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SKYCTC’s Jim Turner Recognized by Logan County Athletics with two awards

Jim Turner receiving the Hall of Fame Award from his three children.

Jim Turner's three children made the presentation for the Cougar Foundation Athletic Hall of Fame. They are shown in the  picture. From left: Lindsay, Trey and Clay.

Jim Turner has written and supported Logan County Athletics since 1971. His passion for sports and student-athletes is evident in his more than 50 years of news article writing, on-the-air announcing, and producing the online publication, The Logan Journal. Jim was recently inducted into the Cougar Foundation Athletic Hall of Fame for his many years covering Cougar Athletics and Russellville athletics. The recognition occurred between games of what is known as the Clash of the Cats with Russellville at Logan County High School on Jan. 27, 2023. Jim’s three grown children took part in the presentation. 

The following week Jim was named to the inaugural six-member class of the Cougar Pride award at Logan County High School. At the ceremony, Logan County High School representatives spoke of Jim’s dedication to covering the school’s sports teams.

“Jim was here to witness in person the first Cougar boys and girls basketball game, baseball game, football game and volleyball match. Through Jim’s outstanding coverage of Logan County sports, our community has always been aware of the great efforts of our teams. All of our players, coaches and programs want to thank Jim for being with us all of these years and telling everyone how great our programs are. Thanks for giving a written voice to so many for so long.”

An assistant professor in the Arts & Humanities Division, Jim Turner has taught communications at SKYCTC since 2009. He often carries articles about SKYCTC in his online publication, . He and his wife Elaine live on a farm outside Russellville.

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College congratulates Mr. Jim Turner for these prestigious recognitions.