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County awards Fiscal Court Fund grants

Eight Clark County non-profit organizations will receive a piece of $102,000 from the Clark County Fiscal Court Fund.

The annual grants were approved during Wednesday’s Clark County Fiscal Court meeting.

Magistrate Robert Blanton, who serves on the committee, said only 12 groups applied for funds this year, instead of the normal two dozen or so. 

The foundation, which was partially funded from the proceeds of the sale of the Rockwell International building, annually has about $100,000 to distribute for projects that serve a public purpose.

This year, the grants went to:

— Winchester Unity Committee, $1,500, Martin Luther King celebration.

— Rapha Ministries, $2,000, medical testing supplies.

— Bluegrass Heritage Museum, $5,000, restructuring of patio.

— Achieving Recovery Together, $3,000, grow NAS program.

— Rose Mary C. Brooks Place, $2,000, benches.

— Friends of Clark County Animal Shelter, $2,000, for spay and neuter program.

— Clark Youth Athletics, $5,000, equipment and supplies.

— City-County Fourth of July fireworks, $4,000.

The committee also set aside $32,000 for debt service on the pool at Clark County Parks and Recreation, $28,500 to Kentucky River Foothills for the Winchester Transit Service.

There was $17,000 left in reserve for repairs to the pool and electronic speed signs. 

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