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Feb 22, 2019

Lady Cougars dominate RHS 57-29 for title & revenge

Not only did the Logan County Lady Cougars win the program’s fifth 13th District championship in the last six years Friday, but they also avenged the team’s only district loss of the season with a thunderous performance. Coach Finley Baird’s team outscored Russellville 16-4 in the third quarter on the way to a 57-29 win at Todd Central. The Lady Cougars had a balanced attack with five players—Paige Vanzant, Sarah Beth Hale, Peyton Vanzant, Halie Borders and Kennedy Nichols—scoring between 7 and 12 points. Hale and Tournament MVP Paige Vanzant also made the game tough for star Lady Panther 8th grade point guard Amiyah Collier. She hit her only field goal in the final two minutes of the game. Borders got the start for Logan and rewarded her coach with great hustle, rebounding, defense, 8 points and all-tournament honors. Senior Jayce Buchner and sophomore Macaria Hines played solid games for Coach Cameron Jackson’s Lady Panthers. See a complete story soon on The LoJo. Both teams will learn their regional pairings Saturday morning for Tuesday or Wednesday at Diddle Arena.

Feb 22, 2019

Hunter McDowell to sign with Campbellsville today

Russellville four-sport athlete Hunter McDowell will sign today at 2 p.m. at RHS to play football for Campbellsville University. RHS Athletic Director Kyle Yates says: “Hunter McDowell was a two-year starter at RHS. Hunter made 49 extra points and 2 field goals in his career. During Hunter’s time with us he also played baseball, archery and soccer. Hunter was a leading contributor on our All-A Region Championship Soccer Team.  During his senior year Hunter had 23 goals and 12 assists on the season. He possesses the confidence that he can achieve anything that he puts his mind to.” He also is a good student and is a member of the Panther Academy, taking college courses at SKYCTC.

Feb 21, 2019

Cougars' win 67-66 thriller & district championship

The seventh sure was the sweetest. Dalton Thompson’s field goal with 4 seconds remaining was the seventh lead change of the 13th District boys championship thriller. It also provided the winning point in the Logan County Cougars’ 67-66 victory over Franklin-Simpson in the tournament title game Thursday at Todd Central. The score had also been tied 12 times. Only once was the margin for either team over four points, and that quickly disappeared. The game winner came on an assist from Tommy Krohn. Tournament MVP Third Bell then played tough defense as time ran out on the Wildcats. Rooster Woodard, Kelby Epley and Bell all finished in double figures. Reggie Powell, the only reserve Coach John Tinsley used, provided a big lift when Woodard got in early foul trouble. Watch The LoJo for more details and for pairings in the 4th Region Tournament, which begins Sunday.

Feb 21, 2019

Cougar Baseball Alumni/ Booster Banquet set this Saturday

The third annual Logan County Cougar Baseball Alumni/Booster Banquet will be held this Saturday, Feb. 23, from 6-9 p.m. Planners say, “Come out to see the exciting things that are happening with Cougar Baseball. This is for everyone that loves the game of baseball.” It will be held at the Logan CTC on U.S. 68-80 in front of the high school. The 1989 state quarterfinalist team will be honored and its coach, David Billingsley, will be the speaker. Current Head Coach Ethan Meguiar, who was a member of that regional championship team, Kentucky 2015 state Player of the Year Caleb Bruner and current Assistant Coach Kyle Wall will also speak. Booster Club President Jon Barrow will provide an update on the progress of the new storage building, which includes a locker room.

Feb 21, 2019

Logan Middle Baseball meeting set

A meeting of players who are interested in being part of Logan County Middle School Baseball and their parents is scheduled Monday, Feb. 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the 21st century room at LCHS. An up-to-date physical is required for Logan sixth through eighth graders to try out. Tryouts will begin Thursday, Feb. 28, at 5:30 p.m. Those with questions can call coaches Dan McCarthy (314-359-4273), Kyle Pendleton (270-847-9324) or Ethan Meguiar (270-221-5480).

