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News Briefs on The LoJo in September 2021

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 30, 2021 7:06 PM



  Sep 30, 2021 Representatives Petrie and Riley meet with superintendents Among legislators meeting with school leaders at the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents meeting recently were Jason Petrie, who represents Logan and Todd counties, and Steve Riley...

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Valerie Hughes elected to Republican leadership position

Posted on September 29, 2021 2:44 PM



  The First Congressional District Republican Party announced the newly elected officers following their recently held, successful district convention at the Logan County Extension Office. Valerie Hughes of Adairville is one of the eight officers. Only seven of the district’s 35 countie...

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Reagan Christian named Festival Queen

By Polly Steenbergen, Chamber Executive Director

Posted on September 29, 2021 7:00 AM



Last Thursday, the 2021 Tobacco & Heritage Festival officially kicked off with the Queens Pageant. 17 beautiful young women all competed for the title of Festival Queen. Ben Brown emceed the event, which was held at DeGraffenried Auditorium and live streamed via Facebook. Top eight included A...

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Russellville Schools to offer Test-To-Stay Program

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 27, 2021 6:13 PM



Although the number of Russellville students who are on COVID quarantine has been reduced significantly, the city school system has announced an upcoming plan to get students back to school more rapidly. As 3 p.m. Monday, there were just three active cases and 37 quarantined among Russellville st...

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News Briefs on The LoJo in August 2021

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 27, 2021 12:27 PM



Aug 31, 2021 Rain cancels some sporting events From Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard: Logan County is announcing the following game cancellations for tonight; Volleyball vs, Russellville, Middle School Softball vs. Todd County, and Boys Soccer vs. Russellville.   ...

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Auburn Mayor Hughes elected KLC officer

By Bryanna Carroll, KLC

Posted on September 23, 2021 9:29 PM



The Kentucky League of Cities welcomed new leadership on Tuesday night, including Auburn Mayor Mike Hughes. KLC membership elected Mayor Hughes to serve as the organization’s second vice president for the following year. In addition, Southgate Mayor Jim Hamberg will serve as first vice preside...

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Russellville Schools awarded major preschool grant

By Conrad Reding, Russellville Schools

Posted on September 19, 2021 4:00 PM



  Russellville Independent School District has been awarded the Preschool Partnership Grant through the Division of Child Care (DCC) for the second semester of the 2021-2022 school year, the entire 2022-2023 school year, and the entire 2023-2024 school year. The grant totals $375,000 over the ...

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Russellville Schools to follow Senate plan, stay masked

By Conrad Reding, Russellville Schools

Posted on September 15, 2021 5:44 PM



  These numbers are accurate as of 5 p.m. 9/15/2021 Students positive = 7 Students quarantined = 79 Total students involved in active COVID cases = 86 Staff Positive = 1 Staff Quarantined = 0 Total Staff involved in active COVID cases = 1 Kentucky Board of Educ...

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Logan Schools to continue masking protocols

By Paul Mullins, Superintendent, Logan County Schools

Posted on September 14, 2021 9:32 AM



  This was written in the form of a letter and was addressed to “Logan County Families On Thursday, Sept. 9, Senate Bill 1 became law in Kentucky allowing school districts to make the local decision regarding masking in schools. Based on local and regional health data and current recomm...

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Russellville Schools to continue mask requirement

By Conrad Reding

Posted on September 14, 2021 6:21 AM



Based on school and community data, Russellville Independent Schools will continue to require masks in all our indoor buildings, facilities, and buses until further notice.  Our district leaders are currently in communication with local and state health officials, as well as our Board of Edu...

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Russellville Schools COVID numbers greatly improved after break

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 8, 2021 7:39 AM



COVID statistics for Russellville Independent schools were significantly lower when school resumed after a 10-day break Tuesday. According to numbers provided by school official Conrad Reding, students involved in active cases Tuesday were 105, less that half of Friday’s 221 total and far b...

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Russellville Schools awarded $2/3 million-dollar grant for literacy

By Conrad Reding

Posted on September 3, 2021 3:02 PM



  On Aug. 27, the Russellville Independent School District was awarded a $665,000 Kentucky Comprehensive Literacy (KyCL) professional development grant to support teacher effectiveness. Russellville was one of only 19 districts across the state awarded this grant. KyCL is a federally funded pr...

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