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Jun 23, 2022

RHS announces schedule leading to start of school

The dead period for Kentucky high school sports has been adopted by the entire system for many schools, including Russellville, which will be closed the next two weeks. RHS has announced its schedule of events leading to Wednesday, Aug. 10, the first day of school for students. Among the noteworthy dates are the first day of sports teams practice on Friday, July 15, and open house on Tuesday, Aug. 9. See other dates in the accompanying graphic.



Jun 22, 2022

Logan Chamber Business Expo underway

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo is now underway at the Logan County Career & Technical Center on the Bowling Green Road just outside Russellville. Many businesses have set up booths to tell their story to the public. There will be a number of giveaways and information sheets. Food is being served. The event is free to the public and lasts until 3 p.m. today.



Jun 19, 2022

Free babysitting class offered by health department

A free babysitting class will be offered at Crittenden Drive Church of Christ in Russellville by the Barren River District Health Department on Monday, June 27. The time will be 9 a.m. until noon. Young people wishing to take the course should contact their school’s Family Resource Director or the health department’s Kathy Thweatt at 270-725-1406 or register online at the site shown in the accompanying graphic



Jun 19, 2022

Free babysitting class offered by health department

A free babysitting class will be offered at Crittenden Drive Church of Christ in Russellville by the Barren River District Health Department on Monday, June 27. The time will be 9 a.m. until noon. Young people wishing to take the course should contact their school’s Family Resource Director or the health department’s Kathy Thweatt at 270-725-1406 or register online at the site shown in the accompanying graphic



Jun 16, 2022

Juneteenth to be celebrated at library Friday

Juneteenth Jazz on the Lawn will be observed at the Logan County Public Library's Armory Drive location in Russellville Friday from 6-8 p.m. "Juneteenth Nuggets" will be presented by local historian Michael Morrow. Food will be available from Sydnor Boys BBQ. Jazz and blues will be played by Trez Hampton. Bringing lawn chairs is encoouraged. 



Jun 8, 2022

Lee Dockins wins USA gold medals again

Lee Dockins has once again proved she is the best Special Olympics artistic gymnast in the United States. She won the gold medal in all-around competition Wednesday at the U.S. Games in Orlando. She also earned the gold in the uneven bars and the silver medal in the vault. She will compete in Floor and Beam Thursday. She already has the credentials to be selected for next year's World Games in Berlin, but the team has not yet been announced. She has previously represented Team USA in Special Olympics World Games on three continents.



Jun 2, 2022

Logan County Farmers' Market opens season Saturday

The Logan County Farmers' Market will begin its 2022 season this Saturday and run until the end of October. Hours are 7:30-noon on Saturday mornings and 3-6 on Tuesday afternoons. It has been held for 17 years in the pavilion at the rear of the UK Ag Complex behind the Logan County Extension Office.



Jun 2, 2022

Annual 400 MIle Sale on 68-80 begins

The 400 Mile Sale which runs the entire length of Kentucky begins today and runs through Sunday. A key part of it can be found in Logan County from South Union to Daysville. Booths, tables, entire yards will be filled with treasures and bargains. Logan County Tourism and the Logan Chamber of Commerce are among the sponsors.



May 29, 2022

South Warren ends RHS season in regional semis

A thrilling, historic season came to an end for the Russellville Lady Panthers in the semifinals of the Fourth Region semifinals Sunday evening at WKU. Coach Ryan Davenport’s team, which finished 24-12, lost 9-1 to powerful South Warren (35-2). “Don’t be sad that it’s over; be glad that it happened,” Davenport told his team and their fans. In Monday’s finals, South will play Greenwood, a 17-0 winner over Allen County-Scottsville earlier in the day Sunday.



May 28, 2022

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church to celebrate 200 years Sunday

Homecoming at Lewisburg’s Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Sunday will celebrate the congregation’s 200th anniversary. Retired pastor and Lewisburg native John Paul Brady will be the speaker. The worship service will begin at 10 a.m. with music by George Cole; presentation of a special American flag by Senator Alice Lynn Forgy Kerr; recognition of the church’s Veterans; and presentations to past pastors Bro. Marvin Hines, Bro. Homer Laster, Bro. Ronnie Forrest & Bro. Joe Simmons, and to current pastor Bro. Tim Nugent. A fellowship lunch will follow the service



May 28, 2022

Lady Panthers crush Clinton County at region

For the second time this season, the Russellville Lady Panthers have cruised past Clinton County in a tournament. Their 16-2 romp in five innings Saturday made history, as Coach Ryan Davenport’s team recorded the first win in the KHSAA Fourth Region Tournament in team history. The first one win over Clinton County came  in the Class A Regional. which RHS won in early April. The Lady Panthers now move into Sunday’s semifinals against the South Warren-Barren County winner. The first pitch is scheduled at 4 p.m. at WKU.



