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Jun 28, 2019

Hall of Fame coach Ray Vencil dies

Russellville native Ray Vencil, who became one of the greatest high school coaches in Kentucky basketball history, died Friday afternoon in Hardin County, according to Logan County Superintendent Paul Mullins, who was his friend and former neighbor in Elizabethtown. According to The News Enterprise, In his 16 years of coaching, Coach Vencill had the distinct privilege of taking two different schools to the final game of the KHSAA State Tournament. In 1969 and 1970, his Richmond Madison Purples made the trip with the 1970 team losing in the finals to Male 70-69. With his return back to Elizabethtown, Coach Vencil guided the Panthers to three Sweet Sixteen appearances; 1972, 1975, 1978. His teams won over 300 games, and the Hall of Famer was named Kentucky’s Coach of the Year three times.



Jun 26, 2019

Cheyenna Lawrence to be honored by retired teachers July 10

The Russellville/Logan County Retired Teachers Association will have a luncheon meeting at 11:30 on Wednesday, July 10 at Crittenden Christ Church. New retirees will be honored guests. Also honored will be Cheyenna Lawrence, winner of the Grandparent Essay Contest.  Members are asked to bring nonperishable food items for the summer backpack programs. Please make reservations by Monday, July 8, by calling Karen Milliken at 270-726-9717, 270-647-0065 or email at rlcrta@gmail.com. All retirees are encouraged to attend.



Jun 19, 2019

Concerned Citizens hosting giveaways and fundraisers

Concerned Citizens of Logan County will host a giveaway and then hold some fundraisers next week. On Monday, June 24, free reversible cornhole and tic tac toe boards will be given away, along with hair conditioner from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A yard sale which will include some new clothing will be held beginning at 7 each morning on Friday and Saturday, June 28-29. Donations of items for sale would be appreciated. On that Saturday, a fund-raising fish fry will begin at 10 a.m. with Onassa Duncan doing the cooking. All of this happens at the KP Hall at Fifth and Morgan in Russellville.



Jun 15, 2019

SAR to honor Guions, America by continuing Kiddie Parade

Because of the recent passing of Joyce Guion, many are wondering about the annual 4th of July Kiddie Parade, which was hosted for decades in Russellville by by Mrs. Guion and her late husband Bob. The Benjamin Logan Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will sponsor this year's parade: Same time, Same place. The parade will leave at 10 a,m, from the Guion home at 106 West 8th on Thursday, July 4. All are welcome, as Logan County honors the Guion family by continuing this patriotic tradition.



Jun 14, 2019

Center of the Mark Ministries Teen Center ribbon cutting Saturday

A ribbon cutting for the Center of the Mark Ministries Teen Center will be conducted Saturday by the Logan County Chamber of Commerce. The family-friendly center and event is located at 343 West Third Street in Russellville. The open house will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.



Jun 13, 2019

Pastfinders' meeting canceled because of speaker's hea;th

From David Guion: Due to the sudden illness of our speaker, William Turner, this Saturday's meeting of the Southern Ky Pastfinders has been canceled.



Jun 9, 2019

Noted Hopkinsville historian to speak to Pastfinders

From David Guion: The June meeting for the Southern Ky Pastfinders will be held this Saturday evening the 15th at 7 p.m. at the Logan County Public Library. This month's program will be presented by William Turner, noted Hopkinsville/Christian County historian. Mr, Turner will present a program on Edgar Cayce, Americas' premier clairvoyant of the early 20th century. Mr Cayce was born in Hopkinsville and spent his early life in the area. The program is open to the public, so don't let history be a mystery, come and learn with us.



Jun 5, 2019

Cougar Braxton Meguiar named all-state

Logan County junior Braxton Meguiar has been named third team all-state in baseball. He had 60 hits, including 7 homers, 19 homers, 23 walks, and 46 each of RBIs and runs scored while batting .484 and striking out just 8 times. He also put together a 34-game win streak, second longest in state history. His dad, Coach Ethan Meguiar, was inducted into the state baseball coaches’ Hall of Fame and was named Fourth Region Coach of the Year.



