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Agencies Receive Grants to Preserve Local Records
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MCCRACKEN COUNTY - The Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet has announced the recipients 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.

KDLA has awarded 15 grants statewide totaling $561,593 of fiscal year 2019 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.

The 2019 Local Records Grant Program funds have been awarded to the following recipients:

  • McCracken County Public Schools - $36,080

  • Paducah Police Department - $23,974

  • Trigg County Clerk - $39,343

"These funds will allow local agencies to preserve, manage and provide access to records in a way that benefits both the agency and the public," KDLA Commissioner Terry Manuel said. "It is important to ensure that citizens have access to these local records now and in the future."

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.


Published 02:30 PM, Sunday Jan. 06, 2019
Updated 07:43 PM, Saturday Jan. 05, 2019

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