March 2014 Articles


City donates deGraffenried portrait to school system

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 27, 2014 11:52 PM

The only known portrait of benefactor Thomas P. deGraffenried was unveiled at the Grand Opening of the Logan County Public Library on Russellville’s West Sixth Street on Aug. 6, 1967. That portrait, which hung in the deGraffenried Room of the library for over four decades, now belongs to the R...

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City board amends school calendar

Posted on March 18, 2014 11:17 PM

According to Superintendent Leon Smith, the Russellville School Board approved the following amended calendar for 2013-2014 at Tuesday’s board meeting.     No school on Tuesday, May 20, Election Day but staff will report.  Last day for students will be Thursday,...

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Roger Cook receives national school board honor

By Leslie Moore

Posted on March 18, 2014 10:37 PM

Roger Cook, former superintendent of the Russellville Independent Schools, has received a national honor from the National School Boards Association. The following article is reprinted with permission from the Central Kentucky News-Journal of Campbellsville. When he accepts the award in Washington,...

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KY Health Co-op dominates insurance exchange

By Kentucky Health News

Posted on March 18, 2014 8:26 PM

The Kentucky Health Cooperative, a non-profit, consumer-governed health plan, has captured 75 percent of the business on Kentucky's health-insurance exchange, according to the latest figures from the exchange.The co-op competes on Louisville-based Humana's home turf and came out ...

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Russellville band students earn honors

Posted on March 9, 2014 7:34 PM

Forty-two students from Russellville High School and Russellville Middle School participated in the Solo & Ensemble Festival at Western Kentucky University recently. According to Principal Kim McDaniel, the following students received a Proficient and/or a Distinguished rating. From RHS: C...

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House approves Energy Efficiency Improvement Act overwhelmingly

By Marty Irby

Posted on March 5, 2014 9:21 PM

The U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday approved H.R. 2126, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act, by a vote of 375 to 36. This bipartisan legislation uses a market-driven and voluntary approach to encourage energy and costs savings. The legislation is a package of four measures authored by Ene...

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Good News Reports for February

Posted on March 5, 2014 9:02 PM

Each month, the six schools in the Logan County system are invited to present Good News reports to the board of education. These are the reports for February:   Adairville: *During the 2013-2014 Homecoming Festivities, 8th grader Austin Rayno was crowned as king, and 8th grader Rachel Pitts ...

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Russellville Area tech students win at SkillsUSA region

Posted on March 3, 2014 7:51 PM

Over 150 high school students competed in the Region 4 SkillsUSA competition hosted by Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College and the Warren County Area Technology Center, on Friday, Feb. 21. Russellville Area Technology Center students took first place in eight contests. Thirteen di...

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February News Briefs

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 1, 2014 7:53 PM

2/28/2014 RHS wins 3rd straight district title Russsellville hit seven straight free throws in the final 83 seconds of the 13th District finals Friday at Logan County High School on the way to a 55-48 win over Franklin-Simpson for their third straight champions...

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