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Fire truck catches fire

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A wrecked Jeffersonville fire truck caught on fire in Leitchfield on Monday afternoon, Oct.20.At around 3:12 p.m. on Monday, the Leitchfield Fire and Police Departments responded to a report that the bottom of a fire truck that was being towed by Stevenson’s Wrecker Service had caught fire near Marathon on West White Oak St.The fire truck, formerly belonging to the Jeffersonville Fire Department, out Jeffersonville, IN, had reportedly been wrecked and was being towed for Orville Green, whom had purchased the truck to scrap it for parts, said First Assistant Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall on the scene.


KACo to release activity booklet to educate youth about county government

Educating youth about the importance and functionality of county government is a goal of the K.E.Y. program and activity guide to be released at a presentation at 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 27 at Clarkson Elementary School in Clarkson.Third- and fourth-grade students have been invited to join Grayson County officials at this presentation of the Kentucky Association of Counties County Government Booklet: An activity guide for kids.The booklet is the first initiative un...

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Home for the Holidays series

The Grayson County Extension Office is excited to bring you a Home for the Holidays series of classes that are designed to get you holiday-ready! All the programs are free but advanced registration is required by calling 270-259-3492. The classes will be taught by Natalie Taul, Grayson County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences, and held at the Grayson County Extension Office on the following schedule:Holiday Side Dishes – Held November 11 at 5:30 and repeated on N...

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Fuller PT holds ribbon cutting

Fuller Physical Therapy held the official ribbon cutting for its new location in Leitchfield’s Southgate Mall on Thursday, Oct. 16.Fuller Physical Therapy CEO David Christopher Fuller, PT, DPT, MBA, said the Southgate Mall location of his business opened on Sept. 1 and has since been “swamped” with business.Fuller said the owners of the previous physical therapy practice in the location, The P.T. Place, were retiring and contacted him about taking over ...

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Beginner Sewing Classes for Adults

Beginner sewing classes for adults will be held on Saturday, November 8 and Saturday, November 22 at the Grayson County Extension Office from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.The class will be taught by Barbara Stiles, Certified Master Clothing Volunteer, and is geared for people that own a sewing machine and want to learn how to use it. Participants must bring their sewing machine book with them to the class.There are a limited number of machines available for those that do no...

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District Court News

Derrick R. Kerr, 38, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $500, and was sentenced to 10 days probation after two hours served on each charge. Kerr was ordered to pay $183 in court costs.A bench warrant was issued for Terry D. Goldsmith, 61.Jeremy J. Kelly, 21, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft by unlawful taking under $500, and was sentenced to 30 days probation after four days served on each charge, with time served to run co...

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Free Lawler Fall Festival

The Lawler Fall Festival will offer up fun for families on Friday, October 24.Games, booths, even a haunted house, all from 5 p.m. until 7 pm.Also, there will be a live auction with lots of great items starting at 7:15pm.Admission is free.

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Representative Moore in Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare

Photo| Bud Kraft, LRC Public InformationRep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, makes a point during discussion on medical marijuana during the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare meeting in Frankfort.

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Keeping Food Safe

Food safety is important for everyone – and consumers are becoming increasingly interested in correct methods for preparing and storing the meals that they provide to their families.The Extension Office will offer an informative training session on food safety, and will teach you safe food handling practices, safe temperatures for food, proper storing methods and how to recognize the signs of food-borne illnesses.This free class will be held on Thursday, October 30...

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Historical Society hosts candidate meet-and-greet

The Grayson County Historical Society is having a meet and greet the candidates so the public can have the opportunity to come and share some time with them.This will be on November 1, 2014 at the Jack Thomas House, 122 East Main Street, Leitchfield from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.Along with this, we will be unveiling the 2014 Grayson County Hometown Christmas ornament. They will be for sale for $15.Don’t miss the opportunity to be the first to get your ornament...

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Plastikon GM talks expansion

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Plastikon announced this week that the company looks to add 100,000-square-feet to its Leitchfield location over the next year, resulting in the creation of 65 to 100 new, local jobs.The plastics provider is expected to invest approximately $10.3 million into the project, according to a news release from Beshear’s office.“This is our third project with Plastikon since 2007, which is a great indicator of the strength of Kent...

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Embry passes probationary period

Leitchfield Utilities Superintendent Dwight Embry recently completed the 90-day probationary period for his position, and the Utilities Commission is pleased with his work so far.During the regularly scheduled, Thursday, Oct. 17 meeting of the Leitchfield Utilities Commission, an executive session was held to review Embry’s work during his probationary period.Utilities Chairman Robert Crawford said, following the executive session, that the Utilities Commission sup...

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Cougars claim first-ever District crown

The Cougar soccer team made more history last Tuesday evening when they won their first-ever 11th District Championship with a 4-1 victory over the Meade County Green Wave.The game was played under terrible conditions at Butler County’s Charles Black Park. While there was no rain during the game, the heavy rains of the previous days and more the morning of the game left the field a quagmire. The ground in front of both goals were mud pits with large areas of standing water....

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Lady Cougars runners-up in District

In a game played in a steady downpour last Wednesday at the Cougar Soccer Field, the top-seeded Meade County Lady Waves beat the Grayson County Lady Cougars 2-1 in the championship game of the 11th District Tournament.The Lady Cougars had made it into the final with a 5-0 win over Breckinridge County on Monday.Despite the heavy rain which had been falling all day, the playing surface at the Grayson County facility was in terrific shape. For the most part, both teams had ...

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Middle school girls drop two at North

The girls middle school basketball teams travelled to Greenville Thursday evening and came away with a pair of losses to the Muhlenberg North Lady Stars.After both teams opened their seasons with wins at home over Breckinridge County on Tuesday, their trip to North was less successful. In the opener, poor free-throw shooting doomed the seventh-graders to a 29-23 loss.The eighth-grade team controlled the action in the first half, but scored just two points in the second h...

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Three-car crash sends three to hospital

Three individuals were taken to the hospital following a three-car collision on Friday afternoon, Oct. 17.At approximately 4:27 p.m. on Friday, the Leitchfield Police and Fire Departments (LPD and LFD) and Grayson County Emergency Medical Services (GCEMS) responded to a three-car injury crash in front of Dollar General on Elizabethtown Road in Leitchfield.Investigating LPD Sergeant Robert Jackson said at the scene that, prior to the accident, a red MINI Cooper was waitin...

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Stolen car found in Rough River Lake

A car discovered in Rough River Lake on Tuesday evening was reportedly stolen from Tractor Supply Company in Leitchfield that same day.A call came in to E-911 dispatch at just before 6 p.m. on Oct. 14 when a passerby noticed a white passenger car partially submerged in Rough River Lake at the Eveleigh boat ramp.By the time Leitchfield Fire Department (LFD) divers arrived on scene, the vehicle was fully submerged and was several yards out into the lake.First re...

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Wease “lucky” after seatbelt malfunction

A one-vehicle accident on Highway 62 surprised first responders by causing no injuries, despite its severity and the driver’s seatbelt malfunctioning.38-year-old David E. Wease, of Big Clifty, was travelling east on Hwy 62 (Elizabethtown Road) approximately one-half mile east of Big Clifty when the accident occurred at 8:39 a.m. on Tuesday morning.Wease was operating a 1997 Chevrolet pick-up truck, and lost control of the vehicle due to wet roadways, according to t...

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