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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/26/14) — The City of Madisonville hosted a special presentation by U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, who presented a $1 Million FEMA grant check to the Madisonville Fire Department Tuesday, Aug. 26.

“There is a lot of competition for these grants,” said Whitfield. “Everywhere we go in the 36 counties that I represent, we hear volunteer fire departments talk about how Madisonville gets so many grants … a lot has do with the people who are writing these grants, because it’s not easy to receive these awards.”

Madisonville Fire Chief Steve Stoltz said he is grateful for all the support that has been given to the fire department.

“Over the last 15 years, it has been a great help to these departments receiving these funds,” said Stoltz. “Acquiring some of the more expensive equipment is needed by the fire departments. This job now is more technical and the need for more technical equipment to help us provide the services to our community and through this funding, we are able to do that.”

Stoltz said the money they received today will be going to a 100-foot ladder truck.

Amber Averitt
SurfKY Lead News Reporter
Photo by Amber Averitt

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