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Central City Neighborhood Watch Donates $1100 towards Drug K9 for Central City Police Dept. 

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (03/24/15) – On Tuesday, March 24, at around noon, John Thompson, treasurer for the Central City Neighborhood Watch, Neighborhood Watch President Tammy Piper and Central City Police Chief Brent Roberson met up at the Central City Wellness Center to partner in the cause of removing drugs from the community, via a donation.

Police Chief Roberson told reporters that the Central City Police Department had a Drug K9 Unit (Drug Dog) back in 2009. Since then, there has been no K9 Unit for the area. Recognizing the need for such a valuable concept in battling drug issues, the Central City Neighborhood Watch program stepped forward to donate $1100 for the cause.

Chief Roberson stated that the average cost for a K9 Unit was $4000. Along with the Neighborhood Watch’s donation, Champions for a Drug Free Community donated $1000 and Kevin Cotton, owner of Brother’s BBQ in Madisonville (Formerly in Central City) donated $1500. Chief Roberson stated that it was a for sure thing that they would be getting the dog.

The K9 Unit that will be joining the Central City Police Department is named Dusko. He is an 11-month-old German Shephard.

KenCo News will be bringing further information, along with video coverage of Dusko, as soon as he joins forces with the CCPD.

If you are a Central City resident and would like to take part in the Neighborhood Watch program, the next meeting will be held at the Central City Wellness Center on April 14 at 6 PM. These meetings are open to the public and anyone can attend.

J.L. Graham
KenCo News