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Happy Feet enters fifth year

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Approximately 310 students from both the Logan County and Russellville school districts were fitted for shoes on Thursday thanks to the Russellville Rotary Foundation and its Happy Feet = Learning Feet program.The Happy Feet program is now in its fifth year of providing a free pair of shoes to local school children who really need them. Some 1,197 pairs of free shoes have been given out to children over the past four years.Jim Riley, project chairman for the Rotary Club, said that the 310 students that were referred to the program this year is more than the club has seen in the past.Students are identified at their schools by the family resource directors.


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Jamestown now stands face to face with the impact of Fruit of the Loom’s announcement in April that its Russell County plant is closing, which will cost the county one-third of its manufacturing jobs and hit its budget hard.Judge-Executive Gary Robertson told me the factory’s closing will shrink annual tax revenues by nearly $200,000. The county will plug that gap this year by not filling a vacant road-department position, forgoing a 1.5 percent raise for employees and ...

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Living history program on Civil War planned at Jefferson Davis monument

The Jefferson Davis State Historic Site will host a United States Colored Troops Living History program on Sept. 20, 2014, in observation of the Civil War Sesquicentennial.The living history program will feature the 12th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery unit from Camp Nelson, Kentucky. The re-enactment and living history group represents African-American soldiers who fought during the Civil War. The unit will demonstrate canon firing from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is free.

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Sam Northern visits China

Sam Northern, the 7th and 8th grade language arts teacher at Lewisburg School and a graduate of Russellville High School, was selected to participate in the 2014 Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad: History and Culture in China.The selection process for this program is conducted by the International and Foreign Language Education office of the United States Department of Education. This annual program is sponsored by the National Committee of U.S.-China Relations.

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Logan County Jail Report

Anderson, Shannon M.- 08/27/2014- violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O. bond: 0Boggs, William R.- 08/23/2014- robbery, 2nd degree bond: $20,000- probation violation (for felony offense) bond: 0- shock probation in felony convictions bond:Bratton, Amy Lynn- 08/21/2014- alcohol intoxication in a public place-1 bond: 0Brooks, Glendall T.- 08/24/2014-possession of marijuana bond: $120...

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Old time revivals were something special

It won’t be long until Fall revivals will be starting in various neighborhood churches. I love revivals ; because somehow, they touch a chord in my heart and bring forth precious childhood memories. Some folks may remember the “old Brush Arbor meetings” of the past; when folks would erect a shelter using fresh cut brush that was piled on top of a support of poles or whatever, making a pretty good roof, planks were situated in rows, supported by pieces of logs, creating pews....

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Westerfield named Legislator of the Year

Third District State Senator Whitney Westerfield (R-Hopkinsville) was selected as the 2014 Legislator of the Year by the Kentucky County Attorney Association (KCAA) at the annual Prosecutors Conference in Lexington. The award was made by Christian County Attorney J. Michael Foster, President of the KCAA.Foster praised Senator Westerfield, who serves as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, for being “sensitive and attuned to the needs of prosecutors in the state.”...

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RHS looking into new sports

Russellville High School will be starting a series of meetings this week to gauge interest in three possible new sports that the athletic department may begin offering in the future.The three sports under consideration are cross country, bowling and bass fishing. All three are currently officially sanctioned under the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA,) with bowling and bass fishing being two of the newer offerings by the association.

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Whipple, Snowden to wed

Jennifer Lee Whipple of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Bryan Snowden of West Palm Beach, Fla. announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.Miss Whipple is the daughter of Elizabeth and the late Harry Lee Whipple of Russellville, Ky. and the niece of, Jack J. Whipple of Russellville, Ky.She graduated from Western Kentucky University and Savannah College of Art and Design. She is currently employed with Follett Higher Education GroupMr. Snowden is the son of Ed...

