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Manufacturing Week is Sept. 29-Oct. 3

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Grayson County Officials officially declared next week (Monday, Sept. 29 through Friday, Oct. 3) to be Manufacturing Week during an industry luncheon on Monday, Sept. 22.Leitchfield/Grayson County Industrial Development Foundation Executive Director Dudley Cooper said Manufacturing Week has been scheduled to coincide with a number of manufacturing events involving Grayson County Schools—the first of which took place Thursday, Sept. 25.The week will conclude on Friday, Oct. 3 with National Manufacturing Day, Cooper said.Speakers at Monday’s industry spoke about the importance of building a strong local workforce, as well as preparing students while they’re in school for employment after they graduate.

 

ECTC’s first faculty member reflects on 50 years of teaching

Dr. Linda Mayhew began her mathematics teaching career somewhat reluctantly.She wanted to be a concert pianist, “but they were giving away better math scholarships,” she said.Looking back now on 50 years of teaching math at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, she is happy with her chosen path, even if it was by accident.“My whole life has been an accident,” Mayhew said. “But I got lucky, I’ve enjoyed it.”

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Yard Sales, Elections And Mowing Season Prompt Transportation Officials To Reiterate Sign Placement Regulations

Yard sales, political signs and other advertising signage are often set up in dangerous locations with disregard for sight distance, parking conditions and right-of-way infringement.Regarding yard sales –As a participant or a passing motorist, safety should be a top priority. First, setting a yard sale on right-of-way is illegal. These areas are used as safety zone buffers for motorists and they provide a clear view of vehicles entering, exiting and traveling on ou...

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On Farm Safety Week, Comer urges farmers to stay safe for themselves and their families

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer urged Kentucky farmers to put safety first for themselves and for their families as he declared the week of Sept. 21-27 National Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky.“An accident on the farm affects the whole family and even an entire community,” Commissioner Comer said. “A farming-related fatality or injury creates emotional distress in the family, but it also can disrupt the family’s income and even cause the family ...

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Hosparus needs quilters!

Hosparus of Central Kentucky is looking for help in making lap quilts (approximately 3’ x 4’) for Hosparus patients as a part of our CARE Blanket Program.If you or someone you know make quilts or other types of blankets and would like to donate to our patients and families, please contact Annette Jones at (270) 737-6300 or (800) 686-9577 or email ajones@hosparus.org.We have both male and female patients of all ages, so a variety of patterns and colors would b...

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State beef assessment referendum set for Nov. 20

A referendum on whether Kentucky cattle producers may be assessed $1 per head on cattle marketed in Kentucky is scheduled for Nov. 20, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association have announced.The referendum will ask Kentucky cattle producers: “Shall the producers of bovine animals assess themselves an additional ONE DOLLAR ($1.00) per head sold, and use the funds so collected by the Kentucky Beef Promotion Council to finance a progr...

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Lucas, Davis to wed

Bethany Lucas and Jonathan Davis, together with their families, are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding.Bethany is the daughter of Brenda Lucas and the late Clifford Lucas, the granddaughter of Marvin and Sandra Hack and the late J.C. and Dorothy Lucas.Jon is the son of Paul and Gail Davis, the grandson of Robert Davis.Bethany is a 2011 graduate of Sullivan College of Technology and Design. Jon is a 2013 graduate of the University of Louisville....

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Rough River Lake upcoming events

Oct. 4 - Cave Creek Orienteering Adventure. Orienteering Louisville will be hosting an Orienteering Adventure Day at Cave Creek Recreation Area. Registration for the event is between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. CST. Beginners are welcome as we offer free instruction before the event. Courses will be offered for Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced level. Visit www.OLOU.org for more information.Between Sept. 15 and Oct. 20 we will draw the lake down six inches in preparation for the fu...

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Scholarship available to help community college students transfer to WKU

Community college students wanting to transfer to WKU may be eligible for up to $4,000 in scholarship assistance.The application deadline for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Transfer Scholarship is Nov. 1 for spring admission. The admissions application serves as the scholarship application.Renewable scholarships range from $1,500 to $4,000, depending on GPA. Transfer students from KCTCS institutions with an associate degree and full-time enrollment a...

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Walton is GCHS Student of the Month for August

Thomas Walton has been selected as the student of the month at GCHS for the month of August. Mrs. Ashlee Basham nominated him primarily because of his great attitude. She had great things to say about Walton.“When we [teachers] were asked to nominate students, he was the first one to come to mind. I met Thomas as a sophomore, and he is still the same respectful and hardworking young man that he was two years ago,” Basham said.A senior, Walton is a three-year ...

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Guthrie supports American jobs package

Congressman Brett Guthrie voted in support of H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act, a compilation of bills aimed to spur job growth and increase wages.Many of the provisions included in the Jobs for America Act were also included in Congressman Guthrie’s REBUILD Act, which was introduced in 2013 with a goal of jump-starting the nation’s manufacturing sector.“House Republicans have been committed to growing our economy and creating jobs,” said Guthrie....

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District Court News

Jason L. Nugent, 40, pleaded guilty to theft by deception including cold checks under $500, and was sentenced to 10 days probation after two hours served.A bench warrant was issued for Mary B. Semar, 47.Michael A. Miller 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. Miller was ordered to pay $183 in court costs.

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Decker, Bertram to wed

Lacey Decker and Cody Bertram, along with their parents, announce their upcoming wedding.Lacey is the daughter of Mark and Julie Decker; Cody is the son of Donavon and Glenda Bertram.The wedding will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at Bloomington Baptist Church. All friends and family are invited to share in their love as they exchange vows of commitment and begin their new life together.

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Ford, Brown to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ford request the honor of your presence at the wedding of their daughter, Brittney Nicole to Joshua Dell Brown, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Brown.The wedding will be held on Oct. 4, 2014 at 4 o’clock in the afternoon at First Baptist Church in Leitchfield, KY.A reception will follow after the wedding at the Family Life Center.Invitations have been sent to out of town guests, but all family and friends are invited to attend.

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Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, promotes working smoke alarms This year’s theme from NFPA is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week (FPW) for more than 90 years, is gearing up to officially kick off this year’s campaign, October 5-11, 2014. The theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”“Smoke alarms can help make the difference between life and death in a fire, but they need to be working,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. ...

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Utilities struggle with water leaks

The City of Leitchfield Utilities are currently struggling with a number of water leaks that have been left in disrepair as a result of their locations; however, new radio read meters are expected to help narrow down the search for them.According to Leitchfield Utilities Superintendent Dwight Embry, the utilities are “losing a lot of unaccounted water” as a result of the aforementioned leaks, one of which is at Dr. Gay Fulkerson’s medical practice, located at 310 ...

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LAC ends season with ‘Battle Ship’

Leitchfield Aquatic Center (LAC) hosted its first annual “Battle Ship” competition to close its inaugural season on Saturday, Sept. 20.The winning team of the first annual event consisted of, in alphabetical order by last name, Kaitlyn Bratcher, Bailey Martin, and Shelby Watkins.During the competition, teams of three “battled” to sink their opponents’ boats by dumping water into opposing boats.Leitchfield Aquatic Center, located a...

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Caneyville Fair kicks off Wednesday

The 81st annual Caneyville Fair and Homecoming will kick off next Wednesday, Oct. 1 and will run through Saturday, Oct. 4.Starting on Thursday, Oct. 2, Vine St. and 3rd St. in Caneyville will be closed, and traffic will be reversed on 3rd St. to North Main St. for the fair.In terms of attractions, several old favorites will return for this year’s event.On Wednesday, the event will begin with a community worship service.On Thursday, the annual ...

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