Today's News

  • Council learns new mural design

    Painting a mural on a down­town Leitchfield building will cost up to $10,000, the city council learned Monday.
    Leitchfield Tourism director Ilsa Johnson told the council the tourism board has allocated up to $10,000 for artist Kevin Tipton to do the work on the side of 20 Public Square. Building owners Robbie and Nichole Higdon signed off on the work last month. The building houses The Record’s new offices.

  • Skaggs taking the reins at Wilkey

    A longtime Grayson County High School teacher has taken over as the new principal of H.W. Wilkey Elementary School.
    Lisa Skaggs was selected June 26 for the position by the school’s site-based decision-making council.
    A Grayson County native and GCHS graduate, she has taught at the high school for the last 19 years, mostly science.
    She worked as a substitute teacher for a couple of years in the early 1990s, when her four children were younger, and developed a passion for the profession.

  • New look for downtown Leitchfield?

    New decorative banners could one day adorn Leitchfield’s Public Square.
    During Monday’s Leitchfield City Council meeting, representatives of the Grayson County Chamber of Commerce discussed a proposal to decorate the square and honor some of Grayson County’s success stories at the same time.
    Chamber President Misty Thomas and Executive Director April Spaulding suggested installing 16 decorative street lamps around the square.

  • County backs Bevin, Beshear

    Mirroring statwide trends, Grayson County voters backed Matt Bevin and Andy Beshear as the Republican and Democratic nominees for Kentucky's next governor.

    With 22 of 22 precincts reporting Tuesday night, Bevin had captured more than 52 percent of the GOP votes, with 1,279, according to unofficial, final results. Challenger Robert Goforth pulled in a surprising 38.4 percent of the vote to amass 935.

  • Fine art, craft and more in store at Art in the Park

    Whether you’re looking for something for your home, activities for your children or just want to see artwork and listen to music, the 2019 Art in Park Festival can fit the bill.

  • Two killed in accidents

    Accidents May 3 and 4 claimed the lives of two Grayson County residents.
    Brenda Woosley, 71, of Caneyville was killed in a single-car accident May 3 near Short Creek.
    The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, the Falls of Rough Fire Department and emergency medical services were called around 2:20 p.m. to the accident site, in the 11000 block of Owensboro Road.
    They determined Woosley was

  • Jail groundbreaking set for May 14

    The groundbreaking ceremonies for a multi-million dollar expansion of the Grayson County Detention Center have been set for 10 a.m. May 14.
    The schedule was set May 2, after Gray-son County Fiscal Court signed off on the bids for the work.

  • Two facing drug charges

    A Leitchfield man and woman are facing drug charges, after the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9, Marco, discovered suspected substances in the car they were in.
    On the afternoon of April 30, GCSO Sgt. Fred Norder and Marco were called to the Center Court convenience store parking lot in north Leitchfield on a complaint of two people suspected of being under the influence of intoxicants.

  • Bishop to recommend priest's permanent suspension

    A Catholic priest with ties to Grayson County will be recommended for permanent suspension from public ministry, after an accusation of juvenile sexual abuse against him has been substantiated, according to the Catholic Diocese of Owensboro.
    On March 1, the Rev. Joseph Edward Bradley, a priest of the Diocese of Owensboro, was temporarily suspended from public ministry by Bishop William F. Medley following a recommendation of the Diocesan Review Board that an allegation of the sexual abuse of a minor had been found credible.

  • Millwood man sentenced on child porn charges

    A Millwood man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison — and a lifetime of supervised release — after pleading guilty to multiple counts of producing and distributing child pornography.
    U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley handed down the sentence April 26.
    “The basic duty of government is to protect our kids, in  this case prosecuting a clear threat and sending him to federal prison for five decades,” said U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman.