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Nov 4, 2012 6:37 PM

Groups Pledge Money For Storm Siren In Kenton Co.

ERLANGER, Ky. (AP) - Two area companies and a service group are helping to pay for a storm siren to be installed in southern Kenton County that was damaged by a tornado in March.

The Rotary Club of Kenton County, Duke Energy and Owen Electric Cooperative pledged funds this month to help cover the nearly $25,000 for an outdoor warning siren.

The Kentucky Enquirer reported (http://bit.ly/YFJaF2 ) that Steve Hensley, director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in Kenton County said the siren was a need identified by residents because it's an agricultural area where people work outside.

Kenton County currently has 34 warning sirens and this one will be installed in the Piner Fire District, said Kenton County Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus.

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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

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