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Jul 27, 2021

RHS' Jennifer Howard named one of state's best teachers

Russellville High School language arts teacher Jennifer Howard has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2022 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards. She will compete for the Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced in September. Eight teachers at each level were chosen. One of the middle school honorees is Heather Dipasquale of Todd County Middle School.



Jul 25, 2021

Farm to Fork Dinner planned by Auburn Historical Society

Auburn Historical Society's Farm to Fork Dinner will be held Saturday, Sept 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the Auburn Public Square. The meal will consist of all local ingredients. Simply Shelly’s Gourmet on the Go will be catering with Hardison's farm fresh meats providing the meat and Old Roots farm donating table arrangements. Tickets are $40 per plate and will consist of three courses plus drinks. All proceeds will go to the Auburn Historical Society & Museum.



Jul 18, 2021

4-H to give out summer fun items at Farmers' Market Tuesday

Logan County 4-H’s annual Sweet Summertime event will be held this Tuesday! Parents can drive through the Extension Office parking lot on Tuesday, July 20, from 2-4 p.m. and pick up some fun summer goodies for their kids! Among the items will be Farmers’ Market Bucks which can be used to buy items Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays 7:30 a.m.-noon. The Farmers’ Market, which is located behind the Extension Office, will open at 2 p.m. on this date so that youngsters can use their Market Dollars then.



Jul 15, 2021

Farmers' Market Senior Vouchers distributed on Fridays

Farmers' Market vouchers are now being distributed in Logan County on Friday mornings. Logan Countians who are 60 or over can go to the Russellville Senior Center, which is located in the former Logan County Public Library building on West Sixth Street. No proof of income is required. Those who are approved will be issued a book of Senior Vouchers, which contain eight coupons which can be used for $6 each on vegetables and fruits at the Logan County Farmers' Market. They can't be used anywhere else. They are accepted by vendors who have taken voucher training the rest of the Farmers' Market season, which ends in late October. The Logan County Farmers' Market is open from 7:30-noon on Saturdays and 3-6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the pavilion behind the Extension Office.



Jul 14, 2021

Jackson's Orchard to bring peaches to Russellville Thursday

Jackson's Orchard & Nursery will bring its delicious peaches to Logan County for sale Thursday at approximately 11:30 a.m.. They will be set up along with at Fellowship Church of Christ at the corner of Franklin and East Fourth streets in Russellville across from the old hospital. Turner Valley Produce will also be there with corn, tomatoes, many other vegetables and blackberries. The peaches usually go very quickly.



Jul 14, 2021

Primitive Campmeeting to be at Red River again

The annual Primitive Campmeeting and Rendezvous will be held at the Red River Meetinghouse at Schochoh Oct. 8-10. It will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday and end with church services on Sunday. Church services will be held daily at 7 p.m. The 10 a.m. Sunday service will include a period-correct Scottish Presbyterian sacrament service. Coy’s BBQ Grill on Wheels will have food available. Participants can camp modern or primitive and participate in living history events. For more information, contact Tom Ruley at 270-586-7632.



Jul 14, 2021

RMS Softball tryouts set Thursday

Tryouts for the Russellville Middle School Softball team will be held this Thursday, July 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the RHS Softball Field. A completed current physical form must be presented for the player to take the field.



Jul 12, 2021

School supplies being furnished for youngest city students

All students at Stevenson Elementary School and Russellville Primary Academy will be provided free supplies needed to complete school work, according to FRYSC Director Carol Kees. She saysthis is the result of financial assistance coming from the two schools, the Family Resource Center, Stuff the Bus, and many organizations, churches and individuals.



Jul 12, 2021

Chris Cooper named editor of N-D&L

Long-time reporter and former managing editor Chris Cooper has been named editor of the News-Democrat & Leader, the newspaper has announced. A graduate of Logan County High School, she began writing for the bi-weekly publication in 1998 and was one of the original layout paginators when the N-D&L moved to a new publishing format early in this century. For almost two decades she has reported on Logan County and its cities' governments. She replaces O.J. Stapleton, who has been the editor the past 13 years. He has been promoted to managing editor of the Kentucky New Era, a daily paper headquartered in Hopkinsville, and of the Cadiz Record, which previously was a part of Al Smith Communications headquartered in Russellville in the 1970s and 80s. Both the N-D&L and the New Era are owned by the Paducah-based Paxton Media Group, which has been buying up many of the print newspapers in the area.

