News Briefs on The LoJo in June 2017
By Jim Turner

Posted on July 3, 2017 12:02 AM

June 28, 2017

Jacksons Orchard featured in Kentucky Wonders Market Thursday

Jacksons Orchard will begin bringing peaches and apples for sale to Russellville Thursdays at noon this week. As the Bowling Green agriculture tourism focal point has done for years, Jacksons Orchard will appear weekly at the Kentucky Wonders Garden Market. It is located in the parking lot of Fellowship Church of Christ across from the Logan County Health Department at the intersection of East Fourth and Franklin streets. Turner Valley Produce will also have fruits and vegetables for sale. The Jacksons Orchard truck usually arrives about noon. Often the peaches sell out very quickly. The Kentucky Wonders Garden Market will continue each Thursday as long as Jacksons Orchard has enough peaches to justify coming to Logan County.

Jun 23, 2017

Trio of Cats become NBA lottery picks

Three players who were freshmen at the University of Kentucky last year were lottery picks in the 2017 NBA Draft Thursday night. De'Aaron Fox went fifth to the Sacramento Kings, Malik Monk went 11th to the Charlotte Hornets, and Ban Adebayo 14th to the Miami Heat.

Jun 15, 2017

LCHS names pair of head coaches

Logan County High School Athletic Director Greg Howard has announced the naming of two head coaches. Tina Baker Lynch, who was the original head coach of Lady Cougar volleyball and has been coaching at Adairville, is the new high school archery coach. Howard says he is “sure she will continue the strong tradition of success.” Additionally, Lewisburg teacher Taylor Proctor has been named middle school softball coach. Coach Proctor is a graduate and a standout softball player from South Warren High School and played for WKU. She succeeds Amy Hinton, who has been highly successful in directing the young Lady Cougars to a third place finish in the state while developing varsity players.

Jun 14, 2017

Logan preschool registration Aug. 8

Logan County Preschool Registration Day will be Aug. 8 from 1-3 p.m. at the child’s school. For any child screened in April 2017 who is eligible for preschool, please bring your child’s birth certificate, medical physical form that has been completed by your family doctor, Kentucky eye examination form for school entry, immunization certificate, and proof of residency (water bill, telephone or cell bill or any utility bill). The first day for preschool students will be Monday, Aug. 14. If your child attended last year, these items are already on file. Questions: Contact Jane Wilkins or Macie Thomason at 270-726-2436.

Jun 13, 2017

Half-price Family FunNight highlights Wednesday at Logan County Fair

Half-price Family FunNight highlights Wednesday's activities at the Logan County Fair. That includes carnival rides, which includes the Cornhole Tournament, Kiddy Pedal Tractor Pulls, Pig Scramble, Cow-Patty Bingo, and the chance to meet the characters Marshall & Chase. See a story which goes into more detail about offerings. See a story on The LoJo about the fair In June News.

Jun 12, 2017

Farmers' Market gets things

started at Logan fair Tuesday

The Logan County Fair will begin Tuesday with the regular session of the Logan County Farmers’ Market. The twice-weekly market runs Tuesdays from noon-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m.-noon. It’s located in the pavilion attached to the smaller building behind the extension office. There is no admission charge for the farmers’ market. Last Saturday, vendors had squash, onions, green beans, cucumbers, zucchini, potatoes, herbs, pastries, tomatoes, radishes, herbs and succulents. More vegetables and varieties are expected Tuesday.

Jun 12, 2017

Michael Morrow to discuss

The Bottoms with Pastfinders

From Sherry Guion: The Southern Ky Pastfinders will meet Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m. at the Logan County Public Library. The speaker this month is local historian Michael Morrow. Michael's program this month is entitled "A Pictorial History of the Bottoms." Using a PowerPoint presentation of old photographs, Michael will share with us the historical and cultural heritage of Russellville's African American Community. The public is invited and admission is free, so don't let history be a mystery. Come learn with us.

Jun 11, 2017

Expanded Logan County

Fair to begins Monday

A greatly expanded Logan County Fair begins Monday with two livestock shows. The Dairy Show starts at 10 a.m. and Beef Show at 6 p.m. From then on, five days full of activities will begin with over 30 events on the schedule. The long-sought addition of carnival rides is now a reality. The rides begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for a $10 admission fee. Wednesday is half-price Family Fun Night with half-price admission. Watch The LoJo for previews of activities each day.

