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Cougars add two more wins

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The Logan County Cougar baseball team had two big wins and a tough loss last week. The Cougars played the Daviess County Panthers on Thursday. The Cougars were down early in the game but would come back to win 3-2. The Cougars faced the Graves County Eagles on Friday night and would take a tough loss of 1-2. On Saturday, the Cougars hosted the Butler County Bears and won 10-0 in five innings.On Thursday, the Cougars would fall behind early in the game after the Daviess County Panthers would score a run in the top of the second and another in the top of the fourth. The Cougars would fall behind 0-2 going into the fifth inning.


Maddox named WBKO ‘Hometown Hero’

Kathy Maddox, Logan County’s Humane Society Director and Animal Control Officer (ACO), was selected recently as one of WBKO’s Hometown Heroes.WBKO and Hughes & Coleman team up to recognize South Central Kentuckians who embody the spirit of service, dedication, and concern for the well-being of their neighbors with the title of “Hometown Hero.” These remarkable people are nominated by their peers and publicly recognized on television; their names, faces, and ...

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Panthers go 1-2 in Panther Classic

The Russellville Panthers played three tough games last week during their Panther Classic tournament. On Thursday the Panthers played a close game against the Muhlenberg Mustangs but fell 2-3. The Panthers had a big comeback game against the Grayson County Cougars on Friday and would play a 10 innings to win the game 6-5. On Saturday the Panthers faced the Warren East Raiders and would have a big scoring game, but fall 9-14.On Thursday, the Panthers and the Mustangs would battle fo...

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Logan County allocated over $20 million in 2014-2016 Biennial Highway Construction Plan

The General Assembly passed the 2014-2016 Biennial Highway Construction Plan last week and Logan County has been allocated $20,860,000 to go towards seven projects, with the largest being the Russellville Southern Bypass.The first section of the Southern Bypass was completed in 2011 when the road connecting 68-80 to Franklin Road was constructed. The construction of the new road was done by a company called Hi-View. It took 15 months and $3.4 million to complete. The next and final...

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E-Scrap event proves successful once again

Logan County’s E-scrap event held Friday, April 18, collected numerous television sets and old electrical equipment. The event has been held several times in the past few years and each time proves very beneficial for the citizens of Logan County.The event allows citizens to bring their old/broken electronics to be recycled. The only cost is $5 per television set, all other electronics are disposed of free of charge. Two trucks trailers were loaded with E-Scrap and countless ...

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Task Force encourages citizens to take part in ‘National Prescription Drug Take Back Day’

Once again, on Saturday, April 26, the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force (SCKDTF), in cooperation with police agencies of Logan and Simpson County and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be participating in the “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.” The event will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.Citizens are encouraged to go through their medicine cabinets and collect unused and out-of-date prescription medicines to be destroyed. The service is free and anony...

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Olmstead construction project behind schedule

The construction project at Olmstead School is running a little behind schedule and the Logan County school board had to approve a change order at last week’s meeting to account for the extra time.“They’re a little further behind than we thought they would be,” said Logan County schools superintendent Marshall Kemp. “The original date they were supposed to be finished was the 15th of April, but now we are hoping that they will be finished before the ei...

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Of Elkton Raymond Arthur Slaughter, 89

Raymond Arthur Slaughter, 89, of Elkton, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Christian Heights and Rehab in Pembroke.Funeral services were held Monday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at Latham Funeral Home with Reverend Jimmy Dukes officiating. Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation began at the funeral home Sunday, April 20 from 5-8 p.m.

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Governor signs bill banning sale of E-cigarettes to kids

Calling the measure a big win for efforts to reduce tobacco use in the state and particularly among young people, Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 109 into law last week, banning the sale of all types of e-cigarettes to minors.The Governor specifically urged legislators to pass this bill during his State of the Commonwealth in January, and identified this effort as a key part of his legislative agenda.

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Forgiveness Incarnate

On the cross, Christ personified ultimate forgiveness. “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34). Christ is forgiveness incarnate.Our responsibility to “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 13:14) requires us to practice forgiveness. Indeed, the failure to forgive is described by Christ in the most serious of terms. “If you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive ...

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Of high-speed fastballs and high-speed trades

The sweet-swinging Detroit Tigers infielder Miguel Cabrera may or may not turn out to be, by the time he retires, the best hitter in baseball history. But Cabrera already holds a historic distinction Just before the opening day of the 2014 baseball season, the 31-year-old slugger became America’s highest-paid professional ballplayer ever.Cabrera’s newly signed contract runs 10 years. Over that span he’ll receive paychecks totaling $292 million, a near $30 million ...

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Logan County Jail Report

Aldridge, Andrew D.- 04/15/2014- contempt of court, libel/slander, resist bond: $296Boaz, Joshua M.- 04/15/2014- non-payment of fines bond: $1,069Camp, Timothy W.- 04/14/2014- possession of marijuana bond: $168- drug paraphernalia - buy/possess bond: 0Campos, Robert M.- 04/16/2014- speeding, 26 mph or > over limit bond: $2,500- fail of owner to maintain req ins/sec 2n bond: 0

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Lose the drama … and plans for another legislative session

The final day of this year’s legislative session offered more drama than a teenage girl’s slumber party. There were pillow fights and goofy games but little to resemble serious efforts to implement the substantive policies needed to make Kentucky more competitive.On the April 14 edition of KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” show – the eve before the commonwealth’s Constitution required the legislature to adjourn sine die – I was asked to grade ...

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Lisa White chosen as next SES principal

On Monday night, the Stevenson Elementary School site-based decision making council reached a decision on the school’s next principal, voting to select Russellville High School assistant principal Lisa White as the next principal at the independent school district’s elementary school.White, who spent two years as a teacher at Stevenson before heading up the Russellville Independent alternative school and then serving as assistant principal at RHS, said she is glad to be...

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‘Kelly Russell Day’ planned at RHS

The 40th anniversary of Kelly Russell’s death will be celebrated this year with Russellville High School’s baseball team and the Russellville Alumni Association hosting the first-ever “Kelly Russell Classic” on Saturday, April 26.The Panther will host a pair of baseball games at Kelly Russell Field that day and there will also be a special ceremony in the middle school gym beginning at 1 p.m. Russellville will play Butler County at 3 p.m. following the cerem...

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Auburn sets ‘Cleanup Days’

With temperatures rising and spring cleaning in full bloom, where to take what you no longer want is a question answered in the City of Auburn.Each year Auburn hosts a “Cleanup Days” event in which the citizens can dispose of unwanted stuff free of charge.“Cleanup Days” are scheduled for Thursday, May 8, 9 and 10. A receptacle will be located at the parking lot of the old Hosiery Mill on Main Street. The free dumping will be held from 8:30 a.m. to...

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Old voting box found in old courthouse

While taking some Lion Club members on a tour of the bell tower in the historic Logan County Courthouse, judge executive Logan Chick found a very old voting box that once held paper ballots for the city of Auburn. Chick admits his knowledge of the box is limited, however, he is sure of its origin and what it was once used for.The box, which is approximately a foot and a half tall, has two flaps in the front once used to lock it. Although it is beaten up a bit, suffering from a few ...

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Auburn to brink back ordinance requiring horses to have collection devises

It looks as if the Auburn City Council has tired of giving the Amish who travel through town anymore chances to clean up after their horses. At a recent council meeting it was decided to bring back to the table an ordinance amendment once discussed to require any horses that travel through the city to have collection devices that will capture droppings, instead of them landing on the streets and parking areas in town.For years now, at least four, the city has been trying to get the...

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