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Aquatic Center Director talks pool plans

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Leitchfield Aquatic Center Director Sabrina Durbin recently addressed the City to discuss her plans for the soon-to-open center.Durbin, of Bowling Green, attended the regularly scheduled, Monday, April 21 Leitchfield City Council meeting with Leitchfield Tourism Director Ilsa Johnson.Leitchfield Aquatic Center is currently on track to open on July 1, and Durbin said she has already planned a number of special events, including a large, end of the season event, the specifics of which have not yet been announced.Durbin also said the tentative plan is to keep Leitchfield Aquatic Center open until September to make up for the month of pool use lost in June.

 

GC students named Governor’s Scholars

Several Grayson County High School students will get an early taste of college life this summer during the Governor’s Scholars Program, a five-week, summer residential program for outstanding Kentucky high school students between their junior and senior years.Candidates for the Class of 2014 are Abby Gibson, Bethany Harting, Cameron Hicks, Jessica Hughes, Jessica Johnson, Alexis Schmidt, and Courtney Vincent. Hannah Ashley and Corbin Harris were selected as alternates.

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Regional returns

Photo | SubmittedGCHS was well represented by the FCCLA members who attended the 2014 Spring Regional Meeting. Regional Officers were elected for the upcoming school year, and Grayson County will hold two of those positions. Brittany Russell will serve as the Region 5 President, and Chase Day will serve as the Region 5 Vice President for Public Relations.

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Hotel may become culinary school

The Alexander Hotel may be turned into a one-of-a-kind culinary school/center for “at risk” young women.Michael Elmore, a real estate agent originally from Florida and currently living in Charleston, addressed the Leitchfield Tourism Commission during its regularly scheduled Tuesday, April 22 meeting to present his plan for the hotel and Alice Theater and request additional funding for the project.Elmore, who has also previously worked in kitchens and restaur...

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Grayson competes in ECTC welding competition

35 high school students from five Kentucky school districts participated in the sixth annual welding contest on April 11, sponsored by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s welding program.The competition was named posthumously in honor of Tim Turner, a former ECTC welding associate professor who served as program coordinator. The “Tim Turner Memorial Welding Classic” was named to honor his dedication and legacy to the ECTC welding program. Turner was na...

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Court News

Kira Beres, 36, pleaded guilty to theft by deception including cold checks under $500, and was sentenced to 10 days probation after two hours served. Beres was ordered to pay $183 in court costs.A bench warrant was issued for Desiree G. Russell, 24.Johnathon D. Meredith, 43, pleaded guilty to failure to wear seat belts and failure to produce an insurance card, which was amended to failure to maintain insurance. Meredith was sentenced to 30 days probation and was ordered ...

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Ladies conference talks “Sweet Tweets”

The “Keep Your Tweet Sweet” third annual Ladies Conference will be held this Saturday, April 26 at First Baptist Church in Leitchfield.The free one-day event is open to any woman who would like to attend, and will include helpful workshops, music, crafts and lunch.The retreat, which is sponsored by Grayson County Baptist Women on Mission, will focus on communication in a variety of aspects, including seminars such as “Communication in Marriage,” l...

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The Welcome Matt

Earlier this week, I lost my cell phone in, arguably, the most absurd and seemingly impossible to remedy manner in the history of cell phones’ being lost.The News-Gazette office is located in one of Leitchfield’s most historic buildings on Public Square. I can count at least a dozen times when folks have visited and told us about how they used to come in for sodas and ice cream.With that being said, you can imagine how distressed I was by the prospec...

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Dennis rejoins The GC News-Gazette

The staff of The Grayson County News-Gazette would like to introduce and welcome our newest member, Beth Dennis.A lifelong Grayson County resident who currently lives in Leitchfield, Dennis has rejoined the staff to take over circulation and classified ads.Dennis is a 1998 graduate of Grayson County High School and has two children, Clay, 13, and Shelby, 12, both of whom attend Grayson County Middle School.Dennis previously worked at The Grayson C...

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Senator Gibson’s legislative update

The 2014 legislative session adjourned on midnight April 15. The session produced measures that will affect economic development, appropriate funds for state government for the next two years, public health, safety and education. Of course, as with every session, there were measures that did not succeed that, from our perspective, would have benefited the state. There were successes this session, which include passing a fiscally responsible budget with less debt ratio and structura...

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McTeacher’s Night to support Clarkson Elementary

Clarkson Elementary School and McDonald’s of Leitchfield will team up to bolster education budgets on McTeacher’s Night.On Monday, May 5, McDonald’s restaurant in Leitchfield will donate a percentage of the proceeds from evening sales between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to local education partners.“The McTeacher’s Night program is fun, easy and very effective for schools, and is greatly rewarding for McDonald’s,” said Beth Lunsford, ...

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Women, longevity risk and retirement saving

Will you live to be 100? If you’re a woman, your odds of becoming a centenarian are seemingly better than those of men. In the 2010 U.S. Census, over 80% of Americans aged 100 or older were women.

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Harrison named 2014 Young Dietitian of the Year

The Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has named Kaitlin Harrison, RD, LD the 2014 Kentucky Young Dietitian of the Year. Harrison serves as the clinical dietitian and Director of Nutrition Services at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield.

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Friends of Nolin fundraiser underway

Friends of Nolin Lake recently started its annual t-shirt fundraiser and, for the first time, will sell the shirts online.Within the first week of the fundraiser, Friends - a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, preserving, and enhancing Nolin Lake - had already sold more than 90 of the limited edition 2014 Nolin Lake shirts.All proceeds from the sale of the shirts will, along with membership fees and sponsorships, help fund Friends-hosted events at the lake....

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Board talks school bus tracking system

Grayson County Schools may soon purchase a GPS system to track its school buses.GC Schools Director of Transportation Arnold Hack discussed tracking software to be placed on the buses and its capabilities during the regularly scheduled Thursday, April 17 School Board meeting.Hack said his main concern when he starts his work day each morning is he cannot follow every school bus driver’s route to observe how he or she drives, but if the school board approves the pur...

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Cougars hold on for 5-4 win at Whitesville

Though they had to hold on by the skin of their teeth, the Cougar softball team made it 10 wins in a row with a 5-4 district win at Whitesville Trinity Wednesday evening.In the second game of the evening, Trinity eked out a 1-0 win over the Cougar JV squad in five innings.Freshman Lauren Decker pitched all seven innings for the Cougar varsity to pick up the win. Decker worked out of a jam in the bottom of the seventh when the Raiders had put the potential winning runs on...

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Extension Office preps for Centennial Celebration

The Grayson County UK Cooperative Extension Office hosted Thursday’s monthly Chamber of Commerce luncheon in advance of their organization’s upcoming 100th anniversary celebration.Local agents Jack Ewing, Kindra Ewing Jones and Natalie Taul talked with the group about the history of the organization and the things they offer locally to the Grayson County community.District Director Ann Smith also spoke, saying “It’s amazing to be part of an organi...

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Meth trafficker arrested in Leitchfield

A Leitchfield man was arrested Tuesday evening for trafficking in methamphetamine and other charges.The arrest came as the result of a multi-agency effort between the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Leitchfield Police Department, and the Greater Hardin County Drug Task Force, according to Deputy Buck Meredith, who served as the lead officer.Meredith said that Steven Eugene Bertram, age 49, was arrested at a residence on Shull White Road where he was residing with ...

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