News Briefs on The LoJo for September 2018
By Jim Turner

Posted on November 10, 2018 4:47 PM


Sep 29, 2018

Russellville Blood Drive planned Monday afternoon

From Louise Parker: A Russellville Blood Drive will be held on Monday, Oct. 1. We will be back at Sacred Heart Catholic Church from 12-6.  There are still some appointments available during the mid-afternoon hours. You can call 270-725-7241 to schedule an appointment. There is a critical need due to flooding and hurricanes. Hope to see you there!

Sep 28, 2018

Panthers come back from 2

2-0 deficit to win 23-22 

In one of the most memorable comebacks in Russellville football history, the Panthers scored 23 points in the final 12 minutes (fourth quarter) and 11 seconds (last play of the third quarter) to break the hearts of visiting Fulton County Friday. Fulton County (4-2) almost never is competitive against RHS, let alone getting a win. The Pilots appeared to be headed toward a blowout before Panther quarterback Jacob Naylor scored on a 23-yard run. He then completed a two-point conversion pass to freshman Lennon Ries. With 7:52 remaining in the third, Naylor completed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Flores. This time Naylor connected with Devan Kimbrough on another two-pointer. A lost fumble could have done the Panthers in, but the defense held and Naylor threw a 65-yard TD pass to Flores. Then Hunter McDowell kicked the winning point with 3:11 remaining. The defense held with Naylor intercepting the Pilots’ final pass to seal the win. Coach Mikie Benton praised freshman Ben Allen for his play in the game. RHS is now 1-0 in the district and 3-4 overall.

Sep 26, 2018

Top seed at stake in

F-S at LCHS in boys soccer

When the Franklin-Simpson boys soccer team visits Logan County Thursday afternoon, the number one seed in the district tournament will be on the line. Coach Hunt McCollum's Cougars are 5-0 in the 13th District and the Wildcats 4-1, following Logan's 2-1 win at Franklin. An F-S win this week, however, would lead to a coin flip. It's important to be the top seed to set up a tournament semifinal match with winless Todd Central. The number two seed will have to play a vastly improved Russellville team which lost 2-1 in overtime to Logan a few days ago and played Franklin close. Todd and Russellville play today, but even if the Rebels upset the Panthers RHS will still be the number three seed.

Sep 26, 2018

Harvest of the Arts exhibits

must be submitted this week

From Larry Vaught: A reminder to all of our artists in the community that we would love for you to share a couple of your favorite creations in our upcoming "Harvest of the Arts" exhibition and art contest which will be coming up this next week! Organizer Chris Holloman will be receiving fine art submissions Thursday and Friday at Russellville High School between the hours of 9 to 4. Fill out an entry form for either High School submissions or for Adult by dropping by the Logan County Chamber to get a printed form. Last year at our reception for all of the artists we had over 40 submissions, which made for a great display and time of recognition of some very talented people...plan to participate this year!

Sep 25, 2018

Auburn in LCMS Volleyball finals

Second-seeded Olmstead and third-seeded Chandlers will play at 6 p.m. today for the right to meet top-seeded Auburn in the Logan County Middle School Volleyball Tournament championship game, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Logan County High School Auxiliary Gym. Auburn reached the finals by beating Lewisburg Monday in a semifinals match. The fourth-seeded Rangerettes had eliminated Adairville in a preliminary match earlier in the evening.

Sep 23, 2018

Road work to begin on

Bethel Street in Russellville

From the District 3 Highway Department: KY 2146 Bethel St./W 2nd St. in Russellville from KY 3240 extending to KY 3519 - Contract crews will begin milling and paving operations starting Monday night. Major work will be done between the hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Another contractor will begin work on traffic signal loops. Motorists should avoid this area if possible. Traffic will be controlled by a one-lane roadway with flaggers. At the other end of KY 3519, it joins U.S. 431 North where crews continue to work on rocking the shoulders to the Muhlenberg County line.

Sep 21, 2018

Running clocks in play on

Cougars' win, Panthers' loss

A running clock was good news for one team from the Land of Logan in high school football Friday, but not for the other. Logan County led 48-6 at the half over visiting Hopkins County Central. A 36-point margin is needed to keep the scoreboard clock in motion on traditional time stopages. This is the fifth game in the Cougars' six wins that the clock has worked extra fast. Logan, which leads the state Class 4A in scoring and in fewest points allowed, won 68-13.
At Murray, the Russellville Panthers were only behind 31-6 at the half, but Murray gained the running clock at 2:36 in the third quarter at 45-6. The Tigers scored on their first nine possessions to take a 59-12 lead midway through the fourth quarter, which proved to be the final score. The ninth possession came on the return of a fumbled Panther kickoff return. Logan County is now 6-0, Murray 4-2, Hopkins County Central 3-3 and Russellville 2-4.

Sep 21, 2018

Chamber holding ribbon cutting

for Soulful Touch Saturday

A ribbon cutting for Soulful Touch Wellness & Massage will be conducted by the Logan County Chamber of Commerce Saturday morning between 10 and 11. It's located at 252 North Main Street. Suite 2 in Russellville.

