The More You Know….
In 1989, NBC began airing Public Service Announcements that ended with a shooting star, a rainbow, and the tag line, “The More You Know”. These were short PSA’s that often provide information on the importance of reading and education. They provided data and stats that helped provide for a more informed viewership.
This week I wanted to share some data, statistics, and information of which you may not have been aware.
Since last week’s article we have had additional cases of COVID-19 reported in the community. As of this writing (6/15) we have had 24 confirmed cases with 12 of those cases having fully recovered, 11 still active, and 1 deceased. The Bourbon County Health Department’s team is responsible for tracking these cases and provides an update on the current status through the website www.bourboncohd.org. Did you know that of the cases in Bourbon County that 13 were female? Or that 13% of the cases were between the ages of 18 and 30? That 18% are between the ages of 31 and 40 with another 18% between the ages of 51 and 60? The Bourbon County Health Department’s team is responsible for tracking these cases and provides an update on the current status through the website www.bourboncohd.org.
Also, did you know that if you have been negatively impacted financially by COVID-19 that you may be eligible for assistance with paying your utility bills? Although not affiliated with any utility, Community Action has been awarded federal funding to aid certain individuals that need help in paying for their utilities. Contact Community Action at 859-300-6960 to inquire if you qualify for assistance.
Were you aware that on Wednesday, June 24th from 7:30 – 8:45 p.m., the City of Paris will host a “virtual academy” for interested citizens who would like to learn more about city governance and how to be considered for an appointment to a City of Paris board/commissioner position? This meeting will be hosted as a “WebEx” Online meeting and is in partnership with the Bourbon County Joint Planning Office. If you would like to attend this session, please contact City Commissioner Anna Allen-Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org, Andrea Pompei Lacy at email@example.com, or call the Bourbon County Joint Planning Office at 859-987-2150. If this is something of interest to you, please visitwww.bourboncountyplanning.com for online meeting access information.
If you were not aware, even during the COVID-19 State of Emergency, your City Commission continues to meet to conduct business. To promote limited exposure to the COVID-19 virus, we have been holding virtual Commission meetings. These meetings are being carried live through the City’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/cityofparisky). Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 23 and will begin at 6 PM.
Remember, “The More You (I, We) Know” about our community, we are better equipped to inform others and help Paris continue to be a wonderful place to live, work, and play.