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Madison County Area Technology Students Construct Tool Box for KSP Arson Response Vehicle

Date of News Release: 11/02/2012

Colby Wallace, Jonathan Long, Ryan Pettit, Dustin Winkler, Stephen Heiser, Donald Lopez, Dakota Brock, Ricky Kelley, and Austin Kelley, Taylor Nunley, Austin Overbay, John Cornelison

Kneeling in front left to right Colby Wallace, Jonathan Long, Ryan Pettit
Second row-standing- left to right Dustin Winkler, Stephen Heiser, Donald Lopez, Dakota Brock, Ricky Kelley
Third row on right side of the truck left to right Austin Kelley, Taylor Nunley, Austin Overbay, John Cornelison.
Schools represented in the picture are Madison Central, Berea Community, Madison Southern and Estill County.

(Richmond, KY) -- Students at the Madison County Area Technology Center recently donated a tool box for the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post Arson response vehicle. Students from Estill and Madison Counties used the project to learn numerous processes in construction. They used skills in design, drawing and power tools to complete the project.

"Through their hard work, these students have constructed a tool box that will help Detective Pat Alford to do his job," commented Richmond Post Commander, Captain Lisa Rudzinski. "Detective Alford will be able to organize the contents of the Arson Response Vehicle to investigate suspicious fires thereby protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth."

The Madison County Area Technology Center is a state facility located on the Madison Central high School campus. It is an Area Technology Center because students from five different local high schools (Madison Central, Berea Community, Madison Southern, Model and Estill County) attend. Other programs offered at the Tech Center are Welding, Automotive, Machine Tool, CAD Drafting, Business and Marketing, Electricity and Health Sciences.

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