When it met Monday evening, the Trigg County Fiscal Court approved a grant resolution by a vote of 5 – 0. Magistrates Rick Nelson and Barry Littlejohn were absent. The grant for “100-percent reimbursement” of $16,387.50 would pay for 15 handheld portable radios with digital capability, additional accessories and one six-unit multi-charger, said Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries, who will apply for the grant.
“The radios will have digital capacity, should the county decide to go digital in the future,” said Humphries.
Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam, who wasn’t present at the meeting, said the next day that should they be approved for the grant, his office will be ready for the narrowbanding mandate deadline of Tuesday, Jan. 1. The county decided earlier to have radios reprogrammed for that mandate on Saturday, Oct. 27.
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