State Sen. Ken Yager

State Sen. Ken Yager, Kingston, said Monday he has been informed that four Highway Safety Grants have been awarded to promote public safety on Rhea County roads and to curb drunk driving.

Yager made the announcement after being informed by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

The Rhea County awards include:

• $10,000 to the Dayton Police Department for Alcohol and Impaired Driving Enforcement,

• $3,000 to the Graysville Police Department for High Visibility Enforcement,

• $20,340 to the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department for Police Traffic Services (Multiple Violations) and

• $15,056 to the Rhea County Sheriff’ Department for Alcohol and Impaired Driving Enforcement

 “These grants will give our local communities additional funds that should help upgrade their efforts to make our roads safer and to protect our citizens from those who drink and drive,” Yager said. “I will continue to work to make our roads safer in the next General Assembly.”