Feb 20, 2019

Joint memorial service held for Larry and Peggy Reeder

A joint memorial service was held Tuesday in Wildwood, Fla., for Larry and Peggy Reeder—long-time Russellville High School teachers who died about three weeks apart in January. Mrs. Reeder’s obituary has previously been reported. Larry Reeder, 80, coached baseball and advised the school newspaper at RHS and was an active member during the earliest years of Russellville Optimist Club. It’s been requested that memorial donations for Larry be made to RHS baseball and for Peggy to the deGraffenried Chorale. Among those attending the services were former RHS basketball coach and major league baseball player Denny Doyle and his wife Martha Carol along with former RHS golf coach Melanie Baker.

Feb 19, 2019

Franklin ends Panthers' season

Nine years of Naylor Basketball came to an end Tuesday. Jacob Naylor, the youngest of three sons of Calvin & Tracy Naylor who have been key parts of Panther roundball teams since November 2010, scored 23 points, but he didn’t have enough help for Coach Rex Booth’s team to advance past Franklin-Simpson in the opening round of the 13th District Tournament. Four Wildcats scored in double figures for the Wildcats, who won 75-61. Panther Elijah Kemp scored all of his 15 points in the second half, but he and Parker Jones stayed in foul trouble the entire game, with both fouling out. The Panthers cut an 11-point deficit to one at 42-41 when Naylor put back his own rebound and was fouled.  RHS was last close at 47-45 on a pair of Naylor free throws. The Panthers finished with an 8-17 record. Franklin will meet Logan County in Thursday’s championship game.

Feb 19, 2019

Lady Panthers stay tough in OT district win over F-S

Despite having to play without leading scorer Deshala LeBlanc and many key players burdened with four fouls, the Russellville Lady Panthers played gritty, gutty basketball to beat Franklin-Simpson 39-36 in overtime in the first round of the 13th District Tournament Tuesday at Todd Central. Eighth grader Amiyah Collier scored 13 of her game-high 15 points after halftime, including all 5 of the winners’ points in OT. Macaria Hines hit a 3-pointer on an assist from Jayce Buchner with 8 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Lady Panthers a 34-33, but Evyn McCutchen hit a free throw to force overtime. Watch The LoJo for more details on the game. Coach Cameron Jackson’s Lady Panthers move into Friday’s championship game against Logan County. Both will advance to region.

Feb 18, 2019

Cougars advance to district finals

The Logan County Cougars led host Todd Central by 25 points in the first half, saw the margin drop to 12 twice in the fourth quarter, and bounced back for an 82-62 win Monday in the 13th District Tournament. Coach John Tinsley's Cougars await Tuesday's Russellville-Franklin game for an opponent in Thursday's finals. See a previous News Brief on The LoJo for first half details. Austin Rager, Preston Moore & Clayte Weathers led the Rebel comeback. John Calvary finished his Todd career with 19 points and Moore added 13. For the Cougars, sophomore Anthony 'Rooster' Woodard helped in multiple ways, including scoring 23 pooints. Kelby Epley scored 18, Third Bell 15 and Tommy Krohn 11, Dalton Thompson & Reggie Powell also had solid games in the Cougars' 23rd win.

Feb 18, 2019

Cougars build big lead at half

With three Cougars scoring in double figures, the Logan County Cougars led host Todd Central 47-25 at the half of the opening game of the 13th District Tournament Monday. Kelby Epley & Anthony 'Rooster' Woodard each scored 13 points and Tommy Krohn 10 in the first two quarters. The Cougars had led by 25 on Reggie Powell's 15-footer late in the second quarter. With center John Calvary dominating the inside, the Rebels led three times early. The first of Epley's three 3-pointers of the half gave Coach John Tinsley's  Cougars the lead for keeps at 9-6.  The Rebels' task got much tougher when Calvary drew his second foul with 2:40 remaining in the first quarter. When Calvary came back in midway through the second quarter, Logan was ahead 37-18. Calvary scored 13 points in the first half.

