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General

  • Three missing teens found

    Just two days after Leitchfield’s police chief issued a public plea for help in locating her, a missing Leitchfield teen was found.
    Haliey Mercer, 17, was discovered at a home on King Road Friday night, after the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that she might be there. Sheriff’s deputies and Leitchfield police officers responded and found her hiding inside.
    Mercer appeared unharmed, authorities said, and had been at the home voluntarily.

  • Kentucky's governor praises Plastikon during ribbon cutting

    Plastikon celebrated 10 years in Leitchfield and the recent doubling of its plant with a ribbon cutting and speech by Gov. Matt Bevin June 14.
    Plastikon workers and several members of the community gathered in the company’s new Commerce Drive facility to hear Bevin as well as company CEO Bernard Fried and plant manager John Yates tout its successes.

  • Leitchfield budget forecasting red ink

    Leitchfield’s proposed 2017-18 budget projects a shortfall of more than $400,000.
    The spending plan was discussed during Monday’s city council meeting.
    With carryover funds from this fiscal year, which ends June 30, and projected income, the city’s general fund is expected to top more than $14 million. Utilities will have a roughly $17 million budget, and tourism more than $1 million.

  • Repairs trump relocation

    Moving two Grayson County offices is now off the table.
    During the June 16 Fiscal Court meeting, it was announced that the Grayson County Clerk’s Office and the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office will not be moving to the county’s Old Judicial Building on Leitchfield’s East White Oak Street.
    Instead, both will remain in their current locations on Leitchfield’s Public Square.

  • Relay for Life raises money for cancer research
  • Police: missing teen's death confirmed

    A Leitchfield teen missing since early April has been confirmed dead, the Leitchfield Police Department announced early Tuesday.

    Police said two men fishing in Hardin County Monday found what appeared to be human remains on the bank beneath a bridge on KY 84, near the Western Kentucky Parkway, around 4 p.m.

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the site and determined the remains were human. Information obtained during the initial investigation confirmed the remains were those of Savannah Crawford, police said.

  • New principal named at Lawler

    A Hardin County educator has been tapped to become Lawler Elementary School’s new principal.
    The hiring of Alicia Brooks was announced during the June 8 meeting of the Grayson County school board. She replaces Brad Vincent, who stepped back from administration to return to the classroom.
    Brooks is a Las Vegas native who began her teaching career there. She spent nine years in the classroom before becoming an assistant principal at an elementary school, a post she held for 1 1/2 years.

  • Student faces daunting price tag for opportunity of a lifetime

    It’s a big honor — but one that comes with an equally big price tag.
    The Kentucky Ambassadors of Music is the state’s premier summer program for band and choral students. Students from across the state are nominated on the basis of their musicianship, leadership and character, with about 250 making the final cut and being invited to attend.
    Those selected will spend two weeks touring and performing in seven European countries. The trip and concert series happen in July every two years, with the next tour slated for June 30-July 15, 2018.

  • Hospital, providers switch billing practices

    Four health care providers with offices on the campus of Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center are switching billing practices, in a move TLRMC says is needed for its longterm financial health.
    As of June 1, Drs. Craig Johnson, Jennifer Camas and Gregory Skaggs, as well as nurse practitioner Clay Vincent, are switching to “provider-based billing,” the hospital announced June 1.

  • Young author's work coming to the pages of The Record

    The work of a Grayson County High School freshman will help educate other students about life in early 20th century America.
    The Record plans to serialize a short story written by Katlyn Guyton about a young girl’s life in Kansas during the Dust Bowl. The chapters will appear this fall on the Newspapers In Education pages.
    Katlyn, who is 14, wrote the story this spring for a Grayson County Middle School class taught by Rita Mullins. It was part of a language arts class the then-eighth-grader was taking.