Frankfort, KY — 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. Other local county clerk offices receiving grants include Lawrence, Magoffin and Pike.