County receives nearly $900k from CARES Act 1

The Grayson County Fiscal Court meets in regular session on Tuesday evening.

Grayson County Judge Executive Kevin Henderson announced this week that the county has received nearly $900,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.

According to Henderson, the county’s CARES Act funding, which will be used as reimbursement for additional expenses accumulated during March through August of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be distributed as follows:

General Fund: $221,862

Grayson County Detention Center: $414,339

Local Government Economic Assistance (LGEA) for the Grayson County Fiscal Court: $43,425

Grayson County 911: $1,767

Grayson County Clerk’s Office: $2,201

Grayson County Sheriff’s Office: $216,145

Total: $899,739

The funding, passed through Congress and distributed through the Kentucky Department of Local Government, was received on Monday.

Officials noted that, while the county’s actual COVID-19-related additional expenses far exceeded the amount of funding they received for reimbursement, they are thankful for the funding.

“We definitely appreciate that,” said Henderson, adding that if more funds are made available in the future, the county will apply for those as well.

In other business, the fiscal court:

  • Approved Grayson County Jailer Jason Woosley’s request to purchase four road crew trucks at a cost of $124,620.
  • Entered into executive session to discuss personnel issues, but no action was taken.

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