Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communication Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher to Provide Opening Remarks at the 2006 Homeland Security and Local Government Conference

Press Release Date:  Monday, April 03, 2006  
Contact Information:  Brett Hall
Jodi Whitaker
Troy Body

Jason Keller

Conference to Provide First Responders and Local and State Officials with Grant and Emergency Response Training

FRANKFORT, Ky. – On April 4-6, 2006, the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS), Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) and the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet will host the first Homeland Security and Local Government Conference in Lexington for more than 275 local and state officials.

Governor Ernie Fletcher will provide the opening remarks at the conference’s kick-off event at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Radisson Plaza Hotel.

Beginning Wednesday, KOHS, GOLD, the state Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and many others, will be hosting grant informational sessions designed to provide local and state officials with information on finding and applying for state grant funding. Thursday, a federal grants official will present on finding and applying for all federal Justice and homeland security related grant funding.   

The conference will also provide the state’s first responders with a number of training opportunities. The Kentucky Fire Commission will provide Incident Command training. Additionally, this track will include a nationally renowned “Narco-Terrorism” Training and training on the recently announced JusticeXchange system.

Journalists are invited to attend all of the conferences scheduled events.

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The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security has been charged by Governor Fletcher to lead the Commonwealth's coordination and collaboration efforts with public and private preparedness partners to ensure Kentucky is Ready and Prepared. For more information about homeland security in Kentucky, please visit