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Transient arrested for Russellville murder

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A 51-year-old transient man was arrested Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Jeffersonville, Ind., in connection with the murder of 36-year-old Brad Rigney just over nine months ago.Gerald Allen Benjamins was picked up at a soup kitchen in the southern Indiana town outside of Louisville after the Russellville Police Department put out a bulletin for his arrest after searching for him over the weekend.According to RPD detective Kenneth Edmonds, Rigney and Benjamins met over the Internet and were online acquaintances.In the early part of the investigation, Benjamins was identified as a possible suspect and interviewed by Edmonds on Jan. 17.“Some of the things he said during the interview just didn’t add up,” Edmonds said.


Logan County News

Hello from historic Peach Blossom Hall in the heart of Russellville, Kentucky. Good news on the RJ Corman Railroad Company’s Hammerstone Crossing in Russellville. It looks like after several years of neglect that the wealthy RJ Corman Railroad Company is going to repair the crossing near the old train depot in Russellville. Last week railroad cross ties, gravel and other supplies were dropped at the crossing. This week it looks like some of the tracks were temporarily pushed down closer...

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One day at a time

Is your day often filled with stress and worry about life and what will happen tomorrow? Is worry something we have no control over and is it just a part of life? As with all aspects of life let us go to the source, the grand source if you will, God’s holy word. Jesus tells us, “Take therefor no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matt. 6:34) But we may rightly ask, “how can we po...

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The Liberal Religion of “Tolerance”

I’ve said it before, and I’m hardly alone. Many have observed it. Liberals revere tolerance. They practically worship it. It’s like a religion to them. Well, now comes a study that supports the point.A new survey by Pew Research finds that when it comes to teaching children, liberals place a far higher priority on teaching “tolerance” than teaching religion. That liberals do this in schools is abundantly clear, but they apparently do it in their homes ...

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Antioch News

Greetings from the Antioch Community.A church-wide wiener roast was held Saturday evening at Antioch in conjunction with Kick-off for Revival. It rained enough to get everyone wet. They also had a hay-ride with everyone have a good time.The Johnson Family Reunion was held Saturday, Sept. 27 at Lewisburg. They had 42 present. They came from Georgia, Indiana and Bowling Green and of course, local. They had lots of good food and a good time visiting together.Our ...

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Russellville accidents send one to Tennessee hospital

On Sept. 23, 2014, the Russellville Police Department was dispatched out Hwy. 431 south in reference to an accident with injuries. Upon arrival, officers had to conduct point control from traffic congestion since the north bound lane was blocked by the involved vehicles.Angela Maness was driving her 2003 Pontiac mini van and traveling north bound on Hwy 431 south with her 10 year old daughter. Harman Brooks was operating his 1999 Ford Ranger and traveling south bound. Mr. Brooks ma...

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Birthday Party for Liz Davis

Friends and family are invited to the 82nd birthday get together for Elizabeth Davis on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church in Russellville from 2-4 p.m. after the Tobacco and Heritage Festival parade. Gifts welcomed but not necessary; there will be a money tree. Come and share a time of reminiscing, food, drink and fun.

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Rhea Stadium has big night

Rhea Stadium was full Friday night for the Russellville High School football team’s clash with traditional rival Franklin-Simpson, but many were also on hand just to witness the celebration of the venerable stadium’s 75th anniversary.At halftime of the game, a special recognition ceremony was held in which family members of legendary politician Tom Rhea, who was instrumental in the construction of the stadium, as well as family members of the players from the 1939 RHS f...

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Junior Pro Basketball registration

Russellville Junior Pro Basketball registration will be held this Thursday at Stevenson Elementary School.This fun basketball league is for all boys and girls in Russellville or Logan County in grades K-6. The signups will be held in the SES gym from 4-6 p.m.Parents who wish to sign up their children should enter through the gym doors around back when coming to register.“Our staff is working extremely hard to revamp and reorganize our Junior Pro basketba...

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Citizen complains about debris in roads

Local citizen Edward Taylor attended a Logan County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23, unfortunately, he may have been barking up the wrong tree as he complained about debris in the city streets of Russellville.“I have admiration for the people in my heart in this court for what you all do, but you really need to go look at the streets and roads and intersections. There is all sorts of debris and it is causing havoc on our cars,” said Taylor.Judge Execut...

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Logan County Burden Bearers receives $2,500 from fiscal court

The community has several very helpful organizations who step up and provide free services to give those a lending hand when needed. The Logan County Burden Bearers are one of those groups made up of godly men who are mostly pastors volunteering their time to serve as chaplains to Logan County s emergency personnel and those who are affected by tragedy.

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Lack of Medical Examiner in Madisonville send coroners back to Louisville

It looks as if the coroners in western Kentucky are having to drive longer distances once again when needing to transport a body for an autopsy, and Logan County’s coroner is no exception.Logan’s Coroner Mary Givens and others in the region typically travel to Madisonville for autopsies, however, staffing a medical examiner in that city has proven to be a problem over the last few years.

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State numbers rise at detention center, hopes form they stay climbing

Jim Ray, acting jailer for the Logan County Detention Center, reported 132 inmates at the jail as of Tuesday, Sept. 23 with 52 being classified as state inmates. The state count is the highest it has been in some time, which saves the county and taxpayers money in the long run.Magistrate Jo Orange was impressed with those numbers during the Tuesday, Sept. 23rd fiscal court meeting, as she has wanted those state numbers to climb for years.Magistrate Russell Poore was curi...

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Panthers fall to Franklin-Simpson at home

It was a tough Friday night for local football teams as Russellville High School suffered its first defeat of the season and Logan County also lost again to remain winless on the year.The Panthers fell 21-20 to Franklin-Simpson on Friday night at Rhea Stadium, as the school celebrated the 75th anniversary of Rhea Stadium with a special halftime recognition ceremony.It looked as if the Panthers would improve to 6-0 early on in the game as they took an early lead....

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Arrest made in December murder case

Almost nine months to the day after 36-year-old Brad Rigney was found dead in his Russellville home, an arrest has been made in the case, according to Russellville Police Department detective Kenneth Edmonds.A suspect was arrested in Indiana on Monday morning in connection with the killing of Rigney that occurred just a few days after Christmas.Edmonds said that more information about the case and the suspect will be made available on Tuesday, Sept. 30.The Rus...

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Make your investments fuel change

People around the world are pressing their leaders to act on climate change and fueling change on their own.With U.S. political leadership on climate policy in a shambles, many Americans are taking matters into their own hands. Nearly 400,000 people marched in New York City to call for a stronger response to climate change. Hundreds of thousands more joined this chorus at another 2,800 marches in 166 other countries.We decided to do our part by igniting some Wall Street ...

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Weed control options for pastures following a dry summer

Dry weather conditions in many parts of Kentucky this past summer may have resulted in grazed pastures with areas of thin vegetative cover and bare soil. Many of these areas already have evidence of weedy vegetation such as common ragweed and other summer annuals. As these plants die back naturally, cool-season weeds will sprout: chickweed, henbit and purple deadnettle will fill the voids. Other weeds such as buttercup and musk thistle will likely be more prevalent in the next spring....

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Woodall receives Josh Moore Scholarship

Savanna Woodall, a graduate of Logan County High School was the recipient of the 2014 Josh Moore Scholarship. Savanna is the daughter of Marion and Gail Woodall and is attending South Central Kentucky Community and Technical College.

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