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Feb 17, 2020

Churches sponsoring free meal event Feb. 29

A Chili and Hot Dog Family Event is planned Saturday, Feb. 29, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Logan County High School Cafeteria. Dripping Spring Baptist Church, The Point, Liberty Baptist Church, Southern Heights and The Big Fish are among the religious organizations sponsoring this along with Gerald Printing. The meal is free and everyone is invited.

Feb 16, 2020

Dalton Shoemake pitches Tops to win

The son of Russellville High School graduate Paul Shoemake was the winning pitcher in the WKU Hilltoppers’ 6-2 victory over Valparaiso Sunday. Dalton Shoemake took the mound in the fourth inning with Valpo leading 1-0 and shut out the Crusaders for four innings, giving up 3 hits and no walks while striking out 3. Dalton is the grandson of Lizzie Collins of Russellville. WKU is 2-0 on season.

Feb 13, 2020

Water closes Iron Mountain Road

Iron Mountain Road in North Logan is covered with water. Fourth District Magistrate Jason Harper urged motorists to avoid it for a few days Wednesday. There are also reports of water being over Duncan Ridge Road and Deerlick Road in North Logan.

Feb 13, 2020

Lady Cougar softball tryouts Monday

Tryouts for the Logan County Lady Cougar softball team will be Monday, Feb. 17, from 3-4:30 p.m.. Those trying out should have a current physical on file or bring one on that day. Those with questions can contact Coach Mark Wood or Coach Michael Crawford at the high school, 270-726-8454.

Feb 12, 2020

Lewisburg City Baseball signups beginning

Signups will be held at the Lewisburg Fire Department the next couple of weeks for boys and girls ages 4-12 who want to play Lewisburg City League Baseball. It will be little league style baseball, according to Director James Craig. The fee is $45 per player. Registration will be from 5:30-7:30 on Feb. 13, Feb. 18, Feb. 21 and Feb. 24, and from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Feb 12, 2020

Cougar Baseball Alumni/Booster Dinner to honor 2000 team

Friday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. Logan County Cougar Baseball will host its annual alumni/booster dinner at the Logan County CTC. All friends, family, alumni and boosters are invited to attend. There will be Roy's BBQ, guest speakers, and a silent auction. This year organizers are recognizing the 2000 regional finalist team as the special guest. Sponsors for the evening include Modern Woodmen of America, and First Southern National Bank.

Feb 11, 2020

Marshall Kemp to speak on Pauline's to Pastfinders

The next meeting of the Southern Ky Pastfinders will be held this Saturday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m., at the Logan County Library. The program this month will be presented by retired Logan County School Superintendent and Pastfinder member Marshall Kemp, whose program will be on Pauline Tabor. Most people know Ms Tabor as the infamous Madam of Clay Street for 38 years in downtown Bowling Green,, but she was more than that. Based in large part on her book, Marshall takes a look at a part of Pauline's life that few people know. This will be a unique opportunity to look at her life from a different perspective. The public is invited and admission is free.

Feb 11, 2020

Practice for Logan Middle musical canceled today

Director Hope Strode has announced that practice for the Logan Middle School musical Annie Jr. has been canceled today (Tuesday) because of illness.

Feb 10, 2020

Logan Middle basketball players named Kentucky All-Stars

From LCHS Athletic Director Greg Howard: Logan County High School is honored to have five of our middle school basketball players on the Kentucky All-Stars. These players will be playing against the Tennessee All-Stars at a date to be announced.Congratulations go out to Kentucky All-Stars Hayden Strader, Davin Yates, Kade Wall, Nora Epley, and Emerson McKinnis. Olmstead School has also announced that Strader has been named to the Playmaker All Star Academy 8th grade Kentucky team. He is shown in the accompanying picture with Playmaker founder Terry Boykin.

