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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 to pay a $25 fine and $168 in court costs.Ellen L. Maples, 25, pleaded guilty to TICS, first degree (opiates), which was amended to third degree.


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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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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