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GRADD streamlines microloan process

By Jacob Mulliken Messenger-InquirerJan 10, 2021 The Green River Area Development District has streamlined its microloan process geared toward aiding small businesses and nonprofits affected by COVID-19. The funding is available for those entities that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 in GRADD’s seven-county region of Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster counties.…

GRADD officials have high hopes for WATCH partnership

By Jacob Mulliken Messenger-InquirerDec 31, 2020 Green River Area Development District officials have high hopes that their burgeoning partnership with Ohio-based Watch Communications will bolster their ConnectGRADD internet service initiative. ConnectGRADD, which began in 2007, is a partnership between WATCH Communications and GRADD that provides internet services to the rural areas to GRADD’s original seven…

Hugs for the Holidays

Owensboro resident and Green River Ombudsman Advisory Council member, Marla Carter, is raising awareness of the Hugs for the Holidays campaign and would love to see it spread throughout Kentucky. Hugs for the Holidays is a grassroots effort to show support for residents of long-term care facilities and their families this holiday season.  Having already…

2020 GRADD Award Winners Announced

Due to COVID-19, GRADD cancelled its annual dinner, but the pandemic could not stop the GRADD Board of Directors from recognizing one area community and three local individuals who have shown outstanding achievements and contributions that benefit the regional community and add to our quality of life.  Judge/Executive of Ohio County and GRADD Board of…

Silver Bells & the Season of Giving

The District Long Term Care Ombudsman Program invites individuals and organizations in the GRADD area to contribute to the 2020 Silver Bells project. Due to COVID-19, monetary donations are requested for the purchase of items to fill holiday gift bags for delivery to two personal care homes in the seven-county GRADD region at Christmas time. …

GRADD receives $3.6 million in CARES funds

By Jacob Mulliken Messenger-Inquirer Aug 29, 2020 The Green River Area Development District has received $3.6 million in CARES Act funding to aid businesses. The funding was awarded to GRADD through the United States Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration and will go toward supporting businesses and nonprofits affected by COVID-19 in Daviess, Hancock, Henderson,…