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Logan County allocated over $20 million in 2014-2016 Biennial Highway Construction Plan

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The General Assembly passed the 2014-2016 Biennial Highway Construction Plan last week and Logan County has been allocated $20,860,000 to go towards seven projects, with the largest being the Russellville Southern Bypass.The first section of the Southern Bypass was completed in 2011 when the road connecting 68-80 to Franklin Road was constructed. The construction of the new road was done by a company called Hi-View. It took 15 months and $3.4 million to complete. The next and final stage will connect the bypass at Franklin Road to Nashville Road and then complete the loop around the city at Clarksville Road. The new section of road will be 4.6 miles long. The Bypass project will receive $19,300,000 in 2016.

 

Maddox named WBKO ‘Hometown Hero’

Kathy Maddox, Logan County’s Humane Society Director and Animal Control Officer (ACO), was selected recently as one of WBKO’s Hometown Heroes.WBKO and Hughes & Coleman team up to recognize South Central Kentuckians who embody the spirit of service, dedication, and concern for the well-being of their neighbors with the title of “Hometown Hero.” These remarkable people are nominated by their peers and publicly recognized on television; their names, faces, and ...

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E-Scrap event proves successful once again

Logan County’s E-scrap event held Friday, April 18, collected numerous television sets and old electrical equipment. The event has been held several times in the past few years and each time proves very beneficial for the citizens of Logan County.The event allows citizens to bring their old/broken electronics to be recycled. The only cost is $5 per television set, all other electronics are disposed of free of charge. Two trucks trailers were loaded with E-Scrap and countless ...

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Task Force encourages citizens to take part in ‘National Prescription Drug Take Back Day’

Once again, on Saturday, April 26, the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force (SCKDTF), in cooperation with police agencies of Logan and Simpson County and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be participating in the “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.” The event will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.Citizens are encouraged to go through their medicine cabinets and collect unused and out-of-date prescription medicines to be destroyed. The service is free and anony...

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Olmstead construction project behind schedule

The construction project at Olmstead School is running a little behind schedule and the Logan County school board had to approve a change order at last week’s meeting to account for the extra time.“They’re a little further behind than we thought they would be,” said Logan County schools superintendent Marshall Kemp. “The original date they were supposed to be finished was the 15th of April, but now we are hoping that they will be finished before the ei...

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Governor signs bill banning sale of E-cigarettes to kids

Calling the measure a big win for efforts to reduce tobacco use in the state and particularly among young people, Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 109 into law last week, banning the sale of all types of e-cigarettes to minors.The Governor specifically urged legislators to pass this bill during his State of the Commonwealth in January, and identified this effort as a key part of his legislative agenda.

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Logan County Jail Report

Aldridge, Andrew D.- 04/15/2014- contempt of court, libel/slander, resist bond: $296Boaz, Joshua M.- 04/15/2014- non-payment of fines bond: $1,069Camp, Timothy W.- 04/14/2014- possession of marijuana bond: $168- drug paraphernalia - buy/possess bond: 0Campos, Robert M.- 04/16/2014- speeding, 26 mph or > over limit bond: $2,500- fail of owner to maintain req ins/sec 2n bond: 0

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Lisa White chosen as next SES principal

On Monday night, the Stevenson Elementary School site-based decision making council reached a decision on the school’s next principal, voting to select Russellville High School assistant principal Lisa White as the next principal at the independent school district’s elementary school.White, who spent two years as a teacher at Stevenson before heading up the Russellville Independent alternative school and then serving as assistant principal at RHS, said she is glad to be...

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Olmstead construction project behind schedule

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