April 2019 PADD Board of Directors Meeting

The Pennyrile Area Development District Board of Directors kicked off their monthly meeting on April 8, 2019 with the reading of a Proclamation from Sanctuary, Inc. declaring April 2019 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Heather Lancaster, Sanctuary, Inc. Executive Director shared their mission and information about the services they provide for the nine county region. Federal, State and staff reports were provided. Senator Stan Humphries and Representatives Melinda Gibbons Prunty and Walker Thomas provided an update on legislative activities that took place as they wrapped up this legislative session. Guest speaker, Dr. Robert Jackson, President, Murray State University, acknowledged MSU Board of Regents members Virginia Gray, Dan Kemp and Jerry Rhoads, and shared information regarding new programs and his vision for the future of MSU. He expressed his appreciation for the successful regional partnerships the college has and to our Legislators for their support and passing of HB358. Jason Vincent, PADD Executive Director, reported the Executive Committee met earlier and discussed planning efforts for the upcoming 50th PADD Annual Dinner Meeting and the FY 20 Budget. Formal invitations will go out in the next few weeks. Mr. Vincent and Board Chair Scott Marshall expressed their appreciation to our Legislators for their tremendous support in the passing of HB 476.