- Associated Press - Friday, April 4, 2014

BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Boone County is getting a grant for more than $44,000 to preserve and manage local government records.

The Kentucky Enquirer (http://cin.ci/QInPMF ) reports the grant is from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

Clerk Kenny Brown plans to use the money to transfer important public records and digital images to microfilm.

The Library and Archives Department says Boone County’s Local Records Grant is one of 51 awarded in fiscal year 2014.

Gov. Steve Beshear said in a statement that over the grant’s 28-year history, the funds have enabled local agencies in all 120 Kentucky counties to ensure that citizens have access to important public records, both now and in the future.

The department provides records assistance in county and city offices, school districts and health departments.

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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com