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GOVERNOR ERNIE FLETCHER DEMONSTRATES COMMITMENT TO HOPKINS COUNTY WITH AN INVESTMENT OF OVER $100,000 IN FIRST RESPONDER COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
Press Release Date:  May 25, 2005
Contact:  Jason R. Keller
502-564-2081
 

Frankfort, KY: During a visit to Madisonville on Monday, Kentucky’s Director of Homeland Security, Keith Hall, announced that Hopkins County and the entire western region of Kentucky would receive an extensive communications infrastructure enhancement that will enable the community’s First Responders to better communicate in the event of an emergency.
 
The infrastructure “build-out” will incorporate all of western Kentucky and will give First Responders the ability to communicate via the use of mobile data technology. This communications infrastructure represents an investment of over $100,000 in Hopkins County that will allow local law enforcement, firefighters, and other First Responders to better communicate with one another.
 
“This significant investment in communications infrastructure again signals Governor Fletcher’s commitment to western Kentucky and our Commonwealth’s First Responders,” said Keith Hall, Director of Homeland Security.

While in Hopkin’s County, Director Hall also announced that Madisonville will be one of the next fifteen Kentucky communities to receive a risk and vulnerability assessment through the Kentucky Community Preparedness Program. This program will bring nationally trained assessors into the community to review Madisonville’s critical infrastructure – roads, schools, hospitals, etc – and will made recommendations for improved security. The community will then have the opportunity to receive a reduced insurance rate, and $10,000 to make suggested improvements. 
                                                       
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Last updated: Thursday, May 26, 2005