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  • Grayson County pension forum set for Oct. 23

    By Michaela Priddy
    The Record
    Local residents have an opportunity to learn more about the ongoing Kentucky pension crisis at a Grayson County Pension Forum, which is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 in the Grayson County Middle School auditorium.
    State Sen. Stephen Meredith, R-Leitchfield, and State Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, will reside over the forum, where they will be taking questions from the public about the crisis and planned reform.

  • Leitchfield names new police chief

    By Michaela Priddy
    The Record
    Leitchfield City Council voted Monday to appoint Bryan Langdon the new city police chief.
    Council members privately discussed in executive session applicants for the Leitchfield Police Chief in order to make a decision that night. Before entering executive session, Mayor William Thomason said no action or deal had been made at any time prior.

  • Fiscal court approves changes to county fire dues ordinance

    During a special meeting Oct. 13, Grayson County Fiscal Court approved the second and final reading of changes to the county’s fire dues ordinance.
    The changes allow the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office to receive up to a 3 percent fee for collecting fire dues for the county’s volunteer fire departments and for out-of-county property owners to use mailed-in forms to opt out of paying the dues, rather than having to physically bring the forms to the sheriff’s office.

  • Clarkson debates fire department-related purchases

    A new roof for the Clarkson fire station has been approved by the city commission, but buying a new fire department vehicle still is up in the air.
    During their meeting earlier this month, commissioners approved spending about $15,500 to re-roof the building. The city and fire department previously had approved a roughly $12,000 bid for the project, but the cost jumped after the roofer was able to get into the attic of the World War II-era building and noted some additional work that needed to be done.

  • Tax collection site on the move

    With property tax season rapidly approaching, Caneyville officials are announcing a tax payment site in the city.
    Sheriff Norman Chaffins’ office staff will set up shop from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 11 in the Purple Flash Community Center to allow people to pay property taxes there, rather than having to travel to Leitchfield.
    And with tax bills headed out soon, Chaffins is noting some changes this year in the payment process.

  • Man receives award for role in rescue

    A Louisville man recently received the “Citizen Support Award” from the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association for his role in a Grayson County rescue this summer.
    Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins recommended Mike Payne for the award, presented at the association’s annual banquet Sept. 14.
    Payne, a helicopter pilot, was instrumental in finding Denver Wood after he went missing the night of Aug. 31, 2016.

  • County receives nearly $28K in grants for new park

    Grayson County will receive nearly $28,000 in grant funding for improvements in and adjacent to Logsdon Valley Waterfall Park, the new county-created park at the foot of eastern Carroll Gibson Boulevard in Leitchfield.
    Monday, the Kentucky Department for Local Government announced a $7,414 grant for building a picnic pavilion in the park, and a $20,000 Recreational Trails Program grants to help build four miles of the new Taylor Fork Trail.
    The main trailhead is in the county park.

  • Three arrested in connection with funeral home burglary

    Three people face criminal charges in connection with a bizarre break-in Sept. 13 at a Leitchfield funeral home.
    Jason Watson of Watson & Hunt Funeral Directors posted details of the incident and several stills from security camera footage on his personal Facebook page the day after the incident.
    A man broke into the funeral home at 2373 Elizabethtown Road around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and then stayed for several hours. Watson said he “even passed out and took a nap in my office chair” at one point.

  • Chamber of Commerce celebrates members at annual dinner

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester
    Landmark News Service
    Plastikon Industries was named winner of the Twin Lakes Award during the Grayson County Chamber of Commerce’s annual membership meeting and dinner, held Sept. 21 at Rough River Dam State Resort Park.
    The Twin Lakes Award is the highest award the Chamber gives and recognizes great leadership. Individuals or businesses receiving it must have dedicated at least 10 years of service to the community.

  • Operation GC Storm nets 20 arrests, drugs

    A county-wide warrant round-up Sept. 23 by several law enforcement agencies netted 20 criminal arrests and summonses, according to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.
    During the sweep, coined “Operation GC Storm,” about 110 attempts to serve warrants and criminal summonses were made in about five hours, Sheriff Norman Chaffins said, adding that would have taken his deputies nearly two weeks to do by themselves.