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Sep 24, 2021

Panthers earn running clock at Barren County

The Russellville Panthers ran their sparkling season record to 5-1 Friday with a 43-7 win at Barren County, a school with hundreds more students than RHS. Athletic Director Ryan Davenport says the Panthers scored on their first two offensive plays, one of them a 50-yard pass from Lennon Ries to Anthony ‘Rooster’ Woodard. The lead moved to 28-7 in the first quarter via Chevis Elliott interception return for a touchdown. The running clock came with 10:43 remaining in the game. A recorded description of the game can be heard on all the WRUS platforms Saturday beginning at 1:05 p.m.

Sep 24, 2021

Cougars score late to beat Hoptown 13-12

Davin Yates-to-Wyatt Blake 4th down 49-yard touchdown pass with 1:15 remaining in the game and then two missed field goal attempts by Hopkinsville with no time showing on the clock highlighted a 13-12 win by the Logan County Cougars Friday at the Stadium of Champions. The Cougar defense played hard and well all night with Cade Johnson and Elijah Hawkins being especially impressive. Ryan Rayno ran for 101 yards in the game, and Jack Delaney made a clutch catch that kept the winning drive alive. Star Cougar kicker Mattia Glubilato wasn't available to kick in the second half because of being injured trying to make a tackle. The Cougars are now 4-1 overall and 1-0 in their Class 4A district.

Sep 24, 2021

Cougars and Tigers to claw it out at Hoptown

Two of the state’s top-ranked Class 4A teams will collide in Hopkinsville tonight when the sixth-ranked (according to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s RPIs) Logan County Cougars face the seventh-ranked Hopkinsville Tigers. The Cougars are 3-1 on the season. Like the 2-3 Tigers, the Cougars have won with ease over Christian County. They have also romped over Warren East and edged Franklin-Simpson. Their loss came last week to undefeated 5A school Greenwood. Hoptown’s other win was over Caldwell County. Coach Craig Clayton’s perennial powerhouse has lost to contenders Louisville Ballard (6A), Mayfield (2A) and Bowling Green (5A). Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and will be aired lived on WRUS.

Sep 23, 2021

Logan Middle Girls Basketball tryouts set

Tryouts for the Logan County Girls Middle School Basketball team will be held Oct. 18 and 19th from 5-7 p.m. at the Chandlers School gym. Those trying out must have a current Sports Physical statement with them. They must wear their own athletic clothing and bring their own water bottle. For more information, contact Lady Cougar head coach Dedra Adler at 270-847-7789.

Sep 20, 2021

RHS and Med Center teaming for community vaccination clinic

Russellville High School will offer a vaccination clinic through a partnership with The Med Center in Bowling Green this Friday. This clinic is open to ANYONE 12 and up in Russellville/Logan County seeking to become fully vaccinated. The first round of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered on the 24th and then the second dose on Oct. 15. Appointment details are in the attached flier. Participants simply call and schedule themselves and then show up at their time on Friday. "When folks see this they may think it's only for our staff and students, but we would love to have a huge turnout for the good of our entire community!" says school spokesman Conrad Reding.

Sep 19, 2021

Younger Logan v'ball teams win their divisions at Paducah

The Logan County Freshmen and JV Lady Cougar Volleyball teams both won their Gold Divisions in Paducah Saturday. No players' names, statistics or scores were announced, but video clips of several matches can be seen on the Logan County Lady Cougar Volleyball Facebook page.

Sep 19, 2021

Lewisburg church celebrating 150 years

Members and former members of the Lewisburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the church today with a special service and fellowship meal. Bro. Fred Polacek is the speaker.

Sep 17, 2021

Logan County Farmers' Market offers summer veggies in fall

Even though fall has officially begun, the Logan County Farmers' Market will continue to offer summer vegetables Saturday morning. Patrons can expect to find tomatoes, greenbeans, purple hull peas, squash, cucumbers, candy onions, mutti-colored peppers, okra, potatoes and more along with fall items like pumpkins, gourds and butternut squash. Breads, fall flowers and jellies will also be available. The market is located behind the Logan County Extension Office under the pavilion, so rain should not be a factor. It opens at 7:30 a.m.

