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Mar 16, 2018

Chloe Elam to sign copies of her book at Russellville museum

Former Russellville basketball start Chloe Elam  who is an integral part of the regional champion Bowling Green High program, will be in Russellville Sunday afternoon to sign copies of her new book A BAND-Aid Won't Do. The 3 p.m. signing will be at the West Kentucky African American Museum om East Sixth Street. "I was raised in such a beautiful small town community in a house directly behind this museum," she says in talking about this special opportunity.

Mar 16, 2018

Adairville schedules Market Day for April 14

Adairville Market Day will be held on the Square in downtown Adairville Saturday, April 14, from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. People can set up booths for garage sale, craft sales, bake sales, etc. Anyone interested in providing music, storytelling or other forms of entertainment for 30 minutes or more is asked to contact Mayor Donna Blake.

Mar 12, 2018

Logan schools, Head Start, SKYCTC closed Monday

School closings because of snow on this Monday, March 12, include all schools in the Logan County System, Head Start housed in Russellville, and Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College. This is not a Non Traditional Instruction (NTI) Day in the Logan County Schools.

Mar 12, 2018

Russellville Schools on two-hour delay Monday

Russellville Independent Schools will be OPEN on a 2-hour delay Monday, according to Superintendent Bart Flener. Stevenson Elementary will begin at 9:30 a.m,, and RJSHS will begin at 10. School buildings will be open at regular times if parents need to drop their student off early by vehicle.

Mar 11, 2018

Pastfinders to hear about John Hunt Morgan's Last Raid

The Southern Ky Pastfinders will meet this Saturday, March 17, at the Logan County Public Library at 7 p.m. This month's program will be presented by Darryl Smith, board member for the Cynthiana Battlefield Foundation and member of the Cincinnati Civil War Roundtable. He will be discussing John Hunt Morgan's Last Raid and the Battle of Cynthiana. The public is invited and admission is free. Don't let history be a mystery, come and learn.

Mar 10, 2018

Library to be closed most of next week

Sunday not only marks the first day of Daylight Saving Time but also the first of five days during the week and six for the month that Logan County Public Library will be closed. Sunday, March11, through Thursday, March 15, the library will be "Closed for Inventory." Then Friday, March 30, the doors will be locked for Staff Devopment. Many of the events that WILL be held this month can be found on The LoJo on the Crabtree Community Calendar.

Mar 8, 2018

Deer Lick Road reopened

Crews have been able to reopen KY 107 Deer Lick Road in Logan County following weeks of a closure due to a culvert failure near mile pint 3.4. The travel area over the culvert is still gravel at this time so motorists need to use caution and slow down while traveling over it. Full asphalt will be put down, but crews wanted to reopen the roadway as quickly as possible due to the long detour.

Mar 7, 2018

Todd Adler to speak at state coaching clinic this weekend

Kentucky’s state football Coach of the Year, Todd Adler of Logan County, will be one of the featured speakers in a middle school coaches’ clinic in Lexington March 9-10. Joining him will be Jamie Reed of South Oldham, Jon Clark of Madison Southern, Joe Chirico of Paintsville and Justin Haddix of Corbin. They will discuss techniques, styles and philosophies.

Mar 7, 2018

Elizabethtown ends Bowling Green's state play

Basketball season ended for the Bowling Green Lady Purples Wednesday in Northern Kentucky when BGH lost to highly regarded Elizabethtown 62-41. Coach Donnie Swinney's Panthers improved their record to 34-2. This marks the end of his first season at Bowling Green for Coach Calvin Head, who last year was athletic director, softball coach and girls basketball coach at Russellville.

Mar 6, 2018

Logan middle schoolers wanting to run track face deadline

From Logan County Athletic Director/Track Coach Greg Howard: This is the last week we will continue to take athletes interested in running track at LCHS. The last middle school track sign-up will be this Thursday in the auxiliary gym lobby at 5:30 p.m.

