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General

  • State Rep. Tim Moore resigns

    Grayson County’s state representative is stepping down, saying it was “a prayerful decision I was led to make.”
    Tim Moore announced his decision in a written statement issued at 11 a.m. Tuesday. He had represented the 18th House district, which covers all of Grayson County and parts of Hardin County.
    He said he was resigning, in part, because he believes governmental service “should be a season of life,” not a lifelong position.

  • Leitchfield considers property tax hike

    Lower-than-expected tax assessments have the Leitchfield City Council considering higher-than-expected taxes.
    During the Sept. 3 meeting, which had been rescheduled be­cause of the Labor Day holiday, council members learned actual property assessments in the city were about one-tenth the expected amount – skewing budget estimates.
    Finance officer Kim Sowders explained property tax assessments in Leitchfield increased by about $5 million in 2018. When work began on the city’s 2019-20 budget, though, the 2019 assessments weren’t complete.

  • Football royalty four-pack

    Grayson County High School crowned its 2019 football Homecoming royalty Sept. 6, adding the first-ever recognition of king and prince. Named king and queen were Daniel Basham and Graci Keown, left. The prince and princess titles went to Keegan Sharp and Georgia Keown, right.

  • Lakeshore Clean-Up Campaign set for Saturday at Nolin Lake

    Volunteers are being sought for the 12th annual Lakeshore Clean-up Campaign on Saturday at Nolin Lake.
    Participants can show up at 8 a.m. at Moutardier Ramp, Wax Ramp, Dog Creek Ramp or Nolin Lake State Park Ramp to help keep the lake beautiful – and get it ready for winter – by picking up trash along the shorelines.
    In addition to groups of volunteers – churches, scout troops, service groups and families – pontoon owners also are being asked to provide transportation around the lake to the litter-busters.

  • Officials deem school threat "unsubstantiated"

    Just days after informing students and their parents of a no-tolerance policy toward terroristic threatening, the Grayson County School District had to deal with the after-effects of a threat.
    The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security contacted all Kentucky school districts Monday to alert them of a potential incident at a Kentucky school.

  • Three to be inducted Friday into Hall of Fame

    Three alumni will join the ranks of Grayson County High School’s athletic Hall of Fame on Friday night.
    Tyler W. Green, the late Robert Douglas “Doug” Thompson and Dale Baldwin will be honored during halftime of the varsity football game against Nelson County.
    Green, a 1995 GCHS graduate, is an associate chemistry professor at Thomas More University near Cincinnati. He played tennis for the Cougars from 1990 to 1995 and basketball from 1991 to 1993.

  • Durbin sentenced in boyfriend's death

    A Leitchfield woman has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for her role in the murder of her boyfriend – at the hands of her ex-husband.
    During a hearing Aug. 20 in Grayson County Circuit Court, Tiffany Durbin was sentenced to 14 years for solicitation to murder in the death of Robert Hayes as well as five years for tampering with physical evidence, one year for abuse of corpse and 14 years for engaging in organized crime.

  • Two men arrested in break-in attempt

    Two Grayson County men face criminal charges for trying to break into a Falls of Rough home – while the owner was inside.
    Jacob Finley, 20, of Caneyville and Jacob Holderman, 21, of Leitchfield,were arrested on counts of attempted burglary, burglary, criminal mischief, alcohol intoxication and unlawful transaction with a minor following the Aug. 22 incident.

  • Leitchfield man faces attempted rape charge

    A Leitchfield man faces criminal charges after allegedly breaking into a home and attempting to sexually assault a woman.
    According to the Leitchfield Police Department, the incident happened around 6 a.m. Aug. 21 at a home on Leavette Avenue.
    A woman told police a man came to the front door and wanted to speak with her. When she told him to leave, he allegedly forced his way inside, told her he was going to rape her and dragged her into a bedroom by her hair, Detective Kevin Smith said.

  • Sheriff: More work + les money = fewer deputies

    Lower pay and higher workloads are leading many Grayson County sheriff’s deputies to quit.
    That was the message from Sheriff Norman Chaffins at the Aug. 20 Grayson County Fiscal Court meeting.
    Chaffins said he’s frequently been asked by county residents why his staff is so small and why deputies seem to leave so often.
    Among the answers are basic numbers, he told magistrates.
    The 11th out of Kentucky’s 120 counties when it comes land size, Grayson County has about 511 square miles of land and more than 700 miles of road to patrol.