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Emergency drill preps responders

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Numerous local law enforcement, emergency services and other agencies came together Tuesday morning to perform the first ever full-scale active shooter drill in Grayson County.The event, which was carried out at Grayson County Middle School, included two volunter ‘shooters’ armed with guns which shot simulation rounds, as well as numerous volunteers who were designated as either critically or mildly wounded victims.The scene may have alarmed some passerby as fire trucks blocked off side streets, armed deputies guarded the perimeter, paramedics set up a make-shift care center at the rear of the building, and detention center officers blocked school exits, and law enforcement neutralize the ‘shooters.’

 

Freedom and Fiddling is next weekend

The second annual Freedom and Fiddling Festival will be held in Leitchfield next weekend.Festivities will begin on Friday evening, July 18 with the annual Fiddle Festival Beauty Pageant, which will be held at 6 p.m. in the Grayson County Middle School auditorium, and fireworks display.The fireworks display has been moved to its original location at GCMS and will begin at dark.Then on Saturday, July 19, the third annual Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship ...

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LFD responds to God’s Way Church

The Leitchfield Fire Department responded to a report of smoke at God’s Way Church in Leitchfield on Thursday evening, July 10.Church-goers arrived at God’s Way Church, located at 307 W. Market St., for the regular mid-week church service, smelled smoke, and called the fire department, according to a church member.Shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday, the LFD was called to the scene.First Assistant Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall said the smoke was c...

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Tree falls on L’field home

Photo | Leitchfield Fire Dept.Strong winds snapped a tree in half causing the tree to fall onto a residence near the 600 block of Spring St. in Leitchfield on Monday evening, July 7. Responding Leitchfield Fire Department personnel said no one was injured as a result of the incident, and the porch of the residence appeared to absorb the brunt of the impact.

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Woman trapped after rollover accident

A Leitchfield woman narrowly averted disaster during a Friday morning wreck on Shrewsbury Road during which her car was impaled by a tree.According to the accident report filed with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office by responding Deputy Joey Beasley, 42-year-old Shannon Slattery had just left home to pick her husband up from work when the accident occurred at just before 1 a.m.While Slattery told officers that she could not remember what happened, Beasley determi...

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Cautions urged at Nolin, Rough

The potentially toxic blooms of blue algae that effected Nolin Lake and Rough River Lake last summer are now affecting both parks at the same level this summer.Nolin and Rough River Lakes’ current blue algae levels warrant officials to caution visitors to take similar health precautions to those that were in effect last year.“If you’re going to swim, don’t drink the water,” said Adam Warren, lead park ranger at Rough River.Other p...

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Guthrie for Congress Shows $1.54 million on hand for ‘14 election

U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie’s reelection campaign filed its second quarter report with the Federal Election Commission today showing $1.54 million cash-on-hand. Guthrie for Congress raised $321,119 in the second quarter and has raised $1.48 million in the 2014 election cycle.  “We are fighting for better jobs, for a better quality of life, and to leave a better world behind for the next generation,” Guthrie said. “I am grateful to those who believe i...

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Guthrie supports workforce & skills training bill

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, July 9, passed a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act. H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act will streamline a complicated web of programs, grant states and localities greater flexibility...

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