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U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA-RD) program has approved a $53,660 grant for Knott County to purchase two new 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe 4WD vehicles, one for the Knott County Sheriff’s Department and one for the Hindman Police Department. These vehicles will enhance the response capabilities of local law enforcement and better serve the people of Knott County.
“This funding will go a long way toward keeping the people of Knott County safe and enabling our law enforcement officers to better respond to emergencies in this mountainous terrain,” said Rogers. “Whether it’s responding to a car accident in Hindman, a fire in Pippa Passes, or other local emergencies, our officers need reliable and safe transportation in all conditions. This is a worthwhile investment and I applaud USDA-RD for their continued support of our local law enforcement.” 
Rural Development funds will be combined with $17,887 from the Knott County Fiscal Court, totaling $71,547 in funding, to purchase the two 4WD vehicles. These vehicles will be purchased in order to provide for the most modern and effective protection capabilities for the citizens of Knott County.

Rogers currently serves as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee. Through this role, Rogers supports important initiatives in the Fifth Congressional District.