Sep 17, 2021

Panther soccer to host Aces in All A sectional Saturday

From Russellville boys soccer coach Jeramy Rust: After a slow start we got things going and downed the Trigg County Wildcats 4-1 Thursday to improve our record to 10-3-1 on the season. Avery Flener (2 goals), Dustin Brown (1 goal, 2 assists), Dalton Gilbert (1 goal, 1 assist), Jeremiah Smith (1assist), and goalkeeper Nick Bollenbecker (7 saves, 1 allowed). We have Owensboro Catholic Saturday morning at 11 with a trip to Frankfort for the Elite 8 of the All "A" Classic on the line. Everyone please come out cheer loud for these guys; they deserve to have the stands packed.

Sep 17, 2021

Panthers shutting out Franklin at halftime

The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats had to punt the first three times they had the ball tonight, and visiting Russellville took advantage each time to build a 21-0 lead. After Chevis Elliott intercepted a pass in the end zone to end the first half, the Panthers are still leading 21-0 at the break. Coach Mikie Benton's team scored on long runs by Javori Gamble & Jaquis Todd along with a 55-yard halfback pass from Rooster Woodard to Jackson Hampton. The Panthers held the Wildcats to 80 yards total offense in the half.

Sep 16, 2021

Cougars to host Greenwood in battle of undefeated teams

Two of the largest schools in this region will take undefeated records into a battle of powerhouses Friday at Cougar Field. Greenwood is 4-0 and is beating opponents by an average 44-14 score. Logan County is 3-0 and winning by a 38-11 margin. Coach Todd Adler's Cougars won their opening games over Warren East and Christian County with a running clock, but they had to kick a field goal in the final minute and a half last week to edge Franklin-Simpson 29-27. A recording of the game will be aired on WRUS at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Sep 16, 2021

Cougars to host Greenwood in battle of undefeated teams

Two of the largest schools in this region will take undefeated records into a battle of powerhouses Friday at Cougar Field. Greenwood is 4-0 and is beating opponents by an average 44-14 score. Logan County is 3-0 and winning by a 38-11 margin. Coach Todd Adler's Cougars won their opening games over Warren East and Christian County with a running clock, but they had to kick a field goal in the final minute and a half last week to edge Franklin-Simpson 29-27. A recording of the game will be aired on WRUS at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Sep 16, 2021

Panthers head to Franklin Friday

Coach Mikie Benton's Russellville Panthers will take their 3-1 record to face their oldest rival, Franklin-Simpson, on the road Friday at 7 p.m. They will try to win their second straight game at the Wildcats after last year's 14-12 thriller. Coach Max Chaney's Wildcats are 1-3, including 0-3 against Kentucky teams, following last week's 29-27 loss to Logan County. The game will be carried live on WRUS (104.9 FM. 619 AM, and on the station's website and mobile app).

Sep 15, 2021

Services to be held at RHS for 'Johnny C'

From Imani Hampton Beard: "Funeral services for Jonathan Cage will be Saturday, Sept. 18, at Russellville High School in the auditorium. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The service will start at 1 p.m. The family is asking that everyone wear black & gold. Any food donations for the repast will need to taken to the American Legion. For more info, please pm."
See more information about the former RHS Panther football great in a News Brief below.

Sep 14, 2021

COVID takes life of RHS football great Jonathan Cage

One of Russellville's most outstanding football players has died. Travez Hampton says his uncle, Jonathan 'Johnny C' Cage, died from COVID. Cage was the leading rusher on Russellville's great state champion 1983 team coached by Ken Barrett. He was first team all-state on both offense and defense. He was part of the Panthers' super backfield that included quarterback Andy Woodall and running backs/blockers Clay Parrish & Rodney Gordon. Logan Journal editor Jim Turner once described the speedster as a "racecar wearing cleats."

Sep 14, 2021

Deadline for Festival Queen's Pageant registration Friday

The first event of the 2021 Logan County Tobacco & Heritage Festival is the Queen’s Pageant, which will be held Thursday, Sept. 23. The deadline for registering is Friday, Sept. 17. Applications are available at the Tobacco Festival website. They can be returned to the Logan County Chamber of Commerce office or the front offices of Logan County High School or Russellville High School.

