TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Cellular 911 Outages in Carlisle, Fulton, and Hickman Counties
Date of News Release: 02/12/2009
(Hickory, KY) - Citizens who wish to dial 911 from their cellular telephones in Carlisle, Fulton, and Hickman counties will be unable to do so due to problems with a fiber-optic telecommunications line. Kentucky State Police have learned that the fiber-optic line was severed near Mayfield. The line supplies long-distance telephone service to Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman counties. The lack of this long distance service is preventing cellular 911 calls from being delivered to the Kentucky State Police dispatch center. Land line 911 service has not been affected. It is unknown at this time how long the outage will take place.