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Lewis awarded KDLA grant to code county ordinances

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By Shelley Spillman

The Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives recently announced that Bobbi Lewis, Anderson County Attorney, received a $9,100 grant to preserve and manage local government records.

Anderson County is one of 51 KDLA grant recipients for the 2014 fiscal year, totaling to the amount of $1,067,144, according to a Kentucky and Workforce Development Cabinet press release.

Lewis said the grant process was finalized in Dec. 2013. Now that the funds are available, Lewis said the grant will be used to code and compile all of the county’s ordinances by subject matter and date order.

American Legal Publishing, a company that specializes in publishing, supplementing and distributing municipal ordinances nationwide, submitted the winning bid for the job and will assist with the codification process. Lewis said the process will include formatting the material into user friendly titles, chapters and sections, creating one body of current enforceable law.

“The codification will promote efficiency and ease of use by government and the public,” Lewis said. “(This) will allow the county to have, in addition to a topic accessible compilation, an electronic copy which can be viewed online.”