Mar 4, 2018

NCAA-bound Lipscomb Bisons have Russellville Connection

With the crowning of Lipscomb University as Atlantic Sun Conference men’s basketball champion, the NCAA Tournament now has a Russellville Connection. Freshman reserve point guard Zach Flener is the son of Russellville Superintendent Bart Flener and his wife Candace. Zach was a star player for the Murray High School team which was state All A Classic runner-up in 2016 with his dad as coach. Lipscomb won at Florida Gulf Coast 108-96 Sunday afternoon to earn the school’s first national tournament berth since joining the NCAA. The Bisons were a national NAIA power under the late Coach Don Meyer but struggled as an NCAA member until the hiring of Coach Casey Alexander, who is a former star point guard and assistant coach at Lipscomb’s long-time rival Belmont University under Coach Rick Byrd. Lipscomb and OVC champion Murray State have to wait a week to see their seedings and pairings in the Big Dance, as does ACC women’s champion Louisville, coached by WKU graduate Jeff Walz.

Mar 3, 2018

Calvin Head's Lady Purples headed to state

A year ago, Coach Calvin Head's Russellville Lady Panthers were eliminated in the first round of the Fourth Region Tournament at Diddle Arena. Saturday night, Head's Bowling Green Lady Purples joined him in cutting down the Diddle nets after beating one of the state's top-ranked teams, South Warren, in the championship game. South Warren, which finished 31-4, led 45-35 after three quarters, but BGH (20-12) took the final period 24-6 to win 59-51. Coach Blaine Embry's Lady Spartans had beated Head's team three times this season. Former Russellville point guard Chloe Elam is an assistant coach for the Lady Purples, who will go against Elizabethtown Wednesday afternoon.

Mar 3, 2018

Murray State first team to earn NCAA berth

On a day that the Kentucky and Western Kentucky men lost big and Louisville lost an important game close, the Murray State Racers became the first team to earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Coach Matt Mahon's Racers outscored Belmont by 20 points in the second half to win the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament in Indiana Saturday. They had beaten the defending champion, Coach Ray Harper's Jacksonville State team, 60-57 the night before. Jonathan Stark scored 22 for Murray in the semifinals and 24 against Coach Rick Byrd's Bruins in the finals. The Racers have not lost since Jan. 18 and hold the nation's longest win streak at 13. Several Russellville graduates are part of the MSU band.

Mar 2, 2018

Bowling Green wins big, ending Lady Cougar season

Coach Calvin Head's Bowling Green Lady Purples were too quick inside, too tall outside, and too good overall for the Logan County Lady Cougars to match up with in the Fourth Region Tournament semifinals at Diddle Arena Friday. BGH built leads of 18-6, 37-18 and 61-27 at the first three stops on the way to a 72-39 win. Keely Morrow scored 23 points, T'Alla Brown 18 and Taylor Ragland 10 for the winners. After a very slow start, Kennedy Nichols scored 14 for Logan. Blayke Bingham had 6 rebounds and 2 assists in the middle of the second quarter and hardly played after that because of foul trouble. Still she was the leading rebounder and was tied for assist leader with Peyton Vanzant and Paige Vanzant. Haile Borders was the most effective inside defender for the Lady Cougars, who finished their season 22-10. The Purples out-rebounded Logan 43-25.

Mar 1, 2018

Duncans talk with Adairville 4th Graders about Black History

From Adairville Assistant Principal Jonathan Stovall: To celebrate Black History Month, guest speakers Kelvin and Courtney Duncan visited the 4th grade classroom on Feb. 28. Mrs. Courtney told the story of how the potato chip was invented as Mr. Kelvin passed out chips to all of the students. Mr. Kelvin then shared information about heart surgeon, Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., who successfully implanted the first automatic defibrillator. In honor of Literacy Spirit Week, Mrs. Courtney read "Coming Home Soon."

Mar 1, 2018

Community Emergency Response classes to be taught near Adairville

The Barren River Area Development District (BRADD) Citizen Corps Council is co-sponsoring Community Emergency Response Team and Medical Reserve Corps training with Adairville City Counci. The classes will be held starting March 15 at 6 p.m. at Calvary General Baptist Church, 117 Traughber Rd, Adairville. The classes will be every Thursday night for 12 weeks. To receive full credit, participants must attend all classes.  Pre-registration is required by March 9. To pre-register, contact Mayor Donna Blake at tblake@logantele.com or 270-772-2175. For more information about becoming a CERT member, contact Janarae Conway at 270-781-8039, ext. 155 or e-mailjanarae.conway@barrenriverhealth.org.

