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Aug 12, 2022

Panther football opener moved to Thursday

Russellville's football opening game at Butler County has been moved from next Friday to Thursday, Coach Mikie Benton has announced. WRUS Sports reports the change was necessitated by a shortage of officials to work games in this area. WRUS will broadcast the game live.

Aug 12, 2022

The Beaver to broadcast from Logan Farmers' Market

WBVR, The Beaver, which originated in Russellville and broadcast from the WRUS studio for many years, is returning home briefly Saturday with a remote broadcast at the Logan County Farmers’ Market. The market is located in the pavilion on the grounds of the UK Ag Complex behind the Logan County Extension Office. The market—which features greenbeans, tomatoes, watermelons, cantaloupes, okra, squash and much more—rums from 7:30-noon on Saturdays. The Beaver will be on hand  from 9-11 AM. The Mule Jam will be underway in the Ag Complex, too.

Aug 12, 2022

J.D. Shelburne to present Concert at Carrico Saturday

Country music entertainer J.D. Shelburne will perform in the final Concert @ Carrico Saturday night in downtown Russellville, presented by the Logan County Chamber of Commerce. It's free. Those attending are encouraged to bring seating.

Aug 11, 2022

Little Panther Academy to meet Friday

Through a partnership with Russellville Independent Schools, the Little Panther Academy will occur once a month at Logan County Public Library to get youngsters school-ready. It is open to ages birth to 5 years old not currently enrolled in a childcare/school setting in the Logan County and Russellville community. Families can learn right alongside their little children through music, movement and crafts! A light snack and drink will be served to the families as well. The next one will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the library. The regular after-school Storytime will be a 2 p.m.

Aug 10, 2022

Chamber's Women in Business Luncheon Aug. 17

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Luncheon will be held from noon-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Logan County Extension Office. The special guest will be Mary Gleason, plant manager of Siemer Milling Company. Tickets are $25 each and can be made by calling the Chamber at 270-726-2206.

Aug 9, 2022

Russellville schools start new year Wednesday

Russellville Schools start their 2022-2023 school year tomorrow. See the attached graphic of times doors open at each school, the school day begins, and dismissal.

Aug 9, 2022

Cornhole tournaments held Thursdays in Auburn

Bags of Fury cornhole tournaments are being held every Thursday evening in Auburn through October, conducted by Auburn Tourism. Contestants ages 11 and under participate in a youth class while those 12 and over compete as adults. The entry fee is $10 in the adult group and $5 in the younger division. Cash prizes are awarded to the top two finishers. Registration begins at 6 p.m., a blind draw is held at 6:45, and bags start flying at 7.

Aug 9, 2022

Kids Parade set for Auburn Saturday

A Kids Parade will be held in Auburn Saturday as part of the city’s Dog Days of Summer. Bikes, Power Wheels, wagons or scooters should be decorated. Prizes will be given. Lineup begins in front of Auburn Banking Company at 6:20 with the parade starting at 6:30.

Aug 9, 2022

Schools start tomorrow

Logan County Schools will dismiss at 1 p.m. Wedneday.

Aug 6, 2022

Casi Chamberlain named LCHS assistant principal

Casi Chamberlain is the new Assistant Principal at Logan County High School. Mrs. Chamberlain taught at Chandler's School over the last eight years, while also serving in various leadership capacities and has been heavily involved in the implementation of the Profile of Success, presenting at state and national conferences. She is focused on developing relationships and providing increased opportunities for all students, according to an announcement from the school.

Aug 5, 2022

Cougar Connection for LCHS freshmen Monday morning

Incoming freshmen at Logan County High School are welcome to the Cougar Connection. It’s a way for them to know about the school and to meet staff members and classmates. It will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8.

Aug 4, 2022

LTC Connect's annual meeting Friday night

From LTC Connect: Our 67th Annual Meeting is this Friday, August 5! Please join us at 7 p.m. at Logan County High School. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. to be followed by the business meeting, prize drawing, and refreshments. All members of LTC Connect are cordially invited to attend.

