There is reason for optimism that the proposed Todd County Career Path Institute could soon become a reality.
Stressing that there has been no formal announcement one way or the other, Pennyrile Area Development District Assistant Director Jason Vincent says legal work has been allowed to go forth that would put a lease agreement between the county and Todd School Board into place.
Todd County officials have been waiting several months to find out whether a 1.5 million dollar federal grant to build the 2.5 million dollar facility would come through. A state issued grant of a half million dollars was already awarded with the help of Christian Fiscal Court and Todd Fiscal Court has agreed to bond the remaining half million. Vincent says the fact the process has made it this far is encouraging.
If the center opens on the campus of Todd County Central High School, it would allow students to take dual credit courses and allow adults looking for additional training to utilize the programs offered by Hopkinsville Community College.