Pennyrile Area Development District
A Regional Planning & Development Agency
Posted on March 20th, 2018

​While attending the NADO Washington Policy Conference in Washington, DC, members of the PADD Board of Directors and staff met with Ms. Brandye L. Hendrickson, Federal Highway Administration Acting Administrator and Mr. J. Todd Inman, Director of Operations, Office of Secretary, for the U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday, March 19, 2018. They discussed the President's Infrastructure Plan, I69-Ohio River Crossing, and I169 Development.
​Pictured L to R: Judge Wade White, David Bryant, Judge Hollis Alexander, Amy Frogue, Bart Frazer, Natasha York, J. Todd Inman, Brandye L. Hendrickson, Mayor Jan Yonts, Leigh Jackson, Mayor David Jackson, Jason Vincent, Roger Simpson, John Mahre and Brandon White — at US Department of Transportation.

Posted on March 20th, 2018

​Staff from the Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living attended Senior Advocacy Day in Frankfort on Thursday, March 15, 2018. It was coordinated by the Alzheimer’s Association, Kentucky Association of Gerontology, and AARP. The advocacy event focused on bringing about awareness of the impact of Alzheimer’s disease, the escalating number of family caregivers, and the vital importance of aging services for Kentucky seniors, caregivers, and our communities. Senator Julie Raque Adams and Senator Ralph Alvarado participated in a panel discussion to discuss propsed legislation and concerns regarding aging services.

Cindy Tabor, Harley Nittler, and Amanda Stokes met with Senator Stan Humphries and Senator Whitney Westerfield regarding aging services, disability services, and long-term care.

Posted on March 14th, 2018

​The West Kentucky Workforce Board (WKWB) invites you to submit a proposal for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Programs in the West Kentucky Workforce Area. The WKWB covers the seventeen western most counties in Kentucky (Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hopkins, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, Muhlenberg, Trigg, and Todd counties). The youth programs to be submitted under this Request for Proposal (RFP) should be designed to serve WIOA eligible youth ages 16-24, residing in one of the counties listed above, with at least one of the identified WIOA barriers to employment. The RFP will be available at on the WKWB website 8:00 am Thursday, March 15, 2018. Visit the website at

Posted on March 13th, 2018

​“A leader does not lead, a leader INSPIRES”
Ali Jones attended the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Leadership Institute held February the 21st-23rd in Washington, D.C.
Ali learned what it means to be a strong leader in today’s world.. As a graduate of the institute, the skills, training and leadership experience will be a great asset to her role as ADRC Coordinator with the Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living.
Congratulations Ali!

Posted on March 13th, 2018

​The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is funded by the Federal Highway Administration. It can be used to provide assistance for acquisition of easements, development and/or maintenance of recreational trails and trailhead facilities for both motorized and non‐motorized use. The RTP benefits communities and enhances quality of life. All trails that receive money under this program must remain open to the public and maintained for perpetuity. The minimum request under this program is $5,000 and the maximum is $100,000. The RTP is an 80/20 matching reimbursement program. Applications for the RTP will be accepted until March 30, 2018. 
​The Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Management Grants Program is funded by the Kentucky Division of Waste Management. The funds are to develop an integrated recycling infrastructure, manage Household Hazardous Waste and provide recycling and HHW public education programs. Any county, waste management district, city, urban‐county government, or other political subdivision of the state or any combination of the above, including school districts, shall be eligible to apply. The grant is a 75/25 match grant. Applications are due on April 1, 2018. 
​Interested parties may contact Angie Crawford or Ashley Johnson at the PADD office at (270) 886‐ 9484 for application information. 

Posted on March 13th, 2018

​The PADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting today in Hopkinsville. Several Federal and State reports were provided. In addition, staff reports were provided by Amy Frogue, Amanda Stokes, Sheila Clark, Julie Allen, Tom, Sholar and Marc Quesenberry. Mayor Carter Hendricks introduced CSM (Ret) Rory Mallory, Executive Director, Fort Campbell Defense Alliance. Guest Speaker Ms. Joan Lang, Kentucky Cancer Program, gave a slide presentation overview of cancer statistics in the State of Kentucky.

