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Federal grants allocated to protect local communities, update statewide 911 system

Officials say $2.9 million to purchase equipment to protect communities from threats of terrorism and $2.3 million to fund enhancements of Kentucky’s 911 system statewide.

E-911 director says more dispatchers are needed

Lexington's 911 dispatchers say they need help keeping the city safe.

Texting 911 service now in Anderson Co.

A new service in Anderson County will allow people who live in the area to text 911 during an emergency.

KSP phone lines working after being down

State Police say all phone line issues have been resolved and are working after being down at Post 1 in Mayfield/Graves County.

LPD: AT&T outage could make calling 911 difficult

Police say an AT&T outage could make it harder to reach 911.

17 years later people are remembering 911

LEXINGTON/RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ/AP)- It has been 17 years since that tragic day in history, where thousands died from a terrorist attack. On Tuesday morning the...

Hazardous material leaks into creek in Madison Co.

Residents on Simpson Lane called 911 Wednesday to report orange water in Galloway Creek in Madison County.
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911 center in Lexington loses power, barring emergency calls

The emergency operations center in Lexington lost power Monday, leaving people unable to report emergencies for a few minutes.
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Child in Whitley County calls 911 on grandparents

A 911 call from a child in Whitley County Saturday led to the arrest of two grandparents.

Outdoor warning siren testing scheduled Wednesday

Lexington Emergency Management says it will test its network of outdoor warning signs Wednesday morning.

UPDATE: One of four Boyd County jail escapees caught

One of four Boyd County jail escapees was caught several hours after the escape Thursday, according to a post on Boyd County's 911 Facebook page.
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Lexington Police: Phone service down for non-emergency public safety lines

officials say a service interruption has affected non-emergency calls to Lexington’s E-911 Center.

Patriot Day Ceremony in Lexington

Ceremonies are taking place across the nation to commemorate the 16th anniversary of 9-11.

Lexington firefighters climbing stairs in remembrance of 9/11

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Monday is the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks and this weekend, the people who died in the tragedy...

LFD sponsors run to honor first responders killed on 9/11

The Lexington Fire Department is sponsoring a 4.03 mile run to honor the 403 public safety workers who were killed during the 9/11 attacks.
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Labor Day hiker rescued in Red River Gorge

A woman hiking in the Red River Gorge on Labor Day was rescued after calling 911 for help, according to Powell County Search & Rescue.

Toddler overdoses, father arrested

A two-year old girl overdosed on pills and her father, who was caring for her at the time, didn't call 911 or try to help his daughter in any way, according to the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.
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UPDATE: AT&T outage issue resolved, customers can call 911 again

Lexington Police say AT&T wireless customers can resume calling 911 in an emergency after outage issues resolved.
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AT&T nationwide outage could affect 911 calls

Lexington Police are telling AT&T customers to call 859-258-3600 if they can't reach 911 due to nationwide outage.

911 SafeChild App

It's every parent's nightmare - having a child go missing, but a new smartphone app aims to give parents every chance to give that scenario a happy ending. Jim Howell comes by the studio to talk with Katie Solove about the 911 SafeChild app, and tell her how it works.

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