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  • On Saturday, May 15, twenty teams of volunteers spent their day repairing houses for Grayson County residents that cannot make the repairs themselves.

    Repair Affair is a one day annual event implemented by a coalition of community agencies, businesses and private individuals who provide assistance to low income and disabled homeowners. More than 350 volunteers have helped with the event over the past several years.

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    Allen Hemberger helped WETA win another Oscar for visual effects work on the movie Avatar. WETA won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects for King Kong in 2005, on which Hemberger also worked.

  • Dr. Gerald Nickerson and Pat Dowell to marry

    Jeremiah and Patricia Wagner celebrate 50-year anniversary

    Lowell and Jewellene Woosley Bratcher celebrate 50-year anniversary

  • Macey Rae Collins birth

    Thomas "Ray" Darnell celebrates 70 years

    Gordon M. Mallaley graduates from basic training

    Delbert and Homa Decker celebrate 65 years of marriage

    Fronia Woosley Shain celebrates 100 years

    Mason Gerkins celebrates 90 years

     

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    A Taste of Grayson County event will feature items from some of the best local restaurants and help a local student in need of a heart transplant.

    Proceeds from benefit dinner and auctions Saturday, June 26, at Grayson County High School will go to the family of Royce Logsdon.

  • The board will request the city of Leitchfield to rename Lawler Lane to Charlie Crain Lane. The request originated with teachers at Lawler Elementary who worked with Crain during his 13 years as principal of the school.

    Crain will retire on June 30. He has served the school district for 34 years, starting as a physical education teacher at Grayson County High School.

  • A new group has been organized to promote Rough River.

    Friends of Rough River is a networking organization focused on promoting the lake and it’s amenities, said group president Gillie Hust. The group is working with the Corps of Engineers and the state park to create tourism draws to the lake as well as events such as Trash Bash that preserves the beauty of the park.

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     Both fashion and budget-conscious Americans alike are taking better care of their clothing and other possessions, starting with how they store them. But if you haven’t been reading today’s most popular home and style magazines, sneaking a peak inside your neighbor’s closets, or house-hunting lately, you might not have noticed: Closets have evolved from clumsy and non-functional to downright fabulous.

  • Grayson County Middle School’s Team 6 has been awarded a $300grant through the Energy Star, “Change the World” program.

    The team is constructing a mini-park in the lobby of Grayson County Middle School. The centerpiece is a waterfall. The waterfall pump is powered by eco-bikes constructed to create electricity when pedaled by students. While components for the eco-bike are being purchased with funds from the NEED program, labor and expertise for construction are being provided by Warren Rural Electric Cooperative.

  • SCHOOLS

    Grayson County Schools preschool program is taking applications for 3 and 4 year old children. For information call Gay Skaggs at 259-4011. Preschool starts Aug. 16. Applicants will need to bring birth certificate, certificate of immunization, Social Security number, physical, eye and dental exams.

    Wilkey Elementary site- based decision-making council meets at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 16 in the school conference room.

     Caneyville Elementary site-based decision-making council meets at 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at the school conference room.

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    Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center is sponsoring two contests aimed at students in Grayson County schools.

    Art contest

  • More than 300 Grayson County children have reported abuse and neglect in the last year. Roughly the same number of students that will graduate from Grayson County Middle School this year. Middle school gifted and educated students have tied ribbons on the trees in front of the school to remind staff, parents and all visitors of the issue. Each light blue ribbon represents one reported case of abuse or neglect in the county. Many cases go unreported.

    Eighth-grade students in Team 3 were surprised at the number of children abused.

  • Maddie Denton of Murfreesboro, Tenn., took the 2010 Governor’s Cup again this year at the Official Kentucky State Old Time Fiddlers Festival. She won the cup at last year’s event, as well as backup musician.

    Denton took first place in Junior Fiddler, third place in Old Time Banjo and fourth in Dulcimer. Leitchfield natives Doug Fleener and Adam French followed Denton in Junior Fiddler, taking second and third place, respectively.

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    The Grayson County High School academic team competed in the NAQT National Quizbowl Tournament in Chicago recently.

    Competing against the best teams in the nation, Grayson County finished the tournament with a record of five wins and five losses.

    Scott Blain was named to the national all-star team and was the third highest rated sophomore in the nation and the second-highest rated Kentucky player at the tournament.

  • You water, fertilize and give your lawn all the TLC it needs, yet come late-summer you still find unsightly brown patches scattered across the turf. If the turf in these spots can easily be pulled away from the ground, you likely have a grub problem.

    And chances are if you don't act quickly these voracious pests may spread and cause significant damage to your lawn.

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    The Clarkson High School Class of 1965 graduates, classmates, family and friends gathered Saturday, June 5, at the home of Ben and Wanda Duvall in Big Clifty to celebrate the 45th year class reunion.

    Those attending came from Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Tennessee and Texas. 

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    Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center has announced the winners of their art contest. Grayson County students in grades 3, 4 and 5 were invited to enter a poster contest using the theme “The Hospital is a Good Place to Get Better.”

  • Victoria Allen just finished her sophomore year in high school in Logan County when she learned she had been accepted to the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at Western Kentucky University.

    Allen was one of 61 students accepted of the more than 275 applicants for its Class of 2012.

    Her grandfather, Bill Allen said the Gatton Academy will be a challenge for Victoria, something she hasn’t faced in public schools.

     

  • Ashleigh Hack, Brian Lasley and Josh Dowell took gold in regional SkillsUSA Competition for Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in commercial baking, mechatronics industrial maintenance and arch drafting, respectively. Chris Carmine earned a silver award in plumbing at the competition.

    ECTC will send 32 students to compete in the Kentucky State SkillsUSA competition for students in technical programs. The 32 students were medal winners in the postsecondary category at the regional SkillsUSA competition March 6 at ECTC.

  • Clarkson Baptist Church will perform a musical interpretation of heaven’s reaction to the birth of Jesus Christ with it’s musical “Heaven Rejoices.” The performance will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15 at the church on U.S. 62 in Clarkson. It is free to the public.