Posted on March 2nd, 2018


​The Fort Campbell Strong Defense Alliance, Inc. is accepting Proposals for consulting services for the creation of a marketing strategy and platform for the organization.
In order to be considered, proposals must be received by 4:30PM local time (CST) on April 2, 2018.  The Fort Campbell Strong Defense Alliance reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.
To request a full copy of the RFQ, please contact:
RFQ Coordinator
Amy Frogue, Associate Director
Pennyrile Area Development District
300 Hammond Drive
Hopkinsville, KY  42240
Phone: 270-886-9484
Fax: 270-886-3211
The proposals will be evaluated and scored based upon the following criteria:
  • Quality of proposed statement of work                   5 points
  • Relevant experience and qualifications                   5 points
  • Availability during project period                              3 points
  • Competitiveness of cost proposal 5 points

Total Points Possible     18
All hard copy proposals should be addressed to:  Fort Campbell Strong Defense Alliance, Inc., c/o Amy Frogue, 300 Hammond Drive, Hopkinsville, KY  42240.  Electronic submission can be submitted to the following email addresses: and  Proposals received after the deadline on April 2, 2018 at 4:30PM local time (CST) will not be considered.
Fort Campbell Strong Defense Alliance, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted on March 1st, 2018

​The Pennyrile Area Development District/Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living will receive public comments on the FY 2019-2021 Aging Services Area Plan. Public comments will be received on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Pennyrile Area Development District, 300 Hammond Drive Hopkinsville, Kentucky between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  The plan affects individuals that are 60 years of age and over and disabled individuals in the nine county PADD district. Programs reviewed provide senior services programs including Home Delivered Meals, In Home Services, Senior Center Services, Legal Assistance, Benefits Counseling, Ombudsman and Elder Abuse, National Family Caregiver Support Program, Kentucky Family Caregiver Support Program, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and Home & Community Based Waivers.
Participation is actively sought from the following groups: minority, rural, elderly, low income, disabled, Native Americans, persons with limited English speaking ability and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders. We encourage all interested parties to review the draft plan in order to be informed and to make comments. The draft plan will be available to review at the Pennyrile Area Development District office and by clicking on the link below.
An interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing will be provided if needed. For additional information or to request an interpreter, please contact Jill Collins, Director – Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living at (270)-886-9484 or 1-800-928-7233.

Posted on February 28th, 2018

Posted on February 20th, 2018

​FAMILY CAREGIVER WORKSHOP                      
A representative from Ky Elderlaw will address issues such as power of attorney, guardianship, and handling the finances and property of a person with dementia. 

A PADD representative will be providing information on “Support Available for Families and Individuals with Dementia.” 

FEBRUARY 22, 2018  10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. PADD Office, 300 Hammond Dr., Hopkinsville, KY

Lunch will be provided by Morningside Assisted Living

Posted on February 20th, 2018

​Pennyrile Area Development District was well represented by Legislators, Local Offices and Board members at the Kentucky Council of Area Development District (KCADD) Breakfast in Frankfort on February 15, 2018.
Executive Assistants from the 15 Area Development Districts also met for an informational meeting in Frankfort on February 15th.

Posted on February 9th, 2018

​HOPKINSVILLE, KY. - The U.S. Census Bureau finalized a rule change proposed for the 2020 census that would impact our region. The updated policy would require the Census Bureau to count all deployed service members at the base or port in which they resided prior to deployment instead of by their home of record, an address they gave when they enlisted.
The Bureau’s previous method resulted in 2010 census data that improperly represented areas including Fort Campbell, Kentucky. While the region around Fort Campbell had grown greatly since the 2000 census, the 2010 census did not accurately reflect this growth due to the Bureau’s policy on counting deployed service members.
The Christian County Chamber of Commerce has been advocating for this change for several years and it has been a priority for the Chamber’s Military Affairs Program. "Today's announcement is a victory for our region and our state,” said Kelli Pendleton, President and CEO of Kentucky’s Christian County Chamber of Commerce. “To have our soldiers counted at the installation where they are stationed during a deployment has a large economic impact on our region. This is an effort we have worked tirelessly on for several years, and we are thrilled with today's decision. We are grateful to have legislators who listen to our concerns and really work to address these types of issues.
“Kentucky is proud of our service members and their families, and I applaud the Census Bureau for following through on a change that will ensure our military communities are properly represented and have the resources they need to continue supporting our military. Every service member deserves to be counted, and today’s action proves concerned citizens can make a difference,” said U.S. Senator Rand Paul. After hearing from local officials and community leaders about the inaccurate reporting, Dr. Paul worked to enact change, including contacting the Bureau directly and introducing the “Service Members and Communities Count Act” to ensure the correct reporting of all deployed service members.
“We are excited that the Census Bureau has decided to count military personnel where they live prior to deployment,” said Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Mayor Carter Hendricks. “This simple change ensures military families are counted in the communities, like Hopkinsville, that work tirelessly to support soldiers and their families.
The final rule creates one consistent and logical method for counting service members overseas. Until now, the method for counting service members during a deployment varied between branches of service.

