HINDMAN, KY – The Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) was honored to present Representative John Blanton (R-Salyersville) with a 2018 “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award. KLC Deputy Executive Director J.D. Chaney and KLC Director of Governmental Affairs Bryanna Carroll recognized Blanton Monday night at a Hindman City Council meeting.
Representative Blanton championed House Bill 185, which clarified line-of-duty death benefits for hazardous duty employees. He also cosponsored House Bill 140, a KLC initiative that codified incentive pay for police and fire personnel and provided cities with an administrative expense reimbursement.
“Dedicated and well-trained first responders are essential to every city,” said KLC Deputy Executive Director J.D. Chaney. “City leaders are appreciative of Representative Blanton’s willingness to standup and ensure these vital members of the community are provided for in state statute while also recognizing the need for city relief on administrative expenses.”
“I am proud to represent the cities in my district and know the importance of their success,” replied Representative Blanton. “It is important to me that our local communities thrive and remain a safe place for the people who live here. I thank the Kentucky League of Cities for this recognition and plan to continue to advocate for laws that improve the quality of life in our cities.”
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Members of the Hindman City Council, Mayor Tracy Neice, KLC Deputy Executive Director J.D. Chaney and KLC Director of Governmental Affairs Bryanna Carroll presented Representative John Blanton (R-Salyersville) with a 2018 “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award at the September 10 Hindman City Council meeting.