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Former cop charged with sex abuse

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A Grayson County man was charged with violating federal laws designed to protect children from sexual abuse, as well as threatening/intimidating a witness by a federal grand jury this week.The grand jury also charged several school officials with failing to report the abuse, announced David Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky on Monday, Sept. 9.According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Stephen E. Miller, 44, previously worked as a police officer in Leitchfield before resigning the position following complaints of inappropriate sexual activity toward two women.


October is Anti-Bullying Month

No child should have to fear attending school because of physical or verbal abuse by his or her classmates. But in reality, there were 15,520 incidents of bullying in our schools just in this past school year.It is heartbreaking and unacceptable that this is occurring in our commonwealth, and it should outrage every one of us, especially educators, parents and school board members whose primary responsibilities are to teach, protect and nurture our children.

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Comer urges KY schools to serve local foods on ‘Farm Fresh Fridays’

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer challenged Kentucky schools to provide fresh local foods to their students on “Farm Fresh Fridays,” a program that will launch in conjunction with Farm to School Month in October.“Serving fresh local foods to our school children will provide them the nourishment they need to grow up strong and healthy,” Comer said. “It also will provide educators a way to teach them about where their food comes from. At the same tim...

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Choral students awarded All-District, All-State honors

Ten students have been selected for the American Choral Directors Jr. High All-State Choir, the most ever from Grayson County Schools.The Jr. High Choir encompasses grades 7-9. GCMS students are Tia Druen, Macy Lively, Makayla Mudd, and Shayana Roach. GCHS students are Alexus Alvey, Hannah Baxter, Sarah Bratcher, Grace Chitwood, Aleah Clemons, and Megan DuvallChoral students also recently participated in District competition at the High School level and, for the first ti...

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LFD welcomes first female members

The Leitchfield Fire Department announced the additions of its first, full-time female firefighters, Amanda Fulkerson and Olivia Riggle, to its roster on Monday, Sept. 29.“It’s really historical for the fire department,” said Leitchfield Fire Chief Jerry Schlosser of the vote to promote Fulkerson and Riggle to the LFD’s full-time, active roster. “I’m really proud of them.”Schlosser said the probationary period for new firefighter...

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Cougars steamroll Trojans 41-22

Talon Gary rushed for 118 yards and three touchdowns and the Cougars recovered a pair of on-side kicks as they dominated the once-proud North Hardin Trojans on their Senior Night 41-22.The Cougars rushed 52 times for 261 yards, better than five yards per carry, and threw for 98 yards. Gary, alternating at quarterback and running back with fellow senior Trey Waltermire, carried the ball 27 times, scoring twice from one yard out and the last time from the six.Colby Hack ru...

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Crawford takes first in Gatorland Run

Grayson County senior Brett Crawford again outpaced the field, winning last Saturday’s Gatorland Run, sponsored by Greenwood High School and held at Phil Moore Park, in Bowling Green.Crawford’s time for the 5K varsity race was 16:13.3, nearly 30 seconds ahead of second-place Kyle Johnson, of Bowling Green. Grayson County senior Corbin Harris had a top-10 finish in the race as well, coming in eighth overall with a time of 17:25.4.A big field was on hand for th...

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Lady Cougars fourth in 3rd Region golf

Led by senior Courtney Vincent’s round of 80, the Lady Cougar golf team finished fourth at the 3rd Region Girls Golf Championship, held Monday at the Elizabethtown Country Club, in Elizabethtown.It was the first time in a number of years that the Lady Cougars had enough golfers to qualify for a team score. It was also Vincent’s third straight year of being a State-Tournament qualifier. Her 43-37 -80 was the top score among players from non-qualifying teams and will send...

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Blue to you: Recognizing depression in children and teens

It can be difficult to determine whether your teen is having normal mood swings or if they are depressed.If you’re wondering if your child is in need of professional help, you are invited and encouraged to attend this informative session. Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Grayson County Extension Office.Learn to identify the symptoms of depression in children and adolescents, recognize and reduce the stigma associated with a child/ado...

