CKCATS Central KY Community Action Transportation Services (CKCATS)

Article By:  Kerri Taylor, CKCATS Director

Newsletter   |   Aug 09, 2023

CKCATS continues to stay busy with a vast number of trips coming in daily. Our Medicaid trips continue to increase. Director Kerri Taylor is in the process of working with a Medicare Broker to set up NEMT Medicare transportation in all our counties. Medicare transportation is a need in all our counties, and we are pleased to be able to offer this service. To prepare for this new service, we will be hiring several new drivers in all counties to be able to keep up with the trip volume that we anticipate Medicare will bring.

The Senior Celebration in Elizabethtown on May 25th was a success! CKCATS transported 64 seniors from Marion, Nelson, and Washington to the Senior Celebration at the Pritchard Community Center. There were over 300 seniors in attendance along with CKCATS and many other vendors.

CKCATS participated in several other Senior Fairs in June. On June 5th, Spring View Hospital held a Coffee with Seniors Resource Fair; June 6th a Senior Fair was held at the Extension Office in Nelson County; and the annual Senior Fair in Marion County was held on June 28th at the Fairgrounds. CKCATS also transported seniors in Marion County to the Senior Fair.

CKCATS renewed their contracts in June with both Medicaid Brokers for the new fiscal year. These renewals came with great news! The subcontractor Covid mileage rates will remain in place for FY24!

CKCATS grant applications are completed and funds have been awarded! Thanks to all those in the Central Office who helped with gathering information and submitting information in the grant application.

CKCATS has already received 3 new SUV’s that we applied for on the FY24 grant application. These SUVs were readily available and will be used for ambulatory trips. We placed an SUV in Nelson, Marion, and Larue Counties. We are still waiting for the 12×2 vehicles that became available several months ago. To our knowledge, none of the agencies that are waiting for these vehicles have received them yet. For now, we will wait and hope that they come in the next couple of months.

If you or anyone you know would like to join the staff at CKCATS please go to to apply. CKCATS is hiring full-time and part-time drivers in Marion, Larue, Hardin, Nelson, Breckinridge, and Grayson counties.