1100 S. Liberty Street P. O. Box 549 Hopkinsville, KY 42241-0549     (270) 886-6341

PACS Mission

Empowering individuals and families to become self-reliant through assistance, education, and accountability.

PACS History

The Pennyrile Community Action Agency was created on July 1, 1966 and resided in the Christian County Courthouse. There were ten staff members serving Christian, Todd and Trigg counties. Also, in 1966, the Hopkins-Muhlenberg Community Action Agency was created and housed in the Baker-Hickman Building. There were nine staff members serving the two counties.

From the beginning the following Programs were administered:

  • Community Service Administration
  • Summer Head Start
  • Family Planning
  • Self Help

On July 1, 1974, the two Community Action Agencies merged and added the additional counties of Caldwell, Crittenden, Lyon and Livingston to become Pennyrile Allied Community Services. This allowed for the 9-county Community Action Agency to align with the Pennyrile Area Development District. PACS began providing many services including Head Start, CETA programs, Manpower programs, Employment programs, Aging programs, and Transportation services.

In late 1979, John Tedder was appointed as PACS Executive Director. John served as Executive Director until his retirement on May 1, 2011.

Judy Peterson was appointed the Executive Director in 2011 and served until her retirement in 2015 after she was elected City Mayor of Pembroke, Kentucky.

Harold Monroe was appointed as the new Executive Director on March 16, 2015 and currently serves in this capacity. As of our last audit dated June 30, 2016, we have grown our funding to become a nearly $13 million-dollar agency, currently staffing just under 300 persons.