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U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture-Rural Development (USDA-RD) awarded $20,210 grant to the Johnson County Fiscal Court to purchase two new 2013 Ford police cruisers for the Johnson County Sheriff's Department.

“The resources of our rural Sheriff's Departments are stretched thin by budget restraints," said Congressman Rogers. "Updating a law enforcement fleet is a costly task that will always be essential to protecting families in our rural counties. I applaud the Johnson County Fiscal Court and Judge Executive "Tucker" Daniel for their efforts to help ensure emergency protection is available for the people of Johnson County."

The federal funding will be used to help purchase two new 2013 Ford Police Interceptors for the Johnson County Sheriff's Department in order to provide effective protection and emergency services. The Johnson County Fiscal Court is contributing a match in the amount of $37,534 for a total project cost of $57,744. The Sheriff's Department serves more than 23,000 people in Johnson County. This award is at the sole discretion of USDA-RD.

Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit or follow Rogers on Twitter!/RepHalRogers or on Facebook!/CongressmanHalRogers.