Pennyrile Area Development District

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  The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $393,000 grant to the Pennyrile Area Development District in response to military budget cuts.

The grant comes after the DoD deactivated Fort Campbell’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade last November, a move that decreased the base's active soldier population by 2,400.

The Christian County Chamber of Commerce has conducted a study to project the effects of a proposed reduction of 16,000 troops by the U.S. Army and compare it to the Army’s Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment, and the Chamber says the economic impact would be devastating.

The Christian County Fiscal Court is working with the  Pennyrile Area Development District to get a state grant to repay the county for costs associated with closing three illegal dump sites this summer. 

Pennyrile Area Development District

Jason Vincent is the new Executive Director of the Pennyrile Area Development District.

Vincent has previously served as the agency’s Assistant Director and Projects Coordinator. Vincent is a Murray State graduate with a bachelor of science in finance degree and a master’s degree of business administration. Princeton Mayor and PADD Chairwoman Gale Cherry said Vincent is extremely dedicated to the region and the board of directors looks forward to working with him in this new capacity. 

Mapping the Pennyrile

Apr 8, 2013

Last week, the Pennyrile Area Development District announced that a new set of letter-size county maps for its region is now available at its website: The person responsible for mapping is Jim Creighton, who is called a “data integrator,” and he spoke with Kate Lochte about his work.