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PRESS RELEASE

(For Immediate Release)

 

 

BARREN COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)/FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM.

 

 

Barren County has been chosen to receive $20,296.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

 

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America; The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

 

A Local Board, made up of local officials, service agency representatives, and concerned citizens of Barren County, Kentucky, will determine how the funds awarded to Barren County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area.  The local board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program.

 

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter program, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.  Qualifying organizations are urged to apply.

 

Barren County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Community Relief Fund for Glasgow-Barren County, Inc., Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Inc., and Barren River Area Safe Space, Inc. participating.  These agencies were responsible for providing rent/mortgage assistance, food assistance, and utility assistance during the last phase of this program.

 

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must complete an application.  Application forms may be obtained from Sherry Jones, Office of the Barren County Judge/Executive, Phone: 270/651-3338, Fax: 270/651-2844, email: sjones@glasgow-ky.com.  The deadline for applications is 3:30 p.m., CST, on Friday, March 20, 2015.      

 

 

 

 

INVITATION FOR BIDS

SALE OF VEHICLES

 

 

          The Barren County Fiscal Court will receive sealed bids until 4:30 p.m., central standard time, Friday, March 6, 2015, in the office of the County Judge/Executive, County Government Center, 117 North Public Square, Suite 3A, Glasgow, Kentucky 42141, for the sale of former pursuit vehicles and former civil process vehicles used by the Barren County Sheriff's Department. 

          Vehicles may be inspected by either contacting the Barren County Sheriff’s Office at 270/651-2771, or viewed on site.  Vehicles are located on the top floor of the parking structure directly behind the County Government Center and are visibly marked.

          Specifications and bid forms may be obtained at the Office of the County Judge/Executive, by phone 270-651-3338, or on county website - www.barrenco-ky.com.         

          Sealed bids will be publicly opened on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., central standard time, in the Office of the County Judge/Executive.  The Barren County Fiscal Court will award the successful bids on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., central standard time.

          The Fiscal Court reserves the right to refuse any or all bids.

 

                                                 /s/ Micheal Hale

                                      Barren County Judge/Executive

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE

(Pursuant to KRS 61.823)

 

        The Solid Waste Committee of the Barren Fiscal Court will meet on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. to discuss the annual solid waste report, tire amnesty, and spring cleanup.  The meeting will be held in the office of the Barren County Judge Executive, 117 N. Public Square, Suite 3A, Glasgow, Kentucky 42141.

        This February 4, 2015.       

   

                                                Jack London, Chair

                                                 Solid Waste Committee

 

 

 

 

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