FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Department for Libraries and Archives is awarding about a half million dollars in grants for the preservation and management of local government records.

Clerk offices in 20 counties received grants ranging from $6,500 in Letcher County to nearly $77,000 in Washington County as part of the Local Records Program. The 20 grants total $449,656 for the first round of fiscal year 2020.

A release from the Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet says the program helps to preserve, protect and make available records with continuing archival value.

The county clerk offices receiving grants are: Bourbon, Boyd, Clark, Clinton, Daviess, Franklin, Jackson, Jessamine, Lawrence, Letcher, Mason, Magoffin, Menifee, Monroe, Montgomery, Nicholas, Pike, Rockcastle, Warren and Washington counties.

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