December 2015 Articles


News Briefs on The LoJo in December 2015

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 31, 2015 10:21 PM

12/31/2015 Concerned Citizens offeringBOGO meal tickets to local eateries Buy one, Get One Free meal tickets are being sold by Concerned Citizens of Logan County as a fund raiser for their after school tutorial program and food pantry. Purchasers can get one ticket ...

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Todd's Panthers hold off Pardue's Knights for FSNB title

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 31, 2015 9:07 PM

Four was the magic number Tuesday as the Russellville Panthers beat Clarksville Kenwood 60-50 Tuesday for the championship of the FSNB Christmas Classic. It was the fourth time RHS has won the championship. Their win kept former Panther coach Dennis Pardue stuck at four championships, three of them ...

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Myla Porter to become WRUS air personality

Posted on December 29, 2015 11:23 PM

Russellville-based WRUS (610-AM) has announced that Myla Porter is joining the station’s on-air staff. Myla will host the afternoon drive segment, weekdays from 2-6 p.m. For the past 30 years she has served the people of our area on the airwaves, including morning drives stints at WVVR and W...

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Ami Brooks files for state representative race

Posted on December 29, 2015 10:56 PM

Ami L. Brooks, a Western Kentucky native, formally filed with the Kentucky Secretary of State to run as the Republican candidate for State Representative for District 16, which includes Logan County, Todd County, and a portion of Warren County.  "I believe that our District is ready for a more...

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Little Cougar Academy offered by Logan schools

Posted on December 27, 2015 9:11 PM

A child’s first days of school are a memorable event for both students and their families. The child enters a new experience, eager to learn, make new friends, and lay the foundation for the child’s next 13 years. In Kentucky, all children entering kindergarten for the first time shoul...

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Adairville first school in KY named School to Watch 5 times

Posted on December 27, 2015 4:53 PM

Recently, Adairville School became the first school in the state of Kentucky to be recognized as a School to Watch for a fifth term. School to Watch is a national program run through the United States Department of Education led by The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform and is aimed a...

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Sandra Light named Stevenson assistant principal

By Penni Nugent

Posted on December 20, 2015 9:55 PM

Stevenson Elementary School has announced that Sandra Light became assistant principal effective Monday, Dec. 14.  She is originally from Los Angeles, Cal., and is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University.  Her graduate programs, both Masters and Administration, were completed at&nbs...

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CharacterWorks honors Students of Character

By Penni Nugent

Posted on December 20, 2015 6:37 PM

On Saturday, Dec. 12, students numbering 75 and an overflow crowd of supportive parents, family members, and friends gathered in the Historic Courthouse to recognize each student.  Teachers selected each student from all over Russellville and Logan County to be recognized for exemplary Charac...

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WKU holds 178th Commencement

Posted on December 14, 2015 10:50 AM

WKU conferred degrees to more than 1,400 graduates and recognized its top students during its Fall 2015 Commencement on Saturday at Diddle Arena. In morning and afternoon ceremonies of its 178th Commencement, WKU conferred degrees and certificates to 1,425 graduates — 65 associate, ...

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Stevenson students honored for test results

Posted on December 12, 2015 10:01 PM

On Tuesday, Stevenson Elementary School recognized 4th-6th grade K-Prep students with medals, honors, and a banquet and ceremony in the SES gym. Students and their families enjoyed the program with guest speaker Lucretia Pratt, then the presentation of their medals.  A meal was shared by...

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Auburn's inclusion in Distinguished Schools among many achievements

By Sarah Hatton, Assistant Principal

Posted on December 8, 2015 5:05 PM

Auburn School has much to be thankful for this past month! We are excited to be recognized once again as a Distinguished School by the Kentucky Department of Education because of the hard work our students, faculty, staff, parents and families put in every day! Auburn’s elementary school is ra...

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Chandlers named School to Watch again

Posted on December 7, 2015 5:06 AM

In November, Chandlers School was re-designated as a Middle School to Watch.  Chandlers previously received this honor in 2010 and again in 2011. The award is presented by The National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform. The school was evaluated in the areas of academic excellence, deve...

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Contract awarded for completing Russellville Southern Bypass

Posted on December 2, 2015 11:34 PM

State Representative Martha Jane King of Logan County has announced that the long-anticipated Southern Bypass of Russellville will be constructed. The news comes just a few days before Gov. Steve Beshear ends his eight-year tenure as the state’s chief executive officer. “I am so please...

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Former UK quarterback Ramsey named Secretary of Labor

Posted on December 2, 2015 4:08 PM

Today, Governor-Elect Bevin announced the appointment of former University of Kentucky quarterback Derrick K. Ramsey to Secretary of the Labor Cabinet. Ramsey brings decades of leadership experience from posts in the public and academic sectors. “I am pleased to announce Derrick Ramsey as our...

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Adairville students encouraged to fly their paper planes

By Kristina Rice, Principal

Posted on December 2, 2015 11:23 AM

Normally, making a paper airplane and letting it fly through the halls of school would be cause for a quick trip to the principal’s office, but that hasn’t been the case lately at Adairville School where students have been afforded the opportunity to not only make paper airplanes but bec...

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