http://www.graysonrecord.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Grayson County pension forum set for Oct. 23 http://www.graysonrecord.com/content/grayson-county-pension-forum-set-oct-23 <p> By Michaela Priddy<br /> The Record<br /> 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.<br /> 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.<br /> Leitchfield names new police chief http://www.graysonrecord.com/content/leitchfield-names-new-police-chief <img src="http://www.graysonrecord.com/sites/www.graysonrecord.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gr-20171019-newchief.jpg" alt="Bryan Langdon will now serve as the permanent Leitchfield police chief after his appointment by the city council Oct. 16. He&#039;d been serving as interim chief since former chief Kevin Henderson was named Grayson County Judge Executive." title="Bryan Langdon will now serve as the permanent Leitchfield police chief after his appointment by the city council Oct. 16. He&#039;d been serving as interim chief since former chief Kevin Henderson was named Grayson County Judge Executive." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By Michaela Priddy<br /> The Record<br /> Leitchfield City Council voted Monday to appoint Bryan Langdon the new city police chief.<br /> 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.<br /> Fiscal court approves changes to county fire dues ordinance http://www.graysonrecord.com/content/fiscal-court-approves-changes-county-fire-dues-ordinance <img src="http://www.graysonrecord.com/sites/www.graysonrecord.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gr-20171019-fiscalcourt.jpg" alt="Magistrates Curtis Wells, left, Brad Brown and Jason Dennis look over some documents during the Oct. 13 Grayson County Fiscal Court meeting. The court held a special meeting to take a final vote on changes to the county fire dues ordinance." title="Magistrates Curtis Wells, left, Brad Brown and Jason Dennis look over some documents during the Oct. 13 Grayson County Fiscal Court meeting. The court held a special meeting to take a final vote on changes to the county fire dues ordinance." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> During a special meeting Oct. 13, Grayson County Fiscal Court approved the second and final reading of changes to the county&rsquo;s fire dues ordinance.<br /> The changes allow the Grayson County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office to receive up to a 3 percent fee for collecting fire dues for the county&rsquo;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&rsquo;s office.<br /> Clarkson debates fire department-related purchases http://www.graysonrecord.com/content/clarkson-debates-fire-department-related-purchases <img src="http://www.graysonrecord.com/sites/www.graysonrecord.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gr-20171019-clarkson.jpg" alt="Clarkson officials discuss the city&#039;s budget during their October meeting." title="Clarkson officials discuss the city&#039;s budget during their October meeting." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> 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.<br /> 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.<br /> Tax collection site on the move http://www.graysonrecord.com/content/tax-collection-site-move <p> With property tax season rapidly approaching, Caneyville officials are announcing a tax payment site in the city.<br /> Sheriff Norman Chaffins&rsquo; 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.<br /> And with tax bills headed out soon, Chaffins is noting some changes this year in the payment process.<br /> Man receives award for role in rescue http://www.graysonrecord.com/content/man-receives-award-role-rescue <img src="http://www.graysonrecord.com/sites/www.graysonrecord.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gr-20170928-pilotaward.jpg" alt="A Louisville man recently was recognized by the Kentucky Sheriff&#039;s Association for his role in locating and rescuing a missing Grayson County man last summer. Pictured are, from left, Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins, National Sheriff&#039;s Association president Harold Eavenson, award recipient Mike Payne and Kentucky Sheriff&#039;s Association president Kevin Corman. Panye, a helicopter pilot, volunteered his time and helicopter to search for the man." title="A Louisville man recently was recognized by the Kentucky Sheriff&#039;s Association for his role in locating and rescuing a missing Grayson County man last summer. Pictured are, from left, Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins, National Sheriff&#039;s Association president Harold Eavenson, award recipient Mike Payne and Kentucky Sheriff&#039;s Association president Kevin Corman. Panye, a helicopter pilot, volunteered his time and helicopter to search for the man." align="left" hspace="6" width="82" height="85" /><p> A Louisville man recently received the &ldquo;Citizen Support Award&rdquo; from the Kentucky Sheriff&rsquo;s Association for his role in a Grayson County rescue this summer.<br /> Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins recommended Mike Payne for the award, presented at the association&rsquo;s annual banquet Sept. 14.<br /> Payne, a helicopter pilot, was instrumental in finding Denver Wood after he went missing the night of Aug. 31, 2016.<br /> County receives nearly $28K in grants for new park http://www.graysonrecord.com/content/county-receives-nearly-28k-grants-new-park <img src="http://www.graysonrecord.com/sites/www.graysonrecord.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gr-20170928-grants.jpg" alt="A more than $7,000 matching grant from Kentucky&#039;s Land Water Conservation Fund will help build a new picnic pavilion in Logsdon Valley Waterfall Park, adjacent to the amphitheater." title="A more than $7,000 matching grant from Kentucky&#039;s Land Water Conservation Fund will help build a new picnic pavilion in Logsdon Valley Waterfall Park, adjacent to the amphitheater." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> 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.<br /> 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.<br /> The main trailhead is in the county park.<br /> Three arrested in connection with funeral home burglary http://www.graysonrecord.com/content/three-arrested-connection-funeral-home-burglary <img src="http://www.graysonrecord.com/sites/www.graysonrecord.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gr-20170928-burglary-james_sullivan.jpg" alt="James Sullivan" title="James Sullivan" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Three people face criminal charges in connection with a bizarre break-in Sept. 13 at a Leitchfield funeral home.<br /> Jason Watson of Watson &amp; 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.<br /> 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 &ldquo;even passed out and took a nap in my office chair&rdquo; at one point.<br />