Feb 8, 2020

Authors of new book on Harper murders to be at library

Authors of new book about the December 1965 Lewisburg kidnapping and murders of Lewisburg banker Edgar Harper and his 49-year-old daughter Ella Givens will be at the Logan County Public Library today from noon to 4:30 for a “book launch.” Diane Theiler, Becky Kelley & Jean Kinsey will have for sale More than Blood Reveals, which Theiler describes as “a fiction story based on the Harper-Givens Peach Orchard Murders.”

Feb 7, 2020

Franklin runs past Panthers

Franklin's Dawson Knight hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter, setting the stage for a running clock as the Wildcats got Homecoming started Friday night by beating Russellville 78-49. The Cats led 29-9 and 59-23 at the first two stops. Their running clock began at 59-23 with 6:28 remaining in the third quarter. Josh Allen led the Panthers with 12 points while Jackson Hampton added 10. Franklin clinched the number two seed in the district tournament. Now the Panthers, who are 0-5 in the district, must beat Todd Central next Friday to force a tied for the number three seed.

Feb 7, 2020

Logan-at-Todd games postponed to Saturday afternoon

Tonight's games matching Logan County at Todd Central have been moved to Saturday, according to LCHS Athletic Director Greg Howard. The boys are playing first and will tip off at 4 p.m. The girls game will follow. Chris McGinnis of WRUS says his station will carry the games Saturday. Howard says Cougar Freshman, JV, and Varsity games with Russell County scheduled Saturday have been canceled.

Feb 7, 2020

Boys freshman district tournament canceled

From Logan County High School Athletic Director Greg Howard: Just received word that the Boys Freshman District Basketball Tournament at Franklin-Simpson tomorrow has been canceled.

Feb 7, 2020

Auburn spring sports signups beginning

Spring sports signups for Auburn T-Ball, Sling Pitch Baseball and Softball will be held Saturday (10 a.m.-noon), Thursday (5-7 p.m.) and next Saturday (10-noon), all at Logan County Public Library. The final day to register is Thursday, Feb. 20, from 5-7 p.m. at Auburn Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Players do not have to be from Auburn. The fee is $60.

Feb 6, 2020

District doubleheaders Friday to be boys first

A pair of 13th District doubleheaders Friday night will both feature flipped formats with the boys teams playing first. Russellville is at Franklin-Simpson and Logan County at Todd Central. WRUS (104.9 FM and 610 AM) will have crews in both gyms and simulcast all the games, switching back and forth between gyms.

Feb 6, 2020

Logan Middle Baseball tryouts planned

All middle school boys in grades 6-8 interested in trying out for Logan County Middle School Baseball are asked to attend a Players & Parents meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the 21st Century Room at LCHS. The meeting will explain team format, requirements, schedule and tryout process. Questions will be answered. An up-to-date physical is required. Tryouts will begin Friday, Feb. 28, at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Coach Kelley Jordan at 270-725-3322, Coach Chris Cartas at 270-725-4274 or Coach Ethan Meguiar at 270-221-5480.


Feb 5, 2020

Chamber Ag Appreciation Breakfast Thursday

The annual Ag Appreciation Day organized by the Logan County Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by agri-businesses and supporters throughout the area will be held Thursday, beginning at 7 a.m. at the Logan County Extension Office. Those involved in Logan County agriculture are invited to attend. The featured speaker will be Kentucky Discussion Meet champion Trisha Campbell of Logan County. A ham auction will be held as a fundraiser.

Feb 5, 2020

Grain Day set Friday at Extension Office.

The annual Kentucky-Tennessee Grain Day will be held Friday from 7:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. at the Logan County Extension Office. Session topics will include Grain Market and Farm Bill Update, Corn Profitability, Managing Weeds, Corn Fungicides and Plant Disease, and Soil Fertility. Speakers will include Dr. Aaron Smith & Dr. Larry Steckle of the University of Tennessee, Dr. Bob Nielson of Purdue University, and Dr. Kiersten Wise and Dr. Josh McGrath of the University of Kentucky. A meal will be sponsored by B.R. Knuckles Insurance Agency and refreshments will come from the Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board. A trade show will be open until 1:30 p.m.

