City of Paducah receives Safety Grant from Kentucky League of Cities

Date of release:  May 30, 2019

safety grant from KLCPictured-Grant presentation from KLC to Human Resources Director and members of the City of Paducah Safety Committee

Front Row-Human Resources Director Martin Russell receiving safety grant from Kentucky League of Cities Loss Control Specialist Ben Cook; Middle Row-Tina Tyler, Nancy Upchurch, and Sarah Lambert; Back Row – Taylor Morsching, April Tinsman, David Shockley, Chanlor Culkin, and David Downing

The Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services (KLCIS) has presented the City of Paducah with a $3000 safety grant.  The check was presented to Paducah Human Resources Director Martin Russell and members of the employee-led City of Paducah Safety Committee.  The grant will be used for training and for the purchasing and upgrading of personal protective equipment.

Russell said, “We use every opportunity to make our city safer.  Plus, grants such as this one are a practical way to make our budget go further, as well as provide training and personal protective equipment that will enhance the safety of our employees.”

KLCIS has awarded more than $4.5 million since the Safety Grant Program started in 1999.

KLC Executive Director/CEO John Steiner said, “Our philosophy is to prevent injuries and claims from happening.  We want to partner with members, and this safety grant promotes good risk management. There is no better way to invest our member’s money.”

As Kentucky’s largest municipal insurance program, KLCIS provides a full range of liability, property, workers’ compensation, and other products to municipalities such as Paducah.