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Fire department: grants and new stations

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By The Staff

Fire department awarded grant

The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department has been awarded $5,000 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The funds will be used in the education of fire prevention. Teaching supplies purchased with the grant money will be used in schools and throughout the community to educate citizens about fire safety and accident prevention.

Elk Creek fire station bid awarded

Lyca Construction, of Louisville, was awarded the bid to build a larger fire station in Elk Creek. The Spencer County Fire Protection District Board of Trustees is expected to sign a contract with the construction company within a week.

Fire Chief Nathan Nation said that the project should begin soon and is expected to be completed within 120 days.

The bid price of the project was $245, 717.