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Paducah to Establish New 9-1-1 Emergency Department

Paducah officials are working to establish a new 9-1-1 service within the city.

Commissioners introduced an ordinance at last night’s (Tuesday) meeting to repeal the interlocal cooperation agreement with McCracken County for emergency call services and establish the Paducah 9-1-1 Communications Services Department.  

The previous contract with the County expires June 30th.  

The ordinance also includes an increase of the telephone landline fee to $2.50 per month.  

City Manager Jeff Pederson says the move brings more resources into the city’s system while continuing a 9-1-1 service to residents.  

Under the ordinance, the city department would be able to contract with McCracken County or other agencies for cooperative 9-1-1 services.  

The city’s emergency service would go into effect July 1st. Commissioners vote to approve the ordinance at the next meeting June 7th.

Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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