December 2020 PADD Board of Directors Meeting

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 Thomas, Rep.-Elect Mary Beth Imes, Rep. Lynn Bechler, and Rep. Melinda Gibbons Prunty who provided a legislative outlook for the upcoming session which begins on January 5, 2021.  Major focus will be placed on passing a second year budget, COVID relief, executive powers, and outstanding unemployment insurance claims.  State reports were provided by Doug Taylor, KYTC Rural & Municipal Aid, Deneatra Henderson, KYTC, and Elton Thomas, DLG.  

Outgoing Legislators Senator Stan Humphries and Representative Larry Elkins were both recognized for their service to the citizens of the Pennyrile region.  Outgoing PeADD Board Member, Gary Jones of Muhlenberg County, was recognized for his seventeen (17) years of service on the PeADD Board of Directors.  

PeADD Executive Director, Jason Vincent, presented the amended Title VI Plan, which was approved by the Board, and PeADD’s 2021 Legislative Priorities Brochure.  KCADD Executive Director, Tony Wilder, reported the Kentucky Council of Area Development District’s (KCADD) Legislative Breakfast will look a little different in 2021 and detailed event plans will be forthcoming.  KCADD’s Legislative priorities are similar to those mentioned and include AAAIL waiver programs.  

Mr. Vincent expressed his appreciation to all the Legislators for their work and continued support of the PeADD and extended best wishes to Senator Humphries, Representative Elkins, and Gary Jones.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the staff at Pennyrile ADD!