News Democrat Leader- RSS Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/ http://newsdemocratleader.com/ Thu, 25 Dec 2014 00:41:47 EST 1800 The Tenth Annual First Southern National Bank Christmas Classic http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/sports/150999865/The-Tenth-Annual-First-Southern-National-Bank-Christmas-Classic On Monday and Tuesday area fans of High School Basketball will be treated to a showcase of talent from as far away as nearly 200 miles, as the Tenth Annual First Southern National Bank Christmas Classic will be played. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 20:11:03 EST RJ Corman train derails in north Russellville http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/151005946/RJ-Corman-train-derails-in-north-Russellville Several box cars are laying on the slope just feet away from the railroad track out Hwy. 431 north of Russellville. It is apparent a derailment has taken place within the last hour as employees of RJ Corman Railroad Company begin to arrive to assess... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:13:05 EST R’ville’s old fashioned Christmas http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/home_top-news/150986979/Rvilles-old-fashioned-Christmas Because of the rain forecast for Monday night, Russellville mayor Mark Stratton briefly entertained the notion of canceling the city's Christmas celebration on the square. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 06:45:12 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150995135/Logan-County-News Season Greetings, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Peace be with you! It is a special time of the year for most of us. May it be a good season for each of you. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:37:19 EST Remembering the greediest Americans this holiday season http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150994070/Remembering-the-greediest-Americans-this-holiday-season Peace on Earth, good will toward men. We honor these noble values every holiday season — and some people actually work to advance them all year long. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:54:15 EST Paying it forward http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150994010/Paying-it-forward Phil and Mary Sue are generous hosts. Thanksgiving is their special time with family, but they regularly invite “orphans”-people like my wife and me who have no other place to go. This year, we looked forward to joining Phil and Mary... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:51:10 EST On the other side of Christmas http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150993662/On-the-other-side-of-Christmas A misprint in a church bulletin read: “The choir will sing, 'I Heard the Bills on Christmas Day.'” We are on the other side of Christmas. For some of us that means the Christmas bells will soon be turning to Christmas bills. I... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:35:07 EST Beshear, Rogers launch statewide broadband initiative http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/150993394/Beshear-Rogers-launch-statewide-broadband-initiative A new public-private partnership will develop a robust, reliable, fiber “backbone” infrastructure to bring high-speed Internet connectivity to every corner of the Commonwealth – with the critical first components scheduled to be... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:25:09 EST Logan schools on solid financial footing http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/home_top-news/150934917/Logan-schools-on-solid-financial-footing The Logan County school board received the results from its most recent audit at last week's meeting and received an unmodified clean opinion. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:09:11 EST Pair of accidents send several to hospital http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/150972442/Pair-of-accidents-send-several-to-hospital The Logan County Sheriff's Department worked a pair of wrecks with injuries last week.One occurred on Thursday on the bypass in Russellville, while the other was on US 68 in the Auburn area on Wednesday. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:15:06 EST Councilman Decker bids farewell at final meeting http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/150973079/Councilman-Decker-bids-farewell-at-final-meeting During December's meeting of the Russellville City Council, councilman Bill Decker gave his final committee report on the Logan Todd Regional Water Commission on which he served as a representative for the City of Russellville. Decker also bid... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:12:10 EST Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland wins $60,000 http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/150971758/Feeding-America-Kentuckys-Heartland-wins-$60000 Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland wins $60,000 for the BackPack Program thanks to local support. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:06:04 EST Kentucky’s jobless rate drops to 6 percent in November http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/150971843/Kentuckys-jobless-rate-drops-to-6-percent-in-November Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to its lowest rate in more than six years in November 2014 at 6 percent from a revised 6.2 percent in October 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:48:12 EST Santa visits Russellville Active Day http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/home_top-news/150971935/Santa-visits-Russellville-Active-Day Clients at the Russellville Active Day Center enjoyed a visit from Santa Claus Monday morning. The jolly ole St. Nick listened to requests for Christmas morning and handed out presents as well. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:23:06 EST With an Intact Family—and Miracles—It’s a Wonderful Life http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150971213/With-an-Intact-Familyand-MiraclesIts-a-Wonderful-Life Christmas celebrates a miracle. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:14:14 EST True gift of Christmas trumps evil http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150971111/True-gift-of-Christmas-trumps-evil The Pew Research Center recently reported that nearly three-quarters of Americans are OK with religious displays on public property. Apparently, America still has room at the Inn, or at least the public square for baby Jesus and a nativity scene. Only... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:12:32 EST Noah’s Ark and rising tides http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150971023/Noahs-Ark-and-rising-tides Gov. Steve Beshear's administration supported tax incentives for Noah's Ark theme park slated to open in 2016 in Williamstown when the governor was running for reelection. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:05:16 EST Cody Lee Burke and Lilly Robertson win Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news_agricultural/150968534/Cody-Lee-Burke-and-Lilly-Robertson-win-Outstanding-Farm-Bureau-Youth-contest Cody Lee Burke of Fleming County, and Lilly Robertson of Logan County were awarded top honors in the 2014 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest. Both winners were recognized during the December 4 general session of Kentucky Farm Bureau's (KFB)... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:44:04 EST Willyne Dorris celebrated 94th birthday http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/birthdays/150968865/Willyne-Dorris-celebrated-94th-birthday Willyne Dorris from Lewisburg celebrated her 94th birthday at the home of Aprile and Howard Hunt in Danville, Ky. Sunday, Nov. 23. Family members came from all around. They were, Drexel and Faye Dorris of Owensboro; Jo, Don and Jeff McCormick of... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:43:06 EST Johnsons celebrate 70th wedding anniversary http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/anniversaries/150969039/Johnsons-celebrate-70th-wedding-anniversary Billy Duke and Christine Markham Johnson will be honored by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with a 70th wedding anniversary celebration on Sunday, Dec. 28 from 2-4 p.m. at the Stevenson's Chapel Fellowship Hall. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:43:04 EST