Letters To The Editor

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By The Staff

Donations to park are appreciated

To the editor:

The board of Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky Inc. appreciated the article in the April 1 edition of The Oldham Era about the program and looks forward to the park’s development.

Support for the park may be in the form of a donation or a $2,000 sponsorship of one the markers that will provide information about a war/campaign where Americans fought and died serving their     country.

The donation or sponsorship check may be sent to Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky Inc., P.O. Box 46, Pewee Valley, KY 40056. If an organization would like to receive a presentation about the planned Park, please call 243-9998. More information is available at VeteransMemorialParkKy.org

Don Helton, board chair

Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky Inc.

KSP–Post 5 celebrates Public Safety Telecommunications Week

To the editor:

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week was established by the United States Congress in 1991 to recognize the dedicated professionals who link the public to emergency services.

 Kentucky State Police–Post 5 is taking this opportunity to create public awareness of the important services delivered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year by our emergency communications personnel. The Post 5 telecommunicators are an integral part of the public safety team of police, fire, rescue and EMS. The 14 men and women that run the communications center are responsible for receiving, dispatching and monitoring calls from Henry, Trimble, Gallatin, Oldham, Carroll and Owen counties.

Each day, thousands of residents in our post area rely on the expertise and dedication of our 9-1-1 dispatchers. Our dispatchers help save countless lives by answering emergency calls and dispatching emergency responders and providing support to our residents. Their skill in high-pressure, high-stress situations allows rapid emergency response to persons in great     distress.

Although our dispatchers are not the ones driving police cars, ambulances or fire trucks to your house or business, they play an equally important role in responding to emergencies. Often this can be a thankless job, but they all take great pride in the professional job they do.

The communications team at KSP-Post 5 includes: Communications Supervisor Kevin Woosley, La Grange; Communications Shift Supervisor Jason Long, Milton; and dispatchers Melinda Portman, Campbellsburg; Shelly Clark, Sulphur; Aimee Lashley, Port Royal; Twalla Long, Bedford; Amanda Roberts, New Castle; Jerri Scott, New Castle; Rebecca Mills, Owenton; Kenneth Murphy, Shelbyville; Dennis Tegethoff, La Grange; Amber Centers, Shelbyville; Jessica Beverly, Owenton; and Jennifer Yount, Eminence.

When you see these people out in your community, please thank them for all they do to help protect you, your family and your community.

Capt. Dean Hayes