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Couple arrested in meth bust

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A Leitchfield couple was arrested following a drug bust last Thursday, Sept. 11.On Sept. 11, the Leitchfield Police Department (LPD) and the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force (GHCNTF) executed a search warrant at 932 Clarkson Thomas School Road in Leitchfield.During the execution, officers found evidence consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine, as well as other drug-related crimes, according to a news release from the LPD.The executed search warrant led to the arrests of Joseph VanMeter, 27, and Kellie VanMeter, 25, the release read.


Adopt-a-Highway groups ready to ‘fall sweep’ roadsides

Volunteers will be out in force next to “fall sweep” Kentucky’s highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces that Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week is Sept. 15-21.“The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the efforts of our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers. For 26 years they have worked selflessly to keep roadways in their communities beautiful and litter-free,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said.

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How You Can Handle Outage Recovery Following Severe Weather

September is National Preparedness Month, and Kentucky Utilities Company offers four proactive steps to take in advance of and following severe weather.

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During National Honey Month, buy local to help a beekeeper…or become one

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer urges Kentuckians to enjoy Kentucky Proud honey as part of a healthy diet during National Honey Month.“Honey is a natural sweetener, but it also has numerous other benefits,” Comer said. “When you buy local Kentucky Proud honey, you’re buying a product that you can serve to your family with confidence. You’re also helping a local beekeeper make a living.”

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Students continue to raise the testing bar

Grayson County High School students are continuing the upward trend in ACT scores this year.According to District Assessment Coordinator Carla Purcell, “The trend is definitely increasing.”She went on to say that looking at the data, it is clear that there was “a spike in the data in 2012, a levelling in 2013, and then our highest scores ever in 2014.”High school juniors statewide are required to take the test, and GCHS students devote ...

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Camp Loucon a “hidden gem”

Camp Loucon has been a part of the Grayson County community since 1952, and continues to offer area residents a variety of unique opportunities.The 679-acre campus on Annetta Road (Highway 259 South) is most commonly associated with the summer camp hosted there each year, though Program Director Josh Huddy pointed out that Loucon has much more to offer.Huddy spoke to the Grayson County Chamber of Commerce about the available opportunities at a recent Chamber luncheon whi...

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Park expansion offers new opportunities

The skate park area below the new Judicial Building has seen some serious upgrades recently, and more will be coming soon.Craig Logsdon, who heads up the county’s maintenance program, said that the goal is to make the space - which was unused until somewhat recently - into an area where children and adults alike can enjoy the amenities.With a basketball court and skate park already in place, the county recently made the decision to add a sand volleyball court, walk...

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Lovell named WRECC legal counsel

Marc Lovell has been chosen legal counsel for Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation.Lovell, an attorney with the law firm of HarlinParker, in Bowling Green, has 23 years of litigation experience in federal and state trial and appellate courts. In May 1988, he graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in accounting and received his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1991.Lovell replaces Keith Carwell, who retired after 16 y...

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Last weeks of pregnancy make a big difference

Prior to being born, Kennady Salsman’s parents did many things to help insure that she came into this world as healthy as possible. Krista Salsman watched what she ate, avoided caffeine, took her prenatal vitamins every day and went to regular check-ups with her OB/GYN, Dr. Wendy Lee. New dad, Corey Salsman, also went to the prenatal office visits, kept informed about the developmental milestones of his daughter and helped his wife however he could. Krista even had an app on her phone t...

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Gubernatorial candidate visits GC

The election to determine Kentucky’s next governor won’t take place until 2015, but the race is already starting to pick up.Republican Kentucky Gubernatorial Candidate Hal Heiner, of Louisville, visited Grayson County on Wednesday, Sept. 10 to allow local residents the opportunity to express their opinions regarding the next administration.Heiner, an engineer and businessman who announced his candidacy in March of this year, is currently travelling full-time ...

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LPD cracks down on student drop-off, pick-up

As many may have noticed while taking their children to school, two new signs have been posted that read “No Loading or Unloading of Students” on Wallace Avenue in Leitchfield.These signs have recently been put into place due to numerous past instances in which children have nearly been struck by vehicles travelling on Wallace Ave., according to Detective Kevin Smith, of the Leitchfield Police Department.

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Certer Five Generations

Ray Carter, 92, a native of Grayson County and former long-time resident of Leitchfield, is shown at his residence in Georgetown, Texas holding his great-great grandson Carter Lindsey, (2 months). He is surrounded by (l-r) his daughter Janice Carter Lindsey, great-grandson Reagan Lindsey, and grandson Brian Lindsey, all of Texas.

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BBB Announces Film and Art Contest

Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is proud to announce it has teamed up with the Kentucky Youth Film Festival for a high school student contest!Entries are now being accepted from high school students in these categories:· Public Spot Announcement (PSA) or Commercial (:60 in length)· Animation· Documentary (5-8 minutes in length)· Poster (Graphic Design and Visual Art Cat...

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Cougars bury visiting Bears 11-1

Sophomore Conner Schultz had five goals and seniors Eric Liptak and Max Scharf had three apiece as the Cougar varsity soccer team overwhelmed the visiting Butler County Bears 11-1 in a district contest at the Cougar soccer field.In the second game of the evening, the Cougar JV squad got two goals from sophomore Caleb Powell as they won their first game of the season, 4-0 over the visiting Bears.VARSITY GAMEThe Cougars w...

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Comer launches mobile science units to teach KY kids about agriculture

Kentucky students will use a dazzling array of high-tech instruments to learn about agriculture when the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s new Mobile Science Activity Centers (MSAC) hit the roads this fall.Agriculture Commissioner James Comer officially launched the new units in a ceremony last month during the Kentucky State Fair at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.“Most school children are two, three, or more generations removed from the farm...

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Protesters seek accused stepfather’s release

Shouting voices and honking horns could be heard across Public Square on Friday morning as a group gathered with handmade signs to petition for the release of Jason Applebee, who is being held at the Grayson County Detention Center in relation to the death of his 9-year-old step-daughter this past Sunday.Applebee was arrested on Sept. 7, the day his step-daughter, Laura Renfrow, died on her family’s lawn after being run over by a pick-up truck.According to first re...

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12 indicted in Circuit Court

Two women and 10 men were indicted in Grayson County Circuit Court this month in relation to theft, drug and other charges.- Jeremy Wright, 37, of Kelly Road in Caneyville, was indicted for theft by unlawful taking or disposition of an automobile worth between $500 and $10,000; theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property valued at under $500; criminal mischief in the third degree; and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.Wright’s charges s...

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Tall tomatoes

Nathan Clark grew Early Grow Tomato plants that are now 12 feet 10 inches tall at his home on Grayson Street in Quail Run.

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