Welcome to the first edition of 10 Things I Think You Should Know...a weekly update on news, items of interest and opinions I believe Kyndle Stakeholders and others will find useful or thought-provoking. It will be published on Monday mornings here on the Kyndle website. When a new blog post is ready, we'll send out notice through our social media channels, where I'll also welcome your comments.
So, here we go. 10 Things ...
1) Since being re-elected in a landslide last November, Henderson County Judge-Executive Hugh McCormick has had to make some tough budget calls and cast some controversial votes, all the while dealing with some significant health issues. It's been a trying time. He'll recap the year so far and look ahead to the future in his State of the County address during a luncheon at the Henderson Fine Arts Center on Oct. 1 co-hosted by Kyndle, the Rotary Club of Henderson and the Henderson Breakfast Lions Club. Don't miss it! RSVP at (270) 826-7505.
2) Kentucky's very-close race for governor is heading into the home stretch. For video of the candidates answering questions about topics important to the business community and all Kentucky residents, for that matter, you can go here.
3) The initiative to create more revenue to fix, expand and update Henderson County's schools now has an informational website. Check it out to learn more about how the money will be used to invest in our community's future.
4) I recently did an opinion piece on I-69 for WEVV Channel 44. It's here. Excuse the bad lip synch. It's like watching an old kung fu movie.
5) In case you missed it, the effort by McLean County leaders to establish a reliable, centralized, countywide water system has been lauded by Gov. Steve Beshear with the 2015 Spirit of Kentucky Award.
7) Alliance Coal recently transferred some miners from its Sebree Mine in Webster County to other locations. The moves were designed to reduce production at Sebree while avoiding layoffs, according to Alliance.
9) Kyndle, Henderson Community College and area companies are working on forming a local chapter of the new KYFAME apprenticeship program. It is a terrific workforce development program pioneered by Toyota in this state and gives folks a chance to learn a skilled trade while also earning an associates degree. Contact Kyndle to find out more.
10) Lots of interesting Kyndle events coming up. Check out our events calendar.