News Democrat Leader- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:57:02 EST 1800 KTC: Bypass could open by end of 2017 The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet told the NDL this week that the opening of the Southern Russellville Bypass will not likely take place until late 2017. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:51:41 EST Task Force warns of crystal meth in Logan and surrounding areas There is a high amount of crystal methamphetamine coming into Logan County and surrounding areas and authorities are on high alert trying to make sure the drug, which is coming out of Mexico, doesn't end up in epidemic proportions. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:06:44 EST New venue open in R’ville There is a new venue open in Russellville that is actually featuring the “old,” as in historic, called The Loft, located on East Fourth Street. This beautifully decorated establishment is the prayer answered of Lisa Haley-Miller, whose... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:06:41 EST Gov. Beshear calls legislative session a remarkable success Despite snow days that interrupted legislative action in February and March, Gov. Steve Beshear declared this legislative session a success for producing meaningful legislation for strengthening Kentucky's families, particularly with bills aimed... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:01:44 EST Kentucky’s jobless rate drops to 5.2 percent Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary February 2015 unemployment rate plunged to 5.2 percent, the lowest rate since November 2004, and remained below the national rate, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:11:41 EST Gregory making many changes at the jail Phil Gregory has been serving as Logan County's jailer for the past few months, and has been making many changes at the county's detention center since he took office in January. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:06:41 EST Researchers find pesky lawn weeds good for pollinators For many homeowners, dandelions and white clover are nothing more than a nuisance, but University of Kentucky entomology researchers have found they are a welcome presence to many pollinator species. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:56:43 EST A magical evening for Logan County moms and sons The evening of March 10th brought lots of smiles for moms and sons at the Family Resource Youth Service Center's second annual Mother/Son Date Night. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:41:43 EST Collecting bears for a good cause The Stevenson Elementary K-Kids are sponsoring a Teddy Bear Round-up. This program, which runs through March 31, will benefit children served through our local Department of Protection and Permanency. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:36:41 EST Can you type? Do you have a little leisure time? Desire to help your community? Want to work at home or with a fun group? Then the Logan County Archives has just the job for you. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:26:43 EST Russellville earns NCA CASI accreditation Principal, Kim McDaniel announced today that Russellville Junior/Senior High School earned accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. This... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:26:41 EST Community Ed offering two classes Community Education will be offering a pair of classes this spring for anyone in Russellville or Logan County that wants to take part. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:16:43 EST Have we lost our genuine love? Consider the status of the modern church. It seems that the most vocal of Christian leadership follow the same playbook. Within the modern church we find money. I'm not particularly referring to the charlatans on TV with their... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:51:40 EST If Paul came back If the great apostle Paul came back to this earth today, what would he think of the spiritual condition of our world? First of all he might notice all the division, with literally hundreds, if not thousands of different denominations. We cannot be... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:46:41 EST UKAg research reveals promising new strawberry variety Kentucky strawberry lovers may be able to buy locally grown berries as early as May, thanks to a new variety that is showing great potential for commercial growers. University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment horticulture... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:41:42 EST Schochoh News Greetings from Schochoh! Hope ya'll have had a great week. I think we all have had our fill of snow this week, but I still get a little excited about the idea of snow in the forcast! There was a large farm equipment auction this past weekend and... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:41:41 EST Lake Malone News It's such a good feeling to be home! How do you hug a lake? Yep, I am happy as a pig in mud. I bet you haven't heard that in years. But there are no words to explain how much I love to just sit and look at that water. It is so calming and... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:36:46 EST Auburn News The most important week for Christians begins with Palm Sunday. The spring season brings on new growth and new awakening for all. For the children it's the Easter Egg Hunts. This year there are a number of choices. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:56:42 EST County wants to see changes at local shelter before repairing building A difference in how the Logan County animal shelter should be run concerning the population, has led to the formation of a committee made up of two magistrates along with the judge executive to sit down with the Logan County Humane Society and try to... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:16:41 EST Electricity outage planned for Russellville The Russellville Electric Plant Board announced on Monday that there will be a total power outage taking place for a few hours next month.The planned outage will take be Saturday, April 11th from midnight until 4 a.m. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:36:42 EST