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Clarkson to be named 5th class city

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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 said, adding that the current system, which is required of all 6th class cities, has employers paying the same flat-rate tax regardless of whether the employee is making minimum wage or earning a much larger income.

 

Cougars take two in Graves wood-bat tourney

The Cougar baseball team got a taste of what it is like to play the game with wood bats this past weekend as they won a pair of games at the Graves County Dinger Bat Tournament, held in Mayfield.The Cougars were scheduled to play three games over the weekend, but Friday night’s game at Marshall County was cancelled after Mother Nature dropped an inch of rain in about an hour on the Marshall’s field. Head coach Danny Clark had tried to pick up another game, either later ...

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Caneyville student wins Governor’s essay contest

First Lady Jane Beshear on Monday, April 14 announced the winning entries in the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration Visual Art and Essay Contest. The student winners will be honored at a special reception at the Governor’s Mansion on Wednesday, April 23.  Bailey Richardson, a 5th grader from Can...

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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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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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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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Guarding against identity theft

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GC Bluegrass Opry and benefit show for Rachel Kiper

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Knights of Columbus honor religious vocations

On January 18, 2014 the local chapter of the Knights of...

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GC Bluegrass Opry and benefit show for Rachel Kiper

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Spring View earns 4-star rating

Spring View Health and Rehab Center recently received a...

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