Sep 11, 2021

Lady Panthers reach All A regional soccer family

From Russellville Athletic Director Ryan Davenport: RHS Girls Soccer defeats Todd County 2-1 and advance to the 4th Region All "A" Championship game at 6 tonight in Elkton. Goals were scored by Emily Stapleton and Jermani Morris.

Sep 11, 2021

Flener leads Panthers back to reach All A regional finals

From Russellville Athletic Director Ryan Davenport: Down 4-0 in the first half, the RHS Boy's soccer team stormed back to defeat the Todd County Rebels 7-5. Avery Flener scored seven goals in the win to put his career total at 109 goals scored. Russellville advances to the 4th Region All "A" Championship game against Glasgow this afternoon.

Sep 10, 2021

Panthers dominate East in second half of 41-7 win

After a sluggish first half, the Russellville Panthers dominated the third quarter on the way to a 41-7 win at Warren East's Homecoming Friday. Jovari Gamble had an awesome offensive game, rushing for three touchdowns and catching a screen pass from Lennon Ries into a 62-yard score. He rushed 13 times for 158 yards and caught 2 passes for 70 yards. Ries threw a 25-yard TD pass to Josh McMurry for another touchdown. Dustin Brown kicked 5 extra points. Chevis Elliott intercepted 3 Raider passes and Jaquis Todd picked off another. Fifth-year senior transfer Braxton Baptiste was all over the field on defense and Gamble's lead blocker on offense.

Sep 10, 2021

Cougar field goal with 1:13 proves to be winner over F-S

A 16-play, 66-yard drive ended on a 20-yard field goal by Mattia Glubitato to give the Logan County Cougars (3-0) a 29-27 win over visiting Franklin-Simpson (1-3) Friday. A 2-yard run by Omar Harrison had given the Wildcats a 27-26 lead in the middle of the fourth quarter before the winning drive. Quarterback Davin Yates had scored two touchdowns, one of them on a 96-yard interception return. Ryan Rayno's run had given the Cougars a 13-7 lead, but F-S quarterback Luke Richardson led his team to a go-ahead score with 4 seconds remaining in the half. Wyatt Blake scored on a touchdown pass by Yates. The Cougar defense shut the Wildcats down on a final, last-gasp possession to end the game. A recording of the game can be heard on WRUS at 1:05 p.m. Saturday.

Sep 10, 2021

Flener scores 4 goals to lead win, set record

Scoring four goals in his team’s 11-1 win over Allen County-Scottsville Thursday, senior Avery Flener became Russellville Soccer’s all-time leading career scorer. His 102 goals total surpasses the 98 Hall of Famer Nathan Thompson scored at the end of the 20th century. Dalton Gilbert scored two goals with Samuel Cruz, Cameron Lewis, Taylor Gwynette, Milo Brooks & Dustin Brown adding one each. Lazaro Lopez and Akshar Patel joined Brown with two assists each. The win ran the Panthers’ record to 7-2-1.

Sep 9, 2021

Family decides to postpone memorial service for Marcia Fuqua

During his regular weekly appearance on WRUS' Feedback Thursday, Justice William G. Fuqua announced that his family has decided to postpone the planned memorial service for his late wife Marcia. Bill and Marcia Fuqua made their home in his hometown of Russellville for most of their 65 years of marriage, where both have been active in a wide range of civic activities. Mrs. Fuqua, 87, died at their home on Aug. 20. A memorial service was planned for Saturday, Sept. 18, but Judge Fuqua said he and their three grown children decided Wednesday to postpone the service because of the resurgence of the COVID pandemic and health/travel issues of some of their relatives. A new date has not yet been set.

Sep 8, 2021

Warren East vs. RHS ticket info released

Russellville Athletic Director Ryan Davenport has released information about tickets for the Panthers' football game at Warren East Friday. Also included are rules about entering the stadium, seating and postgame. See it all in the attached graphic.

Sep 8, 2021

Bill Webb's cousin among today's Hall of Fame inductees

When Major League Baseball inducts the newest members of its Hall of Fame today in Cooperstown, there will be a Logan County Connection: Former St. Louis catcher Ted Simmons was chosen for the Hall by the Veterans Committee. He is the cousin of Dr. Bill Webb of Russellville. Also to be inducted are former players Derek Jeter of the Yankees and Larry Walker of the Expos and Rockies along with the late players' union head Marvin Miller. The induction ceremony can be seen live at 12:30 p.m. on the MLB Network.

