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Sep 30, 2016

Panthers crush Pilots, now 7-0

Scoring six touchdowns in the first quarter, the Russellville Panthers cruised to a 62-0 win at Fulton County Friday. Four of the TD's in that first stanza came via defense and special teams. Devin Quarles returned a fumble,T.K. Hampton and Jacob Naylor returned interceptions, and M.J. Jones returned a punt, all for scores. On offense, Jaylin McMurry ran for a score and completed a long pass to Jordan Blick for a touchdown. Blick also ran a 2-point conversion as the placekick holder. Coach John Myers let senior tackles Chris Matthews and Caleb Hardison carry the ball once each, and Matthews responded with a touchdown. Johnny Drumgole and Dru West also rushed for touchdowns. Because of defensive dominance and a running clock in the first quarter, the Panthers ran only 18 plays and were well below their average with 181 yards. The Panthers and their 7-0 record will take a week off for Fall Break and the Logan County Tobacco & Heritage Festival.

Sep 26, 2016

Former Democratic Party chair June Lyne Robinson dies

Funeral arrangements have been announced by Summers, Kirby & Sanders Funeral Home for June Lyne Robinson, who served as chair of the Logan County Democratic Executive Committee for eight years. She grew up in politics. Her great uncle was Lt. Gov. Emerson 'Doc' Beauchamp. Her material grandparents, J.T. and Allie Mae Linton, were both state representatives, she as the first woman to serve Logan County in that office. Mrs. Robinson's father, Jim Lyne, was commonwealth attorney for Logan and Todd counties. She was a former teacher in the Logan County Schools. See her obituary on The LoJo at http://theloganjournal.com/Obituary.aspx?ID=479.

Sep 23, 2016

Cougars come close, lose in OT

Never trailing in regulation and leading by 14 points with 10 minutes remaining in the game, the Logan County Cougars let what was almost their first win in 1,422 days slip through their fingers Friday, literally. Too many dropped passes and a key fumble in the red zone played a big role in the Cougars falling 35-27 to visiting Hopkins County Central in overtime. The Cougars' last score came midway through the third quarter, as quarterback Tyler Ezell was not the same in the second half after suffering an arm injury late in the second half, connecting on just 2 passes following the injury. Freshman running back Gary Hardy was the bulk of the offense in the second half and finished with over 150 yards for the game.

Sep 23, 2016

Cougars build lead on Storm

When senior Lorenzo Garcia caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from freshman Tyler Ezell Friday night, it gave Coach Todd Adler's team a 19-6 lead over Hopkins County Central at the LCHS Homecoming. It was the second time Ezell and Garcia had connected for a TD pass in the first 19 minutes of the game. The Cougars had scored on drives of 72, 70 and 67 yards. The Storm came back to score on their next drive, going 65 yards, aided by consecutive 15-yard penalties on the Cougars. That made the Logan lead 19-13 with 3:13 left in the half. Ezell was injured late in the half. Nate Woodall came in to replace him and completed a pass to Chandler Silvey inside the Storm 10-yard line, but the Cougars couldn't add to their lead. Logan has lost 38 straight games, dating back to Oct. 12, 2012. 

Sep 23, 2016

Cougars to entertain Hopkins County Central tonight

The Logan County Cougars will play host to Hopkins County Central tonight in the first Class 4A district game for both teams. Coach Steven Wood’s Storm has a 3-2 record with wins over Crittenden County, Breckinridge County and Webster County and losses to Muhlenberg County and McLean County. Coach Todd Adler’s Cougars played Muhlenberg almost as close as HCC did. The Cougars have given up the second most points in Class 4A, trailing only Warren Central. The Cougar offense seems improved this year, having scored two or more touchdowns in four of their five losses. Eight 4A teams have scored fewer points than Logan. The game will be aired live on WRUS with Andy and Zack Woodall calling the action.

Sep 21, 2016

Stratton has sensational kicking game for Murray

Former  Logan County multi-sports star Landon Stratton was what has been termed a "rare bright spot" in a lopsided Murray State University loss Saturday. The Racers fell 50-17 to Southern Illinois, and Stratton had to punt eight times. He averaged 49.4 yards per kick, highlighted by a 78-yarder. Two other punts went over 50 yards. The Racers are 0-3 entering OVC play this Saturday. Stratton is a redshirt sophomore.

