County approves grant application to digitize local newspaper

The approval for the county library to proceed with a Tocker Foundation grant application to digitize copies of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald was given by Franklin County Commissioners Court members during their meeting Monday, July 8.

Library Director Lisa Lawrence will submit the application as required for the Digitization Grant Program offered by the Tocker Foundation. The $24,000 grant does not require any funding from the county. To learn more about this project, see the July 11 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.