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Teen may be charged after fleeing from wreck

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Charges may be filed against an Leitchfield teenager who fled from the scene of an what appeared to be a drunk-driving accident on Friday night.At approximately 10:30 p.m. on August 29, a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee being driven by 18-year-old Dylan L. Cary hit a tree alongside Owensboro Road, seven miles outside of Leitchfield.According to the accident report filed by responding officer Deputy Jarrod Mudd, with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, a witness at the scene saw 20-year-old passenger Jacob Holderman, of Leitchfield, exit the wrecked Jeep. The witness reported to Mudd that he thought the passenger “had possibly been drinking alcohol” and “tried to get him to sit down.”


Board sets school tax rate

School tax rates have been set for the upcoming year following a unanimous vote by the Grayson County School Board.The group met at a specially-called meeting on Thursday afternoon to vote on the 2014-15 rates, which will bring the school system a four percent increase in revenue over last year.“That is the way it has been for a while,” said Chairperson Carolyn Thomason of the decision to take the revenue increasing rate.The school system’s C...

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A Word from the Wise…

Sometimes the worst decisions turn into the best stories. I made one of those decisions last week.As the sun sunk low over the Green River, we three kayakers were scanning the banks for places to set up camp.Exhausted from 20 miles of paddling in the blazing sun, we searched for a spot where we could comfortably and conveniently put up for the night, and turned down the first few potential campsites in hopes of finding a better one around the next bend of the river....

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Noah and Caleb Fields would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their momma, Jennifer Carol Fields, to Jared Wayne Cottrell.The bride-to-be is the daughter of Phillip and Amanda Arnell of Villa Rica, GA and Jim and Melissa Reich of Clarkson, KY.Jennifer is the granddaughter of Robert Arnell and the late Frances Arnell of Whitesburg, GA and Jack and Joan Reese of Clarkson, KY.The groom-to-be is the son of Paula Cottrell of Clarkson, KY a...

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UPDATED: Fire ravages Clarkson home

A Clarkson residence was severely damaged by a fire on the afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 30.At around 1:24 p.m. on Saturday, the Clarkson Volunteer Fire Department was called to a reported structure fire at 314 Spring Street in Clarkson.Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters discovered flames coming out of the front of the house, which is owned by Roscoe and Kathy Vincent and was recently rented out to Tim Probus, according to CVFD Lieutenant/Public Information Officer Ryan Hatfield....

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City OK’s property sale to restaurant

Leitchfield looks to be one step closer to gaining a new restaurant.The Leitchfield City Council, during a special-called meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 28, approved the sale of a City-owned property on South Main St. to a restaurant chain pending the chain’s approval of the offer.During the meeting, the City Council entered into an executive session to discuss the sale of the former XYZ Auto Sales/Sonic location at 511 South Main St. in Leitchfield.Followin...

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Crawford is first in Border Clash

Before the start of the men’s race at the Kentucky-Indiana Border Clash last Tuesday at Yellow Creek Park, in Owensboro, Grayson County senior Bret Crawford told a teammate, “I’m going for the win today.”Those turned out to be prophetic words as the two-time 3rd Region cross country champion smoked the field of 346 runners, winning in a time of 16:31.90, more than 10 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Quentin Pierce, from Indiana’s Castle High Scho...

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Lady Cougars shut out Breck 10-0

Following a summer storm that delayed the start of an already delayed game and dropped temperatures dramatically, the Lady Cougar soccer team laid waste to the host Breckinridge County Lady Tigers in a 10-0, mercy-rule win last Wednesday evening.The game had originally been scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m., but with temperatures in the nineties all day, with high humidity, the start was moved back to 6:30 p.m. But just minutes before the start, rain and lightning moved over the fiel...

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Volleyball girls down Breck 2-0

The Lady Cougar varsity volleyball team had to come from behind in the second set to take their match against visiting Breckinridge County 2-0 (25-16, 25-22) Thursday night at Cougar Gym.In the early games, the Cougar freshman squad suffered its first loss of the season in straight sets, 14-21, 14-21. In the JV match, the Lady Cougars won the first set, but dropped the next two to lose 21-17, 12-21, 18-21.VARSITY MATCHT...