Jun 11, 2017

Bradshaw plays huge role in Kentucky's losing streak-ending win over Indiana

Pedro Bradshaw's last high school game was an historic win for his home state against Indiana Sunday in Frankfort. The Russellville all-stater who was a Mr. Basketball finalist this year scored 16 points, pulled down 15 rebounds, played 38 minutes, blocked 2 shots, was credited with a team-high 6 deflections and had a steal while making only one turnover as a guard. He helped the Kentucky All-Stars end a 17-game losing streak to the Hoosiers in a 111-110 double overtime win. He also drew a charge on UCLA-signee Kris Wilkes late in the first overtime to keep Kentucky in the game. Bradshaw had to sit out the last 90 seconds of the game after tripping over an Indiana player, landing hard on both knees. He told Josh Moore of the Lexington Herald-Leader he was okay after the game.

Jun 9, 2017

Monday meeting to start planning

for RHS alumni event in October

From Greg Owens: A reminder to all "R" Club members and Panther alumni. We are having a meeting at the central office this Monday, June 12, at 5 p.m. to start planning our alumni event on Oct. 14. With many alumni here for the weekend enjoying our Tobacco Festival events and reunions, we want to make Saturday's festivities an awesome time for all coming home. We welcome all that would like to help make this a very special weekend for all Panthers!

Jun 8, 2017

From Larry Vaught: What a talented group of young actors and performers. who are getting ready for opening nights this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:00 and on a special matinee on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 performing on the deGraffenried stage at Russellville High School. You will love the enthusiasm and the voices as we perform Disney's The Jungle Book for this year's Youth Drama Camp production. Thanks to all of the wonderful staff and volunteers who support these kids and all of our audience and community as we provide an opportunity for growth in the Arts in this and other events throughout the year. Make plans to join us, as we travel with Mowgli through his journey from the Jungle toward the Man-Village!

Jun 6, 2017

RHS principal to be named

at Wednesday event

From Superintendent Leon Smith: Russellville Jr./Sr. High School Site Based Council will be naming the new Russellville Jr./Sr. High School Principal at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 7 in the lobby of the high school. Dr. Stephen Moats, who chaired the SBDM Council in the search for a new principal, and Bart Flener, new superintendent, will also be present and would love to welcome you to this event! The public is invited to attend.

Jun 6, 2017

Logan Farmers Market

begins Tuesday hours

The Logan County Farmers' Market will hold its first Tuesday session of the 2017 season today at the UK Extension Complex in the pavilion behind the Extension office. Tuesday hours are noon-4 p.m. Saturday hours are 7:30 a.m.-noon.

Jun 5, 2017

Death claims award-winning

reporter Eddie Kolb

Former Russellvillian Edwina ‘Eddie’ Kolb died Monday morning in the Chattanooga area after a long illness. Her husband, Henry Kolb, and his family moved to Russellville where he was in management with TVA. Their children, including Quincy, Logan and Nathan Kolb, were students in the Russellville schools. The Kentucky Press Association named Mrs. Kolb the top investigative reporter among large bi-weekly newspapers in the state for her reporting on Russellville’s water problems under the leadership of N-D&L Publisher Randy Fuqua. After the family moved back to Tennessee, she became public relations coordinator for the City of Chattanooga. Her husband and children are among her survivors.

Jun 4, 2017

RHS principal could be named Monday

From Dr. Stephen Moats: The SBDM Council at Russellville Jr./Sr. High School has scheduled an additional "back-up" meeting for the possible selection of a new principal on Monday, June 5 at 8 p.m. in the Board Room at Central Office. This meeting will only occur if the Council is unable to complete the hiring process during their 8:30 a.m. meeting on the same day.

Jun 2, 2017

Logan Farmers Market

plans opening Saturday

The Logan County Farmers' Market begins its five-month 2017 run Saturday morning in the UK Ag Pavilion behind the Extension Office. Times are 8:30 a.m.-noon on Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, June through October. President Kris Partlow ("The Bread Lady") says prize giveaways will be part of Saturday's festivities. This will also be a Craft Day with items other than fruits and vegetables also available. Lunch will also be available.

Jun 1, 2017

Science the focus of library

events Thursday & Friday

Two science events get June started at Logan County Public Library. They are:
Thursday, June 1, 6:00 PM
Science in Play 2Go Grand Opening

Join us for the grand opening of the SiP2Go summer long exhibit!

Logan County Public Library • (270) 726-6129 •

Friday, June 2, 10:30 AM

The Science Guys: Tomorrow's World

The Science Guys show audiences how science is building a better world! New technologies, new forms of energy and a look at science for Tomorrow's World! Kids will use pulleys, defy gravity, have a tug-o-war, and launch a catapult!


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