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Sheriff Whittaker warns of scam

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Logan County Sheriff Wallace Whittaker is warning residents of an apparent phone scam that is making the rounds in and around Logan County.According to the sheriff, the Callers are identifying themselves as a Microsoft representative who is trying to help with problems involving email and online banking. The callers often have Indian accents.“If you receive a phone call like this, please do not give them any personal of banking information,” Whittaker said. “If you have any questions, please notify your local law enforcement agency.”The following are some of the most common scams that the FBI investigates and tips to help prevent you from being victimized.Telemarketing Fraud


Drug bust at self storage unit

A large amount of drugs were recovered Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at a self storage unit off of 68-80 West in Russellville.Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department acted on a tip they had received of illegal drug activity at the self storage units. Acting on the information given, deputies arrived and located Lowell K. McIntosh, 50 of Russellville.After a search of the property, approximately two grams of crystal methamphetamine, 16 Oxycontin pills, three Lor...

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New leadership classes starting for Logan schools

When Logan County schools superintendent Kevin Hubb came on board back in the summer, one of his top priorities was the growth of new leaders in his school system.That initiative starts this week as Logan County Schools will implement a new Grow Your Own Leadership Cadre beginning on Wednesday, September 24.Participation in the program is is voluntary and open to all staff members - not just teachers and administrators.The purpose of this program is to:...

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Security system now activated at Auburn City Hall

Crime, vandalism and terrorism have many cities looking at video surveillance systems. Video surveillance plays an important role in deterring and helping solve crime if it occurs by monitoring city property. Many large cities have had these systems for awhile and now smaller cities are looking into these systems for protection as well.The City of Auburn just recently purchased a security system that is placed at City Hall for safety purposes and to keep an eye out for any possible...

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Accidents sends four to hospital

Four people were taken to the hospital recently for injuries sustained in an automobile and motorcycle accident.On Thursday, Sept. 11, the Russellville Police Department responded to an accident with injuries on West 9th Street in front of the Russellville High School.A vehicle driven by a juvenile was pulling from the Russellville High School parking lot when it they struck another vehicle operated by Rosalie Marshall of Russellville.Ms. Marshall’s vehi...

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Auburn Police now has body cameras

With the recent problems in Ferguson, Mo., concerning altercations between law enforcement and the public, it has shed light on the necessity of surveillance for all parties involved.The Auburn Police Department recently purchased two body cameras which will be worn by chief Ed Higgins and officer Larry Jones at all times while on duty. The Russellville Police Department invested in a body camera system last year. The city has 14 of the devises.The Logan County Sheriff&#...

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Panthers still perfect through five games

The Russellville High School football team is still perfect through half the season.The Panthers won their fifth game of the year on Saturday as they easily dispatched Todd County Central 43-3 in the McCracken Bowl at McCracken County High School in Paducah.Russellville got several long touchdown against the Rebels in the victory, including the first score of the game that saw RHS junior Josh Bigbee go 72 yards for the score. Tacorian Darden added the two-point conversio...

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Beshear proclaims Adult Education Week

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has designated Sept. 22-28 as Kentucky Adult Education Week. Local adult education centers will sponsor community events and activities to raise awareness of free, academic skill-building services available to qualified adults.The state observance coincides with National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week set by the United States Congress.“It’s a pleasure to recognize the important work that our adult education programs a...

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Scouting for a successful deer hunt

Work, family and school commitments can leave little free time in a day, but hunters can help themselves by carving out some time to scout an area.Kentucky’s archery season for deer is underway with the crossbow, youth-only firearm, muzzleloader and modern gun deer seasons still to come. So there’s time to find a place to hunt and scout it.“I think it increases your odds of success and your chances for a big deer,” said Chad Miles, an avid deer hu...

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God and science: Considering evolution through the eyes of faith

In our mainstream understanding of evolution, the denial of a personal God who designs and superintends every aspect of creation is all too typical. For the typical evolutionist, the thought of having God (or, for the Christian, Jesus Christ) in the role of creator (John 1, Colossians 1) is absolutely ludicrous. In fact, Darwin’s theory of evolution intentionally excluded design from the philosophical underpinnings of the theory. Newton would have been appalled by this, while at the sam...

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Restoring government by the people, for the people

One of the many privileges of living in a democracy is the ability of each of us to have an equal say about how we are governed. Through elections, our lawmakers can be held accountable for how well they fight for the interests of the people they represent.In theory, our legislature should be a reflection of the values and priorities that truly resonate with voters. However, thanks to decisions made by the Supreme Court in recent years and the resulting avalanche of money into our ...

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Canadian born vet joins Logan County Animal Clinic

A long way from his home town of New Brunswick, Canada, Michael Rennick has joined the ranks at one of Logan County’s prosperous veterinarian establishments. He began his employment for the Logan County Animal Clinic the first of September and is excited to begin his career in the United States and Logan County.“I am looking forward to meeting people and learning about the farms in this community,” said Rennick, who focuses on working with large and small farm ani...

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Boswell, Cooper to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Boswell of Russellville are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son Jeffrey Alexander Boswell to Kayla Marie Cooper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Cooper of Independence.Mr. Boswell is a 2008 graduate of Logan County High School and a 2012 graduate of University of Kentucky. He is currently a Worship Minister at Center Point Church of Richmond, Richmond, Ky.Miss Cooper is a 2009 graduate of Simon Kenton High School and ...

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Will EPA rules leave Americans out in the cold this winter?

Imagine what good could have occurred if the United States Senate had followed suit last year after the House of Representatives passed the Regulations from Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act?The REINS Act, an idea offered by retired Campbell County Judge-Executive Lloyd Rogers, requires congressional approval for regulations deemed to cost more than $100 million.No one, of course, knows the real price tag of the Environmental Protection Agency’s mandate for...

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Logan County Chamber to honor festival contributors

In celebration of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce’s 75th Anniversary, the Festival Steering Committee and Chamber Board of Directors voted to honor many people who have made a substantial contribution to the organization, the Festival and the county.The 2014 Festival Grand Marshals are anyone who has served as President of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce. The 2014 Parade Marshals are anyone who has served as Festival Chairperson. This is quite an extensive list of v...

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Logan County Jail Report

Barnett, Kevin D.- 09/12/2014- criminal trespassing-3rd degree bond: $1,000- tbut or disp shoplifting u/500 bond: 0Butler, Blake A.- 09/11/2014- contempt of court, libel/slander, resist bond: $11,631Cavanaugh, Alan R.- 09/15/2014- possession of a controlled substance-1st degree-1st offense-dru bond: $10,000- fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree (o bond: 0- resisting arrest bond: 0- criminal mischief-3rd degree bond: 0...

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The President and congress should work together on military intervention

In his speech last week outlining his plans to use military force against the jihadists of the Islamic State, President Obama gave Congress only passing mention. “I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL,” he said. “But I believe we are strongest as a nation when the president and Congress work together.”He’s right, of course. But that’s not the half of it.We live in troubled times, and over the last decade or two our milit...

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Auburn News

Greetings Auburn and surrounding communities. Boy has this been a busy week, what with the granddaughter’s wedding tomorrow. You know, make sure your dress fits, get the hair done and don’t dare break a fingernail, find the right jewelry, etc. Rehearsal dinner tonight and wedding tomorrow evening. Oh, I’ll probably need tissue, that’s always a necessity at weddings, when your heart gets so full it spills out the eyes. Oh happy day.

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