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West Kentucky Counties Get Grants for Emergency Call Center Upgrades

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Three communities in far west Kentucky are getting a portion of $3.6 million in grant funding for emergency call center upgrades.

The state 911 Services Board and Office of Homeland Security said on Tuesday that $70,000 will go to the Calloway County Fiscal Court E-911 to replace the outdated VIPER radio system.

Some $175,000 will go towards upgrades at the Allie Morgan 911 Center in Paducah.

And $70,000 will go towards The Trigg County Fiscal Court to purchase a new phone system and software.

Muhlenberg and Todd Counties are also grant recipients.

See the complete list.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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