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

2019 PADD Employee United Way Campaign
by Melissa Thompson on September 30th, 2019
Staff at Pennyrile Area Development District wrapped up their United Way Campaign on Friday, September 27, 2019 with contributions totaling $5,079.40! We are proud to support the United Way of the Pennyrile serving Caldwell, Christian, Todd and Trigg Counties!...  Read More
31st Annual Pride of the Pennyrile Industry Appreciation Event
by Melissa Thompson on September 27th, 2019
The 31st Annual Pride of the Pennyrile Industry Appreciation event was held at Lake Barkley State Resort Park on Thursday, September 26 with 35 companies from our nine county region represented. The event is held to show appreciation for the contributions our businesses and industries have made and continue to make to better our communities and spur growth. Commissioner Donnie Holland, Kentucky St...  Read More
September 2019 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on September 11th, 2019
PADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on September 9, 2019 at the PADD Office in Hopkinsville. State, Federal and Staff reports were given. Board member Gary Jones, Muhlenberg Alliance for Progress, provided an update on the status of unit 3 at Paradise Park. The Honorable Allison Ball, Kentucky State Treasurer, was the guest speaker. Treasurer Ball shared information about unclaimed ...  Read More
August 2019 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on August 13th, 2019
The PADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the PADD Office in Hopkinsville. Federal and State reports were provided by Morgan Alvey (Senator McConnell), Corey Elder (Congressman Comer), Jason Hasert (Senator Paul), Representatives Melinda Gibbons Prunty and Thomas Walker. PADD Staff reports were presented by Craig Morris (Regional Planning Coordinator), Am...  Read More
PADD is a Host Agency for the AmeriCorps Senior Connections Program
by Melissa Thompson on July 23rd, 2019
The Pennyrile Area Development District is a Host Agency for the AmeriCorps Senior Connections Program. We are currently looking for a qualified individual to serve as a member (volunteer) to be placed in our agency. The member will receive a living allowance of $13, 992, education award of $6,095, limited health benefits and may qualify for child care assistance.For more information, please conta...  Read More
July 2019 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on July 9th, 2019
The PADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on July 8, 2019 in Hopkinsville. Ms. Amelia Wilson, Field Representative, gave a report on behalf of Congressman James Comer. Members of the PADD Management Team, Amy Frogue, Jill Collins, and Sheila Clark, gave an update on programs and services for Community & Economic Development, Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living, and Workforce. Al...  Read More
The Pennyrile Area Development District staff celebrated 2019 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
by Melissa Thompson on June 14th, 2019
The Pennyrile Area Development District staff celebrated 2019 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day today by wearing PURPLE or their “Take a Stand Against Elder Abuse: Advocate Awareness” T-shirts. As Americans, we believe in justice for all. Yet, every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10 older Americans experience elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation with an estimated cost of $2.6 billion annually...  Read More
Pennyrile Area Development District 50th Anniversary Video
by Melissa Thompson on June 14th, 2019
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Pennyrile Area Development District Holds 50th Annual Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on June 13th, 2019
A record crowd of nearly 600 gathered at the James E. Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville, KY on June 10, 2019 to celebrate the 50th Annual Dinner Meeting of the Pennyrile Area Development District.The annual event, sponsored by Planters Bank of Hopkinsville, gives all local officials, legislators, business and civic leaders, and others from throughout the Pennyrile the opportunity to look bac...  Read More
Pennyrile Area Development District's 50th Annual Dinner Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on May 30th, 2019
The Pennyrile Area Development District (PeADD) will hold its 50th Annual Dinner Meeting on June 10, 2019 at The Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:00 p.m. CDT.The annual event is sponsored by Planters Bank of Hopkinsville and gives all local officials, legislators, business and civic leaders, and others from throughout the Pennyril...  Read More
Pennyrile Area Development District 50th Annual Dinner Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on May 23rd, 2019
PADD is celebrating it's 50th year at the PADD Annual Meeting Dinner. Please join us as we take a glance back and look forward to the future. RSVP to Cheri Farmer at [email protected] ...  Read More
April 2019 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on April 9th, 2019
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 a...  Read More
Job Openings
by Melissa Thompson on March 14th, 2019
The Pennyrile Area Development District is seeking a qualified, motivated, and self starting individual for the professional position of Community Development Specialist. This individual will be responsible for developing and administering economic and community development projects and initiatives in the nine county Pennyrile region and will work closely with cities, counties, special districts, ...  Read More
WIOA Career Coach Position Available
by Melissa Thompson on March 12th, 2019
WIOA CAREER COACHPosted March 7, 2019The Purchase Area Development District (PADD) is seeking an individual to provide eligibility and case management for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Services, and case management for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Employment and Training program in the Pennyrile region.This position will be based out of Madisonville, KY.A bac...  Read More
DWM State Grants Training
by Melissa Thompson on February 28th, 2019
Please RSVP to Ashley Johnson at 270-886-9484 or [email protected] by COB Thursday, March 14, 2019....  Read More
February 2019 Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on February 11th, 2019
The PADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on Monday, February 11th at the PADD Office in Hopkinsville. Federal, State and staff reports were provided. Guest Speaker, Cindy Stonebreaker, shared her inspirational story "Commitment, Family & Legacy - a Daughter's Journey". Jason Vincent, Executive Director, recognized two staff celebrating milestone years of service; Jill Collins, Direct...  Read More
January 2019 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on January 14th, 2019
The PADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the PADD Office in Hopkinsville. Vice Chair Scott Marshall welcomed everyone to the meeting with a special welcome to the new PADD Board Members. Federal reports were provided by representatives of Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul and Congressman James Comer. State reports were provided Senator Robby Mi...  Read More
PADD Receives Edward Jones Quality Service Award for regognition of Outstanding Community Commitment
by Melissa Thompson on January 9th, 2019
Pennyrile Area Development District was presented the Edward Jones Quality Service Award for recognition of Outstanding Community Commitment by the Christian County Chamber of Commerce on January 9, 2019.The Pennyrile Area Development District was established in 1969 to work with local officials, business leaders, special districts, and citizens on many different programs and projects. PADD is ver...  Read More
2019 Grant Opportunities Available
by Melissa Thompson on January 3rd, 2019
​Applications are currently being accepted under the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Recreational Trails Program, and Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Management Grants Program.  Cities, counties, state and federal agencies are eligible to apply for funds under these programs.  ​The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) provides federal grant funds to protect important natural are...  Read More
Census Bureau Begins Recruiting Effort for 2020 Census Jobs
by Melissa Thompson on December 27th, 2018
​The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of workers for temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census.By visiting 2020census.gov/jobs applicants have the opportunity to apply for a range of positions, including recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, census field supervisors and census takers. The positions will be located across 248 Area Census Off...  Read More
Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts is Seeking Business Development Manager
by Melissa Thompson on November 30th, 2018
The Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts has a contract opportunity for a Business Development Manager.    The KCADD is a statewide alliance of the 15 Area Development Districts (ADDs). The KCADD serves to strengthen Kentucky’s ADDs, enhance regional economic prosperity, and improve the consistency and quality of ADD programs to ensure they add value to the Commonwealth, regional, and lo...  Read More
Murray State University and Partners Lead Region's Innovation Efforts
by Melissa Thompson on November 29th, 2018
​Governor Matt Bevin announced on November 27 that the KY Innovation Office has selected Murray State University and its partners to establish a regional hub to serve, attract and cultivate more innovative entrepreneurs and startup businesses in west Kentucky.  Partners throughout the region will collaborate on initiatives to launch a Regional Innovation for Startups and Entrepreneurs (RISE) hub. ...  Read More
PADD Recognizes Veteran Employees
by Melissa Thompson on November 9th, 2018
​In honor of Veteran’s Day, Pennyrile Area Development District is proud to recognize two staff who have honorably served our country. ​Belinda Babb, Family Caregiver Coordinator, Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living, served in the Army National Guard for eight years from 2001-2009 as an Automated Logistical Specialist (92A).  Belinda was honorably discharged as an E5 Sergeant. ​Craig Morri...  Read More
2018-2019 Christian County New Venture Entrepreneur Competition
by Melissa Thompson on October 29th, 2018
​This contest is designed to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and greater awareness of the resources available to grow entrepreneurs in Christian County. All winners will be selected on an objective basis as determined by the criteria set forth below. You must read and comply with these rules to enter the The Christian County New Venture Competition. This competition is void where prohibited by ...  Read More
2018 Cultivating Small Business Seminar
by Melissa Thompson on October 18th, 2018
​Community Ventures, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, Murray Small Business Development Center, Pennyrile Area Development District, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Small Business Administration and Madisonville-Hopkins County Economic Development set to present   MADISONVILLE, Ky.—The Madisonville-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation today announced the Cultivating Small...  Read More
PADD Board of Directors October 2018 Monthly Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on October 10th, 2018
​The PADD Board of Directors met on Monday, October 8, 2018 in Hopkinsville, KY. Federal and State Reports were provided by Amelia Wilson(Congressman James Comer), Rebecca Rittenhouse (DLG), and Rep. Walker Thomas. Staff reports were provided by Craig Morris, Amanda Stokes and Sheila Clark. Guest speaker Ms. Juva Barber, Executive Director, Kentuckians for Better Transportation, gave a slide pres...  Read More
Presidential Proclamation on National POW/MIA Recognition
by Melissa Thompson on September 21st, 2018
​The purpose of POW/MIA Recognition Day is to ensure that America remembers to stand behind those who serve and to make sure we do everything we can to account for those who have never returned. Observances of National POW/MIA Recognition Day are held across the country on military installations, ships at sea, state capitols, schools and veterans' facilities. It is traditionally observed on the th...  Read More
FY 2018 Assistance to Firefighter Grants Open Application Period Date Announcement
by Melissa Thompson on September 18th, 2018
