Pennyrile Area Development District

The Pennyrile Area Development District is helping a Todd County tile company jumpstart their automated production line. 

Severe Weather Sweeps Through Western KY and Southern IL

Jun 5, 2014
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Communities throughout western Kentucky and southern Illinois are contending with high water, hail damage, and downed trees this morning following severe storms that passed through our region last night. 

Residents in Beulah in Hopkins County reported a large funnel cloud at about 7:30 p.m., and a large wedge-shaped tornado close to a mile wide was reported in Christian an hour later.  Winds of up to 70 miles an hour were recorded near Elkton in Todd County. 


Todd County will soon be home to a new Custom Cooler Incorporated factory creating 75 jobs as part of a $5.8 million dollar investment. 

Gov. Steve Beshear's office says the company chose the location in the small town of Elkton over three other states to establish its second manufacturing facility. 

A large number of Elkton residents gathered yesterday at a City Council budget meeting to offer opinions on the re-awarding of a cemetery maintenance contract to a man charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.  Only one was allowed to speak.

The council has chosen to stand by an April 8th decision to give the contract to Watson Ricchuite despite his indictment on meth-related charges April 21st. 

Glass Door Solutions LLC, a newly-formed company, plans to lease a facility, create 110 new, full-time jobs and invest more than $3.5 million in Elkton, Ky.