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Teen dies from suspected drowning

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A Franklin teenager was pronounced dead at Logan Memorial Hospital on Tuesday following a suspected drowning in south Logan County outside of Adairville.The exact cause of death has not been released at this time.At around 4:05 p.m., central dispatch notified the of an unresponsive 17-year-old male who had been swimming in the Red River off Roy Orndorff Road, according to a report from the Logan County Sheriff’s Department.Thomas Stubblefield was found by first responders and Adairville police chief Roger Lindsey on the bank of the river. He was being given CPR from several of his friends who were with him at the time.Witnesses reported that Stubblefield had been swimming in the area for a couple of hours prior to calling 911.


Faster, easier website unveiled today

The News-Democrat & Leader is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:· Easier to read headlines with one-click accessibi...

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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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Getting your child active during the summer

Many children do not get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day. It has been shown that about one-third of children spend more than 3 hours a day on television or screen time, robbing them of much needed activity. Physical activity helps control a child’s weight, it strengthens bones and muscles and helps improve mood and self-esteem. Being active now can also help children reduce their risk of chronic health problems later in life. Teaching the importance of physical ...

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Balloons, Tunes and BBQ Hosted by United Way announce plans

United Way of Southern Kentucky is pleased to announce the 24th annual U.S. Bank Balloons, Tunes and BBQ festival will take place September 4-7, 2014 at the Bowling Green / Warren County Regional Airport. The festival is designed for the enjoyment and affordability of the entire family. Title Sponsor U.S. Bank has teamed up with Presenting Sponsor Houchens Industries and Supporting Sponsors, J B Distributors, Fruit of the Loom, Miller’s Bottled Gas, Hampton Inn, RC Cola, WBKO, WGGC 95.1...

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Kemp honored for distinguished service

Last week, retired Logan County Schools superintendent Marshall Kemp was given the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) Distinguished Service Award at the association’s annual summer leadership institute in Louisville.The award has resented annually since 1973. It is given to a retired school administrator who has exhibited exemplary education leadership ability and has brought honor to his or her colleagues, to the profession, and to him or herself.

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Logan’s landfill closes in less than one year

The closure of Logan County’s landfill is less than a year away and much preparation is expected from now until July 4, 2015, when Waste Management, Inc., closes the gates.Logan County will see major changes with the closure of the landfill, some positive, while some negative. The positive is the stopping of immense traffic that comes into the county by way of large trucks bringing in waste from other states. Hopefully the odor that has plagued the area surrounding the landfi...

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New Cloverville to make its state fair debut

As state fair attendees enter the West Hall of the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville this August, they are going to notice something new. Due to donations from businesses and individuals across Kentucky, 4-H has a new Cloverville.Cloverville is an annual attraction at the Kentucky State Fair. The new Cloverville is replacing the old structure, which was 40 years old and unable to accommodate the increasing number of 4-H entries. The new Cloverville will maintain the original...

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New office offers services, support for children and adults with autism

The Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CCSHCN) has announced a new Office of Autism has been established at the agency.The Office of Autism will create a centralized location to coordinate statewide and regional efforts to enhance the quality of life and independence to individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and to support their families and caregivers.

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Accident at Bypass intersection

On Thursday, July 17, 2014, the Russellville Police Department responded to an accident with injuries at 9:11 a.m. at the intesection of US 68/80 and the Bypass.A vehicle driven by Rodney Schmidt of Tennessee Ridge, Tenn., was eastbound on 68/80 when he collided with another vehicle driven by Joseph Langley of Beech Creek.Joseph and Melissa Langley were transported by Logan County EMS to The Medical Center in Bowling Green.Both vehicles sustained severe damage...

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New student registration scheduled for Russellville district

Registration for new students in the Russellville Independent School District will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both Stevenson Elementary School and Russellville Junior/Senior High School. Please note that this registration is for kindergarten through 12th grade students who are new to the district, not for returning students or preschoolers.Kentucky law requires that all children be enrolled in school between the ages of 6 and 16. Children can enter p...

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A new look, thanks to you

The News-Democrat & Leader is today launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.It’s true that we live in a digital age, and more people than ever are turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want. The News-Democrat & Leader is committed to being at the forefront of every delivery platform available. In fact, this week we are also unveiling a redesigned websi...

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Worth more: One man or an entire city?

A population of 100,000 is substantial. Five states don’t even have one metropolis that large. Some cities that size, like Fargo, North Dakota, are their state’s biggest. Others, like Lansing, Michigan, are state capitals.About 100,000 people live in Rochester, Minnesota, home of the Mayo Clinic. The same goes for Burbank, California and Springfield, Ohio.Most of America’s cities of 100,000 now share one uncomfortable reality.

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Auburn’s Chief Higgins nabs Dollar General suspect

On Friday, July 18, the Auburn Police Department arrested Steven D. Hollars, a 24 year old male from 157 J Wilson Road in Auburn. Hollars was charged with indecent exposure first degree for allegedly exposing himself in the Dollar Store.On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at approximately 7:52 p.m., a white male wearing a blue shirt and black shorts entered the Auburn Dollar General Store; after which, he was alleged to have masturbated while peering at several customers and a store employe...

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KAL 007 and MH17 …a presidential response

This generation has its KAL 007. The stunning downing of Malaysian flight 17 is strikingly similar to the shock of September 1, 1983, when the Russians downed a Korean passenger airliner, flight 007, which had left New York City for Seoul via Alaska. In both cases, the Russian government vehemently denied any involvement, disparaging anyone who dared to accuse it of prior knowledge.

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A weak case for ‘coincidence’

“Coincidence,” may indeed be, as Albert Einstein put it, “God’s way of remaining anonymous.”But it cannot explain why the overwhelming majority of business-friendly states also offer right-to-work protections for their citizens.It’s not a coincidence that Kentucky remains without such a policy.Labor bosses take full advantage of the fact that most Kentuckians probably don’t even realize that individual workers at compa...

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Jenny Brown-Todd, new vet in familiar town

There’s a new vet in town, but she’s no stranger to this community. Dr. Jenny Brown-Todd, who recently moved back home, hung out her shingle earlier this year as Logan County’s newest veterinarian, located on 153 Summer Street in Russellville, in the office where Dr. Jim Chambers once practiced.Brown Animal Hospital is committed to high-quality care for your pet. This also includes a commitment to strong client/doctor communication.

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Republican essay winners

Winners of the essay contest “What America Means to Me” read their essays at the Tuesday, July 15th meeting of the Logan County Republican Women’s Club. This is the ninth annual contest sponsored by the LCRWC. Total money awarded was $150. Thanks to the teachers and schools who help in this patriotic exercise. Pictured left to right are third place winners Carter Spivey, son of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Spivey, Kara Noffsinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Noffsinger, second place...

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