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  • April 8-14 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, a time set aside to recognize the more than 200,000 individuals throughout the U.S. who play a vital role in the delivery of public safety services. Often called the “unsung heroes of public safety,” these men and women are usually the first point of contact for those in need.

  • By Adrian Sanders
    Correspondent
    On March 6, while juniors were slaving over the ACT, seniors were getting jazzed up in their best dresses and sharpest button-ups in preparation for a tradition known as the Senior Social. For more than 20 years, this senior-only gathering has been a special event here in Grayson County for not only the students, but for members of the community as well. Influential figures of our county gathered with the senior class at The Rock for inspiring speeches, appetizing food catered by Farmer’s Feedmill and amusing karaoke.

  • Staff
    Edward Lee Geary entered the U.S. Army as a private with the 1st Armored Division of Pennsylvania and went to Korea to carve a highway from the North Korean border to Seoul in South Korea. He spent days in a tank and was on the front line for 110 days straight. After 21 months in the Army, he was ranked a Sgt. First Class. He was in Korea between 1951 and 1952.

  • First place-Main Dishes-Fran Abell
    Chicken Enchilada Casserole
    10 1/2 ounce can Cream of Chicken Soup
    10 ounce can of tomatoes with green chiles
    5 ounce can evaporated milk
    1 med onion chopped
    18 ounces of cubed cooked chicken breast
    12 ounce package of tortilla chips, crushed
    2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese
    Combine soup, tomatoes, milk, onion and chicken and mix well. Layer half tortilla chips and half chicken and half cheese. Repeat. Bake at 350 degree until bubbly. Serve with additional chips.

  • By DeAnna Lasley
    Staff Writer
    "It's a home, not just a house," said Doris Pharris.
    Pharris and her husband Osco built the two-story home in 1990. They had lived at the Walter T. Kelley house next to the factory, where Doris worked for years. The location of the home is on Mulberry Flats Road and was a cow pasture before the Pharris' decided to build. In the early part of the 20th century, the Cubbage Family used the pasture for picnics and coon hunting.
    "That was their entertainment," Pharris said.

  • Staff

    We have fantastic coloring artists in Grayson County!
    If you need proof, look at the first place winners of The Record’s Thanksgiving coloring contest. The Record received a total of 93 entries in three categories. Nine children placed in the contest. However, The Record staff had a hard time choosing the winners on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
    Tyler Hayes, 5, of Leitchfield won the 3-5 year old category. Alicia Thompson, 5, of Clarkson placed second and Braley Bradley, 4, a student at Head Start placed third.

  • Submitted by Lawler Energy Leadership Team

  • By Chuck Stinnett
    The Gleanor
    My wife and I hadn’t been dating for very long when we realized that our respective high schools had faced each other — twice — in the Kentucky High School Sweet 16 boys’ basketball tournament during the 1960s.

  • Submitted by Roni Mudd
    Community Health Educator
    The ‘Back to Sleep’ campaign began in 1994 as a way to educate parents, caregivers, and health care providers about ways to reduce the risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The campaign was named for its primary recommendation to place healthy babies on their backs to sleep.
    Placing babies on their backs to sleep reduces the risk for SIDS, also known as “crib death.”

  • Submitted

    More than 1,000 high school juniors attended this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program for five weeks during June and July. Nine Grayson County students were among those chosen for the program.
    Savannah Jo Anderson, Alex Baxter, Scott Blain, Carter Cannon, Kylee Gorby, John Jarboe, Erin Marshall and Andy Purcell participated in the unique opportunity to exchange ideas and discover different points of view while interacting with other students and learning new disciplines.

  • By David W. Hayes
    The Herald-News Staff
    FALLS OF ROUGH -

  • It took three years and the help of everyone in the community for Bonita Miller to publish a history of Little Clifty United Methodist Church. The book is printed and Miller will have a signing at the church at 2:30 p.m. to 5  p.m. Sunday.

  • From it’s first baby to the newest addition, Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center is “our” hospital. It belongs to the community, showing the world what it means to live in Grayson County.
    We are a people that progresses, even through hardship. We are a people that cares for each other and wants a better life for our future.
    We are a people that is dedicated to our jobs, our families and our community. We are looking for a better way of life and for happiness.
    All these attributes are manifested in Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center.

  • By Air Force Staff Sgt. Jessica Switzer

    The sun barely peeked over the horizon when the stillness was shattered by the roar of artillery. The son of a Clarkson man crawled out of his tent into the southern Moroccan morning to begin another day.

    Marine Reserve Lance Cpl. Tristan T. Lashley, son of Jimmie D. Lashley of Millerstown Road, Clarkson, is in Morocco supporting exercise African Lion 2011.

  • Feed mills still are a staple of Grayson County’s agricultural landscape today. While business has changed over the last 20 years, the feed mill has stayed strong and true to the culture and livelihood of the community.

  • The heat of Monday was still pressing down when vehicles pulled into Nina Ruth Ray’s drive at 6:30 p.m. July 11, but by sundown, the heat had relented and the sound of music drifted through air.
    Carl Tomes Jr. started a 10-day singing school in Ray’s three-car garage in Shrewsbury.  
    Two fans circulated the air but did little to reduce the heat in the building. However the students didn’t seem to mind the heat. They studied Tomes carefully as he described the shapes and sang their tones.

  • By Adrian Sanders
    Correspondent

  • Rick Rutledge, manager of Leitchfield’s largest department store, since 1986, retired on Wednesday, May 25.  Associates from the store hosted a party at the Centre on Main in honor of Rutledge with the patriotic designs that he favors.
    “We looked at him as the father figure of the store, not the manager,” Dixie Davis said. Davis started her career at Walmart in Leitchfield and is currently a shift manager in the Elizabethtown store.

  • Submitted by Barbara Warfield
    Extension Homemakers Secretary
    The Young Homemakers Club lesson for April was presented by Bobbi Taylor,  a military wife for many years.

  • By Shawn Hall
    Correspondent
     There are many unique homes in Grayson County.
    A geodesic dome house off Wilbur Higdon Road is definitely a unique structure within itself. The house is 13 years old and is up for sale. This home overlooks Nolin Lake off of Sanctuary Lane and is very secluded. Not only is this house different from many in Grayson County it also has many good reasons its unique shape.