Knox sheriff receives grant

The Knox County Sheriff’s office plans on being more visible in the upcoming months due to a $3,000 grant it recently received from The Kentucky Department of Highway Safety. The grant will be used to pay deputies overtime for DUI enforcement activities, such as extra patrol and traffic safety checkpoints.

This grant is for the third quarter of 2015, which begins on July 1 and continues through Sept. 30, with the possibility of additional funds if the initial $3,000 is exhausted prior to the period ending.

“These types of grants are a way to provide for safer communities and roadways, plus provide additional pay for the deputies at no cost to the citizens of Knox County,” said Sheriff Mike Smith.

Sheriff Smith plans to re-apply for this grant for the fourth quarter of 2015 and future quarters as long as the funds are available.

Sheriff Smith, in order to save lives, would also like to remind everyone to be safety conscience during the up-coming Fourth of July holiday period, to wear seatbelts, obey all traffic laws and especially not to drink and drive.