August 2016 Articles


Whitfield resigns from Congress two months early

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 31, 2016 10:25 PM

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01) has notified Governor Matt Bevin and House Speaker Paul Ryan that he will resign as First District Congressman on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 6 P.M. A copy of the letter to Governor Bevin is attached. Congressman Whitfield also stated he would announce h...

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Logan swimmers teach Concerned Citizens campers water safety skills

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 28, 2016 1:11 AM

It turns out that kids don’t have to attend an expensive out-of-town camp to learn the basics of water safety. Twenty-five Russellville/Logan County youngsters learned potential life preservation this summer without charge and without having to worry about heat exhaustion or a sunburn. The yo...

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Logan students earn special KEES scholarship

By Tim Ballard

Posted on August 24, 2016 10:38 AM

Sixteen students from Logan County, including one from Russellville High School have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28...

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Paul & Guthrie hosting service academies information fair

Posted on August 22, 2016 10:19 PM

  This Thursday, Aug. 25, U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie and U.S. Sen. Randy Paul—both of Bowling Green—will host a U.S. Service Academy Information Fair at the Augenstein Alumni Center on the campus of Western Kentucky University. The fair is intended to provide in...

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News Briefs on The LoJo for July 2016

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 21, 2016 6:02 PM

Jul 31, 2016 Bradshaw to announce his college choice Thursday Russellville Athletic Director Calvin Head has announced that a press conference for senior basketball star Pedro Brashaw Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the RHS library. He will announce his decision on where ...

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Ransdell delievers his final Convocation address

By Bob Skipper

Posted on August 21, 2016 6:36 AM

In his final convocation address as WKU’s president, Dr. Gary A. Ransdell reflected on the past 19 years and asked WKU faculty and staff to “join me for the last chapter.” “We will get a lot done over the next 10 months,” Dr. Ransdell told WKU faculty and staff at Frid...

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High-achieving RHS seniors taking all their classes on SKYCTC campuses

By Penni Nugent

Posted on August 20, 2016 8:26 PM

Sixteen seniors at Russellville Junior/Senior High School now have the opportunity to not only earn multiple college credits but to also attend those classes on a college campus.  On Monday, Aug. 15, members of the RJSHS Class of 2016-17, who chose to enroll in the Panther College Academy and...

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Farmers Market Week calls attention to homegrown produce

By Ted Sloan

Posted on August 8, 2016 11:07 AM

Some of Kentucky's approximately 160 farmers' markets will be celebrating National Farmers' Market Week Aug. 7-13 with special events, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. "Farmers' markets give consumers the chance to buy farm-fresh fruits and vegetables as well as meats, bread, s...

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I-65 north of BG to have lane closures for construction

By Wes Watt, KTC

Posted on August 2, 2016 9:35 PM

The state highway department plans for a short-term and long-term lane closure to be put in place in both directions on Interstate 65 near mile marker 30 in Warren County while crews prepare the area to begin work on a new interchange as part of the I-65 to U.S. 31-W connector project. The sho...

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