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General

  • Dog dragging sparks criminal charges

    A Leitchfield man is facing a criminal charge after dragging a dog behind his truck for several blocks, police say.
    About 5:15 p.m. Oct. 6, Grayson County Central Dispatch was called about a dog being dragged behind a vehicle.
    According to reports, witnesses spotted the young pit bull attached by a chain to a truck at the Peddler’s Mall on West White Oak Street. A man, later identified as Charles J. Weedman, drove away with the dog attached to the rear of the vehicle.

  • Financial shuffle should allow Dewitt playground to reopen this fall

    Some financial maneuvering should allow one of Leitchfield’s park to reopen shuttered playground equipment in coming weeks.
    Equipment at James D. Beville and B.G. Dewitt parks was closed in August, after a state inspection determined much of it needed repairs, upgrades or to be replaced.
    State inspector Terri Wilkerson was called in after concerns were raised about the condition of the jungle gym at Beville Park.

  • Fall events set for Saturday in Leitchfield, Clarkson

    It’s a celebration of agriculture that, ironically, is being moved because of agriculture.
    The Grayson County Cooperative Extension Service hosts its fourth annual Family Farm Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
    Normally held at the Extension farm on Quarry Road, this year’s event is being moved to the parking lot of the Extension Office, at 123 Commerce Drive in Leitchfield.

  • Council praises outgoing industrial development head

    Concerned about waiting the roughly six months for equipment to become available from a Kentucky firm, Leitchfield has agreed to buy a garbage truck from Jeffersonville, Ind.-based The Larson Group.
    During the Oct. 1 city council meeting, Public Works Superintendent Wesley Shull recommended buying a 2019 Peterbilt 337 truck from the firm for $148,516.

  • Memorial Walk to support families in time of great grief

    After the loss of a pregnancy or an infant, many families grieve in silence, sometimes never coming to terms with their loss. A group of local health-care providers and community members are determined to help bring awareness to the situation and help families live with their loss.

  • Making the grade

    Overall, Grayson County schools scored well in the Kentucky Department of Education’s 2017-18 Assessment and Accountability assessments, released in late September.
    Kentucky is in the second year of a three-year transition to a new accountability system that reflects changes in state and federal laws under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Schools are no longer ranked or categorized as proficient or distinguished. Instead, those categories are used for individual achievement.

  • Mobile needle exchange coming to Grayson County

    The Grayson County Health Department will partner with the state to offer a free mobile needle exchange unit in December.
    The event, a partnership with the Kentucky Department for Public Health and the Kentucky Pharmacist Association, will provide education to the health department staff and the public on “harm reduction,” or needle exchange programs.
    No actual needles will be exchanged at the program, which is set for 11:30 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the health department offices in Leitchfield.

  • Sunday, Monday wrecks each claim lives

    A Leitchfield man was killed in a head-on collision Monday afternoon on Leitchfield’s South Main Street.
    The accident happened about 3:30 p.m. near the Western Kentucky Parkway interchange.
    According to Kentucky State Police, John Riggins, 40, of Bowling Green, was headed north on South Main in a pickup, pulling a trailer. Preliminary investigations indicate he crossed into the southbound lanes and collided head-on with a smaller pickup being driven by Howard Elmore, 75, of Leitchfield.

  • Longtime GCHS teacher struck, killed by train

    A longtime Grayson County High School math teacher was killed Sept. 28 when her car was struck by a train at the P & L railroad crossing on Blackrock Drive in Leitchfield.
    Phyllis Minton, 63, of Clarkson, was pronounced dead at the scene by Grayson County Coroner Joe Brad Hudson.
    The crash

  • National study seeks Red Hawks alumni

    Fifty-eight years ago, students at Clarkson High School were part of a groundbreaking study of the American education system. Now those same students are being sought to participate in a study focusing on unravelling the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease.

    In 1960, CHS students took part in Project Talent, a survey of more than 400,000 teenagers nationwide — and nearly 5,500 in Kentucky.