Fulton County Judge/Executive Jim Martin said the requested funds would not be a gift to the recipient counties, but rather an investment in much-needed job creation that has the potential for significant economic returns to the community and the state. Noting that the population of Fulton County is stagnant and predicted to decline primarily because of lost jobs, Martin said his community "suffers from not having the money available to involve ourselves in the strategies it takes to create jobs, which is the only way to regain our economic viability."
"Our farmers and ranchers and their families deserve up-to-date safety instruction resources," said NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy. "These NIFA investments help keep families safe, and give occupational health providers the gold standard for youth farm safety curricula."
Paducah's city commissioners took another look at food trucks and thanked departing Planning Director Steve Ervin for his service at their Tuesday meeting, Ervin's last before retiring. Ervin presented a draft of a zoning ordinance that would allow mobile food vehicles to operate under specific guidelines.