• Arrests follow threats to Grayson, Breckinridge schools

    A spate of threats against area schools has left one Leitchfield woman facing criminal charges in Breckinridge County and three students in legal hot water in Grayson County.
    Amber Heflin, 29, is charged with falsely reporting an incident. She was being held in the Breckinridge County Detention Center Tuesday. No bond information was available at press time.
    According to Breckinridge County officials, she is accused of sending a text message Feb. 20 to a counselor at Bethel Christian School implying a threat toward that school and to Ben Johnson Elementary School.

  • Coroner: Woman's death caused by flu

    The death toll from this year’s flu season in Kentucky has reached nearly 150 people – and includes a 34-year-old Grayson County woman who died in late January, just two days after her symptoms began.
    Grayson County Coroner Joe Brad Hudson said the woman, whose name has not been released by authorities, was found dead Jan. 25 in her Conoloway-area home by a nephew.
    The nephew told Hudson the woman had complained of being sick a couple of days before her body was found.

  • New city park officially named

    Leitchfield’s newest recreational offering officially has a name.
    During a recent meeting, the Leitchfield City Council voted to name the new baseball complex in James D. Beville Park the Leitchfield Sports Complex.
    The name was suggested by Mayor William Thomason.
    Council members also received an update on the continuing work at the complex from new parks director Greg Hudson.

  • Mariajuana in the mail

    A strange box arriving at the Caneyville Post Office led to the confiscation of 12 pounds of marijuana.
    According to a release from the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Detective Corey Knochel was contacted Feb. 15 about the package, which listed a Caneyville address but was actually destined for a location just inside Butler County.
    Officers contacted a U.S. postal inspector, who obtained a federal search warrant allowing them to open the box. Inside was the marijuana, which officers described as “high grade” and worth about $48,000 on the street.

  • Eveleigh Bridge reduced to one lane

    A portion of a major north-south artery out of Grayson County will be reduced to one lane for weeks, after Kentucky Transportation Cabinet inspectors found a crack in Eveleigh bridge over Rough River on Ky. 259.
    The bridge is near the Grayson/Breckinridge counties line, about nine miles north of Leitchfield.
    KYTC closed Ky. 259, also known as Brandenburg Road, to all traffic at the bridge Monday night “due to a potential structural issue and safety concerns for passing motorists.”

  • Major party candidates set in county races

    Republican primary voters will have several choices in races for Grayson County offices.
    In all, 60 people filed candidacy paperwork with the Grayson County Clerk’s office by the Jan. 30 deadline to run in either the non-partisan Leitchfield City Council and mayoral races, or as Republicans or Democrats in county races.
    Independent candidates have until April 2 to file, while write-in candidates have until Oct. 26 to file declarations of candidacy for the November general election. Only write-in votes for declared candidates will be counted.

  • Judge Executive hopeful arrested

    Less than two weeks after filing to become a candidate for Grayson County Judge-Executive, a Leitchfield man was arrested on warrants issued by a neighboring county.
    Randall Fowler, 59, was taken into custody by Grayson County sheriff’s deputies Dylan Bohn and Fred Norder at his home around 8:30 p.m. Feb. 1, on two warrants issued by Breckinridge County.
    He is accused of theft by deception, specifically writing cold checks valued at less than $500, according to Sheriff Norman Chaffins.

  • Changes coming to county baseball, softball programs

    With Leitchfield’s new baseball complex expected to open for play this spring, the city is poised to offer its own summer ball leagues.
    In the past Grayson County’s three largest communities offered a combined league. Under the new program, Clarkson and Caneyville will join forces for one league, with Leitchfield offering another.
    New Parks and Recreation Director Greg Hudson said the changes are not designed to limit families’ choices, though.

  • Empty bowls to benefit area hungry

    For a staggering number of Kentuckians, empty bowls at mealtimes are the norm.
    More than 700,000 Kentuckians — or one in six — don’t always know where their next meal will come from. More than 1 in 5 of Kentucky’s children lack consistent access to enough food for a healthy, active lifestyle.
    Too many families have to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities. Too many senior citizens are having to make trade-offs between food and medicine.

  • Man indicted on child sex abuse charges

    A Grayson County grand jury has indicted a Millwood man on five counts of sexually abusing an infant.
    James D. Armes, 36, was indicted on three counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 and two counts of first-degree sodomy involving a child younger than 12. He also faces counts of resisting arrest, menacing and being a persistent felony offender.