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Transient arrested for Russellville murder

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A 51-year-old transient man was arrested Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Jeffersonville, Ind., in connection with the murder of 36-year-old Brad Rigney just over nine months ago.Gerald Allen Benjamins was picked up at a soup kitchen in the southern Indiana town outside of Louisville after the Russellville Police Department put out a bulletin for his arrest after searching for him over the weekend.According to RPD detective Kenneth Edmonds, Rigney and Benjamins met over the Internet and were online acquaintances.In the early part of the investigation, Benjamins was identified as a possible suspect and interviewed by Edmonds on Jan. 17.“Some of the things he said during the interview just didn’t add up,” Edmonds said.

 

Rhea Stadium has big night

Rhea Stadium was full Friday night for the Russellville High School football team’s clash with traditional rival Franklin-Simpson, but many were also on hand just to witness the celebration of the venerable stadium’s 75th anniversary.At halftime of the game, a special recognition ceremony was held in which family members of legendary politician Tom Rhea, who was instrumental in the construction of the stadium, as well as family members of the players from the 1939 RHS f...

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Junior Pro Basketball registration

Russellville Junior Pro Basketball registration will be held this Thursday at Stevenson Elementary School.This fun basketball league is for all boys and girls in Russellville or Logan County in grades K-6. The signups will be held in the SES gym from 4-6 p.m.Parents who wish to sign up their children should enter through the gym doors around back when coming to register.“Our staff is working extremely hard to revamp and reorganize our Junior Pro basketba...

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Citizen complains about debris in roads

Local citizen Edward Taylor attended a Logan County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23, unfortunately, he may have been barking up the wrong tree as he complained about debris in the city streets of Russellville.“I have admiration for the people in my heart in this court for what you all do, but you really need to go look at the streets and roads and intersections. There is all sorts of debris and it is causing havoc on our cars,” said Taylor.Judge Execut...

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Logan County Burden Bearers receives $2,500 from fiscal court

The community has several very helpful organizations who step up and provide free services to give those a lending hand when needed. The Logan County Burden Bearers are one of those groups made up of godly men who are mostly pastors volunteering their time to serve as chaplains to Logan County s emergency personnel and those who are affected by tragedy.

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Lack of Medical Examiner in Madisonville send coroners back to Louisville

It looks as if the coroners in western Kentucky are having to drive longer distances once again when needing to transport a body for an autopsy, and Logan County’s coroner is no exception.Logan’s Coroner Mary Givens and others in the region typically travel to Madisonville for autopsies, however, staffing a medical examiner in that city has proven to be a problem over the last few years.

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State numbers rise at detention center, hopes form they stay climbing

Jim Ray, acting jailer for the Logan County Detention Center, reported 132 inmates at the jail as of Tuesday, Sept. 23 with 52 being classified as state inmates. The state count is the highest it has been in some time, which saves the county and taxpayers money in the long run.Magistrate Jo Orange was impressed with those numbers during the Tuesday, Sept. 23rd fiscal court meeting, as she has wanted those state numbers to climb for years.Magistrate Russell Poore was curi...

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Panthers fall to Franklin-Simpson at home

It was a tough Friday night for local football teams as Russellville High School suffered its first defeat of the season and Logan County also lost again to remain winless on the year.The Panthers fell 21-20 to Franklin-Simpson on Friday night at Rhea Stadium, as the school celebrated the 75th anniversary of Rhea Stadium with a special halftime recognition ceremony.It looked as if the Panthers would improve to 6-0 early on in the game as they took an early lead....

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Arrest made in December murder case

Almost nine months to the day after 36-year-old Brad Rigney was found dead in his Russellville home, an arrest has been made in the case, according to Russellville Police Department detective Kenneth Edmonds.A suspect was arrested in Indiana on Monday morning in connection with the killing of Rigney that occurred just a few days after Christmas.Edmonds said that more information about the case and the suspect will be made available on Tuesday, Sept. 30.The Rus...

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Make your investments fuel change

People around the world are pressing their leaders to act on climate change and fueling change on their own.With U.S. political leadership on climate policy in a shambles, many Americans are taking matters into their own hands. Nearly 400,000 people marched in New York City to call for a stronger response to climate change. Hundreds of thousands more joined this chorus at another 2,800 marches in 166 other countries.We decided to do our part by igniting some Wall Street ...

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Weed control options for pastures following a dry summer

Dry weather conditions in many parts of Kentucky this past summer may have resulted in grazed pastures with areas of thin vegetative cover and bare soil. Many of these areas already have evidence of weedy vegetation such as common ragweed and other summer annuals. As these plants die back naturally, cool-season weeds will sprout: chickweed, henbit and purple deadnettle will fill the voids. Other weeds such as buttercup and musk thistle will likely be more prevalent in the next spring....

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Woodall receives Josh Moore Scholarship

Savanna Woodall, a graduate of Logan County High School was the recipient of the 2014 Josh Moore Scholarship. Savanna is the daughter of Marion and Gail Woodall and is attending South Central Kentucky Community and Technical College.

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Unsophisticated claims arise from the soft underbelly

America’s founders were highly educated men who seized their moment to create a civil society based on a constitution designed to limit constraints and protect the liberty of individuals in order to give those citizens history’s greatest opportunity to fulfill their God-given destinies.They did so not in a vacuum, but with humility in the sense that they learned well and absorbed the lessons that history provides.They intently studied the successes and failur...

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Logan County Jail Report

Bertha, Larry D.- 09/19/2014- parole violation (for technical violation) bond: 0Bray, Shelley- 09/18/2014- court-no paperwork yet bond: 0Brown, David Lee- 09/18/2014- public intoxication controlled substance bond: 0- indecent exposure, 1st degree, 1st offense bond: 0- disorderly conduct, 2nd degree bond: 0- promoting contraband-1st degree bond: 0- possession of a controlled substance-3rd degree-1st offense-dru bond: 0- d...

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I don’t understand because I don’t understand

In 1993, a little girl, dressed like a little boy, crossed the Mexican border, along with her parents, into the United States. The parents gave her sleeping pills so she would be quiet and still, to not attract attention to herself. They entered American with no papers, could not speak English, left behind family, and had very little money. I don’t understand.

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Waste not, want not: The art of being frugal

Growing up in a time when money was as scarce as hen’s teeth left an indelible impression on me. Not that I would change my childhood, because I did not feel deprived. Being frugal was the way it had to be and we lived within that unspoken dictate. What I remember most are things others did with their money that seemed so unnecessary and foolish to me.I had a special love for cats, and my bachelor uncle who had a special love for me decided to buy me a pedigreed cat from a pe...

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October is Anti-Bullying Month

No child should have to fear attending school because of physical or verbal abuse by his or her classmates. But in reality, there were 15,520 incidents of bullying in our schools just in this past school year.It is heartbreaking and unacceptable that this is occurring in our commonwealth, and it should outrage every one of us, especially educators, parents and school board members whose primary responsibilities are to teach, protect and nurture our children.

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Annual Red River Meeting House Meeting

We were so happy to welcome many new faces to our annual dinner. It was a large crowd with more food than we could ever eat.State Representative Martha Jane King surprised Richard Moore with the news that Governor Steve Beshear and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes have bestowed upon him the rank of Kentucky Colonel for his 20 years of service as president of the Red River Meetinghouse Association.The rank of Kentucky Colonel is the highest civilian honor bestow...

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