Sep 21, 2016

Kickoff of RHS game at Murray pushed back to 7:30

Fans of the Russellville Panthers will have to wait to see their beloved, talented and second-ranked Panthers in action Friday. Athletic Director Calvin Head has announced that kickoff for Russellville at Murray has been moved from 7 p.m. to 7:30. The Tigers beat Coach John Myers' team last year, but Russellville is 5-0 and Murray is 1-4, not scored more than seven points in any game against a Kentucky team.

Sep 18, 2016

Marching Cougars finish 2nd overall in RHS Show of Bands

The Logan County Marching Cougars finished second overall among seven bands in Russellville’s Show of Bands at Rhea Stadium. The only band to place above them represented one of Tennessee’s biggest high schools, Nashville McGavock. The Marching Cougars won first place in their class, Best Color Guard in their class and also the Spirit Award. David Dayton is band director. The Marching Cougars will host their own band show this Saturday.

Sep 16, 2016

Panthers disarm Rebels, go to 5-0

For the fourth straight season, the Russellville Panthers are 5-0 at the midpoint. And for the third straight game, they scored over 50 points in a 54-0 shutout at Todd Central. The Panthers already had a big lead when Jordan Blick blocked a Reble punt and Dru West took the ball in for a touchdown. The final score came on backup quarterback Jacocb Naylor's 11-yard run. West, Jones, Naylor, Johnny Drumgole & Jaylin McMurry all ran for 25 yards or more. Edward Barber had a touchdown called back. McMurry threw two touchdown passes, one of them to Devin Quarles. The Panthers go to Murray next week.

Sep 16, 2016

Panthers looking for 5-0 start tonight at Todd

The Russellville Panthers are expected to continue their not only winning but winning big tonight when they travel to Todd Central for a 7 p.m. game. Coach John Myers' team has a 4-0 record and has only been challenged by Butler County. The Panthers are the highest scoring team in Class 1A with an average of 46.5 points scored per game. The Panthers' five opponents, county Coach Les Broady's  Rebels tonight, have a combined record of 4-16. The Panthers showed no weaknesses in building a running clock against the Logan County Cougars midway through the second quarter last. This could be a tune-up for next week's RHS game with Murray, one of the two teams to beat them in last year's state semifinalist regular season. Murray, however, is 1-3 currently with all three losses in Kentucky. Tonight's game will begin at 7 p.m., but John Brett Reynolds & Alex Watkins will handle Countdown to Kickoff show beginning at 6:30 on 610 WRUS and https://network1sports.com/station/wrus.

Sep 16, 2016

Cougars to entertain Greenwood tonight

Hoping to build on their second half momentum against Russellville, the Logan County Cougars will entertain long-time rival Greenwood tonight at LCHS. After falling way behind the Panthers in the first quarter, Coach Todd Adler's Cougars showed courage and effort in playing the powerful Panthers much better as the game progressed. Coach Chris Seabolt's Gators won their first three games of the season--including a 17-16 upset of South Warren, but after some personnel changes they fell 24-20 last week to undefeated Franklin-Simpson. The Cougars continue to get great effort from promising freshman quarterback Tyler Ezell and introduced freshman running back Gary Hardy as potentially a game breaker. Sophomore Chandler Silvey did many things well in the game, and senior Lorenzo Garcia is a strong offensive weapon for the team. The Cougars have several injuries, including talented receiver Ryan Flores and top defender Curtis Shelton. The game can be heard on 610 WRUS and https://network1sports.com/station/wrus at 2 p.m. Saturday with Zack and Andy Woodall calling the action.

Sep 13, 2016

TVA rate increase to raise Russellville EPB bills slightly

From the Russellville Electric Plant Board: TVA has approved a budget that contains an effective retail rate increase of 1.5 percent, (1.44 percent to our average residential customer.) This is approximately an increase of $1.42 on an average residential bill using 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month.This increase will take effect on the October 2016 bill.


Sep 9, 2016

Panthers win Clash 54-14

After running only two offensive plays, the Russellville Panthers found themselves ahead 21-0 at Logan County Friday three and a half minutes into the game. M.J. Jones  returned the opening kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown, quarterback Jaylin McMurry hit a wide-open Paul Jones for a 53-yard score, Bryson Thomas intercepted a pass and returned it to set up a 4-yard TD run by Jacobie Mason and Milam Watkins kicked three extra points to account for the early scoring. Three Panther plays later, Johnny Drumgole scored on a pass from McMurry and Watkins made it 28-0. The margin grew to 34 on a 3-yard run by Dru West less than halfway through the first quarter. Coach Todd Adler's Cougars kept the Panthers out of the end zone for the equivalent of a quarter, but the running cleck began with eight minutes remaining in the quarter after a 71-yard run by Jones. Still Logan didn't quit and gave fans a glimpse of the future with the combination of freshman quarterback Tyler Ezell, freshman running back Gary Hardy and sophomore Chandler Silvey. Ezell threw passes to senior Lorenzo Garcia for two touchdowns. Lane Berry kicked the conversions.

Sep 9, 2016

Logan's Zach Simpson to lead Lady Gators

Zach Simpson, who has been on the Logan County Lady Cougars basketball coaching staff the past seven seasons, was named the new head coach of the Greenwood Lady Gators in the 14th District this week. Simpson has been the top assistant under coaches Scot MacAllister and Finley Baird during his tenure at Logan. He and Baird have coached the Lady Cougars to three straight 13th District championships and a composite 43-19 worksheet the past two seasons. Simpson was also the program's liason with the media, providing the results of every game immediately afterwards.

Sep 7, 2016

Senior Center moving to old library

Through a joint effort of Russellville City Council and Logan Fiscal Court, the Senior Center in Russellville is moving from 701 Day Street to the long-time location of Logan County Public Library on West Sixth and Winter streets, Mayor Mark Stratton & Judge-Executive Logan Chick have announced. Over 20,000 square feet in size, the building, which was constructed in 1967 and greatly enlarged in 1974, has been vacant for a couple of years since the library moved into its current facility on Armory Drive. Russellville owns the building while the Senior Center is part of Logan County. Funding is all local, according to Don Neagle of WRUS, who also notes that the Community Action office now located on East Fourth Street will also be moved to the West Sixth location. State Rep. Martha Jane King says, “I’m proud to serve in a district where government can work together.

Sep 6, 2016

Stage set for LATC groundbreaking Wednesday morning

Final preparations were made Tuesday for the groundbreaking ceremony to be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. for the Logan County Area Technology Center. The tree line and fence row between the two fields was cleared away by earthmoving machinery brought in Friday from Georgia. A tent has been erected and a sign is in place. The $14.8 million facility is to be located in front of Logan County High School on what has been the cross country track. Construction is expected to begin right away. The facility will replace the 50-year-old Russellville Area Technology Center, which was known as "the vocational school" for decades.

Sep 6, 2016

Lex Lindsey to coach AC-S boys

Lex Lindsey, who helped Coach Mike Haynes lead the Logan County Lady Cougars to two state basketball quarterfinal berths before building an elite girls basketball program at Franklin-Simpson, was named the new boys basketball coach at Allen County-Scottsville High School this week. A graduate of Barren County High School, he came to LCHS in his second year of coaching, helping the Lady Cougars win regional titles in 1989 and 1990. During his eight years as the Lady Cats head coach, he directed F-S to a 208-43 record and three regional titles plus a state runner-up finish. He coached the boys team at F-S one season before giving up coaching in 2012—for a while. Lindsey will be the Patriots’ 13th head coach since consolidation in 1974. The team struggled to a 6-23 record last year. Two of those head coaches have been the late Gary Shelton of Lewisburg and his son, Scott Shelton.

Sep 5, 2016

High achieving middle school softball teams to clash Tuesday

The future of softball in the Land of Logan will be on display Tuesday afternoon when the Logan County Middle School Lady Cougars visit the Russellville Middle School Lady Panthers in a game scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Cougars are coached by Amy Goodman Hinton and the Lady Panthers by Ryan Davenport. Both teams have been playing very well and reportedly started the season with several wins each. RMS reports the results of each game regularly. So far, Logan County has not reported any results.

