March 2020 Articles


Design of Auburn area intersection earns honors

Posted on March 31, 2020 5:54 PM

  EA Partners, PLC, of Lexington, has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 53rd annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for designing improvements to the intersection of U.S. Route 68 an...

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Concerned Citizens has food to distribute

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 29, 2020 8:57 PM

Free food for those who need it is available from Concerned Citizens of Russellville/Logan County this week. No clothes are being accepted or distributed, however. “We have food which was provided by B&G Foods of Lebanon, Tenn.,” says Concerned Citizens Executive Director Dorris V...

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Second COVID-19 case confirmed in Logan County

Posted on March 27, 2020 6:42 PM

  Second COVID-19 case confirmed in Logan County The Barren River District Health Department is investigating 20 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, two of which have recovered. Warren County has twelve cases, Simpson County has six, and Logan County has two. The Todd County Hea...

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Health Department updates COVID-19 in area, recommends healthy activity

By Ashli McCarty, Barren River Health

Posted on March 25, 2020 3:47 PM

The Barren River District Health Department is investigating 14 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District: Warren County has nine cases; Simpson County has four; Logan County has one. The news of positive cases has understandably raised concern for many community members. We should all prepare ...

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Area has 10 active Coronavirus cases

By Ashli McCarty & Kim Flora, Barren River Health

Posted on March 24, 2020 7:39 PM

The Barren River District Health Department is investigating ten cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District. Warren County has six cases; Simpson County has three; Logan County has one. (The two active cases in Muhlenberg County are not counted, because Logan’s neighbor is not part of the...

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Russellville closes city parks

Posted on March 24, 2020 2:46 PM

  As of the close of business on March 24, all City of Russellville, Kentucky public parks, will be closed until further notice due to the increased spread and concern of the COVID-19 virus. This decision is made consistently with mandates of our state government officials, to encourage socia...

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Chamber honors many members for service

Posted on March 23, 2020 1:53 PM

Chamber leaders and other outstanding community members were recognized and honored at the Logan County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner Thursday, March 5. Leading the program were 2020 President Leann Martin, 2019 President Ethan Hollloway and Executive Director Karen Logan. Jama Richards...

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Beshear orders most Kentucky businesses to close

By From WRUS News

Posted on March 22, 2020 8:16 PM

Gov. Andy Beshear ordered all “non-essential” retail businesses in Kentucky to close to in-person traffic by 8 p.m. Monday as the number of COVID-19 cases in the state surpassed 100 on Sunday.Beshear announced 16 new cases of the novel coronavirus in Kentucky, bringing the state’s ...

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LoJo advertisers announce additional steps in response to virus

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 21, 2020 7:04 PM

  Logan Telephone Coopertative It is clear that we are all experiencing unprecedented challenges as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise and management of this situation rapidly evolves. We have been keeping up with information from appropriate sources and all of our decisions and outcomes are ...

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First COVID-19 case in area confirmed

By Kim Flora, Barren River Health

Posted on March 19, 2020 6:37 AM

 The Barren River District Health Department is investigating a case of COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) in a Warren County resident. The patient is a 73-year-old male. Health officials are working with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) to identify and contact all those who may...

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County government services still available

By Joe Ross, County Attorney

Posted on March 18, 2020 7:50 AM

  In accordance with the directive from the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky applicable to all state office buildings, for the purposes of maintaining social distancing under the CDC guidelines, following the directives from the President of the United States, and in order to promote t...

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COVID 19 changes in the Land of Logan listed

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 17, 2020 8:24 PM

  This afternoon Logan County Judge Executive Logan Chick issued Executive Order 3/17/20, authorizing the closure of all county buildings. In accordance with the directive from Governor Andy Beshear, all Logan County Government Offices will are required to cease providing in-person govern...

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Logan Schools add 21 non-school sites in the county for kids' free meals

Posted on March 17, 2020 6:16 PM

  Logan County Schools will be expanding their meal site locations starting Wednesday, March 18 to include 21 new sites. Starting Wednesday they will be providing breakfast and lunch together for pick-up, FREE to anyone age 18 and under at these new locations from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For...

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LoJo advertisers announce business changes in response to virus

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 17, 2020 8:39 AM

  Several of the businesses which advertise on The Logan Journal have announced changes in their operation during the Coronavirus pandemic. The following are among them: ROY’S Bar-B-Que closed its dining room for the foreseeable future Monday at 5 p.m. Their statement follows: “W...

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Logan, Russellville governments detail procedures during health crisis

By From the Office of Logan County Attorney Joe Ross

Posted on March 16, 2020 2:03 PM

  Today, March 16, representatives of Logan County Government and the Mayor of the City of Russellville met in an effort to develop a local plan relative to the COvid 19 procedure in light of the efforts by Federal, State, and other governmental agencies to limit the potential spread of the vi...

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RHS principal explains NTI Days

By Ben Bruni, Principal, Russellville High School

Posted on March 15, 2020 8:31 PM

What is “NTI”?  The Non-Traditional Instruction Program (NTI) is a program that encourages the continuation of academic instruction on days when school would otherwise be cancelled. Russellville Independent has created plans to deliver instruction to every student in the district a...

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The Point Church provides shoes for 821 Russellville students

By Penni Nugent

Posted on March 14, 2020 8:17 PM

  On Thursday, March 5, Stevenson Elementary Principal Robin Cornelius witnessed a “dream come true” for the Stevenson students as they received the rewards from the gift that SES had previously received on Dec. 17, when folks from The Point Church visited the school and presented ...

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SKYCTC moving in-person classes online

By Dr. Phillip Neal, SKYCTC President

Posted on March 13, 2020 9:49 AM

  SKYCTC President Phillip Neal issued the following statement to the college’s students, faculty and staff at midday Friday. Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) cares about the health and safety of our college community. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, SKY...

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Local schools closing for four weeks starting Monday

By Superintendents Bart Flener and Paul Mullins

Posted on March 12, 2020 6:38 PM

  Based on the recommendation of the Kentucky State Government, Russellville Independent & Logan County Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, through Friday, April 10, in order to prevent community-spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We understand that this is a big, but necess...

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Quarles working to insure kids get meals while out of school

By Sean Southard

Posted on March 12, 2020 2:57 PM

  The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has taken several actions to contain the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles has announced. “As Kentucky and the nation work to contain the spread of coronavirus, I am announcing steps the Kentucky Department of ...

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News Briefs on The LoJo for February 2020

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 10, 2020 8:08 PM

  Feb 29, 2020 Landon Stratton joining RHS football coaching staff Landon Stratton, one of the most well-known athletes in local history, will be a member of the Russellville High School football coaching staff in 2020, head coach Mikie Benton has announced. Stratto...

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This is Kentucky Soybean Week

Posted on March 9, 2020 2:36 PM

  Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles honored Kentucky’s soybean producers by proclaiming Soybean Week in Kentucky the week of March 9. “Kentucky soybean producers punch above their weight class,” Dr. Quarles said. “Our soybean growers are tough and optimistic people...

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