Protection Grants Provide $143K to KY Agencies

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- More than $143,000 has been awarded to 17 law enforcement agencies in Kentucky for protective gear.

The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security administers the Law Enforcement Protection Program grants. Homeland Security receives income from sales of confiscated weapons in conjunction with the Kentucky State Police.

Funds are provided to buy body armor, weapons, ammunition and stun devices.

Local governments receiving funds are Adair, Casey, Edmonson, Grant, Graves, Meade, Monroe, Spencer and Wolfe counties; and cities of Franklin, La Grange, Lawrenceburg, Madisonville, Mount Washington, Muldraugh, Oak Grove and Smiths Grove.

Oak Grove received the largest sum, $19,000 for body armor and stun devices.

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