Highway safety grants announced for Scott County


NASHVILLE — State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, and state Rep. Kelly Keisling, R-Byrdstown, said  today that they have been informed that ­­three Hi­­­ghway Safety Grants have been awarded to law enforcement agencies in Scott County.  The grants will be awarded to promote public safety on Tennessee roads and curb drunk driving.

“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.”

The grants include $5,000 each to the Oneida Police Department and the Scott County Sheriff’s Department for their High Visibility Enforcement programs and $189,569 to the 8th Judicial District Attorney General’s office for the Special DUI Prosecutor’s efforts.

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