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Boone County Receives Grant to Preserve Records

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Boone County Clerk Kenny Brown has received a grant totaling $44,483 from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) to preserve and manage local government records.

KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Fifty-one grants have been awarded for a total of $1,067,144 from fiscal year 2014 Local Records Grant Program funds.

“During the 28-year history of KDLA’s Local Records Grant Program, a total of more than $21 million has been distributed across Kentucky in grants to all 120 counties,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “These funds have enabled local agencies to preserve, manage and provide access to local government records, ensuring that citizens will have access to those records in the future. The funds allow agencies to fully utilize new digital technologies to provide unprecedented access to important public records.”

Brown will use the grant funds to transfer valuable permanent records to security microfilm and to convert digital images to microfilm.

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

With four regional administrators covering the state and working with local officials, KDLA ensures professional archival and records management assistance in county and city offices, school districts, and health departments. Grants 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 KDLA resources, programs and services visit or call 502-564-8300, ext. 315.

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