KY Communities Get $490,000 in Grants

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Division of Forestry has provided almost half a million dollars in grants to volunteer fire departments across the state. The funding came from the U.S. Forest Service to help communities guard against forest fires. The Calloway, Kuttawa, La Center, and Princeton volunteer fire departments are among those receiving funds. The money is intended to help the departments pay for training and equipment and to decrease the risks to homes in fire-prone areas.

Fire departments can use the money to purchase pumps, hoses, tanks, fire shelters, even protective gloves for use in fighting forest fires in inhabited areas.