Aug 4, 2022

Taste of Culture, Soul Food Fest, Blues Concert Friday highlights

On the schedule for the 35th 8th of August Emancipation Festival Friday are “A Taste of Soul” at Kathy’s Hair Salon on the corner of West 9th and Nashville Street beginning at 9 a.m;, the Soul Food Fest with foods, crafts and vendors in the area near the Seek Museum on East Sixth Street beginning at noon; and the Russellville Blues Concert featuring the well-known Nashville All Star Band at 8 p.m. on Sixth and Morgan streets.

Aug 4, 2022

Adairville Back 2 School Party Friday

Norris Smokin’ BBQ will present a Back 2 School Party for Adairville School students at the Adairville City Park Friday from 4-7 p.m. Features will include DJ Dylan. A Jump House, a school supply giveaway, and a Meet and Greet with Adairville Police Chief Aaron Ashby. There is no charge to attend

Aug 4, 2022

Logan County Athletics looking for support staff

From Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard: Logan County High School is looking for great people to work various athletic events at the high school this year. Those interested would be working to help support so many of our great kids playing both high school and middle school sports. The position pays $13/hr and you not only get to witness great kids doing great things, but get to work with other great people. Please let me know if you would be willing to help.

Aug 4, 2022

Team introductions, scrimmage game, donations-raising all part of Meet the Cougars

From Logan County Football: Football is BACK!!! This Friday night will be our 1st scrimmage of the 2022 season vs Apollo. Meet the Cougars will take place at 5:30, followed by the scrimmage at 6:00. FREE admission, but we will be accepting any donations to send to Breathitt County High School. The floods destroyed alot of their homes, facilities, equipment, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Aug 3, 2022

Logan Memorial hosting hiring event.

Logan Memorial Hospital is planning an hiring event for Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The hospital has positions open for RNs, surgery medical assistant, physical therapist, surgical techs, ultrasound sonographer, medical lab technician, registration, occupational therapist, Xray technician, housekeeper and certified respiratory tech.

Aug 3, 2022

Chandlers and Lewisburg open houses Thursday

Both Lewisburg and Chandlers schools will hold Open Houses Thursday, Aug, 4 as the start of the school year approaches. The event at Chandlers will run from 4-5:30 and at Lewisburg from 4:30-6. Adairville, Auburn and Olmstead’s open houses will be Monday, Aug. 8. Adairville’s and Auburn's will be from 5-6:30 and Olmstead’s from 4-6.

Aug 3, 2022

Retirement reception for Linda Martin set Friday

A friendly, helpful office worker at the Logan County Extension Office has retired. In addition to her many duties with her job, Linda Martin has been a driving force in making the Logan County Fair a success. A retirement reception will be held in her honor on Friday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Extension Office. The public is invited.

Aug 3, 2022

RHS and RMS Open Houses Aug. 4

Open houses for students who will be attending Russellville Middle School or Russellville High School will be held Thursday, Aug. 4. Times for middle school students are 4-7:30 p.m., ninth and tenth graders from 4-5:30, and juniors and seniors 6-7:30.

Aug 3, 2022

Chamber holding ribbon cutting for Hometown Manor

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for Hometown Manor Assisted Living on Boyles Drive near Creekwood at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Aug 1, 2022

Collier to play for NCAA Division I softball powerhouse

Russellville star athlete Amiyah Collier has decided to play NCAA Division I softball for the University of Central Arkansas. The announcement came Monday night from her coach, Ryan Davenport, who is also the RHS Athletic Director. Central Arkansas finished third in the NCAA National Invitational Tournament in Colorado. Coach Jenny Parson's Bears got their 36th and 37th wins over number 12 Kansas and number one Virginia before losing 1-0 to number three UNLV 1-0 in the NIT semifinals. Collier, who was a first team all-state Class 1A honoree this year, has one more season left for the Lady Panthers, who won their first 13th District championship this year.

Jul 29, 2022

Ruth Mazour retires from public library

Ruth Mazour, a certified librarian who has worked at Logan County Public Library for over 20 years, has retired. A luncheon was held in her honor Friday. A post from the library says, :Her calm, knowledgeable presence will be missed."


