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

2022-2045 Draft Kentucky Long Range Statewide Transportation Plan
by Melissa Thompson on October 4th, 2022
 The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is seeking input from Kentuckians on its policy-based 2022-2045 Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan (LRSTP) to support a multi-modal network well into the future. The public can review and comment on the draft plan via a survey at GetThereTogetherKY.org between Oct. 3 and Nov. 2.Input gathered will be used to help finalize the plan, which outlines t...  Read More
2022 CEDS Draft
by Melissa Thompson on September 30th, 2022
A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is the result of a local planning process designed to guide the economic growth of an area. The primary objective of the CEDS process is to help create jobs, foster more stable and diversified economies, and improve overall living conditions. It provides a mechanism for coordinating the efforts of individuals, organizations, local governments, a...  Read More
2022 Pride of the Pennyrile
by Melissa Thompson on September 23rd, 2022
The Pride of the Pennyrile was held on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at the beautiful Lake Barkley State Resort Park.  Pennyrile Area Development District in partnership with Economic Development professionals and volunteers from each county hosted this Industry Appreciation Event in recognition of the major employers of the Pennyrile Region for their contributions to our local economy and quality...  Read More
September 2022 PeADD Monthly Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on September 13th, 2022
The Monthly PeADD Board of Directors Meeting took place at noon on Monday, September 12th and was held at the PeADD office in Hopkinsville and streamed on YouTube Live.  PeADD Board Secretary, Crissy Carter, chaired the meeting.In PeADD staff reports, Angela Herndon, Regional Transportation Planner, discussed the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Report for which the PeADD office ...  Read More
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Funding Available
by Melissa Thompson on September 7th, 2022
Local Emergency Management, County and City Officials,Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding as a result of DR-4663 Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides and Mudslides, July 26, 2022 through August 11, 2022, is now available.Below you will find the Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) Notice of Funds Available (NOFA).  To be considered for funding, the Mitigation Actions Forms (MAF) must be ...  Read More
Pennyrile ADD One of Three Selected as Peggy Satterly Award Winner
by Melissa Thompson on August 22nd, 2022
The award was presented at the 2022 Governor’s Local Issues Conference by Senior Advisor to Gov. Beshear, Rocky Adkins. The award represents excellence in service to Kentucky.LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 22, 2022) – At last week’s Governor’s Local Issues Conference, Senior Advisor to Governor Beshear, Rocky Adkins, presented the Peggy Satterly Spirit of Kentucky Award to the Pennyrile Area Development Di...  Read More
August 2022 PeADD Board of Directors Meeting Recap
by Melissa Thompson on August 9th, 2022
The August PeADD Board of Directors Meeting took place Monday, August 8th and was held at the PeADD office in Hopkinsville and streamed on YouTube Live.  Trigg County Judge Executive and PeADD Board Chair, Hollis Alexander chaired the meeting.Sheila Clark, WKWB Director, gave a brief update on workforce activities and discussed upcoming job fairs happening in the area to include the Step Into A Jo...  Read More
July 2022 PADD Board of Directors Meeting Recap
by Melissa Thompson on July 11th, 2022
The July PeADD Board of Directors Meeting took place Monday, July 11th and was held at the PeADD office in Hopkinsville and virtually via Zoom which was streamed live on YouTube.  Crittenden County Judge Executive and PeADD Board Chair, Perry Newcom chaired the beginning of the meeting.Judge Executive Steve Tribble, PeADD Nominating Committee Chair, administered the Oath of Office to officially in...  Read More
Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court Awarded Coal Communities Commitment Program Funding
by Melissa Thompson on July 5th, 2022
Congratulations to Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court for their $169,600 investment award.  This EDA investment supports the Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court with developing a competitive and sustainable industrial park through a comprehensive master plan, feasibility study and marketing package to diversify the economy and ensure economic resiliency following significant impact from the coal economy an...  Read More
PeADD Monthly Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on July 5th, 2022
The next meeting of the Pennyrile Area Development District Board of Directors is scheduled to occur on Monday, July 11, 2022, at 12:00 Noon (CT) and will be held in person with a virtual option to participate. A copy of the tentative agenda is enclosed. A buffet lunch will be available beginning at 11:00 a.m.In addition to staff reports, the Nominating Committee will instate newly appointed and r...  Read More
PeADD 53rd Annual Dinner Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on June 15th, 2022
 Moving forward was the theme of the night at the Pennyrile Area Development District’s (PeADD) 53rd Annual Dinner Meeting held June 13, 2022, at The Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville, KY. The evening was sponsored by Planters Banks and under the chairmanship of Perry Newcom, PeADD Board Chair and Crittenden County Judge Executive. A crowd of local officials, legislators, business and civic ...  Read More
Western Kentucky Wellness Mission
by Melissa Thompson on June 6th, 2022
Innovative Readiness Training medical mission will be held June 15th-25th in Hopkinsville, KY.HOPKINSVILLE, KY – Delta Regional Authority (DRA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), will host the Western Kentucky Wellness Mission in Hopkinsville from June 15-25, 2022 to bring medical, dental, and veterinary care to residents in need of quality healthcare at no cost to the pati...  Read More
The City of Dawson Springs has been awarded a $750,000 Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant
by Melissa Thompson on May 25th, 2022
The City of Dawson Springs has been awarded a $750,000 Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant through the National Park Service. The city and the Dawson Springs Historic Preservation Commission will utilize these funds to develop a program to assist owners of qualifying historic buildings in and around downtown Dawson Springs with  structural rehabilitation and revitalization activities, includi...  Read More
Announcing the PeADD 2022 Annual Dinner Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on May 16th, 2022
The Pennyrile Area Development District (PeADD) is excited to announce its 53rd Annual Dinner Meeting on Monday, June 13, 2022 at The Bruce in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and the meeting at 6:00 p.m. CT.The annual event is sponsored by Planters Bank of Hopkinsville and gives all local officials, legislators, business and civic leaders, and others from thro...  Read More
May 2022 PADD Board of Directors Meeting Recap
by Melissa Thompson on May 10th, 2022
The May PeADD Board of Directors Meeting took place Monday, May 9th at the PeADD office and virtually via Zoom. Mayor Jan Yonts, PeADD Board Secretary, chaired the meeting. Federal and state reports were given by Morgan Alvey of Senator McConnell’s office, Jason Hassert of Senator Paul’s office, Cory Elder of Congressman Comer’s office, Representative Chris Freeland, Alex Caudill from Department f...  Read More
May 2022 Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on April 28th, 2022
The next meeting of the Pennyrile Area Development District Board of Directors is scheduled to occur on Monday, May 9, 2022, at 12:00 Noon (CT) and will be held in person with a virtual option to participate.In addition to several staff reports, Steve Jones, Program Director of Upward Bound Math & Science through Berea College as well as a leadership and community advocate in Hazard, KY, will pres...  Read More
The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security is Now Accepting Applications
by Melissa Thompson on April 28th, 2022
The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security is now accepting applications through May 31, 2022.The State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) assists states to build, sustain, and deliver capabilities necessary to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism. City and County governments, area development districts, taxing districts, and school districts can apply for ite...  Read More
Updated Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan
by Melissa Thompson on April 28th, 2022
The updated version of the Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan is now avalaible for review.  Comments may be submitted to Amy Frogue at [email protected] or Kyle Cunningham at [email protected]....  Read More
April 2022 PADD Board of Directors Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on April 11th, 2022
The PeADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on Monday, April 11, 2022 in Hopkinsville, KY.  Federal reports were provided by Ms. Morgan Alvey with Sen. McConnell’s office, Mr. Jason Hassert with Sen. Paul’s office, and Corey Elder with Congressman Comer’s office.  Rep. Melinda Gibbons Prunty and Rep. Walker Thomas provided state reports.  Mr. Alex Caudill and Ms. Martha Jane King, Fiel...  Read More
New Communications Director Announced
by Melissa Thompson on April 1st, 2022
HOPKINSVILLE, KY, (April 1, 2022) - Pennyrile Area Development District (PADD) announced the appointment of Melissa Thompson to Communications Director, effective immediately.  Read More
Want to know if you are exposed to RADON in your home?
by Melissa Thompson on March 31st, 2022
Researchers at the University of Kentucky are conducting a research study to learn more about how environmental conditions affect radon levels inside homes. Participants are invited to take a brief survey and test their home for radon three different times over the course of the next year.You may be eligible to participate if you:• Live in Christian County, Kentucky• Are age 21 or older and own yo...  Read More
Marion-Crittenden County E-911 Board Recipient of Funding Awarded to Purchase Up-to-Date Technology, Related Infrastructure
by Melissa Thompson on March 10th, 2022
To further his investments in law enforcement so the commonwealth can be a leader in public safety, the Governor said Marion-Crittenden County E-911 has been awarded $400,000 to modernize the local dispatch center to improve efficiency of dispatching calls for services and better protect employee health and safety from COVID-19. Upgrades to include the dispatch center’s Computer Aided Dispatch and...  Read More
Kentucky Brownfield Program and Tetra Tech Seeking to Redevelop and Revitalize Kentucky
by Melissa Thompson on March 10th, 2022
The KY Brownfield Program is partnering with Tetra Tech through an environmental stewardship program to provide outreach to communities within Kentucky specific to Redevelopment and Revitalization. This outreach session will provide your community an overview of the brownfield program and grant assistance opportunities that may be available for redevelopment and revitalization efforts.The historic...  Read More
2022 Pennyrile Region Budget Workshop
by Melissa Thompson on February 13th, 2022
Join the team from DLG on February 24 from 9 am - 12 pm (central time) as they provide budget information and answer questions to prepare county officials for best practices in budget preparation and management. The workshops are designed for newly elected officials, as well as a refresher course for veteran office holders. Because this year will be the fourth year of the term in office, Term-Endi...  Read More
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

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