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Thu June 4, 2009
Charitable Agencies Lose Funding
By Angela Hatton
Hopkinsville, KY – Three Christian County agencies that help the homeless are losing funding because of failure to meet criteria requirements, despite a rise in usage. The Hopkinsville Salvation Army Shelter, Sanctuary House, and Aaron McNeil Center did not qualify this year for emergency shelter funds. Organization officials say without the money their services will be significantly impacted. The Kentucky New Era reports officials aren't sure why the agencies missed out. 8th District State Representative John Tilley says sixteen charity organizations went unfunded and he wants to investigate the scoring method used for appropriations. Tilley says the groups could still have a chance at some economic stimulus money, but they won't know the appropriations until September.