Sep 8, 2021

Murray State Music honors Kaylee Silvey

Murray State University's Music Department posted this picture and note about Russellville High School graduate Kaylee Silvey: We love to celebrate the success of our graduates! Kaylee Silvey graduated in May of 2021 and was hired this fall by the Carlisle County Schools to teach music at Carlilsle Middle School. Congrats on the job, Kaylee!

Sep 8, 2021

Logan Middle Softball beats Bowling Green 15-6

After some tough losses over the last couple weeks, Logan County Middle School Softball recorded an impressive 15-6 win over Bowling Green,. The team as a total had 15 hits. Sydney Newman, Reese Wetton, Caris Taylor, Kallie Taylor, and Anne Owen had multiple hits. Sydney Newman led the team with three hits in four at bats. Owen was the winning pitcher, surrendering six runs on ten hits over five innings, striking out five and walking zero. Coach Victoria Cates says, "The win was definitely a confidence booster for the team and prepared us to get ready for our district games this week against Franklin-Simpson and Russellville."

Sep 7, 2021

Middle school softball Clash, postponements on R'ville schedule

Four postponed events show on the Russellville Athletics calendar this week. Still scheduled are the middle school softball Clash with Logan County Thursday along with high school volleyball, boys soccer, golf and football. See the attached schedule for dates and times.

Sep 6, 2021

Funeral services today for real estate broker Bobby Blackford

Funeral services will be held today for real estate broker Robert L. Blackford at Summers and Son Funeral Home. The Auburn area native built a large real estate business headquartered in Russellville but active in multiple states. He was a bigger-than-life figure with his booming voice and outgoing personality. He was a talented auctioneer and his business centered around fast-paced auctions that were streamed live often in his latter years. He often donated his talents to conducting fund-raising auctions for local non-profits. He was espcially associated with Russellville Rural Fire Department and the Adairville Strawberry Festival. His obituary appears on the Logan Journal.

Sep 3, 2021

Panthers grind out 10-0 win over Todd Central

After a big defensive play by Chevis Eliott got the ball back for the Russellville Panthers near the RHS goal line with 8:06 remaining in the game, the Panthers used a rugged running game to eat up those final 486 seconds of a closely contested game to beat the visiting Todd Central Rebels 10-0 Friday. Dustin Brown kicked a first-half field goal and an extra point, and Elliott caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Ries. The Panthers rushed for 220 yards and Lennon Ries threw for another 122 while the RHS defense held the Rebels to 34 yards total offense, according to WRUS statistician supreme Mark Reynolds.  Gamble carried the ball 19 times for 97 yards and Ries 14 for 98. Jaquis Todd and Gamble each caught three passes. These two teams combined for 101 points in season-opening wins but only had 10 in this one. The Rebel cause was hurt when versatile junior Nate Reding was injured early in the second half. Omarion Riddick did much of the ball carrying for the Rebels and Gavyn Nolan was the quarterback.

Sep 3, 2021

Panthers lead Todd 3-0 at half

A 27-yard field goal by Dustin Brown with 3:17 remaining in the second quarter was the only score of the first half as Russellville leads Todd Central 3-0 at Rhea Stadium. The Panthers had one long drive, one close call and one big break, but couldn't take advantage of them on touchdowns. After neither team managed much offense in the first quarter, Todd intercepted a Lennon Ries pass and had a first and goal inside the 10, but the Panther defense held. RHS moved the ball 65 yards primarily behind the running of Jovari Gamble, but Ries threw another interception. The Panthers got the ball on a fumble recovery at the Rebel 15-yard line, but penalties moved them back before Brown's kick. Then the half ended when Jaquis Todd was stopped at the Todd Central four after he made a long run. Penalties dominated with RHS having 13 flags converted into a negative 98 yards. The Rebels lost 65 yards on 8 penalties. Two more penalties were offsetting, bringing the total to 23.

