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Muhlenberg County 911 Receives $32,500 Grant 


 

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (9/27/2014) – State Rep. Brent Yonts, D-Greenville, announced today that the Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court has been approved to receive a $32,500 grant to upgrade the county’s 911 service.

The funding was awarded this month by the CMRS (Commercial Mobile Radio Services) Board of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, which helps Kentucky communities provide 911 services to their citizens.

Yonts said the funding is important now that landline service has been replaced with cell phone service by many Kentuckians, leading to decreased revenue for 911 upgrades.

“Muhlenberg County needs these funds to keep equipment current and provide the best 911 service we can provide our citizens,” said Yonts.

The 911 grant is in addition to other funding provided by the CMRS Board to local communities, according to a letter from the Office of Homeland Security to Yonts earlier this month. The Board ensures funds are sent back to governing bodies of local 911 call centers quarterly “to help pay for the day to day operational costs of providing 911 service,” the letter says. Those funds are collected from a monthly surcharge on cell phones.

Information provided by Rebecca Hanchett
Posted by J.L. Graham
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