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January News Briefs, 2014

By Jim Turner

Posted on February 1, 2014 12:38 AM



1/31/2014 Franklin boys edge Todd 48-46 In a game that was close throughout, Coach Dee Spencer's  Franklin-Simpson Wildcats edged Todd Central 48-46 Friday to run their district record to 2-2. Coach Calvin Head's Rebels co...

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Russellville, Lewisburg students make news

By Jim Turner

Posted on February 1, 2014 12:16 AM



Periodically throughout the school year, Alicia Carmichael of the Russellville City Schools produces a newsletter called ‘Aware.’ Some of the highlights from the last two issues follow: RHS Ambassadors for this year were invited to present a program called “Creating Next-Generatio...

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McConnell attacks health-reform law, Beshear and Obama

By Al Cross, Kentucky Health News

Posted on January 31, 2014 7:57 PM



As President Obama prepared to have Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear as his guest at the State of the Union address, Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, running for re-election, continued his attack on the health-reform law that Beshear has embraced and has been dubbed with the president's name. In a spe...

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Whitfield applauds passage of Farm Bill

By Chris Pack

Posted on January 29, 2014 11:24 PM



U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, today voted to pass the Federal Agriculture Act of 2014, which authorizes federal agriculture programs for an additional five years.  The measure, which is an agreement reached in a Conference Committee betw...

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WKU releases names of Fall 13 honor students from Logan

Posted on January 29, 2014 10:40 PM



Names of honor students for the fall semester at Western Kentucky University have been announced. The following are students who have zip codes from Logan County. Not listed are those who were enrolled in fewer than 12 hours and those who now have another zip code besides the five in Logan County. ...

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State public-health commissioner says smoking ban very important

By Al Cross, Kentucky Health News

Posted on January 28, 2014 12:10 AM



A statewide law to protect people from secondhand smoke is "very important" for improving the overall health of Kentucky, the state's public-health commissioner said on the latest edition of KET's "Connections" interview show. Though some localities have smoking ordinances, they are ...

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Only two days remain to file for most offices

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 26, 2014 9:04 PM



Only two days remain for candidates to file for most public offices in Logan County, multi-county and state positions. So far only 10 races involve contested races with 25 candidates involved. Races for offices in only one county required paperwork to be filed in the office of the county attorney. ...

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Adairville hosts, wins district Governor's Cup

Posted on January 23, 2014 10:31 PM



Host Adairville won the District 17 KAAC Middle School Governor’s Cup championship this weekend in competition with four other schools from the Land of Logan. Only Auburn was missing, having been assigned to another district. The Cardinals won impressively, finishing 13.5 points ahead of seco...

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SKYCTC sponsoring Super Sunday events

Posted on January 21, 2014 8:22 PM



Super Sunday is an annual student recruitment initiative specifically targeting African-American and Hispanic students and their families, with information and resources to support college admissions and enrollment. On Sunday, Feb. 23, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), an...

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Visiting committee recommends accreditation for Logan County School District

Posted on January 21, 2014 2:14 PM



The Logan County School District completed the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation process and was recommended for that honor by the external review team Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 15, according to District Curriculum Specialist Dawn Slaton. The team consisted of the fo...

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January Good News reported to Logan board

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Each month the six schools in the Logan County system are asked to submit Good News reports to the board of education. The following reports were read at the recent January meeting. DISTRICT: ·         Advanced Ed team is in the district doing an accr...

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Kemp makes his retirement as Logan superintendent official

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Marshall Kemp, superintendent of the Logan County Schools for the past 15 years and an educator in the Land of Logan for over four decades, has made official his decision to retire at the end of this school year. He notified the board of education of his plans to relinquish his position as of June 3...

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Sponsors of statewide smoking ban predict it will finally pass the House, maybe Senate

By Al Cross, Kentucky Health News

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Sponsors of a bill to ban smoking in most public places in Kentucky said Wednesday that it will pass the House and has a chance in the Senate. "I think we're going to do it this year," Republican Rep. Julie Raque Adams of Louisville said at a Capitol rotunda press conference, noting steadily increa...

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Flu now widespread in Kentucky; first death reported

By Melissa Patrick, Kentucky Health News

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



The Kentucky Department for Public Health said Tuesday that influenza in Kentucky has gone beyond regional breakouts to being widespread, the highest level in the official rankings. Wednesday, the agency received a report that a 10-month old boy in Scott County had died from the...

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Beshear promises plan to make Kentucky healthier, including enacting smoking ban

By Al Cross, Kentucky Health News

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



A healthier Kentucky was a big part of Gov. Steve Beshear's agenda as he delivered his State of the Commonwealth address to a joint session of the General Assembly and statewide TV and radio audience Tuesday night, on the first day of the legislative session. After touting the favorable national at...

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Lady Cougars romp over Todd, get 4th win in 5 starts

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Riding the momentum they had created the previous two weeks, the Logan County Lady Cougars won big over visiting Todd Central 50-34 Friday. It was the fourth win in five starts for Coach Finley Woodard’s team. Actually there was no offensive momentum or even offense in the first quarter. Loga...

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Sen. Paul to speak at Logan Lincoln Day Dinner

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will be the featured speaker at the Logan County Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Sportsman Club on the grounds of City-County Park in Russellville. The annual event is sponsored, as always, by the Logan County Republican Executive Committee. The doors will open at...

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Whitfield co-sponsor of energy security bill involving coal

By Chris Pack

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) formally introduced the Electricity Security and Affordability Act Thursday in the House and Senate. The lawmakers put forward a draft of the legislation last fall to offer a reasonable alternative to th...

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City schools announce new calendar

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Russellville schools will now be in session three days that had previously been scheduled as days off for students, Superintendent Leon Smith has announced. On two of those days, teachers were to have been dismissed, too, but they will now be on the job. Kim McDaniel, who is principal of Russellvil...

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Comer cheers bipartisan action on private-sector innovation

By Ted Sloan

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Agriculture Commissioner James Comer Wednesday applauded the introduction of legislation in the Kentucky Senate that would establish benefit corporations in Kentucky.Senate Bill 9 is sponsored by Sen. Joe Bowen of Owensboro and co-sponsored by Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer of Georgetown....

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Ballott becoming bigger for 2014

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Only two, sometimes three, years per decade feature full ballots in Kentucky politics, and 2014 is one of them. Logan Countians will elect all local office holders except for circuit clerk, mayors of Auburn and Lewisburg, and a few school board members. Thirty-eight candidates had filed for local o...

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EPB SmartNet recognized for offering fastest data speeds in state

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



EPB SmartNet, Russellville’s municipally-owned fiber-to-the-premises network, has announced that Russellville is offering the fastest data speeds in the commonwealth, as recognized by Net Index. Net Index is the global leader in broadband testing and web-based network diagnostic applications.&...

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Good News for November and December in Logan schools

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



  Each month the Logan County Board of Education hears Good News Reports from the six schools in the system. The November and December reports follow:   November Good News ADAIRVILLE: ·         Adairville School earned WBKO’s Star o...

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December News Briefs

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



12/31/2013 Fire Chief Cheryl Allen to run for coroner Russellville Rural Fire Chief Cheryl Allen has announced that she is a candidate for Logan County Coroner, running as a Democrat. She said on Facebook Monday: “This is something I have t...

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