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Funds allocated to fix old train depot

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Money has been allocated by the state and county government to help fun a project that will result in fixing up the old train depot in Russellville.This week, Governor Steve Beshear announced $383,471 in funding for a project in Russellville would be made available.The funding is through the federal Transportation Enhancement (TE). It will be used to restore and rehabilitate the historic Louisville and Nashville Railroad State Depot.

 

Drug-pricing program needs more oversight

We should never discount the unintended consequences of welfare programs, including waste, fraud and abuse that occurs when government decides it’s going to provide assistance to needy Americans but fails to include adequate oversight measures.There’s a lot of concern that such accountability is missing when it comes to the 340B Drug Pricing Program – a project created by Congress in 1992 to provide life-saving prescription drugs to the poor and uninsured....

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Magistrate make changes to county pay plan

Approximately 15 to 20 employees who work for the county will be soon be affected by a recent decision made by the fiscal court to change its pay plan in attempts to make it more fair.It was brought to the attention of the magistrates that some employees were not making as much as others who started after them and didn’t have as much experience and years served. This prompted the formation of a committee who was charged to look into pay plan, find out if there were indeed var...

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Two arrested for theft at USA Fuel

Two people were arrested this week after an investigation into a theft at USA Fuel in Russellville last month, according to a report from the Logan County Sheriff’s Department.Sharon J. McClain, 54, of Bismark Lane in Russellville,was arrested on Wednesday and charged with theft by unlawful taking (over $500). The arrest was the result of a theft investigation of an incident that occurred at USA Fuel on June 24. Bobby G. Logan, 36, of West 5th Street in Russellville, was prev...

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County approved by Kentucky Heritage Council

The Kentucky Heritage Council recently reviewed an application submitted on behalf of the Logan County Fiscal Court and determined that the proposed rehabilitation of the Logan County Archives building has meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation provided the completed work meets the necessary conditions.In March 2013, Logan County Magistrates discussed renovating portions of the old county jail on 4th Street in Russellville. The Archives and Genealog...

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Expected revenue for recycling generates let down

After the first year of curbside recycling under Logan County’s belt, numbers from the sale of commodities (recyclables) collected weren’t exactly what most anticipated when beginning the program. However, Judge Executive Logan Chick reminds customers that money wasn’t the reason behind starting a recycling program in the first place.“I admit, I thought the numbers would be a little higher,” said Chick during Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting. ̶...

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RHS hires new baseball coach

Russellville Independent School system will be changing up some of their spring sports this year. Russellville High School has hired new head baseball coach, Ryan “Blake” Crabtree, to replace former coach Greg Shelton.Russellville Middle School will also start a softball team.Crabtree is a graduate of Barren County High School where he played baseball under the direction of Coach Johnny Vance. Crabtree went on to play a semester at Volunteer State until he wa...

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Modern Woodmen fundraiser for NAMI was a success

Modern Woodmen of America members in Russellville recently helped raise money for NAMI by ticket sales to the Hotrods Baseball team.The event, held on May 30, 2014, raised $8,029. This includes $2,500 matched by Modern Woodmen’s home office through the organization’s Matching Fund Program. The money will be used for equipment and supplies.The Matching Fund Program offers Moder Woodmen members nationwide the chance to show their support for a community cause, ...

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