News Briefs on The LoJo in July 2021
By Jim Turner

Posted on August 29, 2021 3:58 PM

Jul 27, 2021

RHS' Jennifer Howard named

one of state's best teachers

Russellville High School language arts teacher Jennifer Howard has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2022 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards. She will compete for the Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced in September. Eight teachers at each level were chosen. One of the middle school honorees is Heather Dipasquale of Todd County Middle School.

Jul 25, 2021

Farm to Fork Dinner planned

by Auburn Historical Society

Auburn Historical Society's Farm to Fork Dinner will be held Saturday, Sept 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the Auburn Public Square. The meal will consist of all local ingredients. Simply Shelly’s Gourmet on the Go will be catering with Hardison's farm fresh meats providing the meat and Old Roots farm donating table arrangements. Tickets are $40 per plate and will consist of three courses plus drinks. All proceeds will go to the Auburn Historical Society & Museum.

Jul 18, 2021

4-H to give out summer fun

items at Farmers' Market Tuesday

Logan County 4-H’s annual Sweet Summertime event will be held this Tuesday! Parents can drive through the Extension Office parking lot on Tuesday, July 20, from 2-4 p.m. and pick up some fun summer goodies for their kids! Among the items will be Farmers’ Market Bucks which can be used to buy items Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays 7:30 a.m.-noon. The Farmers’ Market, which is located behind the Extension Office, will open at 2 p.m. on this date so that youngsters can use their Market Dollars then.

Jul 15, 2021

2021 Farmers' Market Senior

Vouchers distributed on Fridays

Farmers' Market vouchers are now being distributed in Logan County on Friday mornings. Logan Countians who are 60 or over can go to the Russellville Senior Center, which is located in the former Logan County Public Library building on West Sixth Street. No proof of income is required. Those who are approved will be issued a book of Senior Vouchers, which contain eight coupons which can be used for $6 each on vegetables and fruits at the Logan County Farmers' Market. They can't be used anywhere else. They are accepted by vendors who have taken voucher training the rest of the Farmers' Market season, which ends in late October. The Logan County Farmers' Market is open from 7:30-noon on Saturdays and 3-6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the pavilion behind the Extension Office.

Jul 14, 2021

Jackson's Orchard to bring

peaches to Russellville Thursday

Jackson's Orchard & Nursery will bring its delicious peaches to Logan County for sale Thursday at approximately 11:30 a.m. The truck will be set up at Fellowship Church of Christ at the corner of Franklin and East Fourth streets in Russellville across from the old hospital. Turner Valley Produce will also be there with corn, tomatoes, many other vegetables and blackberries. The peaches usually go very quickly.

Jul 14, 2021

Primitive Campmeeting planned

at Red River Meetinghouse again

The annual Primitive Campmeeting and Rendezvous will be held at the Red River Meetinghouse at Schochoh Oct. 8-10. It will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday and end with church services on Sunday. Church services will be held daily at 7 p.m. The 10 a.m. Sunday service will include a period-correct Scottish Presbyterian sacrament service. Coy’s BBQ Grill on Wheels will have food available. Participants can camp modern or primitive and participate in living history events. For more information, contact Tom Ruley at 270-586-7632.

Jul 14, 2021

RMS Softball tryouts set Thursday

Tryouts for the Russellville Middle School Softball team will be held this Thursday, July 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the RHS Softball Field. A completed current physical form must be presented for the player to take the field.

Jul 12, 2021

School supplies being furnished

Free for youngest city students

All students at Stevenson Elementary School and Russellville Primary Academy will be provided free supplies needed to complete school work, according to FRYSC Director Carol Kees. She says this is the result of financial assistance coming from the two schools, the Family Resource Center, Stuff the Bus, and many organizations, churches and individuals.

Jul 12, 2021

Chris Cooper named editor of N-D&L

Long-time reporter/former managing editor Chris Cooper has been named editor of the News-Democrat & Leader, the newspaper has announced. A graduate of Logan County High School, she began writing for the bi-weekly publication in 1998 and was one of the original layout paginators when the N-D&L moved to a new publishing format early in this century. For almost two decades she has reported on Logan County and its cities' governments. She replaces O.J. Stapleton, who has been the editor the past 13 years. He has been promoted to managing editor of the Kentucky New Era, a daily paper headquartered in Hopkinsville, and of the Cadiz Record, which previously was a part of the company Al Smith Communications headquartered in Russellville in the 1970s and 80s. Both the N-D&L and the New Era are owned by the Paducah-based Paxton Media Group, which has been buying up many of the print newspapers in the area.


Jul 12, 2021

DeCesare Group to consult with

LEAD board on development

On WRUS' Feedback at 9, a.m. today, Don Neagle's guest will be Jim DeCesare of the DeCesare Group, the organization contracted by LEAD to be the new provider of economic development services to Logan County.. The LEAD board has chosen to use this consulting group instead of hiring a full-time replacement for the recently retired Tom Harned. DeCesare is a former state representative for part of Warren County. He is married to broadcaster Amy Bingham, who is the sister of Logan Countian Billy Bingham. For several years, Billy Bingham was president of the LEAD board.

Jul 1, 2021

Scott Waste pickup service

running behind on rounds

From Logan County Solid Waste Coordinator Nathan Cockrill: To let those with Scott Waste garbage service know, in some areas of Logan County, they are about a day and a half behind due to some truck breakdowns. They are working extra to catch up as needed.

Jul 1, 2021

Today's Swine Show closes Logan Fair

The final event of the 2021 Logan County Fair will be held this evening in the Ag Arena on the grounds of the UK Ag Extension Service. Weigh-in starts at 2 p.m. All pigs must be on the grounds by 4:15 with the show beginning at 6. The fair has been underway in different phases for 11 days.


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