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City educators trying to stop House bill that would eliminate the Russellville School District

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 30, 2018 11:00 PM



  A group from the Russellville Independent Schools will go to Frankfort Thursday to meet with their representatives in the Kentucky General Assembly about the latest blow to public education in Kentucky by the Republican-dominated state government led by relentless actions from Gov. Matt Bevi...

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Contested elections set up for May and November

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 30, 2018 9:56 PM



Eight primary campaigns and a minimum of 10 general election showdowns have been set up during the local election season of 2018, following the close of filing for office Tuesday afternoon. Twelve candidates—11 of them incumbents—survived the filing deadline and will be without oppositi...

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Russellville academic teams shine as Homecoming Week begins

By Ben Bruni, Principal

Posted on January 28, 2018 11:14 PM



RJSHS Students Participate in MLK Walk and Unity presentation This past week, under the direction of RJSHS Assistant Principals Cameron Jackson and Carlos Qualres as well as teachers from RMS and RHS, 8th Grade students as well as many of RHS’s junior class attended the make-up MLK walk and...

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MLK March and Celebration rescheduled for Friday, concert Sunday

Posted on January 25, 2018 9:34 PM



The 32nd Annual Dr. Martin King Jr. Commemorative Unity Walk Celebration will be held Friday morning at 8:15. The event had to be rescheduled because of weather conditions on the originally scheduled day, Jan. 12.' This walk will begin from the historic Bank Street AME Church on 564 East Fifth Stre...

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Four more candidates file for office in Logan County

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 23, 2018 10:32 PM



Four candidates filed for public office Tuesday in Logan County, setting up two more contested primaries.  Stephen Stratton, who has served as a deputy under Sheriff Wallace Whittaker, is running against him for the Democratic nomination for that office. Another man who has served as...

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Contested political elections shaping up in Logan County

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 21, 2018 10:43 PM



With only seven more business days remaining for filing, at least nine races will be contested in Logan County during this election year, some in the primaries, some in the general election, and a few in both. Only three incumbents on the county level have said they will not seek reelection. They a...

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RHS coaching interviews to begin, spring break shortened

By Ben Bruni, Principal

Posted on January 21, 2018 9:50 PM



Snow Week Adjustments Snow wiped out several days’ worth of school this past week, claiming the Friday before last and then Monday through Thursday. RJSHS was finally able to get back into the building on Friday, starting school on a two-hour delay. These days missed are added to two earlier ...

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Bevin's proposed budget would reduce many local services

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 19, 2018 10:21 PM



According to Tom Loftus of The Courier-Journal, Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed budget bill, House Bill 200, was posted on the Legislative Research Commission website late Tuesday night. And that bill includes a list of the 70 state programs that would get "no state funds" for the next two years&nbs...

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City Schools to reopen Friday two hours late

By Bart Flener, Superintendent

Posted on January 18, 2018 7:37 PM



Russellville Independent Schools will be OPEN on a 2-hour delay Friday, Jan. 19. Stevenson Elementary will begin at 9:30 a.m., and RJSHS will begin at 10. School buildings will be open at regular times if you need to drop your student off early by VEHICLE. All Russellville Adult Team Me...

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Russellville superintendent relies on country lyrics to announce snow closing Thursday

By Bart Flener, Superintendent

Posted on January 17, 2018 7:57 PM



From the Zac Brown Band…. I wanna see you again But I’m stuck in Colder Weather Maybe tomorrow will be better Can I call you then? I hope I don’t have to call again tomorrow but I am “calling” now to inform everyone that Russellville Independen...

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KDW and EPA warn of water drainage into sinkhole issues

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 17, 2018 6:47 PM



Kentucky Division of Water and EPA monitor any practices that may result in surface or groundwater pollution concerns. Recently they have become more aware of activities in Kentucky to drain surface runoff into sinkholes or into the groundwater systems. These efforts to drain surface water int...

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Jo Orange will not seek fifth term as Fifth District magistrate

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 13, 2018 1:23 PM



Fifth District Magistrate Jo Orange has announced that she will not seek a fifth consecutive term on Logan Fiscal Court. Instead she plans to concentrate on helping her youngest child, Mary Orange, in her campaign for the position of Logan Circuit Court. She made the announcement official at this w...

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State to reward feeding sites for children for buying Kentucky-grown produce

By Ted Sloan

Posted on January 12, 2018 11:50 PM



Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles thas unveiled an initiative that will open a new front on combating food insecurity: summer meals for Kentucky children. In a speech at the Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference, Commissioner Quarles announced that the Kentucky-grown Fruit and Vegetable Incen...

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Condition of local highways deteriorating

By Wes Watt

Posted on January 12, 2018 8:15 PM



Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3 crews battled cold, rain and icy conditions for most of the day on Friday. Road conditions are expected to get worse as icy conditions have taken over in most of the District 3 area along with cold temperatures and snow. Crews will continue to do what ...

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Evening choir concert to accompany morning MLK Unity Walk Friday

Posted on January 8, 2018 9:42 PM



The 32nd Annual Dr. Martin King Jr. Commemorative Unity Walk Celebration will be held Friday morning at 8:15 on Jan. 12. Everyone is invited.' This walk will begin from the historic Bank Street AME Church on 564 East Fifth Street in Russellville, proceed up Fifth Street; walk around the square, win...

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Trio of RHS students score 34 or better on ACT

By Ben Bruni, Principal

Posted on January 7, 2018 5:27 PM



First Week Back Success The first week back was a cold one but that didn’t stop RJSHS from kicking into high gear. Students braved the chilly first week and brought great attitudes with them as they entered into the critical third quarter of the school year. ACT Success Several Russellvil...

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News Briefs on The LoJo in December 2017

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 6, 2018 9:46 PM



Dec 31, 2017 Retired Lewisburg teacher and WRUS music collection expert Gerald Hildabrand dies The Logan Journal is very sorry to have to add retired Lewisburg educator/WRUS music collection specialist Gerald Hildabrand to the list of well-known people who died in 2...

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New Logan career and technical center to open for students Tuesday

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 2018 10:34 PM



History will be made Tuesday morning when the doors open and students pour in to the new Logan County Career and Technical Center (LCCTC), which opens for classes for the first time. Groundbreaking was held for the $14.8 million facility on Sept. 6, 2016. Construction was to end Dec. 19, 2017, but ...

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