Senator McConnell presents sheriffâ€™s department with $160,000
Misty Thomas Reporting
(Leitchfield, KY)-U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell secured $160,000 for the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department in December 2009 through the Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The money is a portion of the over $48 million in funding for Kentucky McConnell said he was able to earmark.
“The Grayson County Sheriff’s deputies are in need of mobile data terminals and hand-held portable radios to communicate effectively across the county. These funds will support these local law enforcement officers with more current technology which will help them better protect the people of Grayson County,” said McConnell.
McConnell presented Sheriff Rick Clemons with a check Thursday, January 14, 2010 at the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department. Clemons said when he became sheriff one of his goals was to bring the deputies equipment up to date. Clemons said he would use the money effectively and responsibly for his agency.
The bill also included McConnell’s provision to name the current and future VA hospital in Louisville after Kentucky’s last World War I-era veteran, Robley Rex.
The measure contained several important Kentucky projects which will help with public safety and spur economic growth, including: more than $20 million for Kentucky’s military interests; more than $6 million for transportation and economic development projects; $650,000 for law enforcement equipment across the state; and more than $20 million for Kentucky’s universities.
“Whether it’s for education, economic development or supporting our men and women in uniform, I will continue to use my seniority in the United States Senate to help secure funding on behalf of Kentucky’s priorities,” said McConnell.