Jul 29, 2022

IDA called meeting scheduled Tuesday

The Logan Industrial Development Authority, (IDA) will hold a called meeting Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 8 a.m., in the Logan County Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room in the Harrison-Hite Building, 116 South Main Street, Russellville. IDA meetings are open to the public.  All who live and/or do business in Logan County are welcome to attend.For more information, call the LEAD office at 270-726-9575.

Jul 28, 2022

Registration underway for kids' fall soccer

Youngsters ages 4-9 are eligible to play fall soccer in a league overseen by Russellville Recreation. Sessions will be held five more dahs in the next two weeks. See the schedule in the accompanying graphic. Families can also register when staff is in the office. Play will continue through Oct. 22. The fee is $40.

Jul 26, 2022

Jacksons Orchard bringing peaches here Thursday

Jacksons Orchard owner Bill Jackson has announced a change in plans. Earlier in the summer he said that his popular Bowling Green ag-business likely wouldn’t have enough peaches in this drought-plagued season to bring them to Russellville. Late last week, however, he told The LoJo that the peach crop has expanded greatly recently. He committed to bringing a truckload of the peaches to Logan County the next two Thursdays, starting this week. The Jacksons Orchard truck is expected to arrive at Fellowship Church of Christ between 11:30 a.m. and noon July 28 and Aug. 4. The church is located at the corner of Franklin Street and East Fourth Street across from the old Logan County Hospital. Watermelons, cantaloupes and vegetables will also be available.

Jul 25, 2022

Logan school physicals offered Wednesday and Thursday

Med Center Health School Based Health Clinics will be available on July 27 and 28th at the Logan County CTC to provide school physicals to all ages and immunizations for 6th grade and up, Logan County Schools have announced. Appointments are available from 8:30 to 2:00 pm. Please call 270-586-7380 to schedule. Services will be billed to your family insurance.

Jul 21, 2022

Free dump day canceled this Saturday

Scott Waste Services Operations Manager Ty Bowman has made the following announcement: Due to the recent fire at the Auburn Transfer Station, we will not be open for free dump day this weekend. The engineers are in the process of assessing and securing structural integrity of the building. I will keep Logan County Solid Waste Coordinator Nathan Cockrill posted on the progress.

Jul 21, 2022

Local students can buy clothes for a quarter

Jul 20, 2022

Med Center offering student physicals at Logan CTC

From Russellville High School's Lisa Rose: Med Center Health School Based Health Clinics will be available on July 27 and July 28 at the Logan County CTC to provide school physicals to all ages and immunizations for 6th grade and up. Appointments are available from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 270-586-7380 to schedule. Services will be billed to the family's insurance.

Jul 17, 2022

Kids to get free Farmers' Market bucks Tuesday

The Sweet Summertime Drive Through Events for kids ages preschool through middle school -will be held Tuesday, July 19, from 2:30-4. Families can drive around the Logan County Extension Office during that time and get a bag of goodies, including Fun Bucks to use at the adjacent Logan County Farmers’ Market, which will be open until 6 p.m. In fact, the bucks can be used until market season ends at the end of October.

Jul 15, 2022

Senior Farmers' Market cards now available

Free cards for shopping at the Logan County Farmers’ Market for Logan Countians 60 or over who meet income guidelines are being distributed between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays. They may be obtained at the Russellville Senior Center, which is located at 201 West Sixth Street in the former location of the Logan County Public Library. The cards can only be used to make purchases from qualifying vendors during Farmers’ Market hours—7:30 a.m.-noon on Saturdays and 3-6 p.m. on Tuesdays. The farmers’ market is located in the pavilion behind the Logan County Extension Office

Jul 14, 2022

Gary Gettings named head coach of Logan softball

In his first major move since returning from retirement, Logan County District Athletic Director Greg Howard has announced the selection of Gary Gettings as the new head coach of Lady Cougar softball. Gettings was a star baseball pitcher and first basman at Russellville High School and Campbellsville University. He has done a lot of coaching of youth and travel softball teams. He was a leader of the 1988 RHS team which was regional runner-up. The Lady Cougars are coming off an 18-15 season that ended in a 12-iniing, 1-run loss in the regional tournament. The 2022 team had four seniors and two juniors, including Gettings' daughter, star pitcher Shelby Gettings. Several young players were in key roles, including star catcher Emerson McKinnis, who is playing softball all over the nation this summer. Coach Gettings succeeds Mark Wood, who coached the Lady Cougars since the 2018 season.