Feb 18, 2019

Lady Cougars blast Todd, headed to region again

The Logan County Lady Cougars are headed to region for the fifth time in Coach Finley Baird's six seasons as head coach of her alma mater. The Lady Cougars beat host Todd Central 72-42 to advance to Friday's championship game against Tuesday's Russellville-Franklin winner. The Lady Cougars led 40-16 at the half. Sarah Beth Hale led a late third-quarter surge, hitting a pair of 3-pointers, firing assists to Carlie Alvis for a 2-pointer and Blayke Bingham for a 3-pointer, and hitting a layup on a long assist from Kennedy Nichols. Halie Borders' goal on a Bingham assist gave the Lady Cougars their first 33-point lead at 56-23 in the third quarter. From then on, the most important thing was keeping any Lady Cougar from getting hurt as the frustrated Lady Rebels went the hard foul route. Hale finished with 18 points and Paige Vanzant 12, as 10 Lady Cougars scored. Amy Brumfield & Emoni Fort finished with 10 points each for Todd Central with Jordan Weathers & Paige Rager adding 6 each. Logan's record improved to 20-10.

Feb 18, 2019

City school board meeting moved to tonight

The Russellville Board of Education's February meeting has been moved from Tuesday night to today at 6 p.m. so that school leaders can join others in supporting the Russellville High School basketball teams in their games against Franklin-Simpson Tuesday in the 13th District Tournament at Elkton.

Feb 16, 2019

The three seniors on Russellville’s girls basketball team, who have combined for 15 years as Lady Panthers, didn’t get to have a Senior Night Friday because the weather led to Whitesville Trinity not making the trip to RHS. Leading scorer Deshayla LeBlanc has been on the team six years under four different coaches. She has fought injuries the last two years and her availability for next week’s district tournament is very doubtful. Brooklyn ‘Bam’ Ray is a five-year Lady Panthers, a hard worker who has earned a place in the starting lineup. Jayce Buchner has been a key player for four years after playing her middle school years at Chandlers. The tall guard can play any position. She also was named MVP of the first Russellville girls soccer team and is a dual credit college student with SKYCTC.

Feb 15, 2019

Epley scores 31 in Cougars' Senior Night 22nd win

Senior Kelby Epley scored 31 points and his team 81 during Logan County's 81-58 Senior Night win over Cumberland County Friday, but Coach John Tinsley was more interested in talking about defense after the game. He said it's the quality defense his team has been playing that needs to carry the Cougars during the postseason, which starts Monday against host Todd Central. Fellow seniors Tommy Krohn, Third Bell & Reggie Powell combined for 23 points while sophomore Rooster Woodard added 15 points and some impressive dunks and assists. Epley scored 8 quick points early in the fourth quarter to reach his point total before giving way to younger players. The Cougars led 75-44 at that juncture. The Cougars finished the regular season with a 22-6 record.

Feb 15, 2019

RHS Senior Night canceled because of weather

Senior Night at Russellville High School didn't happen Friday because of weather concerns for visitor Whitesville Trinity. For the boys, that meant seniors Jacob Naylor, Shawn Steele & Elijah Kemp didn't get their time at center court. Coach Rex Booth wrote: "They are a special group to me because when I came to Russellville, they were freshman so we’ve truly gone through the entire high school experience together, and I have been blessed to coach them over the last two years. All three of these guys are great kids who have been raised the right way by parents who love and support them. Their future is so bright and I can’t wait to see where they end up." The Panthers play Franklin-Simpson in the 13th District Tournament at Todd Central Tuesday.

Feb 15, 2019

Garrett leads Lady Cougars to Senior Night win

Brittany Garrett took advantage of increased playing time on Senior Night, as she led the Logan County Lady Cougars in scoring on the way to a 73-30 win over Cumberland County Friday. Fellow senior Sarah Beth Hale added 13 while juniors Addie White and Kennedy Nichols each added 11. Senior Carlie Alvis scored 8 points. Fellow seniors Blayke Bingham and Halie Borders joined Garrett and Hale in hitting 3-pointers. Paige Vanzant scored 7 and Bingham 6.  Coach Finley Baird’s team was so dominant that the Lady Cougars started a running clock midway through the third quarter. Baird has now won 106 games in six seasons as the LCHS bench boss.

