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Russell, Marion receive CARES Act reimbursements

By Crystal Staley/Megan Armstrong

Frankfort, KY - In collaboration with the Department for Local Government (DLG), today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 20 Central Kentucky governments were approved for $7,009,885 in reimbursements from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for local governments with expenses related to COVID-19.

Russell County will use $229,838 for PPE, sanitizing supplies, sheriff's department payroll and telework equipment.

Marion County will use $559,859 for PPE, protective barriers and EMS, sanitation workers and sheriff's department payroll.

"Our local governments have been lifelines in our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic," said Gov. Beshear. "This funding is crucial as we work to restart and rebuild Kentucky's economy while continuing to keep Kentuckians safe."

"Our rural communities have seen their economies hit especially hard because of COVID-19," said Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman. "Gov. Beshear is working with local and federal leaders to ensure all Kentuckians have the resources they need to be healthy and safe. This CARES Act funding is critical so that every Kentucky community can continue offering services upon which our neighbors depend."

DLG Commissioner Dennis Keene said the reimbursements are essential for local governments.

"Local governments are experiencing decreases in revenue, making this funding critical while we combat COVID-19," said Commissioner Keene. "Our staff is working diligently to make the process efficient so we can get reimbursements to local governments as quickly as possible."

This story was posted on 2020-09-15 13:24:00
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