Jun 4, 2019

Ribbon cutting for Ziggy's Place Wednesday

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for Ziggy's Place Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Ziggy’s Place is a gift shop filled with 22 vendors set up full-time, all from Logan County. It's located at 471 West Second Street in Russellville near Southern States.



Jun 3, 2019

Sons of American Revolution to grill Friday

 

The Col. Benjamin Logan SAR Chapter members are planning a Pork Chop & Bratswurth Grilling on Friday, June 14 at the Logan County Archives on the corner of West Fourth Street between the PVA & Sheriff offices. They will serve either kind of sandwich alone or in SNAX PAXS with a bag of chips, cake and a cold soft drink or bottle of water. They will serve between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or until business ends. They will accept some early orders from small businesses, offices, bank or shops. They can deliver inside the city limits for a minimum of a dozen SNAX PAXS or sandwich orders.



Jun 2, 2019

Unveiling of King road sign to precede Freedom Fund Banquet

The public is invited to attend the unveiling of the Dr. Martin Luther King road sign this Saturday, June 8, at the Sportsman Club at Russellville City County Park at 5:30 p.m. That is the name for the new Southern Bypass of Russellville connecting the Bowling Green, Franklin, Nashville, Orndorff Mill and Clarksville roads. Following the unveiling, the Freedom Fund Banquet will begin at 6 p.m. with the featured speaker Andrew Williams, executive director of the Bowling Green Housing Authority. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for those 17 and under. To reserve tickets, contact Roy Wells at 270-847-8323 or William Woodard.



May 31, 2019

Logan Middle Softball roster selected

After what was termed “an excellent turnout” was narrowed, Logan County Middle Softball coaches have announced that the following girls will be on the team in the upcoming months. They are as follows: Jaylin Thomas, Reese Wetton, Anne Owen, Addison Holloway, Kinley Holloway, Hadley Phillips, Kinsley Taylor, Caris Taylor, Maddox Taylor, Addison Cartas, Trinity Case, Emily Borders, Nora Epley, Madison Cardwell, Sydni Blick, Hailey Burgess, Maddie Burgess, Emerson McKinnis, KK Harper, Carlisle Graham, Sydney Newman, Makenzie Mowles and Shayla Johnson.



May 30, 2019

New RHS SBDM members named

From Russellville High School Principal Ben Bruni: I am proud to share with everyone the 2019-20 Russellville High School SBDM presented alphabetically: Amy Alford - Parent Rep, Jeremy Bivins - Teacher Rep, Ben Bruni - Principal, Juli Link - Teacher Rep, Heather Osborne - Teacher Rep and Angela Todd - Parent Rep.  



May 29, 2019

Community suicide topics meeting set Monday

A community gathering to promote suicide prevention and awareness will be held Monday, June 3, at the Historic Logan County Courthouse at 7 p.m. The program will include prayer, discussion, informational tables, special music and a candlelight vigil. First Presbyterian Church of Russellville is the lead sponsor. For more information, call 270-893-3465 or 270-6207 or email info@fpcrussellville.org.



May 27, 2019

Lady Cougars win big at region

The Logan County Lady Cougars breezed to a 12-2 win over Metcalfe County in the Fourth Region Tournament Monday at WKU's Softball Field. LCHS will play South Warren, which crushed Allen County-Scottsville 16-1 in the final game of the day. That game is scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday. 13th District runner-up Franklin-Simpson also advanced, beating Barren County 7-3. The Lady Cats will meet Warren East, which rolled over Russell County 18-0, in the first semifinal. The Cougar baseball team's season ended with a 10-0 loss to Bowling Green. In another 13th-14th District matchup, South Warren edged Franklin 2-0.



May 27, 2019

Cougar Connection for incoming LCHS freshmen set July 25

Cougar Connection, an orientation for all incoming 9th graders at Logan County High School, will be held July 25 in the  LCHS Main Gymnasium. Follow this schedule. Auburn and Olmstead 5:30-6:15 p.m. and Adariville, Chandlers and Lewisburg - 6:15-7 p.m.



