Grant to bring upgraded radio system to Hopkins Co.

Published: Dec. 22, 2011 at 9:49 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 29, 2011 at 9:49 PM CST
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HOPKINS CO., KY (WFIE) - Upgrades are planned for the Radio Communication System at the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office.

It's included in a Homeland Security grant recently awarded to the county to help fund emergency response programs.

Deputies say the money will go toward building a new tower to fix a problem with radio dead spots.

"It's better safety and protection of all the citizens of Hopkins County because really that's who it's for. The radio system is for us to use, but it's so that we can respond appropriately to calls as we need to around the county," says Hopkins County Sheriff's Office Detective Matt Sanderson.

Deputies say the new radio tower should be installed sometime in 2012.

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