Feb 28, 2018

Cougar Riley Wharton places at state swim meet

Logan County High School senior and Naval Academy nominee Riley Wharton earned a 14th place finish in the 100m breaststroke at the KHSAA State Swimming and Diving Championships this past weekend in Lexington. Wharton went in to the finals with a qualifying time that put him in 16th place. His finals time of 1:00.76 earned him 14th.

Feb 28, 2018

Funeral arrangements set for South Logan tornado victim

Funeral services for Jane Combs, 79, who died Saturday when a tornado hit her South Logan home, will be held at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 3421 Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington 40513, this Saturday, March 4, at 2 p.m. Lexington time. Among her survivors are her husband, John Combs, and her daughter, Tammy Brown, both of Adairville, and her son, Mark Combs, of Lexington,along with three grandchildren and seven siblings.

Feb 28, 2018

Dates announced for Logan preschool screenings

Logan County Schools are having Preschool screenings for the 2018-2019 school year on April 20 and 27th. Please call Logan County Schools at 270-726-2436 and schedule an appointment with Jane Wilkins or Macie Thomasom.

Feb 28, 2018

Regional tickets, towels on sale at LCHS

Regional basketball tickets for Logan County’s semifinals against Bowling Green Friday will be on sale again today in the main lobby of LCHS from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets will be on sale as long as they last for $6. Athletic Director Greg Howard says, “We will also have white “LC” towels for sale for $5. They may make it in today; if not they will be on sale tomorrow at the same time. Let’s get these towels in the stands Friday night!!”

Feb 27, 2018

Adairville archers reach state

From Christie Dotson: Emma Allen, Keaton Farmer, and Macey Davenport have qualified for the State Archery Tournament as individuals! They will be representing Adairville School the last weekend in March.

Feb 26, 2018

Forced turnovers, Vanzant twins keys to Lady Cougar regional win

Forcing Metcalfe County into 29 turnovers that resulted in 34 points, the Logan County Lady Cougars beat the Lady Hornets 69-57 Monday to advance to Friday's regional semifinals at Diddle Arena. Peyton Vanzant hit three 3-pointers  early and finished with 27 points. Her twin sister, Paige Vanzant, added 17. With leading scorers Kennedy Nichols & Sarah Beth Hale saddled with foul trouble all night, Coach Finley Baird got a lift off the bench from Haile Borders, Addie White & Brittany Garrett. Starting forward Blayke Bingham was ever-present through her strong defense and passing. The Lady Cougars, who have reached the regional semifinals four of the last five years, will play a Bowling Green team coached by Calvin Head, who is in his first season wearing purple after having been the Russellville basketball and softball coach.

Feb 25, 2018

Regional tournaments tickets to be sold at LCHS briefly Monday

From Logan County High School Athletic Director Greg Howard: Logan County High School will be selling tickets to the opening session of the girls 4th Region Tournament, tomorrow in the front lobby from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Tickets are being sold at a presale rate of $6. Tickets purchased at the game at WKU are $8. Your ticket will allow you to watch the 6:p.m. game (Barren County vs. Bowling Green) and the 8:p.m. game (Logan County vs. Metcalfe County). Tickets are limited and will only be sold during this time. 

Feb 25, 2018

Red Cross offering aid to storm victims

From Jennifer Harlan Capps: Anyone displaced from the severe weather that impacted Logan, Simpson and Warren Counties Saturday afternoon, please call the American Red Cross at 270-779-7705.

Feb 24, 2018

Lewisburg youth baseball adds another sign-up day

Lewisburg youth baseball is  going to extend its sign-up period for one more session. It will be on Tuesday,,Feb.27, from 3-6 p.m. at  the  Mt..Pleasant Baptist Church gym in Lewisburg..

Feb 24, 2018

Logan archery team wins regional championship

The Logan County Archery team won the NASP Region 4 High School Division at Todd County this weekend, shooting a season high 3288. Senior Taylor Haley took top overall female and 1st place high school female, shooting a 288. She was joined receiving individual medals by #2 Chloe Watkins (287), #3 CJ Raymer (286), #4 Kaylen Skipworth (281), #5 high school male Jaden Hayes (280). Tina Lynch is coach of the Logan County High School Archery Team. 

