Paducah Receives Safety Grant for Backup Sensors
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services (KLCIS) presented the City of Paducah with a check in the amount of $5150 for a safety grant. KLCIS Loss Control Specialist Joe Isaacs says, “Proactive cities, like the City of Paducah, are enjoying the benefits of reduced claims and a safer work environment for employees.”
Mayor Bill Paxton adds, “In these uncertain times, grants such as this one are a practical way to make Paducah’s budget go further, as well as provide equipment that will enhance public safety.”
The grant is being used to purchase backup sensors for 63 Paducah Police cruisers. Assistant Police Chief Stacey Grimes says the sensors already have been put to good use. He says a backup collision was prevented recently at a local restaurant thanks to the beeping from the sensor. The City of Paducah matched the grant award for a total of $10,300 to be used for the equipment purchase.
The Kentucky League of Cities has awarded more than $3 million since the Safety Grant Program started in 1999. In addition to Paducah’s grant award, 109 other KLCIS members received safety grants. A total of $328,419 was awarded in this year’s program. Human Resources Director Cindy Medford says, “Our partnership with KLCIS is reinvested back into the community through a safer city.”
“Our philosophy is to prevent injuries and claims from happening,” says Jon Steiner KLC Executive Director/CEO. “We want to partner with our members, and this safety grant promotes good risk management. There is no better way to invest our member’s money.”
KLCIS is Kentucky’s largest municipal insurance program providing a full range of liability, property, workers’ comp and other products to municipalities.