March 2016 Articles


Springfield representatives visit Logan-Todd Water

By Bob Hedges

Posted on March 30, 2016 10:48 PM

I have the privilege to serve Logan/Todd Regional Water Commission as its attorney. Recently LTRWC entered into an agreement to welcome on board the City of Springfield, Tenn., as the 13th member, joining Todd County Water District, City of Elkton, City of Trenton, City of Guthrie, East Logan Water ...

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RHS Principal's Report for March 27

By Kim McDaniel, Principal

Posted on March 27, 2016 10:15 PM

Tennis Congratulations to the RHS Tennis team and the following members of the team on victories at yesterday’s match in Barren County: Milam Watkins, Jacob Naylor, Edward Barber, Elly Myers,Fraley Watkins, Shawn Steele, Javier Canales. Both of our tennis programs are le...

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Logan does have talent

By Donna Wilkerson

Posted on March 27, 2016 9:05 PM

In case you were wondering, yes, Logan has got talent - quiet a lot of it, actually. Anyone who was privileged to attend the 4th Annual Logan's Got Talent showcase at the Historic Logan County Courthouse on March 25 can vouch for that fact. The standing-room-only ground was treated to a ...

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RHS Principal's Report for March 20

By Kim McDaniel, Principal

Posted on March 20, 2016 9:48 PM

We had a very busy week at RJSHS along with many activities that occurred over the weekend! Members from both of academic teams are currently in Louisville competing in the State Governor’s Cup event! We wish them the best of luck and look forward to hearing results of their successes! Thanks...

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Sounds of the Past

By John Paul Brady

Posted on March 20, 2016 2:38 PM

John Paul Brady is a graduate of and former teacher and coach at Lewisburg High School before becoming a pastor. He and his wife, the former Sherri Pitt, live in North Carolina. He and his brother Mike were the sons of Victor and Louise Brady, who lived at and ran a store at the entranceway to North...

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The Great Wall of Trump

By Rachel Schmieder

Posted on March 19, 2016 8:58 PM

Rachel Schmieder is a Dual Track student. She is both a senior at Franklin-Simpson High School and a freshman at Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College’s Franklin Center. She is considering a career in journalism. Donald Trump stands confidently on stage at nearly every Repub...

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Logan Chamber Newsletter for March 19

By Ryan Craig, Executive Director

Posted on March 19, 2016 3:12 PM

“I can’t believe it is almost time!” I proclaimed a little less than 24 hours after the Annual Dinner earlier this month. But, sure enough, Assistant Director Amanda Baker and I were already talking about the upcoming Logan County Tobacco and Heritage Festival. Sure enough, ne...

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Logan Chamber Newsletter for March 17

By Ryan Craig, Executive Director

Posted on March 18, 2016 9:43 PM

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner, otherwise known as our "Spring Fling," was a sell-out last and had good singing, good food and some surprises. We also recognized individuals, business leaders and groups who went above and beyond for Logan County this past year. Paula Timb...

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Situations, emotions similar between Russellville & Franklin shootings

By Rhonda Barton

Posted on March 16, 2016 10:25 PM

After reading Jane Wells’ thoughts on The LoJo about one of her former students committing a violent crime in Russellville and then being shot to death himself Tuesday (, Rhonda Barton has written about a double shooting in Franklin...

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Teacher reflects on special student who died violently following crime

By Jane Wells

Posted on March 16, 2016 12:53 AM

Jane Birdwhistell Wells has taught at her alma mater, Lewisburg, for 27 years. In the following article, she reflects on the violent death of one of her former students in a confrontation with police in North Russellville Tuesday. I’ve always been told to keep my mouth shut...and I've never b...

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Jessie Baker of RHS named Chamber Teacher of the Year

By Penni Nugent

Posted on March 10, 2016 7:58 PM

We would like to congratulate Jessie Baker upon her being selected as the 2016 Logan County Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year!  She was recognized and honored at the Annual Chamber Dinner held, Thursday, March 3, at the Logan county Extension Office. Ms. Baker teaches 11th grade U....

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Expungement complicated issue facing General Assembly

By Sen. Whitney Westerfield

Posted on March 8, 2016 8:17 PM

The passage of bills that would help children with disabilities, preserve rights of victims in criminal cases, and fight for the rights of the unborn highlighted another busy week in the Senate. As March 3 marked day 40 of our 60-day legislative session in Frankfort, we are still anxiously awaiting ...

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SKYCTC student from Logan urges legislators to fund community colleges fully

By John Wright

Posted on March 6, 2016 9:41 PM

John Wright lives and farms with his parents in the Adairville area. He is completing his Associate of Arts degree at SKYCTC while also studying agriculture at WKU. He has taken most of his SKYCTC classes at the nearby Franklin campus. Dear Legislators of the Kentucky General Assembly, My name is ...

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