thanks to the following individuals for their dedication and service to the Pennyrile Area Region:...  Read More
June PADD Board of Directors Meeting to be Held Virtual
by Melissa Thompson on June 5th, 2020
June PADD Board of Directors Meeting will be streamed LIVE on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. CT.  The link to watch the virtual meeting is below....  Read More
May PADD Board of Directors Meeting Cancelled
by Melissa Thompson on May 1st, 2020
The May 2020 meeting of the PADD Board of Directors has been canceled due to COVID-19 mandates. For more information, please contact Cheri Farmer, Executive Assistant, at 270-886-9484 or via email at [email protected] A virtual meeting of the PADD Executive Committee is scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. CT.  For more information, please contact Cheri Farmer, Executive Assistant, a...  Read More
Funding Available for First Responders Fighting COVID-19
by Melissa Thompson on April 27th, 2020
The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet has announced approximately $9 million in USDOJ Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Fund (CESF) Program funds available to local public safety agencies and local governments.  Allowable program expenses can include overtime, equipment (including law enforcement and medical equipment and personal protective equipment), supplies, training, travel (to dis...  Read More
April 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Cancelled
by Melissa Thompson on April 6th, 2020
The April 2020 PADD Board of Directors meeting has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. The April PADD newsletter can be found here.  Read More
The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
by Melissa Thompson on March 31st, 2020
The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non-profits and other employers. This guide provides information about the major programs ...  Read More
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance Webinar
by Melissa Thompson on March 25th, 2020
On Thursday (March 26th) at 2 p.m., the SBA Kentucky District Office is hosting a webinar for the Pennyrile Region about the process for applying for SBA Disaster Loan Assistance. There are several calls taking place and this is just another opportunity for our region to hear about the SBA program and ask questions. This call will be conducted by our regional SBA representative, Sharron Johnson. T...  Read More
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans in KY
by Melissa Thompson on March 25th, 2020
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering Kentucky and other designated states and territories low interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID 19.Below is a presentation and slides giving instructions on how to apply.Once available, apply using this link https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disast...  Read More
SBA Disaster Assistance
by Melissa Thompson on March 17th, 2020
PRESS OFFICERelease Date: March 12, 2020                              Contact: [email protected] (202)205-7036Release Number: 20-24                           Follow us on: Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram SBA To Provide Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance LoansWASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statem...  Read More

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