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Change is inevitable. It is the only constant. Each day moves us forward through the seasons – from the cold of winter to springtime’s flowers – to summer’s play and autumn’s leaves. The cycle then repeats itself, but it is never quite the same.Change for young people has energy. IP3G is ancient, iP5 is in use, and soon midnight camping at retailers will begin for those wishing to be the first to purchase iP6, the latest of technological miracles. Chan...

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Coleman, Allen to wed

Anthony and ReJeana Coleman of Bowling Green, would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Toni Danielle Coleman to Michael Charles Allen, Jr., son of Carelia White and Michael Charles Allen Sr., of Louisville.Toni is the granddaughter of Maxine Sydnor and the late Joe Sydnor and the late Jane Clark.Michael is the grandson of Elmer Lucille Allen and the late Ray Allen.They have a son, Michael Charles Allen, III, better know...

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RPD arrest two for bad checks

On Monday, Aug. 18, the Russellville Police Department was dispatched to the Auburn Bank branch after receiving a call that an unruly man was attempting to cash a fraudulent check.When officers arrived at the bank, they found Daniel Wright, of Old Hickory, Tenn., to be in possession of a fraudulent check. Wright was arrested at the scene for public intoxication and possession of a forged instrument.After further investigation, officers discovered that a second suspect ha...

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RPD to conduct safety checkpoints

The Russellville Police Department will be increasing the safety of the motoring public through sobriety checkpoints over the Labor Day weekend.The checkpoints will begin on Friday, Aug. 29, and continue through Monday, Sept. 1. Check point times will be between the hours of 8 p.m. and 2 a.m.Possible locations for the checkpoints are KY 100, N. Main Street, Nashville Street, Hopkinsville Road, 79 North, Clarksville Road, Terry Wilcutt Highway and Bowling Green Road.

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EPB to offer state’s fastest home internet

Starting next week, residents of Russellville will be the first in the state to have access to 1GB internet as the Electric Plant Board Smartnet will begin offering that service.This week Russellville’s municipally-owned fiber-to-the-premises network announced at the ’s 11th Annual Kentucky Cable and Telecommunications Conference in Lexington that the first 1-Gigabit broadband service in Kentucky will now be available for both residential and business customers beginnin...

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Taxing Districts sets rates, county acknowledges

Three taxing districts presented their 2014 tax rates at the Tuesday, Aug. 26 Logan County Fiscal Court meeting as part of a new requirement bringing them to the largest county meeting to present the rates. Although the Logan County Fiscal Court has no authority on the tax decisions of these districts, they do take task to acknowledge them and if needed, voice opinion.First up was the Logan County Public Library who sent King Simpson, director, to inform magistrates of a recent mee...

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Adult Ed presents skills testing program to county

Sheryl Markham, coordinator with Logan County Adult Education, attended Tuesday’s Logan County Fiscal Court meeting to talk about the the Talent Assessment Program and the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE). Before delving into the program, Markham mentioned some of the other programs offered by Adult Education including: ABE/GED classes, educational opportunities, English as a Second Language (ESL), National Career Readiness Certification, family education and detention center based...

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Logan volleyball picks up district win

The Logan County High School volleyball team improved to 2-0 in District 13 this week with a 3-0 (25-15, 25-8, 25-7) win at Todd County Central on Tuesday.The Cougars are now 2-1 on the season overall after falling at home late last week to South Warren.Against Todd Central, LCHS was led by juniors Chanler Steenbergen and Brianna Wooden, who combined for over half of the team’s 33 kills. Steenbergen had a game-high nine kills, while Wooden added eight to go along w...

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Greasing the path to military intervention

What explains the never-ending justifications for U.S. involvement in Middle Eastern conflicts? In a word: oil.Sure, President Barack Obama may have dropped food and water on that desolate Iraqi mountaintop out of humanitarian concern for the persecuted Yazidi minority. But he didn’t drop any bombs until Islamic State fighters began to threaten Kurdish oil supplies.No wonder. Thousands of Americans have settled in Erbil, Kurdistan’s capital. They’re hel...

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