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Nov 17, 2018

Ribbon cutting for RHS' 21st Century Center

A ribbon cutting will be held for Russellville Schools’ state-of-the-art 21st Century Center will be held at the former location of the Russellville Area Technical School behind Russellville High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 5:30 p.m. It’s part of an open house from 5-6 p.m.



Nov 17, 2018

Tourism's Christmas Holiday Market Sunday

Logan County Tourism will hold its third annual third annual Christmas Market at the Old Logan County Courthouse during Downtown Christmas Open House on Sunday, Nov.18 from 1-5 p.m.



Nov 14, 2018

Civil War expert to speak to Pastfinders Saturday

The Southern Ky Pastfinders' last meeting for 2018 will be held on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Logan Co Public Library. The speaker this month
is Tom Carr from Bowling Green. The president of the Bowling Green Civil War Round Table, Tom is an avid civil war historian and he will be speakingon civil war history in Southcentral Kentucky with a focus on his genealogical research. The public is invited to come and hear some interesting personal accounts of local experiences during the war. David Guion says, "Admission is free so don't let history be a mystery, come and learn with us."



Nov 13, 2018

Every Lady Cougar in volleyball has 3.5 GPA or better

All 30 players in the 2018 champion Logan County Volleyball program have a minimum grade point average of 3.5, Coach Stephen Lyne has announced. They are Emma Allen, Ali Atkinson, Katie Baer, Maria Bertusi, Blayke Bingham, Olivia Bouldin, Ashylnn Canler, Karlee Canler, Kallie Jo Carpenter, Gracie Christian, Hannah Cron, Karrah Cron, Shelby Cross, Nevaeh DeArmond, Rachel Dezarn, Katie Fitzgerald, Onahka Fuller, Ali Garrett, Brittany Garrett, Carlie Hunt,  Shaina Johnson, Alyssa Kennedy, Hannah Matthews, Elizabeth McGinnis, Maddix Mowles, Micah Page, Harley Robertson, Hayley Schweers, Zoe Steenbergen and Madelyn Yonts.



Nov 10, 2018

Paint Party Fundraiser at LCHS to help students in need

Logan County High School Youth Services will host a Paint Party Fundraiser Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to make a brighter Christmas for some LCHS students in need. The cost is $40 per person for your choice of a Vintage Truck or Snowman jumbo wooden door hanger. $10 from every attendee will be donated to this cause! Please sign up on Facebook.com’s events page (events/316203985871795/) and post your door hanger choice.



Nov 8, 2018

Chamber's Annual Member Breakfast hosted by hospital

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Member Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 16 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Logan Memorial Hospital Cafeteria.



Nov 7, 2018

Nov. 16 final day to order John Deere toys for 4-H

John Deere toys are being offered for sale as a fundraiser for Logan County 4-H. The proceeds will be used for local 4-H activities. A catalogue for ordering can be picked up at the Logan County Extension Office.



Nov 6, 2018

Incumbents win most contested races

Winners of contested races in Tuesday’s General Election were Cong. James Comer, State Rep. Jason Petrie, Commonwealth’s Attorney Neil Kerr, Sheriff Stephen Stratton, Jailer Phil Gregory, Judge-Executive Logan Chick, Circuit Clerk Mary Jo Orange, First District Magistrate Tyler Davenport, Fourth District Magistrate Jason Wade Harper, Fifth District Magistrate Robert Chyle, Sixth District Magistrate Thomas Bouldin, Lewisburg Mayor Teddy Harper, Russellville City Council Members James Milam, Joe Sparks & Lovis Patterson, Adairville School Board Member Kenny Robertson. Taking the open seat on Russellville City Council was Diane Gilliam Walker. The only incumbents defeated in the biggest races were Circuit Clerk Sherry Johnson and First District Magistrate Dickie Carter.Watch The LoJo for more details, including city council races.



Nov 4, 2018

Flag Etiquette training offered at Chamber Lunch and Learn

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Lunch & Learn session Wednesday, Nov. 7, from noon-1 p.m. at the Logan County Extension Office. The theme is U.S. Flag Etiquette. A flag ceremony will be conducted by the Col. Benjamin Logan SAR Chapter. An RSVP is required at 270-726-2206.



Nov 2, 2018

Cougars and Panthers advance to second round

Both the Russellville Panthers and Logan County Cougars have advanced to regional semifinal games in their football clashes by winning home games Friday. Coach Mike Benton got his first playoff wins as a head coach with his Panthers beating Fort Knox 35-14. RHS will go to Campbellsville Friday. Coach Todd Adler's Cougars earned their seventh running clock of the season by beating Allen County-Scottsville 43-13. In the process running back Gary Hardy passed NFL starter Joseph Jefferson as the Cougars' all-time leading rusher. Hardy has at least one more game in his junior season and all next year to add to his total. The Cougars will playing at defending Class 4A state champion Franklin-Simpson next week.



Nov 2, 2018

Both local teams ahead at half in playoff games

Both teams from the Land of Logan are leading their opponents at halftime of home first-round playoff games. Quarterback Jacob Naylor scored on a fourth-down rush to give the Russellville Panthers a 14-7 lead over Fort Campbell at halftime of a Class 1A game at Ken Barrett Field. Dontavious Blann, Tyler Ezell & Gary Hardy have rushed for touchdowns for the Logan County Cougars in a 24-7 lead  lead over AC-S in a 4A game. Lucas Arevalo has kicked a 32-yard field goal and all three extra points. Zack Yates & Ethan Steenbergen have led the defense. Jovan Gamble scored for the Panthers and Hunter McDowell added his third extra point to make it 21-7 RHS. Hardy scored another touchdown on an 81-yard drive midway through the third quarter, and Arevalo's kick made Logan's lead 31-3. The negative for Logan has been a pile of unnecessary penalties. Getting a 15-yarder on the opening kickoff of the second half, Logan had been whistled for 12 penalties totaling 125 yards. Some of those penalties nullified big gains.



Nov 1, 2018

Fundraiser for Humble family planned in Guthrie

A fundraiser will be held in Guthrie to raise funds to help the family of the late Matthew Humble on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. Officer Humble was chief of police in Guthrie before his death from cancer this month. The Facebook page says, “We will be having a fundraiser for Matthew to help with medical expenses and to show him and his family an outpouring of love and support. There will be a live auction, food, music and activities for kids. We will be selling T-shirts, bracelets and concessions.. come on out and help celebrate Matthew’s life.”



Nov 1, 2018

Cong. Comer to visit Russellville Rotary today


Rep. James Comer, whp represents the First District of Kentucky in the U.S. House of Representatives, will appear at the noon meeting of Russellville Rotary Club Thursday. He is running as the Republican danidate for re-election, subject to Tuesday's General Election. He has made other campaign stops in Todd and Logan counties today.



Oct 31, 2018

Ribbon cutting set at Compton Orthodonics Thursday


The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for Compton Orthodontics on Thursday, Nov. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. It’s located at 204 Market Square in Russellville.



Oct 31, 2018

Candidate Paul Walker to speak at Democratic rally

A Logan County Democratic Rally is Friday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at The Old Logan County Courthouse. Congressional candidate Paul Walker is the Keynote Speaker. Free food and refreshments will be provided. This will be sponsored by M.O.V.E. (Minorities Overcoming Voting Excuses) and The Logan County Democratic Party. Archie Beck says, “Don’t let them decide your future, and then complain.”