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Lady Cougars 3-peat

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The Logan County High School girls’ soccer team won a third straight District 13 soccer championship last week, knocking off Todd County Central on Thursday night in Franklin.In each of the past three seasons, the district championship has come down to the Lady Cougars and Lady Rebels, with Logan County winning each time.But this year was the first time the Lady Cougars didn’t need overtime to do it. Each of the team’s first two district titles was decided on penalty kicks, but on Thursday, LCHS beat Todd Central with a decisive 4-2 victory to bring home the top trophy.

 

A free-market economist’s take on Ken Burns’ ‘The Roosevelts’

By now, you’ve probably seen or heard about Ken Burns’ 14-hour documentary on the three most famous Roosevelts: Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor. I have to confess that I almost didn’t watch it.There were two reasons for my reluctance. First, I am not a fan of either Teddy or FDR as presidents. The former was guilty of a lust for war and domestic strongman tendencies, and the latter tragically prolonged the Great Depression. Second, I had watched a one-hour preview...

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Fall breeding season increases deer movement

Cooler temperatures and shorter days bring out the fall colors that paint Kentucky’s landscape in warm hues before winter arrives.At about the same time, the breeding instinct in whitetail deer stirs, putting them on the move and more frequently into the paths of motorists.About half of all collisions between vehicles and deer in Kentucky occur over the last three months of the calendar year, according to statistics compiled by Kentucky State Police. More of these ...

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I will not be welcoming the circus to my town

I wrote a column four years ago when the “circus came to town” in attempts to inform the good folks of Logan County exactly where they would be taking their children to watch exotic animals performing spectacular tricks. I did this because I felt very passionate about what goes on behind the scenes at the “big-top,” and try to lend a voice to the animals who cannot speak for themselves. It’s really more than being an advocate for animals and their treatment, but ...

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Anti-Bullying Task Force to hold first meeting

The Kentucky Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force will hold its first meeting Oct. 22, beginning its work to study bullying in schools and recommend practices and policies to help foster safer, harassment-free school environments.Governor Steve Beshear announced the task force in September. Its first meeting will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Auditorium Room A-3 at the Kentucky State Office Building, 501 High St., in Frankfort.

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‘We’re drinking from the saucer…’

My grandparents’ generation used to “saucer” their coffee to cool it. In fact, many tea drinkers did the same thing. They didn’t use a mug like I do. They poured some of their “piping hot” coffee from the cup into a saucer, swirled it around, savored the aroma and drank it down.

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Cougars finish as district runners up

On Thursday night, the Logan County High School boys soccer team fell 8-0 to Franklin-Simpson in the championship game of the District 14 tournament.It was the third defeat at the season for the Cougars at the hands of the Wildcats.Logan County still advanced to the Fourth Region tournament, which got underway on Monday night. The Cougars were scheduled to play Barren County, the runners-up in District 15.Logan County had three players named to the all-distric...

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County declares surplus list, sale scheduled for Oct. 25

A Logan County surplus sale has been scheduled for Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. in the side lot next to the Logan County Detention Center. The sale will consist of vehicles confiscated by the sheriff’s department and various pieces of office equipment.Being offered at the sale includes:2003 Ford 4D blue with 52,164 miles1999 Ford 4D tan with 183,262 miles2000 Ford 4D with 183, 262 miles2003 Ford van blue with 92,220 miles2006 Honda...

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Panthers win big over Fulton City

The Russellville High School football team won on Homecoming, beat Fulton City 56-0 on Friday night at historic Rhea Stadium.The Panthers led 31-0 at halftime and cruised to the victory against their Class A, District 1 foe.Senior Tacorian Darden got the scoring started in the first half with the first of his two touchdowns. He scored from 17 yards out less than two minutes into the game. He then scored the second touchdown of the game - this time from 45 yards out. He s...