Sep 20, 2018

Ribbon cutting set for

Logan Primary Care Friday

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting Friday at 12:30 p.m. for Logan Primary Care, which is located at 975 Hopkinsville Road in West Russellville.

Sep 16, 2018

Cougars' Hendricks wins

cross country meet

Logan County runner John Hendricks won the Fairgrounds Frenzy 5000-meter run Saturday at the Hardin County Fairgrounds near Elizabethtown. He ran the distance in 17:7.92, 2.3 seconds ahead of Colton Bullington of Warren East. Coach Joe Dan Laster's Cougars finished 11th of 24 teams.

Sep 16, 2018

Darden shines in Tops' loss at U of L

Former Russellville star Coco Darden played a super game at Louisville Saturday night in the Cardinals' come-from-behind 20-17 win over WKU. Darden, who is the starting nickelback for the Toppers, was credited with a career-high-tying eight tackles, including one for a loss. He returned two U of L kickoffs for WKU totaling 52 yards, including a 37-yarder after Coach Bobby Petrino's team had taken their first lead of the game on a late field goal. The Cardinal quarterbacks refused to throw toward receivers matched against Darden. The narrow loss may well have been the most impressive performance of embattled coach Mike Sanford's lackluster 1.3-year coaching career on The Hill so far.


Sep 13, 2018

Decker to fill city council seat

Former Councilman Bill Decker has been appointed to fill a vacant seat on Russellville City Councl for the remainder of 2018. The remaining five members of the council--Jimmy Daveport, Sandra Kinser, Pat Bell, Darlene Gooch and Larry Wilcutt--selected Decker to fill the seat that came open when long-time councilman Jack Whipple submitted his resignation after having missed many meetings this year because of health problems. Decker is not a candidate for the council in the November election. In addition to the five incumbents, candidates are Diane Gilliam Walker, Amy Stafford and Albert Head. Decker last served on the council in 2014.

Sep 12, 2018

Muhlenberg author to speak to Pastfinders Saturday


The Southern Ky Pastfinders will meet Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Logan County Public Library. The speaker this month will be Barry Duvall from Greenville. An author of two books, Duvall is a civil war historian and collector. He is currently working on compiling a publication of soldiers and units from Muhlenberg County. The public is invited, and admission is free, so don't let history be a mystery and come learn with us.

Sep 11, 2018

Chamber Networking hour set

at Crabtree Wednesday a.m.

Logan County Chamber of Commerce will hold a membership Networking at Crabtree Furniture just off Carrico Park Square Wednesday morning from 7:30-8:30.

Sep 7, 2018

Cougars led Panthers 41-7

early in third quarter

Russellville put a scare into the fans of host Logan County early in Friday’s Clash of the Cats. Coach Mikie Benton’s Panthers recovered a Cougar fumble at the RHS 8 and went 92 yards for a touchdown, 65 of them coming on a touchdown pass from Jacob Naylor to Lennon Ries. Hunter McDowell’s PAT made it 7-0. From then on it was all Logan in the first half. Tyler Ezell ran for two touchdowns and threw to Anthony Woodard for another. Junior classmate Gary Hardy ran for a pair of scores, and Luis Arevalo kicked five extra points, and Coach Todd Adler’s Cougars led 35-7 at the half. Third Bell’s 46-yard kick return and Zack Yates’ interception return for a touchdown were nullified on blocking penalties. Hardy ran 46 yards for a touchdown at the start of the third quarter to make it 41-7, one score away from a running clock.

Sep 6, 2018

Logan middle softball &

football cancelled Thursday

Middle school softball and football games involving Logan County athletes have been cancelled, according to Athletic Director Greg Howard.

Sep 6, 2018

McDonald's renovations to be on

display at Chamber ribbon cutting

Results of remodeling and renovation at Russellville's McDonald's location will be on display Friday during a ribbon cutting by the Logan County Chamber of Commerce. The event is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. with the actual ribbon snipping scheduled for 12:30.

Sep 5, 2018

Minority parent member still

needed for LCHS SBDM

Per KRS 160.345, LCHS parents will need to elect a minority parent member to the SBDM Council for the 2018-19 school year to comply with minority representation requirements. The vacancy is open to any minority parent/guardian/etc. who currently has a child attending LCHS. The nominations are due to David Dayton. Principal Caycee Spears announced Wednesday that no nomination was received by the deadline and the application date has been moved to this Friday. Contact Dayton or Spears for details.

Sep 4, 2018

Soccer Panthers shut out

Falcons 7-0 in All A regional

Hunter McDowell & Jesus Zamarripa led Russellville to an impressive 7-0 win over Monroe County in the Fourth Region Boys Soccer Tournament as part of the All A Classic Monday. McDowell earned nine points on his season resume by scoring three goals and adding three assists. Freshman Avery Flener scored two goals while Milo Brooks & Dustin Brown added one each. Roy Flores contributed an assist. Clinton County defeated Todd Central 7-1 in the other regional match.

Sep 4, 2018

Swine show and sale set

today at Logan Ag Arena

The Logan County 4-H and FFA Swine Show and Sale will be held today at the Ag Arena on the campus of the Logan County Extension Office. See the attached flier for details of the long-anticipated event, beginning at 2 p.m. and going into the night.


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