Sen. Yager announces Highway Safety Grants for Fentress County

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), September 24, 2015  – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) said today he has been informed that the Fentress County Sheriff’s Department will receive a $15,042 Hi­­­ghway Safety Grant.  The grant was awarded to promote public safety on Tennessee roads and curb drunk driving through the Department’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Program.

“These safety awards are very important to our local law enforcement agencies,” said Sen. Yager.  “They will be put to good use in keeping our roads safer.”

Yager said the awards will be disbursed by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO).  The grants are provided to agencies that successfully applied for funding based on problem and statistical need.  Applications were reviewed and scored by the GHSO and external highway safety advocates.

“The funds are essential in helping us curb drunk driving,” added Senator Yager.  “The grants should have a great impact in reducing the number of alcohol-related crashes.”