Feb 5, 2020

RHS sports, events, ACT to proceed as scheduled

Following the announcement that all three Russellville City Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday for illness, RHS Principal Ben Bruni has issued the following clarifications: "All scheduled RHS athletics and extracurriculars will proceed as planned. Games, tournaments, and events will continue as originally planned. RHS will host the ACT as originally scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 8."


Feb 5, 2020

Russellville schools closing for illness Thursday and Friday

Russellville Independent Schools will be closed this Thursday and Friday, Feb. 6-7, "due to the number of confirmed student illnesses across the district," according to Superintendent Bart Flener. The current plan is for schools to reopen Monday, Feb. 10.

Jan 30, 2020

LCHS to host regional archery events

LCHS Athletic Director Greg Howard says, “Logan County's growing prowess in sports is not limited to the bigger sports that have been around for a while. LC is proud to announce the school has been awarded both the NASP Archery Regionals and the KHSAA Region 2 Archery Championships.” NASP Regionals will take place at LC on February 21 and 22 in both gyms.KHSAA Region 2 Championships will take place on the 27th and 28th.

Jan 29, 2020

Logan 8th Grade Cougars win big over F-S

The Logan County boys 8th grade team defeated Franklin-Simpson Tuesday night in the 13th District Middle School Tournament 51-16. The Cougars will now play Todd County at Todd County Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for the 13th District Middle School Championship. Athletic Director Greg Howard says, “Congrats to the coaches and players on their success in just the first year of playing together. If you haven't had a chance to see these kids play, I encourage you to come watch them at Todd County Thursday.” Seventh Grade boys coach Brent Hinton has been named a coach on the West All-Star team for Saturday.

Jan 26, 2020

Auditions set for Logan middle musical this week

Logan County Middle School Musical Auditions for a role in Annie Jr.  will be held this week in the LCHS Band room Monday (3:30-5:30 p.m.) or Tuesday (3:30-5:30). Possible callbacks will be held Thursday at the same time. Auditioners are asked to prepare a song of their choice. If you are interested in auditioning for lead roles, be familiar with the song “Tomorrow.”

Jan 24, 2020

Logan cheer competition Saturday

The Logan 

County Cheer Competition that will be held at LCHS this Saturday. 
Spectator admission will open at 9:45 a.m. Order and times of competition: TT Tiny 10:03, Olmstead 10:13, Adairville 10:23, Auburn 10:33, Lewisburg 10:43, Chandlers 10:52 and Logan County 11:03. Awards will be presented about 11:15. Admission will be $4.

Jan 23, 2020

Tri-Star Basketball set Feb. 1

Russellville Optimist Club’s annual Tri-Star Basketball competition will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Russellville Recreation Center. This pass, dribble, shoot contest is for ages 8-13. Among the coaches will be the Bowling Green Hornets’ Nathan Thompson. Helping sponsor the event are the Logan County Jr. Optimist Club, Upward Bound, and Community Education.

Jan 22, 2020

One of Auburn's leading businessmen has died. Phil Bilyeu passed away at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville Monday following a major stroke and heart attacks last week. He was co-owner of B & J Auto Sales, and he and his partner Michael Johnson have been owners of several commercial properties in Auburn. Mr. Bilyeu is survived by his wife Dianna, son Barry Bilyeu, sister Dianne Crane and grandchildren Landon and Eva Grace Bilyeu. Visitation at the funeral home in Auburn will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday with the funeral Friday at 2 p.m.

Jan 22, 2020

MLK Commemorative Unity Walk set Monday

The public is invited to attend the 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Unity Walk Celebration that will start Monday, Jan. 27, at 8:15 a.m. The walk will begin from the historical site at Jesus Church of Russellville, on 637 East Fifth Street, and proceed walking up East Fifth Street; walk around the square arriving upstairs of the old historical Logan County Courthouse on West 4th /Winter Street where a historical and educational program presentation will be held for community leaders, pastors, churches, musicians, elected officials, businesses, organizations, parents and students from Logan and Russellville schools.

