Directions to NIHS

The National Institute For Hometown Security is located at 368 N. Hwy. 27, Suite 1, Somerset, KY.

Directions to our facility are:

FROM SOMERSET: Follow N. Hwy. 27, NIHS is located on the right hand side, slightly pass stop light # 2.

FROM I-75 SOUTH FROM LEXINGTON Follow I-75 south to exit 62 Mt. Vernon/Somerset. Proceed south along Kentucky Highway 461 for approximately 20 miles. Turn right onto to Hwy. 80, at the Hwy. 80/Hwy. 461 Intersection. Proceed along Hwy. 80 until the Hwy. 80/ Hwy. N. 27 intersecton, turn right on N. Hwy. 27. Go approximately 1 mile and we are located on the right at 368 N. Hwy. 27.

FROM I-75 NORTH FROM KNOXVILLE Follow I-75 north to exit 41 London. Take Kentucky Highway 80 west toward Somerset for approximately 30 miles. Turn right onto N. Hwy. 27 and proceed north for approximately 1 mile. We are located on the right at 368 N. Hwy. 27. 

You may also find turn by turn directions using Google Maps.

The Challenge

The task of assuring the security of our homeland involves protecting the citizens of the United States, the nation's critical infrastructure and key assets. This is necessary to sustain the nation's vitality against terrorism and other threats. This protection must originate at the community level. It requires discovering, developing and deploying new technology that will support first responders and key decision makers in local communities.

The Mission

NIHS' mission is to discover, develop and deploy solutions that protect and preserve the critical infrastructure of the nation's communities.

The Institute

NIHS aligns projects and research objectives with the needs and requirements of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The strategy is to manage a distributed research enterprise that effectively transitions research and development into solutions. NIHS works with DHS to determine technology needs at the community level. Then, teams are quickly assembled from multiple universities to develop solutions to the needs.

The Strategy

Through management of the Kentucky Critical Infrastructure Protections Program (KCI), the National Institute for Hometown Security (NIHS) provides an ongoing, integrated program dedicated to developing new technologies and devices. NIHS works through qualified academic institutions to accomplish the technological objectives.