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Hello again from the “Land of Logan” sometimes referred to, in history, as the “Independent State of Logan.” Several reasons are given for these names but the one I like best is that probably no other county with such a small population has produced so many outstanding leaders and played such a leading role in Kentucky politics. From major historical events to political bosses to helping carry statewide elections, Logan County has been there and played a significant role.

It looks like our own State Representative, Martha Jane King, is becoming one of the movers and shakers in the state house. One recent poll named her as one of the 10 most effective representatives in the state legislature. With her wit, personality and strong integrity she has gained much influence in the house. I heard she has the ear of the Governor as well. Great news for Logan County and a big thank you for Martha Jane King.

DID YOU KNOW – On June 13, 1920 the U.S. Post Office ruled that children may not be sent by parcel post. On June 13, 1967 that President Lyndon B. Johnson nominate Thurgood Marshall to become the first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice. June 13, 1970 “The Long Winding Road” became the Beatles last number one song. This week former President H.W. Bush celebrates his 90 birthday. This makes him only one of ten past presidents to live to the age of 90.

That black coffee, in moderation, helps fight tooth decay. Cut flowers can be kept fresher longer by adding two table spoons of white vinegar and two table spoons of sugar. To eliminate static in your cloths when doing laundry wad up a two inch ball of aluminum foil and throw in when drying the cloths. You can use the aluminum ball for up to six months.

NEWS – Saw the Sheriff’s son, Wallace Whittaker, Jr., yesterday. He tells me that his wife continues to make great strides in her recovery effort. Three cheers for this courageous young lady. The Carpenter Center at 265 N. Main in Russellville is open daily for the improvement of your health. There is a small fee and you can walk, exercise, swim and get in much better shape health wise. You do not have to be from Russellville to join. Stop by or call 726-5052 for more information. There is a senior citizen rate available also.

The Logan County Fair is coming the last week of July and the first two days of August. July 23 – August 2. It will be on the grounds of the County Agriculture Extension Service on the by-pass in Russellville. Admission to the grounds is free. There will be a lot of free entertainment, animal events, competitions and contests, a large midway of rides for all ages, (discount arm bands will be sold on the grounds, there will be a bargain day, displays and exhibits, a BBQ contest (entries being taken now), beauty contest on Thursday, a truck pull (small admission fee), several food booths, big name entertainment on Saturday August 2 (small admission fee) and much more. Call the County Extension Service for entry forms and more information. Lonny Epley serves as Chairman of the Logan County Fair Board. You can contact him or any member of the fair board for more information.

Till next time good night to the Angel sisters and Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.

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