Sep 1, 2021

Clash postponed six weeks, RHS to host Todd Friday

The Clash of the Cats football game has been postponed from this Friday until Oct. 15, and the Panthers have scheduled a new opponent for this week. Russellville Athletic Director Ryan Davenport wrote on Facebook, "Logan had to cancel." The Kentucky High School Athletic Association's Scoreboard calls it a COVID cancellation. Logan County Schools reported 107 students and 25 adults with active COVID cases Tuesday. A total of 463 students were quarantined in the system's seven schools. Russellville is already out of school this week for COVID. Tuesday 221 of the estimated 1,100 students (20 percent) in the city school had either tested positive or were on quarantine. The Panthers will entertain Todd Central Friday instead of the Cougars with a 7 p.m. kickoff. Coach Josh Robins' Rebels are 3-0, having doubled the score on Trigg County 56-28 and getting COVID forfeit wins over Fort Campbell and Webster County. RHS is 1-1.

Aug 31, 2021

Rain cancels some sporting events

From Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard: Logan County is announcing the following game cancellations for tonight; Volleyball vs, Russellville, Middle School Softball vs. Todd County, and Boys Soccer vs. Russellville.


Aug 31, 2021

Logan cross country teams run at East

Ten Logan County cross country runners competed in the Warren East Raider Twilight Run Saturday. The teams have no seniors and six of those who ran are eligible for middle school events. The top finishing Cougar was junior Sam Larson, who placed 49th among 196 male runners with a 19:13.03. Other Cougars, in order of finish, were eighth graders Garrett Lawson & Wyatt Lennon, and freshman Landon Crocker. Freshman Adison Connelly led the Lady Cougars by placing 68th among 153 female runners with a 25:02.64. Placing behind her, in order, were sophomore Hailey Burgess, sixth grader Avery Thompson, freshman Ella Lawson, and sophomores Neoma Masterman & Lexus McMurray.

Aug 29, 2021

Local families highly interested in Little League World Series

Two Logan County families have felt a close connection to this year's Little League World Series. The runner-up team, Ohio, had lost to the Warren South team in multi-state Great Lakes competition preliminaries, but when South was scheduled to play Ohio for a trip to Williamsport, Penn., the Kentucky team had to forfeit because a South player tested positive for COVID. The mothers of two South players are originally from Logan County. Dylan Fair is the son of Russellville High School graduate Jamie Page Fair and her husband Derick. He is the grandson of Becky Page and of Charlie Page, both of Russellville. Justin Capps is the son of Logan County High School graduates Andy and Jennifer Harlan Capps. He is the grandson of Joe and Linda Harlan of Olmstead and the late Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Capps of Lewisburg. Also from Kentucky's Great Lakes region, Michigan beat Ohio 5-2 in Sunday's championship game. There were no international teams in this year's World Series because of health concerns.

Aug 28, 2021

Soccer Panthers beat Butler County 11-1

From Russellville boys soccer coach Jeramy Rust: The goals came from everywhere Thursdaynight as we played Butler County. Dalton Gilbert scored 3 goals, Avery Flener 1 goal and 2 assists, Jeremiah Smith 1 goal and 2 assists, Dustin Brown 2 goals and 2 assists, Akshar Patel 2 goals, Milo Brooks 1 goal, and Samuel Cruz 1 goal. Nick Bollenbecker had 3 saves against 1 goal allowed. Final score 11-1 #RVKSoccer with the win.

Aug 27, 2021

Glasgow wins 49-35 shootout at Rhea Stadium

After Russellville came back to tie visiting Glasgow 35-35 midway through the fourth quarter, the Scotties scored 14 points in a few seconds, thanks to a couple of Panther turnovers and big plays by the Glasgow offense, led by quarterback John Carter Myers, a former Panther. The visitors won the thriller 49-25. Lennon Ries, Jaquis Todd, Javari Gamble, Josh McMurry, Chevis Elliott and Dustin Brown all had big games on offense for the Panthers, who have scored 80 points in their first two games this season. Ries, who had a 60-yard touchdown run, finished with 100 yards rushing and 125 passing. The 1-1 Panthers of Coach Mikie Benton entertain Logan County in next week's Clash of the Cats.

Aug 27, 2021

Russellville releases COVID numbers before break

From Russellville District Program Coordinator for Safe Schools/Public Relations Conrad Reding: These numbers are accurate as of 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27: Students Positive = 44 (up 22 from Wednesday); Students Quarantined = 115 (down 47 from Wednesday); Total students involved in active COVID cases = 159 (down 25 since Wednesday); Staff Positives = 9 (up 4 asince Wednesday); Staff Quarantined = 10 (up 3 from Wednesday); Total staff involved in active COVID cases = 19. Russellville schools will be closed for 10 days until Tuesday, Sept. 7, to allow students and adults to get healthy.

