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Escue to withdraw from sheriff race

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Democratic Candidate Keith Escue recently announced his intention to withdraw from the November General Election race for the office of Grayson County Sheriff.On Wednesday, July 23, Escue issued the following statement regarding his withdrawal from the race:“My name is Keith Escue and I am currently the Democratic Candidate for the Sheriff of Grayson County. It is with regret that I announce that I am withdrawing from the race for the office of Sheriff.


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“What are you going to be when you grow up?”Those words that every child hears suddenly become even more important when you’re a college student. I hate it when I have to say, “I don’t know.”But I do, frequently, because it’s the honest answer. I’m not the only one who faces this dilemma. Everyone does at one point of another, and my first year of college, I realized how often people change their majors because suddenly wha...

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GC Pickers episode airs Wednesday

The highly anticipated Grayson County episode of American Pickers will officially kick off the series’ new season on Wednesday, July 30.The episode will air on Wednesday at 8 p.m. (CST) on History Channel and will feature visits to both Pine Knob and Leitchfield.The popular reality TV show stars “pickers” Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they travel across the country in search of antiques to buy and resell in their Antique Archaeology shops, loca...

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NolinFest celebrates 25 years

The 2014 NolinFest will mark the 25th year the festival will have been held at Moutardier Recreation Shelter on Nolin Lake.Started by Summer Park Ranger Rex Hurt, of the Nolin River Lake U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in June of 1983, the event has since been redubbed the Rex Hurt Memorial Nolin Fest.“We encourage everyone to come out and have a good time,” said Glenna Black, President of the Friends of Nolin Lake. “Bring a folding chair, money for the ve...

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Edwards celebrates 90th birthday

Mrs. Kathryn Edwards celebrated her 90th birthday on March 16, 2014 with a host of family and friends at the Centre on Main in Leitchfield. She would like to thank her children and their spouses and their families for making this day a memorable one. She was born March 17, 1924 to Lennie and Galda Wilkerson Allen and was married for 37 years to Jesse Elmer Edwards until his death in 1977. She is the mother of eight living children and one deceased, Ricky Edwar...

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Higdon crowned KYB Baby Miss Kentucky

MaKinley Higdon is the 16-month-old daughter of Brandon and Jackie Higdon. MaKinley competed at the Kentucky Beauties State Pageant in January where she was crowned KYB Baby Miss Kentucky. MaKinley will now continue on to compete for a national title at the Americas Natural Supreme Beauty national pageant that will be held at the end of July in Louisville. Along with the competition, the weekend will also consist of a Louisville Bats game where contestants will be recognized on the field and ...

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Boone, Willen to wed

We are happy to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Shea Boone to Tyler Willen.Shea is the daughter of Clay and Kimberly Manion Boone.Tyloer is the son of Tony and Cindy Devine Willen.The couple will be residing wherever the Coast Guard takes them after a September wedding.

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Car crashes into Fastway #7

Photos | LPDOn Wednesday, July 23 at 10:52 p.m., the Leitchfield Police Department responded to a collision at Fastway #7, located at 720 South Main St. in Leitchfield.An investigation into the crash revealed that a 2004 Volkswagon - which was being hauled on a 1991 International Rollback, operated by Edward Purtee, of Hopkinsville - had fallen from the vehicle and travelled through the parking lot of the business before striking an east wall causing significant damage t...

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Guthrie supports legislation to combat human trafficking

This week, Congressman Brett Guthrie voted in support of a series of bills to combat human trafficking.“The growing industry of human trafficking is incredibly troubling,” said Guthrie. “Together, the House is taking a stand to end this horrific practice by providing additional support and resources to aid victims of trafficking.”Among the eight bills passed by the House of Representatives this week were H.R. 5135, the Human Trafficking Prevention...

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Search warrant leads to drug seizure

Law enforcement discovered and seized a total of 101 marijuana plants and other items from a Clarkson residence earlier this week.According to a press release from the Leitchfield Police Department, on Monday, July 21, the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and LPD obtained and executed a search warrant at a residence located on Cave Road in Clarkson.As a result of the investigation, 101 marijuana plants were seized along with equipment, chemicals, and parapherna...

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United Way’s Day of Action engages record number of volunteers

Demonstrating a commitment to strengthening our community, approximately 126 local community members took time out of their day on Saturday, June 21 to volunteer at local nonprofit agencies.For the third consecutive year, June 21s marked the United Way of Central Kentucky’s Day of Action - a region-wide volunteer event that convenes a broad spectrum of community members, families, and local companies to give a day of service to local non-profit agencies. They joined thousands...

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Guthrie’s student loan literacy bill passes House

On Thursday, July 24, a bipartisan bill introduced by Congressman Brett Guthrie passed the House by a vote of 405-11.H.R. 4984, the Empowering Students through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act, will reform the current guidelines to require annual counseling for student borrowers and enhance their understanding of financial aid.A June 2014 report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported that less than 50 percent of survey respondents with student debt had what ...

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Skate park closed after vandalism

The Grayson County skate park has been temporarily closed following acts of vandalism that occurred at the park on the night of Tuesday, July 22.Grayson County Judge-Executive Gary Logsdon said the skate park, located off of Shauna Drive in Leitchfield, will remain closed until the perpetrator(s) of the vandalism at the park are apprehended to prevent further damages.“We’re closing it for a month [or] until we catch them…or it will only get worse,”...

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Guthrie attends White House signing of Workforce Training Bill

Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Tuesday, July 22, attended the signing ceremony of H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.Passed in the House on July 9, H.R. 803 streamlines a complicated web of programs, grants states and localities greater flexibility, accelerates access to training for in-demand jobs, and incorporates heightened accountability over taxpayer dollars.“This is an important day for America’s workforce,” said Guthrie. “...

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T-Shirt Express seeks sign approval

A local business owner looking to display a new sign has encountered difficulties with receiving State and City approval.T-Shirt Express Owner John Allen addressed the Leitchfield City Council, during its regularly scheduled Monday, July 21 meeting, to discuss the issues that have arisen regarding posting a new sign in front of his business.Allen said he has not been granted approval to post his new sign, which will stick out from the building on a bracket, because accor...

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Freedom and Fiddling plays on

Intermittent drizzle kept the morning crowds low at the 2014 Freedom and Fiddling Festival. However, by the afternoon, more people braved the weather to enjoy the festivities.The Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship began Saturday, July 19 with the opening of vendor booths and the start of the competition. The festival also hosted a car show, small carnival rides, and trolley trips around the square.While the fiddling contest progressed through various instruments an...

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Court News

Aaron Glenn, 35, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, and was sentenced to 180 days probation after two days served, and was ordered to pay $183 in court costs.Thomas J. Lindsey, 28, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in the second degree, and was sentenced to 90 days probation after four days served. Lindsey was ordered to pay $183 in court costs.Larry L. Logsdon, 56, pleaded guilty to theft by deception/cold checks under $500, and was sentenced to 10 days probation af...

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Governor, state officials and energy leaders cut ribbon on construction of Kentucky’s first carbon capture pilot system

The Commonwealth’s first megawatt-scale carbon capture pilot unit at an operating power plant will soon be located at Kentucky Utilities Company’s E.W. Brown Generating Station, near Harrodsburg.The announcement was made during a press conference and ribbon cutting on the grounds of the facility this morning with Gov. Steve Beshear, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters, Paul W. Thompson, LG&E and KU Energy Chief Operating Officer, and other digni...

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