The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security is reminding citizens to be particularly vigilant as the country approached and observes the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Over the weekend security has been increased in the New York-area due to a “credible” terror threat, but federal officials have emphasized a great deal of uncertainty about the specifics while acknowledging it out of an abundance of caution.
There have been no reports of a credible terror threat or raised security levels in Kentucky, but officials have heightened security at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Kentuckians are encouraged to be cognizant of suspicious activity or item and to report it to the Kentucky Intelligence Fusion Center, a collaborative effort of various federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies.
Citizens may report activity they believe to be unusual or suspicious by calling 1-866 EYE-ON-KY (1-866-393-6659); using the Eyes and Ears on Kentucky Suspicious Activity Report found on the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security website (www.homelandsecurity.ky.gov/sar); or by accessing the same report through the iPhone application that can be downloaded from the website.
Citizens are encouraged to assist law enforcement in identifying and stopping terrorists before they strike. As always, life-threatening situations requiring an immediate law enforcement response should be reported by calling 9-1-1.