Jul 14, 2022

B-25 Bomber to visit Russellville! Airport Saturday

Honor Flight Bluegrass sponsored by the Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund will bring a 1944 WW2 B-25 Bomber from the Commemorative Air Force in St. Louis to Russellville-Logan Airport on Saturday, July 16.  Honor flight will take WW2 veterans in our area on a free flight beginning at 10:30 a.m.  The B-25 will arrive at the airport at 9:30 and depart at 2 p.m. Airport Manager Cassie Sobey says, “Please bring your families and come and join us to honor these brave men awho should never be forgotten. The local EAA chapter will be grilling hot dogs for a small donation, City Fire will have the American flag flown from their fire appliance and the B-25 will be available afor you all to see up close.”  

Jul 13, 2022

Jackson's Orchard not coming to Logan this summer

For many years, Bowling Green-based agri-business Jackson’s Orchard has been bringing some of its popular peaches to Russellville three or four straight weeks to sell at the Kentucky Wonders Garden Market. Bill Jackson, who created the business and runs it with his family, told The Logan Journal this week that it is likely the fruit-growing farm will not produce enough peaches to take them on the road this summer. He said a combination of a cold spring, followed by excessive wetness and now the prolonged drought has affected peach growth. He expressed regret and hopes to resume coming to Logan County next year.

Jul 11, 2022

Russellville Middle football practice begins

From Russellville Panther football coach Mikie Benton: Anyone interested in playing middle school football can come to practice Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m

Jul 11, 2022

Logan Middle School practice begins, tryouts set

Practice will begin Tuesday at 8 a.m. for 5th-8th grade boys interested in playing Logan County Middle School Soccer. Practices will be held from 8 a.m.-9:30 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings this week at the LCHS field. Players should bring their own water source, cleats and running shoes to each session. Tryouts for the middle school team will be held Monday, July 18, at the same time. Those with questions should contact Noah Bray. Athletic Director Greg Howard has announced he is accepting applications for an assistant high school soccer coach.

Jul 8, 2022

Crittenden Drive VBS to feature former youth members

Three of the speakers for the adult class during Crittenden Drive Church of Christ’s VBS July 17-20 will be Nashville area professionals who grew up in VBS and youth activities at Crittenden Drive. The theme is “A Royal Adventure.” After the congregation’s minister, Scott Harp, speaks on King Solomon Sunday, Trevor Cole (son of Marlin and Phyllis Coe) will talk about King Hezekiah on Monday, Jay Baugh (son of Dale and Fran bought) King Nebuchadnezzar on Tuesday, and Glenn S, McGehee (son of Dorris and the late Glenn McGehee) on Jesus King of Kings on Thursday. A meal will be served each evening at 5:30 P.M. with VBS for all ages T 6:30.


Jul 6, 2022

Chamber presenting Men in Business session

Dion Houchens, CEO of the massive Houchens Industries, will be the guest speaker at the Logan County Chamber of Commerce’s first Men in Business luncheon. It will be held next Wednesday, July 13, at the Logan County Extension Office. Tickets are $25 and reservations are required. Call 270-726-2206.


Jul 1, 2022

Sweet corn and watermelons return to Farmers' Market Saturday

The Logan County Farmers' Market plans a special session Saturday morning featuring fruits and vegetables that will go great in a 4th of July picnic. Ted and Darla Baldwin will have lots of their sweet corn grown on the banks of the Red River. Lindsay and Elaine Truner of Turner Valley Produce will offer cookout essentials such as tomatoes, candy onions and Sweet Gem seedless watermelons, and Kris Partlow and Kelly Hardison will offer tasty breads and desserts. Several other vendors appear in different sessions. The market is located in the pavilion behind the Logan County Extension Office. Hours are 7:30-noon.

