Located in the rolling hills of southern Kentucky, the city of Russellville offers a unique blend of history and progressive achievement, and of rural charm and industrial technology, all in one of Kentucky’s oldest and most historic counties.
Logan Memorial Hospital is a 75-bed facility that provides medical services to the people of Logan County and surrounding areas. The hospital’s services include an Emergency Department, Same-Day Surgery, Outpatient Programs, Diagnostic Services and Restorative Care Programs. The hospital’s state-of-the-art technology includes a dual-head digital nuclear imaging system, flexible sigmoidoscope, bone density testing, 16-Slice CT scanning with 3-D capabilities, and GE Logics and Phillips ATL ultrasound units, both of which feature advanced Cardiac Imaging that allows us to perform testing on the heart for accurate diagnoses when urgently needed.
The home of four Kentucky governors, Logan County has a long and colorful history as one of Kentucky’s oldest counties. The city of Russellville features an historic downtown area that is home to several antique shops. Downtown Russellville also has a Historic Walking Tour, and much of the center of the city is on the National Register of Historic Places. Many buildings built in the early to late 1800s have been preserved and are currently used by local businesses. The Shaker Museum in nearby South Union, one of only seven such communities in the U.S. open to the public, allows insight into the Shaker way of life.
Recreational opportunities are everywhere in Logan County. Enclosed by dramatic 50-foot sandstone bluffs and spanning 788 acres, beautiful Lake Malone provides plenty of opportunities for boating, swimming and fishing. The park includes a campground, marina and beach area. Running through this secluded wilderness is Laurel Trail, providing picturesque views of many rock walls, once used as Native American shelters, as well as mountain laurel, holly, dogwood, wildflowers and a rich tapestry of native flora. The nearby Red River is a favorite for canoeing. The 41-acre Glade State Nature Preserve offers views of rare plants, including the Carolina larkspur and glade violet.
Russellville has a popular city park system. Memorial Park has a basketball court, two hard-surface volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, a croquet court, four tennis courts, a Little League baseball field, a nature trail, batting cages, three playground areas, a large picnic shelter with grills, three small picnic shelters with grills and 20 picnic tables with grills. Hampton Park has a softball field, two basketball courts and a large picnic shelter. The Carpenter Center is a fitness and aquatics facility for families and individuals. The center houses two indoor swimming pools, two racquetball courts, an aerobic center, fitness center, indoor walking track and cardiovascular center.