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Friends of Nolin fundraiser underway

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Friends of Nolin Lake recently started its annual t-shirt fundraiser and, for the first time, will sell the shirts online.Within the first week of the fundraiser, Friends - a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, preserving, and enhancing Nolin Lake - had already sold more than 90 of the limited edition 2014 Nolin Lake shirts.All proceeds from the sale of the shirts will, along with membership fees and sponsorships, help fund Friends-hosted events at the lake.“It’s a win-win for everybody,” Friends of Nolin Lake President Glenna Black said. “The t-shirts help promote the lake.”


Board talks school bus tracking system

Grayson County Schools may soon purchase a GPS system to track its school buses.GC Schools Director of Transportation Arnold Hack discussed tracking software to be placed on the buses and its capabilities during the regularly scheduled Thursday, April 17 School Board meeting.Hack said his main concern when he starts his work day each morning is he cannot follow every school bus driver’s route to observe how he or she drives, but if the school board approves the pur...

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Cougars hold on for 5-4 win at Whitesville

Though they had to hold on by the skin of their teeth, the Cougar softball team made it 10 wins in a row with a 5-4 district win at Whitesville Trinity Wednesday evening.In the second game of the evening, Trinity eked out a 1-0 win over the Cougar JV squad in five innings.Freshman Lauren Decker pitched all seven innings for the Cougar varsity to pick up the win. Decker worked out of a jam in the bottom of the seventh when the Raiders had put the potential winning runs on...

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Extension Office preps for Centennial Celebration

The Grayson County UK Cooperative Extension Office hosted Thursday’s monthly Chamber of Commerce luncheon in advance of their organization’s upcoming 100th anniversary celebration.Local agents Jack Ewing, Kindra Ewing Jones and Natalie Taul talked with the group about the history of the organization and the things they offer locally to the Grayson County community.District Director Ann Smith also spoke, saying “It’s amazing to be part of an organi...

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Meth trafficker arrested in Leitchfield

A Leitchfield man was arrested Tuesday evening for trafficking in methamphetamine and other charges.The arrest came as the result of a multi-agency effort between the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Leitchfield Police Department, and the Greater Hardin County Drug Task Force, according to Deputy Buck Meredith, who served as the lead officer.Meredith said that Steven Eugene Bertram, age 49, was arrested at a residence on Shull White Road where he was residing with ...

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Meet your state and local Candidates

Meet your local and state candidates for the upcoming elections at a special event hosted by the Leitchfield Woman’s Club next Saturday, April 25.The event, which includes a meal, will kick off at the Centre on Main at 5 p.m. Visitors have the opportunity to mingle and speak with candidates, while those running for office will be invited to address the group if they would like.Event chairperson Dot McCall, who also serves as the club’s Second Vice President, ...

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Wreck sends two to TLRMC

Two individuals were injured in a car crash on the Western Kentucky Parkway on Thursday, April 17.At around 4:54 p.m. on Thursday, Grayson County Emergency Medical Services, the Leitchfield Fire Department, and the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two-vehicle injury accident near the 100 mile marker of the parkway.According to Grayson County Sheriff’s Deputy Jarrod Mudd, who investigated the accident, both a red Ford F150 and a white...

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Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:We are already planning the third annual Extreme 3:16 Youth Rally for 2014 at the Grayson Co. Fairgrounds, a drug awareness event titled “War Against Addictions.”The dates have been set for Sept. 12 and 13 (Fri. and Sat.), and we are starting early this year to better prepare and to give everyone time and opportunity to participate.We have already started booking groups and speakers. Shirts and posters are being made, and donations ar...

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DAR to honor Vietnam vets

The Grayson Springs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is partnering with the men and women of the American Legion Post 81 and the TAG group at the Grayson County Public Library to present an event to honor Vietnam veterans.We are planning this for Sunday, June 1, 2014. We would like any veterans of Vietnam, families of deceased veterans, MIA and POW Vietnam veterans and families to contact us so we can send an invitation to this event. The purpose is to honor thes...

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Cougars take two in Graves wood-bat tourney

The Cougar baseball team got a taste of what it is like to play the game with wood bats this past weekend as they won a pair of games at the Graves County Dinger Bat Tournament, held in Mayfield.The Cougars were scheduled to play three games over the weekend, but Friday night’s game at Marshall County was cancelled after Mother Nature dropped an inch of rain in about an hour on the Marshall’s field. Head coach Danny Clark had tried to pick up another game, either later ...

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Caneyville student wins Governor’s essay contest

First Lady Jane Beshear on Monday, April 14 announced the winning entries in the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration Visual Art and Essay Contest. The student winners will be honored at a special reception at the Governor’s Mansion on Wednesday, April 23.  Bailey Richardson, a 5th grader from Can...

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Caneyville approves old school fundraiser

The City of Caneyville will soon sell memorial bricks to be placed at and raise money for the old Caneyville School.The bricks, which will be prepared by Mark Crume, will be etched by laser with any message buyers request and installed in the walkway to or some other area of the old school.Crume, who attended the regularly scheduled Monday, April 14 Caneyville City Commission meeting to discuss this project, said he would etch and install the bricks for $20.Th...

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Potter’s Hope makes stars on prom night

Potter’s Hope Ministries gave several Grayson Countians with special needs the opportunity to attend prom and be “stars” this past weekend.The Potter’s Hope Evening of Stars was held Sunday, April 13 for 45 special needs participants, who may not have otherwise been given the prom experience, said Donna VanMeter, who organized the event alongside Penny McCrady, Brad Mudd, Youth Pastor Jake Clemons, and Clemons’ wife, Cristina.Attendees walke...

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Police taking unwanted prescriptions

Grayson County residents will be able to safely dispose of unwanted prescription medications during National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 26.The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 26 under the canopy at the front entrance of the Cave-Bland building of Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, located at 910 Wallace Avenue in Leitchfield.The disposal process, coordinated by The Partnership for a Healthy Grayson County and the Drug Enforcement Administra...

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Rotary Club’s live auction underway

The time of year has finally arrived for the hotly-anticipated Rotary Club Auction, which airs live on local radio station K105 from the basement of Wilson & Muir Bank in Leitchfield.The community-service club raises funds through the annual auction for their scholarships and no-interest student loans, which help local students attend college.Current club president Bill Oldham said that the auction, which began Tuesday, will continue live from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wedn...

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Clarkson to be named 5th class city

The City of Clarkson is moving up in the ranks of Kentucky cities. The town, which has been listed as a 6th class city, will officially be bumped up a notch to a 5th class locale after the signing of Kentucky House Bill 398 last week.Mayor Bonnie Henderson explained that the main benefit to the city in moving up in class rank will be the ability to adjust occupational tax rates from a flat-fee to a percentage rate.“It will be more fair this way,” Henderson sa...

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Whooping cough outbreak grips county

Health-care providers across the county are working diligently to keep on top of a current outbreak of pertussis, or whooping cough.“It’s officially an outbreak situation,” said Infection Control Specialist Sandy Blair, with Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center. “Doctors offices, health department, hospital, schools, they’re all seeing this.”Blair said that as of the end of last week, there were just over 20 positive cases of pertussis d...

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Joyce turns 80

Charles will celebrate his 80th birthday on the 27th of April.He lives with his wife, Ilah, at 1562 Stones Chapel Road, Leitchfield, KY 42754.He has one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Curtis Smith; one son, Joe Joyce; and two step-sons Kevin and Kenton Deibel; nine grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.He also has one sister, Pat Schools and one brother, W.D. Joyce.Charles owned and operated a bulldozer for more than 30 years in an...

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