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Lisa White chosen as next SES principal

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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 going back to the elementary as principal.

 

Lose the drama … and plans for another legislative session

The final day of this year’s legislative session offered more drama than a teenage girl’s slumber party. There were pillow fights and goofy games but little to resemble serious efforts to implement the substantive policies needed to make Kentucky more competitive.On the April 14 edition of KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” show – the eve before the commonwealth’s Constitution required the legislature to adjourn sine die – I was asked to grade ...

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‘Kelly Russell Day’ planned at RHS

The 40th anniversary of Kelly Russell’s death will be celebrated this year with Russellville High School’s baseball team and the Russellville Alumni Association hosting the first-ever “Kelly Russell Classic” on Saturday, April 26.The Panther will host a pair of baseball games at Kelly Russell Field that day and there will also be a special ceremony in the middle school gym beginning at 1 p.m. Russellville will play Butler County at 3 p.m. following the cerem...

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Auburn sets ‘Cleanup Days’

With temperatures rising and spring cleaning in full bloom, where to take what you no longer want is a question answered in the City of Auburn.Each year Auburn hosts a “Cleanup Days” event in which the citizens can dispose of unwanted stuff free of charge.“Cleanup Days” are scheduled for Thursday, May 8, 9 and 10. A receptacle will be located at the parking lot of the old Hosiery Mill on Main Street. The free dumping will be held from 8:30 a.m. to...

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Old voting box found in old courthouse

While taking some Lion Club members on a tour of the bell tower in the historic Logan County Courthouse, judge executive Logan Chick found a very old voting box that once held paper ballots for the city of Auburn. Chick admits his knowledge of the box is limited, however, he is sure of its origin and what it was once used for.The box, which is approximately a foot and a half tall, has two flaps in the front once used to lock it. Although it is beaten up a bit, suffering from a few ...

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Auburn to brink back ordinance requiring horses to have collection devises

It looks as if the Auburn City Council has tired of giving the Amish who travel through town anymore chances to clean up after their horses. At a recent council meeting it was decided to bring back to the table an ordinance amendment once discussed to require any horses that travel through the city to have collection devices that will capture droppings, instead of them landing on the streets and parking areas in town.For years now, at least four, the city has been trying to get the...

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Adairville to be featured in reality show

Adairville will be featured in a new reality program that debuts this weekend on CMT, and the locals are anxious to see how life in southern Logan County is portrayed.“Tobacco Wars” is a new five-episode series that premiers on CMT Saturday at 9 p.m. and is about a pair of tobacco farming families in south Logan County.According to the CMT press release, “Dark-fired tobacco is one of the nation’s oldest, richest and most precarious cash crops. Tob...

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Logan County

Hello again from the land of Logan. A very special and unique county with lots of history in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. I always loved teaching my hundreds of students about our history, our culture and why we exist as we do today. Several of my courses in American and World History are still run on educational state TV networks around the country. I still laugh when someone who watched the classes asks me if I am the Mr. Dickerson who teaches the TV courses or is it my son. I was actually...

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Lady Cougars make comeback to win district game

The Logan County Lady Cougars hosted the Todd County Lady Rebels for the first time this season. The two 13th district teams battled through seven innings, and even though the Lady Rebels held the lead throughout the entire game, the Lady Cougars would make a comeback. The Lady Cougars would score four runs in the seventh inning to win the game 6-5.The Lady Rebels came out strong to start off their game on Wednesday night. The Lady Rebels would start off with big hits to score four...

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Cougars get big win over the Rebels

The Logan County Cougars headed to Todd County Central on Wednesday to compete in a 13th district game. The Cougars faced the Rebels and took the lead early in the game. With an explosive fifth inning, the Cougars would end the game early with a 16-2 win over the Rebels.Senior Joe Holliday started off the game with a triple and would score shortly after on a wild pitch. Michael Riley would single and bring in two more runs for the Cougars to gain a lead of 3-0 after the top of the ...

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Dangerous chase, hide-out in motel; leads to three arrests

The Logan County Sheriff’s Department made three arrests last weekend involving two cases, the first a dangerous car chase, the second having to do with illegal drugs.On April 11 at approximately 2:51 p.m., the sheriff’s department was called to a rolling domestic disturbance on KY 96. The caller advised that her boyfriend, 27-year-old John C. Upton of East 9th Street in Russellville, was chasing her in his vehicle and that he had made several attempts to run her off th...

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The white bass runs are finally here

It is now April. If you asked most Kentuckians what it feels like weather wise, they would say it is the first of March.The warm winds finally began to blow from the South earlier this week and brought the white bass upstream with them.The spawning runs are finally here.“Last week, in Nolin River Lake, they were up to the Cane Run arm of the lake and should be between Bacon Creek Ramp and Broad Ford by now,” said Rob Rold, northwestern fisheries di...

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Lewisburg School Honor Roll

4th Grade Honor RollA Honor RollIlana DuncanBrooke JenkinsCade JohnsonRuthie MorrisKelly PriceMonica YatesA/B Honor RollBrady AlsupWyatt BlakeWilson BoggessMadison ForrestLuke FullerHaley GoodwinJacob Hende...

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Chandlers School Honor Roll

All A’s4th GradeKailyn ShrumTheresa CrispRhianna MathewsCameron MatthewsCole RamseyCasey SearsDavid ThomasonPromise Willhite5th GradeSchon CrawfordKarlee ElrodShelby Cross6th...

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A Loaded Gun

Fear can take a prominent place in our religious life. During the hot and cold wars against communism in the 1950’s a slogan by religious people was, “Kill a commie for Christ.” Violence against the enemy was accepted as an alternative to “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matt. 5:44)

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Revolutionary War Patriot William Addison honored

On Saturday, March 22, compatriots of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) gathered in the Gant Cemetery in Sharon Grove, Todd County from different sections of Kentucky to welcome ladies of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), history buffs, and honored descendants as they marked the grave of Revolutionary War Patriot, William Addison. Approximately 60 people attended, including 10 who were direct blood descendants of the Revolutionary War Patriot. Many dignitaries from the K...

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Amos, Chestnut to wed

Elana and Larry Amos of Russellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Heather Amos to Cory Brett Chestnut, son of Angela Holloway and Bobby Chestnut of Russellville.The future bride graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Religious Studies.The future groom currently attends Western Kentucky University and will complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in the fall.The wedding date is set...

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Government as innovator? You bet!

Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it’s down to $134 billion.People who believe in public belt-tightening applaud drops like that. I understand why: there are many reasons to reduce government spending. But in this case they’re wrong. We need to boost the government’s investment in R&D, not slash it.

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