May 27, 2022

Regional softball play begins Saturday

After Friday morning's draw, pairings are now known for the Fourth Region Softball Tournament. The Logan County Lady Cougars play Allen County-Scottsville in the opening game at WKU with an 11 a.m. first pitch. The Russellville Lady Panthers are matched with Clinton County at 5 p.m. See the accompanying bracket for more details.



May 27, 2022

Regional softball play begins Saturday

After Friday morning's draw, pairings are now known for the Fourth Region Softball Tournament. The Logan County Lady Cougars play Allen County-Scottsville in the opening game at WKU with an 11 a.m. first pitch. The Russellville Lady Panthers are matched with Clinton County at 5 p.m. See the accompanying bracket for more details.



May 26, 2022

RHS and LCHS players dominate all-district softball team

Eight of the dozen players who were named All-13th District Softball for the regular season. They were Madison Penrod, Jaylah Kees, A’miyah Collier and Jacklyn Zuege from Russellville, and Emerson McKinnis, Maddix Mowles, Shelby Gettings and Hailey Burgess from Logan County. Both teams will find out who they play in the Fourth Region Tournament Friday.



May 25, 2022

Lady Cougar Middle basketball roster chosen

The roster for Lady Cougar Middle School Basketball for the 2022-23 seasosn has been chosen, LCHS Head Coach Dedra Adler has announced. The roster includes eight each of eighth graders and seventh graders plus ten fourth graders. They are listed in the attached graphic.



May 25, 2022

Trio of Lady Panthers honored

Three members of Russellville’s district champion softball team have been honored by the Fourth Region Softball Coaches. Junior A’miyah Collier, who had earlier been named regional MVP by the Fourth Region Athletic Directors, was chosen for the All-Regional Second Team. Named Honorable Mention were junior Jaylah Kees and senior Jacklyn Zuege. Eight of the nine first teamers played for a Warren County school. The other was from Barren County.



May 24, 2022

Bradshaw offering basketball training at RHS

Former Russellville Panther basketball star Pedro Bradshaw is offering the PB32 Elite Camp for grades 8-12 on Saturday June 25 at RHS. Age groups will be fourth-eighth grades from 9 a.m.-noon and for ninth through twelfth graders from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $25 for the young group and $50 for the older campers. Bradshaw is a player in the Indiana Pacers organization, and current NBA players Terry Taylor and Dylan Windler are scheduled to speak. See the accompanying graphic for registration information.

 



May 23, 2022

Adairville grads now LCHS senior to visit AMS Tuesday

From Adairville School: Our former Cardinals will walk the halls of Adairville School one last time next Tuesday, May 24. We can’t wait to cheer them on and celebrate this accomplishment with them!



May 20, 2022

Higgins' grand slam leads Lady Panthers to district win

Sophomore infielder Chrissy Higgins picked a great time to hit her first home run of the season. She stroked an seventh-inning inside-the-park grand slam to provide the margin in Russellville's 8-4 win over homestanding Franklin-Simpson Friday night. Now Coach Ryan Davenport's Lady Panthers advance to the 13th District championship game against Logan County, which edged Todd Central in the first game. The finals will be played Saturday at 6 p.m. in Franklin. The Lady Cougars won both regulars season games aagainst RHS, but the Lady Panthers made it to the Final Four of the All A Classic state tournament.



May 20, 2022

Lady Cougars eliminate Todd Central 1-0

Nora Epley singled in courtesy runner Sydni Blick with the lone run of the game Friday evening as the top-seeded Logan County Lady Cougars edged number four seed Todd Central 1-0 in the opening game of the 13th District Softball Tournament at Franklin. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Blick was running for Shelby Gettings, who had walked. Gettings pitched the shutout. Coach Mark Wood's team will play the survivor of the Russellville vs. Franklin-Simpson game that followed the Lady Cougar win. The championship game will be played Saturday at 6 p.m. in Franklin.



May 17, 2022

Champion Cougars clip Cats for district baseball title

Sophomore Kade Wall drove in the winning run as Coach Ethan Meguiar's Logan County Cougars beat Franklin-Simpson 7-6 in the 13th District Baseball Tournament Tuesday at Greg Shelton Field in Franklin. Watch The LoJo for more details and to learn pairings for next week's Fourth Region Tournament.



