2019 Grant Opportunities Available
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
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
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
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
Forgotten Angels Received Grant from Wal-Mart Giving
on November 17th, 2018
​We are excited to announce that Forgotten Angels, with The Pennyrile Area Development District, received a grant from Walmart Giving.  We can’t wait to put this grant to use to help ensure a bright Christmas for 320 of our areas Forgotten in Personal Care Facilities.  Pictured is Hopkinsville Walmart Store Manager, Josh, and District Ombudsman, Cindy Tabor. We want to give a big shout out to Josh...  Read More
PADD Recognizes Veteran Employees
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
November 2018 is National Caregiver Awareness Month
on November 7th, 2018
​November is National Family Caregiver Awareness Month, where caregivers are acknowledged for the care they provide. In the United States, more than 60 million caregivers are providing care to someone who is ill, disabled, or aging. In 2000, the Older Americans Act was amended to include the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP). It funds a range of supports that assist family and info...  Read More
2018 Forgotten Angels
on November 1st, 2018
​The Forgotten Angels Project will be gearing up again for its 12th year, serving residents in “Personal Care Homes”.  Residents in PCH’s are usually younger and sometimes suffer with mental illness rather than physical limitations.  We focus on this group of residents because they seem to be most forgotten by friends, family and society.  Even more despairing is that these residents are only allo...  Read More
PADD AmeriCorps Member Becomes Certified Ombudsman
on November 1st, 2018
​​Congratulations to Cindy Stonebraker for becoming a Certified Ombudsman with the Pennyrile Ombudsman Program.  Cindy is an AmeriCorps member that is providing services to the Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living.  We welcome Cindy to the Ombudsman family and look forward to advocating for residents in Long Term Care.  If you have questions or concerns for a love one living in a ...  Read More
2018-2019 Christian County New Venture Entrepreneur Competition
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
Western Kentucky Veterans Center Fall Festival
on October 24th, 2018
​​A Fall Festival was held at the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson Kentucky on October 23rd from 10-2 pm, in honor of Residents Rights Month.   Americorp Member and Certified Ombudsman, Cindy Stonebraker attended the event.  The festival was held outside at the Pavillion and included a meal of Chili, Hotdogs, drinks and deserts.  Game stations, including bean bag toss, were set up for re...  Read More
2018 Cultivating Small Business Seminar
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