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Aug 13, 2018

Comer to conduct Town Hall meeting at LCTC Wednesday

Congressman James Comer, who represents Logan County in Washington, will hold a Town Hall Meeting at the Logan Career & Technical Center Wednesday, beginning at 5 p.m. The public is encouraged to participate.



Aug 12, 2018

Concerned Citizens to give away items this week

Concerned Citizens of Logan County will distribute items three days this week between 9 a..-1 p.m. at the KP Hall. Monday will feature watermelons, Wednesday men's sweat pants, and Thursday meal kits from Feeding America.



Aug 12, 2018

Walnut Grove holding services today in 2 locations

A large crowd assembled at the long-time location of Walnut Grove Baptist Church on Highland Lick Road at 8:30 this morning. Even bigger crowds may be at the church's new location at 11 a.m. and at a Logan Chamber ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. Dinner will follow. The new site is the building which previously was the home of the large Crossroads Church at the entrance to the Russellville City-County Park near Terry Wilcutt Highway. The entrance has renamed Parkway Drive and will seat 450 or more people. Walnut Grove has been filing its original location in each of its three Sunday morning services, says Pastor Calvin Naylor. Plans are to hold services in both church buildings for the foreseeable future.



Aug 11, 2018

Area fossil expert to speak at Pastfinders meeting

The Southern Ky Pastfinders will meet Saturday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Logan County Public Library. The speaker will be Don Lindsey from Morgantown. Lindsey has collected North American fossils for over 50 years and will sharing the history and hobby of fossil collecting as well as some of his may sp ecimens. He encourages anyone in the community who wants to learn more about this fascinating part of our history to attend. David Guion says, "The meeting is open to the public and admission is free, so don't let history me a mystery and come learn with us."



Aug 10, 2018

Meet the Cougars to be followed by football scrimmage


Meet the Cougars and football scrimmages will be held tonight at Logan County High School. Coach Todd Adler will introduce his players at 5:30 followed by scrimmages with Trigg County and Ohio County. Admission is $3 and concessions will be available.



Aug 6, 2018

BB&T to host Chamber Networking session Tuesday

BB&T will host a Logan Chamber Networking event Tuesday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the bank's location on Carrico Park Square in Russellville. All Chamber members are welcome.



Aug 5, 2018

Meet the Panthers to be held at Rhea Stadium Friday

At Rhea Stadium this Friday, Meet the Panthers will be held. Introduction starts at 6 p.m. Beverly York says, "This will be your chance to meet all your Middle and High School Fall sports coaches and teams, see the 2018/2019 cheerleaders in action and hear what everyone has to say about the upcoming season!"



Aug 5, 2018

RHS to hold 6th Grade Open House Monday

Sixth graders entering Russellville High School are invited to an open house Monday from 5-7 p.m. Sixth graders will have their own section of the campus in the former location of the vocational/technical school. Students can receive their schedules, meet their teachers and tour the facility. Families who sign the proper agreements can be issued Chromebooks. The tour begins in the RHS Library.



Aug 3, 2018

Upward football, cheerleading evaluations scheduled


Upward football and cheerleading wil be held in Logan County again this year for boys and girls in Grades K-6. Evluations will be held at Post Oak Baptist Church next Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 11, fro 10 a.m. until noon. The registration fee is $58. Football shorts and cheerleader turtle necks can be ordered. The first practice is Aug. 20. Games will begin Sept. 8 and the awards ceremony will be Oct. 20. For more information, call Post Oak at 270-726-2157.



Aug 3, 2018

Two-lane portion of Lewisburg Road to be resurfaced to Muhlenberg line


U.S. 431 Lewisburg Road, from KY 3519 extending to the Muhlenberg County line is being prepared for resurfacing. Maintenance crews will perform drainage repairs ahead of resurfacing this 10-mile section of road. Motorists should anticipate a one-lane roadway controlled by flaggers and use caution through this work zone.



Aug 2, 2018

Photographer, businesswoman Geraldine Hurt dies at age 99

Geraldine Hurt, a well-known businesswoman in downtown Russellville in the middle of the 20th century, has died at age 99. Mrs. Hurt and her husband, the late Bill Hurt, were owners and operators of Royaltone Studios, a photography shop which was first located on East Fourth Street and then on the east side of the Square. The Hurts took pictures in their studios and then sold them, primarily to families. She was 99. No public funeral service is planned, according to WRUS News.



