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Motorcycle strikes car, one injured

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A Clarkson man was injured after his motorcycle crashed into a car, causing him to be thrown from the motorcycle, on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 17.At approximately, 5:25 p.m. on Wednesday, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO), Clarkson Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD), and Grayson County Emergency Medical Services (GCEMS) responded to a vehicle versus motorcycle collision at 300 West Main Street (U.S. Highway 62) in Clarkson.According to a GCSO accident report, the driver of the motorcycle, Phillip Grant, 50, of Clarkson, was travelling eastbound on Hwy 62 on his 2008 Kawasaki VN1600 behind a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix, driven and owned by Jacob Crutcher, 22, of Big Clifty.


Lady Cougars take two from Tigers

Hosting Breckinridge County on a perfect Monday evening, the Lady Cougar soccer program picked up a pair of shutout wins.In the first game, freshman Keisha Dennis scored all three goals in a 3-0 JV win. In the varsity tilt, senior Haleigh Mercer scored four times and freshman Kayden Sutherland twice as the Lady Cougars moved to 5-1 on the season with an 8-0 victory.JV GAMEGrayson County was never really threatened by th...

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The Grayson County cross country teams traveled to Lexington last weekend for the second running of the Bluegrass Invitational, which was hosted by Tates Creek High School at Masterson Station Park.Masterson Station is the annual site each year of the middle school state championship, so there was a level of familiarity with the course.The boys varsity 5K race saw 22 teams participating with 190 runners, while the girls varsity race had 14 teams and 134 runners....

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Leitchfield, Ky. native serves aboard USS Zumwalt

A 2003 Grayson County High School graduate and Leitchfield, Ky. native is serving aboard one of the Navy’s newest and most advanced ship, the destroyer Zumwalt (DDG 1000), which is currently under construction at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.Chief Petty Officer Joshua Keown is the machinist’s mate and leading chief petty officer aboard the Zumwalt, which is scheduled to be commissioned in 2016. Once the Zumwalt is commissioned, it will receive the familiar United Stat...

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Shelton, Johnson to wed

Danny and Stacie Shelton, of Shrewsbury, would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Trisha Danea Shelton, to Kevin Lee Johnson, son of Timmy Johnson, of South.The bride is a 2012 graduate of Grayson Count6y High School. She is currently attending Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, where she will graduate in December, 2014.The groom is a 2011 graduate of Edmonson County High School. He currently works at Johnson’s Logging, which is a ...

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Nunnally named director of TLRMC Wound Healing Center

Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center has named Ian Nunnally, M.D., as Medical Director for the TLRMC Wound Healing Center. Nunnally replaces Dr. Joseph Petrocelli, who retired in August.Nunnally received specialized training in wound healing from the National Healing Institute on The Ohio State University campus and the National Alliance of Wound Care. Nunnally attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and did residencies at East Tennessee State Univer...

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Utilities ends energy savings contract

Due to cost, the City of Leitchfield Utilities terminated its contract for an energy savings project on Tuesday.The Leitchfield Utilities Commission met in a special-called meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16 to discuss the contract with Energy Systems Group (ESG).According to Utilities Chairman Robert Crawford, during several previous meetings, Leitchfield Utilities had been approached about and considered entering into an energy savings contract.The contract would ...

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Guthrie votes to fund government, authorize training & weapons to combat ISIL

Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, voted in support of H.J. Res. 124, legislation to continue funding for government programs and services until Dec. 11, 2014.H.J. Res. 124 also includes language to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The resolution authorizes the U.S. military to train and equip certain Syrian rebels who have been vetted by the U.S. Government. The measure will expire at the end of December and requires reports to Congress every ...

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New Feeding America report reveals truth about hunger in Central, South Central, and Western Kentucky

A new Hunger In America study, conducted by Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (FAKH) Food Bank and Feeding America (national), shows that one in six people in the 42 central, south central and western Kentucky counties served by FAKH turn to food pantries and meal service programs to help feed themselves and their families. That results in an estimated 174,500 people each year, including 43,625 children and 47,115 seniors.

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Bluegrass Opry returns Sept. 19

The Grayson County Bluegrass Opry will return for its fall season in September on a new night for that month only. The Opry show will be held on Friday night, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Old Judicial Building at 125 East White Oak Street in Leitchfield. The remainder of the Opry shows will be held on the regular third Saturday night of each month, beginning in October. Admission is always free to the shows. Spectators should enter the rear of the building and take the elevator to the third flo...

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City votes against 4% increase

The Leitchfield City Council on Monday voted against a tax hike that would have resulted in a four percent revenue increase for the city in 2014 and, instead, approved a compensating tax rate.The compensating tax rates will be 12.1 cents per $100 of real property (the same rate as in 2013); 18.6 cents per $100 of personal property (a slight increase from 18 cents per $100 in 2013); and the motor vehicle rate will be 12 cents per $100 of value (the same rate as in 2013).T...

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LAC first season to end with a ‘battle’

Leitchfield Aquatic Center (LAC) will conclude its first season with a bang this Saturday, Sept. 20.The inaugural LAC “Battle Ship” competition will be held Saturday morning. During the event, teams of three will pile into boats, provided by LAC, and attempt to sink an opposing team’s boat using buckets of water, said LAC Director Sabrina Durbin.Two team members will have buckets, and the third member will steer the boat and use a “shield” t...

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Adopt-a-Highway groups ready to ‘fall sweep’ roadsides

Volunteers will be out in force next to “fall sweep” Kentucky’s highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces that Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week is Sept. 15-21.“The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the efforts of our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers. For 26 years they have worked selflessly to keep roadways in their communities beautiful and litter-free,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said.

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How You Can Handle Outage Recovery Following Severe Weather

September is National Preparedness Month, and Kentucky Utilities Company offers four proactive steps to take in advance of and following severe weather.

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During National Honey Month, buy local to help a beekeeper…or become one

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer urges Kentuckians to enjoy Kentucky Proud honey as part of a healthy diet during National Honey Month.“Honey is a natural sweetener, but it also has numerous other benefits,” Comer said. “When you buy local Kentucky Proud honey, you’re buying a product that you can serve to your family with confidence. You’re also helping a local beekeeper make a living.”

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Students continue to raise the testing bar

Grayson County High School students are continuing the upward trend in ACT scores this year.According to District Assessment Coordinator Carla Purcell, “The trend is definitely increasing.”She went on to say that looking at the data, it is clear that there was “a spike in the data in 2012, a levelling in 2013, and then our highest scores ever in 2014.”High school juniors statewide are required to take the test, and GCHS students devote ...

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Camp Loucon a “hidden gem”

Camp Loucon has been a part of the Grayson County community since 1952, and continues to offer area residents a variety of unique opportunities.The 679-acre campus on Annetta Road (Highway 259 South) is most commonly associated with the summer camp hosted there each year, though Program Director Josh Huddy pointed out that Loucon has much more to offer.Huddy spoke to the Grayson County Chamber of Commerce about the available opportunities at a recent Chamber luncheon whi...

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Park expansion offers new opportunities

The skate park area below the new Judicial Building has seen some serious upgrades recently, and more will be coming soon.Craig Logsdon, who heads up the county’s maintenance program, said that the goal is to make the space - which was unused until somewhat recently - into an area where children and adults alike can enjoy the amenities.With a basketball court and skate park already in place, the county recently made the decision to add a sand volleyball court, walk...

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