July 2015 Articles


Thoughts on public service of some special people

By Jim Turner

Posted on July 26, 2015 10:21 PM

Some thoughts on people who have served others, both at home and in time of war: The deaths of Jackie Dunlap and Emolene Darden during the final days of June served as a reminder that the Land of Logan seems to have been hit particularly hard and often in 2015 with the lives ending of many who have...

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Russellville Blues to honor Ray Charles, Mary Ann Fisher

Posted on July 23, 2015 10:39 PM

Russellville Blues will present a free concert on Friday, Aug. 7, featuring the music of Ray Charles and Mary Ann Fisher. Soloists will include two of Mary Ann Fisher’s friends during the latter part of her life, Marjorie Marshall and Butch Williams. They will be singing the songs that we al...

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Ventra Plastics first to receive major state award

Posted on July 23, 2015 9:38 PM

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will be in Logan County next Wednesday to present a first-of-a-kind award to a Russellville industry. Grimes will present the inaugural Corporations for the Commonwealth award for a civic-oriented large business to Ventra Plastics, a Canadian-based manufac...

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Extreme 3D Fest begins 4-day run at Logan Airport

By Jim Turner

Posted on July 23, 2015 7:53 AM

The 2015 Extreme 3D Fest, which is expected to draw large crowds, begins today at the Russellville-Logan County Airport and runs four days through Sunday. It’s free and open to the public. Presented by Extreme Flight Radio Control, events will be underway from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. each day. Among ...

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Industries, businesses give Logan math & science teachers practical training

By Amy Marsh Clark

Posted on July 22, 2015 11:08 PM

Leaders from the Logan Economic Alliance for Development (LEAD) and the Logan County Chamber of Commerce have begun developing a framework of a week-long opportunity for teachers and business leaders to interact and discuss ways to expand and improve the math and science instruction in Logan County ...

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Here's a look at most popular stories on The LoJo

By Jim Turner

Posted on July 20, 2015 9:35 PM

Stories of a boy who plays baseball like a man, of a young man who has turned his dream into reality, and of grown men wanting to reenact their youth were the most popular articles on The Logan Journal during the first half of 2015. Readers clicked ‘Like’ at least 50 times on 91 of the ...

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Tammeria Ramsey becomes licensed funeral director

By Jim Turner

Posted on July 15, 2015 10:52 PM

Four years after she accepted the position of office manager at Summers, Kirby and Sanders Funeral Home, Tammeria Ramsey has taken a huge step in the funeral business. She is now a licensed funeral director for the state of Kentucky. The Adairville native completed three years of training as an app...

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SKYCTC still has scholarships available

Posted on July 13, 2015 10:38 PM

Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College has announced that there is still time to apply for scholarships to help pay for your education. Scholarships are awarded to students who meet specific criteria. They can be based on need, program or academic achievements. Best of all:...

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Hunt, Howard & Arnold prove to be FFA ASSETs

Posted on July 8, 2015 9:36 PM

During the week of June 14-18, Morgan Hunt, Kenton Howard and Abby Arnold attended the ASSET (Agriculture Students Striving for Effective Tomorrows) Conference along with 22 other participants that were accepted. It was held at Western Kentucky University and throughout the week, students got to s...

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Finding great career came by happenstance for LCHS, RATC, SKYCTC alum

By Mark Brooks

Posted on July 8, 2015 5:01 PM

When Anthony Cartmell of Russellville was a student at Logan County High School, he thought he wanted to be an automotive mechanic. In fact, his plans were to take automotive technology classes at the Russellville Area Technology Center (RACT) and then complete his training at Southcentral Kentucky ...

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Sarah Fox receives Lifetime Experience grant

Posted on July 7, 2015 9:55 PM

The Office of Scholar Development (OSD) has awarded 10 WKU students a total of $17,900 in Lifetime Experience Grants in the 2014-15 academic year. Sarah Fox, a music and history double major from Russellville, used her LTE grant to complete a score study in New York City with renowne...

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