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Kentucky Department for Public Health leading state’s ebola preparedness efforts

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is coordinating multiple efforts related to Ebola preparedness to increase the level of readiness for hospitals, local health departments, other health providers and partners to deal with any potential cases of Ebola in the state in the unlikely event of such an occurrence. There have been no cases of Ebola reported in Kentucky at this time.

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County buys back wrecked ambulance, gives old one to Burden Bearers

Members of the Logan County Fiscal Court voted to buy back an ambulance that was wreaked recently in Springfield, Tenn., for a little less than $5,000. The ambulance was totaled by the insurance company, however, Shane Johnson, director of the Logan County Ambulance Service, says the equipment on the ambulance, as well as the box, is worth way more.Johnson said at this time no one has been found to have caused the accident. He said although a patient was aboard at the time the acci...

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Retired teachers recognized

A proclamation was read at the Tuesday, Oct. 14 meeting of the Logan County Fiscal Court by magistrate Jo Orange calling for Oct. 19-25 as Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Appreciation week in Logan County.The week has already been designated by the Kentucky General Assembly, however, Orange being a retired educator herself, presented the plague to those retired teachers in attendance at the meeting, Bobbie Jean Burnett, Sue Wood, Nancy Wright, Mary Ann Downing, Powell and Dwight C...

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Three decades, Hanks duo moving on

The husband and wife team of Hanks Construction Company in Auburn officially gave their 60 day management resignation of East Logan Water District on Sept. 30, 2014, at the utilities regular monthly board meeting. C.K. and Jana Hanks have managed East Logan Water for 30 years and are proud of where they are leaving the district and where it has come from since their management began in 1984. East Logan Water just celebrated their 35 years of service and the Hanks duo feel it’s time to m...

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Chevrolet fights breast cancer for fourth year

For the fourth consecutive October, Chevrolet and General Motors’ employees, dealers and customers are uniting to battle breast cancer. They hope to exceed the $1.1 million raised by the American Cancer Society in 2013 through Chevrolet’s nationwide grassroots support for the society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks and other activities.Events include nationwide employee and dealership-sponsored fund-raising walks, including a major walk in downtown De...

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Tobacco Festival Little Mr. and Miss Winners

Pictured Left to Right- Boys 0-6 months3rd Naythaneal Haycraft1st Rustin Martin2nd Jackson LynePictured Left to Right Boys 3-4 years2nd Josiah Haycraft1st Ethan ScarbroughPictured Left to Right Boys 5-6 years2nd Christian Scarbrough1st Joshua BellPictured Left to Right- Boys 7-12 months3rd Frisco Shannon, Jr.1st Roen Cothron2nd Anakin Carter...

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Logan County Jail Report

Bailey, David W.- 10/13/2014- non-payment of fines bond: $1,193Benjamins, Gerald A.- 10/15/2014- murder bond: $1,000,000Berry, Kendall- 10/09/2014- in lieu of fines & cost bond: $1,193Bess, Jesse F.- 10/09/2014- no motorcycle operators license bond: $1,500- unapproved/no eye protective device (mot bond: 0- failure to notify address change to dept bond: 0Blan...

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Antioch News

Editor’s Note: The Antioch News did not arrive at the News-Democrat & Leader office in time to be included in Friday’s newspaper.Greetings from The Antioch Community.Thank the Lord we missed some bad weather Monday night.Nick and Stephanie Christian stopped and got me to go home with them and their family. I sure did appreciate them thinking of me. It would be nice if everybody had a basement when they were giving Tornado warnings....

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Ebola: Coming to a neighborhood near you

Dear Editor:The White House recently announced they will send 4,000 U.S. soldiers to Liberia to fight Ebola - you know, the viral disease which has no cure, no vaccine and a 70 percent death rate.The soldiers, originally told they would be building hospitals/clinics in Liberia, are now apparently to be tasked with direct patient care - you know, like the two Dallas, Texas R.N.s who - although wearing protective garments and following the protocols prescribed by the Cente...

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