KIPDA November 2014 Newsletter
November Monthly Meeting Schedule
Healthy Reentry Coalition Meeting: Monday, November 3rd @ 3:00PM in the Burke Room
City Clerks Meeting: Wednesday, November 5th @ 11:30AM in KIPDA Burke Room
Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council Meeting: Wednesday, November 12th @ 10:00AM in the Burke Room
Transportation Technical Coordinating Committee Meeting: Wednesday, November 12th @ 1:00PM in the Burke Room

Healthy Reentry Coalition Meeting: Monday, November 17th@ 3:00PM in the Burke Room
Regional Transportation Council Meeting: Tuesday, November 25th @ 10:00AM in at the Marritt Louisville East
Transportation Council Meeting: Tuesday, November 25th @ 10:00AM in at the Marritt Louisville East

KIPDA Board of Directors' Annual Meeting: Tuesday, November 25th @ 11:00AM in at the Marritt Louisville East
For more information or questions, please contact Jarrett Haley.  
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Over the past few months, several new employees have joined the team at KIPDA. To learn more about our new employees, please click here.
Public Administration Division
Successful Planning Commission Training with David Pike
KIPDA hosted training for over 50 participants on October 29, 2014 to meet the required continuing education requirement under House Bill 55.  House Bill 55 states that each planning commissioner and board of adjustment members starting from their date of appointment are required to receive a minimum of eight (8) hours of continuing education within each period of two (2) consecutive calendar years. Read more...
Regional Water Management Council News
The KIPDA Regional Water Management Council on October 14th approved the regions new priority project rankings for drinking water and clean water. You can view the new rankings here.

The 2016 Call for Projects for Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds is open from October 1 until December 12. For more information read more...
Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
The FY 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant program is open from now until December 10th. For more information read more here...
The Kentucky Brownfield Redevelopment Program Grant Guidance Released
The Kentucky Brownfield Redevelopmetn Program has announced the grant guidance for FY 2015. Grants will be due December 19th. For more information please visit the EPA's webpage, the Kentucky Brownfield Redevelopment Programs webpage, or contact the state program administrators Amanda Lefevre or Herb Petitjean.
Social Services Division
Flu and Pneumonia Shots

Influenza (or flu) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus.  Symptoms include fever, chills, headache, sore throat, cough, and muscle aches.  Thousands of people die each year from flu-related illnesses.  Most deaths caused by flu occur in older adults. Read more...

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness and National Family Caregiver Month
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver Month.  In the U.S., there are more than 15 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers.  As the population ages family caregiving needs will increase and caregivers will need a range of support services to gain caregiving skills, manage financial resources and to remain healthy themselves. Read more...

National Diabetes Awareness Month: Have you been Screened?

It is estimated that one out of every seven Kentuckians has diabetes, but a quarter of them don’t know it yet (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The CDC also estimates that one out of every three adults in the United States has prediabetes. These estimates add to nearly half of the population in Kentucky who are affected by diabetes or prediabetes, many of whom are undiagnosed. Read more...

Transportation Division

Ticket to Ride Participates in Campus Sustainability Day at U of L

Campuses around the country are going green and the University of Louisville is taking part. October 20-24 was Campus Sustainability Week at UofL. Throughout the week the school celebrated all things sustainable in their community and offered various ways for students to take part in the sustainable revolution. On Wednesday the Ticket to Ride program set up an information table for students and faculty/staff to learn about the vanpool and carpool programs available. The event was held on the main Belknap campus Quad between Ekstrom Library & the Humanities Building. Read more...

KIPDA Transportation Visits Trimble County Senior Center
Transportation planning is important to people of all ages, but it’s not something that is always taken into consideration.  On October 22 some older persons with an interest in how transportation impacts their life came to a KIPDA staff presentation at the Trimble County Senior Center in Bedford.  The Tri-County Community Action Agency is a non-profit corporation that serves Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties and offers a variety of programs to enhance the quality of life of their participants. Read more...
Rain Doesn't Stop Milton-Madison Bridge Dedication

Milton, KY and Madison, IN are separated by a river, but the two cities have been connected by way of the Milton-Madison Bridge since 1929.  After years of serving the two communities, the bridge began to deteriorate and needed to be replaced.  Thirty years ago, when KIPDA Executive Director Jack Couch was the Judge/Executive for Trimble County, he decided to work toward the goal of getting a new bridge built.  Trimble County Middle School students did years of study and a PowerPoint presentation estimating it would cost $103 million to construct one. It took partnering between two governors, Steve Beshear of Kentucky and Mitch Daniels, then governor of Indiana, to get the project slated for work. Beshear joked that the bridge was sometimes referred to as the “Lazarus Bridge” because it came back from the dead, but in the summer of 2008 work finally began. Read more...

Southwest Festival Shines
Celebrating fall can be difficult if the weather doesn’t permit.  This year with steady rain on Friday, it was anyone’s guess whether the weather would cooperate for the Southwest Community Festival.  The KIPDA Transportation Division was ready to go, and it turns out luck was on our side, as thousands celebrated October 11.  The morning was chilly and the entertainment ran on a delay due to late setup and some mud.  The event was held at the Sun Valley Community Center.  This year’s festivities centered around a new walking path and stage constructed at the park. Read more...
Senior Day Out is a Success
On Wednesday, October 8, the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville was the hub of action for this year’s Senior Day Out!  This was the 14th year for the event.  It is the region’s largest senior gathering with over 2,500 participants, and was attended by the KIPDA Transportation Division.  The day began at 8:00 A.M., with a long line of older persons filing through.  Guests went from booth to booth asking questions and collecting free swag items.  At the KIPDA Transportation table, we received a lot of wonderful feedback from residents in our region about issues and challenges they face getting to and from home to doctor’s appointments and other errands.  The comments are invaluable to our continued community outreach efforts.  They will be forwarded to the Transportation Policy Committee for their review.  There were also free health screenings for the visitors. Read more...
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