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News Briefs in August 2014

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 31, 2014 10:00 PM



  8/31/2014 Deep elbow bruise sidelines Oberhausen Logan County running back Anthony Oberhausen, who was injured in the Logan County Cougars' loss at South Warren Friday, has a deep elbow bruise, but it is not broken or disl...

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Auburn council, Lewisburg mayor add new contested races

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 29, 2014 9:36 PM



Nine candidates seeking the six seats on the Auburn City Council and two men running for mayor of Lewisburg have added additional contested races to the November General Election ballot. Rex Evans, Shane Johnson, Norma Kutzman, Steve Montgomery and Bobby Price were elected to the council in the las...

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Alex Keltner completes Graduate School of Banking

Posted on August 27, 2014 8:56 PM



 Alex Keltner, senior vice president at First Southern National Bank, recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC), a 25-month banking school which provides senior management and leadership education for community-banking professionals. Keltner was among 160 graduat...

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EPB offering fastest internet to residents

Posted on August 26, 2014 9:19 PM



EPB smartnet, Russellville’s municipally-owned fiber-to-the-premises network announced at Monday’s 11th Annual Kentucky Cable and Telecommunications Conference in Lexington, that the first 1 Gigabit broadband service in Kentucky will now be available for both residential and business cus...

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Good News for Logan County Schools

Posted on August 26, 2014 4:37 PM



At the Logan County Board of Education Aug. 12, board members Kenny Robertson Johnny Dawson, Ralph Cropper, Phil Baker and Tim Hall heard reports from the schools, the teachers’ association and the superintendent about good things going on in the six schools in the system. Their reports were ...

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Logan EMS presents AEDs to city schools

By Donna Brown Wilkerson

Posted on August 20, 2014 10:12 PM



Shane Johnson and Dale Shields of the Logan County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) recently assisted the Russellville Independent School District in securing two Lifepak automatic electronic defibrillators (AED's). Defibrillators are used on student athletes or spectators with life-threatening ca...

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Whitfield leads state Congressional delegration in supporting army bases

By Marty Irby

Posted on August 20, 2014 6:34 PM



U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, joined by Reps. Brett Guthrie (KY-02), John Yarmuth (KY-03), Thomas Massie (KY-04), Hal Rogers (KY-05), and Andy Barr (KY-06), sent a letter Wednesday to Colonel Robert C. Wittig, the Commander of the United Stat...

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KY Ag Department, feds agree on importation of hemp seeds

By Ted Sloan

Posted on August 15, 2014 6:59 PM



The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the federal government today finalized an agreement on a formal process for importing industrial hemp seeds into the Commonwealth. As a result, the department filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit it brought against the federal government in May. "With thi...

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Logan school board able to pay large assessment without raising taxes

Posted on August 13, 2014 11:32 PM



Last spring, the Logan County School District was made aware of a proposed assessment of $142,946 due to the dissolution of the Kentucky School Boards’ Insurance Trust (KSBIT). For many years, the Logan system used the services of KSBIT for its property and liability insurance policies, as wel...

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Cundiff-Brown & Kramer to perform Aug. 21

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 11, 2014 10:53 PM



For the fourth time, a remarkable duo of talented performers will entertain fans of great music in Russellville next week. Rosemary Cundiff-Brown, who lives in Louisville, and Chris Kramer, who is a preacher in Russellville, will present a public performance sponsored by the Logan County Republican...

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Bill filed to allow home school students to play sports on public school teams

By Michael Goins

Posted on August 11, 2014 9:07 PM



Representative Stan Lee, R-Lexington, announced today he has pre-filed legislation for the 2015 session that if passed would allow home school students to play sports for their local public school district. The proposed legislation is named after former University of Florida and NFL quarte...

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New teachers, staff join Russellville school family

Posted on August 7, 2014 9:12 PM



Twenty-seven members of the faculty and staff of the Russellville schools are new this year, making them a significant portion of the workforce. Joining the Stevenson Elementary School family are Jessica Preston, Michelle Fry, Debbie Taylor, Sara Morehead, Cassie Reding, Conrad Reding, Katherine Cl...

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Gospel service to open Emancipation Celebration tonight

Posted on August 7, 2014 8:26 AM



Religious observances are always part of the Eighth of August celebration in Russellville, and this year is no exception. What is officially known as the Emancipation Celebration will open appropriately tonight (Thursday) in a church building. It’s almost time for Russellville’s 28th an...

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Crittenden Drive welcomes new minister, begins summer series

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 6, 2014 7:13 AM



This is a big week for Crittenden Drive Church of Christ. The congregation’s third annual Summer Series of speakers begins Wednesday. Then new minister Andy Walker begins his work with the church this Sunday. Although he has never lived this far east in Western Kentucky before, Andy Walker fe...

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Speaker makes Opening Day in city schools HAPPY occasion

By Donna Brown Wilkerson

Posted on August 4, 2014 8:43 PM



Having energetic and dynamic speaker Harvey Alston on hand was a sure-fire way to make sure everyone had a "HAPPY" Opening Day for the 2014-15 Russellville school year. As Alston explained his "HAPPY" philosophy (Heart, Attitude, People, Pride, and You), there were plenty of bemused chuckles and s...

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New superintendent addresses employees, greets students

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 3, 2014 8:55 PM



Dr. Kevin Hub became only the seventh superintendent in 72 years of the Logan County Superintendent of the Logan County School District on July 1. He is succeeding Marshall Kemp, an award-winning superintendent who served the second longest among Hub’s six predecessors. (The late Robert Piper&...

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