Senator Yager Announces Highway Safety Grants For Fentress Co. and Jamestown

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), September 22, 2014  – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) said  today he has been informed that ­­four Hi­­­ghway Safety Grants have been awarded to 25 law enforcement agencies in the 12th Senatorial District.  The grants support efforts to reduce the number of people killed and injured in traffic crashes in Tennessee.

“These 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.  I commend all of our local law enforcement agencies for their successful applications for these funds and know that they will put them to good use in protecting the public.”

The grants include $30,431.97 to the Fentress County Sheriff’s Department Fentress County for their Impaired Driving Enforcement program, and $22,147.08 to the Jamestown Police Department for their Alcohol Enforcement program

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.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.