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By Jim Turner

Posted on May 31, 2014 10:13 PM



5/31/2014 Bethel Dipper featured in BG paper A Russellville landmark has the honor of being the first in a series about "iconic spots in communities where residents gather for food, fun or conversation." Justin Story's article about the Bethel Dipper is in...

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Barrow Eye Center moving to former Cattle Pen location

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 30, 2014 10:11 PM



The location of Barrow Eye Center is about to change, as is the function of one of Russellville’s most familiar locations. Jon and Dr. Darla Barrow have purchased the building on Armory Drive which was most recently the Cattle Pen restaurant. Major remodeling will begin as soon as plans are c...

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UK launches hemp production tests at Spindletop

By Ted Sloan

Posted on May 27, 2014 7:47 PM



The University of Kentucky launched its industrial hemp pilot program Tuesday when hemp seeds were planted at Spindletop Farm, marking another milestone in the drive to restore industrial hemp production to the Commonwealth. "The University of Kentucky's pilot program will help us recover much of t...

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LCHS graduate Wesley Bromm named Fullbright Scholar

Posted on May 25, 2014 5:12 PM



Seven Western Kentucky University students, including Logan County High School graduate Wesley Bromm, have been honored by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the most in WKU’s history. Five students received grants: Chad Coomer of Louisville; Jon Hendrie of Eliz...

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Hemp seeds released for Kentucky farm research

By Ted Sloan

Posted on May 24, 2014 11:24 AM



The industrial hemp seeds ticketed for pilot research programs in Kentucky finally made it to the state Department of Agriculture headquarters in Frankfort Friday after being held in Louisville for weeks by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at the direction of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Ad...

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Logan Countians among SKYCTC graduates

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 22, 2014 5:04 PM



Over 40 students with Logan County addresses were among the almost 500 graduates of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) at the College’s Commencement Ceremony, Friday, May 16. The ceremony was held at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKYPAC). "We h...

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Incumbents dominate May primary elections

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 21, 2014 10:41 PM



Whether they had been elected or appointed, incumbents ruled supreme Tuesday when primary elections were held in Logan County and across Kentucky. Every incumbent who faced opposition won his or her race. They included two countywide office holders,Sheriff Wallace Whittaker and Coroner Mary Gi...

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Historic primary election scheduled Tuesday

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 19, 2014 7:12 PM



What is already an historic election in Logan County could prove to be even more historic by Tuesday evening. All voters in Logan County and Kentucky who are registered as a member of a political party are eligible to cast their ballots beginning at 6 a.m. May 20. For the first time in Logan County...

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Dr. Hub to be new superintendent of Logan schools

Posted on May 13, 2014 8:07 PM



The Logan County Board of Education has announced the selection of Dr. Kevin F. Hub as their next superintendent of schools. Dr. Hub is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Environmental Geography, Eastern Kentucky Univer...

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Grimes promotes jobs plan, denounces McConnell in Logan visit

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 11, 2014 9:53 PM



The lack of jobs and the lack of concern about unemployment shown by Sen. Mitch McConnell were the recurring themes of Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ remarks in her visit to Logan County Saturday morning. Grimes is the odds-on favorite to be the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Se...

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SKYCTC highest ranking college in Best Places to Work

By Mark Brooks

Posted on May 11, 2014 4:59 PM



Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) was honored during the 10th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony, presented by Kentucky Career Center and UI SIDES, as the 18th highest ranking medium size company in the state. On Aug. 28, over 1200 attendees joined i...

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Local retired teachers earn gold recognition

By Sue Wood

Posted on May 10, 2014 6:48 PM



The Russellville/Logan County Retired Teachers Association was recently presented the Gold Seal Certificate at the State Convention of Kentucky Retired Teachers Association held on April 21 and 22 in Louisville. This award is based on a point system for participation in the support and goals of KRTA...

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Richie Farmer era knife and gun auction raises $21,000

By Ted Sloan

Posted on May 5, 2014 9:16 PM



An auction of rifles and knives purchased during the Richie Farmer administration raised $21,415 Monday in Frankfort, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced. "This auction blew the doors off all our expectations," Commissioner Comer said. "We thought there would be some spirited b...

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