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Kentucky Economic Watch

In June, more than 831,000 Kentuckians relied on this program to feed their families, an increase of more than 6,000 from May 2011. SNAP is a federally funded program that reduces food insecurities by helping Kentuckians get enough nutritious food to eat, and it brings money into our economy through spending at grocery stores. About 20 percent of Kentucky children are food insecure.

Kentucky’s fiscal year ended June 30, 2011 and the money brought in from tax revenues exceeded estimates. Sales and use tax receipts for the year are up 3.7 percent, the General Fund revenue has increased 6.5 percent, and individual income tax receipts have increased 8.3 percent since Fiscal Year 2010. Total General Fund revenues were 1.9 percent higher than the official estimates. Because of the higher than anticipated revenues, Kentucky was able to put money back into the depleted Budget Reserve Trust Fund. This “rainy day fund” was depleted during the recession to help close prior budget shortfalls. Putting money back into the fund shows increasing financial health of the state and will help with future economic crises. Despite the growth in 2011, revenues are still far below where they were in 2007, indicating Kentucky’s economy has not fully recovered from the recession.

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Community and Economic Development

Community and Economic Development – the Pennyrile Area Development District is the statutory regional planning and development organization for western Kentucky’s nine county Pennyrile region, which includes Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Muhlenberg, Todd and Trigg counties.

Our ADD enhances the Region through planning to maximize resources, projects to promote economic development, and programs to improve the quality of life for its citizens.  Aging and housing programs, water and waste-water and transportation planning, the Citizen Corps and Homeland Security programs, GIS mapping,  and computer support.  Both the Pennyrile and Purchase regions are supported by Workforce Development in job training, operation of Career Centers and local youth programs.

We bring local civic and governmental leaders together to accomplish major objectives, taking advantage of opportunities which cannot be achieved by those governments acting alone.  Community and Economic Development  and improvements in the Quality of Life in our region – PADD makes it happen!.