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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 $34,049 grant for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department to purchase two Ford Explorer vehicles. This grant will improve civic protection and emergency response time for the citizens of Wayne County.

“This funding will go a long way toward the promotion and safety of Monticello and the surrounding rural areas,” said Rogers. “Whether responding to a car accident, rising flood waters, or the scene of a crime, local law enforcement officers need vehicles and equipment that they can rely on. This is a worthwhile investment and I applaud the USDA-RD for its continued support of the fine men and women who make up Wayne County Sheriff’s Department.”

Rural Development funds will be combined with $24,587 from the Wayne County Fiscal Court, totaling $54,636 in funding, to purchase two new 2010 4WD Ford Explorer vehicles for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department. These vehicles will be purchased in order to provide efficient and effective protection and emergency services for the 5,981 citizens of Monticello and for surrounding rural areas in Wayne 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.