For more informationContact Marvinia Benton Neblett or Charles Neblett, President/Founder of Community Projects, Inc. for 2020 MLK Unity Walk/Program Organizers at 270-957-2836 or freedom_neblett@yahoo.com

Jan 19, 2020

Collier, Croslin & Nichols receive softball honors

Three players from the Land of Logan have received pre-season softball honors for the 2020 season. In a ranking of Top Ten players in the Fourth Region, Russellville freshman Amiyah Collier tied for third while Logan County seniors Brea Croslin & Kennedy Nichols were ranked fifth and ninth, respectively. Also receiving votes were Lady Cougars Sydney Lee, KJ Page & Shelby Gettings and Lady Panther Chloe Whitescarver.

Jan 17, 2020

Rolling road blocks set for Simpson County

There will be rolling road blocks in both directions on Interstate 65 near exit 2 in Simpson County on Sunday. Jan. 19. The rolling roadblocks are expected to begin around 8 a.m. and last until noon. Motorists are advised to use caution in the area and expect delays. The rolling road blocks are being for a utility project that involves a crossover.

Jan 17, 2020

Todd County history Pastfinders' subject Saturday

The first meeting of 2020 for the Southern Ky Pastfinders will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday the at the Logan Public Library. The program will be presented by Gary Violett from Elkton. The title of his program is "T is For Todd County." An architect and avid historian, Gary has developed a PowerPoint presentation that reveals some obscure and unique facts regarding Todd County's history as well as its relation to Logan County.
The public is welcome, and admission is free.

Jan 16, 2020

Celebration of Dorothy Hines' 90th birthday set Sunday

A celebration will be held this Sunday in honor of the 90th birthday of Dorothy Garner Hines. Her family has invited anyone who would like to attend to come to Fellowship Church of Christ from 2-4 p.m.

Jan 15, 2020

Parker White to sign with Kentucky State today

A signing ceremony for Logan County High School baseball standout Parker White will be held this afternoon at 3:30 at LCTC. He will play baseball for Kentucky State University.

Jan 14, 2020

Suicide support group to meet Thursday

The Spirit of Light Suicide Support Group will meet at First Presbyterian Church in Russellville from 6-8 p.m. this Thursday.

Jan 13, 2020

County kindergarten registration nearing

Logan County Schools will hold 2020-21 Kindergarten Registration Thursday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Career & Technical Center. Parents should bring their child’s official birth certificate and proof of residence. Additional forms and information will be available at registration.

Jan 11, 2020

Blood drive scheduled in Auburn

An Auburn Community Blood Drive will be held at New Friendship Baptist Church on Friday, Jan. 24, from noon-6 p.m. It’s sponsored by Church Women United. “Can you believe we are starting another year of begging for folks who are able to donate blood so that those who are not able or those who need blood will have that need met any time?” says Chair Elsie Carpenter, who is starting her 46th year in that role. Call 1-800-733-2767 to make an appointment.

Jan 10, 2020

4-H Cook Club to meet, new members welcome

The Logan County 4-H Cooking Club will meet Monday, Jan. 13, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Logan County Extension Office. All youth 9-18 years old are welcome to attend. RSVP or for more information contact the Logan County Extension Office at 270-723-6323.

Jan 9, 2020

State hall of fame to honor Lillie Mason during Friday's boys Clash

From Athletic Director Greg Howard: Logan County High School is proud to announce that in additin to the 2020 Hall of Fame activities this Friday night, we will also have a special presentation during the halftime of the boys game. KHSAA Basketball Hall of Fame member Lillie Mason will be honored at that time. Greg Purpus, director of that state Hall of Fame, will do the presentation in the presence of her hometown fans. Mason is a charter member of the Logan County Athletic Boosters Hall of Fame.

Jan 7, 2020

Ribbon cutting for new Russellville Sr. Center tomorrow

This Wednesday, Jan. 8, the Logan County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting at the new Russellville Senior Center/Community Services Center. It’s located in the newly remodeled building which was the long-time home of Logan County Public Library. The address is 201 West Sixth Street and the ceremony will take place between noon and 1 p.m. during the center’s Grand Opening.

Jan 4, 2020

F-S holds off Lady Panthers 44-34

The Russellville Lady Panthers kept the score close almost all of the game Friday but lost 44-34 to visiting Franklin-Simpson. Chloe Whitescarver's second 3-pointer tied the score at 23-23 late in the third quarter, but the Lady Cats outscored their hosts 21-11 the rest of the game. Jordin Morris was the leading rebounder and scorer for the home team with 14 and 9. Actually Amijah Collier also had 9 points. Russellville didn't shoot well, going 31 percent from the field, 17.6 percent from 3-point range, and 33 percent in free throws. Anastasia Dowlen added 8 points and 12 rebounds. Franklin freshman Conleigh Wilson had an outstanding fourth quarter for Coach Lex Lindsey. She finished with 8, just a point below Alera Barbee. The Lady Panthers are 8-4 on the season and F-S 6-6.

Jan 4, 2020

Cocoa Kees Collier Classic underway at RHS

Several outstanding teams are part of the Ashley 'Cocoa' Kees Classic going on today at Russellville's Jim Young Gymnasium. The event honors the late coach and former outstanding RHS athlete who died unexpectedly in April. The 3 p.m. game will feature Bowling Green High School against Calloway County. BGH is led by former RHS coach/athletic director Calvin Head and his assistant, former Lady Cougar start Chloe Elam. At 4:30, Graves County will play Whitehouse Heritage, and then at 6 p.m. the host Lady Panthers of Coach Cameron Jackson will entertain West Creek, also of Tennessee. Tickets are $8 for the day.

Jan 3, 2020

Addie White leads Logan in romp

Senior Addie White got the Logan County Lady Cougars off to a great start in the first quarter on the way to a 57-23 district win over visiting Todd Central Friday. White, who is part of an all-senior starting lineup, hit a trio of 3-pointers in the first quarter and five for the game in limited action for 17 points. Page Vanzant scored 13 and Peyton Vanzant 9. Coach Finley Baird used all the players on her bench in the first half, and the starters saw limited action. Emoni Fort led the Lady Rebels with 7 points while Shelby Johnson added 6. The Lady Cougars are now 2-0 in the district.

Jan 3, 2020

Twin twinbills in 13th District set tonight

All eight 13th District varsity basketball teams will not only be in action tonight, but they all will be playing another district team. Franklin-Simpson's girls and boys teams will be at Russellville while Todd Central's teams will be at Logan County. One highlight will be the return of Auburn resident Dennis Pardue to coach against the Cougars. Pardue has revisited his first head coaching stint at Todd Central as the Rebels' head coach again. In between he has coached Russellville, Garrard County and a school in Tennessee. Portions of all four games will be aired on WRUS (104.9 FM, 610 AM and on internet.

Dec 30, 2019

Cougars win Roy's/FSNB Classic title

With an 80-74 victory over Great Crossings Sunday night, homestanding Logan County (9-3) won the championship of the Roy’s Bar-B-Que/First Southern National Bank Classic. Louisville Collegiate edged Clinton County 57-55 for third place, and Coach Tim Riley’s Owensboro Catholic Aces beat crosstown rival Daviess County 67-46 for fifth. “This was a quality tournament from top to bottom. What a great job by booster parents and the coaching staff!” says LCHS Athletic Director Greg Howard.

Dec 29, 2019

Cougars to play for Roys/FSNB title tonight at 7

The Logan County Cougars will play host to Great Crossings in the finals of the Roy's Bar-B-Que/First Southern National Bank Classic tonight at 7 p.m. Both teams are 2-0 in the three-day tournament. Coach John Tinsley's Cougars, who have won eight of their last nine games, have beaten Daviess County 68-35 and Clinton County 66-54. Great Crossings, which plays in the tough Lexington region, is 6-4 and has a win over always tough Scott County. Coach Steve Page's Warhawks have beaten Hopkinsville 53-50 and Louisville Collegiate 55-54 in this tournament. 

