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Two men arrested after burglary

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Two men were arrested on Sunday, July 27 by the Russellville Police Department for breaking in the home of Jose Luis Ovando-Diaz of 518 East 1st Street.At approximately 3 a.m. officers responded to a call referencing a burglary that had just occurred at the Ovando-Diaz residence. Ovando-Diaz stated that two hispanic males had unlawfully entered his home and assaulted him.Officers located the two suspects, Roider Juarez-Sol and Edgar Reyes-Juarex, walking down the street a short distance from where the crime took place. Both were taken into custody and transported to the Logan County Detention Center.A small amount of suspected cocaine was found on Juarex-Sol.

 

Auburn

Salutations from Auburn and surrounding communities. This has been an exciting ten days in our county. Champion Pet Food brought us to the attention of Kentucky, Tennessee and the rest of the country. They “let it all out for the ground breaking ceremony. Those huge air-conditioned tents where the company executives welcomed our governor, other dignitaries and local business representatives, were a sight to see out in that open field in ninety degree weather. Local farmers should be pro...

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Hillary Clinton’s real scandal is Honduras, not Benghazi

Is it too soon to predict who will be the next president of the United States?Without officially declaring her intention to run again, Hillary Clinton has cornered Democratic frontrunner status. Given the weak and crowded Republican field, that makes her the presumptive next occupant of a prestigious office lacking — as comedian Jon Stewart observes — any corners.Clinton’s apparent unbeatability this time around helps explain the right-wing hysteria ove...

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Spa

Another new baby Anniston Grace Wright arrived Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. She weighed 8 pounds and 1 ounce and was 20 and a half inches long. Her parents are Wesley and Janet Barrow Wright. She has an older brother to help keep her entertained. His name is Chandler. Her grandparents (that I know of) are Sheila and Jeff Barrow. Glad she is here and all are okay.Last I heard Russell Johnson was in the local hospital. Glad he is back home....

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Making the world safe for trust fund babies

Real wages have stagnated for decades. Homeownership rates are down. College debt is weighing down young people entering the workforce. Millions of low-wage workers eke by on a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.As the American Dream slips away for millions of people in this country, one faction of Congress is doing its best to aid a select group of folks that least needs a helping hand: trust fund babies.Take Your Loot with You, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib...

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Expectations

Expectations are as common as bread on the table. We imagine what we want out of life for ourselves and others. We make plans and each new day is a step into that future. What will it be like? What would I like it to be?Our expectations have a lot to do with our happiness. Goals set too low leave us unfulfilled. Hopes set too high will disappoint. So where is the median point for realistic expectations that can be achieved giving us a sense of satisfaction?The solution f...

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Lady Cougars striving for success

The Logan County Lady Cougar volleyball team has been hitting up the court this summer to prepare for the upcoming season. The Lady Cougars had a very successful season last year, and they are hopeful that they will have another season like it.Last year, the Lady Cougars beat the Franklin-Simpson Lady Wildcats in the 13th district championship game to win the district tournament. They went on to beat Bowling Green 3-2 in the semi-final game and then beat South Warren 3-2 to win the...

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Stages

Every hope and dream is released in stages s your maturity level increases.Ecclesiastes 3:11 (KJV) 11 He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. If it is beautiful in its time then it must mean that it is ugly out of its time. In purpose not only can you not die but all things work together toward that purpose....

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County Ambulance Service to get Lifepak heart monitor

Logan County’s Ambulance Service is expected to have another state-of-the-art Lifepak 12 heart monitor as soon as additional quotes come in at the first regularly scheduled meeting of the fiscal court in August.Shane Johnson, director of the Logan County Ambulance Service, attended the Tuesday, July 22 meeting with one bid he had obtained from Dixie Medical for the monitor. Johnson said the purchase was in the budget and asked the court if they would approve the purchase....

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Practice safety at the shooting range

The cooler temperatures and lower humidity that spread across Kentucky recently made it feel more like early fall than the dog days of summer.Fall hunting season seems closer with a crispness in the air in mid-July. And in reality, it isn’t far off. Early fall squirrel season in Kentucky opens in less than a month.Spending time at the shooting range now not only is fun but it’s also a surefire way to ensure you’ll be ready when it counts this fall.

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EPB to begin trimming trees

The Russellville Electric Plant Board is starting on a tree-trimming project to help make sure its customers have the best reliability possible.Usually the electricity provider does its tree maintenance from November through April, but is getting an early start this year.“Because of the extent of the trimming we need to do, we thought it would be best to get it taken care of now,” said Robert White, the director of the EPB. “We don’t know what the...

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Happy Feet program seeking funding

The Russellville Rotary Foundation is starting up its fund drive for the upcoming school year and the Happy Feet = Learning Feet program, which gives free shoes to needy children.Letters asking for support of the program have already gone out to many in the community.This will be the fifth year for the program, which has given out 1,197 pairs of free shoes to children the past four years.

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2014 wheat harvest has mixed outcomes

Mother Nature threw some curve balls to the wheat crop over the growing season. Now at harvest time, some growers are finding out their crop safely weathered the season, while others are discovering they struck out.The wheat growing season started off rocky for many producers when cool weather patterns during the fall delayed corn harvest and subsequent wheat planting. Record low temperatures during the winter slowed crop development and threatened to potentially delay harvest, sai...

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Excessive compensation can ruin a CEO’s judgment.

Narcissists don’t happen to be particularly nice people. They preen. They grab. And they never ever really feel our pain.Extremely self-centered people, some fascinating new business school research shows, also don’t make for particularly effective corporate CEOs.This new research — conducted by business school analysts at the University of Southern California and the University of Arizona — examines the impact of CEO narcissism on corporate tax p...

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Your huddled masses

The recent news coverage about immigrants, and the predictable political remarks, has inspired me to write this column. As a state senator I certainly don’t have any influence on the federal-level issue. I don’t have a vote on border security legislation.

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Curse or cure? Online debate explores charter schools

There are two kinds of ignorance: One is genuine unawareness; the other is willful.Rational Wiki defines “willful ignorance” as “the state and practice of ignoring any sensory input that appears to contradict one’s inner model of reality.”Anti-choice politicians possess “inner models of reality” that offer little help in the way of viable choices for poor parents whose children are trapped in failing public schools. These policym...

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County contributes toward fresh produce program in Logan

Leaders of three non-profit organizations came to the Tuesday, July 22 fiscal court meeting to educate magistrates about the “Feeding Americans: From Farm to Table” program.Denise McDonald from Good Samaritan, Debbie Johnson from Sheepgate Ministries, and Dorris Vick from Concerned Citizens were all at the meeting representing the agencies who partner together to bring in fresh produce to Logan County each week.

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Auburn traffic stop sends one to jail for drugs

A routine traffic stop turned into a drug arrest for the Logan County Sheriff’s Department Friday, July 25, 2014.Deputy Kyler Harvey of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop at approximately 10:25 p.m. on US 68 East in Auburn. The burgundy 1991 Chevrolet Caprice was traveling eastbound when deputy Harvey noted careless driving, improper use of the left lane, failure to use a turn signal, and expired registration plates.After stopping ...

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