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Plastikon expansion announced

The City of Leitchfield announced on Monday that Plastikon will expand and open a new manufacturing facility in the city.The expansion is currently expected to create about 100 new local jobs, initially, with more likely to be created later, said Leitchfield/Grayson County Industrial Development Corporation Executive Director Dudley Cooper during the special-called Monday, Sept. 29 Leitchfield City Council meeting.“I have faith that they’ll grow far beyond th...

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McStoots, Boll to wed

Betty and Wayne McStoots of Leitchfield would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristie to Lenny Boll, son of Catherine A. Heckmann (Boll) of Antioch, Illinois.The bride-to-be, of Leitchfield, is employed at Dairy Queen. The groom is employed at Cave Mill Apartments.The wedding will take place at New Freedom Church on October 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow the ceremony.

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ECTC’s first faculty member reflects on 50 years of teaching

Dr. Linda Mayhew began her mathematics teaching career somewhat reluctantly.She wanted to be a concert pianist, “but they were giving away better math scholarships,” she said.Looking back now on 50 years of teaching math at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, she is happy with her chosen path, even if it was by accident.“My whole life has been an accident,” Mayhew said. “But I got lucky, I’ve enjoyed it.”

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Ford, Brown to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ford request the honor of your presence at the wedding of their daughter, Brittney Nicole to Joshua Dell Brown, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Brown.The wedding will be held on Oct. 4, 2014 at 4 o’clock in the afternoon at First Baptist Church in Leitchfield, KY.A reception will follow after the wedding at the Family Life Center.Invitations have been sent to out of town guests, but all family and friends are invited to attend.

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Yard Sales, Elections And Mowing Season Prompt Transportation Officials To Reiterate Sign Placement Regulations

Yard sales, political signs and other advertising signage are often set up in dangerous locations with disregard for sight distance, parking conditions and right-of-way infringement.Regarding yard sales –As a participant or a passing motorist, safety should be a top priority. First, setting a yard sale on right-of-way is illegal. These areas are used as safety zone buffers for motorists and they provide a clear view of vehicles entering, exiting and traveling on ou...

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On Farm Safety Week, Comer urges farmers to stay safe for themselves and their families

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer urged Kentucky farmers to put safety first for themselves and for their families as he declared the week of Sept. 21-27 National Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky.“An accident on the farm affects the whole family and even an entire community,” Commissioner Comer said. “A farming-related fatality or injury creates emotional distress in the family, but it also can disrupt the family’s income and even cause the family ...

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Hosparus needs quilters!

Hosparus of Central Kentucky is looking for help in making lap quilts (approximately 3’ x 4’) for Hosparus patients as a part of our CARE Blanket Program.If you or someone you know make quilts or other types of blankets and would like to donate to our patients and families, please contact Annette Jones at (270) 737-6300 or (800) 686-9577 or email ajones@hosparus.org.We have both male and female patients of all ages, so a variety of patterns and colors would b...

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State beef assessment referendum set for Nov. 20

A referendum on whether Kentucky cattle producers may be assessed $1 per head on cattle marketed in Kentucky is scheduled for Nov. 20, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association have announced.The referendum will ask Kentucky cattle producers: “Shall the producers of bovine animals assess themselves an additional ONE DOLLAR ($1.00) per head sold, and use the funds so collected by the Kentucky Beef Promotion Council to finance a progr...

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Lucas, Davis to wed

Bethany Lucas and Jonathan Davis, together with their families, are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding.Bethany is the daughter of Brenda Lucas and the late Clifford Lucas, the granddaughter of Marvin and Sandra Hack and the late J.C. and Dorothy Lucas.Jon is the son of Paul and Gail Davis, the grandson of Robert Davis.Bethany is a 2011 graduate of Sullivan College of Technology and Design. Jon is a 2013 graduate of the University of Louisville....

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