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County Ambulance Service to get Lifepak heart monitor

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Logan County’s Ambulance Service is expected to have another state-of-the-art Lifepak 12 heart monitor as soon as additional quotes come in at the first regularly scheduled meeting of the fiscal court in August.Shane Johnson, director of the Logan County Ambulance Service, attended the Tuesday, July 22 meeting with one bid he had obtained from Dixie Medical for the monitor. Johnson said the purchase was in the budget and asked the court if they would approve the purchase.“This new re-certified monitor will bring us up to five and allow for a better level of patient care,” said Johnson.


Practice safety at the shooting range

The cooler temperatures and lower humidity that spread across Kentucky recently made it feel more like early fall than the dog days of summer.Fall hunting season seems closer with a crispness in the air in mid-July. And in reality, it isn’t far off. Early fall squirrel season in Kentucky opens in less than a month.Spending time at the shooting range now not only is fun but it’s also a surefire way to ensure you’ll be ready when it counts this fall.

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EPB to begin trimming trees

The Russellville Electric Plant Board is starting on a tree-trimming project to help make sure its customers have the best reliability possible.Usually the electricity provider does its tree maintenance from November through April, but is getting an early start this year.“Because of the extent of the trimming we need to do, we thought it would be best to get it taken care of now,” said Robert White, the director of the EPB. “We don’t know what the...

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Happy Feet program seeking funding

The Russellville Rotary Foundation is starting up its fund drive for the upcoming school year and the Happy Feet = Learning Feet program, which gives free shoes to needy children.Letters asking for support of the program have already gone out to many in the community.This will be the fifth year for the program, which has given out 1,197 pairs of free shoes to children the past four years.

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2014 wheat harvest has mixed outcomes

Mother Nature threw some curve balls to the wheat crop over the growing season. Now at harvest time, some growers are finding out their crop safely weathered the season, while others are discovering they struck out.The wheat growing season started off rocky for many producers when cool weather patterns during the fall delayed corn harvest and subsequent wheat planting. Record low temperatures during the winter slowed crop development and threatened to potentially delay harvest, sai...

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Excessive compensation can ruin a CEO’s judgment.

Narcissists don’t happen to be particularly nice people. They preen. They grab. And they never ever really feel our pain.Extremely self-centered people, some fascinating new business school research shows, also don’t make for particularly effective corporate CEOs.This new research — conducted by business school analysts at the University of Southern California and the University of Arizona — examines the impact of CEO narcissism on corporate tax p...

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Your huddled masses

The recent news coverage about immigrants, and the predictable political remarks, has inspired me to write this column. As a state senator I certainly don’t have any influence on the federal-level issue. I don’t have a vote on border security legislation.

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Curse or cure? Online debate explores charter schools

There are two kinds of ignorance: One is genuine unawareness; the other is willful.Rational Wiki defines “willful ignorance” as “the state and practice of ignoring any sensory input that appears to contradict one’s inner model of reality.”Anti-choice politicians possess “inner models of reality” that offer little help in the way of viable choices for poor parents whose children are trapped in failing public schools. These policym...

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County contributes toward fresh produce program in Logan

Leaders of three non-profit organizations came to the Tuesday, July 22 fiscal court meeting to educate magistrates about the “Feeding Americans: From Farm to Table” program.Denise McDonald from Good Samaritan, Debbie Johnson from Sheepgate Ministries, and Dorris Vick from Concerned Citizens were all at the meeting representing the agencies who partner together to bring in fresh produce to Logan County each week.

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Auburn traffic stop sends one to jail for drugs

A routine traffic stop turned into a drug arrest for the Logan County Sheriff’s Department Friday, July 25, 2014.Deputy Kyler Harvey of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop at approximately 10:25 p.m. on US 68 East in Auburn. The burgundy 1991 Chevrolet Caprice was traveling eastbound when deputy Harvey noted careless driving, improper use of the left lane, failure to use a turn signal, and expired registration plates.After stopping ...

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Wayne and Mary Katherine Powell celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary

Wayne and Mary Katherine Powell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 16, 2014. They were married in Russellville by Bro. L. C. Gray.They have 3 children, Kathy Stuart (David), Lisa Meacham (Dale), and Timmy Powell. The have eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.The children hosted a reception on Sunday, July 27 from 2-4 p.m. in at Crittenden Drive Church of Christ in Russellville. All family and friends were are invited.

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2014 Kentucky Artisans Quilt Challenge

Kentucky Artisans at the Saddle Factory is sponsoring a quilt challenge for all area quilters. Participants will be asked to incorporate a specific challenge fabric and a pre-determined design into the quilt. While those two requirements must be met, the way it is portrayed will be up to the quilter, so individual creativity will be unlimited.Quilts will be due by September 13, and will be subject to a ‘viewer’s choice’ form of judging to take place from Sep. 19-O...

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Lady Cougars setting big goals

The Logan County Lady Cougar soccer team has been working hard to get ready for the upcoming season. The Lady Cougars went to camp this summer and are expecting to have a great season.“Practice has been going very well so far. We have had a better start than we did last season. They are hungry and ready for the season to begin,” said head coach Dan Duncan. “We have a lot of new players this year that are inexperienced but we still have a lot of talent.”...

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How easy we have it

We have so many kitchen aids today to help us with daily tasks. Just reach in a drawer and the job becomes easier.As I pull off a length of plastic wrap to cover a bowl, I’m reminded of the days when it was not around. Mama matched her bowls with plates that fit them pretty well and let a plate be the cover when she set the bowl in the refrigerator.One summer my aunt came to visit and brought Mama a “set” of three sizes of oilcloth bowl covers with elas...

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Logan County Jail Report

Ballard, Terry John- 07/17/2014- non-payment of fines bond: $1,064Barnett, Lorenzo M.- 07/17/2014- failure to wear seat belts bond: $250- reckless driving bond: 0- wanton endangerment-2nd degree bond: 0- fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree (m bond: 0- non-payment of fines bond: 0Belew, John W.- 07/18/2014- non support-1st offense bond: 0Bobbett, Timothy Shawn- 07/19/2014- criminal trespass-2...

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Lake Malone

Grab your coffee because I have a funny story to tell you. I am sure most of you out there have one just as funny but here goes. You see I have been talking about “washing the car” for a few WEEKS now. Did you get that…..talking about it. So yesterday, the Hubby said why don’t you do something about it and just quit talking and DO IT! Well, today was the designated day. We did have to run to Russellville for a short trip. But after lunch I put on my bathing suit and ga...

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Scottish dancers coming to Logan County Fair

The Murphy family from Nashville, take Scottish Highland Dance from the Glengarry School of Highland Dance in Brentwood, Tenn., and will be performing next week at the Logan County Fair.They will be dancing on Friday, Aug. 1 from 5-8 p.m. in the ag pavilion.The dance school, teacher and students are affiliated with an international organization (FUSTA) whose mission is to preserve and promote traditional Scottish Culture. Anna Murphy, now 19 years old, began learning at ...

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Judging others

3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery; and making her stand before all of them, 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. 5 Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” 6 They said this to test him, so that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he str...

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