Feb 22, 2018

Vanzant twins lead Lady Cougars to district championship

Behind a third-quarter blitz that turned an 18-11 halftime lead into a 41-23 margin entering the final eight minutes, the Logan County Lady Cougars went ahead by 22 points and beat Todd Central 56-40 in the finals of the 13th District Tournament Thursday at LCHS. It marks the fourth district championship in five seasons for the Lady Cougars and Coach Finley Baird’s 11th win in 15 postseason games. The Vanzant twins led the way with Paige scoring 15 and Peyton 12. Paige Vanzantwas named tournament MVP. Kennedy Nichols & Sarah Beth Hale (11 and 10) joined the twins in double figures. All four were named all-tournament. Alexis O’Daniel did most of the scoring for Todd with 16 points. Jordan Weathers hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Both teams will advance to next week’s regional tournament.

Feb 22, 2018

Reeves, Raymer lead LCHS archery to 2nd place at RHS

The Logan County Archery Team will compete in the NASP Regional Archery Tournament that is being held in Todd County this weekend (February 23 and 24). They will be competing after a second place finish in Russellville last weekend. At Russellville, Rhonda Reeves won top female honors as well as top overall shooter with a score of 294, with CJ Raymer receiving 4th place High School female, shooting a 285.

Feb 22, 2018

Colonial House Furniture co-founder Claudia Jordan dies

Claudia Jordan of Auburn, who was co-founder of one of Logan County's oldest and most respected businesses, died this week at age 90. She and husband Ralph Jordan established the business over 70 years ago. Colonial House Furniture involves the reproduction and sale of fine wood furniture that has a following around the nation and world. Their son, Larry Jordan, and daughter, Carolyn Jordan Zimmerman, continue the operation of Colonial House Furniture in Auburn today. Her funeral will be in Russellville Sunday.

Feb 21, 2018

Democratic Women plan scholarship fundraiser March 2

The Logan County Democratic Women's Club will have its annual Chili Supper Fundraiser March 2 at the Old Courthouse at 6 p.m. Member Ashley Bland says, “This is our fundraiser for our scholarship that we offer to a student at each high school.”

Feb 21, 2018

LCHS student threatens 4 other students, action taken

From Logan County Superintendent Paul Mullins: A high school student made a threat today against four specific students. The students reported the incident immediately, and school administrators dealt with it swiftly. Law enforcement was called, and after a search, no weapons of any type were found. The student in question has been removed from school pending further action. The students who reported the incident are to be commended, and I want to encourage all of our students to report any threats of any kind immediately to school staff. 
At this time, no threat exists, but we are making you aware of this information in our continuing effort to keep you informed. Please talk with your students about the seriousness of making any type of school threat whether on school property or off school property. All threats regarding our schools will  be taken seriously and will lead to significant disciplinary and legal action. 

Feb 20, 2018

Todd Central ends Panther regional streak

For the first time in 15 seasons, the Russellville Panthers will not be playing in the regional basketball tournament. Coach Rex Booth's team lost 57-43 to Todd Central in the first round of the 13th District Tournament at LCHS Tuesday. The Panthers led late in the second quarter when Cory Dowlen scored on an assist from Jacob Naylor. But Rebel center John Calvary dominated a third quarter that Coach Frank Johnson's team won 14-6. Then the fourth quarter provided an offensive showcase for Rebel star Nolan Barrow, who finished with 27 points. Calvary scored 12. Senior Devin Quarles led the Panthers with 12 points in his final game as a Panther. His classmate, Akeem Dukes, scored 9, as did Naylor. The Panthers finished with a 7-19 record. The Rebels will try to continue winning Friday night against Franklin-Simpson, whom they have beaten twice this year.

