Ed Whitfield new 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/26/13) – Congressman Ed Whitfield has notified the City of Madisonville, and the Madisonville Fire Department, that he will be in town tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday, March 27) at 1:30 PM to present a check to the City of Madisonville for the previously announced federal grant from the 2012 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

The federal funds, in the amount of Two Hundred Five Thousand Five Hundred and Sixty-nine Dollars ($205,569.00) will assist the Madisonville Fire Department in updating the departments Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units.

Mayor David Jackson stated, “Congressman Whitfield continues to be a strong advocate of our protective services personnel and his lending support to our grant application played an important role in the City of Madisonville being selected for this award. This particular grant program is a highly competitive program with FEMA receiving more than 25,000 applications annually. Through this award the City will leverage a five percent (5%) cash match of $10,819.00 to receive the $205,569.00 in federal funds.”

Congress authorized the Assistance to Firefighters program in 2001 under a bill Co-Sponsored by Congressman Whitfield. Since the program’s inception, the City of Madisonville has been the beneficiary of almost One Million Dollars in federal funds according to Daron Jordan the City of Madisonville Community Development Director.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Daron Jordan
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Mustangs Pull Away from Maroons in Eighth Inning

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/31/15) — Visiting Muhlenberg County plated four runs in the top half of the eighth inning and… Read More

Cadiz Police Arrest Report - March 31, 2015

CADIZ, Ky. (3/31/15) — The Cadiz Police Department released the following report. Officer Aaron Acree arrested William… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 6198

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5624

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5310

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5241

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 5028

Man Charged with Child Abuse After Allegedly…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 24, 2015 4371

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 14424

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11741

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

April 01, 2015 4302

Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on Collision…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 2448

Man Charged for Driving While under Influence of…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 01, 2015 1925

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 1,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 01, 2015 1852

Nortonville Man Charged with Sex Abuse of Child

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 01, 2015 1729

Couple Charged on Multiple Drug Offenses, Child…

by Sheriff Matt Sanderson
March 31, 2015 1486

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1389

Covenant Community Church Hosts Annual…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1284

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by Karen McKnight
March 31, 2015 1265

Madisonville Police Reports Released - March 31,…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 31, 2015 1178

Glema Center April Schedule Features Jo Dee…

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News