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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 $79,292 grant for the City of Loyall to purchase one 2010 Ford Police Interceptor vehicle for the City’s Police Department and one 2010 John Deere 310J Backhoe for the city’s sewer and street department. This funding will provide efficient emergency services and adequate infrastructure for the 766 residents of Loyall in rural Harlan County.
“This funding will go a long way toward the safety and well-being of the people of Loyall,” said Rogers. “Whether it’s responding to a car accident, flooding, or other local emergencies, our law enforcement officers need reliable and safe transportation. Furthermore, this grant will allow Loyall to continue to improve water and sewer infrastructure with this new earthmoving equipment. This is a worthwhile investment and I applaud USDA-RD for their continued support of our local law enforcement officers and critical community services.”

Rural Development funds will be combined with $26,100 from the City of Loyall, totaling $105,723 in funding, to purchase the police vehicle and backhoe. These vehicles will be purchased to provide Harlan County residents with modern and effective emergency and protection services and reliable construction equipment.

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