Feb 20, 2018

Todd Central puts end to Lady Panther season 56-36

Amy Brumfield hit four 3-pointers in the third quarter as the Todd Central Lady Rebels outscored Russellville 24-7 in the period, breaking open a 21-18 close game at the half. As a result, Todd beat the Lady Panthers 56-36 in the opening round of the 13th District Tournament at LCHS Tuesday. Brumfield finished with 26 points and former Lady Panther Tatyana Peterson added 11 to lead the Lady Rebels into Thursday's district finals against Logan County. Deshale Leblanc scored 10 points for RHS and eighth grader Anastasia Dowlen added 7 with 5 of them coming in the first quarter. A bright spot for Lady Panther Coach Shannon Booth was her young reserves outscoring the Todd subs late in the contest. The Lady Rebels didn't score the final four minutes of the game. Coach Travis Lovan's team improved to 14-13 on the season. RHS ended the season at 5-20.

Feb 20, 2018

Jackson Campbell and Belmont to play at WKU this afternoon

Jackson Campbell is coming almost home today. The freshman from Logan County High School and his Belmont University baseball team are headed to Bowling Green to play the WKU Hilltoppers at Nick Denes Field at 3 p.m. Campbell has been the starting catcher in two of the Bruins’ three games so far. He is batting .333 (2 of 6) with a walk and a strikeout. Both of his hits have been doubles and he drove in the Bruins’ first run in a 5-2 win over Youngstown State this weekend. He has a .667 slugging percentage and a .429 on-base percentage. He has made 13 putouts and 6 assists for a 1.000 fielding percentage. The Toppers are 1-2 on the season,

Feb 19, 2018

Number 1 Cougars lose in district again

For the 18th time in the last 20 years, the Logan County Cougars are one and done in the 13th District Tournament. The number one seed in the tournament, the Cougars fell to bottom seed Franklin-Simpson 65-61 at LCHS Monday. The Wildcats have won only seven games this season, but three of their wins have been over the Cougars. In this game, like the other two, Logan missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds that would have tied the score.. Franklin led by 8 late in the third quarter, but the Cougars came back to within a point at 62-61 with a minute remaining on a four-point play by Kelby Epley on an assist by Third Bell. But Franklin continued to dominate the inside and the Cougars let a couple of steals get away before the missed trey. Sam Blackwell & Colin Thompson, who average 5 points per game between them, combined for 28 in this one. Dee Ragland added 11 and Dayveon Harris 10. Mykal Hampton & Epley each scored 12 for Logan and Bell 11. Logan still has not beaten Franklin in these two decades of tournament futility.

Feb 19, 2018

Peyton Vanzant leads Logan past F-S to district finals

Sophomore Peyton Vanzant scored half (21) of Logan County’s points as the Lady Cougars eliminated Franklin-Simpson 42-29 in the first round of the 13th District Tournament at LCHS Monday. Vanzant hit four 3-pointers and four free throws on a night that Logan could get only 9 of 28 foul shots to fall with many of the misses coming on the front end of bonus situations. Kennedy Nichols added 9 points on a night that she stayed in foul trouble. F-S depends on Alera Barbee & Christina Carver for most of the team’s points, and they managed only 11 on the night. Fouls affected the Lady Kats with Barbee fouling out and the team managing only 1 of 9 at the line. The Lady Cougars (20-10) advance to Thursday’s 7 p.m. final. Coach Finley Baird is now 10-4 in the postseason coaching her alma mater.

Feb 16, 2018

South wins 54-53 nail-biter over Panthers

Austin Howard’s only basket of the game was a winner Friday. The South Warren Spartan hit a 3-pointer from the left corner with fewer than 10 seconds left to give Coach Nelson Cundiff’s team a 54-53 win over visiting Russellville. The Panthers had made a 10-point run to take the lead before going up 53-49 with 2:11 remaining on a 3-point play by Jacob Naylor. But the Panthers never scored again and handed the game to the Spartans in the process. With that 4-point lead, Devin Quarles forced an off-balance shot, Naylor backed up to misfire on a 3-pointer, and Naylor, Elijah Kemp & Jacolbie Mason all missed the front ends of bonus free throws. Naylor and Tyler Martin each scored 23 points to lead their teams. Mason added 11 for RHS. Garvin Spurrier scored 13 and Colin Moore 11 for the winners. South finished the regular season 14-13 and RHS 7-18.

