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    Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards money to Tell City

    By Jana Garrett,


    HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation (DGLF) announced the award of more than $180,000 in literacy grants to Indiana non-profit organizations, libraries and schools, and Tell City got some of this money.

    The Lincoln Hills Development Corporation (LHDC) received $10,000. According to its website , LHDC was founded in 1965 to serve the citizens of southern Indiana, primarily in Crawford, Harrison, Perry and Spencer Counties. Officials say The primary objective of LHDC is to provide self-help and self-sufficiency opportunities for the low income citizens of the service area, while continually striving to address the unmet service needs.

    Fallen Tri-State officers among the hundreds honored in Washington, D.C.

    Officials note these grants support schools, public libraries and nonprofit organizations within a 15-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center in implementing new literacy initiatives or expanding existing ones. Funding may be used to purchase new technology, books, materials or software to enhance literacy programs.

    “We believe individuals of all ages deserve access to a quality education, and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is thrilled to support thousands of learners across the country as they enrich their lives with literacy and education,” shared Denine Torr, executive director of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. “This year’s spring grant cycle is equally exciting as we surpass impacting more than 20 million individuals. We hope these funds provide resources needed to positively change students’ lives, helping them to build a brighter future for themselves and generations to come.”

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