May 27, 2019

Logan School Board meeting rescheduled

The regular meeting of the Logan County Board of Education that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 30, at 6 p.m.



May 27, 2019

RHS boys soccer organizational meeting Thursday

The Russellville boys soccer team will meet Thursday, May 30, for all players wanting to play middle school and high school soccer. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the RHS lobby.



May 24, 2019

Megan Paschall named Chamber Executive Assistant

When Executive Director Karen Logan discusses what's coming up with the Logan Chamber of Commerce this morning on WRUS' Feedback with Don Neagle on WRUS at 9:05, she will be accompanied by new Executive Assistant Megan PaschallThe daughter of Darrin and Judy Peters of Russellville, she moved back with her husband Alex and son Witten after completing her BS Degree in Business Management and Human Resources at Murray State University. She says she is excited about her new position and looks forward to serving the people of Logan County through the Logan Chamber of Commerce.

 
 



May 22, 2019

Education leader to conduct forum at LCTC today

After a visit to Adairville Elementary School this morning, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis will tour the Logan Career & Technical Center and then take questions from those gathered, beginning at 10:15 a.m.



May 21, 2019

Logan softball, F-S baseball win district titles

Logan County and Franklin-Simpson split district diamond titles Tuesday night at LCHS. Coach Mark Wood's Lady Cougars edged the Lady Cats 5-4 in the softball championship game. F-S, which shut out the Cougars 1-0 a couple of weeks ago, won big this time by an 11-4 count. Watch The LoJo for details.



May 19, 2019

Five Lady Cougars earn 4th Region honors

Five Logan County Lady Cougars have been honored as Fourth Region Softball All-Stars, and they are all underclassmen. Junior Brea Croslin was named first team while sophomore KJ Page and junior Kennedy Nichols are both second team. Tabbed as Honorable Mention All-Region were freshman Shelby Gettings and junior Sydney Lee. The Lady Cougars host Todd Central at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the first round of the 13th District Tournament. Russellville and Franklin-Simpson are matched in the second game.

 



May 19, 2019

LCHS Commencement scheduled in Diddle next Sunday

From LCHS Guidance Counselor Amber McKinney: Logan County High School invites the community to the 2019 Graduation Ceremony at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. The ceremony will be held in Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University.



May 16, 2019

Pardue returns as Todd Central boys basketball coach

Auburn resident and former Russellville boys basketball coach Dennis Pardue is returning to Todd Central as boys basketball coach. He coached the Rebels successfully from 1998-2004. Watch The LoJo for more details.



May 16, 2019

Tonight's LCHS softball game now varsity only

From Lady Cougar Assistant Softball Coach Michael Crawford: The JV game tonight has been cancelled. We are still playing varsity game at 5:45.



May 15, 2019

Tonisha Hampton to sign with CUH

A fourth Russellville High School cheerleader has been recruited to cheer for the teams at the new Campbellsville University Harrodsburg. Tonisha Hampton, who has also been a starter on the Lady Panthers softball team throughout high school, will sign with the new school Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the school library. Coach Beverly York says, “She excels both academically and athletically. They will be proud to have her as their own. As a coach, she is the prime example of what you want your team to be.” Sydnor has been taking dual credit college courses at SKYCTC. She will join fellow former RHS cheerleaders Mia DeVinney, Dakota Marc, and Makayla Davis at the Harrodsburg campus.



May 14, 2019

Adairville Market Days continue twice per week

Adairville Market Days run from April to November every Wednesday 12 to 5, and every Saturday from 8 to 5 on the Adairville Square. Vendors pay a one-time set-up fee of $10 for the season. Contact Adairville City Hall for more information.



May 10, 2019

Unveiling of Phillip Hatchett monument today

From WRUS News: Friday afternoon at 5, Rolling Hills Golf Course Inc will host a celebration of life for the late Phillip Hatchett, a longtime instructor at Rolling Hills, and former WKU Golf Coach. During the event they will unveil a monument in memory of Phillip. The public is invited.



