City presents beautification awards


By Matt Lasley - mlasley@civitasmedia.com



Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Rough River Pizza Company Owners Blake, left, and Teresa Leucht, second from left, as well as Carter Harrell, second from right, accept a beautification award from Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason on Tuesday, Jan. 19.


Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette R.C. Constant, right, and Ruben Ramero, left, accept a beautification award from Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason.


Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason, right, presents a beautification award to Charles Lee.


Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason, right, presents a beautification award to Frankie Carroll, whom accepts on behalf of Cash Connection.


The Leitchfield City Council and Mayor William Thomason this week recognized local citizens whom have worked to improve the appearance of the City of Leitchfield.

During the Tuesday, Jan. 19 Leitchfield City Council meeting, Thomason presented beautification awards to a number of local individuals and businesses for their efforts to improve properties within the city.

Thomason recognized the following individuals and businesses for their beautification efforts:

Rough River Pizza Company Owners Blake and Teresa Leucht, as well as Carter Harrell, for opening Rough River Pizza Co. at 400 North Main St.

R.C. Constant, Buddy Foster, and Ruben Ramero for their work at 624 South Main St. (Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant).

Ron Ford for Cash Connection’s work at 402 North Main St. Cash Connection employee Frankie Carroll accepted the award on Ford’s behalf.

Charles Lee for his work on 717 North Main St. (Lee’s Automotive).

And Newcomb Oil, for opening FiveStar Food Mart on West White Oak Street, and Rally’s, for opening at 511 South Main St., both of whom were absent from Tuesday’s meeting.

In other business:

*Leitchfield Public Works Director Sheila Puckett said her department recently received a $3,000 safety grant from the Kentucky League of Cities to go toward sidewalk repairs in the City of Leitchfield.

Additionally, Puckett said she is now pursuing individuals whom illegally dump their trash into dumpsters that do not belong to them. Doing so may result in a fine of up to $500, she said.

City residents can take their additional trash to the Leitchfield Transfer Station for disposal at no charge, Puckett said.

Also, Puckett said in response to a question on the subject, the city garbage service will pick up mattresses that are placed with residents’ trash on pick-up days.

*The City Council granted approval for the Leitchfield Fire Department (LFD) to advertise for bids for a new vehicle.

Additionally, the City Council voted to allow the LFD to use $800 from its county fire dues revenue to cover the cost of a $4,000 thermal imaging camera. The other $3,200 will be covered by a grant, according to Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall.

*Thomason announced that Leitchfield Utilities Commissioner Dorothy McCall’s term is set to expire at the end of February.

McCall had requested to be reappointed to the position for another four-year term (March 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2020); however, the City Council motioned to table appointing someone to the Utilities Commission to allow time for Thomason to accept additional applications.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Rough River Pizza Company Owners Blake, left, and Teresa Leucht, second from left, as well as Carter Harrell, second from right, accept a beautification award from Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Awards-2.jpgMatt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Rough River Pizza Company Owners Blake, left, and Teresa Leucht, second from left, as well as Carter Harrell, second from right, accept a beautification award from Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette R.C. Constant, right, and Ruben Ramero, left, accept a beautification award from Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Awards-1.jpgMatt Lasley | GC News-Gazette R.C. Constant, right, and Ruben Ramero, left, accept a beautification award from Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason, right, presents a beautification award to Charles Lee.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Awards-3.jpgMatt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason, right, presents a beautification award to Charles Lee.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason, right, presents a beautification award to Frankie Carroll, whom accepts on behalf of Cash Connection.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Awards-4.jpgMatt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason, right, presents a beautification award to Frankie Carroll, whom accepts on behalf of Cash Connection.

By Matt Lasley

mlasley@civitasmedia.com

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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