Feb 14, 2019

TVA to complete shutdown of Paradise power plant in 2020

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s board of directors voted today to shut down the Paradise Steam Plant near Drakesboro in Muhlenberg County, not far from the Logan County line. Among the many who had communicated against the closure have been President Donald Trump and Gov. Matt Bevin. A number of Logan Countians have worked over the years at the plant. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, TVA opened two coal-burning units on the bank of the Green River at Paradise in the early 1960s, then added the larger Unit 3 in 1970. The plant was once the largest coal-fired facility of its kind in the world, with the capacity to produce enough electricity for 950,000 homes. The utility closed Units 1 and 2 in 2017, in part to meet tougher environmental rules, and built a natural gas-fired plant to replace them. TVA chief Bill Johnson says the move will cut operating costs by about a billion dollars and that the savings will be passed along to rate payers.

Feb 13, 2019

Final Little League signup Friday

The Logan County/Russellville Little League will hold its final registration on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Russellville High School Gymnasium from 5:30-8 p.m. The league fee is $50 and is open to boys and girls from ages 9-12. Some 8 year olds are eligible, depending on their birthday. More information is available on Facebook at Logan County Little League Baseball.

Feb 13, 2019

Retired senator Nick Kafoglis dies at age 89

Dr. Nick Kafoglis, who represented Logan County in the Kentucky Senate from 1987-99, died Saturday in Connecticut at age 89. The Bowling Green physician was named Outstanding State Senator in 1996. Always a gentleman, he was an effective legislator who played a major role in education reform in Kentucky. He and his wife Pat, who died in 2016, spent a great deal of time in the Land of Logan. They are survived by four children. A public memorial service for Sen. Kafoglis, who was a graduate of Yale University and a U.S. Air Force veteran, will be held at First Christian Church in Bowling Green at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16.

Feb 12, 2019

Ribbon cutting for Auburn Casey's set for Feb. 22

On Friday, Feb. 22, the Logan Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting during the Grand Opening Celebration of the new Auburn location of Casey’s General Store. It’s located at the intersection of U.S.68-80 and KY 103 near the Dollar General Store. The address is 105 Sugar Maple Drive. The ribbon cutting will be held at 12:30 p.m.

Feb 10, 2019

Civil War historian to speak at Pastfinders Feb. 16

The Southern Ky Pastfinders will meet Saturday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Logan County Public Library. This month's speaker is Scott Sallee from Greenbrier. Scott is a civil war historian , author, and past contributor to the "Blue and Gray" magazine. His presentation will be entitled "Was Lincoln's War Really Caused By and Fought Over Slavery?" If you are a civil war or Lincoln enthusiast, you won't want to miss this program. The public is invited, and the admission is free, so don't let history be a mystery, come and learn with us.

Feb 9, 2019

SKY FAME recruiting event set

The third annual SKY FAME Family Recruitment Night will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the SKYCTC Franklin-Simpson Center, 175 Davis Drive, Franklin. Door prizes up to $500 in value will be handed out. This is for people who may want to apply to be part of the program, which trains students to be Advanced Manufacturing Technicians while earning an Associates degree, usually in conjunction with working at a manufacturing facility. For more information, contact Kelcie Richart at kelcie.richart@kctcs.edu.

Feb 8, 2019

Russellville and Todd split district doubleheader

The similarities for Russellville's teams were striking Friday night. Both went into games at Todd Central hoping to force tiebreakers in district seedings. Both were without key senior players (Deshala LeBlanc and Elijah Kemp). Both teams got off to good starts. The difference was that the Panthers were able to hang on for the win (71-58) while the Lady Panthers fell 43-34. Jacob Naylor scored 34 points and Jaquis Todd 14 for the RHS boys while Lady Panthers Chloe Whitescarver had 11 after a two-week absence with a concussion. Jayce Buchner added 9. In the girls district tournament, number one Logan County (5-1 district) will play Todd (1-5) and RHS (4-2) will try to make it three wins in a row over Franklin-Simpson (2-4). For the boys, LCHS and Franklin (both 5-1) will flip for first and RHS and Todd (both 1-5) will do the same for third.

Feb 8, 2019

Lady Cougars' game at AC-S canceled

Big changes in Saturday's Logan County basketball schedule have been announced by Athletic Director Greg Howard. The Lady Cougars' game at Allen County-Scottsville has been canceled. And the Cougars' game time against the Patriots has been moved up to the girls' former spot at 4 p.m.

