March 2017 Articles


Auburn KUNA shines at state; Hurt named secretary-general

By Tina Owens, Auburn KUNA sponsor

Posted on March 25, 2017 6:14 PM

Auburn Middle School students attended the state KUNA conference on March 5-7. KUNA (Kentucky United Nations Assembly) is a three-day experience in Louisville that provides students with a greater appreciation for our global community through hands-on involvement with international issues and soluti...

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Logan FFA competes at region

By Hannah Price, Reporter

Posted on March 25, 2017 2:45 PM

On Thursday, March 16,, the Logan County FFA traveled to WKU/Glasgow Campus for the Annual Regional Contest. Our members competed in Impromptu and Extemporaneous Speaking, Creed Speaking, Quiz Bowl, Record Keeping, and Senior Parliamentary procedure.  The following participants competed: ...

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Chamber cuts ribbon for Life Choice Pregnancy Center

By Karen Logan, Chamber Executive Assistant

Posted on March 23, 2017 4:12 PM

On Monday, March 20, Life Choice Pregnancy Center in Russellville, a valued Chamber member, held its Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting and the Logan County Chamber was thrilled to be a part! The crowd was estimated at over 130. Gov. Matt Bevin wrote a letter that was read aloud by a representative from h...

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SES Kids rounding up Teddy bears

By Penni Nugent

Posted on March 22, 2017 10:30 PM

The SES K-KIDS kicked off their 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Round-up on Friday, March 10. Students will be collecting NEW Teddy Bears and NEW youth size fleece character throws to be donated to the Department of Child Protection and Permanency. These gifts will be given to children as a means of comf...

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RHS students celebrate academics with March Madness

By Penni Nugent

Posted on March 22, 2017 8:31 PM

As part of “The Tassel is Worth the Hassle!,” the 2nd Annual Russellville High School 2017 March Madness Party - ACT Prep Incentive Program was held on Thursday, and Friday, March 16-17. In an effort to commend the students for working hard and to make them aware of the fa...

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RHS students participate in IdeaFestival

Posted on March 21, 2017 2:05 PM

Russellville High School GATE/Honors students traveled Wednesday, March 15, to Western Kentucky University to the IdeaFestival. IdeaFestival Bowling Green is an annual celebration of ideas. More specifically, it’s a one-day event held on WKU’s campus that features creative thinkers and...

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RHS Principal's Report for March 19

Posted on March 19, 2017 8:26 PM

The RHS Academic Team returned home on Monday afternoon after spending the weekend in Lexington competing in the State Governor’s Cup Tournament. Our quick recall team was 1 of 32 teams to make it to the level from within the entire state. We also had a record number of students to qualify for...

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Young people can learn Arabic this summer with the help of former LCHS teacher

By Sam Olderburg

Posted on March 18, 2017 8:36 PM

Ten students will be able to study Arabic tuition-free this summer thanks to a grant from the Qatar Foundation International.The grant will fund tuition and travel expenses for 10 students to enroll in Arabic during the Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (...

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Auburn Honor Roll for third quarter

Posted on March 18, 2017 4:59 PM

4th grade: All A: Chaney Barrow, Seth Bessinger, Rose Buettner, Trevin Bond, Eli Bryant, Talen Coursey, Andrew Ford, Carolina Gwynette, Alyssa Hardison, Courtney Hershberger, Leland Hesson, Samson Hightower, Kendall Rigsby, Dalton Steenbergen, Colton Taylor, Kailey Taylor A & B: Luke Arn...

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Ella Moore of Auburn serves as page for Sen. Westerfield

By Sarah Hatton, Assistant Principal

Posted on March 15, 2017 1:22 PM

While people across the Commonwealth are reading and listening to the new legislation emerging from the capitol in Frankfort, one Auburn School student was there to watch the legislative process firsthand. Sixth grade student Ella Moore was selected by The Family Resource and Youth Services Centers...

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Russellville High Beta shines at district

By Kim McDaniel, RHS Principal

Posted on March 12, 2017 6:06 PM

We want to take the opportunity to thank all the Panther supporters who came out last night for our Panther Party, especially those members of the Panther Party committee that has worked for many months to ensure that this “rejuvenation” of the annual party was a success. We had a good e...

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UMC Handbell Choir and Fox family combine for performances in Louisville and Russellville

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 10, 2017 10:15 PM

Two of Russellville’s most talented musical groups—the United Methodist Temple Handbell Choir and the Fox family—have combined for a dynamic presentation that has been heard and seen in Louisville this week and is scheduled for a performance in Russellville Sunday. The handbell ch...

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Olmstead Elementary Academic team members place in district and region

By Catherine Taylor

Posted on March 10, 2017 3:15 PM

The Olmstead Elementary School Academic team recently competed in the district and regional Kentucky Governor’s Cup Competitions.  The district competition was held Feb. 11 at Lincoln Elementary School in Franklin. Olmstead’s individual winners included math:  Calista Petrie ...

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Stevenson student art displayed at state school board convention

By Penni Nugent

Posted on March 10, 2017 2:28 PM

The Stevenson Elementary art students under the direction of Ms. Kelsey Sullivan actively worked on a poster that they provided the Russellville Independent School Board Members as they attended the Kentucky School Board Winter Conference in Louisville the weekend of February 24-26. Ms. Sullivan's a...

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SKYCTC lists honor students for Fall 2016

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 10, 2017 11:49 AM

The following Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College students have been named to the Dean's List and President’s List during the Fall 2016 semester. To be named to the Dean's List a student must have been a full time student and attained a grade average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0...

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RHS Principal's Report for March 5 features music students

By Kim McDaniel, Principal

Posted on March 5, 2017 10:20 PM

Our RMS and RHS Band students traveled to the 3rd District KMEA Solo and Ensembles event on Saturday at Warren Central High School. Director Brian Brown reported the following results: 58 students participated in the Solo & Ensemble Festival. All 58 received Proficient and/or Distinguished Rat...

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Matt Tipton affected countless lives during his 45 years in Russellville

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 3, 2017 6:49 PM

My long-time friend, colleague and traveling companion Matt Tipton will be laid to rest this weekend. I will miss him. In fact, I’ve missed him since this mystery ailment took him away from reality over three months ago. Although we were about the same age, Matt came to teach and coach at Rus...

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