May 16, 2022

Lady Panther Jacklyn Zuege to sign with APSU

Russellville senior softball infielder Jacklyn Zuege will sign to play collegiate softball for Austin Peay State University Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at RHS' Jim Young Gymnasium. Zuege, who transferred to the Lady Panthers in midseason, previously played for Louisville Male. She and her older sister Morgan Zuege were part of the Lady Bulldogs program which went 39-0 two years ago and were declared national champion. Morgan already plays for APSU. They are the daughters of former RHS basketball and tennis star Libby Haines Zuege and her husband Steve. About Jacklyn, Coach Ryan Davenport says, "She has been such a great teammate, motivator, and leader. She leads by her actions. She runs from drill to drill, goes 110% at all times, hit or miss her body language and mood never change; she's the ultimate teammate, and such a joy to coach.:



May 14, 2022

RHS boys basketball coach Quarles resigns

Russellville High School has announced the resignation of assistant principal/head boys basketball coach Carlos Quarles. His hiring as a head basketball coach in Warren County is expected to be named soon. In his three seasons as the coach, the Panthers had a 27-49 record. His second team bounced back from a 50-point loss to Logan County in the 2020 district tournament to reach the district finals the next year. The new Panther coach will be tasked with bringing RHS back from a five-year slump. Since reaching the regional finals in Coach Phil Todd's final season in 2017, the Panthers have a record of 37-85 and only one appearance in the regional tournament. Principal Rex Booth says a selection committee will be formed following the application period.



May 12, 2022

LCHS grad Russell Coleman running for attorney gneral

Former U.S. Attorney Russellville Coleman announced on WRUS' Feedback program Thursday that he will seek the office of Kentucky Attorney General in next year's Republican primary election. The Louisville lawyer is a graduate of Logan County High School and worked at WRUS while at LCHS, host Don Neagle noted. Coleman is a former FBI special agent and has worked in government in positions chosen for him by former President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Coleman's entry into the race came a day after current Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced he will run for governor next year instead of seeking reelection.



May 11, 2022

Memorial Service for Mike McCormick planned Saturday

A memorial service will be held Saturday afternoon in his native Adairville for Col. Mike McCormick, who died in late January. He held some of the highest positions in the Army of any native Logan Countian. He was also a member of the Logan County Board of Education and the Russellville Electric Plant Board. He served as the first Logan County Solid Waste Coordinator. An updated biography of Col. McCormick appears in the Obituary section of The LoJo.



May 10, 2022

Updated Russellville Christian School playground to be dedicated Wednesday

The public is inivited to the dedication of the updated playground of Russellville Crhistian School this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. The school has been located on the campus of Crittenden Drive Church of Christ for almost half a century. The board and staff of the school have expressed appreciation to Neil Kerr, Nathan Kerr and Katherine Kerr for the donation in honor of their late father, Dr. Paul Kerr, "which allowed us to update our playground." Finger foods will be served in the school cafeteria afterwards. 

 



May 7, 2022

RHS Student Ambassadors named for next school year

The 2022-23 Russellville High School Student Ambassadors. Shown are, from left, bottom row: Addy Wright, Graciann Beard, Lily Buffa, Anna Ragland, Mattie Stratton; middle row: Eden West, AJ Woodard, Madison Penrod, Malley Jayne, Jasmine Kennedy; back row: Mary Cheaney, Jeremiah Smith, Grayson Beard, Candace Baker and Reese Croslin. Not pictured is Jayren Byrd.



May 7, 2022

Car show, concert planned rest of the day at Carrico Park Square

Downtown Russellville will be filled with special vehicles, good music and lots of people the rest of the day. The first car show of the 2022 season is underway on the Public Square, sponsored by Kirby Funeral Services and Clay Bilyeu and Friends. Not long after it ends, the first-ever Concert on Carrico will begin at 6 p.m., featuring Bowling Green's Tyrone Dunn and Kinfolk. Seeing the cars and hearing the music are free. Food will be available. The Logan County Chamber of Commerce is coordinating events.



May 6, 2022

Brayden Yates earns high honor at LWC

Brayden Yates of Auburn has been named Lindsey Wilson College’s most outstanding Music Education graduate this year. He graduated cum laude with friends and family watching, including his parents, Glenn and Kay Stanley Yates of Auburn.



May 4, 2022

Logan's Baer to play v'ball for Wesleyan

Logan County's Kaitlin Baer will sign to play volleyball for Kentucky Wesleyan College on Wednesday, May 11 at 3:30 p.m. at the Logan County CTC.



