News Briefs on The LoJo in November 2019
By Jim Turner

Posted on December 26, 2019 10:40 AM


Nov 29, 2019

Adairville Christmas

Parade canceled

From Adairville Mayor Donna Blake: The Adairville Christmas parade for Saturday night at 6 p.m. has been cancelled due to the weather forecast of heavy rain and winds with possibility of thunderstorms. 

Nov 29, 2019

Death claims educator

Kaye Wilkins

The LoJo has learned of the unexpected death of retired Russellville Assistant Superintendent and Stevenson Elementary School Principal Kaye Warren Wilkins. A family member says she had been expected to attend the funeral of her brother-in-law, Jerry Wilkins, in Russellville Wednesday, and it was a surprise when she didn't attend. They later learned that she had been found deceased. A 1971 graduate of Russellville High School, she was the daughter of the late Logan County Agriculture Agent Aubrey Warren and his wife, the mother of Kayela Clark, and the widow of Charles Wilkins. The preschool at Stevenson Elementary School is named for her.

Nov 22, 2019

Hendricks to be sworn in

as circuit judge Monday

A public Swearing In Ceremony for Joe Hendricks as Circuit Judge for Logan and Todd counties will be held at the Logan County Justice Center this Monday, Nov. 25, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Hendricks was elected earlier this Monday to fill the remainder of the unexpired term of Judge Tyler Gill, who retired this summer after lengthy service.

Nov 21, 2019

Dr. Kerr's funeral Saturday

Funeral services for Dr. Paul Kerr, 67, of Russellville will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Crittenden Drive Church of Christ with Scott Harp officiating and burial to follow in the Belmont Cemetery in Allensville. Visitation will begin Friday at Crittenden Drive from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from noon until the funeral time. 

Nov 19, 2019

Death claims popular

dentist Paul Kerr

Popular Russellville dentist Paul Kerr died Tuesday morning of an apparent heart attack. According to preliminary reports, he was getting ready to go to his office when he began having trouble breathing and then suffered the attack. His wife Cindy, a registered nurse, worked to revive him until he could be taken to Logan Memorial Hospital. A Lifeflight helicopter was ready to take him to Nashville, but he never stabilized enough to go and died in Russellville. Last year, Dr. Kerr was active in both the primary and general election campaigns for his oldest son, Neil Kerr, who is in his first year as Commonwealth Attorney. Dr. Kerr is the father of two other grown children, