News Democrat Leader- RSS Feed Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:00:02 EST 1800 Rotary’s Operation Warm delivers coats For the fourth straight year, the Russellville Rotary Club's Operation Warm recently distributed over 200 coats to Family Resource Centers at all local schools in both the Logan County and for the benefit of disadvantaged children in preschool... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:28:13 EST Five arrested in Adairville drug bust While serving a bench warrant on Monday, the Logan County Sheriff's Department made a substantial drug bust that resulted in the arrest of five individuals. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:05:18 EST Community Action’s Heating program under way With expectations of a very cold winter ahead and the expenses of the up-and-coming holiday season, people are concerned about how they will pay their heating bills. This matched with the cold weather already here, heating a home is becoming a problem... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:28:07 EST November is national caregivers month Caregiving touches every individual and family at some point and in some capacity. You may want to consider, recognizing caregivers in your family or community by hosting an event or get together to honor and support the hard work they provide. You... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:57:10 EST Help clean up your watershed Water is one of our most important natural resources, and many people take it for granted. Our actions on land can greatly impact aquatic life miles away. Knowing and understanding where your water comes from can help you take measures to provide a... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:53:11 EST Pennyrile Electric names new President/CEO The Pennyrile Rural Electric Board of Directors last week announced the hiring of Greg Grisson as the new President/CEO, which will be effective on March 2, 2015. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:45:13 EST Old hospital bid packets now available The city of Russellville released bid packages Monday, Nov. 24 for selling the old Logan County Hospital. The city decided to sell the property the first of November, giving up on a renovation idea brought about by a former administration. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:15:14 EST Sheriff’s Department receives $6,500 grant to purchase body armor$6500-grant-to-purchase-body-armor The Logan County Sheriff's Department received word recently they were the recipient of a $6,500 Kentucky Homeland Safety grant which will go to purchase body armor for bailiffs at the Logan County Justice Center. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:12:05 EST Old fashioned Christmas brought back to the square Russellville's Mayor Mark Stratton wants to see Christmas brought back to the square and has scheduled an event on Dec. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. that will do just that. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:02:12 EST We all have something to be thankful for Well, another Thanksgiving has rolled around… I like to think that all of us have something to be thankful for… home, family, friends, and yet, I suppose there are those who would seem to have lost everything, have nothing to be thankful... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:37:10 EST Stevenson Elementary holds Veterans Day ceremony The Stevenson Singers, led by Mrs. Elaine Blythe, performed the patriotic songs “Red, White and Blue” and “On Veterans Day” at a school-wide assembly recognizing Veterans Day in mid-November. Special guest Mr. Brian Brown of... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:32:05 EST Fishing remains productive during deer season Kentucky offers some of the finest deer hunting found anywhere, and the modern gun deer season stands as one of the most anticipated opportunities each year.Its allure draws many anglers away from the water in November. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:27:13 EST Is the GOP the Religion Party? National exit polling from Congressional races tells us some interesting things about the role of religious values in the 2014 midterm elections. It also sends a signal to the Republican Party about its supporters now and in the future. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:23:15 EST Cashing in on the ISIS crisis Maybe you think the U.S. air war on the Islamic State is a fine plan. Maybe you don't. Either way, have you considered how little Washington's latest military foray in the Middle East has to do with America's welfare? Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:20:09 EST Fear not criminal-justice reforms Politicians often opine about how the latest election results indicate that “the people want us to get something done.” Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:11:09 EST Basketball season tickets on sale for RHS, LCHS High school basketball season will be getting under way next week and season tickets are now for sale for both Logan County and Russellville. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:03:06 EST Logan Farm Bureau outstanding youth Logan County Farm Bureau was represented at the District Four Outstanding Youth and Variety Competition by (left to right) Lilly Robertson, daughter of Jeremy and Tabitha Robertson. Lilly was the winner of the female division. She will be competing on... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:57:06 EST Kentucky’s jobless rate plunges to 6.2 percent in October Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to its lowest rate in more than six years in October 2014 at 6.2 percent from a revised 6.7 percent in September 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET),... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:53:08 EST Logan County High School Placed on the College Board’s 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success The Logan County school district is one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:49:05 EST Auburn lodge holds fundraiser for Auburn Fire Department Auburn's Lodge F&AM #374 held a soup social at the Auburn Senior Center on Nov. 8, 2014, and raised $150 for the Auburn Fire Department. Dan Maglothlin (left) is pictured handing the donation to Randy Rust (right). Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:24:05 EST