Pennyrile Area Development District
A Regional Planning & Development Agency
Posted on April 12th, 2019

The Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. DAIL is working with the Area Agencies on Aging and Independent Living to help raise awareness about the importance of advance care planning on this special day—and throughout the year.

On March 20, Governor Matt Bevin declared April 16th as Healthcare Decision Day in the state of Kentucky.  One of the principal goals of Healthcare Decisions Day is to encourage hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities and hospices to participate in a Commonwealth-wide effort to provide clear and consistent information to the public about advance directives, as well as to encourage medical professionals and lawyers to volunteer their time and efforts to improve public knowledge and increase the number of Kentuckians with advanced directives.
Healthcare Decision Day Proclamation

Posted on April 12th, 2019

Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where an individual or group provides services for no financial or social gain so that they may benefit another person, group or organization.

Volunteers are just ordinary people with extraordinary hearts.  They offer the gift of their time to teach, to listen, to help, to inspire, to build, to grow, to learn.  They expect no pay, yet the value of their work knows no limit.  They’ve planted tiny seeds of love to countless lives. Volunteers are ordinary people who reach out and take a hand, and together make a difference that lasts a lifetime.

During National Volunteer week we would like to recognize all the volunteers in the Pennyrile Ombudsman program past and present as well as those yet to arrive.  This valuable work could not be done without each one of you.

Posted on April 11th, 2019

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Crofton Elementary School hosted a Career Fair. The goal for this event was to enlighten and motivate students about future careers. Students were able to discuss career paths and occupational choices. PADD staff, Harley Nittler and Miranda White were able to reinforce with students how important education is. PADD staff were able to share their own experiences with students about the type of education and training that they needed in their own career paths. Career Fair activities began at 8:00 a.m. and ended at 12:00 p.m. Students were grouped in small groups by grade levels, this allowed flexibility for presenters and students.

Posted on April 11th, 2019

Today, we recognize Mark Hrudicka for the National Volunteer Week Local Volunteer. Mark is a 22 year veteran of the U.S. Army and KY National Guard. Currently he is a senior with the Murray State University Social Work Department and plans to graduate this May. Mark is serving as an intern with the Pennyrile Area Development District, Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living. He currently spends his time with the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program as a Friendly Visitor and provides services to the Home and Community Based Waiver.

Mark is a valuable part of our program and we are grateful to have him as part of our team. Volunteers are the heart of the ombudsman program. If you would like more information on how to become an Ombudsman Advisory Council Member, Friendly Visitor or a Certified Ombudsman please contact Cindy Tabor, Pennyrile District LTC Ombudsman.

Posted on April 10th, 2019

The Pennyrile Elder Abuse Board of Directors met Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the PADD Office to discuss its involvement with the community and how to inspire more community involvement.

The next Elder Abuse Council Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 1 pm at the PADD Office. For additional information, please contact Cindy Tabor at 270-886-9484 or via email at [email protected].

Posted on April 10th, 2019

Cindy Stonebraker is an Americorp Volunteer Service Member for the Pennyrile Area Development District Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living. Cindy volunteers most of her time with the Pennyrile Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. She has become a certified ombudsman to provide assistance to residents in long term care settings and improve the quality of care they receive. In addition to her work at the PADD office, she serves as the Gold Star Families Liaison for the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation, and sits on the Board of Directors for the National League of POW/MIA Families in Washington DC. Cindy is a valuable part of our program and we are grateful to have her as part of our team. Volunteers are the heart of the ombudsman program.

Posted 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 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.

Posted on April 9th, 2019

In honor of celebrating National Volunteer Week, the Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging would like to recognize Ms. Margaret Gilland of Crittenden County. Margaret serves as chairman of the Pennyrile Advisory Council on Aging. She also is a member of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Advisory Council and is a trained friendly visitor for long term care facilities. Margaret is very active in her local community, volunteering at the local senior center and numerous other organizations.

Thank you for all you do Ms. Margaret!

Posted on April 8th, 2019

Celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 7-13, 2019

National Volunteer Week is a time for organizations across the country to honor volunteers and recognize the irreplaceable impact of their time and energy all year round.

The Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is honored to recognize 121 volunteers who tirelessly donate their time and talents to assist the programs throughout the 9 counties.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities in your area and how to make a difference, contact Jill Collins at [email protected] or call 866-844-4396.

Hightlighted Local Volunteers:

Posted on April 3rd, 2019

NHDD is an initiative to encourage people to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. It’s important to understand that NHDD is not only about end-of-life care but is meant to reach a much broader spectrum of individuals so that every individual may have their healthcare wishes met. Celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day by joining the conversation on April 16, 2019 at 10 am.  Get more information at
Celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day Flyer

Posted on March 20th, 2019

The quarterly meeting of the Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living Advisory Council was held today at the PADD office.

Agency staff provided updates on Home and Community Based Waiver Programs, Veterans Programs, Ombudsman, Family Caregiver and In Home Services. Jill Collins, Pennyrile AAAIL Director, provided updates on the Legal Assistance procurement process, district waiting lists and Senior Advocacy Day in Frankfort. Jill also provided information on two new initiatives the Pennyrile AAAIL is participating in during the month of April: National Volunteer Week and National Health Care Decision Day.

Guest Speaker, Mike McCauley from Kentucky Legal Aid provided information regarding health care decisions and living wills.

To learn more about the programs available through the Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living, contact Jill Collins at [email protected] or call 866-844-4396.

