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Migrant Program helps county’s farm worker

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For years now, Logan County School System is helping to educate young migrant workers on the county’s many farms thanks to the federal Migrant Education Program.Currently 13 students that are in the Logan County school system and approximately 50 OSY (out of school youth) workers are receiving lessons through the program.“When we get the OSY workers to register, the number on thing they want to do is learn English,” said Aubrietta Woodall, The Logan County migrant advocate. “They are always so eager to learn.”

 

Doorway into Thanks

The beauty of our world is so abundant that we don’t need to search far to find something for which to be thankful. Many say a prayer of thanksgiving before eating a meal, and there are multiple other moments when if you stop, look, and listen, a door will open into unexpected thanks.Mary Oliver says it so well in a poem:“It doesn’t have to be the blue iris,it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a fewsmall stones, just pay attention...

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Spa News

Visiting awhile Sunday afternoon with Virginia Hart were relatives from Old Hickory, Ronnie and Bev Nollner and Thomas. They ate at Roy’s before driving to Virginia’s. Others there were Carolyn and Roger Gibson and locally Terry and Barbara Hart. They had a good visit.The 23rd of September is when fall begins. Are you ready? Soon it will be winter. Yikes, I dread it.I’ve had two good surprises recently. Last week all of Kerri’s family called the 2...

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Don’t know much about history? Don’t take this course!

Prominent American architecture critic Martin Filler once observed: “The variable posthumous reputations of even the greatest artists and the unpredictable revivals of interest in even the most obscure ones tend to reveal more about those who make revisionist assessments than about those who are being reassessed.”Filler was talking about art, of course, but his observation could apply to revisionists who greatly influenced the redesigned Advanced Placement U.S. History ...

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Three more arrested on marijuana charges

The Logan County Sheriff’s Department continued getting drugs off the streets by making another series of arrests this week - all involving marijuana.On Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, the Russellville Police Department and the Office of Probation and Parole were called out to 548 Guion Street in Russellville after receiving information that 34-year-old Kentelliantae J Griffin was at the residence and had an active warrant for a parole viol...

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Logan County News

Railroads have played a major role in the development of America for more than 150 years. The growth and progress can be shown with the expansion of the railroads north and south and then westward all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The term “Robber Barons” was given to the early railroad owners who were sometimes ruthless in their westward expansion. Many of the wealthiest families in America gained their fortunes through their association with the railroads.

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Head-on collision sends two to hospital

On Sept. 9, 2014, at 2:11 p.m., the Logan County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two vehicle accident around the 8000 block of Morgantown Road.Upon arrival and investigation it was found that Nathanelle Dockery, 17, of Adairville was traveling southbound and attempted to pass a dump truck. Latasha Fuqua, 33, of Russellville was traveling northbound and attempted to avoid a collision with Dockery, however, the two vehicles collided head-on causing Dockery’s vehicle t...

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Lady Cougar soccer on seven-game win streak

The Logan County High School girls’ soccer team is on a tear.The Lady Cougars have won seven matches in a row heading into Thursday night’s scheduled contest against Monroe County.And LCHS hasn’t just been winning these games - the Lady Cougars have been dominating. During the stretch, they have outscored their opponents 48-4 and now have the third highest scoring average in the state with 5.7 goals per game.

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Adairville News

Another City Wide Yard Sale has come and gone. Hope everyone got some great treasures and others purged their home of unwanted things.

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RHS to host Show of Bands

The annual Russellville High School Show of Bands will be this weekend at historic Rhea Stadium.On Saturday, the National Anthem will be performed at 5:30 p.m. and the first band performs at 6:30.The bands scheduled to perform include (in order of appearance) Franklin-Simpson, Allen County-Scottsville, Hart County, John Hardin High School, Logan County, Hopkinsville, Butler County and Todd County Central.As the host, the Russellville Panther Band will wrap the...

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Farmers ask for guidance to vulture problems on Coopertown Road

First District Magistrate Russell Poore has been receiving phone calls from constituents concerned with the population of black vultures on Coopertown Road.“I’ve had several farmers call asking me what they should do about the vultures who are killing and eating their calves,” said magistrate Poore. “Because vultures and buzzards are a protected bird, you must have a permit to dispose of them. We are going to have to look into this issue further,” adde...

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Lake Malone news

After all the rain that we had this Labor Day week end, Mother Nature really did her stuff tonight. It is the day after the Holiday Disaster and we had the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen on the lake. I looked out my window just as the sun was going over the hill in front of our house and the clouds look like great big marshmallows that were floating through the sky and the sky behind them was a brilliant pink! I just went out on the porch and sit and watch as the marshmallow clouds fl...

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Quotes come in for improvements to Stacey Road

Quotes were opened at the Tuesday, Sept. 9 Logan County Fiscal Court meeting by Judge Executive Logan Chick for improvements to Stacey Road, a small cut-through about .03 miles long just off of Stuart Smotherman and 431 north near Russellville. The road was recently put back on the county’s road system after having fallen off in 1989.Third District Magistrate Barry Joe Wright, who has spearheaded the campaign to have the county take back responsibility for the cut-through, re...

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Auburn News

“Life is better in Auburn”. Heard that from Mike Hughes, but didn’t hear where he found it. Isn’t that a great quote?Life is good especially for the Auburn Sr. Center. The new FREE Arthritis Foundation exercise class began this week with an excellent turnout on Tuesday. Instructor Cheryl Kerchinski was more that pleased. These classes will continue on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for a few more weeks. Come and join them.Thirty-seven people attend...

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Strategy 101: A primer for President Obama

In August 1961, while the Soviets erected the Berlin Wall to plunge the Cold War into the deep freeze, President John F. Kennedy ordered the Joint Chiefs of Staff to devise a nuclear-first strike plan. The Strategic Air Command responded with a plan involving 55 B-52’s hitting 80 Soviet bomber and missile bases and eliminating an estimated 90 percent of the Soviet’s nuclear capability. Since Russian bomber and rocket bases were located in isolated areas, civilian and military casu...

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The Leaf Blower Divide

When new neighbors moved in next door, I didn’t hold off long before broaching the Big Question.Even though we live in Washington, D.C., this had nothing to do with politics. For me, neighborly harmony hinges on where folks stand on this divide: leaf blower vs. rake.You see, I’m one of those otherwise calm individuals who goes totally bonkers at the sound of a leaf blower. It would be different if this infernal racket served some useful purpose. When I go to ...

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On roasting marshmellows, the deficit and your family

Uncle Sam claims to knows best - even how best to cook.At least, that what it claims based on a report this week from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy:

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Irene Hayes Estes to celebrate 90th birthday

Irene Hayes Estes with be celebrating her 90th birthday on Sept. 22, 2014.She was the daughter of Robert and Dulie Belcher Hayes. She was married to the late Earl Estes for over 62 years. She has one son, Norman Estes and wife Patsy; one daughter, Karen Estes Milliken and husband Doug; four grandchildren, Bryan Estes and wife Jan, Tracey Estes Yates and husband Jimmy, Melissa Milliken Inscoe and husband Wessley and Joseph Milliken, and six great-grandchildren, Robyn and Wesley Este...

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