Donald "Duck" Moore

County Clerk Donald "Duck" Moore received a grant for $7,645 to secure three new computers, two printers, and a scanner to improve access to digital records at the Clerk's Office

The County Clerk’s Office just received a FY 2020 Local Records Program grant from the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet in Frankfort, KY. County Clerk Donald “Duck” Moore is always looking for ways to improve service to the residents of Jackson County while saving limited county funding. Moore submitted a grant application in April 2019 to the Kentucky Department for Libraries & Archives to upgrade equipment for the County Clerk’s existing records management system. According to the grant application, the office has already started upgrading their existing equipment, but at the time did not have sufficient funds to finish the project. “Due to the age of the existing equipment we have already lost the use of a public look up station putting a strain on our office. It is imperative that we receive a grant so that we may move forward with replacing our aging equipment,” Moore wrote in the application. Moore’s office was awarded full funding totaling $7,645 for the Jackson County Clerk Local Records Grant Project for equipment (scanning system). This funding will be used for server upgrades including three (3) computer work stations, with one (1) scanner and two (2) printers. The project will provide access to public terminals, so that the general public can research and print the stored image records instead of handling the paper copies. This will prevent wear and tear on the hard copies. The equipment upgrade will allow the Clerk’s Office to continue their digital imaging of all current and future records, which allows the office to keep several digital back-up copies for any type of emergency. “We have four back-up copies stored now,” Moore said. “The county records are safe no matter what may happen at the old courthouse.” The new equipment will also create ease and speed for the deputy clerks who handle recordings as well as customers needing copies of various records. Business Information Systems in Piney Flats, TN submitted the winning bid to supply 3 Dell Optiplex Mini Towers, 3 24 inch LCD Screen Monitors, a Lexmark B2865 dw Printer, and a Fujitsu fi-7160 scanner.

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