​We have been notified through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the FY2018 Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) Open Application Period that will open on September 24, 2018.   Fire Departments and nonaffiliated EMS organizations can apply for Operations & Safety, Vehicle Acquisition, and Regional Projects.   The deadline for applications is October 26, 2018.   There are several ...  Read More
Cultivating Small Business Seminar
by Melissa Thompson on September 12th, 2018
​Join us for a FREE “Cultivating Small Business Seminar” on November 1, 2018.  We have exciting speakers conducting workshops which will help you build and expand your business!  Be here by 8:30 for registration and a light breakfast.  We will be providing networking along with a delicious Innovation Luncheon.  The seminar will end at 2:30 PM.  Seating is limited, so make your reservation now!    ...  Read More
PADD Board of Directors September 2018 Monthly Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on September 11th, 2018
​The PADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on Monday, September 10, 2018 at the PADD Office in Hopkinsville. Judge Executive Donnie Carroll, PADD Board Chair, introduced U.S. Senator Rand Paul who posed the question "Is the world getting better or worse?". He shared statistics related to poverty, life expectancy, unemployment, and discussed the benefits of keeping government small, al...  Read More
PADD Board of Directors August 2018 Monthly Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on August 14th, 2018
​The monthly meeting of the PADD Board of Directors was held at Baptist Health Madisonville (BHM). Baptist Health Madisonville President, Rob Ramey, welcomed guests and shared historical and current facility information stating they are making improvements to provide excellent rural health care services while facing economic challenges. The best way to succeed is to work collaboratively. PADD Trea...  Read More
Kentucky 911 Services Board Announces Emergency Call Center Grants for 2018 Grant Cycle
by Melissa Thompson on July 31st, 2018
​John Holiday, Kentucky 911 Service Board Chair and Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, announced the grants awarded for the board’s 2018 grant cycle. The following agencies in the Pennyrile area were chosen for funding: City of Marion $70,000 (dispatch phone system); Pennyrile Emergency Assistance Board (Caldwell County) $63,000 (replacement of 911 phone system); and M...  Read More
PADD Board of Directors July 2018 Monthly Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on July 10th, 2018
​The PADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on Monday, July 9, 2018 at the PADD Office in Hopkinsville, KY. The board elected four of their members to serve as officers for the next two fiscal years and approved the 2019 Fiscal Year Budget. Jason Vincent, PADD Executive Director, recognized outgoing Board Chair Lori Harper for her service to the PADD Board of Directors and expressed ap...  Read More
PADD Elects New Officers - July 2018
by Melissa Thompson on July 10th, 2018
​The Pennyrile Area Development District Board of Directors elected four of their members to serve as officers for the next two fiscal years at their July 9, 2018 Board of Directors meeting held in Hopkinsville, KY. Judge Executive Steve Tribble administered the Oath of Office. The new officers are: Board Chair – Judge Executive Donnie Carroll of Hopkins County; Vice Chair – Mayor Scott Marshall,...  Read More
Pennyrile Area Development District Holds 49th Annual Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on June 12th, 2018
A crowd of over 500 gathered at the James E. Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville, KY on June 11, 2018 to celebrate the 49th Annual Dinner Meeting of the Pennyrile Area Development District. The annual event, sponsored by Planters Bank of Hopkinsville, gives all local officials, legislators, business and civic leaders, and others from throughout the Pennyrile the opportunity to look back on th...  Read More
2018 Pennyrile Area Development District Annual Dinner Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on May 16th, 2018
​The Pennyrile Area Development District (PADD) will hold its 49th Annual Dinner Meeting on June 11th at the James E. Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:00 p.m. CDT. The annual event is sponsored by Planters Bank of Hopkinsville and gives all local officials, legislators, business and civic leaders, and others from throughout the ...  Read More
Water Festival at Jeffers Bend
by Melissa Thompson on May 8th, 2018
​May 12th – Water Festival @ Jeffers Bend Environmental Center – “FREE” WATER FESTIVAL from 1 PM to 5 PM. There will be House Tours, Programs and activities such as Plugging the Water Leak, Pioneer Water Race, Go fish, Pump House Relay, Ground Water Control, Community Water Race and much more. The festival is geared for children and adults. There is something for everyone....  Read More
PADD Board of Directors April 2018 Monthly Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on April 10th, 2018
​The PADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on Monday, June 9, 2018 at the PADD Office in Hopkinsville, KY. Ms. Heather Lancaster, Executive Director, Sanctuary, Inc. presented a proclamation declaring the month of April 2018 as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. County Judge Executives in attendance signed the proclamation. Federal, state and PADD staff reports were provid...  Read More
Pennyrile Counties Receive Opportunity Zone Designation
by Melissa Thompson on April 10th, 2018
​Gov. Bevin announced on April 9, 2018 the U.S. Department of the Treasury certified 144 Opportunity Zones in 84 Kentucky counties under a program in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that aims to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide.  Four counties in the Pennyrile region were among the 84 selected: Christian, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, and Todd Counties....  Read More
2018 Alzheimer's Disease Facts & Figures
by Melissa Thompson on March 23rd, 2018
​"2018 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures takes an in-depth look at the prevalence, incidence, mortality and economic impact of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. This year's special report, Alzheimer's Disease: Financial and Personal Benefits of Early Diagnosis, highlights advances in Alzheimer's research and the use of biomarkers in improving how we identify and diagnose the disease in ...  Read More

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