Today's News

  • New development for east bypass?

    A new business potentially could be eying land in Leitchfield.
    During Monday night’s city council meeting, Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason said he and Grayson County Judge-Executive Kevin Henderson, along with Leitchfield/Grayson County Industrial Development Corp. executive director Dudley Cooper, recently met with a “hotel conglomerate” interested in possibly building along the William Thomas Byway.
    The developers are “looking for 2 ½ to 3 acres” that can be easily spotted from the Western Kentucky Parkway, the mayor said.

  • Glory days: Arcade offers retro gaming

    By James Turner
    The Record

  • Sheriff's office welcomes newest narcotics officer

    He’s got the skills – the experience, the time on the streets that allows him to sniff out crime.
    He still loves his work, but like a lot of those hitting their 50s and 60s, a little slower pace – especially in his physically demanding role – sounded like a good idea.
    That’s how Marco, a trained narcotics K-9, transferred from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • New direction for proposed property sale

    Grayson County magistrates voted Tuesday to offer to sell land near the Grayson County Detention Center to the City of Leitchfield.
    During their June 19 meeting, members of Grayson County Fiscal Court approved offering almost 47 acres off Shaw Station Road for sale by sealed bid.
    But during Tuesday’s special meeting they rescinded that motion and instead agreed to offer Leitchfield first dibs on the acreage.

  • Fiddler Championship to feature Grayson Co. musisicians

    It’s a musical legacy that reaches back to 1973 and the inspiration of one man. This year, some of the seeds Jesse R. Hay­craft planted will return to Leitch­field and the Twin Lakes Na­tional Fiddler Championship.

  • GCWD drinking water violation 'no immediate danger'

    By James Turner
    The Record
    Grayson County Water District personnel are being called to an “administrative conference” later this month in Frankfort, after exceeding allowable levels of a type of acid in its water system for several months.
    The utility company has been found in violation of standards for haloacetic acid 5 (HAA5), a “disinfection byproduct,” by the state Department for Environmental Protection.

  • KSP investigates bank robbery in Big Clifty

    Kentucky State Police were still looking Tuesday afternoon for two men suspected of robbing the Wilson & Muir Bank branch in Big Clifty July 2.
    Shortly after noon that day, the men entered the bank, at 9790 Elizabethtown Road, brandishing a gun and demanding money.
    After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, they fled the scene in a newer-model blue car that police believe was a Nissan. They were last seen headed north toward Hardin Springs Road.
    No physical discriptions of the suspects have been released by police.
    No injuries were reported.

  • Petition circulating for alcohol sales near Rough River

     Residents of a fourth area of Grayson County soon could vote on alcohol sales, under a petition drive being organized in the Falls of Rough precinct.

    Builder Charlie Corbett, president of Rough River Business & Tourism, has filed a letter of intent with the Grayson County Clerk’s Office to try for a local option vote in the precinct.

  • West byway plans more forward

    Leitchfield and state officials are teaming up to try to secure federal money to build the first leg of the west side of the William Thomason Byway.

    Monday, the Leitchfield City Council approved allowing Mayor William Thomason to apply for a federal BUILD, or “Better Utilizing Investments for Leveraging Development” monies for roughly $23 million project.

  • Friction over Clarkson's sewer fund dominates meeting

    By James Turner

    The Record

    At least one Clarkson City commissioner believes the city’s sewer fund should pay for itself and not take any money from the general fund.

    During discussions of the city’s fiscal 2016-17 audit, presented by Stiles, Carter & Associates, Commissioner Ed Schott asked why the sewer fund was taking money from the general fund for its payroll.