State legislators from the region spoke at this month’s Pennyrile Area Development Board of Directors meeting, which was the last for retiring Executive Director Chris Sutton.
Every individual who spoke thanked Sutton for his leadership of PADD over the years and expressed confidence Jason Vincent will do a good job when he takes over in January. Amy Frogue has been promoted to take Vincent’s current position of Assistant Director.
Ninth District State Representative Myron Dossett of Pembroke was among the speakers and said he’d like to see tax code reform come up in next year’s session and he’d like it to be in the form of doing away with the state income tax.
Fourth District Representative Lynn Bechler is Christian County’s newest legislator following re-districting and said next year is as good of a time as any to take another look at the Blue Ribbon Tax Reform Commission’s recommendations and proceed from there.
Sixteenth District State Representative Martha Jane King represents Todd and Logan counties and talked about struggling emergency 911 programs across Kentucky. She says as more residents cancel their home phones, it reduces fee funding the programs receive and it’s likely that a small increase on cell phone bills will be needed to keep the systems afloat.
State Representatives John Tilley and Kenny Imes and State Senators Jerry Rhoads and Stan Humphries also spoke. We will additional stories with their comments on juvenile correctional system reform, the budget and other issues in the coming days.