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General

  • Dog fight: family, shelter workers growl over packed-off pup

    A dispute over a wandering pup spilled over into Monday’s Leitchfield City Council meeting.
    At odds are Andy Decker and his family and the Leitchfield Animal Shelter and Twin Lakes Humane Society.
    Decker told council members that his nearly six-month-old Great Pyrenees/Great Dane took off from his home along Providence Road Nov. 10 but by the middle of the month had been shipped to a Columbus, Ohio, animal rescue group via the Leitchfield Animal Shelter.

  • Use shovel, face trouble

    A contractor digging off U.S. 62 in Clarkson struck a gas line, disrupting service to several homes and a business.
    The incident happened the morning of Nov. 29 and impacted 15 houses and one business, K’s Cafe, in the northern section of downtown.
    Leitchfield Utilities supplies natural gas in Clarkson. Utilities superintendent Dwight Embry said it took about five hours to get service restored to all those effected.
    “It was a very cold day, and we know that puts a hardship

  • Area business conducting coat, toy drive

    A Leitchfield business is collecting toys, clothing and food to help those in need this holiday season.
    Cash Express’ 14th annual toys and kids’ coats drive will continue through Dec. 10, store manager Connie Allen and assistant manager Renee Hazelwood said.
    They term the program a “celebration of giving,” a chance for people to “become a blessing to the families in our community.”
    New items can be dropped off at Cash Express, 504 S. Main, Leitchfield, during business hours.

  • Grayson County Clerk's office receives clean audit report

    A recent audit of the 2017 financial statement of the Grayson County Clerk’s office revealed no problems, according to State Auditor Mike Harmon.
    The audit report was issued this week, and covers the 2017 calendar year.
    The county clerk’s office is responsible for collecting certain taxes, such as those for motor vehicles. It also is responsible for issuing licenses, maintaining county records and property deeds, and providing other services. Clerks’ offices are funded through fees, set by state law, collected in conjunction with those duties.

  • Police investigating bomb report

    Two people who’d recently been shot by someone trying to break into their barn have now reported finding an explosive device on their property.
    Johnnie Hayes called authorities Sunday to report the device outside a barn at his Richland Road home.
    Grayson County sheriff’s deputies responded and confirmed the device was a bomb; the Kentucky State Police bomb squad was called in, also confirmed the device contained explosives, and removed it for later detonation.

  • Republicans carry the day in Grayson County elections

    Grayson County voters supported crime victim’s rights, alcohol sales near Rough River, and Republicans in Tuesday’s elections.
    In all 8,777 of the county’s 18,464 registered voters went to the polls -- a turnout of roughly 48 percent. Earlier in the day, precinct workers had said it was one of the busiest midterm elections in recent memory.

  • High-tech equipment comes to St. Paul

    Students at St. Paul Catholic Elementary School are using technology in ways they’ve never been able to before, thanks to a state grant,

    Working with the Grayson County School District, St. Paul was able to receive state “title” funding to buy Chromebooks for its 49 students in kindergarten through eighth grades.

    Principal Chris Reed said before the Chromebooks’ arrival, students used a mix of older computer equipment that had been donated to the school.

  • State funds headed toward county roads

    More than $300,000 in state funding will translate to miles of resurfacing for three Grayson County roads.

    County Judge Executive Kevin Henderson announced Oct. 26 that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet was releasing $342,000 in discretionary funds to the county.

    The money will be used to resurface about 1.6 miles of Crook Road and about 2.3 miles of Layman Road, both in the 6th Magisterial District, and nearly 4.2 miles of Old Hartford Road in the 2nd District.

  • Safe Spots await Halloween ghosts and goblins

    Grayson County will welcome Halloween — and those loot-demanding trick-or-treaters — with several events Oct. 31.
    The granddaddy of them all, the Leitchfield Safe Spot, opens at 5 p.m. at the Grayson County Fairgrounds.
    Running through 8 p.m., the free event is designed to let children and their parents trick-or-treat in a safe, controlled area. Community groups, businesses and others will set up booths along the midway to give out candy and other treats to the parading costume class.

  • Leitchfield OKs city hall loan

    Leitchfield’s governing bodies signed off on potentially spending millions during recent meetings.
    During the Oct. 15 city council meeting, council members approved borrowing up to $5 million to renovate the former Rite Aid building on South Main Street into a new city hall and police station.
    Leitchfield will issue general obligation bonds, repayable over 25 years, to pay for the work. The expected interest rate is 4 percent.
    The bonds are tentatively scheduled to be sold Nov. 27, with closing expected by mid-December.