The Leitchfield Utilities Commission recently approved the purchase and installation of a new motor for a high-service pump at the City water plant.According to Leitchfield Utilities Superintendent Kevin Pharis, a 125-horsepower motor for one of the three pumps that sends water into town has burned up and needs to be replaced.The replacement motor will cost approximately $9,680 plus $173 per hour for manpower, a service truck, and a crane to install the new motor, Pharis said.The $6,500 cost of repairing the current motor would ultimately not save the City money because each time a motor is repaired, it loses some efficiency, according to Pharis.
Four structures were destroyed by fire within the space of a week, according to Leitchfield Fire Chief Jerry Schlosser.The most recent of the incidents occurred on Tuesday night, March 4 at just after 10 p.m. when an abandoned home on Warren Purcell Road, around 12 miles west of Leitchfield became completely engulfed in flames.No one was in the home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported in connection.Both Leitchfield Fire Department and Rough ...
School on a Saturday? It sounds like every student’s worst nightmare, but thanks to an icy winter that kept kids out of classrooms for 14 school days, it may become one way to save summer break.On Thursday afternoon, Grayson County Schools Superintendent Barry Anderson released two possible plans to get in the necessary make-up days for the current school year.According to Anderson, the school district’s approved calendar for the year includes 173 instruction...
Working at The GC News-Gazette the past few months has been nothing short of an experience. When I accepted the job, I would have never imagined that my co-workers would end up becoming a couple of my closest friends. With that being said, friends are pretty good about noticing things, both good and bad, that you may have not noticed before; these two made me well aware of my excessive cell phone usage.
The results of the regular Grayson County food inspections for January and February have been released. 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 storag...
Leonard Raymond Newton, Sr., age 57, of Millwood, KY, passed away Tuesday, (March 4, 2014) at his home.He was born on June 24, 1956 in Leitchfield, KY, the son of the late Lonnie Everett and Elzora Durbin Newton.He loved riding his motorcycle, and anything pertaining to motorcycles. He also loved to hunt. He attended The Little Church in Shrewsbury.
Photo | TLRMCMarch is colon cancer awareness month, and Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center employees Vicki Beville, left, and Pat Bratcher look at colon cancer information in the hospital lobby.Colon cancer is second leading cause of cancer deaths in Kentucky, but it is treatable if caught early. The information table is sponsored by the Kentucky Cancer Program, the Lincoln Trail District Cancer Council, and TLRMC.
State Representative Leslie Combs’ goal of increasing financing opportunities for Kentucky’s major construction projects cleared a key hurdle on Thursday, March 6 when the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee voted for her legislation.
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