Today's News

  • New marina to open at Rough River next month

    The landscape at Rough River Dam State Resort Park will be changing in coming weeks.
    During a March 9 meeting of the Friends of Rough River organization, park manager Michael Ricks announced that the long-planned relocation of the park’s marina is nearing completion.
    Efforts to move the marina to the north side of the lodge, between the Point and the beach, have been underway for years. The new spot, in deeper water, will allow the marina to be used year-round.

  • Clarkson smoking ordinance smoldering

    A planned vote Monday on a city-wide public smoking ban in Clarkson had to be delayed due to state law.
    The city commission was expected to take a second, and final, vote on an ordinance banning smoking in public, but city attorney Tom Goff stubbed that out. He said the commission couldn’t vote on the ordinance because it hadn’t been legally advertised prior to that night.
    After deciding to postpone the vote to April to allow the proposal to be advertised, the commission spent nearly an hour debating the pros and cons of a smoking ban.

  • Kentucky leaders weigh in on Rough River

    At least one of Kentucky’s federal leaders thinks current property owners at Rough River Lake shouldn’t bear the costs of a surveying choice made decades ago, and is stepping in to try to help.

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make major changes to a plan it’s developed to address flowage easement “encroachment” there.

  • Byway extension dead -- for now

    Extending the William Thomason Byway around Leitchfield’s west side is off the table — at least for now.

    That’s the word from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in the form of a letter to Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason.

    The letter from Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas, dated Feb. 23, was included in an information packet given to the press at Monday’s city council meeting, but was not publicly discussed. It appears to be a response to a letter the city sent asking about the status of the west byway project.

  • State auditor releases sheriff's office reports

    The state auditor’s office recently released three reports focusing on the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.

    One audit focused on former Grayson County Sheriff Rick Clemons’ 2014 tax settlement; one looked at the 2014 tax settlement of incoming Sheriff Norman Chaffins; and the third examined Chaffins’ 2015 financial statement.

  • Boundary bluncer could cost residents thousands

    A surveying choice more than 60 years ago could translate to thousands of dollars in unexpected costs for property owners at Rough River Lake.

  • Groundbreaking set for new public use trail

    Work on Grayson County’s newest public recreation space is underway.
    During a meeting Feb. 25, the Public Trails Association of Grayson County announced the official groundbreaking for the new Taylor Fork Trail will be at 2:30 p.m. March 18. The ceremony will be at the new outdoor amphitheater below the Grayson County Judicial Center on Leitchfield’s Carroll Gibson Boulevard.

  • Council returns Jones to Utilities Commission

    A longtime member of the Leitchfield Utilities Commission has been returned to that board -- but not without some discussion.

    During their meeting Feb. 20, members of the Leitchfield City Council re-appointed Keith Jones to the commission on a 4-1 vote.

    Jones, whose four-year term on the commission was expiring, was one of three candidates for the job. Also throwing their hats in the ring were Marty Higdon and Clayton Miller.

    After a few minutes discussion, the council decided to vote on each candidate.

  • Embracing the past while looking to the future:

    Editor’s note: In honor of Women’s History Month, The Record is profiling several of the women-only and women-centered service clubs and organizations in Grayson County.

    The Grayson Springs Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution may be one of Grayson County’s newest service organizations, but they’ve already had a large impact on many.

  • Clarkson hears first reading of smoking ban

    Clarkson took the first steps Monday toward becoming the second Grayson County community to enact a public smoking ban.
    On a 4-0 vote, city commissioners approved the first reading of an ordinance restricting lighting up in spaces such as restaurants and convenience stores, after recommending some minor changes to the wording.
    A second, and possibly final, vote, will be taken at the commission’s March 13 meeting.