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KIPDA October 2014 Newsletter
October Monthly Meeting Schedule
City Clerks Meeting: Wednesday, October 1st @ 11:30AM in KIPDA Conference Room Healthy Reentry Coalition Meeting: Monday, October 6th @ 3:00PM in the Burke Room Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council Meeting: Wednesday, October 8th @ 10:00AM in the Burke Room Transportation Technical Coordinating Committee Meeting: Wednesday, October 8th @ 1:00PM in the Burke Room Home Care Providers' Meeting: Wedneday, October 8th @ 9:30AM in the Transportation & Aging Conference Room Regional Water Council Meeting: Tuesday, October 14th @ 1:30PM in the Burke Room Healthy Reentry Coalition Meeting: Monday, October 20th @ 3:00PM in the Burke Room Transportation Policy Committee Meeting: Thursday, October 23rd @ 1:00PM in the Burke Room KIPDA Board of Directors' Meeting: Thursday, October 23rd @ 2:00PM in the Burke Room David Pike Planning Commissioners Training: Wednesday, October 29th @ 9:00AM in the Burke Room For more information or questions, please contact Jarrett Haley.
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
Regional Water Management Council News
The next KIPDA Regional Water Management Council will be held on October 14th at 1:30 pm at KIPDA in the Burke Room. Amanda Yeary from KIA and Cindy McDonald from DOW will discuss the SRF loan program.
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...
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Annual Update
The Kentucky Division of Waste Management Waste Tire Amnesty Program
The Kentucky Division of Waste Management is proud to announce this falls continuation of its Waste Tire Amnesty Program. This program, beginning in 1998, is part of the Energy and Environment Cabinet's (EEC) ongoing effort to rid Kentucky's landscape of its waste tires. During the event, individuals can drop off their unwanted tires at a specific location within their county at no cost. The program will use the recycled tires to create tire-derived fuel or "crumb rubber." To date, tire amnesty is responsible for the proper disposal of more than 19 million waste tires.
For more information, please visit this link. For more information pertaining to the program's guidelines, pleaseread.
Bullitt - October 9, 10, 11
Trimble - October 9, 10, 11
Henry - October 16, 17, 18
Spencer - October 16, 17, 18
Oldham - October 23, 24, 25
Shelby - October 23, 24, 25
Social Services Division
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. Read more...
Fiscal Year 2014 at a Glance
The Division of Social Services concluded Fiscal Year 2014 (July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014). The Division receives its primary funding through the Department for Aging and Independent Living, on behalf of the Administration for Community Living and the Kentucky General Assembly. The following is an overview of how the Division served its communities with some of its major programs supporting older adults, caregivers and persons with disabilities. KIPDA reaches older adults and persons with disabilities through a variety of services in the community. The following is a summary of services offered in the community through a provider network and KIPDA. Read more...
Emergency Readiness for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
In recent years, the United States has experienced a number of significant natural disasters. Several of these events happened with little or no warning. One key lesson that we have learned from these unfortunate circumstances is to “be prepared,” a message that is especially important for older Americans and people with disabilities. September is officially designated National Preparedness Month, but preparedness is something we should be thinking about all year long. Read more...
Follow KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living on Facebook
KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living has joined Facebook. Our Facebook page gives our followers current events, changes and updates to the happenings of our agency, and general information that affects not only seniors in our area but to caregivers, volunteers, and other members of our community. We strive to educate, inform and assist individuals with material in areas that are not only interesting, but fun and enjoyable. Read more...
KIPDA kynect Participates in Healthy Reentry Coalition of Kentucky
KIPDA kynect is proud to be a leading partner in the newly created Healthy Reentry Coalition of Kentucky (HRC). The HRC is a coalition of organizations and individuals interested in promoting equal opportunity to people involved with both the criminal justice system, through ensuring access to health care, aiding in reentry, increasing successful community participation, and reducing the rate of recidivism. Read more...
Adoption of New Participation Plan
KIPDA’s Transportation Division is excited to release the newly adopted Participation Plan. The Participation Plan was out for public review from July 26-Spetmber 8. On September 18 the Transportation Policy Council Comment Subcommittee met to review the comments received from the public about the Participation Plan. The meeting lasted over two hours while the subcommittee members made recommendations for various actions to be taken regarding the document. The subcommittee was diligent about showing explicit consideration for all the comments received. At completion of the meeting subcommittee members agreed the Participation Plan should be recommended for adoption by the TPC. Read more...
Jeffersontown Arches in Place for Gaslight Festival
As we told you in a previous KIPDA News article, the City of Jeffersontown is making some major changes to its downtown area. Two of the most-visible elements of the $3.5 million streetscape renovation project are the archways to the city at Taylorsville Road @ College Drive and at Taylorsville Road @ Ruckriegel Parkway. Read more...
Milton-Madison Bridge Ribbon Cutting
The Governors of Kentucky and Indiana will soon celebrate the dedication of the newly rebuilt Milton-Madison Bridge. The ceremony with Governors Beshear and Pence, as well as other dignitaries, will likely be on the lawn on the east side of the bridge off Vaughn Dr. in Madison, IN. Details will be posted late on the Milton-Madison Bridge Project website. Read more...
TARC Offers Special Rate for St. James Art Fair
TARC is offering public transportation from downtown Louisville to the St. James Court Art Show Friday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, October 5.
“As popular as St. James is, on a nice day finding a parking space near the event area is a challenge,” said TARC Executive Director J. Barry Barker. “We’re encouraging the public to go downtown and let us take them there.” Read more...
Ticket-to-Ride Meets with Amazon
On September 9, 10 &11 the Ticket-to-Ride and TARC marketing teams met with employees and leaders at the Amazon fulfillment center on Patrol Road in Jeffersonville. Ticket-to-Ride’s commuter program allows employees to drastically reduce the cost of getting to and from work, increasing employee satisfaction while also providing many benefits to companies. The Jeffersonville location is the largest fulfillment center in North America. The center opened for business in October of 2012 and has since employed around 900 people. Employees who use Ticket-to-Ride will avoid the headaches of rush hour traffic, and with extra time in the morning to prepare for the day ahead, they will arrive at work relaxed and ready to go. Read more...