February 2017 Articles


Superintendent search committee named

Posted on February 26, 2017 8:56 AM

Russellville Public Schools is making progress toward finding a new superintendent. The Board of Education has established the superintendent screening committee, now. Following the required procedures established in KRS 160.352, the following people will serve on the Russellville Public Schools&rsq...

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News Briefs on The LoJo for January 2017

By Jim Turner

Posted on February 26, 2017 12:04 AM

Jan 30, 2017 Panthers hold off Cougars at the line in OT Great long-range shooting couldn't make up for poor free throw shooting Monday for the Logan County Cougars. Coach Lonnie Mason's team hit 13 three-pointers but got only 9 of 17 free throws to fall. With Pedro Bradshaw...

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By Jim Turner

Posted on February 20, 2017 9:24 PM

The Adairville Volunteer Fire Department located and purchased the city's original 1927 General Motor Truck Corporation-Yellow Cab Company built fire engine in August 2016. With its original Buick engine, the truck still runs! The department could not use tax dollars to purchase it, so fund ra...

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RMS Beta qualifies for nationals, academic team for state

By Kim McDaniel, Principal

Posted on February 19, 2017 10:14 PM

Our RHS Academic Team had some great success this weekend at the Regional Governor’s Cup Tournament in Madisionville. Coach Jennifer Rogers reported the following results: Overall---Regional Runner-Up Quick Recall—Regional Runner-Up Phillip Wilkerson—2nd Place Science Matthew Wilk...

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Panther Party to return March 11 featuring comedians

By Jim Turner

Posted on February 17, 2017 12:49 PM

The Panther Party Athletic Fundraiser is back at Russellville Jr./Sr. High School, but in a different format. “We have spent countless hours planning a fun-filled night for our Panther Community and Supporters. This year we will have a comedy show, catered dinner, and the opportunity to part...

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WKU announces Fall 2016 graduates

By Jim Turner

Posted on February 15, 2017 9:50 PM

Western Kentucky University has announced its December 2016 graduates. The following are those who list an address from Logan County: Adairville: Alyssa M. Lowe, Bachelor of Science Auburn: James J. Clark, Bachelor of Science; Amber D. Greenlaw, Bachelor of Science; Jennifer N. Grider,  Inte...

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Parent member sought to serve on superintendent search panel

Posted on February 13, 2017 10:00 PM

The Russellville Board of Education is seeking a parent to serve on its superintendent screening committee. The screening committee will screen all applicants and recommend candidate names to the Board of Education for the position of superintendent. The time commitment of committee members includes...

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With strong Logan connection, SKYCTC's SKY FAME receives major Work Ready funding

By Mark Brooks and Jim Turner

Posted on February 8, 2017 10:44 PM

SKYCTC and SKY FAME’s AMT program will directly address employer needs in Southcentral Kentucky for an increased and more highly skilled workforce by increasing the number of work-ready, multi-skilled associate degree graduates. Students participating in the AMT program at SKYCTC will work at ...

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Quarles backs bill to extend weight tolerance for vehicles carrying farm products, feed

By Ted Sloan

Posted on February 8, 2017 8:41 PM

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles endorsed legislation that would help Kentucky farmers transport their goods more efficiently and make Kentucky agriculture more competitive with other states. House Bill 174, sponsored by state Rep. Richard Heath of Mayfield, passed in the House Agriculture Com...

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Russellville schools to be out rest of the week

Posted on February 8, 2017 1:20 PM

Russellville Superintendent Leon Smith has announced that Russellville Independent Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday because of widespread illness. This is his announcement: “Due to a large number of student absences due to illness, we will be dismissing school for the remainder of t...

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WKU announces Fall 2016 honor students

Posted on February 8, 2017 4:02 AM

Western Kentucky University has announced its Fall 2016 Dean’s and President’s List. These lists are open to undergraduate students who have at least 12 hours of coursework for the semester with no incomplete grades. Students making the Dean’s List have a grade-point a...

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Don Halcomb receives UK Wheat Science Group Service Award

By Katie Pratt, UK College of Agriculture

Posted on February 6, 2017 10:48 PM

The University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group recently honored Kentucky producer Don Halcomb of Logan County with its first Service Award. The group created the award to recognize individuals for their partnerships with and contributions to wheat research in the UK College of Agriculture, Foo...

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Russellville Board takes first step to appoint new superintendent

Posted on February 3, 2017 8:07 AM

 Russellville Independent School District’s Board of Education has started the process of selecting the next superintendent of the Russellville Independent Schools. Using the services of Phil Eason, a consultant with the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA), the district i...

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Joe Sparks sworn in as city school board member

By Penni Nugent

Posted on February 2, 2017 12:01 AM

Joe Sparks was sworn in as the newest member of the Russellville Independent Schools Board of Education on Jan. 5. He was appointed by Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt on Dec. 12 to fill the unexpired term of the late David Corbin until 2018. Sparks was born and raised in southeastern...

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FSNB promotes Keltner to Sr. VP, Reynolds to Logan president

By Josh Bowles

Posted on February 1, 2017 9:55 PM

First Southern National Bank recently promoted two local bankers. Alex Keltner, who has served the bank for more than 22 years, has been named Senior Vice President, Chief Banking Officer. The vacancy of Community President in Logan County has been filled by local First Southern National Bank Loan &...

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Kindergarten registration set for county schools

Posted on February 1, 2017 3:34 PM

Logan County Schools will have Kindergarten registration at each of the elementary schools on February 6 and 7. Registration times will be 10 a.m. – 2:p.m. each day. Parents should bring the following items with them at the time of registration: child’s birth certificate ...

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