News Democrat Leader- RSS Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/ http://newsdemocratleader.com/ Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:46:41 EST 1800 We all have something to be thankful for http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150647998/We-all-have-something-to-be-thankful-for Well, another Thanksgiving has rolled around… I like to think that all of us have something to be thankful for… home, family, friends, and yet, I suppose there are those who would seem to have lost everything, have nothing to be thankful... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:37:10 EST Stevenson Elementary holds Veterans Day ceremony http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news_education/150647855/Stevenson-Elementary-holds-Veterans-Day-ceremony The Stevenson Singers, led by Mrs. Elaine Blythe, performed the patriotic songs “Red, White and Blue” and “On Veterans Day” at a school-wide assembly recognizing Veterans Day in mid-November. Special guest Mr. Brian Brown of... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:32:05 EST Fishing remains productive during deer season http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/sports/150647733/Fishing-remains-productive-during-deer-season Kentucky offers some of the finest deer hunting found anywhere, and the modern gun deer season stands as one of the most anticipated opportunities each year.Its allure draws many anglers away from the water in November. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:27:13 EST Is the GOP the Religion Party? http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150647640/Is-the-GOP-the-Religion-Party National exit polling from Congressional races tells us some interesting things about the role of religious values in the 2014 midterm elections. It also sends a signal to the Republican Party about its supporters now and in the future. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:23:15 EST Cashing in on the ISIS crisis http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150647519/Cashing-in-on-the-ISIS-crisis Maybe you think the U.S. air war on the Islamic State is a fine plan. Maybe you don't. Either way, have you considered how little Washington's latest military foray in the Middle East has to do with America's welfare? Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:20:09 EST Fear not criminal-justice reforms http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150647278/Fear-not-criminal-justice-reforms Politicians often opine about how the latest election results indicate that “the people want us to get something done.” Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:11:09 EST Basketball season tickets on sale for RHS, LCHS http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/sports/150647084/Basketball-season-tickets-on-sale-for-RHS-LCHS High school basketball season will be getting under way next week and season tickets are now for sale for both Logan County and Russellville. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:03:06 EST Logan Farm Bureau outstanding youth http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/lifestyle-local_features/150646924/Logan-Farm-Bureau-outstanding-youth Logan County Farm Bureau was represented at the District Four Outstanding Youth and Variety Competition by (left to right) Lilly Robertson, daughter of Jeremy and Tabitha Robertson. Lilly was the winner of the female division. She will be competing on... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:57:06 EST Kentucky’s jobless rate plunges to 6.2 percent in October http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/150645327/Kentuckys-jobless-rate-plunges-to-6.2-percent-in-October Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to its lowest rate in more than six years in October 2014 at 6.2 percent from a revised 6.7 percent in September 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET),... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:53:08 EST Logan County High School Placed on the College Board’s 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news_education/150645343/Logan-County-High-School-Placed-on-the-College-Boards-5th-Annual-AP-District-Honor-Roll-for-Significant-Gains-in-Student-Access-and-Success The Logan County school district is one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:49:05 EST Auburn lodge holds fundraiser for Auburn Fire Department http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/150645660/Auburn-lodge-holds-fundraiser-for-Auburn-Fire-Department Auburn's Lodge F&AM #374 held a soup social at the Auburn Senior Center on Nov. 8, 2014, and raised $150 for the Auburn Fire Department. Dan Maglothlin (left) is pictured handing the donation to Randy Rust (right). Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:24:05 EST Panthers end season as regional runner-up http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/sports/150636106/Panthers-end-season-as-regional-runner-up The Russellville Panthers ended their 2014 football season Friday night with a loss to the Mayfield Cardinals at War Memorial Stadium in Mayfield 42-14. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:53:09 EST Logan Memorial Hospital earns ‘top performer’ recognition http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/150547299/Logan-Memorial-Hospital-earns-top-performer-recognition Logan Memorial Hospital today announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Logan Memorial Hospital was... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:23:11 EST Russellville Rotary Club distributes dictionaries to local schools http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/150611060/Russellville-Rotary-Club-distributes-dictionaries-to-local-schools The Russellville Rotary Club recently distributed A Student's Dictionary to third graders at all local elementary schools. Besides being a complete dictionary, the books are a comprehensive reference containing the United States Constitution,... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:12:06 EST Grace Ann asks for help in making kids stay in hospital special during the holiday http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/home_top-local_features/150611363/Grace-Ann-asks-for-help-in-making-kids-stay-in-hospital-special-during-the-holiday Last year we did a story on a little girl with a great big heart who wanted to collect gifts to bring to all the sick children in the hospital for Christmas. Well, this year she's at it again. Now one year older, eight-year-old Grace Ann Warren,... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:27:11 EST Sensus Precision Die Casting changes ownership http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/150623760/Sensus-Precision-Die-Casting-changes-ownership Sensus Precision Die Casting on Hopkinsville Road will be known in the future as Precision Die Casting, Inc. The business was sold at the end of October to Die Cast Holdings Inc. (an investment group) who also own a Brillcast Inc., a Zinc Die Casting... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:09:05 EST R’ville schools gains district accreditation http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/150609786/Rville-schools-gains-district-accreditation The Russellville Independent school district recently underwent the successful process of accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and will Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:56:12 EST Lewisburg to have Christmas parade after all http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/home_top-news/150612410/Lewisburg-to-have-Christmas-parade-after-all It looks as if the City of Lewisburg's Christmas parade and festivities have been saved for one more year at least thanks to individuals who stepped up and helped keep the spirit and tradition alive. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:22:11 EST Firchow named Hometown Hero http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/local_features/150609794/Firchow-named-Hometown-Hero Don Firchow, of Russellville, was honored Oct. 28, 2014, as our “Hometown Hero” by Modern Woodmen of America. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:45:04 EST Auburn to bring waste water line to Champion Petfoods http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/150612110/Auburn-to-bring-waste-water-line-to-Champion-Petfoods The Auburn City Council approved to allow mayor Mike Hughes to contact Kentucky Rural Water about getting short term funding to construct a high pressure waste water line from the city's treatment plant to the new Champion Petfood kitchen... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:42:14 EST