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Paducah City Commission Considers Co-Funding E-911 Upgrades

The Paducah Board of Commissioners introduced an ordinance to fund consulting services for upgrades to the Paducah-McCracken County Emergency Communications Center.

The ordinance has the city putting $126,086 toward hiring Virginia-based Federal Engineering to plan, design, and assist in replacing the center’s radio, telephony, and computer aided dispatch system, which has reached the end of its life cycle. The city’s funding is contingent upon equal funding from the county. The total cost of the consulting service is about $252,172.

McCracken County has yet to decide whether to contract with the Kentucky State Police for E-911 services. The Fiscal Court is holding a workshop Monday to discuss next steps.

A proud native of Murray, Kentucky, Allison grew up roaming the forests of western Kentucky and visiting national parks across the country. She graduated in 2014 from Murray State University where she studied Environmental Sustainability, Television Production, and Spanish. She loves meeting new people, questioning everything, and dancing through the sun and the rain. She hopes to make a positive impact in this world several endeavors at a time.
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