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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 an $11,237 grant for the City of Burnside Police Department to purchase one new 2010 Dodge Charger Police Cruiser. This funding will increase safety and cut down on emergency response time for the citizens of Burnside and the surrounding areas.

“In responding to a car accident, fire, flood, or other emergency, our police officers need reliable, well-equipped transportation options,” said Rogers. “This investment in the Burnside Police Department not only moves the community’s emergency response forward, it provides peace of mind to the citizens of Pulaski County who rely on local law enforcement for safety and assistance. I continue to be impressed by the valuable partnerships forged between the USDA and the rural communities in our region.”

In addition to the Rural Development funds, the City of Burnside is contributing $20,870, bringing the total funding to $32,107 for the new police cruiser. This cruiser will be purchased in order to provide for the most modern and effective protection capabilities for the residents of Burnside and the surrounding rural areas of Pulaski 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.