May 4, 2022

RHS' Ries, Baptiste to make signings official Friday

Cousins Lennon Ries and Braxton Baptiste, who played key roles in the Russellville Panthers’ reaching the state championship football game last fall, will sign for their collegiate careers Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Jim Young Gymnasium. Ries was the Panthers’ quarterback and Baptiste the blocking back. Both were superb defenders, and bot have had to overcome serious injuries. Ries with join running back Jovari Gamble at Murray State while Baptiste will announce his choice from among South Florida, Louisville and Florida Atlantic. The public is invited.



May 2, 2022

Ribbon cutting for The Filling Station set Wednesday

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for The Filling Station Wednesday at 4 p.m. The new eatery is located at 1129 Bowling Green Road at the intersection of the Franklin and Bowling Green roads and Russellville East Ninth Street and Franklin Street. It's the long-time location of the Smith & Sons service station. Decades ago, places to buy gasoline were called "filling stations."



May 1, 2022

Lady Panthers' All A state run ends in Final Four

The Russellville Lady Panthers added a fourth win to their remarkable showing at the state softball All A Classic Sunday before falling in a shootout in the semifinals in Owensboro. Coach Ryan Davenport's team eliminated Shelby Valley 10-1 in the early morning quarterfinals before losing 10-7 to Louisville Holy Cross in the semifinals. In their four wins at state, the Lady Panthers outscored their opponents 38-3. The RHS record is now 19-6.



Apr 30, 2022

RHS goes 3-0 at All A Classic, reach quarterfinals

After shutting out Owensboro Catholic 2-0 in their state All A Classic opener Saturday, the Russellville Lady Panthers breezed to two more wins Saturday (10-0 over Walton-Verona and 16-1 over Lynn Camp) to win their pool and advance to Sunday’s quarterfinals. Coach Ryan Davenport’s team will play Somerset, which went to 2-1 but lost to 3-0 Green County. The tournament is being played at Owensboro’s Jack Fisher Field. O-Cath will play Green County.



Apr 30, 2022

Coomer-Miller team of LCHS qualifies for state fishing tournament

From Logan County High School's Todd Adler: The LCHS Bass Fishing team competed in the Regional Tournament Saturday. Congratulations to Kayden Miller and Kamdyn Coomer on finishing 15th out 108 teams in the High School Regional Fishing Tournament today. They now advance to state competition.



Apr 28, 2022

Chamber to conduct ribbon cutting for South Central Ban

As part of its Grand Opening this Friday, South Central Bank will have a ribbon cutting conducted by the Logan County Chamber of Commerce at the bank’s new Russellville location at noon. The bank is located near Ruler Foods  in the Logan Place Shopping Center across the highway from Russellville High School.

 



Apr 28, 2022

Fosters erect sign at Logan Archives

Logan County Genealogical Society Board Member Carl Foster and his son, Craig Foster, arranged for the installation Thursday morning of a sign showing the location of the Logan County Archives on Russellville's West Fourth Street at what was for many years Logan's jail. The  Fosters designed and arranged the specifics of obtaining the sign.



Apr 28, 2022

Meguiar could get 500th win tonight at BG Ballpark

From Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard: Cougar baseball coach Ethan Meguiar is needing one more win to reach the 500th win plateau. The Cougars will be playing at the Hot Rods Stadium tonight, taking on Allen County at 5:30 p.m.. Please show your Cougar Pride by showing up to support the Cougars tonight"



Apr 25, 2022

Chris Golden to perform at Duncan's Chapel Sunday

Inspirational Country Music Entertainer of the Year Chris Golden will perform a gospel concert this Sunday, May 1, at Duncan’s Chapel United Methodist Church. He’s the son of Oak Ridge Boys baritone William Lee Golden. Refreshments will be available beginning at 5 p.m. with the concert starting at 6. Th church is located at 3551 Duncan’s Chapel Road, Auburn.



Apr 23, 2022

Auburn to host soccer camp in June

Auburn School will host a soccer camp June 20-23 for ages 4-11. Times will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The soccer enrichment program is called Mighty Kicks. See the accompanying flier for registration information,



Apr 23, 2022

Last day for Logan Schools May 25

Tuesday evening, the Logan County Board of Education approved May 25 as the last day of school for students this year. This change is based on state legislation granting affected counties like Logan tornado relief days.



Apr 22, 2022

Logan Middle boys soccer open practice Saturday

Logan County boys soccer  is seeking boys in grades 5-7 who are interested in playing soccer and have a current physical to attend open field practice Saturday, April 23, from 9-10 a.m. They should bring cleats, running shoes (tennis shoes/ sneakers) and a water bottle.



