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Kemp honored for distinguished service

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Last week, retired Logan County Schools superintendent Marshall Kemp was given the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) Distinguished Service Award at the association’s annual summer leadership institute in Louisville.The award has resented annually since 1973. It is given to a retired school administrator who has exhibited exemplary education leadership ability and has brought honor to his or her colleagues, to the profession, and to him or herself.

 

Getting your child active during the summer

Many children do not get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day. It has been shown that about one-third of children spend more than 3 hours a day on television or screen time, robbing them of much needed activity. Physical activity helps control a child’s weight, it strengthens bones and muscles and helps improve mood and self-esteem. Being active now can also help children reduce their risk of chronic health problems later in life. Teaching the importance of physical ...

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Balloons, Tunes and BBQ Hosted by United Way announce plans

United Way of Southern Kentucky is pleased to announce the 24th annual U.S. Bank Balloons, Tunes and BBQ festival will take place September 4-7, 2014 at the Bowling Green / Warren County Regional Airport. The festival is designed for the enjoyment and affordability of the entire family. Title Sponsor U.S. Bank has teamed up with Presenting Sponsor Houchens Industries and Supporting Sponsors, J B Distributors, Fruit of the Loom, Miller’s Bottled Gas, Hampton Inn, RC Cola, WBKO, WGGC 95.1...

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Logan’s landfill closes in less than one year

The closure of Logan County’s landfill is less than a year away and much preparation is expected from now until July 4, 2015, when Waste Management, Inc., closes the gates.Logan County will see major changes with the closure of the landfill, some positive, while some negative. The positive is the stopping of immense traffic that comes into the county by way of large trucks bringing in waste from other states. Hopefully the odor that has plagued the area surrounding the landfi...

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New Cloverville to make its state fair debut

As state fair attendees enter the West Hall of the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville this August, they are going to notice something new. Due to donations from businesses and individuals across Kentucky, 4-H has a new Cloverville.Cloverville is an annual attraction at the Kentucky State Fair. The new Cloverville is replacing the old structure, which was 40 years old and unable to accommodate the increasing number of 4-H entries. The new Cloverville will maintain the original...

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New office offers services, support for children and adults with autism

The Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CCSHCN) has announced a new Office of Autism has been established at the agency.The Office of Autism will create a centralized location to coordinate statewide and regional efforts to enhance the quality of life and independence to individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and to support their families and caregivers.

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Accident at Bypass intersection

On Thursday, July 17, 2014, the Russellville Police Department responded to an accident with injuries at 9:11 a.m. at the intesection of US 68/80 and the Bypass.A vehicle driven by Rodney Schmidt of Tennessee Ridge, Tenn., was eastbound on 68/80 when he collided with another vehicle driven by Joseph Langley of Beech Creek.Joseph and Melissa Langley were transported by Logan County EMS to The Medical Center in Bowling Green.Both vehicles sustained severe damage...

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New student registration scheduled for Russellville district

Registration for new students in the Russellville Independent School District will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both Stevenson Elementary School and Russellville Junior/Senior High School. Please note that this registration is for kindergarten through 12th grade students who are new to the district, not for returning students or preschoolers.Kentucky law requires that all children be enrolled in school between the ages of 6 and 16. Children can enter p...

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