Toyota Donates Land for Construction of a Future City Fire Station

Georgetown, KY (Sept. 16, 2022) – The Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc (TMMK) in
Georgetown, KY has recently donated seven acres of land to Georgetown-Scott County. This
land was a gift from TMMK and will be the site of a new facility for Georgetown-Scott County
Emergency Medical Services (GSCEMS). The donated site will be used to construct a future city
fire station along with a state of the art training center for emergency medical technician (EMT)
and paramedic training.
Georgetown Mayor Tom Prather said he is excited by the increased safety and emergency
resources the new facility will provide to citizens.
“We are delighted by the gift to our local community of this important piece of land by TMMK!
It’s perfectly located for our growing community’s public safety needs. Georgetown and Scott
County will jointly fund a new Georgetown-Scott County Ambulance Service headquarters and
training facility on this site, improving public safety and reducing run times for all citizens.
Later, the city will also add facilities, manpower and equipment for the operational needs of the
Georgetown Fire Department. This is great news for public safety! Thank you, TMMK.”
The construction and function of the facility will be funded by Georgetown and Scott County.
The station will create and service a new district in the county which will significantly reduce
response times for emergency services to reach distress signals faster.
GSCEMS Director, Chris Runyon, said he and his team are ready to serve Georgetown-Scott
County in even better ways thanks to the new facility.
“We are so grateful to Toyota for giving us this opportunity to improve our service to Scott
County. This station will decrease response times to many of our residents, in some instances by
up to fifteen minutes! It will also include a state of the art training center that will be used to
deliver EMT and paramedic training to our community. We couldn’t do what we do, as well as
we do it, without our amazing community partners. A huge thank you to our fiscal court, Judge
Covington, and Toyota for making this new facility a reality! It is truly an honor to work and
serve Georgetown-Scott County.”
Scott County Fiscal Court Judge Executive, Joe Pat Covington, said he is grateful to Toyota for
their continued support of the growing community.
“We are very grateful to Toyota and their donation of the site for the new GSCEMS Station and a
future City Fire Station. Toyota’s commitment to our community will help make a significant
impact on emergency response times across the county. The location provides better access to the
growth in housing on the eastern side of the county and Interstate 75.”
Corporate Communications Manager at Toyota, Kim Ogle, said TMMK is happy to give back to
the community for the construction of the EMS facility.
“Toyota Kentucky is proud to offer seven acres of property to Scott County to support the new
EMS facility. We maintain a commitment to public safety and greatly appreciate the important
work our Georgetown and Scott County partners continuously do to better serve our
For more information on Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc., visit
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Primary Election 2022


WHEN: Tuesday May 17th Voting will take place from 6:00am to 6:00pm.

WHERE: Precinct Voting Locations for Scott County are listed as attached or Scott County Public Library will serve as a Voting Center for any registered Scott County voter.

Green shading indicates those locations are in the 88th State Representative District.

Yellow shading indicates those locations are in the 62nd State Representative District.

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Planning Commission Survey

The Planning Commission is conducting a survey to help with the Comprehensive Plan update. The survey will help track community sentiment over time on a variety of topics. The survey may take about 20 minutes to complete. Respondents who submit their name and email address at the end of the survey will be entered in a drawing for gift cards to local businesses. Please share this email and survey link with friends and family.

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Employee Highlight: John Ward

After completing an extensive search for an interim fire chief, we are pleased to announce the appointment of John Ward to the position, effective April 12.

John most recently served as the fire chief for the Georgetown Fire Department from September 2014 to August 2019 which was the capstone to his 20 year career with the department. John’s previous leadership experience will be instrumental as he accepts the responsibility for managing the department during the interim period. While at GFD, John enhanced organizational performance by improving practices and procedures, establishing an officer development program, promoting and supporting staff training, and being an effective communicator. In addition, John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting which has been useful in his efforts to provide services in a fiscally responsible manner.

Please join us in welcoming John Ward to the Scott County Fire Department.

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Litter Abatement Grant

We are happy to announce that Scott County Fiscal Court recently received a litter abatement grant from the state of Kentucky’s Energy Environmental Cabinet. We are using this generous grant to clean up 200 miles of roadside litter within this next week!

We are very grateful for this grant that has enabled us to save money on our general fund and clean up our roads. Thank you to JR Brandenburg, the Scott County Road Department Director, and his team for their help! We would also like to thank Robert Bruin and his crew at the City of Georgetown Public Works for their assistance with roadside clean-up! It is truly a team effort to clean 200 miles of roadside litter, so we are extremely grateful for all those who have contributed to the effort to use this grant for good!

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