Posted 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, and other agencies on a daily basis.  The qualified candidate should possess a Bachelors Degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Public Administration or related field. Excellent organizational, communication, and computer skills are a must and the successful candidate must be able to handle a multitude of tasks simultaneously. PADD offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and a dynamic work environment.  Mail resume and cover letter to Melody Goodwin, Pennyrile Area Development District, 300 Hammond Drive, Hopkinsville, KY 42240 by March 31, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.  PADD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted on March 12th, 2019

Posted March 7, 2019

The 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 bachelor’s degree is required for this position. The ideal candidate will have experience in case management, career counseling, and computer-based reporting.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Purchase Area Development District
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 588
Mayfield, KY 42066

The PADD is an EOE/AA/ADA employer

Posted on March 12th, 2019

Pennyrile ADD Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on Monday, March 11, 2019. Federal and State reports were provided by Rep. Walker Thomas, Rep. Lynn Bechler, Amelia Wilson (Congressman Comer), Morgan Alvey (Senator McConnell), Rachel McCubbin (Senator Paul), and Rebecca Rittenhouse (DLG). PADD Regional Planning Coordinator Craig Morris provided an update on the ranking of transportation projects for the region. Pennyrile AAAIL Director Jill Collins provided a report on the Legal Assistance procurement process and the Regional Council of Aging, and WKWB Director Sheila Clark provided an update on workforce activities as well as the Fiscal Agent procurement process. Guest Speaker Ricky Shanklin, National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist, gave a slide presentation on severe weather trends and readiness. Jason Vincent, Executive Director, gave an update on HB 476, funding opportunities, and expressed his appreciation to all those who attended the KCADD Legislative Breakfast in Frankfort last month. He recognized Tom Sholar, Workforce Business Liaison, who is celebrating 15 years of service with the ADD.

Posted on February 28th, 2019

Please RSVP to Ashley Johnson at 270-886-9484 or [email protected] by COB Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Posted on February 12th, 2019

Pennyrile Area Development District (PEADD/AAAIL) has been designated as the Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living (AAAIL), by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in accordance with the regulations set forth in Title III of the Older Americans Act (OAA) of 1965, as amended.

As the Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living, PEADD/AAAIL is responsible for administering federal and state funded programs for the elderly for the Kentucky counties of Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Muhlenberg, Todd and Trigg, which comprise the PEADD/AAAIL service area.  Those programs include services provided with Title III, Homecare program, and other state general fund programs.  PEADD/AAAIL administers these programs through an Area Plan on Aging (Area Plan), which is governed by the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living.

This packet is being provided for guidance to qualified parties wishing to submit proposals to provide Title III legal assistance services to eligible persons.  The hereinafter described service contracts to be administered by the Pennyrile Area Development District (PEADD/AAAIL) for fiscal years 2020, 2021, and 2022, (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022).  The contracts will be reviewed and awarded pursuant to the provisions of KRS Chapter 45A.345-460, which shall govern those portions of the bidding process not specifically addressed in the special instructions.  Proposals will be accepted for regional programs only.  Applicant must assure all core services are available in all nine of the PEADD/AAAIL counties: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Muhlenberg, Todd and Trigg.


The schedule listed below presents the major activities associated with the RFP distribution, written questions, and proposal submission.  While there is no guaranteed date for the award of a contract, an anticipated date of award is also given.  The PEADD/AAAIL reserves the right at its sole discretion to change the Schedule of Activities, including the associated dates and times. 
Release of RFP02/12/2019
Bidders Conference   n/a
Written Questions due by:  4:30 p.m.03/04/2019
Anticipated Response to Written Questions03/08/2019
Proposals Due by:  10:00 a.m.03/18/2019
Anticipated Date of Award:05/14/2019
Anticipated Contract effective Date: 07/01/2019


Posted 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, Director, Pennyrile AAAIL (15 years) and Ali Jones, Aging & Disability Resource Coordinator (5 years). The Board approved the Title VI Implementation Plan as presented.

Posted on February 7th, 2019

Hopkinsville Community College is committed to entrepreneurial development as an essential component of economic growth and workforce solutions. To enhance and expand our efforts, we are working with our business, industry and economic development partners throughout the region to host a conference for entrepreneurship, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 8:30am-2:30pm. The conference includes breakfast and lunch, and promises to be an enriching experience for entrepreneurs of all stages, as well as their service providers.

Posted on February 5th, 2019

The TEFT Demonstration

Testing Experience and Functional Tools in
Community-Based Long-Term Services and Supports

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded nine states grants to test quality measurement tools and demonstrate e-health in Medicaid community-based long-term services and supports (CB-LTSS).  States could participate in one or more of the four demonstration components.  Kentucky participated in all four components of TEFT.  The Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Aging and Independent Living conducted round two testing of the Functional Assessment Standardized Items (FASI) component.  DAIL will present the results of the field-testing conducted by the Northern Kentucky and Pennyrile Area Agencies on Aging and Independent Living.

Posted 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 Mills, Representative Walker Thomas and representatives from the Department for Local Government and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Staff reports were also provided. Calhoun & Company, PLLC presented the FY 18 Audit. Pennyrile ADD received a clean, unmodified audit report with no findings. The PADD Board voted to approve the FY 18 Audit Report as presented. Mr. Bart Frazer gave a Nominating Committee Report with a motion to rotate current officer positions of Board Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary per Pennyrile ADD Bylaws with a recommendation to elect Judge Hollis Alexander, Trigg Co., to fill the vacant position of Treasurer. Motion seconded and carried. Installation of Officers followed with Judge Steve Tribble administering the Oath of Office. Mr. Jason Vincent reported the PADD Executive Committee met earlier today and reviewed the FY 19 Budget Amendments, which were approved by the Board as presented. A Corporate Resolution and Transportation Resolution 2019-01 were also approved as presented.