News Democrat Leader- RSS NEWS Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/NEWS http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/NEWS Tue, 5 May 2015 00:13:29 EST 1800 Humane Society to ask county for more money http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/153285834/Humane-Society-to-ask-county-for-more-money Last week, Lorri Hare gave a report to Logan County Fiscal Court about all the changes that have taken place so far at the animal shelter in Russellville - and some that are still to come. Mon, 4 May 2015 13:16:42 EST Unemployment down in Logan over past year http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/153287178/Unemployment-down-in-Logan-over-past-year Logan County's unemployment for March was down to 5.1 percent, according to the most recent statistics released by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Mon, 4 May 2015 12:36:41 EST State inmate numbers increase at jail, saves taxpayers anticipated $206,591 http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/home_top-news/153284511/State-inmate-numbers-increase-at-jail-saves-taxpayers-anticipated-$206591 Although the budget for the Logan County Detention Center is expected to increase by $53,750 in the 2015-2016 budget, which is mostly for food costs, the county anticipates a $206,591 savings by way of subsidizing the jail, thanks to the increase in... Mon, 4 May 2015 11:56:41 EST Three sent to jail for drugs http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/153283185/Three-sent-to-jail-for-drugs Three people went to jail Thursday, April 30, 2015 for drug related offenses. Two were caught by a bailiff, while one was nabbed by a Sargent of the Logan County Sheriff's Department. Mon, 4 May 2015 11:31:43 EST Crossroads to host panel discussion on human trafficking http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/home_top-news/153283702/Crossroads-to-host-panel-discussion-on-human-trafficking Crossroads Church is focusing on arising epidemic in our nation and in the state of Kentucky by hosting a seminar and panel discussion on Friday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Featured speaking will be Vicki Moore, a United Nations Delegate and... Mon, 4 May 2015 11:31:41 EST (No heading) http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/153284092/ The Russellville Arts Council presented “An Evening of Choral Music” in honor of Ms. Ruth Morris on April 28, 2015, at the deGraffenried Auditorium of Russellville High School. The well-attended event began with a word of welcome from... Mon, 4 May 2015 10:46:43 EST East Logan Water celebrating Drinking Water Week May 3-9 http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/153282368/East-Logan-Water-celebrating-Drinking-Water-Week-May-3-9 East Logan Water District is kicking off National Drinking Water Week today! This is a great time to ask “What do you know about H2O? Mon, 4 May 2015 09:21:41 EST Logan County Jail Report http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/153282424/Logan-County-Jail-Report Allen, Brandon K.- 04/27/2015- criminal mischief, 1st degree bond: $15,000- burglary, 2nd degree bond: 0- possession of a controlled substance, 1st deg, 1st off (methamphetamine) bond: 0- drug paraphernalia - buy/possess bond: 0-... Mon, 4 May 2015 09:01:42 EST Kids Tapped into Water Conservation http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/153282317/Kids-Tapped-into-Water-Conservation East Logan Water has been busy celebrating National Drinking Water Week, making visits to Chandlers, Auburn and Lewisburg Schools and providing their annual water conservation program to 3rd grade students. The program is very interactive and the... Mon, 4 May 2015 08:41:46 EST Conservation District Environmental and Agricultural Awards http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news_agricultural/153281786/Conservation-District-Environmental-and-Agricultural-Awards The Logan County Conservation Districts recently held their 2015 Environmental and Agricultural Awards Banquet. Each year the Conservation Districts recognize those who have made contributions toward natural resource conservation in Logan... Mon, 4 May 2015 08:41:41 EST Russellville declines state offer for land http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/home_top-news/153226656/Russellville-declines-state-offer-for-land The Russellville Independent school district is facing condemnation on the 5.2 acres of land which is wanted by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for the completion of the Southern Bypass project. Fri, 1 May 2015 11:01:41 EST Spa News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/153211554/Spa-News Saturday, April 25 was the day chosen as 'The Tom Webb Gospel Music Reunion,” and it was at First general Baptist Church. I didn't try to count, however, it was a good sized crowd and several of those from earlier groups. Several... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:46:41 EST Becoming Positive http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/153211413/Becoming-Positive Last year the brother of a dear friend of mine died unexpectedly. He was beloved not only by his family and friends but in the county and community he served. He had an impressive resume as a professional auctioneer, raising thousands of dollars for... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:41:41 EST Logan County Grand Jury Indictments http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/153209573/Logan-County-Grand-Jury-Indictments The Logan County Grand Jury met in session on the 17th day of April, 2015 and returned into open court indictments against the following individuals: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:46:41 EST USDA Rural Development offering housing funds for very-low and low-income families in rural Kentucky communities http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/153209125/USDA-Rural-Development-offering-housing-funds-for-very-low-and-low-income-families-in-rural-Kentucky-communities USDA Rural Development State Director Tom Fern has announced the availability of federal funds for housing loans and that applications are being accepted for the low- and very-low income citizens in rural Kentucky. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:36:41 EST Inmates to grow own vegetables http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/home_top-news/153229110/Inmates-to-grow-own-vegetables Inmates will be growing their own vegetables soon as a garden has been tilled and is ready for planting. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:16:41 EST Airport to extend runway by 500 feet http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/153225713/Airport-to-extend-runway-by-500-feet Soon, thanks to several players, the Russellville-Logan County Airport will be extending its runway by 500 feet bringing its length to 4,500, opening up opportunities for larger aircraft and bringing with it economic growth. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:51:42 EST Bruni, Matthews named assistant principals at Adairville, Olmstead http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/home_top-news/153227940/Bruni-Matthews-named-assistant-principals-at-Adairville-Olmstead The Logan County school district announced two new assistant principals this week. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:41:41 EST Two arrested following Lewisburg burglary http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/home_top-news/153226662/Two-arrested-following-Lewisburg-burglary The Logan County Sheriff's Department solved a Lewisburg burglary case this week and sent two people to jail in the process. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:01:41 EST Fourty years and still getting flipped http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/153203745/Fourty-years-and-still-getting-flipped After 40 years people are still flashing me the finger. No, no… it's not that finger. It's the more endearing one. The first finger on the hand, as opposed to the second - unless you're one of those who count the thumb as a... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:21:41 EST