WKRCA Broadband Test
Good morning Fulton County Residents,
We need your help in moving Fulton County forward in developing BROADBAND county wide.
The Delta Regional Authority is seeking input from residents in our county by taking an internet speed test to develop an accurate representation availability across the 252 counties in the DRA region. Our area lacks adequate digital infrastructure to support access to critical services such as healthcare, distance learning, business development and remote work.
In response to these challenges, DRA has launched the Delta Broadband Mapping Project. Through an innovative online crowd-sourcing platform, DRA has launched this year-long effort to gauge broadband accessibility throughout its eight-state region. You can take the test by going to this website.
Broadband and 5G Expansion is a top priority of the WKRCA. We support legislation that would put Kentucky on an even footing with our surrounding states by implementing broadband deployment incentives for wired and wireless networks across the Commonwealth, including both rural and urban areas, and opposes policies at the state and federal levels that would impede or hamper investment in digital infrastructure, including small cell/5G networks. Expansion of cellular coverage and broadband into rural parts of the state is vital to their economic health and connectivity.
Please take a few minutes to take the test.
As a reminder, our next Board meeting dates are July 16, September 17 and November 12. These meetings should be held in person with location to be determined. Please be sure these dates are on your calendar.
KYTC POPUP DRIVER LICENSING PROGRAM
The Transportation Cabinet will launch its Popup Driver Licensing Program statewide in January 2022. The KYTC initiative uses portable technology to bring citizens the same driver licensing services offered at the regional offices.
Fulton County will receive two visits annually beginning January 22, 2022. The visits will be spreaded in our county over the entire year to reach the most citizens that are within the greatest renewal eligibility. Many citizens may not need the in-person services at the regional office or even a popup event. The on-line renewal program is available and launching October 1st and the mail in program may also be used by any citizen.
The website Drive.ky.gov is a vaulable resource for these programs. Below you will see how well this new popup station availability went at the Kentucky State Fair.
KYTC Popup Drivers Licensing Program20210927_11394278.pdf
Attention County Magistrates, County Commissioners & County Judge/Executives,
As you are aware, a case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been discovered in North West TN. The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife has activated a plan to combat the disease in our own state. Commissioner Rich Storm and I have been in contact and we are organizing a meeting for County Officials to be informed on the issue prior to the start of modern firearm deer season. County Officials from Calloway, Marshall, Graves, Fulton & Hickman are invited to attend.
The virtual meeting will be held on Thursday, October 14th at 11:30 am Central Time via Zoom. The link for the meeting is below:
To join the meeting, click here:
Please respond back to this email letting me know if you are able to join myself and Commissioner Storm as we discuss this issue.
To learn more about the CWD plan click here: https://fw.ky.gov/Wildlife/Documents/CWD_guide_supplement.pdf
Kentucky Magistrates & Commissioners Association
350 Englewood Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601