Apr 22, 2022

Logan Middle boys soccer open practice Saturday

Logan County boys soccer  is seeking boys in grades 5-7 who are interested in playing soccer and have a current physical to attend open field practice Saturday, April 23, from 9-10 a.m. They should bring cleats, running shoes (tennis shoes/ sneakers) and a water bottle.



Apr 21, 2022

Adairville 8th Grade Dance May 20

The Adairville School 8th Grade Dance will be held May 20 from 5-8 p.m. Dress will be semi-formal. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the front office. RSVP deadline will be May 13. Food will be provided.



Apr 20, 2022

Coach Darren Waldo accepts Butler position

Logan County boys soccer coach Darren Waldo announced today that he has accepted a teaching/coaching position at Butler County Middle School. He said he has enjoyed his years teaching at Lewisburg Middle School, but that the drive to Morgantown will be much closer to his home. Waldo and his wife Sarah have a young child and a newly built home in Warren County. Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard has announced that he is seeking applications for a new soccer coach.



Apr 20, 2022

Logan teams sweep Clashes of the Cats

The Logan County Lady Cougars and Cougars won district games over visiting Russellville Tuesday. Shelby Gettings pitched a 3-hit shutout and drove in Hailey Burgess & McKenzie Robinson with the winning runs in a 2-0 victory over the Lady Panthers. Logan now leads the 13th District with a 2-0 record. The Lady Panthers are tied with Franklin-Simpson in second place with 1-1 records. Isaac Stanley pitched three innings of perfect baseball, striking out 7 of the 9 Panthers he faced, in a 15-0 Cougar win. Tripp Wadlington drove in four of the runs and joined Caleb McCoy & Chance Sweeney in picking up 2 hits each in the two innings the Cougars batted. The familiar names of Davin Yates & Wyatt Blake each scored 3 runs in the win. Coach Ethan Meguiar's Cougars are now tied for second place in the district with Franklin at 1-1. Coach Greg Shelton's Todd Central team beat F-S ace Dalton Fiveash 1-0 Tuesday to improve to 2-0 in the district.



Apr 19, 2022

Russellville diamond teams at LCHS today

Russellville’s softball and baseball teams will go across town today for their first Clashes of the Cats this afternoon with games starting at 5:30. As was the case in basketball, the girls teams are talented and very even. Coach Ryan Davenport’s Lady Panthers have an impressive 11-3 record, are outscoring opponents 157-37 and are rated sixth in the region, Coach Mark Wood’s Lady Cougars are 8-6 against a tough schedule and are rated fifth in the region. This game will be for the top spot in the district to date, since they are both 1-0 in 13th District play.

As also was true in basketball, the baseball Cougars are very young and rebuilding. Coach Ethan Meguiar’s team is 6-8 and ranked seventh in the region. New Panther coach Kenneth Edmond’s team is 0-10.



Apr 15, 2022

Registration for young students offered

Registration for preschool and kindergarten in the Russellville Schools will be held April 26-27 from 2-5 p.m. each day in the Stevenson Elementary School Cafeteria. For more information about preschool registration, call 270-726-3927 and 270-726-8425 for kindergarten.

 



Apr 14, 2022

Kelly Russell Classic games this weekend

The annual Kelly Russell Classic will be played this weekend featuring both baseball and softball. It’s held in honor of the only Russellville High School athlete to lose his life while participating in RHS athletics. Coach Kenneth Edmonds’ Panthers open play Friday at 6 p.m. at Kelly Russell Field against McLean County. They play again at 12:30 p.m. Saturday against Dawson Springs. The Lady Panthers will play host to Clarksville Kenwood in a doubleheader Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. The Logan County Cougars will play Ohio County at RHS at 7:30 Friday.



Apr 14, 2022

Student-athletes to get free Med Center physicals

Logan County High School Athletics is teaming with Med Center Health’s Dr. Abigail DeBusk, DO, Dr. Chaitu Malempati, APRN Salita Hogan and their staff to provide a "Free Sports Physical Night" again this year on May 25 from 4-6 p.m. at the Logan County CTC. This will be open to student-athletes from Logan County High School and Russellville High School. The Logan County Athletic Staff, along with the six schools will have physical forms available for those from LCHS that would like to participate in this free event.

“The relationship between the Med Center and our community just continues to grow. We are so proud to partner with Dr. Malempati and his associates,” says Athletic Director Greg Howard. “Their time and efforts to ensure our kids get free physicals is nothing short of amazing.”


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