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City receives grant for safety equipment

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Will receive nearly $6,000

 

 “We use every opportunity to make our city safer,” Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said.

Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services recently awarded the City of Campbellsville a $5,815.65 grant.

The grant will be used to purchase safety gear for employees.

Young said, in these uncertain times, grants such as this one are a practical way to make the city’s budget go further, as well as provide products that will enhance public safety.

KLCIS helps members increase public safety with a number of proactive programs and services. 

The Kentucky League of Cities has awarded in excess of $3.2 million since the Safety Grant Program started in 1999.

In addition to Campbellsville, 143 other KLCIS members received safety grants. 

A total of $440,000 was awarded in this year’s program.

The funds will go toward training, slip resistant shoes, sidewalk repairs, confined space equipment, law enforcement accreditation fees and other equipment to improve public and employee safety, as well as the purchase of classes through the KLCIS Online University.

“Our philosophy is to prevent injuries and claims from happening,” Jon Steiner, executive director/CEO, said.

“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 provides safety grants to its members annually. 

As Kentucky’s largest municipal insurance program, KLCIS provides a full range of affordable liability, property, workers’ comp and other products to municipalities.

Also, the Kentucky League of Cities offers employee benefits programs, financial services, training and education, policy and development, legislative advocacy, information technology and legal services.