Purchase Area Development District

December 2011 Update

PADD Public Meetings for
December 2011


PADD will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons in accessing available services or in attending agency activities.


If you have a specific accommodation need, we encourage you to contact us at least one week in advance of the meeting, so that suitable arrangements can be considered for the delivery of the service or attendance requirement prior to the activity.


Governor Beshear 
recently announced $4.1 million in State Homeland Security Grants for projects across the Commonwealth. The funding supports 911 programs, mobile computers/radios, bomb detection devices and first-responder training.  
Congratulations to the communities in the Purchase Region.  Together, they received $297,000 for their projects.
Governor Beshear
recently announced funding for weather system improvements for 14 Kentucky airports. The new systems will increase flying safety near each of the airports served by this technology.
Congratulations to the Mayfield-Graves
County Airport and the
Kentucky Dam Village
State Resort Park Airport who have been selected to receive this upgrade.
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Sam's Club Sponsors Food Drive to Support
Meals on Wheels Association of America

Judy Jackson, Director of the Ballard County Senior Citizen Center; Lee King, Chair of the PADD Aging Committee; and Kim Sparkz, of Sam's Club, survey items collected by the Paducah store during a recent food drive. 


Sam's Club of Paducah recently sponsored a food drive to support the local Meals on Wheels program coordinated thru the Area Agency for Aging and Independent Living.  SAM'S Club and the Meals on Wheels Association of American have conducted food drives across the nation to benefit the home delivered meal consumers. 


Hundreds of items were donated by members and will be divided up among the region's senior nutrition programs.  Some of the collected food will be distributed to at-risk seniors, for their use on weekends, when home delivered meals are not provided.  Industrial sized cans collected will be used by the senior centers to prepare the home delivered meals.  The Area Agency on Aging appreciates SAM'S Club of Paducah's efforts and looks forward to a continuing relationship to benefit the county nutrition home delivered meal programs. 

West KY Workforce Investment Board Exceeds
State Performance Standards for Customer Services

Once again, the West Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (WKWIB) has exceeded negotiated performance standards for customers receiving Workforce Investment Act services in 2010.  The performance standards are the measures of success in achieving the legislative goals of Workforce Investment Act.  The measures the comparison between

each customer's post-program employment success to their pre-program situation.  To see the WKWIB's results, click here.

Federal Highway Administration seeking Candidate Projects for FY12 Discretionary Grants

The Federal Highway Administration is soliciting the Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet for candidate projects for each of the 12 federal-aid highway funding FY12 Discretionary Programs.  The deadline to submit a project application the KYTC deadline is December 9, 2011. The KYTC will assemble the statewide project applications for each of the 12 programs and submit to the FHWA by January 6, 2012.   Detailed information about each program and eligibility requirements can be found at www.fhwa.dot.gov/discretionary.

Should the General Assembly Encourage more Permittee-Responsible Mitigation that Includes Funding for Sewer Projects and Straight Pipes?

One of the issues confronting the 2012 Kentucky General Assembly is mitigation funding for polluted water.  The main concern is whether or not to allow a portion of mitigation money to be used by sewer plants in counties where a disturbance in water quality has occurred.   Click here to read "Polluted Water" prepared by Tanya Monsanto for the Legislative Research Commission's Issues Confronting the 2012 Kentucky General Assembly.

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Purchase Area Development District
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Phone:  (270) 247-7171