August 2015 Articles


News Briefs on The LoJo for August 15

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 31, 2015 10:54 PM

8/31/2015 Panthers ranked 4th in Class 1A The Russellville Panthers (2-0) are ranked fourth in Class 1A football, according to Associated Press rankings released by Chris McGinnis of WRUS. Coach John Myers’ team trails Beechwood, Pikeville and P...

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Serious cattle disease discovered in area

By Leann S. Martin

Posted on August 31, 2015 9:48 PM

Leann Stinson Martin is Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent for Logan County. A recent case of Anaplasmosis has been confirmed by Dr. Roger Thomas, DVM of Thomas and England Veterinary Services, in southcentral Kentucky between Scottsville and Smiths Grove. Anaplasmosis is a tick-borne blood in...

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Caycee Spears named new LCHS principal

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 28, 2015 5:11 PM

Caycee Spears has been selected as the next Logan County High School principal by the school's Site-Based Decision Making Council.  He currently serves as the principal of Chandler School and will transition into his new position at the high school over the next two weeks. Prior to working at C...

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Lewisburg students stay in shape by rock climbing

By Melanie Manley

Posted on August 27, 2015 4:26 PM

No one can deny that child obesity is out of control for our young people. Kentucky has one of the highest prevalences for pediatric obesity in the nation. Physical education class at schools may serve as the single source of exercise for some children and is an important part of student develo...

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WKU to offer more scholarships and in higher amounts

Posted on August 27, 2015 3:16 PM

More students will receive scholarship awards from Western Kentucky University under a new program announced by the University Aug. 26. Under the model, students entering in Fall 2016 will automatically qualify for scholarship awards ranging from $1,500-$8,000 per year depending on grade-point avera...

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Finalists named for LCHS principal position

Posted on August 25, 2015 9:23 AM

 The SBDM Council at Logan County High School has named finalists for their head principal vacancy.  The three finalists, all working in Kentucky school districts currently, will interview this Thursday, Aug. 27. The three finalists are: Stephen Ely, Charles Proffitt and Caycee ...

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Ami Brooks to run for state representative in 2016

Posted on August 20, 2015 11:12 PM

Ami Brooks announced today she will seek to represent Logan County, Todd County, and a portion of Warren County in the Kentucky House of Representatives, Sixteenth District. She will campaign for the Republican nomination in the spring of 2016. "Frankfort needs more conservative voices, and we...

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LCHS students receive money for AP scores from statewide grant

By Amy Hallman

Posted on August 20, 2015 4:20 PM

Logan County High School is privileged to recognize 39 current students and 29 former students with a check for passing the Advanced Placement exam in English, math, and/or science. The money is from the AdvanceKentucky grant that LCHS has been a part of for the last three years. AdvanceKentucky i...

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Good News for Logan County Schools in August 2015

Posted on August 19, 2015 11:04 AM

At each month’s meeting of the Logan County Board of Education, each school presents a list of “Good News” items. The following is from the August meeting: Adairville: Adairville had over 90% percent of parents attend and meet their children’s teachers and visit classr...

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Logan Schools welcome 31 new teachers; 12 others change jobs

By Ben Kemplin

Posted on August 19, 2015 10:35 AM

This year students entering Logan County schools are seeing several new faces as the summer has yielded a fresh new crop of teachers. Over the summer, Logan County Schools employed 31 certified employees who are brand new to the system and 12 more who either switched roles or are returning to the sy...

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Tobacco Festival schedule taking shape, sponsors welcome

By Ryan Craig, Executive Director

Posted on August 11, 2015 3:41 PM

We are still working on the Logan County Tobacco and Heritage Festival sponsorships, and if you want to sponsor an event, contact us at the Chamber. Here is the 2015 Tobacco and Heritage Festival Schedule. There may be a few changes, but most of the main events are set in stone. Thursday, Sep...

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News Briefs on The LoJo for July 15

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 10, 2015 7:08 AM

7/30/2015 New youth football league forming Sunday A new Southern KY Youth Football League is being formed for players in grades 3-6 with a team at each grade level. Teams will represent Russellville and Logan, Todd, Butler and Simpson counties. There will be six te...

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8th of August celebration draws big crowds to Russellville

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 7, 2015 9:12 AM

Russellville Blues will present a free concert on Friday, Aug. 7, featuring the music of Ray Charles and Mary Ann Fisher. Soloists will include two of Mary Ann Fisher’s friends during the latter part of her life, Marjorie Marshall and Butch Williams. They will be singing the songs that we al...

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Russellville educators get school year off to good start

Posted on August 5, 2015 9:49 PM

The Russellville Independent Schools celebrated their Opening Day on Wednesday, Aug. 5, with a large crowd gathered at Crossroads Church. Cindy Holloway served everyone a lovely continental breakfast, and Mayor Mark Stratton delivered the invocation. Pastor Chris Cowen welcomed all to the meeti...

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Rotary resumes award-winning Happy Feet project for new school year

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 3, 2015 3:28 PM

For a sixth straight year, Russellville Rotary Club members—with the help of many other Logan Countians—will put their “Service Above Self” motto into action for the benefit of young people in the Land of Logan. Letters are going out this week from Project Chairman Jim Riley...

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