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The US Army is conducting a Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment, part of which considers reducing Fort Knox’s workforce by 7600 positions; 3500 from the 3/1 Brigade Combat Team have already been inactivated. The loss of an additional 4100 personnel would equate to as much as $500 million in lost payroll and spending power in the region; a region that that has spent incredible resources to support Fort Knox. We request you electronically sign a letterdiscouraging the army from making further cuts in personnel at Fort Knox.
Public Administration Division
KIPDA will be hosting a HB 55 training session on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 beginning at 9:00 AM in the KIPDA Board Room. The session will be presented by David Pike of Pike Legal Group PLLC. The training will count for 6 hours of HB 55 Credit for Planning Agencies. For more information contact Felicia Harper. Please readfor more information.
The application window is now open for the 2014 Fiscal Year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). For more information click here.
You can also learn more about the program by visiting DLG.
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet's (EEC) Division of Waste Management requests grant applications for three waste management programs: waste tire recycling and disposal; the cleanup of illegal dumps; and the cleanup of litter along public roads. For more information, please read to find out more information about these programs.
Social Services Division
Healthy Aging Programs in our Region
The KIPDA region provides numerous healthy aging programs for our elderly population. Please read to discover the great programs and classes provided throughout our region.
KIPDA Kynector Program
Kynect, Kentucky's healthcare connection, provide businesses, individuals, and families an easier way to shop for healthcare. KIPDA's kynector program works hard to both educate and enroll those without health insurance and is planning numerous events this August for our community. For more information about these events, please read.
14th Annual “Fabulous Fourteen” Senior Day Out
KIPDA is pleased to announce that The 14th Annual "Fabulous Fourteen" Senior Day Out will be schedule for October 7 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM at the Kentucky International Convention Center's Cascade Ballroom. The region's largest senior expo, the event will educate seniors on health, safety, wellness, and finances. The event will also feature the first ever Caregiver Expo from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. For more information about this event, please readhere.
Aging Achievement Award for KIPDA Diabetes
The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition (KRDC) was awarded the Prestigious Aging Achievement Award from the National Association of Area Aging Agencies (n4a). The KRDC's Physician Resource and Education Toolkit received recognition from n4a and was among 45 local aging programs to receive honor's during the n4a Annual Conference in Dallas, TX. For more information about the KRDC's exciting achievement, pleasereadhere.
Ohio Bridge Figures, Facts, and Texts
The Ohio Bridge continues to make progress each and every day. Some of this progress onlookers and commuters can see with their very own eyes. But the amount of work that has truly taken place can only be known by taking a look at the numbers. To explore these figures and statistics about the work done on the Ohio Bridge, please read here.
KIPDA Transportation Gives Presentation to Sustainability Council
Members of KIPDA's Transportation Division gave a presentation to the Louisville Sustainability Council's (LSC) Transportation Action Team last June to discuss what our organization is and how we can work with the LCS to further promote and improve the KIPDA region. KIPDA will continue to meet with the LSC Action team each month to further develop our partnership and promote our region.
If you would like to attend a LSC meeting, they are open to the public and occur on the 4th Thursday of the month from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Board Room of TARC Union Station located at 1000 W. Broadway Street in Louisville. For more information about the presentation or the LSC, please read here.
Press Conference Highlights KIPDA Ticket-To-Ride Program and New TARC Buses
On July 1st members of the news media gathered at Waterfront Park to see the new KIPDA Ticket-To-Ride vanpool vehicles and TARC buses. This was a great opportunity for KIPDA to demonstrate some of the great choices commuters have available in our region. Frequent commuters have stated nothing but praise for the Ticket-To-Ride program as a result of its accessibility and money saved through their use of the program. For more information about the press conference and program, please read here.
KIPDA Displays Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Program and Participation Plan
On Monday, July 28th and Thursday, July 31st KIPDA showcased drafts for the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, the Transportation Improvement Program, and the new Participation Plan. The public had the opportunity to ask questions and leave comments on the three plans. Public opinion is critical for the success of these plans. For review the drafts or to give any feedback, please read here.