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Visiting family in Russellville on the 8th of August a special, repeatable memory

By Ruth Slaughter

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



August 8th was one of the most memorable days for me in that I met my relatives for the first time. They are the Kees family. My biological mother died when I was five years old, and she was from Russellville. Her name was Florene Kees. My mother’s brother, Tom Kees, was a permanent resident o...

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Remembering John Hagar

By Al Smith

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



In the usual media circus at the upcoming annual Fancy Farm political picnic in Graves County next month, the leading speakers, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Secretary of State Allison Grimes, are unlikely to remind their west Kentucky listeners that many of them seem to fee...

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The art of pickling, according to Miss Sissie

By Donna Brown Wilkerson

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



I got word yesterday that a dear friend and neighbor from our years in Jackson, Tenn,, had passed away. Mrs. Lenora ‘Sissie’ Vinson would have turned 88 later this month. She was a widow, her husband having passed away many years before I came to know her at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church....

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State Chamber hears positives of health reform from hospital, insurance chiefs

By Al Cross, Kentucky Health News

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



The federal health-reform law will improve health care and help make Kentuckians healthier, though some will be inconvenienced, officials of Kentucky's leading hospitals and the Humana Inc. insurance company said Tuesday at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's annual Business Summit. "We have the abi...

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Logan Adult Ed honors GED graduates

By Pam Morgan

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Logan County Adult Education celebrated the accomplishments of the 2012-2013 GED Graduates on Sunday, June 30 at Logan County High School. Of the 72 students who earned their GED, 41 participated in the ceremony. The guest speaker, Kentucky State Representative Martha Jane King, congratulated the ...

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I was The Paperboy

By Nelson Weaver

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



I was The Paperboy Memories of life in a small town during the 60's "There are two kinds of people in this world. There are people who think there are two kinds of people and people who don't." Growing up in my hometown of Russellville, it was still the age of newspapers. John Kennedy was Presiden...

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CharacterWorks continues efforts on behalf of youngsters

By Lisa White

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



CharacterWorks is a campaign that is focusing on character development of our youth and families of Logan County. CharacterWorks will provide support and recognize our youth that exhibit strong character such as self-control, initiative, patience and respect. Each month, Logan County highlights a ...

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School Ready Fest set Saturday

By Kathy Thweatt

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



The second annual School Ready Fest will be Saturday, July 13 from 8-11 a.m. at the Logan County Ag Extension Office. Students must be present to receive services, which will include back pack and school supplies. Free haircuts will be provided for students again this year by local beauticians and ...

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Family pictures tell special stories

By Connie Yates Sitz

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Pictures of people and times past are always of interest to me, especially those that have to do with genealogy and especially my family’s history. I thought I would share a few. The first picture on this page was made in Houma, La. about 1918-1920. At that time my mother and Aunt Helen lived...

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Memories of summers in the Land of Logan

By Various Authors

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



It’s summer time in the city—and in the county. The LoJo invited readers to write about their favorite summer memories of time spent in Russellville and Logan County. The following are some of the responses we received. Dorris ‘DB’ Burchett I cannot forget the summers in Ru...

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The day the fireworks backfired

By Ralph Dillihay

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



All the fireworks celebrating this day remind me of my fireworks years. That was junior high school time for me when I lived on Christian Street in Drakesboro. My neighbors were the families of Adler, Baugh, Travis, Woods, Shutt, Roberson, Bartlett, and Ashby. I feel sure they probably tired of the ...

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KHESLC lowers interest rates on college loans

By Tim Ballard, KHEAA

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Kentucky students and parents who need help paying for college can now get lower interest rates on Advantage Education Loans from the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation (KHESLC). On July 1, interest rates dropped to as low as 5.29 percent. The exact rate will depend on creditworthin...

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