June 2020 Articles


Scottsville rehab facility transferring COVID-19 patients to Creekwood

Posted on June 18, 2020 11:54 AM

  Creekwood Place Rehab & Nursing in Russellville, which has reduced the active cases of residents with confirmed COVID-19 cases, is welcoming more people suffering from the virus, according to a WBKO-13 story Wednesday. The sick residents are being transferred from the Cal Turner Rehab &...

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Absentee ballots for primary election must be requested by this Monday

By Jim Turner

Posted on June 13, 2020 6:35 PM

Kentuckians are being encouraged to vote by absentee ballot in the Primary Election, which was moved from May to June 23 because of COVID-19 concerns. The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot is this Monday, June 15. Registered voters can apply for a ballot by going to the website GoVoteKY....

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'Peaceful protest' attracts crowd, comments, signs and unity

By Jim Turner

Posted on June 11, 2020 7:02 PM

  Hundreds of people united in Russellville Sunday afternoon for a peaceful protest about race relations, prompted by world-wide concerns brought about by killings of African American people by white police officers in Louisville, Minneapolis and Georgia in the last few months. The group, whi...

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Community leaders discuss Justice for All locally

By Jim Turner

Posted on June 9, 2020 8:08 PM

  On Saturday, June 6, in the former RISD IT building across from the Central Office, the event “Justice For All Crucial Community Conversation” was hosted by Superintendent Bart Flener and Russellville Independent Schools.  After a breakfast served by Roy’s Bar-B-...

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Ben Slack & Matthew Wilkerson earn top RHS academic awards

By Ben Bruni, Principal

Posted on June 8, 2020 6:50 PM

  On Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, the Russellville High School Class of 2020 participated in a series of individual graduation ceremonies. Each member of the Class of 2020 was able to enjoy a personalized ceremony for themselves and up to six family members. Operating under the guida...

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Logan and Simpson among only 15 counties in nation getting 'high intensity' drug funds

Posted on June 8, 2020 8:56 AM

  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has announced that Clark, Logan and Simpson Counties in Kentucky have been chosen for inclusion in the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program. The HIDTA program, operated under the White House Office of National Drug...

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Justice for All session tomorrow to be aired on WRUS

By Bart Flener, Russellville School Superintendent

Posted on June 5, 2020 7:33 PM

  STATEMENT FROM RUSSELLVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS Russellville Independent Schools wishes to express our heartfelt sympathies and frustrations with the persistence of racial injustice that has once again been highlighted in America by recent events. As one of the most racially diverse public ...

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Rural Kentucky receives $490,000 for telehealth upgrades

Posted on June 5, 2020 1:59 PM

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has announced that LifeSkills Inc., which is headquartered in Bowling Green, received $491,818 to expand telehealth services throughout 18 rural counties in Southcentral and Western Kentucky, including Logan and every adjacent county to it. The fede...

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Health Department explains Contact Tracing

Posted on June 4, 2020 6:06 PM

The Barren River Health Department has issued the following statement about Contact Tracing in relationship to the COVID-19 pandemic: What is Contact Tracing and How Does it Help? The Barren River District Health Department is accustomed to doing contact tracing as part of our routine communicabl...

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Aidan Hughes & Emerson McKinnis lead Auburn Class

By Sarah Hatton, Assistant Principal

Posted on June 2, 2020 10:38 AM

  Auburn Elementary School celebrated promotion of the 2020 8th grade class on Friday, May 22, at 6 p.m.  Thanks to the assistance of Auburn City Hall, Auburn Police, Auburn Fire Department, and Logan County Sheriff’s Department, students and their families enjoyed a promotion parad...

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News Briefs on The LoJo for May 2020

By Jim Turner

Posted on June 1, 2020 10:10 AM

  May 30, 2020 Volunteer cleanup day set at Coon Range Fish & Game Volunteers are welcome to help clear up a North Logan landmark Monday. A Facebook group has been formed called Save Coon Range Fish & Game Club. From 1-5 p.m., volunteers are asked to come help mow, weedeat ...

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