1) You can help the Henderson’s community branding effort led by the Henderson County Tourist Commission by taking a moment to complete this online survey.
2) I'll be joining members of the boards of Chamber Leadership Initiatives for Northwestern Kentucky (C-LINK) and the West Kentucky Regional Chamber Alliance to address the Western Kentucky Caucus in the General Assembly Wednesday morning in Frankfort. We'll be giving the caucus an update on I-69, the upgrade of the Natcher Parkway to an I-65 spur and things they can do this session to help both projects.
3) In case you missed it. Kyndle’s 2015 Year in Review is here. It lists accomplishments and highlights from this past year, and there were quite a few.
4) Congratulations to Bob Koch, chairman of Koch Enterprises, on being elected to chair the board of BridgeLink for 2016. Koch takes over for Dr. John Logan of Henderson, who chaired BridgeLink in 2014-15, its first two years of existence. Want to help move the I-69 bridge project forward, sign this simple petition.
5) Innovative music teacher Joe Roth has retired from McLean County High School.
6) Congrats to Webster County Schools Superintendent Dr. Rachel Yarbrough, who is serving as president-elect of the board of directors of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents. That means next year Yarbrough will become president of the statewide group.
7) Tri-Staters are understandably excited about the new branch of Indiana University’s School of Medicine being built in downtown Evansville, but did you know Henderson already has a branch medical school? It’s affiliated with the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and it’s headquartered at Methodist Hospital since 2003. Dozens of young doctors-in-training have come to Henderson since then for the three-year residency. Several of them have chosen to stay in the region to practice. More info is here.
8) It’s going to be record deer season in Kentucky.
9) For those of you who know I had a bit of a health scare over the weekend, the good news is I'm feeling fine. Thanks to all who sent messages of concern.
10) Lots of Kyndle events coming up this month, including the Legislative Preview Breakfast, sponsored by Big Rivers Corp., on Jan. 11. Check out the Kyndle Calendar here.