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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 $75,422 Economic Impact Initiative Grant for the City of Hyden to purchase three new Dodge Charger police vehicles for the City’s police department. This funding will provide emergency services for the 204 citizens of Hyden and the surrounding rural areas in Leslie County.

“This grant will go a long way toward the promotion and safety of Hyden 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 Hyden’s Police Department.”

Rural Development funds will be combined with $25,141 from the City of Hyden, totaling $100,563 in funding, to purchase the three police vehicles. 

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