News Democrat Leader- RSS Feed Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:10:48 EST 1800 Russellville ready to welcome back students There will be a Back-to-School Bash at Stevenson Elementary School on July 29 from 4-6 p.m. for preschool through fifth grade students. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Advancing job growth and improving workforce training inKentucky In this sixth year of the Obama Economy, unemployment and underemployment remain high in Kentucky. As I travel throughout the Commonwealth, one thing could not be clearer: Kentuckians want more and better-paying jobs, and they are willing to work hard... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Antioch Greetings from The Antioch Community.Sorry that I missed having my items in the paper last week. I was working up corn and was very busy. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Teen dies from suspected drowning A Franklin teenager was pronounced dead at Logan Memorial Hospital on Tuesday following a suspected drowning in south Logan County outside of Adairville.The exact cause of death has not been released at this time. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Faster, easier website unveiled today The News-Democrat & Leader is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Escaped inmate captured The inmate who escaped from the Logan County Detention Center on July 6 was caught on Monday thanks to the combined efforts of the Logan County Sheriff's Department and the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Getting your child active during the summer Many children do not get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day. It has been shown that about one-third of children spend more than 3 hours a day on television or screen time, robbing them of much needed activity. Physical activity... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Balloons, Tunes and BBQ Hosted by United Way announce plans United Way of Southern Kentucky is pleased to announce the 24th annual U.S. Bank Balloons, Tunes and BBQ festival will take place September 4-7, 2014 at the Bowling Green / Warren County Regional Airport. The festival is designed for the enjoyment and... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Kemp honored for distinguished service Last week, retired Logan County Schools superintendent Marshall Kemp was given the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) Distinguished Service Award at the association's annual summer leadership institute in... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Logan’s landfill closes in less than one year The closure of Logan County's landfill is less than a year away and much preparation is expected from now until July 4, 2015, when Waste Management, Inc., closes the gates. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST New Cloverville to make its state fair debut As state fair attendees enter the West Hall of the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville this August, they are going to notice something new. Due to donations from businesses and individuals across Kentucky, 4-H has a new... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST New office offers services, support for children and adults with autism The Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CCSHCN) has announced a new Office of Autism has been established at the agency. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Accident at Bypass intersection On Thursday, July 17, 2014, the Russellville Police Department responded to an accident with injuries at 9:11 a.m. at the intesection of US 68/80 and the Bypass. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST New student registration scheduled for Russellville district Registration for new students in the Russellville Independent School District will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both Stevenson Elementary School and Russellville Junior/Senior High School. Please note that this... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A new look, thanks to you The News-Democrat & Leader is today launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Worth more: One man or an entire city? A population of 100,000 is substantial. Five states don't even have one metropolis that large. Some cities that size, like Fargo, North Dakota, are their state's biggest. Others, like Lansing, Michigan, are state capitals. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Auburn’s Chief Higgins nabs Dollar General suspect On Friday, July 18, the Auburn Police Department arrested Steven D. Hollars, a 24 year old male from 157 J Wilson Road in Auburn. Hollars was charged with indecent exposure first degree for allegedly exposing himself in the Dollar Store. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST KAL 007 and MH17 …a presidential response This generation has its KAL 007. The stunning downing of Malaysian flight 17 is strikingly similar to the shock of September 1, 1983, when the Russians downed a Korean passenger airliner, flight 007, which had left New York City for Seoul via Alaska. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A weak case for ‘coincidence’ “Coincidence,” may indeed be, as Albert Einstein put it, “God's way of remaining anonymous.” Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Jenny Brown-Todd, new vet in familiar town There's a new vet in town, but she's no stranger to this community. Dr. Jenny Brown-Todd, who recently moved back home, hung out her shingle earlier this year as Logan County's newest veterinarian, located on 153 Summer Street in... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST