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Potter’s Hope makes stars on prom night

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Potter’s Hope Ministries gave several Grayson Countians with special needs the opportunity to attend prom and be “stars” this past weekend.The Potter’s Hope Evening of Stars was held Sunday, April 13 for 45 special needs participants, who may not have otherwise been given the prom experience, said Donna VanMeter, who organized the event alongside Penny McCrady, Brad Mudd, Youth Pastor Jake Clemons, and Clemons’ wife, Cristina.Attendees walked the red carpet, were given limousine rides around Leitchfield by an Elizabethtown limo service, and danced the night away with their dates.


Caneyville approves old school fundraiser

The City of Caneyville will soon sell memorial bricks to be placed at and raise money for the old Caneyville School.The bricks, which will be prepared by Mark Crume, will be etched by laser with any message buyers request and installed in the walkway to or some other area of the old school.Crume, who attended the regularly scheduled Monday, April 14 Caneyville City Commission meeting to discuss this project, said he would etch and install the bricks for $20.Th...

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Police taking unwanted prescriptions

Grayson County residents will be able to safely dispose of unwanted prescription medications during National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 26.The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 26 under the canopy at the front entrance of the Cave-Bland building of Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, located at 910 Wallace Avenue in Leitchfield.The disposal process, coordinated by The Partnership for a Healthy Grayson County and the Drug Enforcement Administra...

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Rotary Club’s live auction underway

The time of year has finally arrived for the hotly-anticipated Rotary Club Auction, which airs live on local radio station K105 from the basement of Wilson & Muir Bank in Leitchfield.The community-service club raises funds through the annual auction for their scholarships and no-interest student loans, which help local students attend college.Current club president Bill Oldham said that the auction, which began Tuesday, will continue live from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wedn...

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Clarkson to be named 5th class city

The City of Clarkson is moving up in the ranks of Kentucky cities. The town, which has been listed as a 6th class city, will officially be bumped up a notch to a 5th class locale after the signing of Kentucky House Bill 398 last week.Mayor Bonnie Henderson explained that the main benefit to the city in moving up in class rank will be the ability to adjust occupational tax rates from a flat-fee to a percentage rate.“It will be more fair this way,” Henderson sa...

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Whooping cough outbreak grips county

Health-care providers across the county are working diligently to keep on top of a current outbreak of pertussis, or whooping cough.“It’s officially an outbreak situation,” said Infection Control Specialist Sandy Blair, with Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center. “Doctors offices, health department, hospital, schools, they’re all seeing this.”Blair said that as of the end of last week, there were just over 20 positive cases of pertussis d...

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Joyce turns 80

Charles will celebrate his 80th birthday on the 27th of April.He lives with his wife, Ilah, at 1562 Stones Chapel Road, Leitchfield, KY 42754.He has one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Curtis Smith; one son, Joe Joyce; and two step-sons Kevin and Kenton Deibel; nine grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.He also has one sister, Pat Schools and one brother, W.D. Joyce.Charles owned and operated a bulldozer for more than 30 years in an...

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White, Powell to wed

Tony and Donna White, of Leitchfield, and Wayne and Nancy Powell, of Clarkson, are happy to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Tonya White and Branden Powell.The wedding will be held on May 17th 2014.

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GC Bluegrass Opry and benefit show for Rachel Kiper

The Grayson County Bluegrass Opry will be presenting their monthly show on Saturday, April 19. This show will be a special benefit show, in addition to the bluegrass music performances. The Bluegrass Opry will be raising money for leukemia patient and local school teacher Rachel Clark Kiper, wife of Jeff Kiper, and daughter of Jamie Clark, to help pay for her medical bills while she is hospitalized and taking treatments in Louisville. Concessions will be sold during the show, and a...

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Promotion ceremony held for Rep. Moore

Representative Tim Moore’s family recently invited his friends and colleagues to attend a ceremony at the State Capitol Rotunda formally promoting him to the rank of Colonel in the Air Force Reserve.Leaders in both Chambers made a point to recess so that members could offer their support at this historic event - thought to be the first military promotion of a serving legislator in the Capitol Rotunda.The Rotunda was filled to overflowing as a bipartisan gathering o...

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Cougars hold on for 5-4 win over Bears

The Cougar softball team ran its winning streak to nine games Thursday afternoon as they defeated district rival Butler County by a 5-4 score.The win streak has propelled the Cougars to a Top-25 ranking for the first time in several years. Grayson County is now 12-3 for the season.Freshman Kara Decker pitched all seven innings to pick up the win. Decker gave up four runs, all earned, on seven hits, walking no one and striking out six. Decker pitched out of a jam in the s...

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Guarding against identity theft

*Note: Keystone Financial Group requested to run the following article again in light of a new virus that just spread.America is enduring a data breach epidemic. As 2013 ended, the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics released its 2012 Victims of Identity Theft report. Its statistics were sobering. About one in 14 Americans aged 16 or older had been defrauded or preyed upon in the past 12 months, more than 16.6 million people.1

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LPD receives Highway Safety Grant

The Leitchfield Police Department received, in late March, a $6,000 highway safety grant to help fund its participation in the upcoming Click It or Ticket and Impaired Driving Enforcement programs.“Our goals [with these programs] are to increase overall statewide belt usage…and decrease the number of alcohol impaired injury crashes,” said Assistant Chief of Police David Riley.$2,000 of the “mini grant” will go toward Click It or Ticket, whic...

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Senator Gibson’s legislative update

The second week of April is the last week of the Governor’s ten-day veto period. The 14th and 15th, both chambers return to Frankfort and take up any final action on bills, including the budget bills, if there are disagreements with the Governor’s potential vetoes. During this period, it is quiet around the capitol. This week, several members came to Frankfort to meet about pending legislation and continue to discuss the Road Plan, which has not yet come to the floor for a vote. ...

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Veteran benefits seminar next Friday

The American Legion Post 213 and VFW Post 3852 will host a veteran benefits seminar on Friday, April 18.The seminar will be held at the VFW post, located at 166 VFW Road in Falls of Rough, from 12p.m. to 5 p.m. and feature representatives from a number of local organizations who will provide assistance to veterans and information about services available to them.The free seminar, organized by Adjutant Legion Commander John Barton, will also serve as a prerequisite for th...

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Court News

Christopher Douglas Lampton, 38, pleaded guilty to eight counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300, and was sentenced to 10 days probation after two hours served on each charge. Lampton was ordered to pay $183 in court costs.A bench warrant was issued for James Andrew Garrigus, 20.A bench warrant was issued for Christopher George Shelton, 40.Christy L. Ward, 41, pleaded guilty to theft by deception including cold checks under $500, and was ...

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10 indicted on meth, burglary, other charges

Two Leitchfield residents were indicted on March 31 for thefts that occurred last year, according to documents filed with the Grayson County Coudrt Clerk’s Office.Jamie Dallas Felty, 38, of Sunbeam Road in Leitchfield, was indicted on two counts of theft of a controlled substance, burglary in the second degree, criminal mischief in the second degree, possession of marijuana, possession of burglary tools, and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.Fe...

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Smith 50th Anniversary

Happy 50th wedding anniversary to Eugene B. Smith and Carolyn A. Smith.The Smiths were married on April 13, 1964, and will celebrate their anniversary on Sunday, April 13, 2014.From: Cindy Diane Smith and Russell Wayne Smith, Ronni Dianne McDougall, and Melanie Marie Smith. We love you!

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