Posted on February 6th, 2018

​The board of Directors of the Pennyrile Area Development District is soliciting proposals for financial and compliance audits and tax services for the District for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2018.  Proposals must be received in the District office at 300 Hammond Drive, Hopkinsville, Kentucky by 3:00 P.M. CST, March 23, 2018.  The Audit Committee of the Board will review, select, and notify the successful audit firm.

Proposals will be evaluated on a weighted basis reflecting the experience of the firm, its familiarity with the types of financial systems involved, and with applicable Federal and State regulations, and cost considerations.

To obtain a full bid packet, please click the link below or contact Alisha Sutton at (270)886-9484.

Posted on January 26th, 2018

​After years of anticipation, Caldwell County Fiscal Court is pleased to see the Fourth House at Bright Life Farms under roof.  Despite the winter weather, installation of a water line, interior electrical, plumbing and HVAC is underway.  Princeton Lumber Company, INC is the prime contractor.

Pennyrile ADD assisted in securing $1 million in funding for the Fourth House, which will become home to eight new residents, through Community Development Block Grant.
Bright Life Farms Fourth House
Bright Life Farms Fourth House Under Roof

Posted on January 25th, 2018

​Pennyrile District Ombudsman, Cindy Tabor provided training to 7 new recruits for Friendly Visitor Training. These volunteers will provide much needed visits to residents in nursing homes one hour a week. 

What an awesome way to give back to your community by visiting people who do not have regular visitors. 

If you would be interested in doing the same, contact Cindy Tabor at 270-886-9484 or

Posted on January 22nd, 2018

The Fort Campbell Strong Defense Alliance, Inc. is seeking consultant services for the creation of a five year strategic plan for the organization.​

Project Objective: To develop a five year strategic plan with action steps.
Issuing Organization:                        Fort Campbell Strong Defense Alliance, Inc.
                                                                 300 Hammond Drive
                                                                 Hopkinsville, KY  42240
RFQ Issued:                                           January 23, 2018
Questions must be received by:     January 30, 2018
Responses to questions:                   February 1, 2018
Due date for proposals:                    February 6, 2018
Contact:                                                 Amy Frogue, Associate Director

Posted on January 9th, 2018

​The PADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on Monday, January 8, 2018 at the PADD Office in Hopkinsville, KY. Board Chair Lori Harper called the meeting to order and welcomed guests. Federal, State and Staff reports were provided. The FY 2017 Audit Report was presented by Mr. Brian Demps, CPA, Thurman Campbell Group, and accepted by the Board of Directors as presented. Board Chair Lori Harper presented the monthly Code of Ethics Report. Executive Director Jason Vincent presented the FY 2018 Budget Amendments and a KY Public Employees' Deferred Compensation Plan and Resolution which were approved by the Board. In accordance with requirements outlined in HB189, a KY Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Declaration of Conflict of Interest and a Code of Ethics Acknowledgment were presented for Board members to review and sign. Information regarding upcoming meetings was also provided.

Posted on January 8th, 2018

​Executive Director Hired to Lead Bi-State Fort Campbell Defense Alliance Effort

The Fort Campbell Strong Regional Defense Alliance Board of Directors announces the selection of retired Command Sergeant Major Rory Malloy as the organization’s first Executive Director. Malloy is a former Sergeant Major policy advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Army at the Pentagon and currently serves as an Executive Coach for the True Growth Leadership Course for Brigade/Battalion Commanders and Command Sergeants Major. Malloy’s official start date is January 12, 2018.

