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 Plans Set in Motion by the Central City Neighborhood Watch

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (04/14/15) – On Tuesday, April 14, the Central City Neighborhood Watch program held its’ second monthly meeting at the Central City Wellness Center.

Fourteen individuals showed up for the meeting, several of which were local officials. Among those present were Tammy Piper (President of the Central City Neighborhood Watch Program), Police Chief Brent Roberson (Vice President), Muhlenberg Sheriff’s Deputies Alex Piper and Terry Vick, and several local Central City citizens.

The meeting started with letting citizens know that there is a way to email anonymous tips for crimes or potential crimes to the email address of reportcrimecentralcity@yahoo.com . Officials present made it clear that all information given through this email or through all other options would remain completely anonymous.

It was also mentioned that the Central City Wellness Center had a drop box available where citizens could drop written reports of crimes or suspected crimes. Discussions were made regarding possible other locations to place drop boxes for local citizens to provide anonymous tips.

One major fact that was discussed was the concept that many citizens were afraid to provide information for fear of retaliation to their homes, possessions or families. It is vitally important that Central City citizens realize that they can report potential crime tips completely anonymously, without any fear of their name(s) being mentioned.

Towards the end of the meeting, a concept of a Central City Neighborhood Watch Program hot dog roast event was brought up, giving local citizens a chance to get together for a fun-filled evening of food, fellowship, and being informed on how they can make a difference in the lives of others in their neighborhoods. While full details of this event have not been released yet, the basic plan is to hold the event on May 30th in the afternoon hours. This event is still in the planning phase, and KenCo News will bring you further details on it in the next week or so.

A neighborhood watch is a very important tool in helping provide safe and happy communities. When you report a possible crime or suspicious activity, you have no idea what a difference you may be making. You might even save a life. Local Central City citizens are strongly urged to attend these monthly meetings and do your part in making a difference.

The next Central City Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at the Central City Wellness Center (Central City Convention Center) on Tuesday, May 12, at 6:00 PM. This is completely open to the public. Anyone may attend, and everyone is invited.

J.L. Graham
KenCo News