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News Briefs on The LoJo in February-March 2021

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 31, 2021 8:41 PM



  Mar 31, 2021 Lady Cougars, Isaac Stanley win regional archery titles From LCHS Athletic Director Greg Howard: Our Girls Archery Team won the Championship, at this past weekend's championship tournament held on the campus of LCHS. Our girls had two top ten f...

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Health department has April openings for vaccinations at Extension Office

By Ashli McCarty, Barren River Health

Posted on March 31, 2021 4:30 PM



The Barren River District Health Department has multiple COVID-19 vaccination appointments available at the following upcoming regional vaccination clinics: April 10 at Caverna Elementary and the Logan County Extension Office; April 17 at Caverna Elementary and the WKU Center for Research and Deve...

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Former Chandler's Principal Robbie Davis named Logan DPP

Posted on March 30, 2021 9:44 PM



At the Logan County Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 16, Interim Director of Pupil Personnel Robbie Davis accepted the position permanently. Davis began her role as Interim Director in October 2020. In this permanent position, Davis will hold a variety of duties, including the supervision of attendan...

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Logan about average on vaccination percentages

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 29, 2021 7:42 PM



At the close of the final full week of March 2021, Logan County is close to average with its neighboring counties on percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus which reached pandemic stage in the United States about a year ago. The county trails the vaccination rates...

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Ski Daddy's closing Logan location because of plumbing problems

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 28, 2021 6:56 PM



  One of Russellville’s leading restaurants is closing, at least for now and in this location. Ski Daddy’s owners Mike and Yvonne Jackson announced this weekend that they are closing their Bowling Green Road location in East Russellville. They opened a second branch in North Bowli...

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Facebook & General Motors making major investment in Logan County through Silicon Ranch & TVA

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 26, 2021 7:28 PM



Logan County will power the Corvette and help Facebook users get more Likes in the near future. Through the Tennessee Valley Authority’s nationally recognized Green Invest program, renewable energy continues to expand with plans to build the largest solar-plus-storage project in TVA...

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Health department scheduling COVID vaccinations for all adults

By Ashli McCarty, Barren River Health

Posted on March 26, 2021 9:13 AM



The Barren River District Health Department is currently administering COVID-19 vaccines for individuals 18 years of age and older in all 8 of our county clinics. BRDHD is scheduling appointments for April for 18 years of age and older. Due to vaccine supply, vaccine clinics will occur on specific...

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Logan Leader founder/Hall of Fame journalist Al Smith dies at age 94

By Al Cross, The Rural Blog

Posted on March 19, 2021 7:24 PM



Early in his journalism career an assistant managing editor of Russellville's print newspapers, Al Cross is director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, professor in the School of Journalism and Media in the College of Communication and Information at the University of K...

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Quarles praises Biden Administration for leaving hemp production rules in place

By Sean Southard, KDA

Posted on March 19, 2021 12:51 PM



Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement that the Biden Administration will implement the final rule on hemp production developed under the Trump Administration. “The final rule on hemp production is much improve...

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Older Logan & Russellville students to return to full-time classes Monday

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 14, 2021 7:33 PM



Students are scheduled to return to face-to-face classes four days a week Monday in the Logan County High School, Russellville High School, and Russellville Middle School. Fridays will be for virtual classes. Students whose families choose the option of continuing on Virtual Learning can remain d...

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SKYCTC to offer pharmacy tech certification prep course this spring

By Mark Brooks, SKYCTC

Posted on March 10, 2021 2:29 PM



  To prepare job seekers for a rewarding career in the rapidly expanding pharmacy technology field, Southcentral Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) offers a Pharmacy Technician National Certification Prep Course beginning in April. This nine-week course prepares individuals new to the fi...

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COVID 19 vaccination information released by health department

By Kim Flora, Barren River District Health Department

Posted on March 8, 2021 8:29 PM



The Barren River District Health Department is currently administering COVID-19 vaccine for individuals in Phase 1C. For phase guidelines, please visit https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/covid19/20210104_Phasesbupdate.pdf . Beginning today, our agency will schedule appointments for mid-March throu...

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Trio of Logan roads still under water

By Wes Watt, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Posted on March 2, 2021 9:31 AM



The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 3 area is still dealing with flooded roads following a heavy rain weather system that moved in on Sunday dumping more than five inches of rain in some areas.  Three of them are in Logan County. They are: KY 1153- Closed at mile point 4.2...

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Flood waters damage Concerned Citizens building, items for donation

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 1, 2021 9:27 PM



  The heavy rains that bombarded this area Sunday caused extensive damage to the headquarters of one of Logan County’s most helpful organizations to those in need. Water rose from underground to flood some of the lower level of the Concerned Citizens headquarters. It’s located in ...

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RHS Alumni to meet Tuesday, get update on Killed In Action Memorial

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 1, 2021 8:17 PM



A meeting of Russellville Alumni and friends of the school system will be held Tuesday, March 2, at 5:15 p.m. in the R21C Center, which is the former Russellville Area Vocational School, also known as the Technology Center. Much of the discussion will center around plans for the Veterans’ M...

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