May 10, 2019

Signups set next week for Summer Drama Camps

Signups for Russellville Arts Council’s two Summer Drama Camps will be held this Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Russellville High School lobby. The 101 Dalmations Children’s Camp will be held June 3-7 from 12:30-3:30 daily. The Oklahoma Youth Camp will run June 24-29 from 8-3 daily. Camp fee is $25. For more information, contact Larry Vaught or visit Russellville Arts Council on Facebook



May 9, 2019

Volunteer garden work needed

Someone who has the equipment and the time is needed to volunteer to help the Russellville Urban Gardening Project by tilling about an acre of land in East Russellville near the greenhouses. If you can help, please contact Dr. Nancy Dawson at 270-847-8726.



May 9, 2019

Shrek musical to be presented at RHS 4 times

Russellville High School will be presenting SHREK this weekend and next at deGraffenried Auditorium. Shows will on Saturday, May 11 @ 7 p.m, Friday, May 17 @ 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 18 @ 2 p.m. and @ 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door ($7 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children age 5 and under). 



May 8, 2019

Chamber to help Wal-Mart open Grocery Pickup Thursday

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting during the Grand Opening Celebration of Russellville Wal-Mart’s Grocery Pickup Thursday from 8:30-9:30 a.m.



May 7, 2019

Chamber offering membership discount during Small Business Week

From Logan Chamber Executive Director Karen Logan: This week only we are offering $25 OFF initial dues for any new member that joins the Chamber. Already a member and still want savings? We didn't forget about you! Refer a new business and you too can receive $25 OFF your next year's dues!



May 6, 2019

Cougar baseball game added but softball has one canceled

From LCHS Athletic Director Greg Howard: Tonight there will be a varsity baseball game with Hopkinsville starting at 6 p.m. This game was not originally on the schedule. Thursday's softball games with Greenwood have been canceled.



May 5, 2019

Lady Cougars end 3-day homestand with Clash

From Logan County Softball Assistant Coach Michael Crawford: Busy week for Cougar Softball this week. We have Hopkinsville home Monday, Franklin- Simpson home on Tuesday, and Russellville home on Wednesday. Pick a night or come for all three and support your Cougar Softball team.



May 3, 2019

Kindergarten Orientation set May 20 at Adairville

Kindergarten Orientation for the 2019-20 school year will be held Monday, May 20, at 5:30 p.m. in the Adairville School Library. Parents can meet their children’s teachers and learn was to expect as their school years begin. Parents who wish to volunteer as school helpers will also receive training.



May 3, 2019

Logan Middle Softball tryouts scheduled

Logan County students who will be in the 5th – 8th grade for the 2019-2020 school year can try out for the softball team on the LCHS Softball Field Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m.-noon. Makeups will be Thursday, May 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. Students must bring a current physical to tryouts. If you have questions, contact Coach Shenna Parker at 270-501-2363 or Coach Michael Crawford at 270-772-4037. Parents/Guardians: Tryouts will be closed sessions. No one will be allowed to remain at the field during tryouts.



May 3, 2019

H&R Ag to host Chamber Networking Breakfast

The Logan Chamber of Commerce will hold a Networking Breakfast Wednesday, May 8, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at H&R Agri-Power on Nashville Street.



May 1, 2019

Parent nominations for RJSHS SBDM being accepted

Russellville Jr./Sr. High School is currently accepting nominations for the 2019-2020 Site-Based Decision Making Council. This council works as a group of Parents, Teachers, and Administrators to make decisions about our school. The SBDM will meet once a month at the school. Any interested Parent must have a child enrolled in the 6th-12th grade for the 2019-2020 school year and may not be a school employee. If you are interested in serving, submit your NAME and PHONE NUMBER to the middle school or high school office no later than Friday, May 10, at 3 p.m. Voting will be held Wednesday, May 15, through Monday, May 20, for all valid candidates.



Apr 30, 2019

Softball Clash postoned

Because of the sudden death of Ashley 'Cocoa' Kees, today's scheduled Russellville-at-Logan County softball Clash of the Cats has been postponed until next Wednesday, May 8, LCHS Athletic Director Greg Howard has announced. Mrs. Kees was the mother of Lady Panther Amiyah Collier, the aunt of teammate Jaylah Kees and an enthusiastic leader of athletics at her alma mater. See a story about her death in News Articles on The LoJo. The baseball teams of the two schools are scheduled to play at LCHS today.



