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Fri December 18, 2009
No Takebacks on Reidland-Farley's Boat
By Chris Taylor
Paducah, KY – The Reidland-Farley Fire Department's controversial fire and rescue boat can not be returned to the manufacturer and must be paid for by January 15th. Department Trustee Doug Moore tells the Paducah Sun the company has also declined to help the district find a buyer for the quarter-million dollar vessel. Moore is on a committee studying options for the boat, which was ordered earlier this year with the prospect of receiving a federal grant to pay for most of the cost. That grant hasn't received final approval, but if it is awarded and the department accepts it, the district would be obligated to respond to emergencies along 200 miles of the Ohio, Mississippi, Cumberland and Tennessee rivers.