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Russellville schools revamp SEAL program

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When the Russellville Independent School District starts its new year next week, several children will be benefiting from a new and improved Students Engaged in Accelerated Learning (SEAL) program.The SEAL program has been a part of the Russellville district for several years now, but a new series of guidelines has been implemented to help make sure the students that will most benefit from the program are a part of it.“Before when we had a student referred into SEAL or GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) we just did it based on what we thought,” said assistant superintendent Susan McCloud. “If a parent asked us why we chose a certain student, we couldn’t really give a definitive answer.”


Fishing options for the dog days

The dog days of summer settled over Kentucky in the last week, bringing the hottest temperatures of the year. The summer heat in July and August make fishing reservoirs a tough prospect.Even bluegill get grumpy in the larger lakes at this time of year, much less largemouth bass.“We are getting to the time of year of the maximum production for baitfish, such as shad, in our reservoirs,” said Ryan Oster, fisheries program coordinator for the Kentucky Department...

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Helping Kentucky families with international adoptions

Throughout my time in the U.S. Senate, I have met many Kentucky families whose greatest joy is to open their hearts and their homes to children through international adoption. Americans have adopted more children both internationally and domestically than the citizens of all other countries combined. I have had the privilege of working with many of these families to fight for the children’s safe reunion with their adopted parents in Kentucky.

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Davenport Bridge project making changes to the landscape

A dangerous section of roadway on Hwy. 79 north is being straightened out a bit, changing a large portion of the landscape to make traveling in that area safer for school buses and others on the curved road.Davenport Hill, as it is most noted by Logan Countians, began an overhaul on March 18 of this year. The project is expected to cost $3,698,030. Scotty’s Contracting and Stone LLC was awarded the contract by the state to complete the project.The project is expect...

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Beshear celebrates opening of Custom Cooler Inc. in Elkton

Governor Steve Beshear joined company officials and local leaders to celebrate the opening of Custom Cooler Inc. in Todd County this week.Custom Cooler, which manufactures custom walk-in coolers, freezers and freezer doors, is creating 75 jobs and investing nearly $5.8 million into a manufacturing facility.“This is an exciting day for southern Kentucky,” said Gov. Beshear. “I thank Custom Cooler not only for providing more Kentuckians with quality, high...

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School back in session

Students began classes for a new school year on Wednesday in the Logan County School District and new superintendent Dr. Kevin Hub made a point to visit all six schools in the district to see what was happening on opening day.“It was great to see the joy in the kids faces as they were returning back to school,” Hub said. “Almost every kid I asked was excited to be back in school. That says a lot for our teachers and support staff, because they were so welcoming fo...

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Logan man charged with sexually abusing minor

David L. Curtis, 56, was arrested Monday, July 7, 2014, on a charge of first degree sexual abuse.On Sunday, July 6, at approximately 12.45 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC/911) received a complaint of sexual abuse involving a juvenile. The mother of the juvenile reported that Curtis had placed his genitals on the juvenile.Detectives of the Russelville Police Department located Curtis and conducted an interview where he admitted to officers he had entered th...

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Resurfacing on 68-80, speed limit temporally back to 55 mph

If you’ve traveling between Auburn and Russellville lately you have noticed the orange cones cutting a four lane highway down to two lanes. This is due to a resurfacing project which has temporally lowered the speed limit of 65 mph to 55 mph. Don’t fret, however, the speed with increase back to 65 mph after the project is complete.Wes Watt, Public Information Officer for District 3 in Bowling Green, says the project will be completed on the US 68 mile point 14-21....

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Greetings from The Antioch Community.The weather sure is nice and cool this morning. But we sure do need some rain.Dolores Harris and Vanessa Price visited Saturday with Dolores’ brother, Jewel Wayne Johnson. Hope he can soon be much better.Watch out for the yellow buses as Logan County Schools started Wednesday. Sure has been a short summer.

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Logan County

Hello again from my home, historic Peach Blossom Hall, to yours. I appreciate your reading my column. Hopefully I will have some good information for you to read.The 2014 Logan County Fair started last Saturday evening with a top notch horse show with both a large entry and a large crowd. Thank you Logan Countians for your strong support. It was a great show with a lot of excitement and thrills.Monday was a very strong showing of goats, swine and sheep. The largest entri...

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Greetings from the south end of the county. Lisa White, principal at Stevenson Elementary, initiated a “Character Works” program about a year ago and the county implemented it for all of Logan County. Each month there is a character word and everyone should strive to achieve the good characteristic not only for the month but from now on. The word for August is “Joyfulness” maintaining a good attitude, even when faced with unpleasant conditions. I am going to try and pi...

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Looking for lost dog

This little fury friend got loose on July 29, 2014, from one of the local veterinarian’s office. She was last seen close to Dairy Queen on Hopkinsville Road in Russellville.The owner, Sharon Miles of Schochoh, is looking for any information pertaining to the whereabouts of her beloved pet.The black and white, medium sized dog is a female and her name is Freckles. Please do not chase her if you see her, she is scared and may run into a road.If you see her...

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Lake Malone

Have you ever looked back over your life and wonder, “WHERE DID ALL THE TIME GO?” Well, it is July and I wonder where on earth did the summer go? Really! The old saying is, when July 4th rolls around, and then the year is half gone.

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Salutations from Auburn and surrounding communities. This has been an exciting ten days in our county. Champion Pet Food brought us to the attention of Kentucky, Tennessee and the rest of the country. They “let it all out for the ground breaking ceremony. Those huge air-conditioned tents where the company executives welcomed our governor, other dignitaries and local business representatives, were a sight to see out in that open field in ninety degree weather. Local farmers should be pro...

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Two men arrested after burglary

Two men were arrested on Sunday, July 27 by the Russellville Police Department for breaking in the home of Jose Luis Ovando-Diaz of 518 East 1st Street.At approximately 3 a.m. officers responded to a call referencing a burglary that had just occurred at the Ovando-Diaz residence. Ovando-Diaz stated that two hispanic males had unlawfully entered his home and assaulted him.Officers located the two suspects, Roider Juarez-Sol and Edgar Reyes-Juarex, walking down the street ...

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Hillary Clinton’s real scandal is Honduras, not Benghazi

Is it too soon to predict who will be the next president of the United States?Without officially declaring her intention to run again, Hillary Clinton has cornered Democratic frontrunner status. Given the weak and crowded Republican field, that makes her the presumptive next occupant of a prestigious office lacking — as comedian Jon Stewart observes — any corners.Clinton’s apparent unbeatability this time around helps explain the right-wing hysteria ove...

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Another new baby Anniston Grace Wright arrived Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. She weighed 8 pounds and 1 ounce and was 20 and a half inches long. Her parents are Wesley and Janet Barrow Wright. She has an older brother to help keep her entertained. His name is Chandler. Her grandparents (that I know of) are Sheila and Jeff Barrow. Glad she is here and all are okay.Last I heard Russell Johnson was in the local hospital. Glad he is back home....

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Making the world safe for trust fund babies

Real wages have stagnated for decades. Homeownership rates are down. College debt is weighing down young people entering the workforce. Millions of low-wage workers eke by on a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.As the American Dream slips away for millions of people in this country, one faction of Congress is doing its best to aid a select group of folks that least needs a helping hand: trust fund babies.Take Your Loot with You, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib...

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