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‘Crime Scene’ inspires Russellville Junior High School students to read

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Two years ago, Mrs. Lauren Fynboe’s classroom at Russellville Junior High School was the stage for a lovely wedding. The marriage of Subject and Predicate, complete with flowers and wedding cake, left a lasting impression on students.Recently, Mrs. Fynboe’s accelerated reading students (most of whom are in the Students Engaged in Accelerated Learning (SEAL) program at RJHS) arrived at school to discover an apparent crime scene outside their 7th grade classroom. A reporter and a policeman were on the scene, asking questions about suspects and possible motives.

 

Conservation District state cost share program announced

The Logan County Conservation Districts will be accepting requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program through September 30, 2014. Applications received after this date will be held until the next cost share acceptance period. .

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High Attendance Day Thursday, September 18, emphasizes importance of class time for Kentucky students

Karen Kirby, Director of Pupil Personnel for Fleming County Schools, says “For students to learn and achieve at a high level, they have to be in class.” Ford, the current president of the Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel, added “That’s why we have chosen to designate, September 18, 2014, as ‘High Attendance Day’ in Kentucky schools.”For those school districts that may be out of session on that day, Wednesday, September 17, 2014, will b...

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Governor signs bills supporting farmers, food banks

On Monday, Governor Steve Beshear joined state officials and community leaders to recognize two bills that support the state’s farm families and food banks. In particular, the budget bill provided funding for the Farms to Food Banks initiative. A second bill designed to support landowner rights in protecting their crops and livestock from nuisance wildlife also has beneficial impacts for food banks.Gov. Beshear ceremonially signed House Bills 235 and 448 at the Harrison Count...

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Logan unemployment remains among lowest

Logan County continued to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the region and the state as a whole, according to the most recent statistics released by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.In July the jobless rate for Logan County was recorded at 6.5 percent, which was only slightly higher than the 6.4 percent in June.That number ranks Logan County third in the 10-county Barren River...

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Panthers smash Cougars in ‘Clash’

The Russellville High School football team stayed perfect on the season with a resounding victory in the annual “Clash of the Cats” rivalry on Friday night.The Panthers (4-0) traveled to Cougar Stadium over the weekend and walked out with an easy 55-12 victory. For Logan County, the Cougars are now 0-4 and all four losses have had a running clock.Logan County took the opening kickoff in the game, but was unable to get anything going. Russellville found paydir...

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Goody’s gives back to Logan with ‘30 Days of Giving’ to local humane society

Goody’s is launching its fall “30 Days of Giving” campaign. All Goody’s customers who visit the Russellville store between Sept. 12-Oct. 12, will be invited to donate to the Logan County Humane Society, a valued organization in the community.“We are excited that 853 of our stores have partnered with local organizations to make a difference in their communities. People are the heart and soul of any community and Goody’s is proud to be a member of ...

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Students participate in Progressive Ag ‘Safety Day’

A little over 350 fourth grade students from each of the county’s elementary schools, along with students from Stevenson Elementary took part in the annual Progressive Ag “Safety Day” held Sept. 11 all day at the Logan County Extension Office.The day began around 9 a.m. and wrapped up by 2 p.m. There were 100 volunteers on hand to help students move between several stations. Topics included ATV/Mower, water, food, germs, sun, internet, electrical, fire, bicycle an...

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Cash Express in Russellville honors emergency service workers

On Sept. 10th, employees from the Cash Express store in Russellville delivered cakes to the police station, sheriff’s office, fire department and EMS technicians, as well as the court house in Russellville and Logan County. The business has done this the past several years to honor those who protect their communities.“It is important to honor those who surrendered their lives on 9/11 in the tragic events in New York City and thank those first responders, police officers...

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Logan Memorial Relay for Life Team hosting Glow Run/Walk

Logan Memorial Hospital (LMH) is excited to announce it is hosting a 5K Glow Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, starting at 6:30 p.m. to benefit Relay for Life.“Logan Memorial Hospital has always supported the Relay for Life campaign because we realize that cancer touches the lives of everyone from our family, to our patients, to our community. Just last year Logan Memorial raised $10,000 for the 2014 Relay for Life Campaign here in Logan County. Our goal is to exceed that...

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New youth choir being formed by Arts Council

After holding an informational meeting last week, the Russellville Arts Council will be starting up a new choir for children in Russellville and Logan County.The meeting was held to gauge interest for the new choir and director Larry Vaught said it looks like there is enough students who want to sing to make the choir a reality.“We had about 12 kids come out and some others email and call saying that they would like to participate, but couldn’t make the meeti...

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Archery deer, wild turkey seasons now under way

The days are growing shorter and cooler temperatures are starting to show up in extended forecasts.The transition to fall is underway.For Kentucky hunters, it started weeks ago with the opening of early fall squirrel season. Labor Day ushered in the start of dove season, and the onrush of hunting opportunities continues this weekend.Archery deer and wild turkey seasons have now opened statewide and run through Jan. 19, 2015.The past two deer seasons...

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This election puts women in the driver’s seat

Let’s be clear. As the majority of the population, the majority of registered voters, and the majority of those who actually show up at the polls, women can determine the outcome of any election.In a year when abortion restrictions were piled on at the state level, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations can deny employees birth control coverage, and equal pay legislation was stymied in the Senate by a Republican filibuster, this demographic reality could boost female Democ...

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How Ray Rice proves Freud wrong

As a 21st century data-driven psychologist, I find it difficult to invoke the name of Sigmund Freud. In fact, when trying to type his name, I misspelled it on my first three attempts. Some sort of slip, I guess. It has been suggested by some that Freud’s influence today is more noteworthy in the field of literature than in the field of psychology. As it turns out, many of his psychoanalytic ideas have not been supported by research data.

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Adopt-a-Highway groups ready to ‘fall sweep’ roadsides

Volunteers will be out in force next week to “fall sweep” Kentucky highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced today that Sept. 15-21 is Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week.“For 26 years, our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers have worked selflessly to keep roadways in their communities beautiful and litter-free,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said. “The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is greatly appreciative of all the hard work and eff...

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Cougars run in Muhlenberg meet

The Logan County High School cross country team competed on Saturday at the Mustang Stampede held at Muhlenberg County East campus.“Our kids are improving every day, and as a coach that’s very exciting,” said LCHS coach Greg Howard. “Our kids have embraced what it takes to excel at running and the small things that will make them better.”The day started out with Ashtyn Cole (14:10.19) finishing 21st out of 114 runners in the girls elementary...

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Logan County Jail Report

Arnold, Jakita L.- 09/04/2014- Bond: $143Beard, Stacy Devon- 09/10/2014- violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O. Bond: 0Brooks, Glendall T.- 09/10/2014- possession of marijuana bond: 0Chandler, Lisa J.- 09/04/2014- failure to appear, citation for misdemeanor bond: $440Collins, George E.- 09/06/2014- serving warrant (for other police agency) bond: 0Cor...

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Contest takes it to the (piggy) bank

It’s time for Kentucky’s young people to exercise their financial creativity by entering the Piggy Bank Design Contest.The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and its Managing in Tough Times Initiative host the contest every fall in anticipation of Kentucky Saves Week, a time in February dedicated to encouraging individuals to start or increase their personal savings. Kentucky Saves Week 2015 is Feb. 23-28.Any school-age studen...

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