News Democrat Leader- RSS NEWS Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/NEWS http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/NEWS Wed, 24 Dec 2014 19:40:17 EST 1800 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 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 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 Russellville bands perform Christmas concert http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news_education/150969987/Russellville-bands-perform-Christmas-concert Several Russellville band students, along with Mr. Larry Vaught's “Polyvocae” choral group, performed a Christmas Concert before a large audience on December 11, 2014, at Russellville High School's deGraffenried... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:21:10 EST Healthy gift ideas http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news_agricultural/150969501/Healthy-gift-ideas Holiday feasting, snacking and partying could add extra weight that is difficult to shed in the new year. Many times around the holidays we give gifts of candies, cookies, pies and other baked goods. While these items could be eaten in moderation, we... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:02:14 EST A Christmas gift humbly given http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150968026/A-Christmas-gift-humbly-given In each of us there is an “inner child” who longs for Christmas joy and happiness each year. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:46:03 EST Logan County Jail Report http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/150967995/Logan-County-Jail-Report Anderson, Jimmy A.- 12/12/2014- non-payment of fines bond: 0 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:59:07 EST Joneses host Women’s Awareness and Safety Program http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/home_top-news/150932827/Joneses-host-Womens-Awareness-and-Safety-Program On Saturday, Dec, 13, 2014, at 5 p.m., Sgt. Larry Jones of the Auburn Police Department, and his wife, Janice, conducted a Women's Awareness and Safety Program at the Greater Life Apostolic Church on Stevenson Mill Road. There were approximately... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:12:10 EST Auburn Amish run out on chances http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/home_top-news/150933398/Auburn-Amish-run-out-on-chances There are not going to be anymore chances for those who violate the City of Auburn's animals ordinance pertaining to excrement left behind on the streets or parking areas in the small rural city. After years of asking, and months of violating,... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:12:09 EST Logan board chooses architect, approves budget for new ATC http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/home_top-news/150934898/Logan-board-chooses-architect-approves-budget-for-new-ATC Plans for the building of a brand new Area Technology Center (ATC) took a step forward this week as the Logan County school board selected an architect to handle the project and also approved the preliminary budget for it. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:11:05 EST Logan Telephone website ‘hacked,’ no internal data compromised http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/home_top-news/150934337/Logan-Telephone-website-hacked-no-internal-data-compromised On Saturday morning the Logan Telephone Coop website was “hacked” by someone claiming to reside outside the United States. Fortunately, this group did not have access to any customer information and the “hack” was completely... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:57:06 EST