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Cougars rebuilding their team

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The Logan County Cougar soccer team is working hard this summer to prepare for their season which starts in less than a month. The Cougars have been practicing for two weeks to prepare for their first game on August 19 at Hopkins County-Central.In the past two years, the program has lost 19 seniors. Head coach Eric Evans says they are working on rebuilding the team and getting the players more experience. He says the team is a lot younger this year but they have a lot of talent.



Remember very soon the big ole yellow school buses will be out and they will be carrying precious cargo- our children- back and forth to school. So be very watchful, a kid might just dart across the road right in front of you.Wanda Coursey, as far as I know, is at hoe from a recent hospital stay in the Medical Center. Wish she could get to feeling much better.I had the best time one day in the past week when Delores Renfro from Russellville came down and we had lunch. We...

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Nearly 1,000 participate in sixth annual Day of Caring

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, marked United Way of Southern Kentucky’s sixth annual Day of Caring. As a result of this program, nearly 1,000 volunteers representing 70 companies across Allen, Barren, Logan, Simpson, and Warren Counties joined local non-profit organizations to complete more than 76 projects!The United Way Day of Caring is a structured volunteer opportunity that provides participants with a peek at volunteering. As part of the Day of Caring, businesses make a commi...

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Logan County

Hello Logan County! What a great place to be from. When I was about ten years old I use to ride around the county with my dad while he called on his many customers. He was a wholesale food broker and he called on literally every grocery in the county. No store was too small or too large. He called on them all. Back then there were groceries in every town, village or cross roads in the county. I think there were up to five grocery stores in little Adairville. Auburn had even more. Russellville...

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Russellville ready to welcome back students

There will be a Back-to-School Bash at Stevenson Elementary School on July 29 from 4-6 p.m. for preschool through fifth grade students.Parents and students will enter the school through the front entrance and proceed toward the cafeteria. Teacher rosters will be available, and students will be given an opportunity to visit their classrooms. Parents will be asked to complete a short survey in the computer lab and fill out the usual back-to-school paperwork. All parents will be asked...

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Advancing job growth and improving workforce training inKentucky

In this sixth year of the Obama Economy, unemployment and underemployment remain high in Kentucky. As I travel throughout the Commonwealth, one thing could not be clearer: Kentuckians want more and better-paying jobs, and they are willing to work hard to get them.Our government needs to adopt policies that will not only encourage job growth, but also encourage the creation of better-paying jobs. One way we can do this in Kentucky is to ensure that we prepare workers with the skills...

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Greetings from The Antioch Community.Sorry that I missed having my items in the paper last week. I was working up corn and was very busy.We had a Fish Fry at Antioch on Saturday night. We had fish. chicken and barbecue and all the trimmings that goes with fish. And also we had those good desserts. We had a large crowd, 83 in number. We had a lot of visitors, which we were glad to have. Everybody enjoyed the food and the fellowship together.Our Pastor, Bro. and...

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Teen dies from suspected drowning

A Franklin teenager was pronounced dead at Logan Memorial Hospital on Tuesday following a suspected drowning in south Logan County outside of Adairville.The exact cause of death has not been released at this time.At around 4:05 p.m., central dispatch notified the of an unresponsive 17-year-old male who had been swimming in the Red River off Roy Orndorff Road, according to a report from the Logan County Sheriff’s Department.Thomas Stubblefield was found b...

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Faster, easier website unveiled today

The News-Democrat & Leader is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:· Easier to read headlines with one-click accessibi...

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Escaped inmate captured

The inmate who escaped from the Logan County Detention Center on July 6 was caught on Monday thanks to the combined efforts of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department and the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force.On Monday, July 21, sheriff Wallace Whittaker began receiving information on the possible whereabouts of escaped inmate Christopher Scarbrough, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Department. As the day progressed, Whittaker and deputies received additional...

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Getting your child active during the summer

Many children do not get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day. It has been shown that about one-third of children spend more than 3 hours a day on television or screen time, robbing them of much needed activity. Physical activity helps control a child’s weight, it strengthens bones and muscles and helps improve mood and self-esteem. Being active now can also help children reduce their risk of chronic health problems later in life. Teaching the importance of physical ...

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Balloons, Tunes and BBQ Hosted by United Way announce plans

United Way of Southern Kentucky is pleased to announce the 24th annual U.S. Bank Balloons, Tunes and BBQ festival will take place September 4-7, 2014 at the Bowling Green / Warren County Regional Airport. The festival is designed for the enjoyment and affordability of the entire family. Title Sponsor U.S. Bank has teamed up with Presenting Sponsor Houchens Industries and Supporting Sponsors, J B Distributors, Fruit of the Loom, Miller’s Bottled Gas, Hampton Inn, RC Cola, WBKO, WGGC 95.1...

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Kemp honored for distinguished service

Last week, retired Logan County Schools superintendent Marshall Kemp was given the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) Distinguished Service Award at the association’s annual summer leadership institute in Louisville.The award has resented annually since 1973. It is given to a retired school administrator who has exhibited exemplary education leadership ability and has brought honor to his or her colleagues, to the profession, and to him or herself.

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Logan’s landfill closes in less than one year

The closure of Logan County’s landfill is less than a year away and much preparation is expected from now until July 4, 2015, when Waste Management, Inc., closes the gates.Logan County will see major changes with the closure of the landfill, some positive, while some negative. The positive is the stopping of immense traffic that comes into the county by way of large trucks bringing in waste from other states. Hopefully the odor that has plagued the area surrounding the landfi...

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New Cloverville to make its state fair debut

As state fair attendees enter the West Hall of the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville this August, they are going to notice something new. Due to donations from businesses and individuals across Kentucky, 4-H has a new Cloverville.Cloverville is an annual attraction at the Kentucky State Fair. The new Cloverville is replacing the old structure, which was 40 years old and unable to accommodate the increasing number of 4-H entries. The new Cloverville will maintain the original...

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New office offers services, support for children and adults with autism

The Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CCSHCN) has announced a new Office of Autism has been established at the agency.The Office of Autism will create a centralized location to coordinate statewide and regional efforts to enhance the quality of life and independence to individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and to support their families and caregivers.

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Accident at Bypass intersection

On Thursday, July 17, 2014, the Russellville Police Department responded to an accident with injuries at 9:11 a.m. at the intesection of US 68/80 and the Bypass.A vehicle driven by Rodney Schmidt of Tennessee Ridge, Tenn., was eastbound on 68/80 when he collided with another vehicle driven by Joseph Langley of Beech Creek.Joseph and Melissa Langley were transported by Logan County EMS to The Medical Center in Bowling Green.Both vehicles sustained severe damage...

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New student registration scheduled for Russellville district

Registration for new students in the Russellville Independent School District will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both Stevenson Elementary School and Russellville Junior/Senior High School. Please note that this registration is for kindergarten through 12th grade students who are new to the district, not for returning students or preschoolers.Kentucky law requires that all children be enrolled in school between the ages of 6 and 16. Children can enter p...

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