Office of Homeland Security
Kentucky Office of Homeland Security Will Feature Eyes & Ears on KY

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, August 18, 2009  
Contact Information:  Michael Embry

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 18, 2009) – Eyes & Ears on Kentucky, an anonymous telephone tip line for reporting suspicious activity, will be featured by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville on Aug. 20-30.


Eyes & Ears enables anyone to report suspicious activity that might logically pose a threat to individuals, community or the commonwealth of Kentucky. Dialing the tip line—1-866-393-6659—connects callers with the Kentucky Intelligence Fusion Center. Information is then forwarded to the appropriate law-enforcement agency, other appropriate first responders, or because of details provided, to an intelligence specialist for quick analysis.


“Citizens are safer when potential harm is intercepted and prevented or at least reduced in magnitude.  Eyes & Ears can be a key component for community security,” said Tom Preston, KOHS executive director.  “If you see something suspicious, whether it is an irregular activity or item you believe dangerous, report it! 


“We will be in instant contact with the appropriate law enforcement agency or other first responders while concurrently providing intelligence analysis where necessary and appropriate.”


An inflatable Fire Safety House for children and informational exhibit also will be showcased by the KOHS at the state fair.


The exhibit will be in the Main Street section and the Safety Fire House will be across the aisle in the Kidz Biz area, both in the South Wing of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.


KOHS is partnering with the Kentucky Fire Commission with the inflatable house, which measures 20 feet by 30 feet with a slide and contains messages for children about fire safety. The exhibit will include the KOHS Exercise and Evaluation Program trailer along with informational items and displays.


The state fair is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.