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Grayson County Fair Begins Tomorrow

The 72nd annual Grayson County Fair kicks off tomorrow evening. This year, the fair will offer carnival rides, karaoke, and a beauty pageant. “We have one of the best county fairs in the state. I want to invite people that are interested in a demolition derby, also the truck tractor pull is a big event for Saturday. One price gets you all the rides and all the activities,” says Rick Embry, Fair Board member and Mayor of Leitchfield. For more information on events and pricing of the fair, visit

Heartland Homecoming Parade a Success

Over the weekend, the community braved the heat to watch the return of the Heartland Homecoming Parade. This year’s parade had 73 entries. City Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said this year’s parade was a success.

“Heartland Parade went really well for us yesterday. I think most people that I talked to were so excited that we were just able to have a parade this year after missing it last year. Batman was a huge hit. Rick Stansbury was a huge hit. Fort Knox always has an amazing show for us. It was just a great homecoming day. We were thrilled with the outcome, and we just hope everyone had a fantastic time.”

The next big event for Elizabethtown is the Wine Fest coming up next month.

Strange Egg Masses Across the Commonwealth

There have been many reports of egg masses appearing on everything outside. The department of Entomology has determined that these are fall armyworm masses.  “They’re like a caterpillar, but they feed in a row. So as they march across your lawn, they’re feeding on the turf on the grass. They will definitely eat it down to nubs,” says Hardin County Extension Agent Amy Aldenderfer. These worms can create a lot of damage and are easiest to control when they are small.

Heartland Homecoming Parade Returns This Year

The long anticipated Heartland Homecoming Parade is happening on Saturday. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature Rick Stansbury, the head coach of Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Basketball team as the grand marshal. City Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said the theme will remain ‘superheroes’ in honor of our pandemic heroes. 

“We’ve all seen a different superhero. The grocery store worker that does grocery delivery. We’ve all seen it, so there’s going to be so many different organizations, some of them wearing capes because they wear scrubs, or wearing capes because they work at a gas station. With the superhero theme, we want to encourage the kids to wear those costumes.”

Portions of North Main Street, Poplar, and South Main Street will be closed tomorrow in preparation for the parade. Dixie Highway from Central Avenue to Saint John Road will shut down around 9:30 a.m.

Vintage Store Grand Opening in Leitchfield

Thrift in Leitch invites the community out for its grand opening on Saturday. Located just off the square in Leitchfield, this is a small local vintage clothing and style shop featuring pre-loved clothing and accessories. The owner is 19-year-old Morelia Falcon, who says she has made many sacrifices to get here.

“I’ve been selling vintage clothing for the past few years, but it wasn’t until a year ago that I decided to quit my full-time job and go full into selling vintage. So a year ago, I moved into my sister’s basement, and kind of ran just an online shop. On Saturday from 12 to 6 EST, we are going to have our grand opening and just hang out with people at the shop. We are ecstatic to actually let people come in and see what we’ve been working on for the past year.”

For more information, visit their Thrift in Leitch Facebook page.