(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 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:
email@example.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 -
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