March 2020 Articles


WKU offering Pass/D/Fail option for spring semester

By Dr. Cheryl Stevens, WKU Provost

Posted on March 31, 2020 1:22 PM

  In the spirit of flexibility, we have developed a grading policy option for this semester only. After consultation with deans, department heads, senate executive committee, chief academic officers at other universities, faculty senators, registrars, financial aid personnel, and accrediting b...

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During Global Pandemic, Buy Local

By Ryan Quarles, Commissioner of Kentucky Agriculture

Posted on March 31, 2020 1:05 PM

  Last week, Kentucky farm families celebrated “National Agriculture Week,” but as you can imagine, our annual celebration was quieter than usual, given our on-going fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic. As I talked to members of the media and neighbors to promote the celebra...

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Wave Parade reunites isolated students with teachers briefly

By Mindy Key

Posted on March 30, 2020 9:17 AM

    On Friday, March 27, Stevenson Elementary and Russellville Primary Academy joined together in a city wide “wave parade.” RISD School Resource Officer Randy Hargus led the parade and provided the routes for the eager administrators and staff in the wave parade. &ldq...

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Our WW II parents did without social contact more than we are in this virus war

By Cathy Carver

Posted on March 30, 2020 7:39 AM

  I've been thinking about how the current sacrifice we're all making stacks up. Not that there's a contest or anything, but if there were, I'm not sure we'd win. I'm remembering stories my mother told about WWII. She wasn't in isolation, but in some sense, she was. Gasoline was rationed, so...

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Workforce board reports on effects of virus in this area

By Leslie Witty

Posted on March 27, 2020 12:16 PM

  To help address the concern and uncertainty many area employers and workers may be experiencing related to COVID-19, the South Central Workforce Development Board is responding actively to keep those within the region as informed as possible. The surge of new unemployment insurance claims i...

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Russellville Schools closing school buildings

By Bart Flener, Russellville School Superintendent

Posted on March 24, 2020 8:24 PM

  Greetings to our students, families, and community members who are all part of our Panther family.   Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, as part of our CRP (Coronavirus Response Plan), we are transitioning to Phase II, which will lessen the number of contacts for our adult team memb...

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Quarles recognizes Ag Economic Impact, COVID-19 response during National Ag Week

By Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles

Posted on March 24, 2020 2:15 PM

I encourage all Kentuckians to celebrate Kentucky’s agriculture community on National Ag Day today and all week long during National Ag Week. It’s important to realize during National Ag Week that Kentucky’s 75,000 farm families are responsible for more than 352,000 jobs and $45.8...

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Kentucky senator/doctor details his solutions for dealing with virus

By Sen. Rand Paul

Posted on March 22, 2020 9:56 AM

  U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is an ophthalmologist from Bowling Green. He is married to Russellville High School graduate Kelley Ashby Paul and is the son-in-law of Hilton and Lil Ashby of Russellville. He was one of eight senators to vote against the current relief bill. I am committed to ensuring...

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County, city sign joint emergency declaration, fiscal court to stream meeting

By Joe Ross, County Attorney

Posted on March 19, 2020 12:07 PM

Today at 9:06 a.m., Logan County Judge Executive Logan Chick and Russellville Mayor Mark Stratton signed a “Declaration of a Local State of Emergency” in the form of a joint Executive Order.  Discussion between the two officials has been ongoing throughout the week and both agree ...

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Update on Kentucky General Assembly's Week 9

By Sen. Whitney Westerfield

Posted on March 13, 2020 8:48 AM

  We kicked off week nine of the 2020 Regular Session with a visit from two special guests in the Senate chamber, Save the Children Action Network President Mark Shriver and award-winning actress Jennifer Garner. Many might not know that Jennifer Garner grew up in West Virginia where she witne...

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WKU president explains conoravirus-related decisions

By Dr. Timothy Caboni, WEKU President

Posted on March 11, 2020 6:05 PM

WKU President Tim Caboni has issued the following statement about actions taken by his university in reaction to the coronarvirus: As the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly evolves, WKU continues to monitor aggressively the situation as it unfolds. We have for weeks been holding extensive internal discussio...

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Young Russellville students die in Indiana accident

By Bart Flener, Russellville School Superintendent

Posted on March 9, 2020 7:38 PM

We at Russellville Independent School District have suffered a terrible loss, and we are sad to inform you that two of our students, a second grader, Sebastian Davis, in Mrs. Holly Gilbert’s class at Stevenson Elementary School and a preschool student, Olivia Leek, in Ms. Kasie Mason&rsqu...

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Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By From Dr. Barry Goley, Logan County Schools

Posted on March 9, 2020 6:56 PM

  A Parent Resource A new type of coronavirus, abbreviated COVID-19, is causing an outbreak of respiratory (lung) disease. It was first detected in China and has now been detected internationally. While the immediate health risk in the United States is low, it is important to plan for any po...

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Profiling our success: LCHS leadership in 2020

By Elijah Hopkins

Posted on March 4, 2020 8:18 PM

    As part of Logan County’s Profile of Success initiative, journalism students of Ryan Bailey were encouraged by Assistant Principal Alissa Todd to write Profiles of Success articles. This compilation by Elijah Hopkins was chosen for publication. At the beginning of the year, Lo...

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