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Couple arrested in meth bust

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A Leitchfield couple was arrested following a drug bust last Thursday, Sept. 11.On Sept. 11, the Leitchfield Police Department (LPD) and the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force (GHCNTF) executed a search warrant at 932 Clarkson Thomas School Road in Leitchfield.During the execution, officers found evidence consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine, as well as other drug-related crimes, according to a news release from the LPD.The executed search warrant led to the arrests of Joseph VanMeter, 27, and Kellie VanMeter, 25, the release read.

 

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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Lovell named WRECC legal counsel

Marc Lovell has been chosen legal counsel for Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation.Lovell, an attorney with the law firm of HarlinParker, in Bowling Green, has 23 years of litigation experience in federal and state trial and appellate courts. In May 1988, he graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in accounting and received his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1991.Lovell replaces Keith Carwell, who retired after 16 y...

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Last weeks of pregnancy make a big difference

Prior to being born, Kennady Salsman’s parents did many things to help insure that she came into this world as healthy as possible. Krista Salsman watched what she ate, avoided caffeine, took her prenatal vitamins every day and went to regular check-ups with her OB/GYN, Dr. Wendy Lee. New dad, Corey Salsman, also went to the prenatal office visits, kept informed about the developmental milestones of his daughter and helped his wife however he could. Krista even had an app on her phone t...

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Gubernatorial candidate visits GC

The election to determine Kentucky’s next governor won’t take place until 2015, but the race is already starting to pick up.Republican Kentucky Gubernatorial Candidate Hal Heiner, of Louisville, visited Grayson County on Wednesday, Sept. 10 to allow local residents the opportunity to express their opinions regarding the next administration.Heiner, an engineer and businessman who announced his candidacy in March of this year, is currently travelling full-time ...

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LPD cracks down on student drop-off, pick-up

As many may have noticed while taking their children to school, two new signs have been posted that read “No Loading or Unloading of Students” on Wallace Avenue in Leitchfield.These signs have recently been put into place due to numerous past instances in which children have nearly been struck by vehicles travelling on Wallace Ave., according to Detective Kevin Smith, of the Leitchfield Police Department.

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Certer Five Generations

Ray Carter, 92, a native of Grayson County and former long-time resident of Leitchfield, is shown at his residence in Georgetown, Texas holding his great-great grandson Carter Lindsey, (2 months). He is surrounded by (l-r) his daughter Janice Carter Lindsey, great-grandson Reagan Lindsey, and grandson Brian Lindsey, all of Texas.

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BBB Announces Film and Art Contest

Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is proud to announce it has teamed up with the Kentucky Youth Film Festival for a high school student contest!Entries are now being accepted from high school students in these categories:· Public Spot Announcement (PSA) or Commercial (:60 in length)· Animation· Documentary (5-8 minutes in length)· Poster (Graphic Design and Visual Art Cat...

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Cougars bury visiting Bears 11-1

Sophomore Conner Schultz had five goals and seniors Eric Liptak and Max Scharf had three apiece as the Cougar varsity soccer team overwhelmed the visiting Butler County Bears 11-1 in a district contest at the Cougar soccer field.In the second game of the evening, the Cougar JV squad got two goals from sophomore Caleb Powell as they won their first game of the season, 4-0 over the visiting Bears.VARSITY GAMEThe Cougars w...

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Comer launches mobile science units to teach KY kids about agriculture

Kentucky students will use a dazzling array of high-tech instruments to learn about agriculture when the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s new Mobile Science Activity Centers (MSAC) hit the roads this fall.Agriculture Commissioner James Comer officially launched the new units in a ceremony last month during the Kentucky State Fair at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.“Most school children are two, three, or more generations removed from the farm...

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Protesters seek accused stepfather’s release

Shouting voices and honking horns could be heard across Public Square on Friday morning as a group gathered with handmade signs to petition for the release of Jason Applebee, who is being held at the Grayson County Detention Center in relation to the death of his 9-year-old step-daughter this past Sunday.Applebee was arrested on Sept. 7, the day his step-daughter, Laura Renfrow, died on her family’s lawn after being run over by a pick-up truck.According to first re...

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12 indicted in Circuit Court

Two women and 10 men were indicted in Grayson County Circuit Court this month in relation to theft, drug and other charges.- Jeremy Wright, 37, of Kelly Road in Caneyville, was indicted for theft by unlawful taking or disposition of an automobile worth between $500 and $10,000; theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property valued at under $500; criminal mischief in the third degree; and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.Wright’s charges s...

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Tall tomatoes

Nathan Clark grew Early Grow Tomato plants that are now 12 feet 10 inches tall at his home on Grayson Street in Quail Run.

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Clarkson talks closures, construction and a new truck

A public request was made for the closure of one lane of traffic on Shady Lane, in Clarkson, making the street one-way only.The request was aired during Clarkson City Council’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 8.Shady Lane resident Scotty Jones told city council members that the street is so narrow that you cannot pass another vehicle without going into someone’s yard.He also explained that all mailboxes are the street are on the same side,...

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Guthrie votes to continue existing health care plans for employers

Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Thursday, Sept. 11, voted in support of H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2013.“Just as millions of Americans found out they could not keep their health care plans because of Obamacare last fall, approximately 50 million American workers are expected to face the same reality next month,” said Guthrie. “H.R. 3522 will prevent the drop in coverage by allowing the current plans to continue to be offered, in addition t...

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Common sense precautions help prevent spread of respiratory viruses

The following is compiled from information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, and the Kentucky Department of Public Health Division of Epidemiology & Health Planning.Hospitals in Missouri and Illinois are seeing more children than usual with severe respiratory illness believed to be caused by Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). Several other states, including Kentucky, are investigating clusters of children...

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Grayson Co. youth donates artifacts to museum

Dylan Ray Decker, a student in Ms. Dennison’s third grade class at Clarkson Elementary, presented a display of Civil War and Abraham Lincoln artifacts to The Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville. Iris LaRue, Director of the Museum, accepted the donation on behalf of the museum’s board of trustees.LaRue expressed appreciation to Dylan and his parents, Billy and Tiffany Decker of Big Clifty, for their gift and for encouraging Dylan in his study of Lincoln.

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