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May 19, 2022
Read the Full Press ReleaseBroadband Press Release Broadband ExpansionMadison County is working in partnership with All Points Broadband to help fund construction of a fiber-to-the-home…
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Broadband Press Release

Broadband Expansion
Madison County is working in partnership with All Points Broadband to help fund construction of a fiber-to-the-home broadband network to bring internet access to approximately 5,554 unserved residents and businesses in rural parts of our County. All Points Broadband will be using the collected data to begin to apply for grants on behalf of Madison County to support construction of the all fiber network to expand broadband access to every citizen in Madison County.

 

 

 


Location Eligibility

  • Approximately 5,554 addresses are included in the project.

  • If an address is currently served by another wired provider (such as Spectrum, AT&T, Windstream or Metronet) today, it is not eligible for this project. 
     

 Lookup Tool

  • Residents and businesses can determine whether their address is included in the project by registering on the Madison Connect Lookup Tool - Powered by All Points Broadband.

  • If the result of the address is ‘Your Zone: Madison County KY’, the address is included in the project.

Project Timeline

  • Madison Connect Lookup Tool validation survey (EXTENDED).

  • Network design presentation September 2022

  • Determine financial investment of ARPA funds in September 2022.

Service Details

  • All Points Broadband will notify residents and businesses through their marketing channels leading up to service availability.

  • The monthly price of service is expected to be similar to what is offered from other cable and fiber-optic internet service providers. Final pricing will be established before construction begins and will be communicated to interested customers.

  • Most installations will be above ground and will follow the path of the existing electric service.

  • No resident or business in the project area is required to adopt this service for their property.

  • A 12-month commitment from service turn up is required to purchase service. Madison County Government is not responsible for providing broadband services, does not collect broadband service fees, and has no authority to determine or revise fees set by service providers.

 

Project Background

The County plans to begin submitting for grant applications in Late Summer.

 

 

cat gd0722d3ef 1920Madison County Awarded Joanie Bernard Foundation Grant Participation in the Bluegrass Cat Spay Neuter Project alongside Team Shelter
Grant enables citizens to help control the community cat population with spay and neuter programming in Madison County.

Richmond, KY (November 30, 2021) – The Madison County Animal Shelter was named a 2022 recipient of the Joanie Bernard Foundation and Team Shelter, USA Bluegrass Cat Spay Neuter Project grant. This award, in partnership with the Bluegrass Area Development District’s Bluegrass Cat Spay Neuter Project, totals $12,000 is to provide spay and neuter services to the community cat population in Madison County. 

Madison County was selected based on a Bluegrass Community and Shelter Needs Assessment, conducted by Dr. Sara Pizano, DVM and Animal Welfare Strategist with Team Shelter USA. “We continue to be impressed by the dedication of all the Service Providers and shelters despite the ongoing ramifications of Covid-19. We are grateful to everyone who has made this regional program a success and look forward to another productive year.”

Community cats are defined as outdoor cats without owners. These animals typically are found in public spaces including but limited to around shopping centers, residential neighborhoods, and apartment complexes.

The Bluegrass Cat Spay Neuter Project encourages citizens to trap community cats and bring them to a participating veterinarian clinic.  Madison County is pleased to have partnered with Lewis Veterinary and Skipworth Veterinary Clinic to provide the spay and neuter service in compliance with this grant for Madison County for 2021 and we can't thank them enough for their commitment to animal welfare and this program.

Upon trapping a community cat, citizens shall contact the vet clinic and schedule an appointment.  The grant will cover the cost of the spay/neuter as well as rabies, basic vaccinations, and ear-tipping for the cat.  Upon completion of the spay or neuter, the Clinic will release the cat back to the citizen who will return the community cat to the location to where it was found. 

The goal is to reduce Madison County community pet population in a safe and responsible manner.  The average female community cat gives birth three times a year with a litter of approximately three surviving kittens over a lifespan of 15 years.  This means the average community cat can birth up to 135 kittens in its lifetime.   

“This is a great opportunity for us to control the community cat population,” said Madison County Animal Shelter Director Katie Hall. “As a shelter, we receive numerous calls regarding cat colonies and spay and neuter is one of the best ways to reduce these populations.”

The other counties that were chosen for the Bluegrass Cat Project are Anderson, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Powell, and Scott Counties. The grant will cover approximately 3,000 spay/neuters throughout these counties with the long-term goal of continuing to reduce shelter intake of cats and the euthanasia for space of healthy cats.

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