Feb 8, 2019

Senior Night to accompany tonight LCHS archery tournament

From LCHS Athletic Director Greg Howard: The Logan County High School Archery Team and parents will be hosting a State Qualifier Bullseye and 3D tournament at the high school this weekend. There are almost 1300 archers registered to shoot  We will be in both the Main Gym and the Aux Gym starting a 5 p.m. on Friday and all day on Saturday. Entrance will be through Aux gym only.  We will also have Senior Night in the Aux Gym at 7:45 pm on Friday night. Come out and support the high schoolteam when they shoot at 6 and 7 p.m. and stay to recognize some amazing seniors, Lindsay Allen, Hannah Cron, Mark Lynch, and Maria BertusiCheck with your local elementary school to see when they will be in action. We have over 200 archers from our county that shoot every weekend. 

Feb 7, 2019

Swim teams headed to regional Friday in Owensboro

Both swim teams representing the Land of Logan in Friday's Regional Swim Meet at Owensboro Friday spend lots of time together. They share practice and travel time, since both of them are coached by Rachelle Wharton, so it was appropriate that they have a joint pre-regional and Senior Night Thursday. It was held at Lost River Creamery, which is owned by Scott and Angie Harris, the parents of Cougar swimmer Logan Harris. Seniors honored were Katie Ray Holloman of Russellville and Emma Macy, Maria Wells and Alexis Speck of Logan County.

Feb 6, 2019

Dontavius Blann to sign with Lindsey Wilson

From LCHS Athletic Director Greg Howard: Logan County High School is proud to announce, football standout Dontavius Blann will be signing with Lindsey Wilson College. Dontavius will have his signing this Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the CTC. Everyone is invited to come celebrate this special day with Dontavius and his family!

Feb 5, 2019

Gators edge Cougars in OT

Greenwood's Noah Stansbury hit a long 3-pointer as regulation ended, and the Gators got a bucket with five seconds left in overtime to beat the visiting Logan County Cougars 44-43 Tuesday. The Cougars led most of the game but missed some key free throws in OT. Dalton Thompson led Logan with 10 points while Kelby Epley scored 9, Rooster Woodard 7, and Tommy Krohn & Reggie Powell 6 each. Ben Carroll led the winners with 15 points while Jack Roberts had 12 and Brakdon Stinnett 11.

Feb 4, 2019

Lewisburg Baseball holding signups

Lewisburg youth baseball is taking registrations for summer teams. The remaining signups will be Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Webb’s Restaurant in Lewisburg from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 9, from 11 a/m.-3 p.m., and Monday, Feb. 11, from 4-8 p.m. The last two are at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Three different age groups are for ages 4-12 and girls are welcome to play. The fee is $45.

Feb 4, 2019

Horse riding available tonight at Logan Ag Arena

Logan County 4-H Shadow Riders Horse Club Open Ride Night will be held this evening at 5:30 p.m. at the Logan County Extension Arena. $5 per horse to ride and you don’t have to be a 4-H member.

Feb 2, 2019

Auburn girls, Adairville boys win county middle school tournaments

The Auburn Lady Tigers and the Adairville Cardinals are champions of the Logan County Middle School Basketball Tournaments. Both champs broke open close games in the second half. Auburn won over Olmstead and Adairville over Auburn. Watch for more later in The LoJo.

Feb 1, 2019

Adairville spellers advance

Ten spellers at Adairville School have earned the right to compete for a trip to the District Spelling Bee by finishing in the top two in their grade level competition.

The Adairville Spelling Bee will be held Monday at 9 a.m. in the school library. The top three will move on to district competition at the Logan County Extension Office on Feb. 12.

These are class winners:

4th: Reese Wetton and Caroline Boortz 
5th: Ridge Holman and Alyssa Kie
6th: Caroline Hallman and Landon Baker 
7th: Jake Regan and TyKeria Mason 
8th: Seth Graves and Ava Arnold

Feb 1, 2019

Lady Panthers beat F-S, clinch high seed

Playing without long-range shooter Chloe Whitescarver the entire game and leading scorer DeShala LeBlanc the final 10 minutes of the game, the Russellville Lady Panthers held on for a 44-35 win at Franklin-Simpson Friday. With the win, Coach Cameron Jackson's team moved to 4-1 in the district. A win next week at Todd Central would put them into a tie for the number one seed in the district tournament. Macaria Hines hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final minute and Jayce Buchner 2 of 2 in that time frame after both had made steals to seal the win. RHS had led 37-23 with 6:45 remaining in the game, but Coach Lex Lindsey's Lady Cats went on a 12-2 run. A Christina Carver goal with 1:30 remaining cut the lead to four before RHS began hitting free throws. LeBlanc, who reinjured her knee, still was high scorer with 12 points. Anastasia Dowlen recorded a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Eighth grader Amiyah Collier struggled in the fourth quarter but added 8 points. Russellville is now 16-6 on the season.

