People with a Passion
2013 Committee Members: Jerry Rorie (Chair), Mark Withers, Lewis Bradley, Don Atwood, Bill Powers, Dewey Hayes, and Scott Lewis.
The Trails Committee secures funding and maintains almost 3 miles of walking trails along the North Fork of Little River.
2013 Committee Members: Connie McGahee (Chair), David Chiles, Susan Chiles, Lisa Selbe, Sherry Oatts, Matt Snorton, Kelly Jackson, Roxane Thomas, and Nancy Wall.
The Garden Committee seeks to maintain the gardens and the improve the grounds through the addition of beds and trees, with emphasis on native plant material. The committee organizes volunteer work days and utilizes the Christian County Jail inmates to maintain the grounds. Over 200 trees and shrubs have been planted on the property. Herb and butterfly gardens are maintained by volunteers and a new children's garden allows kids from nearby neighborhoods to plant and grow their own vegetables.
2013 Committee Members: Tracey Williams (Chair), David Chiles, Janet Bravard, Maggie Selvidge, Charles Turner, Robin Charles, Paul Shanner, Don Ahart, William Turner, Arthur Dunn, and Greta Jones.
The Jeffers Bend Curriculum Committee, working in cooperation with the Pennyrile RC&D office, schedules days in the spring and fall in which schools have the opportunity to visit Jeffers Bend for on-site lessons on natural resources subjects. Since the first classes started attending in 2001, more than 6,800 students from over 100 schools have attended.
Buildings and Grounds Committee
2013 Committee Members: Mark Withers (Chair), Connie McGahee, Lewis Bradley, David Chiles, Terry Rudd, Harold Alexander, and Don Atwood.
Responsible for the many facilities and property improvements that make-up the grounds of Jeffers Bend.
- Welcome Center and Museum
- Laboratory Building
- Small Two Story Building
- The Pavilion
- The Amphitheater
- Canoe Access
- Screen Berm
2013 Committee Members: Robin Charles (Chair), Mark Withers, Matt Snorton, Charles Turner, Boyd Clark, Henrietta Kemp, Carmen Finley, Melissa Johnson, Leslie Fourqurean, and Emily Knight.
Budget and Gifts Committee
2013 Committee Members: Maggie Selvidge (Chair), Tracey Clark, Diane Croney-Turner, Terri Henderson, Charles Turner, Betty Lingenfelter, Robert Flick, Linda Wood, Don Atwood, and Roxane Thomas.
The Partners of Jeffers Bend
The partners that have and/or continue to make things happen at Jeffers' Bend include, but are not limited to the following:
|Aaron McNeil Center||Anderson, Marline and Rochelle||Boy Scouts|
|Breathitt Veterinary Center||Bradley, Parker||Chiles, Andrew|
|Chiles, David and Susan||Christian County Board of Education||Christian County Conservation District|
|Christian County Fiscal Court||Christian County Jail||Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints|
|City of Hopkinsville||Clark, Michael and Tracey||Duncan, Graham and Mary Alice|
|Fish America Foundation||Gray, Mary Ann||Hall, John|
|Hamby, Judy||Harper, Laura|
Henderson, Don and Terri
|Higgins Insurance||Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels||Hopkinsville Community College|
|Hopkinsville Electric System||Hopkinsville Optimist Club||Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority|
|Jeffers, Roger||Jeffers Bend Steering Committee||Jennie Stuart Medical Center|
|Johnston, Rhonda||Kemp, Henrietta||Kentucky Division of Forestry|
|Kentucky Department for Local Government||Kentucky Division of Water||Kentucky Geological Survey|
|Kentucky Transportation Cabinet||La Petite Fleur Garden Club||Little River Audubon Society|
|Lowe’s||McGee Pest Control||Munday, Bill and Kaye|
|Murray State University||Newcomers Club||North Fork Little River Committee|
|Owen, Lewis M., Lt. Col.||Pennyrile Allied Community Services||Pennyrile Area Development District|
|Pennyrile Plumbing||Pennyrile RC&D Council||Pioneers, Inc.|
|Pride, Inc.||Prunitsch, Karl||Radford, Wynn|
|Rotary Club of Hopkinsville||Rucker, Jim and Grace||Saint Peter and Paul Catholic School|
|Sivley, Mary Edith||Town and Country Garden Club||Thomas, Dan and Betty|
|Turner, Charles and Diane||University Heights Academy||USDA – Natural Resource Conservation Service|
|USDA – Farm Service Agency||Vyhnal, Faye and Richard||Wal-Mart Foundation|
|Wal-Mart Store of Hopkinsville||West Kentucky Workforce Investment Board||Wilson, Mary M.|
|Withers, Mark||Wisby, Jim||Wood, Linda|