Aug 1, 2018

Logan Volleyball Alumni Game scheduled Aug. 4

Logan County Volleyball will conduct an Alumni Game this Saturday, Aug. 4, beginning at 1 p.m. All former Lady Cougar Volleyball players are invited to particpate. and all volleyball alumni get free admission. General admission is $5 at the door.



Jul 30, 2018

8th of August celebration this weekend at Hampton Park

"Living the Legend" is the theme for the annual 8th of August Celebration in Russellville, which will be held this weekend with Hampton Park the central location. The Little Miss/Mister Pageant will be held Friday, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Logan County Courthouse for boys and girls up to age 10. Saturday's activites include a Run Walk, a Golf/Scramble, a parade and lots of food and fellowship. The deadline for entering the golf scramble with a handicap is Tuesday. See the accompanying flier for more information.



Jul 29, 2018

Former Columbine principal DeAngelis to speak to Logan educators on Monday

The man who was principal of Columbine High School during the mass shootings on April 20, 1999, will be the featured speaker for faculty and staff on the first day of Professional Development at Logan County High School Monday, Frank DeAngelis, who continued in that role for 15 more years, survived shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold pointing their shotguns in his direction. He is in demand now as a consultant on school safety. After his speech concludes, DeAngelis is scheduled to meet with select shool and community leaders. Logan County Schools open for students this Wednesday, Aug. 1.



Jul 26, 2018

RHS Alumni Soccer Game scheduled next Saturday

Russellville High School will hold an alumni soccer game on Aug 4 at 7 p.m. it will take place at the new soccer field behind RHS where the track is. Anyone who wishes to play can text Coach Jeremy Rust at 270-772-0179 or email him at jeramy.rust@logan.kyschools.us.



Jul 23, 2018

Logan Telephone's Annual Meeting scheduled Aug, 3

The Logan Telephone Cooperative Annual Meeting will be held Friday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. at Logan County High School. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. to be followed by the business meeting where you will elect members to represent you on the board of directors and will be introduced to the scholarship winners. After the business meeting, refreshments will be served and a drawing will be held for cash and prizes for adults and children. Each member present will receive free gifts. All members of Logan Telephone Cooperative are cordially invited to attend.



Jul 23, 2018

Lost River Creamery to rebuild after fire destroys cheese plan

One of Logan County’s most popular family-owned small businesses experienced a devastating fire at its cheese manufacturing plant that left a pile of rubble and several fond memories. After praising firefighters and others who came to help Friday night and Saturday, Lost River Creamery owners Scott and Angie Harris announced Sunday on Facebook: “Our little town is truly compassionate and the outpouring of love and support that we’ve already received is overwhelming. We will rebuild our cheese plant and be even better than before. Our customers are like family to us and we feel that we owe it to them and to ourselves to endure this minor setback so that we can once again create a product that is loved by many.”



Jul 20, 2018

Work underway on Franklin Road on Simpson side

Road improvements on the Franklin Road (KY 100) are underway from the Logan County line to KY 1008 in Simpson County, Crews will be present to continue work on a resurfacing and curve improvement project in the area. Work will continue on pipe replacements for the project. Flaggers will be used at various stages of the project and motorists should use caution when traveling the area.



Jul 19, 2018

Church to provide Back to School Bash at Olmstead Open House

Dripping Spring Church will host a Back to School Bash the night of Olmstead School's Open House. This will be in front of the school. Church members will have inflatables and school supplies, and will be cooking out hotdogs. July 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Principal Bonnie Watson says, "We are blessed by our community support systems!"



Jul 18, 2018

Russellville Blood Drive Aug. 6

The Russellville Community Blood Drive will be held on Monday,, Aug. 6, from 12-6 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. To schedule an appointment, call 270-725-7241.



Jul 18, 2018

RHS Scocer Alumni Game to be played Aug. 4

From Haley Browning Jayne: Russellville Soccer is hosting an alumni soccer game on the Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. Alumni will play this year's current varsity team. The fee is $20 to participate, which gets you a cool new shirt and a load of laughs along with some temporary body aches. Come out and help this program raise some money for new equipment. Spectators are welcomed at $3 a head. Where else in Russellville are you gonna get so much entertainment in a Saturday evening? Game is to be held at the soccer field behind RHS



Jul 17, 2018

RHS releases grid schedule

New Russellville football coach Mikie Benton has announced the Panthers' 2018 football schedule. Star Linebacker/Quarterback Jacob Naylor is pictured on the flier. See the attached picture to learn dates games will be played.



