Upcoming Events

September 16

47th GRADD Annual Dinner

September 24

Senior Day Out at Towne Square Mall

September 30

Regional Transportation Committee

Sister Region Exchange

September 10-17

A Czech delegation
will tour local
industries and 
participate in an International
Economic Summit.
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Tim Ross

Owensboro Air Show

Beth Kuhn

Workforce Development

Gregory Baize

Community Crisis Response

Feed Seniors Now

Nearly 1 in 6 senior citizens is at risk of hunger! GRADD, Comfort Keepers and Independence Bank invite  you to join us in fighting this silent epidemic during the 5th annual Feed Seniors Now food drive, running September 1-30.

Spirit of Kentucky Award

Gov. Steve Beshear presented the 2015 Spirit of Kentucky Award to McLean County Regional Water Commission (MCRWC) during the 40th annual Governor's Local Issues Conference at the Galt House in Louisville on August 27.

Farmer & Frenchman

GRADD recently approved a $65,812 Revolving Loan Fund loan for Farmer & Frenchman Winery, Henderson County's newest vineyard. Hubert and Katy Mussat's vision is to blend Kentucky's rich agricultural tradition with Parisian elegance.

Career Center Certified

The Owensboro Career Center has received official certification from the KY Workforce Investment Board. "This certification ensures consistent, high-quality services to employers and job seekers," said GRADD director Jiten Shah.

2015 CEDS Update

A draft of this year's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) report is now available. The CEDS document provides an in-depth examination of the region's current economic climate and a forecast for future growth.

Long-Range Roadmap

The Owensboro-Daviess County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is finalizing its 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, featuring a prioritized list of 42 local projects needed over the next 25 years.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

GRADD is currently accepting public comments on the draft of the 2016 Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. This FEMA mandated plan requires an update every 5 years, in order for communities to remain eligible for federal assistance.

Farley's Bed & Breakfast

McLean County entrepreneurs Louis and Carol Robertson are utilizing a $150,000 low-interest GRADD Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) loan to transform a historic Calhoun home into Farley's -- a full-service bed & breakfast and restaurant.

Benefits Checkup

Need help paying for your prescription medicines, energy bills or property taxes? GRADD and the National Council on Aging are seeking to connect low-income seniors and persons with disabilities with valuable benefit programs.

Wastewater Grants

Two GRADD communities were recently awarded Community Development Block Grant funding for major sewer projects. Masonville (Daviess County) received a $602,000 grant, and Morganfield (Union County) received a $1 million grant.

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