Leitchfield

Health
3:05 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Stitched Together: Volunteers at Grayson County Hospital Create Sock Monkeys to Help Young Patients

In the surgery wing of Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center named after her late husband, Nedra Thomas has been putting smiles on children's faces for over two decades.

Thomas began making sock monkeys to give to young patients heading into surgery at the Leithfield hospital. The project grew over the years and she now has a small team of volunteers who help in the effort. The group has become like a second family to the members, who look out for one another during sickness and loss.

WKU Public Radio photojournalist Abbey Oldham paid a visit to Leitchfield to meet with Thomas and learn about how the sock monkey program impacts both patients and volunteers.

Education
11:25 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Ground Broken for New Campus Building in Leitchfield

Walter T. Kelley Campus Building Rendering
Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center

A ground-breaking ceremony was held today in Grayson County, for the Walter T. Kelley Campus Building. The 11,500 square foot facility will be used to expand postsecondary education opportunities for students in the area.

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Business Development
12:34 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

New York Blower Company Coming to Grayson County

New York Blower Company is planning to locate a new manufacturing facility in Grayson County.The investment is expected to create 125 jobs. The company plans to  make an investment of $4.8 million in the project.

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Health
2:03 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

USDA Grant Clears the Way for "Telemedicine" in Leitchfield

A US Department of Agriculture grant will make it possible to expand telemedicine services to Grayson County. Through the use of this technology, some medical specialists at Norton Healthcare in Louisville will be able to provide diagnosis to patients at Twin Lake Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield.  Twin Lakes CEO Steve Meredith believes the program can help to control some medical costs, by avoiding duplication in testing, and by reducing the number of trips to Louisville for some patients.