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Grimes visits Rough River Lodge

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KY Secretary of State and Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senator Alison Lundergan Grimes recently visited Rough River Lodge to speak to a packed room of supporters on Wednesday, July 30.Grimes, who is currently the youngest female Secretary of State in the United States, said she owes her success so far to her supporters and, with their help, looks to defeat Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the November general election.Grimes said she is travelling west to the annual Fancy Farm to “hold Mitch McConnell accountable for 30 years of failed leadership.”


Millwood Post Office’s hours to be cut

Starting in early October, the Millwood post office’s hours of operation will be reduced to four per day.On Tuesday, July 29, representatives from the United States Postal Service (USPS) held a community meeting in Millwood to discuss the reasons for the upcoming reduction of post office hours.Millwood Post Office’s new hours of operation will tentatively be Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and they will likely...

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Riggs praises state agency for ranking among nation’s best highway fleets

State Representative Steve Riggs, on Friday, Aug 1, praised the Kentucky Division of Fleet Management for being ranked as one of the 100 best out of an estimated 38,000 government-managed fleets in North America. Only two other state-level agencies made the list.“This recognition is another example of how efficient state government is becoming,” said Riggs, a state legislator from the Louisville suburbs who serves on the House Transportation Committee and chairs the cha...

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Midtown Cafe to donate proceeds to CASA

Enjoy a good meal for a good cause next Friday, August 8 and help raise funds for Tri-County CASA.Midtown Cafe, a cozy yet upscale eatery located on North Main Street in Leitchfield, will be donating 15 percent of their profits from the day’s sales to support CASA, a local non-profit organization that serves children and families who might otherwise become stuck in the court system.Through the help of trained and supervised volunteers from the local community, CASA...

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Pickers’ GC adventures continue

The American pickers’ adventures in Grayson County will continue when they feature Leitchfield in an upcoming episode.The popular reality TV show American Pickers - which stars Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they travel the country in search of interesting antiques to buy and re-sell in their Antique Archaeology shops in Nashville, Tennessee and LeClaire, Iowa - featured a visit to Pine Knob during its Wednesday, July 30 season premiere.Du...

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Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior,Can you recommend any advocacy organizations for seniors other than AARP? I cut up my AARP card a few years back when they supported Obamacare, and am now looking for another organization that better represents me.Conservative SeniorDear Conservative,There are actually quite a few senior advocacy organizations out there promoting themselves as conservative alternatives to AARP.

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Senator McConnell and Secretary Grimes Focus of New Voter Guide on Kentuckians’ Financial Security

AARP takes its 2014 Senatorial Voters’ Guide to Kentuckians at the “unofficial kick-off” for political campaigns at 134th Fancy Farm Picnic. The guide focuses on where Senator Mitch McConnell and Secretary of State Alision Lundergan Grimes stand on critical pocketbook issues for Kentuckians age 50+. AARP volunteers will distribute the guide at the Fancy Farm Picnic on Saturday, August 2nd on the grounds of St. Jerome Church in Graves County.

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Republican Gubernatorial race a dead heat

A polling memo released on Friday, Aug. 1 reveals the race for the Republican Gubernatorial nomination is a dead heat. In a survey conducted by Fabrizio Lee and Associates, Republican candidate Hal Heiner and presumed candidate Agriculture Commissioner James Comer each drew the support of 22 percent of Republican likely voters. A large percentage of the electorate remains undecided almost ten months prior to next May’s primary. A March 2 survey from Public Opinion Strategies showed Come...

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Students will eat free this year at H. W. Wilkey and Caneyville Elementary Schools, thanks to a grant that will provide cost-free breakfasts and lunches for all.“Over the years, people asked us, ‘Where’s the help for the working people?’” said Grayson County Schools Food Service Director Kristy Hodges. “When we learned about the opportunity to feasibly offer free meals to an entire school, we definitely wanted to pursue it… for the help to ...

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LAC hours changing next week

After next Monday, Aug. 4, Leitchfield Aquatic Center will be open to the public on only Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.Leitchfield Tourism Director Ilsa Johnson said other activities will be held at LAC through next week, but after school starts back on Tuesday, Aug. 5, there will be too few lifeguards to keep the entire facility open.The schedule for next week (Sunday, Aug. 3-Saturday, Aug. 9) will be as follows:Sunday: Public - 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.M...

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Guthrie votes for legal action against President Obama

Congressman Brett Guthrie voted on Wednesday, July 30 in support of a bill that provides a pathway for legal action to be taken against the president.“We’re seeing a president who is not interested in working through the appropriate and necessary legislative channels to make laws,” said Guthrie. “With no regard for Congress, the president has taken a clear ‘my way or the highway’ approach. That’s not how the law-making process was designed ...

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Aquatic therapy offers unique benefits to patients

Hundreds of people flock to Leitchfield Aquatic Center every week to enjoy the sparkling water, the fun water features and spend time in the sun and open air. They probably don’t realize that the facility is also being used to help people recover from arthritis, multiple sclerosis, balance deficits, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, knee and hip joint pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, and osteoporosis.

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3 wanted by Greater Hardin Co. Narcotics Task Force

The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force is looking for the following individuals in regards to the drug round up that occurred last week in LaRue County.Brandon T. Weathers, B/M, 33 years of age, of 22 Fairview Drive, Hodgenville, KY 42748. Weathers is wanted for the following:Engaging in Organized Crime, Trafficking in Controlled Substance 2nd or Greater Offense (Cocaine 2 counts), Trafficking Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a School and Persistent Felon...

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Volunteers partner with nearly 20 nonprofits in 10 cities Aug. 2

For the 10th straight year, more than 300 volunteers will partner with nearly 20 nonprofit organizations in 10 cities. The outreach effort, called Day of Caring, takes place this Saturday, Aug. 2, and is the largest annual volunteerism event led by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company each year.Employee volunteers and family members will be coordinating school supply drives, hosting backpack distribution events, mulching, painting, stocking food pantri...

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Man arrested after fleeing police

A Louisville man was arrested after attempting to flee from Leitchfield police officers on Sunday, July 27.On Sunday afternoon, the Leitchfield Police Department received a call about a possibly intoxicated individual causing a disturbance at Countryside Inn, located on 315 Commerce Dr. in Leitchfield.LPD Detective Kevin Smith said that, upon arriving on scene, officers made contact with Christopher Foley, 35, of Louisville.Upon initial contact, Foley attempte...

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County purchases building for Ready community center

Residents in the southern Grayson County area known as Ready will have a new community center soon, following the purchase of a small storefront by the county’s Fiscal Court.Magistrates voted at a special-called meeting on Tuesday, July 29, to purchase the Bowling Green Road building for $13,500 from it’s current owner, Ryan Payton. The vote was unanimously in favor of the action.Judge Executive Gary Logsdon said that the group’s intention is to eventua...

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Dam remediation project underway

Rehabilitation work at Rough River dam is officially underway.According to the United States Corps of Engineers (USACE), the first phase of the Rough River Dam remediation project - which involves the relocation of State Highway 79 to the upstream slope of the dam and the construction of a new, temporary road - has begun.The construction of a new temporary road and the relocation of Highway 79 are meant to ensure uninterrupted traffic while repairs to the dam are taking ...

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Court News

A bench warrant of $10,000 in cash was issued to Regina Willoughby, 19.Tiffany Smoot, 23, pleaded guilty to following another vehicle too closely, ordered to attend State Traffic School and to pay $143 in court costs.William Kyser, 61, pleaded guilty to disregarding a stop sign, ordered to attend State Traffic School and to pay $143 in court costs.A bench warrant of $500 in cash was issued Nelson L. Green...

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