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Feeding America visits GC Food Pantry

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Approximately 170 local families received fresh produce on Thursday, July 10 when Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland visited the Grayson County Food Pantry to donate farmed food to families in need.Executive Director of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland Gary Miles said the organization is taking its mobile food bank on the road this summer and fall to distribute produce to food pantries throughout its 42-county service area.This effort has been funded by the Farms to Food Bank Bill, which provides $1.2 million to the State Association of Food Banks to be used over two years for the purchase of farmed foods for the needy.

 

Hometown bluegrass

Randy Saltsman, a lifelong Leitchfield resident, is one of many musicians putting Grayson County on the bluegrass map.Saltsman has been singing and playing music since his early teens, and although he has played other instruments, he has found the most success as a banjo player. He has been a member of at least four bands, and has filled in for many more.From 1996 to 2014, Saltsman has been a part of a Kentucky state champion bluegrass band 13 times and an Indiana state ...

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Emergency drill preps responders

Numerous local law enforcement, emergency services and other agencies came together Tuesday morning to perform the first ever full-scale active shooter drill in Grayson County.The event, which was carried out at Grayson County Middle School, included two volunter ‘shooters’ armed with guns which shot simulation rounds, as well as numerous volunteers who were designated as either critically or mildly wounded victims.The scene may have alarmed some passerby as ...

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Freedom and Fiddling is next weekend

The second annual Freedom and Fiddling Festival will be held in Leitchfield next weekend.Festivities will begin on Friday evening, July 18 with the annual Fiddle Festival Beauty Pageant, which will be held at 6 p.m. in the Grayson County Middle School auditorium, and fireworks display.The fireworks display has been moved to its original location at GCMS and will begin at dark.Then on Saturday, July 19, the third annual Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship ...

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LFD responds to God’s Way Church

The Leitchfield Fire Department responded to a report of smoke at God’s Way Church in Leitchfield on Thursday evening, July 10.Church-goers arrived at God’s Way Church, located at 307 W. Market St., for the regular mid-week church service, smelled smoke, and called the fire department, according to a church member.Shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday, the LFD was called to the scene.First Assistant Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall said the smoke was c...

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Tree falls on L’field home

Photo | Leitchfield Fire Dept.Strong winds snapped a tree in half causing the tree to fall onto a residence near the 600 block of Spring St. in Leitchfield on Monday evening, July 7. Responding Leitchfield Fire Department personnel said no one was injured as a result of the incident, and the porch of the residence appeared to absorb the brunt of the impact.

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Woman trapped after rollover accident

A Leitchfield woman narrowly averted disaster during a Friday morning wreck on Shrewsbury Road during which her car was impaled by a tree.According to the accident report filed with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office by responding Deputy Joey Beasley, 42-year-old Shannon Slattery had just left home to pick her husband up from work when the accident occurred at just before 1 a.m.While Slattery told officers that she could not remember what happened, Beasley determi...

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Cautions urged at Nolin, Rough

The potentially toxic blooms of blue algae that effected Nolin Lake and Rough River Lake last summer are now affecting both parks at the same level this summer.Nolin and Rough River Lakes’ current blue algae levels warrant officials to caution visitors to take similar health precautions to those that were in effect last year.“If you’re going to swim, don’t drink the water,” said Adam Warren, lead park ranger at Rough River.Other p...

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Guthrie for Congress Shows $1.54 million on hand for ‘14 election

U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie’s reelection campaign filed its second quarter report with the Federal Election Commission today showing $1.54 million cash-on-hand. Guthrie for Congress raised $321,119 in the second quarter and has raised $1.48 million in the 2014 election cycle.  “We are fighting for better jobs, for a better quality of life, and to leave a better world behind for the next generation,” Guthrie said. “I am grateful to those who believe i...

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Guthrie supports workforce & skills training bill

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, July 9, passed a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act. H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act will streamline a complicated web of programs, grant states and localities greater flexibility...

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Lish helps Kentucky Boys State.

On June 13, Jim Lish served as a counselor at Kentucky Boys State.Kentucky Boys State is a premier leadership program for male juniors in high school to teach them about the working of local and State government in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. There is a similar program for females with Girls State. This week long program takes place during the summer, this year from June 8 to 15th, at the Wendell H. Ford Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky. This leadership program ...

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Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior,What are the cheapest cell phone options available today to seniors living on a shoestring budget? I only need it for occasional calls. Seldom Calling SeniorDear Seldom,For financially challenged seniors who only want a cell phone for emergency purposes or occasional calls, there are a number of inexpensive no contract plans you can get. Or, depending on your income level, there are also free cell phones ...

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ECTC provides convenient, affordable higher education opportunities

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) is the most convenient and affordable college opportunity for students who still haven’t registered for classes this Fall. It’s not too late to apply and enroll in college classes, which start August 18, 2014.Prospective students can complete an inquiry form at a launch site (www.go4less.elizabethtown.org), where they will be entered to win an iPad Air.

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Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland’s BackPack Program needs support!Let me begin by saying Thank You to those of you who support Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland and our BackPack Program. This program specifically targets school children who are at risk of being hungry on the weekends when school meals are unavailable. Each child on the program discreetly receives a bag of 12-15 kid-friendly food items upon leaving school for the w...

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Jones appointed to Utilities Commission

Keith Jones was officially appointed to the Leitchfield Utilities Commission on Monday, July 7.During the regularly scheduled July 7 Leitchfield City Council meeting, the Council held executive session to vote for the new Utilities Commissioner.In addition to Jones, applicants for the position were, in alphabetical order, Chester Coffey, R.C. Constant, William “Billy” Dallas, Howard Decker, Carl “Moon” Smith, and Kelly Stevenson.Followi...

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Aquatic Center attendance high in 1st week

Attendance is high at Leitchfield Aquatic Center following the facility’s first full week open.Leitchfield Tourism Director Ilsa Johnson addressed the Leitchfield City Council, during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 7, to present attendance figures for the recently opened facility.Leitchfield Aquatic Center had its official grand opening on Saturday, June 28, and, Johnson said, since that time, attendance has steadily risen.“The poo...

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Cattlemen award scholarships

Roger White, President of the Grayson County Cattlemen’s Association, presented Seniors Emily Schrader and Isaac Haycraft each with a $1500 scholarship at an awards ceremony on Thursday night. These scholarships are given to deserving high school seniors who will be furthering their education in agriculture-related schooling. Congratulations Emily and Isaac from the G.C. Cattlemen. The Cattlemen’s next meeting will be on June 26 at the farm of Ken ...

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KY Sports Radio visits Leitchfield

Brittany Wise | GC News-GazettePopular area broadcast Kentucky Sports Radio, a show which focuses on University of Kentucky athletics, was broadcasting live from a tent outside of Future Designs in Leitchfield on Tuesday morning.The live broadcast was a part of the show’s regular state-wide summer tour, and was aired on local affiliate K105.

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