At a time when budgets are tight, the Kentucky School for the Blind has been awarded its largest grant ever.

The school received more than $146,000 Monday morning from the Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation.

The school's director says the money will be used to provide technology and update programs such as reading and science, among others.  Charlie Ricketts says, "This is both for the blind and for the visually impaired, occupational therapy equipment.  We have low-vision services and we deal with 175 school districts throughout the state, so it's not just here in Jefferson County."

The school provides education to blind and visually impaired students from birth to 21 years old.