Sep 5, 2016

Event set Saturday to honor memory of P.J. Gilbert

A celebration of the life of P.J. Gilbert and a fundraiser in his honor will be held this Saturday from 4-8 p.m. at Hampton Park in Russellville. P.J. died tragically on July 24. Proceeds will be used to pay the remainder of his funeral expenses and to set up a trust fund for his unborn child. Motivational speakers on each hour will include Reggie Collier, Chris Elliott, Maurice Beard & Joe Duncan. The Russellville Police Department cruiser , the Russellville Fire Department, face painting, bouncy houses, deejay Shane Hicks and food will be part of the evening. Tee shirts can be ordered at a cost of $10 to $15. For more information call 270-772-4727, 270-996-1948 or 270-772-1973.

Sep 3, 2016

Panthers hold off Bears 50-42

Butler County is a very good football team. Russellville is an even better team. For the second straight season, Coach Ryan Emmick's Bears scored 42 points against the Panthers Friday. And for the second straight season, they lost. Coach John Myers' Panthers won 50-42 at Rhea Stadium to start 3-0 for the third straight season. RHS rushed for almost 500 yards with Johnny Drumgole, Jaylin McMurry & Dru West all rushed for more than 100 yards. It's the third straight season the Panthers have started 3-0. Butler County quarterback Rex Henderson accounted for six touchdowns, three on the ground and three in the air.

Sep 2, 2016

RMS football wins big at Trigg

Eighth grader Anthony 'Rooster' Woodard led the Russellville Middle School football team to a lopsided road victory over Trigg County Thursday night. This was the second game this week for the Panthers, improving their overall record to 3-1. Athletic Director Calvin Head says, "Woodard was very sharp last night, displaying his array of quarterback skills on the offensive end. The defense for the Panthers has been outstanding over the three games, holding their opponents to only 12 points combined. The JV team also picked up a victory last night, beating the Wildcats 22-14."  The Panthers will be back in action next week, traveling to Todd County on Tuesday and hosting crosstown rival Logan County on Thursday at Rhea Stadium.

Sep 1, 2016

Groundbreaking for new tech school Wednesday

Groundbreaking for the new Logan County Area Technology Center is scheduled for this Wednesday, Sept.. 7, at 10 a.m., Superintendent Paul Mullins has announced. The $14.8 million structure will be located in a field in front of Logan County High School, closer to the Bowling Green Road than LCHS. The field has been carefully manicured by Coach Greg Howard and used for the Logan County Cougars and Lady Cougars cross country track for many years. The goal is to open the new structure for the second semester of the 2017-18 school year. LCATC will replace the Russellville Area Technology Center, which has been on the campus of Russellville High School for about a half century. About 80 percent of the RATC students are from LCHS. Most of the remainder of the students are from RHS and Todd Central High School

Sep 1, 2016

New Logan 4-H agent to be revealed Friday

Logan County's new 4-H and Youth Development Agent is to be introduced at a reception at the Logan County Extension Office from 1-3 p.m. Friday, according to Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent Leann Stinson. She did not reveal the new agent's name in her email. The new agent will succeed long-time 4-H Agent Gary Michael Templeman.

Aug 27, 2016

Brett Knifley sweeps Todd County 4-H archery event

Olmstead School student Brett Knifley won first place bare bow class, first place bow hunter class and first place target bow class. She also had the highest overall score in bare bow class to win Top Shot and highest overall score in bow hunter class to win Top Shot. Her dad, Andy 'SoldIt' Knifley, and Brett won second place in the buddy shoot. She has won over 20 first places this summer.

Aug 23, 2016

Collier pitches third shutout, Kees and Higgins perfect at plate

The Russellville Middle School softball team rolled up another shutout Monday, going on the road to crush Moss Middle 13-0. Amiyah Collier pitched another no-hit shutout, running her worksheet to one hit and no runs and a 3-0 record. She struck out six. Jaylah Kees went three for three at the plate and Crissy Higgins two for two. Also getting hits were Brinley Mason, Hannah Alford, Madison Penrod & Reese Croslin. Their coach is Ryan Davenport.

Aug 22, 2016

Unity in the Community—a family event designed to unify the community—will be held at Hampton Park in Russellville this Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. Katy Johnson Whitford, who has organized the event along with Ashley Wells, says, “This will be a night of family fun! Let's come together as a community to fellowship and support two great local organizations, Shop With a Cop and Givin' Back. We will have bouncy houses, food vendors, a silent auction, basketball tournaments and cornhole tournaments. Proceeds will be donated to these two groups." Whitford plans to have baked goods for sale and would welcome donations of items like that. Contact her through the Unity in the Community Facebook page.  

