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News Briefs on The LoJo in October 2015

By Jim Turner

Posted on October 31, 2015 9:11 PM



10/30/2015 F-S beats Panthers 34-12 Franklin-Simpson sealed a home playoff game next week by beating the visiting Russellville Panthers 34-12 Friday. The Wildcats improved to 6-4 while RHS fell to 8-2. Russellville's scores came on touchdown passes from reserve quar...

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Stevenson Elementary releases first quarter Honor Roll

Posted on October 31, 2015 5:19 PM



Stevenson Elementary School has released the following names on its first quarter Honor Roll: All A Fourth Grade: Daisie Holder, Adalee Shrull, Madison Penrod, Malley Jayne Fifth Grade: Anna Ragland, Lily Buffa, Graciann Beard, Gracie Belew, Erica Sells, Clifton Faughn All A & B Fourth Grad...

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James Milam Ambassadors Award created

Posted on October 30, 2015 10:29 PM



Russellville Junior/Senior High School has announced the establishment of an annual James C. Milam Award that will be presented each spring to a very deserving student ambassador.  The student will be selected by his or her peers and recognized for service in honor of James C. Milam, chairman...

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LEAD celebrates a great year for Logan economy

By Jim Turner

Posted on October 29, 2015 5:28 PM



The Logan Economic Alliance for Development held its Annual Business & Industry Awards Luncheon Wednesday. LEAD President Chris Milam opened the program with a welcome to the approximately 300 community and business leaders in attendance. LEAD Executive Director Tom Harned covered several point...

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State band semifinals set for Rhea Stadium Saturday

By Jim Turner

Posted on October 28, 2015 10:35 AM



The 16 best small bands in the state will be in Russellville Saturday, and the hometown Marching Panthers are one of them, having earned a berth in regional competition last week.. Rhea Stadium is one of five sites in the Bowling Green area which will be alive with people and music because of semif...

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Logan schools agree to energy-saving pact

Posted on October 28, 2015 10:31 AM



The Logan County Board of Education has agreed to a performance-based guaranteed energy savings project that will guarantee energy and operational savings for the district. The program allows the district to defer a large amount of capital monies by generating savings from the operating budget and u...

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Logan Schools adopting Mental Health Initiative

By Dr. Kevin Hub, Superintendent

Posted on October 26, 2015 1:36 PM



Statistics have shown that 20-25 percent of adolescents will experience a diagnosable mental health disorder, including substance abuse, before age 18.  However, with appropriate identification and intervention, students with behavioral health challenges can continue toward a successful future ...

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Whitfield endorses Pape to be his successor

Posted on October 26, 2015 12:50 PM



Congressman Ed Whitfield has announced his endorsement of former District Director Michael Pape to be his successor as Representative of Kentucky’s First Congressional District. “Mike worked as my District Director for the entire 21 years I have served in Congress," said ...

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RHS band, football enjoy productive weekends

By Kim McDaniel, Principal

Posted on October 25, 2015 9:08 PM



The RHS Football teamed secured a district championship title Friday night with a win against district rival Crittenden Co.  This will line up playoff games all at home for the month of November.  The first playoff game will be held Nov. 6 at Rhea Stadium! Congratulations to Coach Joh...

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Auburn announces first quarter honor roll

Posted on October 25, 2015 10:05 AM



Auburn School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter. It follows: 4th Grade All A: Avery Beason, Colby Collins, Nora Epley, Cooper Gregory, Adam Hughes, Kellie Hunt, Braydon Bond, Kailee Christmas, Kayley Hurt, Alex Lemons, Emerson McKinnis, Kaelyn Perdue, Jimmy Anderson, Devin Bedwell...

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Westerfield running statewide TV ads

Posted on October 22, 2015 5:00 PM



Whitney Westerfield, the Republican nominee for Kentucky Attorney General who represents Logan County in the state senate, has purchased statewide airtime as voters begin to focus on the races in advance of the general election.  “People are tired of the false attacks and the same-old po...

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Urban Gardening Project to install high tunnel

Posted on October 22, 2015 2:19 PM



The Russellville Urban Gardening Project Inc. (RUGP is an urban agricultural program) has received a grant from the federal agency National Resources Conservation Service to build a seasonal high tunnel on the corner of Fifth and Caldwell. The Grow Appalachia Project at Berea College will b...

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Dinner theatre presentations of Steel Magnolias this weekend

By Donna Brown Wilkerson

Posted on October 20, 2015 3:10 PM



Tickets for Steel Magnolias are now on sale at the Logan County Chamber of Commerce and Riley White Drugs. There will be two performances of the show at the Historic Logan County Courthouse, each with a meal option (fried chicken, veggies, drink, and dessert - catered by Colonial Inn). Fo...

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Class schedules changing for city middle school students

By Kim McDaniel, Principal

Posted on October 18, 2015 5:24 PM



As a result of a recent internal review of data, it became apparent that our middle school students need more direct instruction with literacy and math skills, with additional time for remediation and enrichment in these two areas needed, as well. After reviewing this data and planning an alternat...

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Good News for Logan County Schools in October 2015

Posted on October 14, 2015 10:08 PM



DISTRICT: The Russellville Rotary Club delivered 325 pairs of shoes and 233 pairs of blue jeans to the Family Resource Centers for distribution to children in need. The Logan County Middle School Softball Team won the District Tournament in Franklin. The girls entered the tournament as the #1 seed...

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Hemp pilot production applications sought

By Ted Sloan

Posted on October 10, 2015 7:11 AM



Farmers, processors, universities, and others interested in conducting an industrial hemp pilot project in 2016 are invited to apply, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has announced."The industrial hemp pilot projects have yielded valuable information the past two years," Commissioner Comer said....

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Womanless Beauty Pageant moved indoors

By Ryan Craig, Chamber Executive Director

Posted on October 8, 2015 11:34 AM



With a good chance of rain Friday afternoon and evening, we will be moving the Womanless Beauty Pageant scheduled for 6 p.m. from the Square to the Historic Logan County Courthouse. The parking spaces will be closed at the courthouse and on Winter Street between Thir...

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Bonnie Spears named assistant principal at Chandlers

Posted on October 6, 2015 11:38 PM



Bonnie Spears has been selected to serve as assistant principal at Chandlers School. Mrs. Spears taught social studies and language arts prior to working with the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative (GRREC) the last two years. Spears said she is looking forward to establishing positive re...

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Alissa Todd selected for leadership institute

Posted on October 6, 2015 8:45 PM



Logan County High School assistant principal Alissa Todd has been selected to participate in the 2015-16 National Institute of School Leaders (NISL). She will attend 26 sessions over 12 months. “Providing our teachers with support to improve their practice in the classroom is vital as an admin...

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Michael Pape to seek Congressional seat being vacated by Whitfield

Posted on October 4, 2015 4:28 PM



Michael Pape, longtime District Director for U.S Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01), has announced he will run for the First Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016 to replace Whitfield who is retiring from Congress. “It has been an honor to serve alongs...

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Pastfinders to commemorate future president's sojourn in Logan

By Jim Turner

Posted on October 4, 2015 4:04 PM



Ask long-time residents which U.S. presidents have been to Logan County, and most will quickly answer that Andrew Jackson fought a duel against Charles Dickinson outside Adairville in 1806. Some will recall that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had his train make a “whistle stop” in R...

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