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Paducah City Commission Approves $126K Towards E-911 Consulting Services

City of Paducah, via Facebook

Paducah city commissioners have approved their half of a $252,172 contract for consulting services to upgrade the Paducah-McCracken County Emergency Communications Center.

The McCracken County Fiscal Court must fund the second half of the contract to proceed. The Paducah-McCracken County E-911 Board has already approved Virginia-based Federal Engineering Inc. to advise on the planning and implementation of new systems at the local dispatch center.

City of Paducah public information officer Pam Spencer says the existing equipment at the center is in critical need of replacement.

Meanwhile, county officials are trying to decide if they want to contract with the Kentucky State Police to handle E-911 services. Paducah has passed a resolution against contracting with KSP. McCracken County judge-executive Bob Leeper could not be reached for comment Wednesday. 

John Null is the host and creator of Left of the Dial. From 2013-2016, he also served as a reporter in the WKMS newsroom.
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