NASHVILLE — State Sen. Ken Yager (R-­Kingston­­­ in photo above), said Monday he has been informed that four Hi­­­ghway Safety Grants have been awarded to promote public safety on Campbell County roads and to curb drunk driving.

The Campbell County awards include:

·         $9,900 for Campbell County Rural Fire Service Emergency Medical Services

·         $27,120 for the Campbell County Sherriff’s Department on Alcohol and Impaired Driving Enforcement

·         $5,000 for the Caryville Police Department High Visibility Enforcement

·         $5,000 for the Jacksboro Police Department High Visibility Enforcement

“These grants will give our local communities additional funds that should help upgrade their efforts to make our roads safer and to protect our citizens from those who drink and drive,” Yager said.  “I will continue to work to make our roads safer in the next General Assembly.”

The grant awards will be disbursed by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO).  The grants are provided to agencies that successfully applied for funding who meet the required data-driven criteria and highway safety standard.  Grant applications must be in line with THSO’s mission to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/01/2019-6AM)