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It’s that time again…fair time

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The rides sit empty at the Grayson County Fair Grounds in anticipation of the opening of the 65th fair when the gate will open on Tuesday, Aug 26.This week-long event will continue through Saturday night and end with the annual Labor Day Parade, which runs through the streets of Leitchfield on Monday, Sept 1.The gates open at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and at 8 a.m. on Saturday.Admission to the fair is the same as it has been for the last four years. 10 dollars will get you in the gate and allow you to enjoy all the attractions and ride the carnival rides all night long.


McConnell speaks in Leitchfield

United States Senator for Kentucky Mitch McConnell hosted a town hall meeting in Leitchfield on Thursday, Aug. 21.Leitchfield was McConnell’s first stop on a three-county tour during which he spoke about agricultural issues in the state.During his speech, McConnell said he was almost solely responsible for the two biggest agricultural advancements in recent memory: the tobacco buyout and the estate tax exemption for farming families.McConnell also discus...

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Kelley Company under new ownership

The Frandsen Corporation (Frandsen) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire The Walter T. Kelley Company, LLC of Clarkson, KY. The acquisition is scheduled to close on September 9, 2014. After close of the acquisition, the company will be known as Kelley Beekeeping Company (KBC).Kelley will join the Frandsen Corporation family of companies and become a “sister company” to Miller Manufacturing Company (Miller). Kelley is a current ...

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Two arrested for toddler’s death

Caneyville residents Benjamin and Lana Brown were recently arrested and indicted for and charged with second degree manslaughter in relation to the January death of toddler Keaton Runsvold.According to Grayson Circuit Court indictments, filed on June 3, 2014, Benjamin and Lana Brown, on or about Jan. 16, 2014, in Grayson County, Kentucky, committed the offense of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, when acting alone or in complicity with another/others, they wantonly caused the deat...

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Utilities to install gas-line on bypass

The Leitchfield Utilities Commission recently approved the installation of a six-inch gas-line on the southside of the William Thomason Byway.During the regularly scheduled Thursday, Aug. 21 Utilities Commission meeting, Utilities Superintendent Dwight Embry said he received a request from a business to install a two-inch new gas-line on the bypass near its location.Embry said to benefit the entire area, he recommended the installation of a six-inch gas-line running from...

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Rudolph Francis Meredith, 83, of Sonora, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014.He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Grayson County.He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Garnet Spencer Meredith.He is survived by his eleven children: six daughters, Kathy Jordan, of Minnesota, Gwen Darst, of Frankfort, Mary (Donnie) Drury, of Indiana, Angela (Les) Pike, of Hodgenville, Monica (David) Morris, of Whitesville, and Natalie Mere...

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School Board pleased with start of year

The 2014-2015 Grayson County school year is off to a good start, according to the school board.During the regularly scheduled, Thursday, Aug. 14 Grayson County School Board meeting, Board Chairwoman Carolyn Thomason complimented the Opening Day program and Back to School events that kicked off the year.“It’s all about unity, pulling together, and working together,” Thomason said of the Opening Day program.Thomason also cited the Grayson Count...

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Algal blooms pose danger to livestock

Recent news reports of unsafe drinking water in the Great Lakes area has drawn national attention to toxic algal blooms. In Kentucky, cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, recently were found in Green River Lake, Taylorsville Lake, Barren River Lake, Nolin Reservoir and Rough River Lake at levels that prompted a recreational advisory.Algal blooms are accumulated populations of algae in freshwater and marine water environments. They can reduce water quality, so animals migh...

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This week, Congressman Brett Guthrie led a letter to the Pentagon in opposition to the proposed recommendations featured in the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) for Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment.The SPEA details potential reductions that would devastate the military mission at Fort Knox and our state and local economies.

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August named ECTC Month

The City of Leitchfield, this week, officially declared the month of August to be Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Month in commemoration of the school’s 50th year of operation.During the regularly scheduled, Monday, Aug. 18 Leitchfield City Council meeting, Leitchfield ECTC Campus Director Darrin Powell and ECTC Representative Carolyn Thomason attended to accept the proclamation declaring August ECTC month from Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason.The L...

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Leitchfield talks 2014 tax rates

The City of Leitchfield reviewed its options for the 2014 Property Tax Rates on Monday, Aug. 18.During the regularly scheduled, Monday, Aug. 18 Leitchfield City Council meeting, Leitchfield Finance Officer Erin Embry presented the options for the 2014 Property Tax Rates.In 2013, the City had a 12.1 percent Real Property tax rate, an 18 percent Personal Property tax rate, and a 12 percent Motor Vehicle tax rate. These rates resulted in revenue of $292,946.16 for Real Prop...

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County, city looking at bed bug complaints

The county has been abuzz in recent months with rumors of bed bugs terrorizing area residents, and the Grayson County Fiscal Court heard one of these accounts during their Friday morning meeting last week.Beverly Woosley explained that she and her husband, Junior, have custody of their great-granddaughter and have to spend time at the Grayson County Judicial Center periodically for custody reviews.On a recent visit, Woosley believes that her family was exposed to bed bug...

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Hospital officials address fiscal concerns

Kentucky State Auditor of Public Accounts Adam Edelen hosted a town hall meeting in Leitchfield last Friday, Aug. 15 to discuss and assess the fiscal health of local, rural hospitals.More than 80 people crammed into Leitchfield’s Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Campus to hear from Edelen and express their concerns regarding the current state of rural healthcare.“The largest taxpaying investment in Kentucky is health,” Edelen said. “T...

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County hears tax rates

The Grayson County Fiscal Court received updated tax rates from the Library, Extension Office and Health Department Boards at their regularly-scheduled meeting on Friday, August 15.Library Director Lisa Jones was present to discuss the Library Board’s choice to take the compensating rate - the rate which will allow them to bring in roughly the same amount of revenue as the previous year.Jones said that the board voted in favor of a 7.7 percent real estate rate, a 1...

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Bush indicted for injuring/threatening officers, ER staff

A Leitchfield man was indicted in Grayson Circuit Court this month after allegedly attacking a law enforcement officer and threatening to injure or kill several others while Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center personnel attempted to treat the man.52-year-old Robert Bush, of Coy Drain Road in Leitchfield, was indicted on charges of assault in the third degree of a police officer, criminal mischief in the first degree, criminal mischief in the third degree, six counts of terroristic t...

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Mid-Park offers machining apprenticeships

Mid-Park, Inc. recently became the first manufacturer in Grayson County to become certified to offer State-approved apprenticeships in machining.According to Mid-Park, Inc. Manager Joel Bernard, the program will offer apprenticeships to qualifying machining students and offer 8,000 hours of on-the-job training and 576 hours of related technical instruction over the course of four years to, hopefully, refine participants’ skills and sharpen their competitive edge in the employ...

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A strong Fort Knox equals a stronger Army

The recent developments worldwide are a reminder why our nation needs a strong national defense. Fort Knox is key to our military’s future. Unfortunately, this Administration has taken actions that reduce our military advantage when we should be doing all that we can to keep our advantage strong.

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Want the lowdown on what’s underground? Call 811 before you dig

Would you drive a car down a pitch-black road with no headlights? Plan a cross country road trip without checking your gas tank? While most would agree doing either would be an unwise, if not dangerous endeavor, many think nothing of taking equivalent risk by digging into land without having underground utility pipes and equipment identified.Properly marking lines in advance increases the odds of successfully completing excavation work in the United States without causing damage to...

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