Jan 31, 2019

Cougars withstand Todd surge to seal tie for top seed

Trailing 51-24 at the half, the Todd Central Rebels made an impressive run against the visiting Logan County Cougars Thursday before Logan regrouped to win 80-70. The Rebels had gone on a 16-1 run for most of the third quarter before Logan's Tommy Krohn hit a shot at the buzzer to make the Cougar lead 61-48 going into the final quarter. Todd kept clawing back. With Deonte Toliver hitting from everywhere and Clayte  Weathers getting two quick buckets, the Rebels pulled to within seven. Krohn responded with a goal, but big John Calvary hit a shot to make Logan's lead just 72-67. But Logan's Kelby Epley hit some big free throws, and Dalton Thompson hit a pair of layups against Todd's press to seal the Cougars' 18th win in 22 starts. Krohn finished with 24 points, Epley 19, Anthony Woodard 12, Thompson 10 and Third Bell 9. Toliver scored 22 for Todd, Calvary had 17 and Preston Moore 11. If Russellville wins at Franklin-Simpson Friday night, the Cougars will be the top seed. An F-S win would create a tie and a coin flip for the number one seed.

Jan 31, 2019

Lady Cougars beat Todd, clinch tie for first in district

When Sarah Beth Hale hit a 3-pointer followed by a goal by Blayke Bingham midway through the fourth quarter Thursday, visiting Logan County led the Todd Central Lady Rebels 50-27. The Logan reserves preserved the win by a 52-35 score. Hale finished with 16 points while Paige Vanzant & Kennedy Nichols added 10 each and Bingham 7. Amy Brumfield scored almost half the home team's points, tying Hale for game honors with 16. With the win, Coach Finley Baird's team improved its district record to 5-1, clinching a tie for the top seed. Russellville can tie the Lady Cougars for that number one seed if Coach Cameron Jackson's Lady Panthers can win at Franklin-Simpson Friday and then beat Todd Central next week. Todd will be the number four seed.

Jan 31, 2019

Cougars score 51 points in first half

With Tommy Krohn scoring 15 points and Kelby Epley 13 in the first half, the Logan County Cougars led Todd Central 51-24 at the half in a district game at Elkton. John Calvary scored 10 points for the Rebels despite solid defense from fellow big man Dylan Basham.

Jan 30, 2019

Logan schools still closed Thursday but games on

Logan County Schools will be closed again Thursday but the Cougars' and Lady Cougars' games at Todd Central will still be played, according to LCHS Athletic Director Greg Howard.   The games will be carried on WRUS 94.1 FM and 610 AM.

Jan 30, 2019

Marshall Kemp to speak on Pauline's

Retired Logan County and Russellville Superintendent Marshall Kemp will speak on Pauline’s, a long-time former brothel is Bowling Green that became well known across the United States, and the memoir Pauline Tabor, the madam of the brothel, wrote herself. This is scheduled Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Logan County Public Library.

Jan 29, 2019

Logan and colleges closed Wednesday, RHS and BGHS open

Logan County Schools, SKYCTC, WKU and Simpson County Schools have announced they will not be open Wednesday because of extreme weather conditions. The Russellville @RVK Panthers Twitter account has declared it "Wear Your Beanie Day" at RJSHS. Bowling Green Schools also plan to be open.

Jan 29, 2019

Logan Facility Plan Committee to meet Feb. 5

The Local Planning Committee for the Logan County School's Facility Plan will meet on Feb. 5, 2019, at 6 p.m., at the Logan County Board of Education.

