Grant will mean new 911 dispatch center for McLean Co. | News
GRADD has secured a $145,655 Delta Regional Authority (DRA) grant to help McLean County make upgrades to its 911 dispatch facilities.
A new dispatch center will be built in the old sheriff's office.
The current facility in Calhoun is lacking space and contains outdated equipment that sometimes malfunctions.
According to the McLean County News, securing the grant wasn't easy and required intervention on the part of Gov. Steve Beshear and other state authorities. The Delta Regional Authority awards grants to communities in eight states. Of the 252 counties and parishes served, 250 have per capita income levels at or below the national average.
Judge Executive Kelly Thurman told the paper that he hopes the new dispatch center can be completed by this fall.