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UPDATED: Motorcycle strikes car, one injured

One individual was injured in a motorcycle versus car crash in Clarkson on Friday, Aug. 29.At approximately 11:45 a.m. on Friday, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Clarkson Volunteer Fire Department, and Grayson County Emergency Medical Services responded to a report of an injury accident in front of 206 Millerstown Road - the residence of witness Timothy Barton - in Clarkson.According to a GCSO accident report, the motorcycle, a 2006 Honda VTX1300 driven and owned by Edwin Oldh...

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Court News

A bench warrant was issued for Darren W. Kidd, 32.Tyler R. Hill, 21, pleaded guilty to assault in the fourth degree, domestic violence with a minor injury, and was sentenced to 30 days probation. Hill was ordered to pay $183 in court costs.Kimberly G. Hood, 51, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $500, and was sentenced to 10 days probation after two hours served on each charge. Hood was ordered to pay $183 in court costs....

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GC Health Center food inspections

The rating score of the establishment is determined by subtracting weighted point values of noted violations from 100. Unannounced inspections observe the overall operation including food source and protection; personnel; food equipment and utensils; maintenance of water and sewage systems; garbage and refuse disposal; insect, rodent and animal control; and storage of toxic items, among others. Critical violations, four and five points in weight, are items that, if uncorrected, carry the pote...

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A Grayson County native has been named vice president of safety, quality and patient experience for Baptist Health, responsible for leading the system’s efforts to provide the highest quality of care.Karen Higdon, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, will oversee all facets of safety, quality and patient experience, helping create a system-wide patient care model that incorporates consistency, value and clinical outcomes. Her new role with Baptist began Aug. 18.Higdon is the daughter ...

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The Cecilian Bank sponsors storytelling seminar for United Way and nonprofit partners

The Cecilian Bank, demonstrating its philanthropic spirit and commitment to the region, is partnering with United Way of Central Kentucky to provide free training to local nonprofits. The bank is sponsoring Kate Bringardner, with The Speaker’s Studio, who will use her public speaking and theater background help nonprofits unlock meaningful, personal stories to engage supporters.

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Miss Grayson County Fair

Miss Grayson CountyWinner - Jessica WoodFirst runner-up - Ashton FilburnSecond runner-up - Kelsey BashamThird runner-up - Cassandra RodkeyFourth runner-up - Kelsey CockrielMiss Congeniality - Cassandra RodkeyMiss Teen Grayson County Winner - Chasity WilliamsFirst runner-up - Alayna Johns...

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UPDATED: Three injured in head-on collision

Three individuals were injured when two vehicles collided head on near the entrance to the Clarkson Community Ball Park on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 27.At around 3:27 p.m. on Wednesday, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Clarkson Volunteer Fire Department, and Grayson County Emergency Medical Services were called to a report of a head-on collision near the Clarkson Community Ball Park on Elizabethtown Rd. (U.S. Hwy 62) in Clarkson.An accident report by responding GCSO Chief Deput...

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Peerman joins The GC News-Gazette

The staff of The Grayson County News-Gazette would like to welcome its newest member, Cathy Peerman.Originally from Vine Grove, Peerman has joined the staff of The GC News-Gazette as an advertising consultant.“I’m so very excited to start at the newspaper and be more involved in the community,” she said.Peerman graduated from North Hardin High School in 1995 and has lived in Grayson County for the past three years. She curre...

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The Welcome Matt

I love walking through the local indoor flea markets on a lazy Sunday afternoon.If you’re a collector like I am, these places can be treasure troves. I feel like an adventurer making my way through mazes of booths, littered with old clothes, books, VHS tapes (remember those?), and other assorted antiques. I feel a sense of pride when I’m able to rescue a literary classic from among the dozens of shelves of orphaned books.But as much as I love to wander, if yo...

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