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Local Governments Get State COVID Grants
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY -
On Monday, Governor Beshear and officials with the Department for Local Government announced grant approvals for several western Kentucky city and county governments to be used as reimbursement from the CARES Act for expenses related to COVID-19.

• Ballard County will use $158,322 to reimburse PPE and payroll costs for EMS and the Sheriff's office.
• Crittenden County will use $42,620 to reimburse costs from payroll, sanitation, and telework supplies.
• Graves County will use $282,392 to reimburse payroll costs for the Sheriff's Office and the costs of building sanitation and cleaning supplies.
• Livingston County will use $313,021 to reimburse police payroll costs.
• Lyon County will use $108,561 to reimburse payroll costs for the Sheriff's Office.
• Bardwell will use $11,862 to reimburse payroll costs.

Beshear also announced preliminary approvals for some local city governments:

• Benton will use $226,890 to reimburse costs of legal fees, public radio announcements, sneeze guards and signs, police payroll, telework supplies and emergency sick leave.
• Murray will use $1,391,245 to reimburse public safety employees payroll costs.
• Princeton will use $201,725 to reimburse fire department and police payroll costs.


The local grants are among 15 in the western half of Kentucky, worth nearly $3.7 million.

Kentucky has received around 140 applications for reimbursements from city and county governments across the commonwealth that are pending approval until all necessary documentation is submitted. A total of 58 applications have already been approved, totaling $30.1 million.




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Published 03:17 PM, Monday Jul. 13, 2020
Updated 06:09 AM, Tuesday Jul. 14, 2020

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