Dec 29, 2019

Karina Holloman wins highest honors from art school

Logan County High School graduate Karina Holloman received top honors at the Nossi College of Art Senior Art Show. The Nossi teachers and staff select award winners from the four degree programs. Karina received the Academic All Star Award for earning the highest grade point average in her program. She also received the Most Creative Award, which is given to the student that demonstrates the highest levels of imagination and creativity.  Karina received the Talent Discovery Award, given to the student who is considered extremely talented and the “best of the best” among all the graduates. Karina is a December graduate with a Bachelor in Graphic Art - Commercial Illustration degree. Her artwork can be viewed at karinadoesart.myportfolio.com. Karina is the daughter of Chris and Kerry Holloman of Adairville.

Dec 28, 2019

Lewisburg Bank's Auburn office to open Thursday

Lewisburg Banking Company’s Auburn new office, which is located at 124 Sugar Maple Drive, Suite F, is scheduled to open this Thursday, Jan. 2. President Edna Hughes says regulatory approval for the full-time service office was received from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in May. The office will have an Interactive Teller Machine (ITM), which features live video tellers over 56 hours each week. The bank is located behind and across the street from Casey’s General Store and is in the same strip as two healthcare facilities.

Dec 21, 2019

Acappella's Pendergrass to lead Fellowship worship services Sunday

George Pendergrass, second tenor in the Hall of Fame Christian Music group Acappela, will lead worship services at Fellowship Church of Christ this Sunday. Pendergrass is a close friend of Fellowship minister Jimmie Hampton, dating back to their years at Lipscomb University. Pendergrass and his wife travel around the world doing mission work, much of it involving vocal music. He also teaches music. The Fellowship Church is located at the intersection of East Fourth and Franklin streets. Bible study begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30.

Dec 17, 2019

Braxton Meguiar to sign with Wabash Valley Wednesday

Logan County baseball star Braxton Meguiar will hold his official collegiate signing ceremony Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Logan County Career & Technical Center. He will play for Wabash Valley Community College in Illinois, traditionally one of the top junior college teams in the nation. This spring as a junior, Meguiar was named third team all-state in baseball. He had 60 hits, including 7 homers, 19 doubles, 23 walks, and 46 each of RBIs and runs scored while batting .484 and striking out just 8 times. He also put together a 34-game hitting streak, second longest in state history. 

Dec 13, 2019

Logan teams sweep Franklin

Both the Logan County girls and girls played outstanding team ball in recording impressive district wins over visiting Franklin-Simpson Friday. With four seniors--Peyton and Paige Vanzant, Addie White and Kennedy Nichols--scoring in double figures, Coach Finley Baird's Lady Cougars beat the Lady Cats 65-50. The Lady Cougars got a life from junior reserve Abby Hinton. The Cougars followed with a 64-57 win over the Cats. Senior reserve Jay Hardison had a tremendous second half and finished with varsity career-high 21 points. Hardison, newcomer Jose Nazario and center Dylan Bashman led a 16-2 run for Coach John Tinsley's team early in the fourth quarter. Nazario scored 13 points and Bashman 10. Kate Norwood scored 17 and Hadley Turner 16 for the Franklin girls while Kyjuan Stutzman led the F-S boys with 22.

Dec 12, 2019

Chris Baker's team playing for state title in Florida tonight

Chris Baker is linebackers coach for the Escambia High School Gators, who will be playing for the Florida State Class 6A state football championship tonight. The undefeated Gators will play Miami Central at Daytona. The game will be streamed live on the fhsaa website. Chris is the son of the late Russellville and Logan County head football coach Stumpy Baker and of the late Frieda Baker, who was principal of Russellville Middle School.

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