The Todd County Career Path Institute is another step closer to becoming a reality after Fiscal Court approved a resolution this morning to apply for another federal grant.
Todd and Christian County will likely apply for an Economic Development Administration grant together, with Christian Fiscal Court to vote on a resolution next month. Amy Frogue of the Pennyrile Area Development District says Christian County’s help is needed for Todd to get the grant money for the technology center because there’s a maximum on the amount one entity can receive in that particular program.
The tech center would be staffed by Hopkinsville Community College and would be on the campus of Todd County Central High School. Total cost of the project is estimated at 2.5 million dollars and Ms. Frogue says two federal grants would pay for the whole deal if approved.
Todd Juge-Executive Daryl Greenfield has said he’s optimistic the two million dollar block grant will be approved and Fiscal Court has agreed to pay the half million match if the economic development grant doesn’t go through.
In other action, Todd Fiscal Court had to spend over 12-hundred dollars last month to replace stolen and damaged stop signs. Sheriff Joey Johnson said a person could face manslaughter charges if a motorist is killed because a stop sign had been stolen. Police in Todd County have placed an extra emphasis on finding those responsible.