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Pinball Wizard a new murder mystery in line of Algie Ray Smith books

By Jim Turner

Posted on November 29, 2015 11:04 PM



A surprise ending to a murder mystery with a somewhat familiar setting highlights the latest book in the annual series penned by Russellville author Algie Ray Smith. Pinball Wizard is the 15th paperback book in the series written and published by Smith, a retired language arts teacher in the Russel...

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Barnes & Noble purchases to aid Logan County Adult Ed

Posted on November 26, 2015 5:41 PM



A percentage of Barnes & Noble booksellers’ sales in the next week will go to the Logan County Council for Adult Education from this Friday, Nov. 27, through Thursday, Dec. 3. From Friday through Sunday, customers who use the Book Fair ID 11734719 for in-store sales at the Bowling Green s...

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WKU students present play for Stevenson students

By Penni Nugent

Posted on November 26, 2015 12:45 PM



FRYSC Director Carol Kees and Principal Lisa White were instrumental in securing the WKU Theatre and Dance group to come to Stevenson Elementary recently and perform the play The Emperor’s New Clothes.  Everyone in the school enjoyed watching this group of actors, and the ...

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Wednesday's Thanksgiving meal outreach part of big picture for Crittenden Drive

By Jim Turner

Posted on November 24, 2015 11:12 PM



Several annual events late in each calendar year at Crittenden Drive Church of Christ are designed to help those in need locally and around the world. The most visible locally happens Wednesday. The King sisters—Julie Davenport, Annelle White and Cathy Terry—are usually at the forefront...

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Lewisburg eighth graders go on overnight educaional tour

By Melanie Manley, FRYSC Director

Posted on November 24, 2015 3:36 PM



On November 2-3, the eighth grade class from Lewisburg School visited Murray State University, Brandon Springs Group Center, and The Homeplace.  There were 58 students in attendance, along with 14 adult chaperones. At Murray State, a student ambassador gave students a tour of the campus that i...

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Chandlers School receives TVA grant again

Posted on November 23, 2015 8:29 PM



Chandlers School recently received a check for $1,000 from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).  These funds are the result of a partnership between TVA and local schools to increase student interest in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  TVA representative Ada...

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Downtown Russellville to look and feel like Christmas Sunday

By Jim Turner

Posted on November 21, 2015 10:38 PM



On each Sunday before Thanksgiving, it’s always “beginning to look a lot like Christmas” in Russsellville. This year, it’s going to feel a lot like Christmas, too. Weathermen are forecasting by far the coldest day of the young almost-winter season. That should put Logan Coun...

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Chandlers School focusing on wellness

By Robbie Davis, Principal

Posted on November 18, 2015 1:20 PM



Chandlers students and staff have been focused on wellness this fall. Students recently celebrated Red Ribbon Week with a focus on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Staff and students participated in dress-up days all week, which ended in a costume day to “scare away drugs.” Addit...

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Chandlers' Adam Decker studies at Mt. Vernon

By Robbie Davis, Principal

Posted on November 18, 2015 12:42 PM



Recently, Adam Decker, the 6th-8th grade social studies teacher, Academic Team coach, and basketball coach at Chandlers Elementary, had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of participating in a colloquium on “George Washington as President of the United States” at Mount Vernon, Va. ...

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RHS Beta members earn district honors

By Penni Nugent

Posted on November 18, 2015 12:17 PM



Russellville Beta Students earned three first places, five seconds and three thirds Oct. 30, in the Third District Competition at Bowling Green. RHS Betas represented RHS well in academics, arts, and good citizenship. These were the award winners: 1st Place Quiz Bowl - Austin Coursey, Logan Long, ...

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Auburn School Library filled with readers and prize winners

By Sarah Hatton, Assistant Principal

Posted on November 17, 2015 12:41 PM



From the Little Free Library at the front of the school, to special guest speakers with Wonder Club, the Auburn Library is full of activities, programs, and the excitement of reading! Students in every level of the school benefit from the knowledge - and the fun - to be gained within the doors of th...

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Christmas in November begins 15th two-day show Saturday

By Jim Turner

Posted on November 16, 2015 11:02 AM



For the 15th straight weekend before Thanksgiving, the Logan County Arts and Crafts Club’s two-day holiday show and sale, known as Christmas in November, will be one of the highlights of the extended holiday season. This year’s Christmas in November will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m...

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Logan FFA attends national convention

By Jenna Simmons, Reporter

Posted on November 15, 2015 8:06 AM



On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the Logan County FFA Chapter's officer teams loaded the bus to head to Louisville for the 88th National FFA Convention. The National FFA Convention welcomes all FFA members around the country to participate in different kinds of activities. FFA members also get the chance to m...

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RHS academic team members ranked in area JV standings

By Donna Wilkerson

Posted on November 14, 2015 6:37 PM



The Russellville High School Academic Team hosted a successful meet Monday evening, Nov. 9, in the Pennyrile Academic Association. League standings (which include all 15 teams in the league, not just the three at the local meet) have been released, and five RHS students are listed in the...

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Shawn Stovall featured speaker as SKYCTC honors veterans on their special day

By Jim Turner

Posted on November 11, 2015 9:46 PM



Russellville High School graduate Shawn Stovall was the featured speaker as Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College honored those who have served in the military during the annual Veterans Day Ceremony in a beautiful outdoor setting Wednesday. A veteran himself, Stovall is director ...

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Mistletoe Market to usher in holiday season Saturday

By Jim Turner

Posted on November 11, 2015 1:22 AM



The local holiday shopping season begins in earnest this Saturday when the annual Mistletoe Market is held at the Logan County Extension Office. A total of 41 vendors will set up shop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. They will have everything from homemade/handmade crafts and goodies to works of art to merchandi...

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Homegrown By Heroes growing produce, success for veterans

By Ted Sloan

Posted on November 6, 2015 12:46 PM



They served our Commonwealth and our country in the United States Armed Forces. Now, many Kentucky military veterans are continuing their service in agriculture, providing the food and fiber we all need to sustain our quality of life. Homegrown By Heroes aims to help Kentucky's veteran farmers forg...

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Lewisburg Community Thanksgiving meal planned again

By Jim Turner

Posted on November 4, 2015 1:33 PM



The third annual Lewisburg Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at the old skating rink on U.S. 431 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26. Approximately 600 people ate at last year’s event. There is no charge but monetary donations will be accepted. Also donations of food su...

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Lewisburg School receives Born Learning grant

By Melanie Manley, FRYSC Director

Posted on November 4, 2015 10:56 AM



Lewisburg School was one of 25 schools in Kentucky that was awarded a Born Learning Grant. This grant was applied for through the Family Resource Youth Service Center and offers Lewisburg School funding to offer the United Way Born Learning Academy to families with children under five year...

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Lewisburg School names October Leaders of the Month

By Melanie Gragg

Posted on November 2, 2015 12:37 PM



Lewisburg School has recognized the October Leaders of the Month. Each homeroom teacher selected a student that has exhibited leadership qualities and been an example for their peers.  This month’s student leaders, who are pictured with principal Randy Marcum, are: Jordan Shelton, ...

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Librarian Jennifer Wilcutt makes going to the library fun for Olmstead students

Posted on November 2, 2015 11:40 AM



Olmstead School librarian Jennifer Wilcutt takes reading to the next level when she plans any book related event. Usually the events are in a series that take place over an extended period of time. The month of October at Olmstead has been no exception. Over 100 4th and 5th grade students, teachers...

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