Jul 15, 2018

Mark Griffin to speak to PastFinders on Saturday

From David Guion: The Southern Ky Pastfinders will meet Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m.at the Logan County Public Library. Mark Griffin, reference librarian at the library, will talk about a series of articles he found recently that were published in the local newspaper in 1919 under the title, "Memories of an Elderly Man."  The elderly man had been a boy in Keysburg during the Civil War and he recounted the events he witnessed, such as the killing of  Edward Small, his admiration for local guerilla chieftain James Perkins, and his involvement in a pursuit of a runaway slave named Bill. The public is invited and the admission is free, so don't let history be a mystery, come learn with us.



Jul 15, 2018

Young Auburn baseball team now 4-0 at state

The Auburn baseball 8U all-star team is 4-0 in their state tournament. They've beaten Elizabethtown, Barren County, Lietchfield, and Meade County by a combined 49-9. They play the winner of Owensboro and Hancock County at 11 a.m. today.



Jul 14, 2018

Kickin' It With Korbin Benefit set Aug. 18

A benefit motorcycle ride for a teen with brain cancer has been scheduled at Auburn's McCutchen-Coke Park Saturday, Aug. 18. The Kickin' It With Korbin Benefit is for Korbin Scruggs, a 16-year-old from Auburn with a cancerous brain tumor. It will include a benefit motorcyle ride ($10 per person, $15 per couple), silent auction, bake sale, inflatables and games for the kids, cornhole tournament and food along with live muisc by Changing Direction and Bueler's Day off. For more information, contact Amy Sruggs, Christy Whittinghill or Christina Blake.



Jul 13, 2018

Chamber helping stage Logan Night at Hot Rods Saturday

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce is orchestrating Logan County Night at the Hot Rods Saturday at Bowling Green Ballpark. Those who let ticket sales people know they are from Logan County get in for $10, half of which will either go the the Logan County Cougars or Russelllville Panthers baseball team. Executive Director Karen Logan says funds raised from those who don't choose a team will be divided between the two teams. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with the first pitch at 6:35.



Jul 13, 2018

Logan Christian Academy ribbon cutting to be conducted by Chamber Monday

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting Monday at Logan Christian Academy, which is located south of Wal-Mart on the hill where Daymar College was previously located. The Chamber event is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. ith the ribbon to be cut at 12:30.



Jul 9, 2018

Cougar basketball camp next 3 days

A basketball camp for grades 3-8 will begin Tuesday and run through Thursday, July 12, at Logan County High School, new Cougar Coach John Tinsley has announced. Times for grades 3-5 will be from 9-11 a.m. For grades 6-8, sessions will be from 1-3 p.m. The fee is $35 per camper.



Jun 30, 2018

Retired teachers to meet

The Russellville/Logan County Retired Teachers Association will have a luncheon meeting at 11:30 on July 11 at Crittenden Drive Church. New retirees will be honored guests. Members are asked to bring non-perishable food items for the summer backpack programs. Please make reservations by Monday, July 9, by calling Karen Milliken at 270-726-9717, 270-647-0065 or email at rlcrta@gmail.com. If you are not a member, please come and join the association.



Jun 27, 2018

Special Farmers' Market at health depart. Thursday open to public

A special edition of the Logan County Farmers' Market will be held Thursday at the Logan County Health Departm nt from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The public is invited to purchase healthy fruits and vegetables at the health department.



Jun 27, 2018

Caitlyn Mosley wins state poster on about farm fresh foods

Logan County High School student Caitlyn Mosley of Lewisburg has been honored for winning the freshman division of a state poster contest. Kentucky students were honored for posters and essays that show how foods get “From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate” during the annual Poster and Essay Contest awards ceremony Friday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Each winner received a $100 check from Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom (KyAEC), a meal featuring foods from Kentucky Proud producers, and tickets to the Lexington Legends baseball game against the Charleston (S.C.) RiverDogs. Her sponsoring teacher was LCHS agriculture teacher/FFA advisor Jay Campbell.



