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Detective stops runaway SUV with police cruiser

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A routine service call took a turn for the worst on Sunday afternoon, forcing Detective Adam Cottrell, with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department, to stop an out-of-control vehicle with his own police cruiser.Cottrell was responding to a call in Falls of Rough at just before 4 p.m. on July 20 when he saw the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer in front of him begin to veer to the right and off of the edge of the westbound lane of Owensboro Road, approximately 10 miles west of Leitchfield.

 

Combs takes part in national meeting promoting public-private partnerships

State Representative Leslie Combs, the General Assembly’s leading advocate for expanding public-private partnerships (P3) in Kentucky, recently took part in a national meeting focused on this growing trend in state and local government.

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Folding Old Glory

Brittany Wise | GC News-GazetteCounty employees and members of American Legion Post 81, led by Commander Shane Thomason, took down and properly folded the enormous American flag which was hung on the east side of the old courthouse on Public Square for the recent Freedom and Fiddling Festival.The procedure required many helping hands and spread out across traffic lanes on Public Square, with County Judge Executive Gary Logsdon pitching in to redirect traffic around the c...

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LPD wins $3,000 speeding radar

The Leitchfield Police Department recently won a $3,000 mobile speeding radar unit for its participation in the recent Click It or Ticket Campaign.Assistant Leitchfield Chief of Police David Riley said due to the LPD’s participation and how the agency conducted itself during the Click It or Ticket campaign, which took place from May 20 to June 17, it was eligible to be placed into a drawing for a $3,000 mobile radar unit, which the LPD won.For Click It or Ticket, t...

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LPD investigating Renegade Marine theft

The Leitchfield Police Department is currently investigating a theft that occurred at Renegade Marine and Outdoor Center this past weekend.LPD Detective Kevin Smith said the perpetrator(s) of the theft entered Renegade Marine’s lot, located at 415 Commerce Dr. in Leitchfield, on Sunday, July 20.The perpetrator(s) then proceeded to steal two Evinrude boat motors - one 15-horsepower and one seven-and-a-half-horsepower, according to Smith.LPD Patrolman Greg...

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Gawarecki graduates with honors

Krista Michelle Gawarecki of Big Clifty was on the dean’s list at Western Kentucky University.The daughter of Pauletta and James Gawarecki Jr., Michelle is majoring in Psychology. She graduated in May with the highest honor of Summa Cum Laude. Michelle hopes to work with children in the future.Her family and friends are very proud of her.

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Croghan to celebrate 100th!

Mrs. Ethel Croghan of Leitchfield, Kentucky will be celebrating her 100th birthday on July 29, 2014.In honor of this special achievement, her family would like to invite family, friends, neighbors, and any other acquaintances to join them at the Millwood Community Center on Saturday, August 2 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.The family is requesting that no gifts be given; however, birthday cards are welcome.Refreshments will be served.

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TLRMC looks to save $1.7 mil

Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center looks to save more than $1.7 million over the next 15 years after it refinances bonds issued in 2009 for the recent expansion on the front of the hospital.The Grayson County Hospital Foundation Board, Grayson County Hospital District Board, and Grayson County Public Hospital District Corporation met in a joint meeting on Thursday evening, July 17 to authorize the refinancing of the aforementioned bonds.The 20-year, $12.5 million Build A...

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Franchise restaurant may come to L’field

The City of Leitchfield and Leitchfield-Grayson County Industrial Development Corporation recently approved the sale of property to an as-yet-unannounced franchise restaurant business pending approval from the franchise owners.In a special-called meeting on Thursday morning, July 17, the Leitchfield City Council discussed selling the former XYZ Auto Sales, located at 511 South Main Street in Leitchfield, which currently belongs to the city and the industrial corporation....

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Moped rear-ends car, injuring one

One man was injured when the moped he was operating collided with a passenger car on Thursday afternoon on Brandenburg Road.The incident occurred in front of Firefighter Park when, according to witnesses at the scene, a gold Chevrolet Impala which was travelling north on Brandenburg Road (Highway 259 North) slowed to a stop, waiting to turn left onto Goff Drive.Witnesses stated that the moped driving behind the Impala failed to slow and rear-ended the car.The ...

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Utilities Commission saves $318,000

The Leitchfield Utilities Commission will save more than $318,000 by fiscal year 2036 thanks to savvy refinancing of a loan that the commission took out in 1995.The loan’s original rate of 4.5 percent was lowered to 3.62 percent thanks to the refinance and an annual savings of approximately $13,836 will begin next fiscal year.The bond refinance was discussed at the group’s regularly-scheduled bi-monthly meeting on Thursday, July 17.Also discussed b...

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ECTC Career Craze introduces students to industrial robotics

For the second summer, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has held “Career Craze” camps, designed to expose students to careers in various fields and industries.This year eighteen students between the ages of 11 and 15 participated in the Industrial Robotics Technology Camp from July 14-17. Career Craze camps are held at all 16 community and technical colleges throughout Kentucky.

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10 indicted in Grayson Circuit Court

Big Clifty resident Stephanie Petty, 45, was indicted in Grayson County Circuit Court on June 30 for theft of services from the Grayson County Water District.Petty is accused of having illegally turned on water service to her residence after the water district had shut off service.Petty is accused of stealing water service for more than a year and a half, beginning in August 2012 and continuing until it was discovered and shut off in March of this year.The val...

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Ray, Embry to wed

Mr. Dana Ray of Caneyville, Kentucky, along with Mr. and Mrs. Barry Embry of Quality, Kentucky, would like to announce the wedding of their children, Amber Nicole Ray and Austin Keith Embry.Amber Ray is the granddaughter of Tommie and Lynna Ray of Caneyville.Austin Embry is the grandson of Wendell and Nokie Embry of Quality, and Donald and Anna Grise of Huntsville.The weddign will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Sunny Point General Baptist Church w...

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Gifts celebrate 70 years

16, 1944 Gene and Esther Gift were married in Battle Creek, MI, at a small ceremony of family and friends.On July 19, 2014 a large reception was held at The Centre on Main to celebrate their 70 years of marriage. The reception was attended by family and friends from near and far.Gene and Esther have made Grayson County their home since 2004 and are members of the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Volunteers.Gene and Esther have three adorable childr...

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Guthrie supports legislation to keep Highway Trust Fund solvent

Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Tuesday, July 15, voted in support of H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014. “I’m pleased that the House was able to act in a bipartisan manner to protect key infrastructure projects and jobs across the country, without raising taxes,” said Guthrie. “H.R. 5021 provides...

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Register now to “bank on”

Registration has begun for United Way of Central Kentucky’s two free financial education workshops to be held in Leitchfield.The workshops, “Money Matters” and “Check It Out,” are part of United Way’s BankOn initiative and will be held at at the Leitchfield Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) campus at 5:30 p.m. on September 9 and Sept. 23.The first, “Money Matters,” will cover budgeting, creating a savings...

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Caneyville woman injured in crash

A Caneyville woman was flown to Louisville for injuries resulting from a car crash on Wednesday morning, July 16.At around 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Caneyville Volunteer Fire Department, and Grayson County Emergency Medical Services responded to a single-vehicle accident near the 4100 block of Bowling Green Road in Caneyville.Debra Hanks, 60, of Caneyville, was travelling south on Bowling Green Road when the Ford Taurus she was driving dropped of...

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