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Happy Feet enters fifth year

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Approximately 310 students from both the Logan County and Russellville school districts were fitted for shoes on Thursday thanks to the Russellville Rotary Foundation and its Happy Feet = Learning Feet program.The Happy Feet program is now in its fifth year of providing a free pair of shoes to local school children who really need them. Some 1,197 pairs of free shoes have been given out to children over the past four years.Jim Riley, project chairman for the Rotary Club, said that the 310 students that were referred to the program this year is more than the club has seen in the past.Students are identified at their schools by the family resource directors.


The case for making foreign aid a two-way street

What if I told you there was a lot in Africa that was going right?Now, I don’t mean programs that are successfully handing out food aid, treating malaria, or preventing elephant poaching, although I’m sure some of those are succeeding too. I mean intrinsic parts of African cultures that are wonderfully successful and underappreciated.In fact, Americans could learn a lot from Africans. Perhaps they could create an aid program and come over here to teach us?...

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Abramson touts success of ‘Close the Deal’

Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson joined state and local business and education leaders to launch the third round and tout the success of “Close the Deal,” a yearlong initiative that challenges high school seniors to pursue additional education after graduation.Breathitt County, Ohio County, Livingston Central and Campbellsville Independent high schools are participating in this year’s Close the Deal program. Logan County joined the initiative last year.

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Getting help with your Medicare costs when money is tight

Medicare provides vital health insurance for 50 million seniors and people with disabilities. But even when you have Medicare, health care is not free. People with Medicare pay premiums and have other costs that they pay out of pocket, like deductibles and co-insurance. For lower-income people, these costs can be overwhelming.There are several programs that help low-income people with Medicare pay their health care costs—but many Medicare beneficiaries don’t know about ...

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Keltner graduates from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado

Alex Keltner, Senior Vice President at First Southern National Bank, recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC), a 25-month banking school which provides senior management and leadership education for community-banking professionals. Keltner was among 160 graduates of the 64th Annual School Session, hosted on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.

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Construction begins at Champion Petfoods kitchens

Champion Petfoods is pleased to announce that site preparation at the new kitchen begins this week. The kitchen is located at 12871 Bowling Green Road – that’s across the road from Shaker Equipment Sales.Champion’s first USA Kitchen will prepare Biologically Appropriate dog and cat foods made from Fresh Regional Ingredients.“We want to share with our community that construction is officially starting,” said President and CEO, Frank Burdzy. &...

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Kentucky needs a new story

Jamestown now stands face to face with the impact of Fruit of the Loom’s announcement in April that its Russell County plant is closing, which will cost the county one-third of its manufacturing jobs and hit its budget hard.Judge-Executive Gary Robertson told me the factory’s closing will shrink annual tax revenues by nearly $200,000. The county will plug that gap this year by not filling a vacant road-department position, forgoing a 1.5 percent raise for employees and ...

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Living history program on Civil War planned at Jefferson Davis monument

The Jefferson Davis State Historic Site will host a United States Colored Troops Living History program on Sept. 20, 2014, in observation of the Civil War Sesquicentennial.The living history program will feature the 12th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery unit from Camp Nelson, Kentucky. The re-enactment and living history group represents African-American soldiers who fought during the Civil War. The unit will demonstrate canon firing from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is free.

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Sam Northern visits China

Sam Northern, the 7th and 8th grade language arts teacher at Lewisburg School and a graduate of Russellville High School, was selected to participate in the 2014 Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad: History and Culture in China.The selection process for this program is conducted by the International and Foreign Language Education office of the United States Department of Education. This annual program is sponsored by the National Committee of U.S.-China Relations.

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Logan County Jail Report

Anderson, Shannon M.- 08/27/2014- violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O. bond: 0Boggs, William R.- 08/23/2014- robbery, 2nd degree bond: $20,000- probation violation (for felony offense) bond: 0- shock probation in felony convictions bond:Bratton, Amy Lynn- 08/21/2014- alcohol intoxication in a public place-1 bond: 0Brooks, Glendall T.- 08/24/2014-possession of marijuana bond: $120...

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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 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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