Today's News

  • Immunization changes may cause issues

    Grayson County parents are being urged to start planning now for new immunizations requirements taking effect for the 2018-19 school year.
    A new law requires all students to receive a Hepatitis A vaccine, and for students ages 16 and up to have meningitis boosters.
    Hepatitis A vaccination, though, requires two doses given six months apart. State health officials are recommending children receive the first shot by early February, so they will be able to complete the vaccination series by the time school starts in August.

  • New parks director brings passion for youth to the job

    A retired U.S. Marine will be taking the helm of Leitchfield’s parks program.
    During the Jan. 2 city council meeting, it was announced that Greg Hudson had been hired for the newly-created position of parks and recreation director.

  • Health Fair coming Jan. 20

    Those looking to improve their health in 2018 can get a head start Jan. 20 at the second annual Community Health Fair.
    Set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Leitchfield’s Centre on Main, the fair will include 50 informational booths and displays. Those attending also will have the chance to meet area health advocates, sample foods and take part in games and activities.

  • Group advocates bringing in Circles USA program

    A new community initiative could be key in breaking the cycle of poverty for some Grayson County residents.
    That was the message Jan. 5 from organizers of the Circles USA program in Joplin, Mo. A luncheon was held at Leitchfield’s Centre on Main to discuss the possibility of starting Kentucky’s first Circles chapter locally.
    The luncheon was the brainchild of Robert McKenzie, who was involved with the Circles program in Joplin before work brought him to Grayson County.

  • Overdose could lead to criminal charges

    Four Grayson County Detention Center inmates could be facing additional charges after apparently overdosing.
    Emergency medical crews were called to the Detention Center Annex at 203 S. Heyser Drive around 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2, after the men were found unresponsive and in respiratory distress.

  • Leitchfield native retires from highways post

    A Louisville man has been named the new state highway engineer in the wake of Leitchfield resident Patty Dunaway’s retirement.
    Andy Barber’s appointment was announced late last week by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas. He previously was deputy state engineer for project deliver and preservation and was project manager on the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project.
    Dunaway retired at the end of 2017, after nearly 28 years with the Transportation Cabinet.

  • Zoning change OK'd for Wallace Avenue property

    A move to re-zone more than 22 acres off Leitchfield’s Wallace Avenue near Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center has cleared its first hurdle.
    The area in question is roughly 22.34 acres on the southeast corner of Wallace Avenue, across from the Kelley Medical Center side of the TLRMC complex.
    Monday night, the city’s Planning Commission signed off on changing the current zoning of R-1 single family residential, low density, and P-1 public/institution to C-1 highway commercial. The vote was unanimous; however, member R.C. Constant was absent.

  • Thanksgiving meals offered by area churches

    For more than a dozen years, Leitchfield United Methodist Church has opened its doors and kitchen to all of Grayson County, offering a free Thanksgiving meal to anyone.
    The church, at 201 W. Main St., transforms its “The Rock” fellowship hall into feast central. Turkey, all the trimmings, desserts and beverages are served by volunteers from tables along the perimeter of the room. The rest of the space is used for seating.
    This year, the meal again will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 23, men’s ministry president David Martin said.

  • Courthouse review planned

    Magistrates should know by early next year whether the Grayson County courthouse can support a new roof  and what other repairs and upgrades are needed in the building.
    At the end of a nearly four-hour meeting Nov. 8, Grayson County Fiscal Court signed off on hiring Brandstetter Carrol of Lexington to do a full analysis of the courthouse.
    The courthouse, in the center of Leitchfield’s Public Square, was built in 1938. It has a flat roof supported by metal trusses — and that roof is proving a nightmare for those who work in the building.

  • Truck nearly hits sheriff's office

    By Michaela Priddy
    The Record