The Pennyrile Area Development District was crucial in helping make grant funding for the Todd County Career Path Institute a reality and officials there say it will benefit the whole region.
PADD Assistant Director Jason Vincent says it's an exciting time for Todd County and anyone else who wants to take courses at the facility to be built on the campus of Todd County Central High School.
Vincent says he hopes to see the project bid out as soon as January and for construction to be finished in early 2015.
A 1.5 million dollar federal grant was approved earlier this week, which will combine with $500,000 in block grants and $500,000 bonded by Todd Fiscal Court to build the tech center. Hopkinsville Community College will administer the academic programs and Christian County helped by contributing $250,000 of the block grant money.
Vincent will take over as PADD Executive Director January 1st.