Jan 29, 2019

Middle school tournament begins tonight

The Logan County Middle School Basketball Tournament begins tonight at Logan County High School with the numbers 4 and 5 seeds going against each other. In the girls bracket at 6, it will be Chandlers and Adairville. The winner will play number one seed Auburn Saturday at 9 a.m. In the boys bracket tonight, Lewisburg and Chandlers will meet at 7:30. The survivor advances to meet number one Adairville at 10:30 Saturday. Olmstead is the number 3 seed in both divisions. Championship games will be Saturday evening.

Jan 28, 2019

Quarles to speak at Chamber Ag Appreciation Breakfast Wednesday

Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles will be the guest speaker at the Logan Chamber of Commerce’s annual Agriculture Appreciation Breakfast Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the Logan County Extension Office. There’s no charge to attend but an RSVP is appreciated at 270-726-6323 or by emailing lsmart3@uky.edu.

Jan 27, 2019

Russellville Schools seeking information on alumni

Russellville Schools hope to get alumni more involved in school activities and promotions. Plans are being formulated for expanding the Russellville Alumni Association and creating a related Friends of Russellville group. Activities and benefits for members are being formulated. Superintendent Bart Flener encourages anyone who attended the city schools or wants to be involved in supporting them to send an email to alumni@russellville.kyschools.us. It should include name, year of graduation, email address, cell phone number and physical mailing address.

Jan 27, 2019

Schools split wins in Clash of the Cats

The Russellville Lady Panthers led the entire game by as much as 22 points on the way to a 56-52 upset of homestanding Logan County in the Clash of the Cats Friday. In the second game the Logan County Cougars also led the entire game, withstood some RHS runs, and beat the Panthers 61-47. Watch The LoJo for more complete stories of the games in the next few dags,

Jan 27, 2019

C-USA coaching award named for Phillip Hatchett

From WKU Athletic Director Todd Stewart: At the NCAA Convention this weekend, Conference USA Presidents and Athletic Directors voted to change the name of the conference's Men's Golf Coach of the Year to the "Phillip Hatchet Coach of the Year." Mr. Hatchett, a native of and resident of Russellville, was the Hilltopper golf coach when he had his life taken from him by an inattentive driver on U.S. 68-80 while biking last summer.

Jan 26, 2019

Soul Stirrers to sing at Bank Street Sunday

The Clarksville Soul Searchers will be in concert at Bank Street AME Zion Church on East Fifth Street in Russellville at 6 p.m. this Sunday.

Jan 24, 2019

Pedigos lead Trojanettes past Logan

When Logan County's Kennedy Nichols scored to put her team up 9-8, Barren County went on a 19-4 run the reste of the first quarter. The Lady Cougars never could catch up and fell 65-53 in Glasgow. The Trojanettes were led by the Pedigos. Bailey Pedigo hit 8 of 10 free throws on the way to 20 points, and Mallory Pedigo added 15. Sarah Beth Hale led Logan with 17 points while Paige Vanzant and Nichols added 9 each. 

Jan 23, 2019

RHS track named for Coach Matt Tipton

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Russellville Board of Education approved naming the track at Russellville High School Matt Tipton Track. The late Mr. Tipton coached track and field at the school for 42 seasons, beginning in 1974. It's one of the longest tenures for a coach in any sport in state history. His athletes won over 20 state championships and the entire team was state runner-up twice. He was also the first coach of Lady Panther basketball and is still the longest serving coach in that program's history. Paulette Benton Smith and Ann Page Province McReynolds made the recommendation to the board as part of a committee studying the proposal.

Jan 23, 2019

Auditions set for Logan middle musical

From Melanie Manley: Auditions for Willy Wonka Jr.for 5th-8th grade will be Thursday, Jan. 24 from 3:30-5:30 p.m, and Friday, Jan. 25, from 3:30-5:30 at the LCHS library. You just pick one day to attend. Prepare a short song to audition with! We will have callbacks if necessary on Saturday, Jan. 26. The show is scheduled to be performed the last weekend of April. (Younger students for ensemble auditions will be at a later date.)

Jan 22, 2019

Logan b'ball games at Barren County tonight still on

The Logan County Lady Cougars and Cougars will play tonight at Barren County Tuesday night despite school not having classes in person today, Athletic Director Greg Howard has announced.

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