Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
May 14, 2012 12:26 pm EDT


MOUNT VERNON — The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice awarded $35,000 in federal traffic safety funding to the Knox County Health Department for federal fiscal year 2012.

“Partnerships are critical to the success of any safety effort, and we are committed to working with law enforcement and other safety partners to address traffic safety concerns in Knox County,” said Julie Miller, county health commissioner.


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According to JoAnn Kerr, director of this Safe Communities grant, The Knox County Health Department will collaborate with law enforcement, local schools and neighboring counties to educate and alert the public about safety issues such as the dangers of impaired or distracted driving, seat belt use, motorcycle safety and teen drivers.

The funds are passed through the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to support the efforts of safety partners statewide and focus on these priority areas.

For local highway and traffic safety information, visit the Knox County Health Department’s website at or its Facebook page at

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