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In December of 2012, the Russellville Lion’s Club, along with contributions from individuals, began working on a project of restoring windows at the Logan County Archives building. The archives serves as home to a great deal of the county’s old documents, from genealogical material and marriage and death records, to land acquisitions and places where people are buried around the county. These are among the many services provided by the archives for the citizens of Logan, as well as visiting inquirers.

 

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Thank you Lord for the much needed rain. It was so wonderful seeing the rain pour down and knowing that the plants, grass and flowers were being nourished. God is good!

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Russellville receives $100K from ‘Safe Routes to School’ program for sidewalks

The City of Russellville recently received $100,000 for renovating sidewalks as part of the “Safe Routes to School” program enabling children to safely walk or ride their bikes to school.Russellville Mayor Mark Stratton said the city plans to begin the sidewalk repair on First Street which is the closest to Logan County Head Start.“We are very thankful to have received these monies to help kids get to and from school safely,” said mayor Stratton. ...

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Fall sports teams get going

The fall high school sports season got under way this week with several local teams having a great start to the season.LCHS girls soccer wins bigThe Logan County High School girls soccer team won its season opener on Tuesday 9-1 over visiting Warren Central.The Lady Cougars got four goals from Breanna Baptiste and three more from Emma Cartas. Lauren Allen and Brittney Barton also scored a goal apiece.In addition to her hat trick, Ca...

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L’burg adjusts water-sewer rate schedule

The City of Lewisburg passed a few changes in its water/sewer rate schedule during the Monday, Aug. 18 city council meeting. Some customers will see a decrease, while others will experience the opposite.“The city has not implemented an increase on rates in over six years, other than the two percent passed along each year by the Logan Todd Regional Water Commission. And not even then has the city passed that increase along every time,” said Lewisburg Clerk Angela Swinney...

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United Way invites residents to share thoughts on issues impacting the community

United Way of Southern Kentucky is looking to engage community members across Southern Kentucky to create a shared vision for the future and set goals for collective action. In order to accomplish these goals, United Way is reaching out to community members to share what they want for their community by identifying those issues that are of most importance. One of the ways in which this is being accomplished is through a survey that United Way is asking all community members to complete.

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Why government openness matters

One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies charged with our safety did not share what they knew, either up and down the chain of command or with each other. The attacks were preventable with shared information.

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The Obama economic record: the worst five years since World War II

In spite of the claims by President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors regarding his administration’s economic accomplishments, the U.S. economy has grown very slowly in the years since the Great Recession of 2008-09. After four years of slow growth, the latest data reveals that the U.S. economy shrank at a 2.9 percent annual rate during the first quarter of 2014.That figure has been widely reported, but here are some figures that have not been reported, and they are ...

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Solar power gets hot, hot, hot

With so many homeowners and businesses making greener energy choices, private utilities — along with big oil, gas, coal, and nuclear companies — see the writing on the wall.Unlike some other denizens of the fossil-fueled set, this gang isn’t beating oil wells into solar panels, retiring nuclear reactors, or embracing wind and geothermal power. Instead, these guys are trying to coax lawmakers into rigging the rules against increasingly competitive new energy altern...

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FaceBook or Face-to-Face?

When Jesus spoke of the rule of law, he always did two things. First, he always embraced the law. Second, he enhanced the rule of law with the “rule” of love. In Matthew 5:38-42, Jesus cited the “law,” both scriptural and social. In fact, Jesus’ message to the people was to stare the law in the face. When “slapped” with the ultimate in a degrading insult, a backhand across the face, Jesus doesn’t completely “opt out” of the “ho...

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3000 Souls Saved

On the day of Pentecost some 2000 years ago, the apostle Peter preached a sermon. He preached Jesus Christ and him crucified. For many centuries the Jews had anticipated the Anointed One of God, the Messiah, the Christ. Now Peter explains that this Jesus whom they had slain, was indeed the Lord and Christ, sent by God. (Acts 2:22-23) We can only imagine how they must have felt when they learned they had killed the Son of God? In Acts 2:37 we read, Now when they heard this, they were pricked i...

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Blake, Higgins

Ricky and Bonnie Blake of Lewisburg would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Angela Michele Blake to Paul Andrew Higgins, son of John and the late Meryl Higgins of Russellville.Angela is a graduate of Logan County High School and Murray State University earning a bachelors degree in nursing. She is employed as an R.N. for the Christian County Health Department in Oak Grove, Ky.Paul is a graduate of Russellville High School and att...

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Steenbergen, Anderson

Randy and Dana Steenbergen of Russellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Alesha Rene’ Steenbergen, to Wesley John Anderson, son of Glenn and Theresa Anderson of Russellville.Alesha is currently attending Western Kentucky University pursuing a degree in accounting. She is employed at Hargis & Associates as an Accounting Assistant in Russellville.Wesley is a graduate of Logan County High School. He is employed at Toyo Automotive Parts as a Casting & Curi...

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Lake Malone

You have heard the old saying “you are in for a treat instead of a treatment”? Well, you have had it today! I am going to give you a treatment instead of a treat!!! You really can’t call it spring fever because spring has come and gone. You can’t say it’s the “DOG DAYS OF SUMMER” because summer is not officially over but I do believe that “FALL IS IN THE AIR”. Maybe that is what I can blame it on. I just have to flat out admit “my he...

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Logan County

Since December 2013 I have been hospitalized off and on with a series of ailments. One thought to be fatal at first. In fact for several months it was surmised by the doctors at two different hospitals that I had one to three years to live. Some type of early stages of leukemia. That was certainly a shocker for a fellow that never missed a day in secondary school, six years of university, eight years of teaching, 28 years in Washington, D.C. and three years in Frankfort. Wow! When you get tha...

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Auburn

To all the faithful followers of the Auburn Column, who actually read the newspaper and not on line, we will begin today’s column where the last portion of the August 15 column was inadvertently omitted in print ending mid-sentence in an accompanying fire department fund raising portion. Carrying over to the events of the more than 60 years of Adairville Strawberry festivals. The last sentence described most of the activities ending with the square dancing on the square on Friday and Sa...

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USDA Farm Service Agency reminds producers: farm bill allows early termination for certain CRP contracts

USDA Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, John W. McCauley reminds producers that as of Aug. 6, producers with acres under contract through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can apply for early contract termination, as required by the 2014 Farm Bill. The deadline to request early CRP contract termination is Jan. 30, 2015.

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Greetings from The Antioch Community.Sure am thankful for the good rain that we received.My cousin Omanell Robertson called me from Florida. She is still having Health problems.My brother-in-law, Louie Schmidt called me. He is doing okay.My sister, Sue Fuller, is sick. Had to see the Doctor on Monday. James is doing about the same.The Team Kids Kick-Off and Ice Cream Social was held Saturday night. That Home-made ice cream sure was good. ...

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