Aug 27, 2021

Cougars blow out Christian County via another running clock

Davin Yates demonstrated clearly Friday the importance of a quality backup quarterback. When Logan County starting QB Corbin Rayno left the game at Christian County immediately after completing a crucial pass to Yates early in the second quarter, Yates went behind center and led Coach Todd Adler's team to five second-quarter touchdowns, a running clock early in the third quarter and a 49-6 win over the Colonels--traditionally one of Western Kentucky's premier high school football programs. Ryan Rayno ran for two touchdowns. Wyatt Blake set up several scores with his kick returns and caught five passes in the first half, Cade Johnson was strong on defense and ran 23 yards for the final touchdown. Dayton Blackford caught a pass to the Colonel 3 and JunVontrae Dillard scored from there. Mattia Giubilato kicked all seven conversions, repeatedly kicked off into the end zone, and executed a perfect onside kick that was fielded in the air by Ryan Rayno. The Cougars have now outscored Warren East and Christian County 86-6 with two running clocks going into next week's Clash of the Cats at Russellville.

Aug 26, 2021

Logan Middle Football tonight 8th Grade only

From Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard: There will only be one game tonight at Cougar Stadium. The team will now play an eighth grade game against James Bazzell Middle School on Thursday. That game will be scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. and gates will open at 5:30.

Aug 23, 2021

Ribbon cutting for Flint Ridge set Saturday

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for the historic Flint Ridge-The McCuddy House this Saturday at noon. It's located on Bores Road, which leads to Red River Meeting House. Adam and Becky Scales, who have devoted much time and work to Red River, have restored this important piece of Logan County history.

Aug 20, 2021

Cougars win 37-0 at Warren East

With Ryan Rayno running wild, the Logan County Cougars built a 30-0 halftime lead at Warren East and ignited a running clock with 6:30 remaining in the third quarter on an 82-yard scoring drive capped off by a touchdown run by Jesse Buchanan. Rayno, a junior, rushed for 182 yards on 14 carries in the first half, scoring touchdowns on runs of 4, 15 and 69 yards. Junior Mattia Giubilato kicked a long field goal and four extra points. Coach Todd Adler later let him a 53-yarder that was on line but a little short. Wyatt Blake ran 21 yards for one of the touchdowns. Sophomore Davin Yates, junior Corbin Rayno and freshman Brady Hinton quarterbacked the Cougars. Logan totaled 443 yards in offense and won the game 37-0. The defense held the Raiders to 139 yards.

Aug 20, 2021

Panthers build 31-0 lead at half

After a delay of almost an hour for lightning, the Russellville Panthers returned to the field with another touchdown against visiting Butler County. Lennon Ries threw his third touchdown pass and went 4 for 5 in the first half for 124 yards. Jackson Hampton, who caught the final TD of the half, pulled in two scoring passes for 90 yards, and Jaquis Todd caught the other. Coach Mike Benton's team totaled 327 yards in offense in the first half and held the Bears to just 24 yards in the 31-0 RHS lead.

Aug 20, 2021

Logan's active COVID cases increase by a third this week

Logan County has added 262 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past week, bringing the total for the past year and a half to 3,596 cases, according to the Barren River Health Department. There are currently 521 active cases, up from 394 on Aug. 13, an increase of almost a third (32.2 percent).

Aug 20, 2021

Panthers up 24-0 as lightning delay strikes

Russellville's season-opening football game is in a lightning delay at Rhea Stadium, where the Panthers lead Butler County 24-0 with about 4 minutes remaining in the first half. Jovari Gamble has already rushed for over 100 yards, and scored the season's first TD on a 50-yard run. A 34-yard pass reception by Jaquis Todd from quarterback Lennon Ries was the first of two scoring strikes. Jackson Hampton has also caught a 54-yard pass for the other. Dustin Brown has kicked a 32-yard field goal and connected on three extra points. Todd's points.Todd's interception set up the first touchdown. Every player named is a senior, some of them fifth-year seniors. Ries' two TD passes (in only three attempts) have gone for 88 yards. Logan County has not yet started its game at Warren East, which is the second match-up of the night there.