Jun 29, 2022

Davonna Page leads formation of national school boards group

Under the leadership of President Davonna Page—a long-time member of the Russellville Board of Education, the Kentucky School Boards Association has become a founding member of COSSBA, the Consortium of State School Boards Association. Kentucky is one of 22 states involved in forming the organization, which is a non-partisan national alliance dedicated to sharing resources to support and strengthen state school boards associations as they serve their members and local school districts. Page, right in the photo, is shown signing the document along with KSBA Executive Director Kerri Schelling.

Jun 23, 2022

RHS announces schedule leading to start of school

The dead period for Kentucky high school sports has been adopted by the entire system for many schools, including Russellville, which will be closed the next two weeks. RHS has announced its schedule of events leading to Wednesday, Aug. 10, the first day of school for students. Among the noteworthy dates are the first day of sports teams practice on Friday, July 15, and open house on Tuesday, Aug. 9. See other dates in the accompanying graphic.

Jun 22, 2022

Logan Chamber Business Expo underway

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo is now underway at the Logan County Career & Technical Center on the Bowling Green Road just outside Russellville. Many businesses have set up booths to tell their story to the public. There will be a number of giveaways and information sheets. Food is being served. The event is free to the public and lasts until 3 p.m. today.

Jun 19, 2022

Free babysitting class offered by health department

A free babysitting class will be offered at Crittenden Drive Church of Christ in Russellville by the Barren River District Health Department on Monday, June 27. The time will be 9 a.m. until noon. Young people wishing to take the course should contact their school’s Family Resource Director or the health department’s Kathy Thweatt at 270-725-1406 or register online at the site shown in the accompanying graphic

Jun 19, 2022

Free babysitting class offered by health department

A free babysitting class will be offered at Crittenden Drive Church of Christ in Russellville by the Barren River District Health Department on Monday, June 27. The time will be 9 a.m. until noon. Young people wishing to take the course should contact their school’s Family Resource Director or the health department’s Kathy Thweatt at 270-725-1406 or register online at the site shown in the accompanying graphic

Jun 16, 2022

Juneteenth to be celebrated at library Friday

Juneteenth Jazz on the Lawn will be observed at the Logan County Public Library's Armory Drive location in Russellville Friday from 6-8 p.m. "Juneteenth Nuggets" will be presented by local historian Michael Morrow. Food will be available from Sydnor Boys BBQ. Jazz and blues will be played by Trez Hampton. Bringing lawn chairs is encoouraged. 

Jun 8, 2022

Lee Dockins wins USA gold medals again

Lee Dockins has once again proved she is the best Special Olympics artistic gymnast in the United States. She won the gold medal in all-around competition Wednesday at the U.S. Games in Orlando. She also earned the gold in the uneven bars and the silver medal in the vault. She will compete in Floor and Beam Thursday. She already has the credentials to be selected for next year's World Games in Berlin, but the team has not yet been announced. She has previously represented Team USA in Special Olympics World Games on three continents.

Jun 2, 2022

Logan County Farmers' Market opens season Saturday

The Logan County Farmers' Market will begin its 2022 season this Saturday and run until the end of October. Hours are 7:30-noon on Saturday mornings and 3-6 on Tuesday afternoons. It has been held for 17 years in the pavilion at the rear of the UK Ag Complex behind the Logan County Extension Office.

Jun 2, 2022

Annual 400 MIle Sale on 68-80 begins

The 400 Mile Sale which runs the entire length of Kentucky begins today and runs through Sunday. A key part of it can be found in Logan County from South Union to Daysville. Booths, tables, entire yards will be filled with treasures and bargains. Logan County Tourism and the Logan Chamber of Commerce are among the sponsors.

May 29, 2022

South Warren ends RHS season in regional semis

A thrilling, historic season came to an end for the Russellville Lady Panthers in the semifinals of the Fourth Region semifinals Sunday evening at WKU. Coach Ryan Davenport’s team, which finished 24-12, lost 9-1 to powerful South Warren (35-2). “Don’t be sad that it’s over; be glad that it happened,” Davenport told his team and their fans. In Monday’s finals, South will play Greenwood, a 17-0 winner over Allen County-Scottsville earlier in the day Sunday.

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