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Jones appointed to Utilities Commission

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Keith Jones was officially appointed to the Leitchfield Utilities Commission on Monday, July 7.During the regularly scheduled July 7 Leitchfield City Council meeting, the Council held executive session to vote for the new Utilities Commissioner.In addition to Jones, applicants for the position were, in alphabetical order, Chester Coffey, R.C. Constant, William “Billy” Dallas, Howard Decker, Carl “Moon” Smith, and Kelly Stevenson.Following the executive session, Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason said the Council had voted to appoint Jones to the position of Utilities Commissioner.The Council then passed a motion to officially appoint Jones to the Utilities Commission to complete the term ending February 28, 2017.


Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland’s BackPack Program needs support!Let me begin by saying Thank You to those of you who support Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland and our BackPack Program. This program specifically targets school children who are at risk of being hungry on the weekends when school meals are unavailable. Each child on the program discreetly receives a bag of 12-15 kid-friendly food items upon leaving school for the w...

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Aquatic Center attendance high in 1st week

Attendance is high at Leitchfield Aquatic Center following the facility’s first full week open.Leitchfield Tourism Director Ilsa Johnson addressed the Leitchfield City Council, during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 7, to present attendance figures for the recently opened facility.Leitchfield Aquatic Center had its official grand opening on Saturday, June 28, and, Johnson said, since that time, attendance has steadily risen.“The poo...

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KY Sports Radio visits Leitchfield

Brittany Wise | GC News-GazettePopular area broadcast Kentucky Sports Radio, a show which focuses on University of Kentucky athletics, was broadcasting live from a tent outside of Future Designs in Leitchfield on Tuesday morning.The live broadcast was a part of the show’s regular state-wide summer tour, and was aired on local affiliate K105.

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Rough celebrates Independence Day

Brittany Wise | GC News-GazetteHundreds of visitors descended on Rough River Lake State Resort Park this past Saturday for their annual Independence Day celebration.With music, food, beautiful weather and a breathtaking fireworks display, this year’s event did not dissappoint those on shore or the multitude who enjoyed the festivities from their boats.

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Ministerial Assoc. awarded $5,000 grant

The Grayson County Ministerial Association has been awarded a $5,000 grant from United Way to support their community efforts.United Way representative Rachel Watkins, a VISTA program volunteer working in marketing and communications, presented a check to Ministerial Association president Johnnie Long on Tuesday morning at the group’s regular meeting.Watkins said of her organization, “United Way’s mission is to provide the community with education, fina...

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Rough River Lake’s Cardboard Boat Regatta 2014 winners

Parent & Child Class1st Place: Mark McFarland (Master Craft X Star)2nd Place: Megan McFarland (We all live in the yellow submarine)3rd Place: Lenneth Lucas (Lucas Attack)50 and Up Class1st Place: Kim Brewer (Trash-O-Nator)Open Class1st Place: John McCormick (I don’t Know)2nd Place: Linda Cox with Pat and K...

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Sims leaves legacy of caring

Many are still reeling from the unexpected loss of a long-time community supporter and business owner who passed away Sunday.An important member of the Chamber of Commerce, a cancer survivor, a successful businesswoman and a helping hand to those in need, Sue Sims passed away due to complications from surgery in Louisville this past weekend.Though she is gone, Sims’ legacy continues to live on through the lives and hearts she generously touched.“Sh...

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