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Motorcycle strikes car, one injured

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One individual was injured in a motorcycle versus car crash in Clarkson on Friday, Aug. 29.At around 11:48 a.m. on Friday, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Clarkson Volunteer Fire Department, and Grayson County Emergency Medical Services responded to a report of an injury accident in front of 206 Millerstown Road - the residence of witness Timothy Barton - in Clarkson.According GCSO Chief Deputy Tony Willen, who responded to the accident, the motorcycle was travelling east on Millerstown Rd. when a car, travelling west on Millerstown Rd., turned left into a parking lot.Willen said the driver of the car did not see the motorcycle when turning left, and the motorcycle crashed into the car.


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A bench warrant was issued for Darren W. Kidd, 32.Tyler R. Hill, 21, pleaded guilty to assault in the fourth degree, domestic violence with a minor injury, and was sentenced to 30 days probation. Hill was ordered to pay $183 in court costs.Kimberly G. Hood, 51, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $500, and was sentenced to 10 days probation after two hours served on each charge. Hood was ordered to pay $183 in court costs....

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GC Health Center food inspections

The rating score of the establishment is determined by subtracting weighted point values of noted violations from 100. Unannounced inspections observe the overall operation including food source and protection; personnel; food equipment and utensils; maintenance of water and sewage systems; garbage and refuse disposal; insect, rodent and animal control; and storage of toxic items, among others. Critical violations, four and five points in weight, are items that, if uncorrected, carry the pote...

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A Grayson County native has been named vice president of safety, quality and patient experience for Baptist Health, responsible for leading the system’s efforts to provide the highest quality of care.Karen Higdon, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, will oversee all facets of safety, quality and patient experience, helping create a system-wide patient care model that incorporates consistency, value and clinical outcomes. Her new role with Baptist began Aug. 18.Higdon is the daughter ...

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The Cecilian Bank sponsors storytelling seminar for United Way and nonprofit partners

The Cecilian Bank, demonstrating its philanthropic spirit and commitment to the region, is partnering with United Way of Central Kentucky to provide free training to local nonprofits. The bank is sponsoring Kate Bringardner, with The Speaker’s Studio, who will use her public speaking and theater background help nonprofits unlock meaningful, personal stories to engage supporters.

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Miss Grayson County Fair

Miss Grayson CountyWinner - Jessica WoodFirst runner-up - Ashton FilburnSecond runner-up - Kelsey BashamThird runner-up - Cassandra RodkeyFourth runner-up - Kelsey CockrielMiss Congeniality - Cassandra RodkeyMiss Teen Grayson County Winner - Chasity WilliamsFirst runner-up - Alayna Johns...

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UPDATED: Three injured in head-on collision

Three individuals were injured when two vehicles collided head on near the entrance to the Clarkson Community Ball Park on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 27.At around 3:27 p.m. on Wednesday, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Clarkson Volunteer Fire Department, and Grayson County Emergency Medical Services were called to a report of a head-on collision near the Clarkson Community Ball Park on Elizabethtown Rd. (U.S. Hwy 62) in Clarkson.An accident report by responding GCSO Chief Deput...

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Peerman joins The GC News-Gazette

The staff of The Grayson County News-Gazette would like to welcome its newest member, Cathy Peerman.Originally from Vine Grove, Peerman has joined the staff of The GC News-Gazette as an advertising consultant.“I’m so very excited to start at the newspaper and be more involved in the community,” she said.Peerman graduated from North Hardin High School in 1995 and has lived in Grayson County for the past three years. She curre...

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The Welcome Matt

I love walking through the local indoor flea markets on a lazy Sunday afternoon.If you’re a collector like I am, these places can be treasure troves. I feel like an adventurer making my way through mazes of booths, littered with old clothes, books, VHS tapes (remember those?), and other assorted antiques. I feel a sense of pride when I’m able to rescue a literary classic from among the dozens of shelves of orphaned books.But as much as I love to wander, if yo...

