Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Scouts from Leitchfield Troop 135, John Smith, Scott Woolford, and Brayden Clark, are recognized by Leitchfield Mayor Rick Embry, back row, second from left, and members of the Leitchfield City Council for Citizenship in the Community.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

Scouts from Leitchfield Troop 135, John Smith, Scott Woolford, and Brayden Clark, are recognized by Leitchfield Mayor Rick Embry, back row, second from left, and members of the Leitchfield City Council for Citizenship in the Community.

The Leitchfield City Council on Monday night approved two rezoning requests from local property owners.

Per the recommendation of Leitchfield Planning and Zoning, the city council voted to approve changing 39 Shrewsbury Rd. (owned by Warren Barton and Wayne Clemons) from an R-2 single family home to a C-1 highway commercial property and 112 West Walnut St. (owned by Wanda Claypool) from an R-2 to a B-1 neighborhood business.

The first readings of ordinances rezoning these properties were held during Monday's regular city council meeting, and the second and final readings are expected to be held next month.

In other business, the city council:

*Entered into executive session to discuss industry and personnel.

Upon returning to regular session, Leitchfield City Attorney Earlene Wilson said the council members discussed an industry possibly moving to Leitchfield, as well as potential tax abatements the city would offer to encourage the industry to do so. No other information was provided Monday on this matter, and no action was taken.

Regarding the personnel issue, Wilson said Leitchfield will soon look to hire a new Chief Financial Officer as current Finance Officer Kim Sowders has accepted a position with the Grayson County Board of Education, which she will begin on Dec. 2.

*Was informed by Leitchfield Tourism Director Ilsa Johnson that the Light Up Leitchfield event will be held Friday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. in the James D. Beville Community Park and will feature singers from the Lawler and Wilkey elementary schools.

*Recognized Leitchfield Scout Troop 135 for its Citizenship in the Community initiative.