Jun 27, 2018

Kids and families have special prices, events Wednesday night at the fair

Youngsters and families can enjoy activities and half-price admission to carnival rides Wednesday evening at the Logan County Fair. As part of the Stuff the Bus backpack program, families which bring at least two items for Stuffing the Bus can get in for $5 per person instead of $10. Items needed can be seen in the flier on The LoJo's Facebook page. This is also the night for the Tiny Tot Big Top where youngsters up- to age 4 can participate in a variety of activities. See what they are in the accompanying photo. The archery tournament is also part of the day’s agenda.



Jun 25, 2018

Vendor and beef shows underway at Logan County Fair

A vast variety of homemade and franchised items is on display and for sale currently (Monday night) at the Logan County Extension Office as part of the Logan County Fair's Venor Show. Also going on in the adjacent Arena is the Beef Show, one of the longest running events in fair history,



Jun 25, 2018

Logan School Safety meeting Friday

Logan County Schools will hold a School Safety meeting on Friday, June 29, at the Logan County Community & Technical College at 5 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. Debbie Brown says, “Parents of students in our district should try to attend if they wish.”



Jun 25, 2018

Dates set for new student registration for Logan schools

New student registration and enrollment for Logan County Schools will be on July 23 and 24th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the new Career and Technical Center (2400 Bowling Green Road). This is for any new student enrolling in Logan County Schools, grades Kindergarten through 12th. Families will be able to complete all enrollment requirements in one location, and get all questions answered about food service, school nurses, bus garage, guidance counselors, attendance, and special education.



Jun 24, 2018

Vendor Show highlights opening night of Fair Monday

The first major event of the 2018 Logan County Fair will be the Vendor Show, which will be held Monday evening from 5-9 p.m. Vendors will offer a mixture of homemade/handmade items and national frachise specialties. You can get everything from breads to natural soaps to girls' clothing. Also on tap Monday are the cattle shows, dairy at 10 a.m. and beef at 6 p.m. The fair runs the rest of the week. Watch The LoJo for details each day,



Jun 24, 2018

Vendor Show highlights opening night of Fair Monday

The first major event of the 2018 Logan County Fair will be the Vendor Show, which will be held Monday evening from 5-9 p.m. Vendors will offer a mixture of homemade/handmade items and national frachise specialties. You can get everything from breads to natural soaps to girls' clothing. Also on tap Monday are the cattle shows, dairy at 10 a.m. and beef at 6 p.m. The fair runs the rest of the week. Watch The LoJo for details each day,



Jun 22, 2018

Logan Christian Academy plans open house Sunday, July 1

Open House will be held at Logan Christian Academy Sunday, July 1, from 2-4 p.m.“The new school is located in the former Daymar College campus on the hill south of Wal-Mart. Those attending can tour the school, see the classrooms and meet the teachers.



Jun 17, 2018

Morris Kisselbaugh seriously injured in bike wreck that took Hatchett's life

Although law enforcement officials have not yet released an official report on the wreck which took place Sunday morning which took the life of Coach Phillip Hatchett, The LoJo has heard from several sources that fellow cyclist Morris Lynn Kisselbaugh suffered a serious back injury in the crash involving a vehicle and multiple cyclists. Kisselbaugh is retired from law enforcement and from Logan Aluminum. Kisselbaugh ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for sheriff last month. He was an outstanding basketball player at Russellville High School from 1972-74. Both he and Coach Hatchett were coached by Mickey Meguiar. No word has been released on his condition at this time. A press release about Phillip Hatchett's coaching career from Western Kentucky University appears on The LoJo under Sports articles.



Jun 13, 2018

Cougar Bradley Taylor named PBR state Player of the Year

For the second time in four seasons, a Logan County baseball has been named Kentucky’s Player of the Year. The 2018 POY is Bradley Taylor, who was chosen by Prep Baseball Report. The senior third baseman led the state in home runs and slugging percentage. Three years ago, Caleb Bruner was Kentucky’s Gatorade Player of the Year. Joining Taylor in winning statewide honors are Kaleb Bruner, Koby Wall and Braxton Meguiar. Watch The LoJo for details,



Jun 12, 2018

Coles wins election coin flip

Retired insurance agent Boyce Coles will be the Democratic nominee for Fifth District magistrate in Logan County. He won a coin flip for the nomination Tuesday morning in the office of County Clerk Scottie Harper. He finished in a tie with Barry Perkins in the primary election in late May. He will be matched in the Nov. 6 General Election against Robert Earl Chyle, who won the Republican nomination by three votes over Ann Crawford.



