Police, City Clerk Get Grants for Record Keeping
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Two Paducah government agencies will receive more than $42,000 in state grant funding to help preserve and manage records. 

The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet says The Paducah Police Department and the Paducah City Clerk are among 10 recipients of more than $220,000 in Local Records Program grant funds.

The Paducah Police Department will be awarded $33,529. The Paducah City Clerk will get $8,640.

Funds are made available through fees enacted by the Kentucky General Assembly to preserve and provide access to local public records. Any local government agency may apply for the grant.

The first round of 2021 Local Records Program grant funds have been awarded to the following recipients:

•    Bullitt County Sheriff - $30,000
•    Edmonson County Clerk - $10,540
•    Gateway Area Development District - $5,500
•    Henderson County Clerk - $54,405
•    Muhlenberg County Clerk - $25,600
•    Nortonville City Clerk - $7,980
•    Paducah City Clerk - $8,640
•    Paducah Police Department - $33,529
•    Trimble County Clerk - $18,320
•    Union County Clerk - $25,724

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 Program grant funds have supported work in microfilming, preservation, equipment, automated indexing, digital imaging systems and codification of ordinances.

Published 10:47 AM, Thursday Jun. 25, 2020
Updated 10:27 PM, Thursday Jun. 25, 2020



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