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The Russellville-Logan County Human Rights Commission is pleased to announce that the annual “And Some Gave All” Banquet will be held Saturday, April 19. It will be held at the Russellville First Christian Church, which is located at 201 West 7th Street. The program and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

The “And Some gave All” program this year will focus on and honor our dedicated and very special teachers as found throughout Russellville and Logan County. The keynote address will be given by two well-known and gifted educators, Mrs. Eloise Hadden and Clarence Gamble. Tickets are $15 each and can be obtained by calling 270-726-2206, 270-542-6090, by contacting a Human Rights Commissioner or they can be purchased at the door.

Kentucky has a growing number of local human rights commissions. The Russellville and Logan County Human Rights Commission, as well as other commissions, give the state a community presence in all of Kentucky’s 120 counties. The provide the local presence and face-to-face contact that is critical to the county residents. The commissions strive to promote peace, mutual respect and understanding as well as promote an appropriate quality of life for all citizens of Logan County.

The local commission is charged with educating the population, as well as the businesses of Logan County about the provisions and protections enforced by the Kentucky Civil Rights Act. The local commission is charged with being the first point of contact should someone have a complaint or grievance due to discrimination because of race, creed, gender, religious affiliation or physical or mental challenges. When necessary, the Commission can forward complaints that arise about human rights to the state office. The present Logan-Russellville commissioners are President/Chairman Richard Estes, Larry Ashby, Guy Hughes, William Woodard, Bryson Price and Tom Thompson.

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