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.