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In December of 2012, the Russellville Lion’s Club, along with contributions from individuals, began working on a project of restoring windows at the Logan County Archives building. The archives serves as home to a great deal of the county’s old documents, from genealogical material and marriage and death records, to land acquisitions and places where people are buried around the county. These are among the many services provided by the archives for the citizens of Logan, as well as visiting inquirers.

 

Logan boy has supreme champion lamb

Jackson Campbell of Logan County FFA is honored for showing the supreme champion market lamb at the 2014 Kentucky State Fair during the 4-H/FFA Sale of Champions on Aug. 21 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Jackson’s lamb brought $10,000 at auction.He is the son of Jason and Jessica Campbell.

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C2G program comes to LCHS

When Logan County High School opened its doors this school year, principal Casey Jaynes and staff already had some good ideas in place.First, the school wanted to provide students with a welcome they would always remember. This was accomplished with a red carpet welcoming, which featured the school’s faculty and staff greeting students as they entered the building. Once inside, students were treated to an awards assembly that was also part rock-and-roll show. A high energy so...

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Logan school board keeps taxes level

Last week the Logan County School Board held its first meeting with new superintendent Dr. Kevin Hub and took care of some much needed business.The school board took the compensating tax rate of $0.401 per $100 rather than take a large increase.“During the interview process and several times since being hired, I have pledged to our Board that I would not ask them to raise property taxes unless we had a specific need for the increased revenue,” Hub said. ̶...

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The Adairville city council voted this week to go ahead and proceed with plans for a new municipal building which will eventually replace both the existing fire hall and city hall.The council held a special called meeting to discuss the project on Monday and ultimately voted to go forward with the plans for the new building.An architect has been working with the city for several months and plans have already been drawn up. The project is estimated to cost around $400,000...

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Right-to-work’s hand up better than government handouts

As a result of increased pressure achieved by a perfect storm of increasing competition from other energy sources along with the Environmental Protection Agency’s mandate that Kentucky reduce its CO2 emissions by 18 percent within the next 15 years, thousands of Kentucky coal miners – and myriads more who supply and serve them – have lost their jobs, many of which were well-compensated positions.What to do?

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Thank you Lord for the much needed rain. It was so wonderful seeing the rain pour down and knowing that the plants, grass and flowers were being nourished. God is good!

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Russellville receives $100K from ‘Safe Routes to School’ program for sidewalks

The City of Russellville recently received $100,000 for renovating sidewalks as part of the “Safe Routes to School” program enabling children to safely walk or ride their bikes to school.Russellville Mayor Mark Stratton said the city plans to begin the sidewalk repair on First Street which is the closest to Logan County Head Start.“We are very thankful to have received these monies to help kids get to and from school safely,” said mayor Stratton. ...

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Fall sports teams get going

The fall high school sports season got under way this week with several local teams having a great start to the season.LCHS girls soccer wins bigThe Logan County High School girls soccer team won its season opener on Tuesday 9-1 over visiting Warren Central.The Lady Cougars got four goals from Breanna Baptiste and three more from Emma Cartas. Lauren Allen and Brittney Barton also scored a goal apiece.In addition to her hat trick, Ca...

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L’burg adjusts water-sewer rate schedule

The City of Lewisburg passed a few changes in its water/sewer rate schedule during the Monday, Aug. 18 city council meeting. Some customers will see a decrease, while others will experience the opposite.“The city has not implemented an increase on rates in over six years, other than the two percent passed along each year by the Logan Todd Regional Water Commission. And not even then has the city passed that increase along every time,” said Lewisburg Clerk Angela Swinney...

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United Way invites residents to share thoughts on issues impacting the community

United Way of Southern Kentucky is looking to engage community members across Southern Kentucky to create a shared vision for the future and set goals for collective action. In order to accomplish these goals, United Way is reaching out to community members to share what they want for their community by identifying those issues that are of most importance. One of the ways in which this is being accomplished is through a survey that United Way is asking all community members to complete.

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Why government openness matters

One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies charged with our safety did not share what they knew, either up and down the chain of command or with each other. The attacks were preventable with shared information.

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The Obama economic record: the worst five years since World War II

In spite of the claims by President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors regarding his administration’s economic accomplishments, the U.S. economy has grown very slowly in the years since the Great Recession of 2008-09. After four years of slow growth, the latest data reveals that the U.S. economy shrank at a 2.9 percent annual rate during the first quarter of 2014.That figure has been widely reported, but here are some figures that have not been reported, and they are ...

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Solar power gets hot, hot, hot

With so many homeowners and businesses making greener energy choices, private utilities — along with big oil, gas, coal, and nuclear companies — see the writing on the wall.Unlike some other denizens of the fossil-fueled set, this gang isn’t beating oil wells into solar panels, retiring nuclear reactors, or embracing wind and geothermal power. Instead, these guys are trying to coax lawmakers into rigging the rules against increasingly competitive new energy altern...

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FaceBook or Face-to-Face?

When Jesus spoke of the rule of law, he always did two things. First, he always embraced the law. Second, he enhanced the rule of law with the “rule” of love. In Matthew 5:38-42, Jesus cited the “law,” both scriptural and social. In fact, Jesus’ message to the people was to stare the law in the face. When “slapped” with the ultimate in a degrading insult, a backhand across the face, Jesus doesn’t completely “opt out” of the “ho...

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3000 Souls Saved

On the day of Pentecost some 2000 years ago, the apostle Peter preached a sermon. He preached Jesus Christ and him crucified. For many centuries the Jews had anticipated the Anointed One of God, the Messiah, the Christ. Now Peter explains that this Jesus whom they had slain, was indeed the Lord and Christ, sent by God. (Acts 2:22-23) We can only imagine how they must have felt when they learned they had killed the Son of God? In Acts 2:37 we read, Now when they heard this, they were pricked i...

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Blake, Higgins

Ricky and Bonnie Blake of Lewisburg would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Angela Michele Blake to Paul Andrew Higgins, son of John and the late Meryl Higgins of Russellville.Angela is a graduate of Logan County High School and Murray State University earning a bachelors degree in nursing. She is employed as an R.N. for the Christian County Health Department in Oak Grove, Ky.Paul is a graduate of Russellville High School and att...

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Steenbergen, Anderson

Randy and Dana Steenbergen of Russellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Alesha Rene’ Steenbergen, to Wesley John Anderson, son of Glenn and Theresa Anderson of Russellville.Alesha is currently attending Western Kentucky University pursuing a degree in accounting. She is employed at Hargis & Associates as an Accounting Assistant in Russellville.Wesley is a graduate of Logan County High School. He is employed at Toyo Automotive Parts as a Casting & Curi...

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