Jun 12, 2018

Farmers' Market Senior Vouchers now available

Farmers' Market Senior Vouchers are available, beginning today. People who meet age and income requirements can gets coupons for free fruits and vegetables to be used only at the Logan County Farmers' Market. The vouchers must be obtained at the Russellville Senior Center. The Farmers' Market will be open today and every Tuesday in June, July and August from noon-4 p.m. It is also open on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. until noon.



Jun 10, 2018

Benefit underway for Oscar Howard at Roy's Sunday

Cancer has struck the Morgan family of Roy's Bar-B-Q again. A benefit for Oscar Howard, husband of Roy's managing partner Kathy Morgan Howard, began at 4 p.m. today and is scheduled to last until 7 p.m. Food, music and conversation will all be involved. A pie giveaway is scheduled at the end, and bidding will be held on donated items. Clay Bilyeu will provide live music. Oscar Howard was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer and will begin chemotherapy this week. Cancer has claimed Roy's founding parents, Ralph and Jolene Morgan, along with two of their sons, Billy and Roger Morgan, and other family members have dealt with cancer.



Jun 9, 2018

Gen. Buckner portrayer to visit Pastinders June 16

From David Guion: The Southern KY Pastfinders will meet Saturday, June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Logan County Public Library. Our guest this month will be Simon Bolivar Buckner, former Confederate General and past governor of Kentucky. He will be portrayed by Buckner historian Don Elmore from Somerset. Don will be sharing the life and times of this famous Kentuckian, and you don't want to miss it. The public is invited and the admission is free, so don't let history be a mystery, come learn with us.



Jun 6, 2018

NCAA Freedom Fund Banquet set this Saturday

From William Woodard: The 40th annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet (FFB) is Saturday, June 9, at 6 p.m. in the Russellville City/County Park Sportsman Club. Our speaker is Rev. Jesse Varner, associate minister of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Oakland.. We will award scholarships to Shailyn Milan and Ja'Jara Hunt from RHS. The menu features roast beef, country ham, green beans, macaroni and cheese, rolls, salad, a variety of deserts, tea and water. Tickets have been pre-sold, but are available at the door; adults are $20 and youth under 18 years are $10. The public is invited to hear our speaker's presentation and support scholarship recipients.



Jun 5, 2018

First Tuesday Farmers Market of the 2018 season set today

The first Tuesday session of the Logan County Farmers' Market is scheduled this afternoon from noon to 4. The market is located at the UK Ag Complex  behind the Logan County Extension Office. Shoppers will find squash, cucumbers, onions, spring peas, zuchinni, jams, breads, scones, soaps made from natural ingredients and more.



Jun 4, 2018

Lex Lindsey to return as F-S Lady Cats basketball coach

Legendary Franklin-Simpson girls basketball coach Lex Lindsey will resume coaching the Lady Cats, Franklin's WFKN radio reported Monday afternoon.  Before he resigned after the 2011 season, Lindsey was ultra-successful in Franklin. In all eight seasons he was the F-S girls coach, the Lady Cats won at least 20 games on the way to a 209-43 record. His teams won six district and three regional championships. His 2008 team reached the state finals, losing by a single point. His first coaching job was at Logan County High School where he helped Mike Haynes coach the Lady Cougars to two state quarterfinal berths.He spent one year coachin Allen County-Scottsville boys team one season.



Jun 1, 2018

Logan County Farmers Market to open Saturday morning

The Logan County Farmers' Market will open its 2018 season Saturday morning from 7:30-noon at the UK Ag Complex behind the Extension Office. It will be open Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoons (noon-4) in June, July and August. In September and August, Saturdays will be the only day. Roger 'Goober' Duncan, one of the market's longest-tenured vendors, is serving as president this year with help from his daughter, Tammy Duncan. Saturday's market will also be a craft day and vendors will offer their creations in addition to fruits and vegetables.



May 31, 2018

SK Sluggers offering pork chop lunches in Friday fundraiser

The SK Sluggers 06 are offering a pork sandwich lunch Friday as a fundraiser for their travel team. Details are in the attached flier.



May 30, 2018

Logan Middle softball tryouts set

Logan County High School announces the dates for Middle School Softball Tryouts on the LCHS softball field June 11-12.; All trying out must have a completed KHSAA Sports Physical with them at the day of tryouts. Physical forms can be found at any of the middle schools or in the front office of the high school. Any questions, please contact Coach Michael Crawford at 270-772-4037. Make up dates are June 18 and 19.


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