News Democrat Leader- RSS Feed Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:52:52 EST 1800 Kentucky needs a new story 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... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:12:06 EST 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. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:55:07 EST 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. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:06:14 EST Happy Feet enters fifth year 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. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:39:09 EST Logan County Jail Report Anderson, Shannon M.- 08/27/2014- violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O. bond: 0 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:40:08 EST 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... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:51:08 EST 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... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:27:13 EST 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. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:31:35 EST 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. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:43:10 EST Change 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... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:37:16 EST 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... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:31:14 EST 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. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:59:06 EST 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. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:52:06 EST 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. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:43:11 EST 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... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:11:08 EST 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,... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:10:11 EST 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. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:46:17 EST Greasing the path to military intervention What explains the never-ending justifications for U.S. involvement in Middle Eastern conflicts? In a word: oil. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:16:12 EST Time for face time with Vladimir President Barack Obama has spent a lot of TV face time opining on race relations in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2009, on the George Zimmerman trial of 2012-13, on the riots in a St. Louis suburb last week, and plenty more. His attention was fixed on... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:10:17 EST Women’s Equality Day: So much achieved, so far to go This week on Women's Equality Day, we commemorate the passage of women's right to vote - celebrating how far we have come, but also recognizing the work that remains. 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