Fiscal Court approves incentives for healthcare property downtown

Christian Fiscal Court approved resolutions for a program with Hopkinsville Community College and incentives for a new development in Forbes building downtown. 

Christian County Judge-Executive Jerry Gilliam says the incentives for Phoenix Property Group of Western Kentucky, LLC were standard incentives, and paves the way for a senior-citizen focused healthcare facility to open in the Forbes building.

Magistrate Russ Guffey says it will be tremendous resource for senior citizens in the community with an advantageous location, and also will create some jobs in that area.

Magistrates approved the incentives resolution unanimously.

In other action, magistrates also approved another resolution to use funding from the Regional Development Agency Assistance Program to go towards a program at Hopkinsville Community College. Lea Martin with HCC says the program is dedicated to helping servicemembers from Fort Campbell get back into the workforce, with a focus on manufacturing.

Christian County Regional Animal Shelter Director Melissa Goff presented their monthly report—the shelter took in 627 animals in the month of August and roughly 348 cats and dogs found homes.