 



Jul 12, 2021

DeCesare Group to consult with LEAD board

On WRUS' Feedback at 9, a.m. today, Don Neagle's guest will be Jim DeCesare of the DeCesare Group, the organization contracted by LEAD to be the new provider of economic development services to Logan County.. The LEAD board has chosen to use this consulting group instead of hiring a full-time replacement for the recently retired Tom Harned. DeCesare is a former state representative for part of Warren County. He is married to broadcaster Amy Bingham, who is the sister of Logan Countian Billy Bingham. For several years, Billy Bingham was president of the LEAD board.



Jul 1, 2021

Scott Waste pickup service running behind

From Logan County Solid Waste Coordinator Nathan Cockrill: To let those with Scott Waste garbage service know, in some areas of Logan County, they are about a day and a half behind due to some truck breakdowns. They are working extra to catch up as needed.



Jul 1, 2021

Today's Swine Show closes 2021 Logan Fair

The final event of the 2021 Logan County Fair will be held this evening in the Ag Arena on the grounds of the UK Ag Extension Service. Weigh-in starts at 2 p.m. All pigs must be on the grounds by 4:15 with the show beginning at 6. The fair has been underway in different phases for 11 days.



Jun 29, 2021

Auburn Cruise-In scheduled Saturday

The annual Auburn Cruise-In, which has been held at the Auburn City Park (McCutchen-Coke Park) for decades, will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. A variety of vehicles will be on display and their owners are welcome to sit nearby and talk about them. Door prizes and cash for entries will be available, along with an old-time country outdoor meal for exhibitors. The public is welcome. Auburn Tourism asks that those attending use the Amanda Gordon Entrance. For more information, contact Kelly Bond at 270-772-3158.



Jun 28, 2021

Lindsey Wilson names honor students from Logan

President’s List students from Logan County (4.0 GPA) at Lindsey Wilson College for the Spring Semester were Meredith Johnson and Austin Rayno, who are also athletes on the school’s teams. Dean’s list students (3.5 GPA or above) were Coralee Bumpus,Kelby Epley, Carleigh Phillips and Brayden Yates.



Jun 27, 2021

Alpaca Show Monday continues Logan Fair

A unique animal--the alpaca--will be on display Monday as the animal show portion of the Logan County Fair begins. Check-in starts at 1 p.m. and all alpacas in the show must be on the grounds by 1:30 p.m. The show begins at 2 p.m. in the Ag Arena.



Jun 27, 2021

KY 664 detour in place over Sulphur Springs Creek

From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:  A project to replace the KY 664 bridge over Sulphur Spring Creek at mile point 4.4 in Simpson County has started. The bridge is closed until the end of July. Highway 664 runs through much of Southeast Logan County. A signed detour using KY 383, KY 1008, KY 100 and KY 665 will be in place. 



Jun 27, 2021

Hintons' Thunder Over Lewisburg sponsors sought

Sponsorships of the Hintons’ 7th Annual Thunder Over Lewisburg are still welcome through Monday. The free county-wide event will be held Sunday, July 4. The fireworks extravaganza was begun in the 1970s by the Brent Hinton family and was resumed in 2015 by family members. Pyrotechnician Clacy White, a grandson,will electronically shoot the entire fireworks display. Everyone is welcome to watch the show in and around Lewisburg, beginning at 9 p.m. Sponsorships are always needed to help with the expenses of the huge show. They range from $20 to $1,000. Donations are welcome at any time, but Monday is the last day for sponsors to be named on the banner. Contact Sherri Hinton White for sponsorship details. Her contact information is available in the attached flier.



Jun 27, 2021

Services set for original LCHS faculty member

Funeral services will be held in Auburn today for Nannie Ruth Pogue, one of the original members of the Logan County High School faculty when the school opened 39 years ago. The home economics teacher was the widow of long-time Chandlers High School coach Gordon Pogue. Among her survivors are her daughter, Angela Crafton, and her son, Nashville multi-media sports journalist Greg Pogue.



