Office of Homeland Security
Governor Beshear Announces Homeland Security Grant to Gallatin County Fiscal Court

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, June 25, 2008  
Contact Information:  Antonia Lindauer
502-564-2081
 


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Contact:

Antonia Lindauer

Office: 502-564-2081

Cell: 502-330-3733

 

 

Governor Beshear Announces Homeland Security Grant to Gallatin County Fiscal Court

 

WARSAW, Ky. (June 25, 2008) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced a $20,000 Kentucky Office of Homeland Security grant to be awarded to Gallatin County Fiscal Court.  The funds will be used to purchase equipment for a mass casualty or hazardous materials incident. 

 

"We take pride in providing our communities with the equipment they need to protect their own," said Gov. Beshear.  "The leadership of Judge Kenny French has made possible a partnership that will further enhance the safety of Gallatin County’s citizens.  The ongoing support of Sen. Dick Roeding and Rep. Royce Adams is evidence of their commitment to the wellbeing of those they represent in Frankfort.”

 

The grant will enable the purchase of a hazardous materials trailer and a generator, among other equipment to aid emergency response in the event of a mass casualty or hazardous materials disaster.  

 

“This funding will provide a needed boost to our emergency response ability, and our citizens will be the safer for it,” said Gallatin County Judge/Executive Kenny French.  We were able to convey our security needs to Frankfort, and they responded by stepping up and funding our request.”


The grant is made in partnership with Gallatin County officials, first responders and legislators. It is administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. 

 

“Ensuring the safety and security of Kentuckians is our office’s top priority,” said Adam Edelen, Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. “Through our partnerships with first responders around the Commonwealth, we are able to identify their critical needs and provide funding to meet those needs.”

 

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