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News Briefs in February 2015

By Jim Turner

Posted on February 28, 2015 11:22 PM



2/28/2015 Olmstead School featured A highly favorable article about Olmstead Middle School was featured on the Region page of the Bowling Green Daily News Saturday. The headline was “small school, BIG Success” and the subhead was “Rural School ...

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RHS swimming, academic teams perform well

By Kim McDaniel, Principal

Posted on February 26, 2015 8:50 PM



The RHS Swimming Panthers traveled to Owensboro on Friday, Feb, 13 to compete in the Region 1 Swimming & Diving Championships. Representing Russellville High School at the regional meet were senior Eduardo Rodriguez, junior Kate Bouldin, freshmen Cole Celsor and Fernanda Rodriguez, and 8th ...

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Paul Just, Kenny Klein named to SID Hall of Fame

By Micahel Schroeder

Posted on February 25, 2015 9:43 PM



Longtime Western Kentucky University Sports Information Director Paul Just will be among seven people inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame this summer. Among those joining him will be , Senior Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations at the ...

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Riley Insurance moving, leaving prime office space available

By Jim Turner

Posted on February 24, 2015 5:53 PM



One of Russellville’s prime office locations will be available for a new occupant in less than six weeks. It’s the first time it has come open in well over half a century. Jesse L. Riley and Son Insurance is moving out of its long-time location at 270 South Main Street for larger spaces...

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Chamber board urges members to support Right-to-Work vote Tuesday

By Ryan Craig, Executive Director

Posted on February 23, 2015 10:11 PM



The Logan County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted unanimously on Feb. 10 to support the county-by-county Right-To-Work legislation. 2015 Chamber President Shane Hayes will be speaking on behalf of the Chamber at the next Logan County Fiscal Court meeting to voice the board's support...

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Kayla Hazel of Auburn earns top WKU scholarship

Posted on February 23, 2015 11:31 AM



Western Kentucky University has selected 26 students as recipients of the 2015-16 Cherry Presidential Scholarship, the school’s most prestigious academic award. One of them is Kayla Hazel of Auburn, a senior at Logan County High Schools whose mother is Michelle Thomason. She plans to maj...

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Good News for Logan schools in January 2015

Posted on February 20, 2015 10:38 PM



At each month’s meeting of the Logan County Board of Education, each school presents a list of “Good News” items. Also Superintendent Kevin Hub issues a report. This is the January report: ADAIRVILLE: Adairville’s KYA (Kentucky Youth Assembly) received a ‘Delegation o...

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Laster, Johnson, Thompson succeed in track and field

By Jim Turner

Posted on February 18, 2015 10:23 PM



Coach Greg Howard, who has built a highly successful cross country and track program at Logan County High School, is proud of the successes of some of his former competitors in the sports. He has shared information about them with The LoJo. Former Logan County track and cross country standout Joe D...

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Lt. Gov. candidate Jenean Hampton to speak to GOP women

Posted on February 18, 2015 5:26 PM



The Logan County Republican Women’s Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m. at GOP Headquarters on Russelville’s Carrico Square. The featured guest speaker will be Jenean Hampton, who is a candidate for lieutenant governor on the ticket with gubernatorial candidate, Matt Bevin. &l...

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Crews battling deteriorating road conditions

By Wes Watt

Posted on February 18, 2015 9:43 AM



Freshly fallen snow along with added icy conditions have setback road clearing efforts. Motorists need to expect any travel this Wednesday morning to be worse than it was yesterday afternoon. If motorists have to travel today, please use extreme caution. Tremendous progress was made Tuesday with Int...

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State road crews working around the clock

By Wes Watt

Posted on February 16, 2015 6:55 PM



Crews have battled severe winter conditions since midnight and will be working around the clock in shifts to continue to improve the roads in District Three.   Interstate 65 was the concentrated area today requiring other crews who would normally treat other routes to assist plowing I-65.&nbs...

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Artisans at Saddle Factory to close in 6 weeks

Posted on February 14, 2015 12:01 PM



For the past four years, Kentucky Artisans at the Saddle Factory has been a creative hub in Logan County. While it has primarily served as a retail location for countless Kentucky artists and craftspeople, it has also been home to classes, concerts, and the popular Young Artists’ Boot Camp.&nb...

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Road crews prepare for predicted snow

By Wes Watt

Posted on February 13, 2015 10:25 PM



Crews from every county in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Three area, including Logan, will be pretreating roads Friday and Saturday in preparation for possible winter weather expected to arrive early Monday morning. Temperatures on Sunday could be too cold to pret...

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Ben Kemplin promoted to Logan central office

Posted on February 3, 2015 5:32 PM



The Logan County Board of Education has announced the selection of Ben Kemplin as the system’s new Director of Human Resources and Operations.  Kemplin is currently the principal at Olmstead School, where he has served since 1999. During his tenure, Olmstead School was named a Kentucky S...

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Todd County Standard best in state again

Posted on February 2, 2015 9:49 PM



For the ninth straight year, the Todd County Standard was named Best Small Weekly Newspaper in the Kentucky Press Association's annual Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers contest. The awards ceremony was held last Friday in Louisville. The following is a list of individual awards. Publisher Ryan Cra...

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Homecoming, Green Out, basketball, archery, swimming, academics part of week at RHS

By Kim McDaniel, Principal

Posted on February 1, 2015 10:59 PM



A summary of The Week That Was at Russellville Sr/Jr High as reported by the principal: Congratulations to our 2015 Basketball Homecoming Court and to the Panther basketball team on a well-deserved victory over South Warren during our homecoming activities.  The following students were elected...

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R Club Memorial nearing construction

By Jim Turner

Posted on February 1, 2015 10:16 AM



“I do something every day to sell a brick,” Greg Owens says. “I don’t want to miss anyone.” Owens is not in the brick-laying or construction supply business. Instead, he is a tireless, unpaid advocate for the Russellville Independent School District, especially when sp...

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