Aug 20, 2021

High school football begins tonight

The Kentucky high school football season begins tonight. The Russellville Panthers kick off first with Butler County the opponent for the Linton-Wren Kickoff Classic at Rhea Stadium, named for late, great assistant coaches Buddy Linton and Howard Wren. At 6:45 p.m. a ceremony will be held to retire the 24 number of the late RHS athlete Shawn Edmonds of the Class of 2004. The game will be aired live on WRUS, with pregame starting at 6:30. Coach Mikie Benton and Panther fans have great hopes for this season because of the large number of fifth-year seniors returning, thanks to a ruling by the KHSAA to allow students to repeat the 2020 school year without penalty.
The Logan County Cougars will be on the road for a bowl game against host Warren East. It's expected to kickoff about 8:30 p.m. Coach Todd Adler believes this year's team will continue the success his Cougars have known the past four years while compiling a 34-10 worksheet. WRUS will switch to this game when the Panthers' contest is over. It will also air in its entirety Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m.

Aug 19, 2021

Senior Panther sports passes still being made and accepted

With Russellville's home football season starting Friday night, Alumni guru Greg Owens says "New RHS principal Rex Booth and Athletic Director Ryan Davenport want to remind everyone about the Senior Panther sports pass. If you are 60 years old and a graduate of RHS you are eligible to get a pass to attend all Panther home games free of charge. This does not include playoff or tournament games. All you have to do is call the Central Office at 270-726-8405 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. M-F and make an appointment to get your badge. This program was started in 2016 and our new administrators want to make sure all of us "Old School" Panthers are taken care of. Let's all get out and support our Panthers!"

Aug 19, 2021

Logan Middle Softball games canceled tonight

Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard has announced that today's softball games have been canceled. Head Coach Victoria Cates and Assistant Coaches Kristen Rodgers and Sarah Montgomery field a very young team, including eight graders Hailey Henson, Caris Taylor and Kinsley Taylor; seventh graders Rylie Fulcher, Addison Holloway, Sydney Newman, Anne Owen and Reese Wetton; sixth graders Brenley Adler, Paisley Burton, Reece Bush, Ellie Celsor, Blake Curry, Rylee Grayson, Alissa Hampton and Kallie Taylor; and fifth graders Maci Clinard, Britt Wetton and Allie Kitchens.

Aug 18, 2021

Lewisburg's Toby Crafton named to WKU Alumni Board

The WKU Alumni Association recently elected nine new board members for 2020-2021 who will serve three-year terms. One of them is Retired Lt. Col. Toby Crafton of Lewisburg, a 1980 and 1981 alumnus of WKU and Lifetime Member of the WKU Alumni Association. The Owensboro native is retired from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, where he worked for 15 years and served as its deputy director. He is also retired from the United States Army, in which he served 20 years, ending at the start of 2001.

Aug 15, 2021

Concerned Citizens to distribute Anti-COVID items Monday

On Monday, Aug.16, the Concerned Citizens are collaborating with "Feed The Children" to sponsor an Anti-Covid campaign, beginning at 10 a.m. at 428 East 5th Street, Russellville. Concerned Citizens will be giving away Clorox bleach, hand soap, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, facemasks, calcium and Vitamin D supplements. Please drive up to the curb, remain in your vehicle and wait to be serviced.

Aug 13, 2021

Logan's COVID incidence rate soaring

Logan County not only is experiencing the highest COVID-19 transmission rate among the eight counties in the Barren River Health District, but it has the fourth highest rate among Kentucky’s 120 counties. According to data from the past seven days, all eight counties are considered in the Red Zone. The Red Zone is considered critical, with average daily cases more than 25 per every 100,000 people. Logan’s rate is four times that minimum. Friday afternoon the Commonwealth of Kentucky reported 4,009 new cases of COVID-19, with a positivity rate of 11.83%. Logan County added 51 new cases Friday, with a positivity rate of 15.97% and an incidence rate of 110.7 per 100,00 population. The second highest area rate was 75 percent, and Simpson County, which has the best rate in every category, is just barely in the Red Zone at 26.2. According to the Barren River District report there are 444 active cases in Logan County.

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