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Police agencies receive grants

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State awards money to Meade sheriff, Muldraugh police

Two agencies in Meade County are among 17 law-enforcement agencies to receive grants to buy body armor and other equipment.

Meade Fiscal Court will receive $10,000 to purchase body armor and Muldraugh city government was approved for $4,056 in a request covering body armor and shotguns.

A total of $143,112 in state Law Enforcement Protection Program grants were announced Monday by Gov. Steve Beshear. The program, administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, accepts requests to help pay for items essential in the course of their duties.

In conjunction with Kentucky State Police, the Office of Homeland Security derives income from sales of confiscated weapons. KSP conducts periodic auctions – only to federally licensed firearms dealers – that generate money for this initiative.