During his career, Sgt. Major Malloy was twice stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, for a total of nine years served at the installation. In addition to his experience in Washington D.C. and at Fort Campbell, Malloy served as Commandant of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy in Fort Bliss, TX and served in senior executive leader roles at Fort Hood, TX and Fort Polk, LA.

Originally from Campbellsburg, IN, Malloy returned to Fort Campbell in April 2017 where he and his wife retired to be with their children and grandchildren. The couple currently resides in Clarksville, TN.

Malloy is a well-known and highly respected senior Army leader whose skills and experience will be an ideal fit to get the Fort Campbell Strong Defense Alliance organization off the ground and running. Carter Hendricks, Mayor of the City of Hopkinsville, KY and Fort Campbell Strong Defense Alliance Board Co-Chair, comments, “We are excited about hiring CSM (RET) Rory Malloy to serve as our first Executive Director for the Fort Campbell Strong Defense Alliance. With his proven leadership record, established knowledge of Fort Campbell, and outstanding connections in the Pentagon and throughout the Army, we are confident CSM (RET) Malloy is the right choice at this pivotal time in the organization’s development.” John Mahre, Board Treasurer and Executive Committee member adds, “We are impressed with CSM (RET) Rory Malloy’s record of communication, connection and creativity. These skills will prove invaluable as Mr. Malloy establishes relationships with businesses, organizations and officials throughout our six county region as well as making Fort Campbell Strong known locally and beyond.”

The Fort Campbell Strong initiative is a collaborative effort that began in 2015 to define a path for economic diversification and growth in the six-county region surrounding Fort Campbell including Christian, Todd, and Trigg counties in Kentucky along with Montgomery, Stewart, and Robertson counties in Tennessee. The Fort Campbell Regional Defense Alliance will provide a dedicated, unified voice on matters involving Fort Campbell and the surrounding region with a primary goal to support the overall health of the region’s military and defense sector through economic and workforce development activities. Jeff Truitt, Montgomery County Government Chief of Staff and Board Co-Chair states, “The Fort Campbell Strong Defense Alliance is something our community needs to be really excited about and bringing CSM (RET) Malloy on board should only elevate that excitement level. We are fortunate to have such a well-connected and driven individual steering the course as we organize and align the defense alliance moving forward. This groundbreaking six county effort to create the area’s first consolidated and organized alliance to advocate and protect our asset in Fort Campbell will one day be looked upon as a pivotal moment in our region. I hope this is just the beginning of many more partnerships you see crossing state lines and aligning our communities.”

The Pennyrile Area Development District, the regional planning and development organization that serves west Kentucky’s nine county Pennyrile region, serves as the administrative agent for the Fort Campbell Strong initiative and will be the fiscal agent for the Fort Campbell Strong Defense Alliance. For more information concerning Fort Campbell Strong, please contact Jason Vincent or Amy Frogue at 270-886-9484 or via email at or

Posted on January 2nd, 2018

​December 27, 2017

Thanks to YOU, the 2017 Forgotten Angels project, through the Pennyrile District Ombudsman’s office, had another amazing year!!! Because of your generous donations we were able to make Christmas very special for 230 Personal Care Home Residents. Each year I am thrilled to see the warm turn out for these residents. So many thanks are in order that we can’t begin to list them all. “It takes a village”…and I am so proud to be a part of such a caring and giving community! Thank you!!

Many Thanks,

Cindy Tabor
Pennyrile District
Long Term Care Ombudsman
300 Hammond Drive
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Posted on January 2nd, 2018

​Sixty percent of nursing home residents have no visitors--no family or friends to check on them or cheer them up. Research shows that long-term care residents receive better care when they have regular outside visitors.
With just a few minutes each week, YOU could change a resident's life, and help improve the quality of care they receive.
Learn more at our Friendly Visitor Orientation
Wednesday, January 24, 1:00-4:00 pm
Pennyrile Area Development District
300 Hammond Drive
Hopkinsville, KY  42240
Please RSVP to Cindy Tabor
or 270-886-9484

Become a Friendly Visitor today!

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