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Four arrested in drug bust

Four individuals were arrested following a drug bust on Tuesday, Aug. 19.The Leitchfield Police Department and the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant on Aug. 19, at 209 Goff Drive in Leitchfield.While executing the search warrant, police officers found evidence of the manufacture of methamphetamine, in addition to other drug-related evidence, according to an LPD press release.46-year-old David Hicks was arrested for Manufactur...

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Director talks Aquatic first season

Leitchfield Aquatic Center Director Sabrina Durbin recently addressed City Tourism regarding the facility’s first season and her plans for next year.During the regularly scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 26 meeting of the Leitchfield Tourism Commission, Durbin said the two-and-a-half-month-long inaugural season of LAC saw the peak of its season in mid-July.According to Leitchfield Tourism Director Ilsa Johnson, in July, the facility earned total revenue of $105,775.03, $10,0...

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Local organ donors needed

Grayson County Circuit Court Clerk Stacie Blain has recently taken up the cause of encouraging more local individuals to sign up as registered organ donors.Currently, 28 percent of Grayson County’s population is on the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry, as opposed to the statewide 44 percent; and one person is added to the organ donation waiting list every 10 minutes.To hopefully inspire more people to register, Blain, in late July, gathered a group of local individual...

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USDA Farm Service Agency Reminds Producers:

USDA Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, John W. McCauley reminds producers that as of Aug. 6, producers with acres under contract through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can apply for early contract termination, as required by the 2014 Farm Bill. The deadline to request early CRP contract termination is Jan. 30, 2015. The effective date for early termination is no earlier than October 1, 2014. The CRP contract must been in effect for at least five years and other co...

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Superintendent speaks at Chamber breakfast

The recent Chamber of Commerce breakfast, held on Thursday, August 21 at the Centre on Main, was sponsored by the Grayson County Board of Education.Superintendent Barry Anderson gave the crowd an update on the start of the 2014-15 school year, explaining that educators were pleased to see a good turnout on the first day of school, with 4,157 students in attendance. That number is up 28 from last year’s first-day attendance.Anderson said that like the many business ...

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Two armed gunmen arrested in Caneyville

Two armed gunmen were arrested in Caneyville on Monday, August 25 following two unrelated incidents in which the lives of local residents and police officers were threatened.At approximately 9 a.m. first responders received a call from a subject in Caneyville who told them he would be at the four-way stop in 15 minutes with a pistol and would kill anyone he came into contact with, according to Sheriff Rick Clemons, who responded.Clemons said that the man then told E-911 ...

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Escaped fugitive captured after search, chase

An female inmate was on the run for more than two days before being recaptured on Monday night as the result of a multi-agency manhunt through Grayson County.22-year-old Elizabeth Ann Woosley, of Claggett Road in Leitchfield, escaped from the Grayson County Detention Center’s Female Facility at approximately 12:50 p.m. on Saturday, August 23 by “[pushing] her way through a group of civilians who were leaving after visiting with family members incarcerated at the Female ...

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Dear Savvy Senior,What kinds of reacher grabber tools can you recommend for seniors who need help picking things up off the ground. I bought a cheap one at Walmart a few months ago that doesn’t work very well for me, and would like to find one that does.Need a HandDear Need,A good reacher grabber is a very handy tool for anyone with mobility issues. It works like an extension of your arm allowing you to reach down an...

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Riggs to push crowdfunding bill, boosting job growth, investment in KY

With the goal of making it easier for Kentuckians to invest in new or growing businesses across the state, State Representative Steve Riggs said, on Monday, Aug. 25, that he will file legislation that would bring crowdfunding to the commonwealth.“This form of investment, which enables entrepreneurs to tap into a pool of hundreds if not thousands of investors, has really taken off in the last couple of years,” said Riggs, of Louisville. “Kickstarter is the most wid...

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