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Marshall County Sheriff's Department awarded federal grant

MARSHALL COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

Marshall, County Ky. was awarded $171,550 in grants for the Veterans Jobs Corps initiative.

The program will create jobs in law enforcement for veterans who served at least 180 days after September 11, 2001. The COPS 2012 Program will help create 800 jobs for firefighters and police men.

More than $111 million will be given to public safety administrators across the nation. Around 220 cities and counties across the nation will be receiving the grants.

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