The South Western Kentucky Economic Development Council met for the first time Monday in Hopkinsville—a time one official called “historic.”
Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble says the council made up of Christian and Todd County officials is now meeting at the Pennyrile Electric building on East 21st Street to allow plenty of room for the larger group.
He says not a lot went on in the first meeting, but it was historic, nonetheless.
The regionalism initiative was kicked into high gear last fall when Christian Fiscal Court assisted Todd County in obtaining grand funding for the Todd Career Path Institute. Judge Tribble says a sense of cooperation continues and he hopes at least one more county will join them sometime soon.
Regionalism is also exhibited by the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance, which lobbies legislators for projects in Christian, Todd and Trigg Counties and has been successful in a number of ways including getting the speed limit raised to 65 on U.S. 68-80 in most locations across the southern Pennyrile.