Marion County Receives $6,857 from Area Development Fund

Press Release - 05/24/2018

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FRANKFORT, KY (May 17, 2018) – The Department for Local Government (DLG) has announced an Area Development Fund (ADF) Grant of $6,857.66 to Marion County Fiscal Court for the purchase of E911 NetClock synchronization equipment.

The master clock system will synchronize all emergency dispatch times, which will allow for improved consistency and accuracy in record keeping. Currently, the dispatch systems used by the county have no centralized clock. The NetClock system will synchronize all times within one millisecond.

“Accurate time reporting in dispatch records is a matter of public safety,” Department for Local Government Commissioner Sandra K. Dunahoo said. “This investment will eliminate discrepancies and allow dispatchers to more effectively and efficiently serve the citizens of Marion County. I’m pleased DLG could play a role in this improvement.”

“The time listed on dispatch records often plays an important role in accountability, transparency and dependability of E911 transcripts,” Sen. Jimmy Higdon said. “This investment is an important one, and I appreciate DLG’s help with this project.”

“I am very excited about this grant from DLG and the new opportunities it will provide for 911 dispatch operations in Marion County,” Rep. Brandon Reed said. “This new equipment will provide for more accurate record-keeping and more careful analysis of response times, potentially life-saving actions that will positively benefit our citizens in times of need."

The ADF Grant program was established by the 1976 Kentucky General Assembly to fund projects that contribute to community or industrial development. The funds are administered by DLG, an arm of the Office of the Governor dedicated to supporting local officials and communities. For more information, visit