Apr 29, 2019

Russellville Academic Team Recognition Night May 7

From Donna Wilkerson: Our annual Academic Team Recognition Night will be on Tuesday, May 7, at 6 pm at the RHS cafeteria. All RHS, RMS, and SES academic team members, coaches, volunteers, and parents are invited! Light refreshments will be served.



Apr 26, 2019

Naylor to play in Super 8 tennis

Russellville senior Jacob Naylor is well known fro his basketball and football skills, but he's also a talented tennis player. He will be playing in the Super Singles Tournament (Top 8 players in Region 4) this weekend. His dad/coach Calvin Naylor  says, "He will have a tough first game as he plays against two time region 4 singles champion Jacks Lancaster."



Apr 25, 2019

deGraffenried Chorale to present 40th anniversary concert

On Saturday, the deGraffenried Chorale to present 40th anniversary concert at the Historic Logan County Courthouse, beginning at 7 p.m. Mary Beth Dowden is the director and Susan Fox the accompanist. The theme is “Love, lost and Found, 40 Years of Singing.” 



Apr 24, 2019

Auburn Fire's Grand Re-opening, Ribbon Cutting set April 28

A Grand Re-opening for the Auburn Fire Department will be held in its new headquarters at 114 East Main Street in the old Howlett Chevrolet building on Sunday, April 28 from 2:30-4 p.m. The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting at 3. The public is welcome to attend.



Apr 22, 2019

Lady Cougars win, aid opponents' fundraiser

Not only did the Logan County Lady Cougars raise their softball record to 13-3 Tuesday with a 12-5 win at Muhlenberg County, but Coach Mark Wood's team also helped with fundraising. Athletic Director Greg Howard says: Flexing for Brayden. When we found out Muhlenberg County was doing a fundraiser for one of their students. Our softball team was all in. At the game tonight, both teams battled it out on the diamond as Brayden battles it out in his hospital bed. Brayden recently had a heart transplant and his family is needing financial support. No gate was collected tonight, but donations were accepted. LC softball team pitched in and gave a check to help cover expenses. Way to go Lady Cougars and coaches!



Apr 22, 2019

Logan Exhibition of Learning Night offered Thursday

Students from each Logan County school will showcase their projects and presentation at the Exhibition of Learning Night at the Logan Career & Technical Center this Thursday, April 25, from 5:30-7 p.m.



Apr 22, 2019

Hannah Cron to sign with KCU today

Logan County High School volleyball player Hannah Cron  will sign with Kentucky Christian University to play volleyball today, Monday at the Logan County CTC building at 3:30 p.m. Her twin sister Karrah previously signed to played for Kentucky Wesleyan College.



Apr 21, 2019

From Adam Webster: At Logan County High School on Thursday, May 2, from 5-7 p.m., students from both the US History and World History classes will be presenting "A Night At The Museum." This will be a display of learning using historical characters, exhibits, and interactive technology to give visitors an insight into events of the past. The students have been working on this for months and have put a tremendous amount of effort into their presentations.



Apr 20, 2019

GOP Women to meet Tuesday at Lost River Creamery

From Ann Statton: The Logan County Republican Women's Club will meet Tuesday, April 23, from noon to 1 p.m. at Lost River Creamery on Hopkinsville Road in Russellville. Lunch may be ordered/purchased by phone prior to the meeting and eaten during the one-hour meeting. Please come prepared to discuss suggestions made previously and to offer your ideas for the betterment of our club. Members expected and all guests welcome.Questions? Please call 270-725-9100.



Apr 20, 2019

Culvert on Gordonsville Road to be replaced next week

From Wes Watt of the Department of Highways: KY 1151 Gordonsville Road at mile point 6.4 will close at mile point 6.4 on April 23 and April 24 if weather allows for crews to replace a large culvert. Message boards are in place to inform motorists about the closure. We expect to have the roadway reopen the afternoon of April 24. 


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