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Local government agencies receive grants to preserve local records Twenty-five local agencies receive nearly $575,000

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2019) - The Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet has announced 25 recipients of more than $575,000 of the Local Records Grant Program funds to preserve and manage local government records.

The Local Records Program helps to preserve, protect and make available records with continuing archival value and assist local agencies with records management through direct services, training and grant support.

“The Commonwealth of Kentucky has a rich past and hope for a vibrant future. This Local Records Program ensures our Kentucky history is passed on to our children and grandchildren,” said Governor Andy Beshear.

KDLA has awarded 25 grants statewide totaling $574,695 of fiscal year 2020 Local Records Grant Program funds. Funds are made available through fees enacted by the Kentucky General Assembly to preserve and retain local public records. Any local government agency may apply for this grant.

“There is a continual need to preserve and provide access to the public documents that record the history of our Commonwealth.” KDLA Commissioner Terry Manuel said. “This program allows local officials to maintain records that otherwise might be lost, benefiting current and future generations of Kentuckians.”

The second round of 2020 Local Records Grant Program funds have been awarded to the following recipients:

Allen County Clerk - $35,301

Boyle County Clerk - $8,725

Bracken County Clerk - $10,488

Butler County Fiscal Court - $13,505

Carroll County Clerk - $61,990

Christian County Clerk - $18,567

Covington City Clerk - $ 137,000

Fayette County Clerk - $34,100

Grant County Clerk - $7,781

Graves County Clerk - $10,800

Hancock County Clerk - $55,675

City of Hickory Hill - $7,000

Hopkins County Clerk - $6,269

Hopkins County Fiscal Court - $9,995

Jefferson County Clerk - $22,753

Knott County Clerk - $6,500

Lyon County Clerk - $12,471

Oldham County Water District - $11,648

Perry County Clerk - $7,500

Rolling Hills City Clerk - $7,800

Ryland Heights City Clerk - $8,000

Taylor County Clerk - $5,450

Todd County Clerk - $3,950

Trigg County Clerk - $31,916

Webster County Clerk - $39,511

With four regional administrators working with local officials, KDLA ensures professional archival and records management assistance in county and city offices, school districts, and health departments. Local Records Grant funds have supported work in microfilming, preservation, equipment, automated indexing, digital imaging systems and codification of ordinances.

KDLA provides equitable access to quality library and information resources and services, as well as helps public agencies ensure that legislatively mandated documentation of government programs is created, efficiently maintained and made accessible.

For more information on resources, programs and services visit the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives website or call 502-564-1753.


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