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Justin Crocker brings experience into campaign for Commonwealth's Attorney

Posted on October 31, 2018 7:20 PM



  Justin Crocker knows from hands-on experience what is involved in being a commonwealth’s attorney. He served as the assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Logan and Todd counties for seven years before being named Special Prosecutor for the 7th Judicial District in 2...

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Neil Kerr ready to put experience to work as next Commonwealth's Attorney

Posted on October 29, 2018 8:53 PM



“I love being in the courtroom. I enjoy preparing and presenting arguments. The competitor in me thrives on the challenge to persuade a judge or jury to side with my client,” Neil Kerr says. “This is why I went to law school. I’ve been sharpening my tools for 12 years leading up to this.” The th...

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Cody Tatum wants to add magistrate to his public service

By Jim Turner

Posted on October 29, 2018 7:09 PM



  Cody Tatum has very little idle time. He wants to be active. He’s a firefighter and EMT with two different fire departments. He’s a manager, a college student, a husband, a father, a member of the Logan County Fair Board, a church leader, and more. He’s will...

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SKYCTC sociology professor Bertena Varney loves Halloween

By Jim Turner

Posted on October 29, 2018 10:40 AM



It will come as no surprise to those who know Bertena Varney that Halloween is her favorite holiday. “Witches, ghosts, vampires, haunted houses, costumes… why wouldn’t I love it?” the assistant professor of sociology at Southcentral Kentucky Community & ...

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Bob Nelson asking voters to write him in for state representative

By Jim Turner

Posted on October 22, 2018 8:32 PM



  Like many of Kentucky’s current and retired employees—especially educators, Bob Nelson was very unhappy with the actions of the Kentucky General Assembly last winter. And, like many of his peers, “Coach Bob” decided to do something about it by running f...

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Sherry Wilkins seeks to continue service as circuit court clerk

By Jim Turner

Posted on October 20, 2018 8:49 PM



  Sherry Wilkins has helped keep the Logan County Circuit Clerk’s office running efficiently and without controversy for 42 years. She’s ready and willing to continue that service for another term. Wilkins is the Democratic nominee for circuit clerk, subject to the ...

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Olmstead students learn from teacher's family's river

Posted on October 20, 2018 7:21 PM



  To study relationships and the flow of matter within ecosystems, the 7th and 8th grade classes at Olmstead School, led by science teacher Addie Rouse, took a trip to the river. This was an annual tradition at the Martha Jo Dawson farm from 2002-2016 when Teresa Haynes taught sc...

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Ambassadors named for Stevenson Elementary

By Matthew Williams

Posted on October 20, 2018 6:20 PM



  Age is nothing but a number. For the first time ever, Stevenson Elementary School has provided an opportunity for 4th and 5th graders to become SES Ambassadors. On Tuesday, Oct. 16, Superintendent Bart Flener met with the selected students and celebrated ...

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Tyler Davenport getting encouragement as Democratic nominee for Logan Fiscal Court's District 1

By Jim Turner

Posted on October 18, 2018 7:51 PM



Tyler Davenport has experienced what he calls “great encouragement” in the past few months. A political newcomer, he was encouraged and thankful for the voters who chose him in May to be the Democratic nominee for First District Magistrate on Logan Fiscal Court. That has ...

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RHS seniors learn local history from Rod Owens & Evelyn Richardson

By Matthew Williams

Posted on October 16, 2018 8:57 PM



  On Friday, Sept. 30, Mrs. Lauren Fynboe and her students joined Rod Owens on a tour of Russellville’s history. The group traveled to the town square where they met their guide. Mr. Owens emphasized the fact that you should never judge a book by its cover. Russellville ...

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Winners announced in Festival pet show

By Pandora Christian, Logan Chamber

Posted on October 16, 2018 7:19 PM



Tuesday, Oct. 9, featured the annual Tobacco & Heritage Festival Blessing of the Animals and Pet Show. With 24 entries total, the night was full of sitting, staying, and maybe a little barking. Owners were happy to show their pets in the Parade of Animals followed by judging in se...

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Phil Gregory details changes made at jail during his first term

Posted on October 16, 2018 1:55 PM



In seeking re-election to the office of Logan County Jailer, Phil Gregory wants voters to know that he has carried out his promises made when he was seeking the office four years ago. The former Logan County Coroner and director of the county ambulance announced these priorities in an ...

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Attorney Mary Orange seeking office of circuit court clerk

Posted on October 14, 2018 7:31 PM



Local attorney Mary Orange is seeking the office of Circuit Court Clerk for Logan County. The Orange family has been actively involved in politics and government service the last couple of decades. The late Charles Orange, Mary’s father, became the first Republican to be electe...

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Russellville & Festival have greatly changed during 62 autumns, but WRUS remains a constant

By Jim Turner

Posted on October 12, 2018 8:14 PM



  The 62nd Logan County Tobacco & Heritage Festival reaches a crescendo ending this weekend. Much has changed about Russellvile and the Festival since the gala’s rebirth in 1957. Obviously, two of the biggest changes involve the Festival itself. It’s been the To...

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First-year Olmstead teacher invites parents to participate in PE class

Posted on October 9, 2018 8:54 PM



When Olmstead School physical education teacher Shelby McDonald received a screen shot from a Facebook page suggesting an idea for an activity in McDonald’s class, she immediately took to the idea and sent a message to parents to join their kids in PE during the week of Septembe...

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SKYCTC Professor/GOP Chair Barry Kennedy explains his love of both history and politics

By Jim Turner

Posted on October 7, 2018 8:11 PM



Barry Kennedy remembers the first time he became interested in government in general and politics in particular. “I was eight years old when the Challenger spaceship exploded,” recalls the associate professor of history at Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical C...

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RHS cafteria staff lets students taste test meal possibilities

By Matthew Williams

Posted on October 3, 2018 7:12 PM



For the first time ever, the Russellville High School Cafeteria Staff hosted a taste-testing on Sept. 27. The staff felt it was important to include students’ input on a reinvigorated breakfast and lunch menu.  On Thursday, the seniors were called...

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