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Taxing Districts sets rates, county acknowledges

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Three taxing districts presented their 2014 tax rates at the Tuesday, Aug. 26 Logan County Fiscal Court meeting as part of a new requirement bringing them to the largest county meeting to present the rates. Although the Logan County Fiscal Court has no authority on the tax decisions of these districts, they do take task to acknowledge them and if needed, voice opinion.First up was the Logan County Public Library who sent King Simpson, director, to inform magistrates of a recent meeting by the library board of directors on Aug. 18th where it was decided the district would take the compensating rate. This decision will generate an estimated increase of $48,470 in revenues from 2013 to 2014.

 

Old time revivals were something special

It won’t be long until Fall revivals will be starting in various neighborhood churches. I love revivals ; because somehow, they touch a chord in my heart and bring forth precious childhood memories. Some folks may remember the “old Brush Arbor meetings” of the past; when folks would erect a shelter using fresh cut brush that was piled on top of a support of poles or whatever, making a pretty good roof, planks were situated in rows, supported by pieces of logs, creating pews....

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Westerfield named Legislator of the Year

Third District State Senator Whitney Westerfield (R-Hopkinsville) was selected as the 2014 Legislator of the Year by the Kentucky County Attorney Association (KCAA) at the annual Prosecutors Conference in Lexington. The award was made by Christian County Attorney J. Michael Foster, President of the KCAA.Foster praised Senator Westerfield, who serves as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, for being “sensitive and attuned to the needs of prosecutors in the state.”...

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RHS looking into new sports

Russellville High School will be starting a series of meetings this week to gauge interest in three possible new sports that the athletic department may begin offering in the future.The three sports under consideration are cross country, bowling and bass fishing. All three are currently officially sanctioned under the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA,) with bowling and bass fishing being two of the newer offerings by the association.

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Whipple, Snowden to wed

Jennifer Lee Whipple of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Bryan Snowden of West Palm Beach, Fla. announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.Miss Whipple is the daughter of Elizabeth and the late Harry Lee Whipple of Russellville, Ky. and the niece of, Jack J. Whipple of Russellville, Ky.She graduated from Western Kentucky University and Savannah College of Art and Design. She is currently employed with Follett Higher Education GroupMr. Snowden is the son of Ed...

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Change

Change is inevitable. It is the only constant. Each day moves us forward through the seasons – from the cold of winter to springtime’s flowers – to summer’s play and autumn’s leaves. The cycle then repeats itself, but it is never quite the same.Change for young people has energy. IP3G is ancient, iP5 is in use, and soon midnight camping at retailers will begin for those wishing to be the first to purchase iP6, the latest of technological miracles. Chan...

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Coleman, Allen to wed

Anthony and ReJeana Coleman of Bowling Green, would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Toni Danielle Coleman to Michael Charles Allen, Jr., son of Carelia White and Michael Charles Allen Sr., of Louisville.Toni is the granddaughter of Maxine Sydnor and the late Joe Sydnor and the late Jane Clark.Michael is the grandson of Elmer Lucille Allen and the late Ray Allen.They have a son, Michael Charles Allen, III, better know...

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RPD arrest two for bad checks

On Monday, Aug. 18, the Russellville Police Department was dispatched to the Auburn Bank branch after receiving a call that an unruly man was attempting to cash a fraudulent check.When officers arrived at the bank, they found Daniel Wright, of Old Hickory, Tenn., to be in possession of a fraudulent check. Wright was arrested at the scene for public intoxication and possession of a forged instrument.After further investigation, officers discovered that a second suspect ha...

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RPD to conduct safety checkpoints

The Russellville Police Department will be increasing the safety of the motoring public through sobriety checkpoints over the Labor Day weekend.The checkpoints will begin on Friday, Aug. 29, and continue through Monday, Sept. 1. Check point times will be between the hours of 8 p.m. and 2 a.m.Possible locations for the checkpoints are KY 100, N. Main Street, Nashville Street, Hopkinsville Road, 79 North, Clarksville Road, Terry Wilcutt Highway and Bowling Green Road.

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EPB to offer state’s fastest home internet

Starting next week, residents of Russellville will be the first in the state to have access to 1GB internet as the Electric Plant Board Smartnet will begin offering that service.This week Russellville’s municipally-owned fiber-to-the-premises network announced at the ’s 11th Annual Kentucky Cable and Telecommunications Conference in Lexington that the first 1-Gigabit broadband service in Kentucky will now be available for both residential and business customers beginnin...

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Adult Ed presents skills testing program to county

Sheryl Markham, coordinator with Logan County Adult Education, attended Tuesday’s Logan County Fiscal Court meeting to talk about the the Talent Assessment Program and the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE). Before delving into the program, Markham mentioned some of the other programs offered by Adult Education including: ABE/GED classes, educational opportunities, English as a Second Language (ESL), National Career Readiness Certification, family education and detention center based...

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Logan volleyball picks up district win

The Logan County High School volleyball team improved to 2-0 in District 13 this week with a 3-0 (25-15, 25-8, 25-7) win at Todd County Central on Tuesday.The Cougars are now 2-1 on the season overall after falling at home late last week to South Warren.Against Todd Central, LCHS was led by juniors Chanler Steenbergen and Brianna Wooden, who combined for over half of the team’s 33 kills. Steenbergen had a game-high nine kills, while Wooden added eight to go along w...

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Greasing the path to military intervention

What explains the never-ending justifications for U.S. involvement in Middle Eastern conflicts? In a word: oil.Sure, President Barack Obama may have dropped food and water on that desolate Iraqi mountaintop out of humanitarian concern for the persecuted Yazidi minority. But he didn’t drop any bombs until Islamic State fighters began to threaten Kurdish oil supplies.No wonder. Thousands of Americans have settled in Erbil, Kurdistan’s capital. They’re hel...

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Time for face time with Vladimir

President Barack Obama has spent a lot of TV face time opining on race relations in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2009, on the George Zimmerman trial of 2012-13, on the riots in a St. Louis suburb last week, and plenty more. His attention was fixed on fundraising in Las Vegas when terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, on fundraising in New York when a Malaysian plane was shot down by Russians, and he was vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard while Russia furthered its aggression ...

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Women’s Equality Day: So much achieved, so far to go

This week on Women’s Equality Day, we commemorate the passage of women’s right to vote - celebrating how far we have come, but also recognizing the work that remains.Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was among those who paved the way for women in government as our nation’s first female Secretary of State, and I am proud to accept her endorsement for my U.S. Senate candidacy on this important day.

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Lake Malone News

It is early at the lake and all is quiet. Yesterday, I saw the most beautiful ballet show on the water that I have ever seen since I have been here. There was the average “in board” motor boat flying through the water and on the back were two young people skiing and they were ever so graceful! They would swoop out of the wake of the boat after they got up on the water and would gracefully swing back and forth toward each other and then ever so far away from each other; back and fo...

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Adairville News

The Adairville Baptist Church is sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, September 5th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. It takes at least 15 donors for the Red Cross to justify having a blood drive in any given area. Last year Adairville only produced 3 donors so it is imperative that people turn out for this. One unit donated can save up to three lives. All the donated blood benefits those in our area. There are some health benefits from donating as well. 1) The risk of cancer can be reduced by ...

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Auburn News

Hello Auburn, get your September calendar out. Those of you who have arthritis may be able to find relief from pain and stiffness through the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class at the Senior Citizens Center, beginning next Tuesday. The class will be taught by Cheryl Kerchenski, director of the Russellville Sr. Center. Free to participants, classes begin at 9:30 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 2 through October 23. More information can be found in Chris Cooper’s front page s...

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