https://www.graysonrecord.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Show us how your family falls for Fall! https://www.graysonrecord.com/content/show-us-how-your-family-falls-fall <img src="https://www.graysonrecord.com/sites/www.graysonrecord.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/07-front-door-decor-ideas-homebnc_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> How do you decorate your house and yard for fall?</p> <p> Do you favor a generic &quot;leaves&quot; wreath that can span the weeks from early October through Thanksgiving? Or do corn shocks grace each porch pillar, with bi-color corn hanging from your doors and windows and plump pumpkins nestled on your porch steps? Is your house a tribute to all things Halloween, with ghosts dancing around your trees, jack-o-lanterns on the front porch and spooky lighting?</p> Dog dragging sparks criminal charges https://www.graysonrecord.com/content/dog-dragging-sparks-criminal-charges <img src="https://www.graysonrecord.com/sites/www.graysonrecord.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gr-20181011-dog2.jpg" alt="Wearing an Elizabethan collar, a protective medical device to prevent her from biting or licking at her healing wounds, pit bull Khaleesi was recovering Tuesday after being dragged behind a truck in Leitchfield." title="Wearing an Elizabethan collar, a protective medical device to prevent her from biting or licking at her healing wounds, pit bull Khaleesi was recovering Tuesday after being dragged behind a truck in Leitchfield." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> A Leitchfield man is facing a criminal charge after dragging a dog behind his truck for several blocks, police say.<br /> About 5:15 p.m. Oct. 6, Grayson County Central Dispatch was called about a dog being dragged behind a vehicle.<br /> According to reports, witnesses spotted the young pit bull attached by a chain to a truck at the Peddler&rsquo;s Mall on West White Oak Street. A man, later identified as Charles J. Weedman, drove away with the dog attached to the rear of the vehicle.<br /> Financial shuffle should allow Dewitt playground to reopen this fall https://www.graysonrecord.com/content/financial-shuffle-should-allow-dewitt-playground-reopen-fall <img src="https://www.graysonrecord.com/sites/www.graysonrecord.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gr-20181011-parks1.jpg" alt="Caution fencing surrounds the jungle gym at Leitchfield&#039;s B.G. Dewitt park on a recent afternoon. The city will shift some funding in its parks account to get the equipment at Dewitt replaced before winter sets in." title="Caution fencing surrounds the jungle gym at Leitchfield&#039;s B.G. Dewitt park on a recent afternoon. The city will shift some funding in its parks account to get the equipment at Dewitt replaced before winter sets in." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> Some financial maneuvering should allow one of Leitchfield&rsquo;s park to reopen shuttered playground equipment in coming weeks.<br /> Equipment at James D. Beville and B.G. Dewitt parks was closed in August, after a state inspection determined much of it needed repairs, upgrades or to be replaced.<br /> State inspector Terri Wilkerson was called in after concerns were raised about the condition of the jungle gym at Beville Park.<br /> Fall events set for Saturday in Leitchfield, Clarkson https://www.graysonrecord.com/content/fall-events-set-saturday-leitchfield-clarkson <img src="https://www.graysonrecord.com/sites/www.graysonrecord.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gr-20181011-farmfest1.jpg" alt="A &quot;grain bin&quot; at the 2017 Farm Fest was a popular spot for kids to dig and play in corn kernels. The 2018 festival is set for Saturday morning in Leitchfield." title="A &quot;grain bin&quot; at the 2017 Farm Fest was a popular spot for kids to dig and play in corn kernels. The 2018 festival is set for Saturday morning in Leitchfield." align="left" hspace="6" width="104" height="85" /><p> It&rsquo;s a celebration of agriculture that, ironically, is being moved because of agriculture.<br /> The Grayson County Cooperative Extension Service hosts its fourth annual Family Farm Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.<br /> Normally held at the Extension farm on Quarry Road, this year&rsquo;s event is being moved to the parking lot of the Extension Office, at 123 Commerce Drive in Leitchfield.<br /> Council praises outgoing industrial development head https://www.graysonrecord.com/content/council-praises-outgoing-industrial-development-head <img src="https://www.graysonrecord.com/sites/www.graysonrecord.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gr-20181011-leitchfield.jpg" alt="Leitchfield-Grayson County Industrial Development Corp. Executive Director Dudley Cooper. right, pauses for a photograph with Grayson County Chamber of Commerce ambassador Joyce Mudd at the Centre on Main. Cooper is stepping down this week after 10 years as the county&#039;s industrial development point man." title="Leitchfield-Grayson County Industrial Development Corp. Executive Director Dudley Cooper. right, pauses for a photograph with Grayson County Chamber of Commerce ambassador Joyce Mudd at the Centre on Main. Cooper is stepping down this week after 10 years as the county&#039;s industrial development point man." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Concerned about waiting the roughly six months for equipment to become available from a Kentucky firm, Leitchfield has agreed to buy a garbage truck from Jeffersonville, Ind.-based The Larson Group.<br /> During the Oct. 1 city council meeting, Public Works Superintendent Wesley Shull recommended buying a 2019 Peterbilt 337 truck from the firm for $148,516.<br /> Memorial Walk to support families in time of great grief https://www.graysonrecord.com/content/memorial-walk-support-families-time-great-grief <img src="https://www.graysonrecord.com/sites/www.graysonrecord.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gr-20181011-memorywalk.png" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="117" height="85" /><p> After the loss of a pregnancy or an infant, many families grieve in silence, sometimes never coming to terms with their loss. A group of local health-care providers and community members are determined to help bring awareness to the situation and help families live with their loss.<br /> Making the grade https://www.graysonrecord.com/content/making-grade <img src="https://www.graysonrecord.com/sites/www.graysonrecord.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gr-20181004-accountability.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> Overall, Grayson County schools scored well in the Kentucky Department of Education&rsquo;s 2017-18 Assessment and Accountability assessments, released in late September.<br /> Kentucky is in the second year of a three-year transition to a new accountability system that reflects changes in state and federal laws under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Schools are no longer ranked or categorized as proficient or distinguished. Instead, those categories are used for individual achievement.<br /> Mobile needle exchange coming to Grayson County https://www.graysonrecord.com/content/mobile-needle-exchange-coming-grayson-county <p> The Grayson County Health Department will partner with the state to offer a free mobile needle exchange unit in December.<br /> The event, a partnership with the Kentucky Department for Public Health and the Kentucky Pharmacist Association, will provide education to the health department staff and the public on &ldquo;harm reduction,&rdquo; or needle exchange programs.<br /> No actual needles will be exchanged at the program, which is set for 11:30 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the health department offices in Leitchfield.<br />