Feb 16, 2018

LCHS plans free Sports Physical Night

The Logan County Athletic Department will orrer a Free Sports Physical Night on Wednesday, June 6 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Logan County Career & Technical Center.  This opportunity will be for incoming 9th grade student-athletes and up that are enrolled in Logan County High School. Athletic Director Greg Howard says more announcements will be made at a later date concerning this event.

Feb 15, 2018

Seniors lead Cougars to win over Gators

The seniors turned on the offense Thursday on Senior Night to lead the Logan County Cougars to a 69-56 win over Greenwood. Mykal Hampton scored 10 points in the first quarter on the way to 23 for the game. Senior captain Austin Rayno scored 14 points, and senior Matthew Mullins scored 5 straight points in the third quarter to put his team up by 15. Fellow 12th graders Jonathan Furlow and Ethan Smock also played extensively. Junior Kelby Epley added 14 points.  The Cougars’ lead grew to 17, but the Gators cut the margin to 6 in the fourth quarter before Tommy Krohn, Rayno, Hampton and Epley put the win away. The Cougars finished the regular season 14-13 after winning their final four games and 8 of their last 11.


Feb 15, 2018

Lady Cougars hold on to beat Greenwood 53-52

Paige Vanzant hit 5 of 6 free throws in the final quarter and Blayke Bingham grabbed a pair of key rebounds in the final seconds to seal a 52-52 win over visiting Greenwood on Thursday night. Kennedy Nichols scored 17 points and dominated the boards. Vanzant scored 13 and Sarah Beth Hale 11. Coach Finley Baird’s team won  9 of its last 12 to finish the regular season 19-10. The Lady Gators (11-16) are coached by former Logan County assistant Zack Simpson.

Feb 15, 2018

Basic Sign Language class added to Community Ed offerings

A sign language class has been added to the Russellville Community Education offerings for this spring. Bethanie Blume will teach the class on Mondays for six weeks, beginning April 9, in Room 18 of Russellvile High School from 5-6 p.m. Students will learn the history of the art, the culture and the etiquette for using American Sign Language, as well as the symbols. To register or for more information, contact Penni Nugent at the Russellville Central Office by Friday, April 6.

Feb 15, 2018

Alex Brown to play for Cumberlands

From LCHS Athletic Director Greg Howard: Logan County High School is proud to announce Alex Brown will sign a letter of intent to play football for the University of the Cumberlands and become a Patriot. Alex will have his signing on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 3:30 p.m. at the Logan County Area Technology Center. Alex is looking forward to this special day and is looking forward to seeing you there.

Feb 14, 2018

Thumb picking expert to speak to Pastfiders

From David Guion: The Southern Ky Pastfinders will meet Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Logan County Library. The speaker this month is Ed Dearmond, retired Kentucky State trooper and former mayor of Greenville. He will make a presentation on the history of "thumb picking." Dont't miss this opportunity to hear the role that Logan as well as Muhlenburg County played in the birth of this very popular musical art form. The public is invited and  admission is free, so don't let history be a mystery, come learn with us.

Feb 13, 2018

Lewisburg at Chandlers Old Timers fundraiser planned Saturday, Feb. 24

From George Cole: Lewisburg Rangers at Chandlers Bears on Feb. 24.. This old timers basketball game, AND I MEAN OLD TIMERS, is part of a benefit fund raiser for Tony Chick’s grandaughter Naiya, who is being treated for leukemia. Coaching the Rangers, health permitting, will be the LEGEND, Bob Birdwhistell. At the helm for the Bears will be Stanley Fleming. We have former district champs scheduled to play and even a couple of former state champs. Make plans to attend this fast paced, up and down dunk fest a week from Saturday! ????Ambulances and a LifeFlight helicopter will be standing by.

Feb 13, 2018

Cougars win at Hopkins Central as Rayno surpasses 1000 points

When Austin Rayno scored 27 points in Logan County's 84-77 win at Hopkins County Central Monday, it did more than seal the win. The first of Rayno's 10 fourth quarter points built his career total to 1,000 points. After hitting 7 of 8 free throws in the game, he now as 1,009 points. Coach Lonnie Mason's Cougars were all good at the line, hitting 13 of 16 in the fourth quarter and 23 of 30 for the game. Mykal Hampton went 10 of 12 at the line on the way to 18 points, all in the second half. Tommy Krohn & Kelby Epley each scored 15 points. The Cougars (14-13) have won three straight games and seven of their last ten. Hopkins Central's (13-12) Blasin Moore finished with 19 points, but that was something of a moral defensive victory for Logan since he scored 11 points in the first quarter, including a trio of 3-pointers. Ethan Priddy scored 17, Tyler Moore 16 and Keyairreon Hobgood 10.

Feb 12, 2018

Logan teams to wear the color violet to honor Coach Joe Hood on Senior Night Thursday

When Logan County's basketball teams celebrate Senior Night Thursday, they'll be wearing violet shirts instead of blue and white. That is being done around the region to honor Warren Central girls coach Joe Hood, who is battling cancer. Violet is the color for Hodgkin Lymphoma. The idea was originated by coaches Warren Cunningham of Barren County and Brad Bonds of Allen County-Scottsville. Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard talked with Logan coaches Finley Baird and Lonnie  Mason, and they all bought in to the concept. Joe Hood was the top shooter on Coach Tim Riley's Dragons when they reached two finals and another Final Four at state. He won the Ted Sanford Award as the player in the Sweet Sixteen who best combined character with basketball skills. He is the son of retired Central football coaching great Joe Hood Sr. and Mrs. Hood.

Feb 11, 2018

Hankses leading major redevelopment of Louisville Road area

Plans for a major redevelopment of the area just off Old Louisville Road and near Barren River are feaured in Wes Swietek's lead story in the Sunday edition of the Bowling Green Daily News. Auburn area residents Eddie and Joy Hanks envision riverfront restaurants, upscale apartments overlooking the river, mixed use developments, medical services, bike trails, boadwalks and an outdoor music venue. The road would be known as River Front Boulevard. Several of the neighboring property owners are on board, as are, it appears, Bowling Green City Commission and Bowling Green Riverfront Foundation. The story can be accessed online at bgdailynews.com.

Feb 9, 2018

Down 19-0, Panthers storm back but Todd holds on

Todd Central roared out to a 19-0 lead on Senior Night at Russellville Friday, but the Panthers came back to cut the lead to five points at the end of the third quarter, led by juniors Jacob Naylor & Elijah Kemp late in that period. Todd had too much scoring from Nolan Barrow, too dominant an inside game from John Calvary and excellent overall floor play from Clayte Weathers in the end to defeat the Panthers 72-65. Barrow finished with 32 points while Calvary had 10 and Weathers and Tashawn Foster 9 each for the Rebels. Naylor scored 22 points and broke the 1000-point mark for his career in the process. Freshman Anthony Woodard added 19, D.J. Quarles 11 (hitting three treys), and Kemp 10. The same two teams will meet in the first round of the district tournament, probably Feb. 20.

Feb 9, 2018

Young Lady Panthers serve notice to district leaders

Following Todd Central's 48-35 win over the Russellville Lady Panthers Friday, two truths emerged. 1) The number one seed in the upcoming district tournament is undecided. 2) Whoever becomes the number two seed--Logan County or Todd Central--is going to have its hands full. Earlier this season, the Lady Rebels led RHS by 30 going into the fourth quarter. Friday, RHS led 28-26 after three quarters with seventh grader Amiyah Collier scoring seven points in the quarter. Having won their last two games, Coach Shannon Booth's Lady Panthers are much improved. Youngsters helped the cause in the persons of seventh graders Brinley Mason and Collier, eighth grader Anastasia Dowlen, and freshmen Chloe Whitscarver & Macaria Hines. The 3-point shooting of Lady Rebels Alexis O'Daniel & Amy Brumfeld proved to be too much for Russellville to overcome.

Feb 9, 2018

Football chili fundraiser tonight at RHS

From Coach Mikie Benton: Tonight is the football fundraiser Chilli Supper! Starting at 5 and lasting til 7. Parents or anyone willing to help can meet me there in the cafeteria at 4:30. Free to the public, grab some food, then go enjoy the district games! Donations are appreciated! Any questions, don’t hesitate to message me! Hope to see you all out tonight!

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