Christian Fiscal Court Partners With PADD for COVID Relief

Christian County Fiscal Court magistrates learned about an agreement Monday morning that would give business and industry in the county and the region an opportunity to apply for some funding relief to help offset costs due to COVID-19.

At a special called fiscal court meeting, Associate Director Amy Frogue informed magistrates that the Pennyrile Area Development District has received $690,000 from the Economic Development Administration to loan out to business and industry to help keep them open during the pandemic.

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She said the terms of the loan are set at 36 months with a low-interest rate and a deferred payment.

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Frogue added PADD does have an expedited loan process that will move along fairly quickly.

In addition, Frogue pointed out PADD has partnered with the fiscal court to make some additional funds available for businesses that operate in Christian County.

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She noted information about the loans can be found on PADD’s social media pages.In other business, magistrates unanimously adopted a Rural Secondary Funds Agreement and Resolution concerning box culverts for an amount of $80,000 from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Judge-Executive Steve Tribble said three box culverts will be installed when the agreement is approved and signed by state officials.

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County Clerk Mike Kem also reminded the registered voters early voting begins Tuesday at the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and will begin at the Christian County Courthouse next Monday, October 19th. He added early voting will be Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.The next regular fiscal court meeting will be Tuesday morning, October 27, at 8:30.

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