Aug 21, 2016

Concerned Citizens to begin clothing giveaway Tuesday

Clothing giveaways for those in need will be conducted by Concerned Citizens of Russellville/Logan County beginning this Tuesday, Aug. 23. The clothes will be available across East Fifth Street in Russellville in a house at 163 South Morgan Street, according to Concerned Citizens Executive Director Dorris Vick. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays for the foreseeable future.

Aug 21, 2016

Work continues on signal light replacement at Ninth and Main streets

The traffic signal rebuild project continue this week at the intersection of Ninth and Main streets in Russellville. Crews are installing conduit within the roadway for the new signal. Wes Watt of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says motorists should anticipate a one-lane road controlled by flaggers.

Aug 19, 2016

Panthers pound Trigg 41-0 in first Linton-Wren Kickoff Classic

On a beautiful later summer night for football at Rhea Stadium, the Russellville Panthers crushed Trigg County 41-0 Friday. The game was never close and the running clock started early. It was John Myers' 100th victory as the Panther coach. Had he got in in the last game of the 2015 season, RHS would have been in the state finals. They hope to take that extra step this year. The game can be heard on WRUS at 2:05 Saturday afternoon with John Brett Reynolds and Alex Watkins calling the action.

Aug 19, 2016

Adler to field new-look Cougars at home tonight against Bears

The Todd Adler Era begins tonight as the Logan County Cougars entertain Butler County in their season opener. Adler is beginning his head coaching career with this game. He is a former star player for the Cougars and has been highly successful in building the middle school program. Many current key varsity players have been coached by him in middle school. The game can be heard live over WRUS (610 AM) and on the web at  www.network1sports.com/station/wrus with Andy and Zack Woodall calling the action.

Aug 18, 2016

Rain postpones RHS sports events

From Russellville Athletic Director Calvin Head: RMS Softball has been canceled today. They have rescheduled for Aug. 29 at Trigg.  (They will practice in the facility tonight at 5:30, per Coach Ryan Davenport.) RMS Football has been canceled today. They will make up this game on Sept. 6 at Todd. RHS Soccer vs. Franklin has been canceled for today. No makeup date has been selected yet.

Aug 16, 2016

Summer Book Fair to be held at library later this week

From Konnie Smith: The Friends of the Library will have a Summer Book Fair on August 18-20 at Logan County Public Library. Hours are Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 9-4 and Saturday (1/2 price day) 10-2. Proceeds from the sale will be used for children and adult programming and events. Stock up now for winter reading!

Aug 15, 2016

Shakertown Appraisal Day canceled

From Director Tommy Hines: "Due to a scheduling conflict for Case Antiques Inc., Auctions & Appraisals, we have to cancel South Union Shaker Village Appraisal Day. We look forward to rescheduling the event. However, we hope that you will come visit the Village soon." The event was to have been held on Aug. 27.

Aug 12, 2016

Elkton bridge over KY 181 now open

Wes Watt of the Kentucky Transportation Department reports that the bridge over Elk Creek in Elkton has been reopened, and motorists using KY 181 will be shifted to the west side of the roadway to allow the contract crews to continue widening operations on the east side of KY 181. Motorists should anticipate a one-lane road controlled by flaggers during working hours.

Aug 7, 2016

Russellville Independent Schools will initiate the lifetime Golden Panther Pass on Aug. 15. Senior citizens age 60 or older will be provided a photo ID badge to be admitted to Russellville home athletic. This will be good for the cardholder only. It will not be valid for any tournament, district, regional or state playoff games. Superintendent Leon Smith says, “You will need to present the pass at the gate for free admission. You will need to come to the Russellville central office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., starting on Aug. 15. We appreciate so much the community support of our school district and student athletes.”

