News Democrat Leader- RSS Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/ http://newsdemocratleader.com/ Wed, 1 Oct 2014 02:37:46 EST 1800 Transient arrested for Russellville murder http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/150003083/Transient-arrested-for-Russellville-murder A 51-year-old transient man was arrested Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Jeffersonville, Ind., in connection with the murder of 36-year-old Brad Rigney just over nine months ago. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:15:11 EST Rhea Stadium has big night http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/50802950/Rhea-Stadium-has-big-night Rhea Stadium was full Friday night for the Russellville High School football team's clash with traditional rival Franklin-Simpson, but many were also on hand just to witness the celebration of the venerable stadium's 75th... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:27:11 EST Junior Pro Basketball registration http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/sports/50802172/Junior-Pro-Basketball-registration Russellville Junior Pro Basketball registration will be held this Thursday at Stevenson Elementary School. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:49:09 EST Citizen complains about debris in roads http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/50798871/Citizen-complains-about-debris-in-roads Local citizen Edward Taylor attended a Logan County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23, unfortunately, he may have been barking up the wrong tree as he complained about debris in the city streets of Russellville. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:15:08 EST Logan County Burden Bearers receives $2,500 from fiscal court http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/50799060/Logan-County-Burden-Bearers-receives-$2500-from-fiscal-court The community has several very helpful organizations who step up and provide free services to give those a lending hand when needed. The Logan County Burden Bearers are one of those groups made up of godly men who are mostly pastors volunteering their... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:14:18 EST Lack of Medical Examiner in Madisonville send coroners back to Louisville http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/50799556/Lack-of-Medical-Examiner-in-Madisonville-send-coroners-back-to-Louisville It looks as if the coroners in western Kentucky are having to drive longer distances once again when needing to transport a body for an autopsy, and Logan County's coroner is no exception. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:13:08 EST State numbers rise at detention center, hopes form they stay climbing http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/home_top-news/50800360/State-numbers-rise-at-detention-center-hopes-form-they-stay-climbing Jim Ray, acting jailer for the Logan County Detention Center, reported 132 inmates at the jail as of Tuesday, Sept. 23 with 52 being classified as state inmates. The state count is the highest it has been in some time, which saves the county and... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:12:08 EST Panthers fall to Franklin-Simpson at home http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/sports/50800559/Panthers-fall-to-Franklin-Simpson-at-home It was a tough Friday night for local football teams as Russellville High School suffered its first defeat of the season and Logan County also lost again to remain winless on the year. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:49:10 EST Arrest made in December murder case http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/home_top-news/50800905/Arrest-made-in-December-murder-case Almost nine months to the day after 36-year-old Brad Rigney was found dead in his Russellville home, an arrest has been made in the case, according to Russellville Police Department detective Kenneth Edmonds. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:50:11 EST Make your investments fuel change http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50799836/Make-your-investments-fuel-change People around the world are pressing their leaders to act on climate change and fueling change on their own. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:45:23 EST Weed control options for pastures following a dry summer http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news_agricultural/50778913/Weed-control-options-for-pastures-following-a-dry-summer Dry weather conditions in many parts of Kentucky this past summer may have resulted in grazed pastures with areas of thin vegetative cover and bare soil. Many of these areas already have evidence of weedy vegetation such as common ragweed and other... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:28:17 EST Woodall receives Josh Moore Scholarship http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/lifestyle/50798256/Woodall-receives-Josh-Moore-Scholarship Savanna Woodall, a graduate of Logan County High School was the recipient of the 2014 Josh Moore Scholarship. Savanna is the daughter of Marion and Gail Woodall and is attending South Central Kentucky Community and Technical College. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:58:04 EST Unsophisticated claims arise from the soft underbelly http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50797344/Unsophisticated-claims-arise-from-the-soft-underbelly America's founders were highly educated men who seized their moment to create a civil society based on a constitution designed to limit constraints and protect the liberty of individuals in order to give those citizens history's greatest... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:20:12 EST Logan County Jail Report http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news/50797432/Logan-County-Jail-Report Bertha, Larry D.- 09/19/2014- parole violation (for technical violation) bond: 0Bray, Shelley- 09/18/2014- court-no paperwork yet bond: 0 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:08:09 EST I don’t understand because I don’t understand http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news_education/50754895/I-dont-understand-because-I-dont-understand In 1993, a little girl, dressed like a little boy, crossed the Mexican border, along with her parents, into the United States. The parents gave her sleeping pills so she would be quiet and still, to not attract attention to herself. They entered... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:27:09 EST Waste not, want not: The art of being frugal http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50763699/Waste-not-want-not:-The-art-of-being-frugal Growing up in a time when money was as scarce as hen's teeth left an indelible impression on me. Not that I would change my childhood, because I did not feel deprived. Being frugal was the way it had to be and we lived within that unspoken... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:01:08 EST October is Anti-Bullying Month http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50783360/October-is-Anti-Bullying-Month No child should have to fear attending school because of physical or verbal abuse by his or her classmates. But in reality, there were 15,520 incidents of bullying in our schools just in this past school year. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:52:07 EST Annual Red River Meeting House Meeting http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/lifestyle/50755094/Annual-Red-River-Meeting-House-Meeting We were so happy to welcome many new faces to our annual dinner. It was a large crowd with more food than we could ever eat. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:36:12 EST Logan County Farm Bureau holds annual meeting http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/news_agricultural/50754586/Logan-County-Farm-Bureau-holds-annual-meeting The Logan County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting Sept. 13 at the Logan County Extension Office. Following the meal catered by the Logan County FFA, President Jeremy Robertson presided over the program and business meeting. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:16:09 EST Spa News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50751458/Spa-News Another chilly morning, however, the days are so nice and beautiful. One thing we sure are having lot of are foggy mornings. I always heard the frosts in August meant how many snows we would have. If that be so, I'm sure glad it isn't... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:37:13 EST