FFA Member Becomes Farms to Food Bank Grower

The PADD is proud to be the regional distribution center for USDA commodity food programs and Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland. As a member of the Kentucky Association of Food Banks (KAFB), we work with local farmers like Logan Byrd, who sells Grade 2 commercial produce that is purchased by KAFB’s Farms to Food Banks program. The produce is then…

A Day in the Life of a Kentucky Legislator

Each year, the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts holds its Legislative Breakfast and Winter Quarterly Meeting in Frankfort. It allows the board members an opportunity to meet with their legislators during the session, and discuss issues important to local governments. We asked the Purchase Region’s lawmakers if they would allow us the opportunity to…

Winter Weather’s Hometown Heroes

As the National Weather Service began warning citizens of impending snow, city street departments and county road departments across the region began readying their equipment. Each local government has their own arsenal to attack snow and ice. No matter how prepared a crew may be, things are going to happen once they hit the streets.…

Marshall County’s Steel Magnolia

In Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, we learned that there are women who can be defined as gentle as a magnolia, while being tough as steel. In the past 10 months, we’ve learned that Marshall County Judge/Executive Chyrill Miller is a Steel Magnolia. With a few mementos of her husband’s 41 years in office and multiple…

Fulton’s Boys of Summer

A stream of trucks, cars, and SUVs pull into the Fulton Police Department parking lot. With license plates from Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, and Georgia, only a handful have Kentucky tags. Slowly, the drivers emerge from their cars and start taking in the place they’ll call home for the next two months. Acknowledging each other…