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Skate park closed after vandalism

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The Grayson County skate park has been temporarily closed following acts of vandalism that occurred at the park on the night of Tuesday, July 22.Grayson County Judge-Executive Gary Logsdon said the skate park, located off of Shauna Drive in Leitchfield, will remain closed until the perpetrator(s) of the vandalism at the park are apprehended to prevent further damages.“We’re closing it for a month [or] until we catch them…or it will only get worse,” Logsdon said.

 

Car crashes into Fastway #7

Photos | LPDOn Wednesday, July 23 at 10:52 p.m., the Leitchfield Police Department responded to a collision at Fastway #7, located at 720 South Main St. in Leitchfield.An investigation into the crash revealed that a 2004 Volkswagon - which was being hauled on a 1991 International Rollback, operated by Edward Purtee, of Hopkinsville - had fallen from the vehicle and travelled through the parking lot of the business before striking an east wall causing significant damage t...

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Guthrie supports legislation to combat human trafficking

This week, Congressman Brett Guthrie voted in support of a series of bills to combat human trafficking.“The growing industry of human trafficking is incredibly troubling,” said Guthrie. “Together, the House is taking a stand to end this horrific practice by providing additional support and resources to aid victims of trafficking.”Among the eight bills passed by the House of Representatives this week were H.R. 5135, the Human Trafficking Prevention...

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Search warrant leads to drug seizure

Law enforcement discovered and seized a total of 101 marijuana plants and other items from a Clarkson residence earlier this week.According to a press release from the Leitchfield Police Department, on Monday, July 21, the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and LPD obtained and executed a search warrant at a residence located on Cave Road in Clarkson.As a result of the investigation, 101 marijuana plants were seized along with equipment, chemicals, and parapherna...

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United Way’s Day of Action engages record number of volunteers

Demonstrating a commitment to strengthening our community, approximately 126 local community members took time out of their day on Saturday, June 21 to volunteer at local nonprofit agencies.For the third consecutive year, June 21s marked the United Way of Central Kentucky’s Day of Action - a region-wide volunteer event that convenes a broad spectrum of community members, families, and local companies to give a day of service to local non-profit agencies. They joined thousands...

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Guthrie’s student loan literacy bill passes House

On Thursday, July 24, a bipartisan bill introduced by Congressman Brett Guthrie passed the House by a vote of 405-11.H.R. 4984, the Empowering Students through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act, will reform the current guidelines to require annual counseling for student borrowers and enhance their understanding of financial aid.A June 2014 report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported that less than 50 percent of survey respondents with student debt had what ...

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Guthrie attends White House signing of Workforce Training Bill

Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Tuesday, July 22, attended the signing ceremony of H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.Passed in the House on July 9, H.R. 803 streamlines a complicated web of programs, grants states and localities greater flexibility, accelerates access to training for in-demand jobs, and incorporates heightened accountability over taxpayer dollars.“This is an important day for America’s workforce,” said Guthrie. “...

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T-Shirt Express seeks sign approval

A local business owner looking to display a new sign has encountered difficulties with receiving State and City approval.T-Shirt Express Owner John Allen addressed the Leitchfield City Council, during its regularly scheduled Monday, July 21 meeting, to discuss the issues that have arisen regarding posting a new sign in front of his business.Allen said he has not been granted approval to post his new sign, which will stick out from the building on a bracket, because accor...

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Freedom and Fiddling plays on

Intermittent drizzle kept the morning crowds low at the 2014 Freedom and Fiddling Festival. However, by the afternoon, more people braved the weather to enjoy the festivities.The Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship began Saturday, July 19 with the opening of vendor booths and the start of the competition. The festival also hosted a car show, small carnival rides, and trolley trips around the square.While the fiddling contest progressed through various instruments an...

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Court News

Aaron Glenn, 35, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, and was sentenced to 180 days probation after two days served, and was ordered to pay $183 in court costs.Thomas J. Lindsey, 28, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in the second degree, and was sentenced to 90 days probation after four days served. Lindsey was ordered to pay $183 in court costs.Larry L. Logsdon, 56, pleaded guilty to theft by deception/cold checks under $500, and was sentenced to 10 days probation af...

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Governor, state officials and energy leaders cut ribbon on construction of Kentucky’s first carbon capture pilot system

The Commonwealth’s first megawatt-scale carbon capture pilot unit at an operating power plant will soon be located at Kentucky Utilities Company’s E.W. Brown Generating Station, near Harrodsburg.The announcement was made during a press conference and ribbon cutting on the grounds of the facility this morning with Gov. Steve Beshear, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters, Paul W. Thompson, LG&E and KU Energy Chief Operating Officer, and other digni...

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Mattingly awarded key to the city

Photo | SubmittedMayor William Thomason, left, presents a key to the City of Leitchfield to Jimmy Mattingly during the Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship on Saturday, July 19.

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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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Detective stops runaway SUV with police cruiser

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 Leitch...

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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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