23 towns get more than $14.4 million in coronavirus reimbursements

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)Almost two dozen Western Kentucky towns have been approved for more than $14.4 million in federal CARES Act coronavirus reimbursement.

In collaboration with the Department for Local Government, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the $14,445,419 in reimbursements.

The funds include:

Barren County
Barren County will use $512,399 for PPE, telework supplies, cleaning materials and payroll expenses.

Christian County
Christian County will use $850,598 to cover payroll for first responders.

Logan County
Logan County will use $368,518 for payroll expenses.

Meade County
Meade County will use $701,414 for PPE and payroll for police officers and EMS workers.

Metcalfe County
Metcalfe County will use $175,332 for PPE, food delivery and payroll expenses.

Ohio County
Ohio County will use $245,242 for telework supplies, PPE, sanitation materials and payroll expenses for first responders.

Simpson County
Simpson County will use $317,392 for payroll expenses and PPE.

Webster County
Webster County will use $249,139 for senior services, payroll for the sheriffs department and public health officials.

Arlington
Arlington will use $529 for PPE.

Benton
Benton will use $226,890 for public radio announcements, sneeze guards, telework supplies, emergency sick leave for employees and police payroll.

Bowling Green
Bowling Green will use $4,918,471 for payroll expenses for police officers and firefighters.

Brownsville
Brownsville will use $20,737 for sanitizing supplies and payroll expenses.

Clarkson
Clarkson will use $52,671 for PPE and payroll expenses.

Clay
Clay will use $19,857 for PPE, the installation of glass protective shields in offices and payroll for polices officers and firefighters.

Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown will use $2,168,482 for payroll expenses for police officers and firefighters.

Franklin
Franklin will use $533,490 for first responder payroll.

Hodgenville
Hodgenville will use $232,833 for first responder payroll.

Horse Cave
Horse Cave will use $97,051 for PPE, telework supplies and payroll for police officers.

Glasgow
Glasgow will use $1,037,178 for equipment to enable virtual meetings, payroll for police officers and firefighters, PPE and sanitizing supplies.

Morganfield
Morganfield will use $132,223 for payroll expenses.

Murray
Murray will use $1,391,245 for payroll expenses.

Tompkinsville
Tompkinsville will use $158,373 for police payroll, laptops and sanitizing supplies.

Uniontown
Uniontown will use $35,355 for payroll expenses for police officers.

Since the application was released in May, DLG has received more than 200 applications for reimbursement from city and county governments across the commonwealth that are pending approval until all documentation is submitted. In addition, 134 applications have already been approved totaling $66,601,727.

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