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Champion Petfoods breaks ground for new industry

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Governor Steve Beshear joined company officials and community leaders in Logan County on Wednesday to break ground on Champion Petfoods’ first U.S. kitchen. which is to be located in Auburn.A fun-filled evening was had by all who attended the festivities which came complete with food severed from local farmers, musical performances by the Grascals, and a chance to meet those who will be affecting Logan County for years to come.The new kitchen in Auburn will create 147 new jobs. Because Champion Petfoods’ never outsources, the industry will be purchasing its ingredients from local farmers and suppliers, which will boost the local economy. The company plans to invest more than $85 million to build a world-class pet food kitchen in Logan.


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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Hub excited to begin school year

With students returning to class next week in Logan County, new superintendent Dr. Kevin Hub has been on the job for a little over three weeks now. And he is looking forward to starting the school year as the head of the district.“It is an outstanding district,” Hub said. “There has been a focus on student success in Logan County and I hope and expect that to continue.”Since taking over for the recently retired Marshall Kemp, Hub has found the dis...

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County receives appreciation for being smoke/tobacco free

Kathy Thweatt, Health Educator for the Logan County Health Department, presented the Logan County Fiscal Court Tuesday with a plaque of appreciation for promoting a smoke/tobacco free environment. The county went smoke/tobacco free less than a year ago.“We are thankful to the Health Department for noticing the moves we made in the county to assure a healthier environment for all those who not only work here, but those who do business with the county,” said Judge Executi...

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Vaught asks for finacial support from county for the arts

Larry Vaught, chairman of the Russellville Arts Council, addressed the Logan County Fiscal Court Tuesday asking for financial support for the arts. Vaught and other volunteers organize productions throughout the year for the community’s youth, as well as adults, and wishes to start a city/county choir.“The Russellville Arts Council wishes to thank the county for all of its support given to our Arts group this past four years,” said Vaught. “You have helped u...

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Small debate breaks out in fiscal court over sealing roads

A minor disagreement between second district magistrate Jack Crossley and county road supervisor Paul Lyne occurred at Tuesday’s Logan County Fiscal Court.Crossley was asking for court approval on bids he obtained to seal two dead-end roads in his district. Crossley can spend his road monies as he sees fit, however, Lyne disagreed with the decision because of the condition of those roads.“I don’t think it’s a bad idea, I’d like to see it tri...

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The “Hope for Adairville” Revival went on all last week and I understand the spirit of the Lord was felt in wonderful ways. I wasn’t able to attend any night because of previous commitment but know the only hope for our town and our country is God.

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My apologies for the condition of the Auburn column last week. My computer was in a “not to today” mood. After typing the column three times and it not going through, I called the Senior Center and begged the use of their computer. They agreed though I only had about twenty minutes before the center closed. It was sent without editing, so all errors were my bad.Needless to say, computer went to Urgent Care and Dr. Dean at Auburn Computers had her up and running much bet...

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Why incumbents keep getting reelected

It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members’ standing with the American people at a historic low for a midterm-election year. Which might have been notable except, as The Washington Post pointed out, that “Congress’s approval rating has reached historic lows at least 12…times since 2010.”

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The darker side of sunblock

This time of year, sunblock is part of the daily routine for many Americans. Wake up, slather it on, and go outside.For those concerned about the chemicals we put on our bodies, sunblock represents a double-edged sword. On one hand: what kind of chemicals am I putting on my skin and spreading into the environment? On the other hand: I don’t want skin cancer. Or, more immediately, a sunburn.For a parent with small children, sunblock is even more crucial. It’s ...

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Thoughts, Words and Deeds

Most, if not all things that we say or do, begins with a thought in our hearts. What can it hurt if we keep our thoughts to ourselves and never act on them, then who will know? “But I say unto you, whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” (Matt. 5:28) We may justify ourselves before men, but the God of heaven knows every thought that is in our heart. (Luke 16:15) When we find an evil thought entering our mind, throw out ...

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Brian and Rogers wed

Amanda Marie Brian and Benjamin Dale Rogers were united in marriage on May 17, 2014.The ceremony took place at Broadway Baptist Church in Louisville with the Rev. Eugene Reynolds, grandfather of the groom, officiating.Amanda is the daughter of Scott and Louise Brian, and Sandy and Chris Lowry of Louisville. Her grandparents are Mike and Nadine Brian, Ann Kiesler and the late Anthony Kiesler of Louisville.Benjamin is the son of Don and Alecia Rogers of Auburn. ...

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Brian Rogers graduates from Indiana University School of Optometry

Brian Rogers, son of Don and Alecia Rogers of Auburn, graduated from Indiana University School of Optometry on May 9, 2014. Brian graduated from Logan County High in 2004 and Western Kentucky University in 2008. He is planning to practice locally. Brian is the grandson of Eugene and Barbara Reynolds of Russellville and Lou Nell Rogers Harris of Auburn.

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Couple graduates, to do residency at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

Benjamin Rogers, son of Don and Alecia Rogers of Auburn, graduated from the University of Louisville Medical School on May 10, 2014.Ben graduated from Logan County High in 2003, Western Kentucky University in 2007 and also received his M.S. in Biophysics and Physiology in 2010.Ben and his wife Amanda, who also graduated from University of Louisville Medical School in May, will be doing their residency at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Ben is the grandson o...

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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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Cougars rebuilding their team

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.

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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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