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Today's News

  • June school days discussed

    June school days are getting close, said Grayson County Superintendent Barry Anderson a the Dec. 11 school board meeting. If the district has five or more snow days to make up in the spring semester and those days are tacked to the end of the year, students could be attending school in June. In the past, the district has managed to make up school days through the spring semester, pulling on spring break days and President's Day usually reserved for professional development.

  • Cougars slip by Wildcats, 49-47

    Grayson County’s varsity boys advanced their record to 15-2 overall and 5-0 in district play with a close win over arch-rival Edmonson County on Friday, Jan. 16, at GCHS.

    It was the second meeting for the two teams this season and generally draws one of the largest crowds of the season to the Cougar Den for basketball.

    Excitement is in the air as the two teams take the floor to battle for bragging rights, regardless of team standings during the remainder of the season.

  • Key dates set for Clarkson's new school

    The Grayson County Board of Education set some key dates in preparation for construction of the new elementary school in Clarkson.

    A pre-bid meeting for all potential contractors is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Clarkson Elementary School. RBS Design of Owensboro, the architectural firm, and Venture Contracting of Glasgow, the construction management company, will have representatives available to answer questions.

  • Eighth-graders rally for 33rd win

    The road trip to Ohio County Jan 15 neared disaster level as the eighth-grade Cougars needed a fourth-quarter rally to keep their pristine 33-0 record in tact.

  • GCMS cheerleaders place second in competition

    Grayson County Middle School Cheerleaders won second place at the Blue and Gold Classic in Bowling Green on Jan. 10.

    The girls will compete next in at the State Middle School Competition on Jan. 24 in Lexington.

  • Shooting involves former Clarkson police chief

    Kentucky State Police is investigating a shooting around 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 on Troutman Lane involving former Clarkson Police Chief Shawn Lee.

    Lee was taken by helicopter to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment after being shot twice at his home. He later was transferred to Grayson County Detention Center where he is held on a $25,000 cash bond.

    Lee is charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. He was indicted Jan. 5 by Grayson County grand jury.

  • Cost of natural gas increases

    Heating Leitchfield homes will cost more in March.

    Leitchfield Utilities commissioners voted Thursday, Jan. 15, to raise the cost of heating gas by 60 cents for commercial customers and 70 cents for retail customers. Natural gas prices had decreased through the early winter months, setting the local rates at $10.90 per cubit foot for commercial and $10.65 per cubit foot for retail customers. However, in March, those rates will increase to $11.25 and $11.60 respectively

  • flower guy cutline

    Chris Johnson (right) cut some blooming Asiatic lillies and handed them to his partner Joe Sullivan (left). Johnson and Sullivan have nearly 60,000 plants on Asiatic and oriental lillies in two greenhouses in Falls of Rough. More than 250 flowers were sent to Washington D.C. for centerpieces at the Bluegrass Ball during inauguration week.

  • Salmonella investigation continues

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration continue to investigate the source of an on-going nationwide foodborne illness outbreak. So far, the investigation has traced the outbreak – caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhimurium – to a Georgia-based food manufacturer known as Peanut Corporation of America.

  • Ohio County tops GCMS in seventh-grade play

    The GCMS boys’ basketball teams traveled to Ohio County for the third meeting of the season between the two teams. The seventh-grade Cougars hosted the Eagles on Nov. 20 and claimed a narrow 22-20 win.

    The seventh-graders faced the Eagles for their second meeting less than a week ago at the Elizabethtown Invitational Tournament in the championship game. The Cougars were firing on all cylinders in that tournament, claiming four straight wins and defeating Ohio County 35-33 for the tournament championship.