Jun 25, 2021

Logan Fair to reach its peak Saturday

The Monster Trucks event at 7 p.m. in the Ag Arena highlights the final full day pf the 2021 Logan County Fair Saturday. The day begins with the Farmers’ Market in the pavilion of the UK Ag Complex behind the Extension Office from 7:30 a.m.-noon. There is no admission charge for that. Carnival rides begin at 3 p.m. Admission for both the rides and the Monster Trucks is a single fee of $15. Animal shows associated with the fair will be held next week.



Jun 23, 2021

Tractor Pull to highlight Fair Thursday

A KTPA Tractor Pull is the main event scheduled for the Logan County Fair Thursday. It begins in the UK Extension Service Ag Arena at 7 p.m. Those who want to exhibit items can drop them off from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Extension Office. Carnival rides begin at 5 p.m. Admission charge is $15 per person.



Jun 21, 2021

Logan County Fair opens Tuesday

The 2021 Logan County Fair begins a 10-day run Tuesday when the rides open at 5 p.m. On Tuesday and Wednesday, a ticket to the rides is $10 per person. Thursday through Saturday, tickets cost $15. Tuesday's special attractions will be for the youngest patrons with Robots, Pedal Tractors, and Corn Maze beginning at 5, the Little Mr. and Miss Pageant at 6, and the Diaper Derby at 7. See the attached schedule for this week's offerings. Livestock shows will be held next week. The fair is located at the Logan County Extension Campus on the North Bypass of Russellville and John Paul Avenue.



Jun 19, 2021

Little Caesars closing in Russellville

Michelle Johnston posted this week on the Logan County,Ky Restaurants Facebook page that the Little Caesars location in Russellville is closing. Johnston, who has worked at the store for six years, said the restaurant will definitey be gone by the end of June and that Friday could have been the final day. There was no answer on the store's telephone line Saturday afternoon. Little Caears has been located across Sam Walton Drive from Wal Mart, adjacent to the  U.S. 68-80 North Bypass. Johnston said the closure is a result of, "... Corporate looking for more revenue in a town that has 7 or 8 other places serving pizza."



Jun 18, 2021

WKU closing Monday to observe Juneteenth

Thursday, President Joe Biden signed legislation establishing Juneteenth as a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.  WKU will close Monday in observance of Juneteenth, the newest federal holiday. “This year, I am asking our campus to close on Monday, June 21, in observance of Juneteenth,” WKU President Timothy C. Caboni said in a message to campus. “There will be no classes or meetings, and I encourage all of you to separate from your daily routine and reflect on the significance of this day.”



Jun 17, 2021

Patrick Temple named RMS football coach

From Russellville football coach Mikie Benton: We have made a hire for Russellville Middle School Football coach, Patrick Temple! Patrick is a Russellville Alum class of ‘05, Patrick has been coaching in the Youth Football League since it was brought back in 2018. Patrick has done an amazing job with the youth league and comes into the job having a relationship with all of the players who came from the youth league now and are in 8th grade! Patrick has been coaching in several different sports for our youth, basketball and baseball as well! Excited to watch Patrick get started and extremely excited for our kids.



Jun 14, 2021

Stevenson Elementary to hold job fair

Stevenson Elementary School will hold a job fair next Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This is for certified positions. The vacancies include elementary teachers, art techer, physical education teacher and librarian.



Jun 14, 2021

RHS' Macaria Hines signs to play college basketball in Missouri

Russellville's Macaria Hines has signed her letter of intent to play collegiate basketball at Missouri Central Christian College. Hines played in 97 games during her Lady Panther career, hitting 53 three-pointers and 117 free throws. RHS Athletic Director/Lady Panther coach during her season Ryan Davenport says, "Macaria is not just a great athlete but a fine Christian young lady. She was my intern this year and has an outstanding work ethic and a great attitude." Hines had three different head coaches in her four seasons at Jim Young Gymnasium.



Jun 12, 2021

Jerry White receives high honor from KPA

The Kentucky Pharmacists Association had their annual meeting this past weekend. Riley-White Drugs has announced that Jerry White—one of the founders of the anchor store on the Russellville Public Square-was awarded the prestigious Bowl of Hygia Award. According to partner Donnie White, “This award recognizes pharmacists who possess outstanding records of civic leadership in their communities and encourages pharmacists to take active roles in their communities. This award could not have gone to a more deserving recipient for his years of service to the City of Russellville.”



Jun 12, 2021

Bruni leaving Russellville to be BGH assistant princopal

Ben Bruni, who was recently promoted to the Central Office from a tenure as Russellville High School principal, announced Saturday that he has been named assistant principal at his alma mater, Bowling Green High School. He wrote, "I can remember being little and bringing my money to McNeill to buy my tickets for the big game on Friday nights… and I can remember sitting on the front steps of the old Jr. High waiting for school to start… and I can remember what it felt like to run out under the lights at The EL and how proud I was that my diploma said Bowling Green High School on it when I walked across that stage… And now I get to be a part of all that again. It’s good to be home… and it’s a great day to be a Purple!"



Jun 11, 2021

Night of Gospel to be hosted by Kirby Funeral Services Saturday

Kirby Funeral Services will be the host for a Night of Gospel this Saturday night. Joining Kirby as sponsors are ECC Pressure Washing, Clay’s Towing Autobody and H&H Sheetmetal. Doors open at 110 Franklin Road at 6 p.m. Featured groups will be the Clarksville Soul Stirrers, The MAB Singers and The Gospel Troops. Pastor Colby Barnett will be the master for ceremonies. The evening is free to the public.



Jun 10, 2021

Jermani Morris places 6th in pair of state events

Russellville freshman Jermani Morris placed sixth in two spring events at the KHSAA Class 1A state track meet Thursday. She ran the 100 meter with a personal record 13.05 and the 200 with another personal best, 26.89. "Not bad for a freshman," joked Coach Mikie Benton.



Jun 10, 2021

Skyler McCarley, Lee Dockins win all-around golds at state

Skylar MCCarley and Lee Dockins from Logan County Gymnastics gave outstanding performances in rhythmic gymnastics  at the 2021 Kentucky State Special Olympics held at Eastern Ky University in Richmond recently. McCarley competed in Level 1 and earned a gold medal on hoop and ball, silver on rope, bronze on ribbon and the gold all around. Dockins competed in Level 3 and earned gold on ribbon and ball. She earned silvers on hoop and clubs and was the all around gold medalist in Level 3. They are coached by Polly Porter and Hannah Price. They are the daughters of Daniel and Jennifer McCarley and Harris and Sharon Dockins.



Jun 8, 2021

Honor students from Logan listed by HCC

Hopkinsville Community College has announced its Dean and President’s Lists for Spring 2021. Full-time students with Logan County addresses. Those on the Dean’s List (4.0) are marked with an *. Full-time: from Lewisburg, Alexandria Johnson*; from Russellville, Yasmine Cunningham; Part-time: from Lewisburg, Christopher Barbee, Haley McGhee and Rachel Sears; from Russellville, Destiny Gilbert, Hanna Gilland and Makayla Heyduck.



Jun 8, 2021

Tuesday sessions of Logan County Farmers' Market begin today

The Logan County Farmers' Market begins its Tuesday sessions for the season today. It will be held from 3-6 p.m. at the UK Ag Complex in the pavilion behind the Extension Office. Farmers' Market is also held each Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until noon.



Jun 8, 2021

State's top-ranked team ends Lady Cougar season

South Warren, the state’s top-ranked team, ran its record to 35-1 Monday with an 11-0 win over Logan County (19-15) in the 4th Region semifinals at WKU. Lady Cougar coach Mark Wood said, “Not the end we wanted but I couldn't be more proud of the way this team fought to get that opportunity. I wanted to say thank you to this year’s senior class. Along with last year’s seniors, they helped turn this program into what it is. We will forever be thankful for you all and all that you have accomplished.



Jun 6, 2021

Lady Cougars' regional game postponed until Monday

From Logan County High School Athletic Director Greg Howard: "After a thrilling come from behind win over Allen County-Scottsville last night, the Lady Cougars will have to wait one more day for their semifinal matchup against the number one team in the state. Today's scheduled matchup with South Warren has been postponed until tomorrow night at 8 p.m."



Jun 5, 2021

Hinton leads Lady Cougars to regional win

The Logan County Lady Cougars earned a berth in Sunday's 4 p.m. regional semifinals with a 4-3 win over Allen County-Scottsville Saturday at WKU. Assistant Coach Michael Crawford says, "Wow, what a game!. A 4-3 win over Allen County in the 1st round of regionals. Congrats to a very strong and resilient group. Down 3-1 in bottom of the 7th and Abby Hinton delivered a game tying single and then in the 9th got a base hit with the bases loaded to score KJ Page with the winning run. Great job by Shayla Johnson coming in and shutting them down in relief to get the win. Great team win!



Jun 5, 2021

Regional softball play begins today

Logan County and Russellville softball teams begin regional tournament play at Western Kentucky University today in a full Saturday afternoon of softball. The 13th District champion Lady Cougars (18-14) take on Allen County-Scottsville (21-12) at 5 p.m., immediately after the runner-up Lady Panthers (21-16) take on Barren County (25-7) at 3. The semifinals are Sunday afternoon with the championship game Monday at 7 p.m. As previously announced, the Logan County basebal Cougars go to Barren County today in that regional. Logan has beaten the Trojans twice this season.



May 31, 2021

Franklin holds off Cougars 4-2 for district baseball title

Macon Barrow, who had the game-winning RBI in a 6-5 win over Todd Central on Saturday, hit a 2-run homer (his fifth of the season) in the seventh inning to give his Logan County Cougars a chance to beat Franklin-Simpson in the 13th District Tournament finals Monday at Russellville. Kruise Newman had led off the inning with a single when Barrow went deep, and F-S' lead slipped to 4-2. But Wildcat ace Dalton Fiveash struck out the Cougars' Chance Sweeney & Wyatt Blake to make the Wildcats district champs. Starting pitcher Blake Woods walked on a ful-count in between. Blake fouled off two 2-2 pitches, but Fiveash made him his 11th strikeout victim to end the game. Dawson Owens had hit a 2-run homer for F-S in the fourth inning. Coach Matthew Wilhite's Cats (20-13) will play a home regional game Saturday while Coach Ethan Meguiar's Cougars (19-14) will have to play at a district champ's home field.



May 29, 2021

Cougars edge Todd to advance in postseason

Beginning in the early 1970s with Greg Shelton playing for Lewisburg and continuing with Ethan Meguiar starting for Logan County's state quarterfinalist team in 1989 to them coaching against each other in both the 2000 district and regional championship games. and then facing each other in many other tournament games with Shelton coaching Franklin-Simpson, Russellville and now Todd Central, the two Hall of Fame coaches have been an important part of 13th District Baseball history. It happened again Saturday night with Meguiar's Cougars edging Shelton's Rebels 6-5 in the second semifinal. The Cougars now advance to Monday's district championship game against F-S at Kelly Russell Field.



May 29, 2021

Lady Panthers bounce back to beat F-S, reach region

A very young Russellville softball team appeared to be on the verge of ending its season. After a great start, the Lady Panthers were playing without injured senior Chloe Whitescarver, had lost five games in a row, and were facing a Franklin-Simpson team in the district tournament which had beaten them twice. Instead, Coach Ryan Davenport's team bounced back Saturday night to beat visiting F-S 10-7. The victory sends them into next Tuesday's 13th District championship game against Logan County and into next Saturday's regional tournament. The Lady Panthers got four home runs from underclassmen--two by sophomore Amiyah Collier and one each by sophomore Jaylah Kees and freshman Madison Penrod.



May 29, 2021

Top seeds advance in 13th District openers

The top seeds were winners in the opening round games of the 13th District Tournaments being played at Russellville High School today. The Logan County Lady Cougars beat Todd Central 16-8 to start the softball tournament. Franklin-Simpson eliminated Russellville 10-0 in baseball. Statistics are not yet available. The baseball championship game will be played Monday evening, while the Lady Cougars await the Russellville vs. Franklin-Simpson winner Tuesday. A preview of the tournament can be found in the Sports section of The LoJo.



May 26, 2021

Isaac Stanley earns another archery honor

Logan County High School's Isaac Stanley has been named named the 4th Region Athletic Directors Association Male Archer of the Year. The Cougar sophomore was the KHSAA co-state archery champion this year.



May 26, 2021

Isaac Stanley earns another archery honor

Logan County High School's Isaac Stanley has been named named the 4th Region Athletic Directors Association Male Archer of the Year. The Cougar sophomore was the KHSAA co-state archery champion this year.



May 26, 2021

Chamber's Annual Dinner slated June 29

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner, which has the theme “Back to Business Around the World,” will be held Tuesday, June 29, at the Logan County Extension Office. Invitations are being sent out to Chamber members. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. with the program starting at 6:30. The Annual Dinner is usually held in early March but was postponed because of the pandemic.



May 25, 2021

RHS freshman Jermani Morris qualities for state track in 3 events

From Russellville track coach Mikie Benton: Long night, but well worth it! A lot of work has been put in, and it was showcased last night at the regional meet! A few spots guaranteed to State for Jermani Morris; the freshman showed out last night with three second place finishes! Jaquis Todd, Chaun Cheaney, A.j. Woodard, Rolando Pacheco, Henry Graves, and Aubreanna Evans all had solid performances that we have to play the waiting game on until June 5 when all regions have run to see if they qualify for state, but we are confident that they will make it!



May 24, 2021

Chloe Whitescarver undergoes surgery for multiple jaw breaks

Chloe Whitescarver's spring roller coaster ride took a sudden downturn Monday. Only a few days after signing to play softball for Brescia University, the Russellville senior passed out at work, landing hard on her face. She had to have multiple stitches in her chin at Logan Memorial Hospital before being transferred to Skyline Medical Center near Nashville. According to her mother, Cass Whitescarver, she was to have surgery Monday evening to repair the breaks. She is expected to have her mouth wired shut for at least two weeks, which most likely will keep her out of postseason play. She is expected to stay at Skyline a couple of more days for tests on why she fainted. Earlier this spring, she suffered a hamstring injury that sidelined her temporarily, but she was honored last week as the Lady Panthers' lone senior on a 20-12 team. She is the program's all-time home run leader.



May 23, 2021

Auburn Tourism hosting Party on the Square June 12

Auburn Tourism's Party on the Square on June 12 will feature the Jazz and R&B group Tyrone Dunn & Kinfoke. Admission is free but bring lawnchairs. Concessions will be available for sale. It begins at 7 p.m.



May 22, 2021

Greg Shelton coaches thousandth high school baseball win

Lewisburg native Greg Shelton has recorded his 1000th win as a high school baseball coach while heading the Todd Central Rebels this season. After graduating from LHS in 1971, Shelton had a solid career as a college relief pitcher at WKU while coaching Post 29 American Legion baseball in Russellvile in the summers. After graduation, he became the head coach at Franklin-Simpson High School, a position he held for 29 years. He coached the Wildcats to a state championship and another Final Four, earned Hall of Fame honors, and saw the F-S baseball field named for him. He then had a successful run as the coach of Beech High School in Sumner County, Tenn. After retirement there, he came home to coach Russellville for three seasons, winning 65 games in three seasons. (The Panthers have won only 30 games in the six seasons since he left.) Shelton left for Christian County and now is coaching the Rebels, who are 19-9 this year. YourSportsEdge website is carrying an interview of Greg Shelton on its pages.



May 20, 2021

Long-time Russellville councilman Jack Whipple dies

Long-time Russellville Councilman Jack J. Whipple78, of Russellville, passed away May 19, 2021 at Field Stone Place in Clarksville after a long illness. Mr. Whipple was retired as a drafting engineer for Rockwell Manufacturing Company and its successors. He was the son of the late Rockwell founding plant manager Harry Whipple. His mother, the late Vonnie Whipple, was involved in countless community activities. In addition to city government, Jack was a leader in obtaining the funding for City-County Park over 50 years ago, was the first president of sanctioned Russellville (now Logan County) Little League, was involved in community service activities as a founding member and officer of Russellville Optimist Club, and served for decades as official clock operator for RHS basketball. He is survived locally by a first cousin, Fred Whipple. Funeral services will be Saturday in Russellvile.



May 18, 2021

Tickets required for Whitescarver signing

Wednesday's scheduled 2:30 p.m. signing for Russellville's Chloe Whitescarver to attend Brescia University and play softball there has previously been announced on The LoJo. Principal Ben Bruni and Athletic Director/Softball Coach Ryan Davenport have notified us that tickets are required for the signing and can be reserved by contacting Davenport at Russellville Middle School. Davenport notes, "Chloe joins the Bearcat Softball team with a .375 career batting average in high school, 75 career RBIs, and as RHS’ record holder for home runs in softball with 18 (and counting!). She is a Softball All-District selection several times over as well as being a standout multi-year starter for the Panther Volleyball and Basketball teams. Chloe is the daughter of Shane and Cass Whitescarver and her younger sister Milly (8th Grade) is a member of the Panther Softball team as well."   


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