Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson was in Elkton this morning, where he presented significant grant money to begin construction of the Todd County Career Path Institute.
Todd and Christian Fiscal Courts had applied for 250-thousand dollar grants to go toward the matching portion of a federal grant of 2-million dollars to build the facility on the campus of Todd County Central High School.
The building will offer technical and industrial training to high school students and adults, with Todd Central students able to obtain dual credit in the process. The building will be staffed and operated by Hopkinsville Community College.
It only took about a month for the grants to be approved and Lieutenant Governor Abramson said the facility will provide exactly what job makers are looking for—a skilled workforce.
Todd County Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield thanked Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble and Christian Fiscal Court for going in with his county on the grant application—saying the move embodied the spirit of the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance.
Judge Daryl Greenfield Senator Joey Pendleton
Todd Marshal Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson
State Rep. Martha Jane King Chrisitan Co. Judge-Exec Steve Tribblee
Wayne Benningfield Tony Wilder