Aug 6, 2016

Logan team playing in national semifinals

The Impact International Ministries basketball Grade 10 team from Logan County has reached the semifinals of their division of the national tournament in Wichita, Kansas. Coach Jerry Epley's team lost its first two games but has since won three straight, including knocking off a talented, tough team from Oklahoma City in the quarterfinals. Austin Rayno hit six of seven 3-pointers in that game. In Logan's previous outing, Kelby Epley scored 28 points. Rayno finished second in both the 3-point shooting and skills competition nationally before the tournament began.

Aug 6, 2016

Logan tracksters honored for excellence in the classroom

Eleven members of last spring's Logan County High track teams have been honored for their school work, Coach Greg Howard has announced. Named Academic All-State were Breanna Baptiste, Ann-Meguiar Bouldin, Lauren Burnett, Robert Dancer, Jessie Hakins, Jessica Hines, Sawyer Hopkins, Meredith Johnson, Taleia Mason and Devin Roche while Monica Hines was Honorable mention all-state.

Aug 6, 2016

Amiyah Collier wins state poster contest

Elisa Hanley, Pupil Transportation Section Supervisor, has announced that Amiyah N. Collier of Stevenson Elementary School has won the Kentucky 2016 Poster Contest for her category.  She will be receiving a certificate, and her poster has been forwarded to the National Association for Pupil Transportation for the National poster contest. Amiyah is the daughter of Reggie and Ashley Collier. Her poster will represent Kentucky in national competition.

Aug 5, 2016

Special night at Rhea Stadium set in 2 weeks

Two of Russellville most distinguished alumni will be honored along with the great 1966 Panthers when the Linton-Wren Kickoff Classic is held two weeks from tonight at Rhea Stadium. Coach John Meyer's Panthers will play host to long-time rival Trigg County in the Linton-Wren Kickoff Classic on Aug. 19. Long-time Panther assistants Buddy Linton and Howard Wren, who were both standout Panthers, are to be memorialized following both of their deaths in recent years. Then Coach Stumpy Baker's team of 50 years ago, which was undefeated going into the state championship game only to lose by a few feet, will be honored. Watch The LoJo for more details.

Aug 4, 2016

30th annual 8th of August Emancipation Celebration underway

The 30th Annual 8th of August Emancipation Celebration got underway Thursday night in the area of Hampton Park in Russellville and will run through Sunday. Hundreds--more likely thousands--come to Logan County this weekend every year as a homecoming and as a chance to celebrate the freeing of slaves. Several sporting events are scheduled, but much of the time is spent in enjoying food and fellowship. Russellville Blues will provide a free concert Friday night at the West Kentucky African American Museum featuring the Memphis Blues sound. Track and football great Andre Morris will be the parade marshal Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Click on the attached flier for a schedule of events.

Aug 4, 2016

Bradshaw commits to play basketball for Belmont

Russellville High basketball star Pedro Bradshaw told a library filled with friends, family, teachers, teammates and media Thursday afternoon that he plans to play collegiately for Belmont University in Nashville. He cited his belief in legendary Bruins coach Rick Byrd, whom Bradshaw twice called "Hall of Fame coach." He said Belmont is a "great fit" for him. "I can get a good degree, a chance to play early, and the opportunity to develop into my dream of playing professionally," he said. He also said it will allow his grandparents who have raised him, Ricky Rogers and Virginia Bradshaw, to come to see him play often. His good friend on his travel ball team, Grayson Murphy of Indepence High School in the Nashville area, committed to the Bruins earlier in the week, he noted. Coach Phil Todd called Bradshaw a "throwback kid" who works hard and behaves himself like athletes from decades ago. He's a hard worker in the classroom, on the court and in his job at Arby's, Todd said. Principal Kim McDaniel said, "He's the kind of kid you hope never leaves (your school)." Bradshaw also credited RHS guidance counselor Rex Booth for pushing him to build his body in the weightroom. Several present believe that some of the nation's best-known basketball powers will continue to try to recruit Bradshaw before he can officially sign with Belmont in November. Bradshaw averaged 21 points and 12.5 rebounds per game as a junior.

Aug 3, 2016

Landon Stratton preseason All-OVC

Former Logan County High School multi-sport standout Landon Stratton, who is a redshirt sophomore at Murray State University. has been named third team Preseason All-OVC by the College Sports Madness publication. Stratton averaged 42.0 yards per punt as a redshirt freshman to finish 19th in the nation and third in the OVC last year. He is one of nine Murray State Racers to be honored, according to GoRacers.com. Murray State will kick off its 2016 campaign against Illinois on Sept. 3 in Champaign, live on the Big Ten Network at 2:30 p.m. 

