Owen County gets grant to preserve local records

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Staff Report

Governor Steve Beshear has announced that Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid has received a grant totaling $17,280 from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives  to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Thirty-four grants have been awarded for a total of $703,206 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 $20 million has been distributed across Kentucky in grants to all 120 counties,” Beshear said. “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.”
“These grant funds will be used for salary support for cleaning the old records,”  Kincaid said. “Having these documents cleaned and stored will help to protect our history and to make the records available for the public. The availability of these records will be used and enjoyed for many years to come. I am very thankful for this grant.”
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.