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Jones appointed to Utilities Commission

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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.Following the executive session, Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason said the Council had voted to appoint Jones to the position of Utilities Commissioner.The Council then passed a motion to officially appoint Jones to the Utilities Commission to complete the term ending February 28, 2017.

 

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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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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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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Rough celebrates Independence Day

Brittany Wise | GC News-GazetteHundreds of visitors descended on Rough River Lake State Resort Park this past Saturday for their annual Independence Day celebration.With music, food, beautiful weather and a breathtaking fireworks display, this year’s event did not dissappoint those on shore or the multitude who enjoyed the festivities from their boats.

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Ministerial Assoc. awarded $5,000 grant

The Grayson County Ministerial Association has been awarded a $5,000 grant from United Way to support their community efforts.United Way representative Rachel Watkins, a VISTA program volunteer working in marketing and communications, presented a check to Ministerial Association president Johnnie Long on Tuesday morning at the group’s regular meeting.Watkins said of her organization, “United Way’s mission is to provide the community with education, fina...

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Rough River Lake’s Cardboard Boat Regatta 2014 winners

Parent & Child Class1st Place: Mark McFarland (Master Craft X Star)2nd Place: Megan McFarland (We all live in the yellow submarine)3rd Place: Lenneth Lucas (Lucas Attack)50 and Up Class1st Place: Kim Brewer (Trash-O-Nator)Open Class1st Place: John McCormick (I don’t Know)2nd Place: Linda Cox with Pat and K...

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Sims leaves legacy of caring

Many are still reeling from the unexpected loss of a long-time community supporter and business owner who passed away Sunday.An important member of the Chamber of Commerce, a cancer survivor, a successful businesswoman and a helping hand to those in need, Sue Sims passed away due to complications from surgery in Louisville this past weekend.Though she is gone, Sims’ legacy continues to live on through the lives and hearts she generously touched.“Sh...

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Priddy to intern at GC News-Gazette

The staff of The Grayson County News-Gazette would like to welcome its newest member, Michaela Priddy, who will intern with the paper for the summer.A lifelong Grayson County resident and 2013 graduate of Grayson County High School, Priddy, 19, will begin her sophomore year at Kentucky Wesleyan College this fall. She is majoring in English.Priddy said she is “nervously excited” to begin her internship with the paper and looks forward to exploring the...

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Freedom and Fiddling proclamation signed

Photo | SubmittedGrayson County Judge-Executive Gary Logsdon, back row, middle, and Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason, back row, middle right, signed a proclamation on Monday, July 7 declaring July 18 and July 19 the official dates of the 2014 Twin Lakes National Fiddlers Championship, Twin Lakes National Fiddlers Championship Beauty Pageant, and Freedom Festival.Also pictured: Back row, from left, City Councilmen Harold Miller and Kelly Stevenson, and Freedom and Fiddl...

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Feeling the effects of skyrocketing temperatures

When temperatures soar during the scorching summer months, energy usage can quickly follow. Local utility companies often offer customers energy-saving tips and programs to help manage their energy consumption. Kentucky Utilities Company offers a full suite of programs providing customers with discounted services and offsetting expenses when various energy-efficient upgrades are made - earning customers as much as $1,70...

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Feeling the effects of skyrocketing temperatures

When temperatures soar during the scorching summer months, energy usage can quickly follow. Local utility companies often offer customers energy-saving tips and programs to help manage their energy consumption. Kentucky Utilities Company offers a full suite of programs providing customers with discounted services and offs...

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Federal fugitive arrested at GCDC

A federal fugitive was arrested by Grayson County Detention Center deputies on Sunday after she spent months on the lam, eluding authorities.52-year-old Pedra Perez-Gumeta walked into the detention center on Sunday using an alias and disguising herself to avoid being identified.According to a news release from the desk of Jason Woosley, Grayson County Jailer, quick-thinking deputies realized that the woman, who had come to visit another federal inmate, was wanted by the ...

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Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior,Since retiring, my husband and I love to travel but hotel costs eat up our budget so fast we can’t stay as long, or go as often as we’d like to. I’ve heard that there are alternative lodging options like short-term apartment rentals or even house sitting that offer a much cheaper way to travel. How can we find these? Retired TravelersDear Travelers,If you’re willing to do a little ...

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Tips to avoid mosquitoes

The City of Leitchfield has begun its mosquito fogging program for the season.Rain and flooding may lead to an increased number of mosquitoes, common insects that breed in and around areas of standing water. Kentuckians should take steps to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds to avoid mosquito bites, which can cause illnesses such as West Nile Virus (WNV).The state Department for Public Health urges Kentucky residents to maintain prevention efforts during times of floodi...

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Beshear awards $1.2 million to prepare students

Governor Steve Beshear on Monday, June 30 announced more than $1 million in grants to be awarded to 64 Community Early Childhood Councils (CECCs) covering 88 Kentucky counties to promote school readiness for children. The announcement is part of the Governor’s continued commitment to improving early childhood outcomes for Kentucky’s youngest citizens.“It is imperative to the future of Kentucky that our children arrive at kindergarten ready to learn and succeed,...

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City celebrates Civil Rights Act 50th year

50 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed by President Lyndon Johnson, the City of Leitchfield welcomed a man whose experience with the Civil Rights Act holds a special connection to the city.Dr. Robert Donaldson, 73, and an African American originally from Sebring, FL, was a young man the first time he visited Leitchfield on July 2, 1964.Donaldson and his friend Robert Saffold were traveling from Florida to Dayton, OH when news broke over the radio of Saffo...

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Man charged for exploiting neighbor

William Hudson, 48, was recently charged for making fraudulent use of an elderly neighbor’s debit card.Hudson allegedly befriended an elderly neighbor, whose identity has not been released, and obtained access to the neighbor’s debit card, with which he made a number of fraudulent purchases between May 29, 2014 and June 11, 2014, said Detective Kevin Smith, with the Leitchfield Police Department.Hudson allegedly used the debit card to obtain cash and other it...

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