Aug 2, 2016

Jackson Campbell to catch for Belmont University

After a summer of success on baseball diamonds and at showcases, Logan County High senior catcher Jackson Campbell has decided to commit to playing baseball for Belmont University in Nashville after his graduation from LCHS. A number of schools had shown interest in him, including the University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University. Belmont is an NCAA Division I program. Campbell is one of the state’s top ranked players overall, especially among catchers. His summer travel ball team, the Nashville Knights, just got back from the Perfect Game Wooden Bat Tournament in Atlanta and finished in the top 15 out of 378 teams. Campbell made the all-tournament team. Prep Baseball Report Kentucky Prep Baseball Report Kentucky gives him impressive ratings. He is the son of Jason and Jesica Ferris Campbell.

Jul 31, 2016

Bradshaw to announce his college choice Thursday

Russellville Athletic Director Calvin Head has announced that a press conference for senior basketball star Pedro Brashaw Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the RHS library. He will announce his decision on where he will be playing his college basketball after he graduates. The most sought after Panther basketball player since Squeaky Hampton in 2002, Bradshaw has a number of offers, including from Belmont and North Carolina Wilmington. His RHS coach is Phil Todd and he is very close to Assistant Coach Ryan Davenport.

Jul 29, 2016

LCHS All Sports Passes for new year available

All Sports Passes for the 2016-17 school year at Logan County High School are being sold for $100 each. The pass allows one person into all regular season LCHS home athletic events. It does not include postseason action or special tournaments. Passes can be obtained at the LCHS front office from Debbie Brown. Phone numbers and email addresses are required. Each pass will be numbered and signed. Purchasers are advised to call to see if Brown is available before arriving. The Logan County High School Cougar Foundation is working with the school on the project.

Jul 29, 2016

James Milam honored by Kentucky Bar

Russellville attorney James C. Milam was honored as a 2016 Senior Counselor during the Kentucky Bar Association’s Annual Convention in Louisville recently. This year the KBA honored a total of 165 senior counselors. Senior Counselors are those attorneys and judges who have distinguished themselves as such by virtue of having been admitted to the practice of law for 50 years or by having celebrated their 75th birthday. Milam was presented a certificate commemorating his service to the bar by KBA President Douglass Farnsley at a reception honoring the 2016 Senior Counselors. A video tribute in celebration of this achievement was broadcast at the KBA Annual Membership Awards Luncheon. Milam received his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1966.

Jul 28, 2016

Logan Chamber to present Women in Business Luncheon

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Women in Business Luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Extension Office with the theme “Sweet Success: Women Take the Cake!” The speaker will be Gigi Butler, founder of Gigi’s Cupcakes. She will tell her story and then conduct a Question & Answer session. Tickets are $20 per person and can be reserved by calling the Logan County Chamber of Commerce at 270-726-2206. Seating is limited.

Jul 25, 2016

McReynolds to receive national honor from athletic directors' organization

Retired Logan County High School Hugh McReynolds  is being honored as one of 10 recipients of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association's (NIAAA) Distinguished Service Award to be presented at the NIAAA's National Conference in December at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. 

Jul 23, 2016

Rain, wind cause damage in Logan

Rain, wind and flood damage have hit Logan County in the past two weeks. Some residents have had to leave their homes until water damage can be repaired. Trees have been pulled up by their roots and limbs have been severed. Some of the most visible damage has come on the grounds of Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Sixth and Winter streets and at the corner of Ninth and Main streets in Russellville. Summer Street was blocked by a fallen tree Friday between the site of the former Russellville Middle School gym and the home of Charles and Pat Roney on East Eighth Street. Other areas of the county have been damaged, and ponds are appearing where they didn't exist previously.

Jul 22, 2016

Airport receives grant

Russellville-Logan County Airport Board will receive $33,884 in federal funds for the design of a perimeter fence and the expansion of an apron to provide additional space for aircraft parking. U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield announced the grants by the Federal Aviation Administration through the U.S. Department of Transportation. He said, “This enhancement will provide the opportunity for further growth and development and benefit the surrounding region as well.”

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