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McCracken Co. Continues Consideration of KSP 911 Contract

McCracken County Fiscal Court

The McCracken County Fiscal Court has notified the City of Paducah that it has not made a decision whether to contract with the Kentucky State Police or continue its interlocal agreement with the city for emergency 911 services.  The City said it would start to establish its own 911 department if the County did not make a decision by March 1st

Judge/Executive Bob Leeper says the Fiscal Court will review a proposal to continue an interlocal agreement if the City puts one forward.

“If the city presents a proposal, we’ll compare that to what the KSP proposes and make the best decision we can considering public safety and the ability to reduce costs through consolidation. We think that’s important,” Leeper said.

Leeper says the Fiscal Court learned Friday of some alternatives to KSP’s original proposal. One is sharing the cost of a new dispatch facility with other counties and cities contracting with KSP for 911 services, another is the possibility of locating the center somewhere other than KSP Post 1. 

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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