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|Senators Tracy and Ketron announce Highway Safety Grants for Marshall County|
Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) and Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced today that four grants have been approved to aid in Marshall County’s highway safety efforts. The grants include $5,000 to the Chapel Hill Police Department, $4,986 to the Cornersville Police Department, and $5,000 to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office for high Visibility law enforcement campaigns. The Lewisburg Police Department is set to receive $15,000 for network coordination.
“I am very pleased that Marshall County has received these highway safety grants to help make our roads safer," said Senator Tracy. I also appreciate all the hard work that our local officials have done in helping us to receive these funds."
According to Ketron and Tracy, grants were issued to agencies that successfully applied for funding based on need. Applications were reviewed by the state’s Highway Safety Office and then scored by both their internal staff and other highway safety advocates. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides the funding for GHSO grants.
“This grant will give our local communities additional funds that should also help upgrade their efforts to make our roads safer and to protect our citizens from those who drink and drive,” Ketron concluded.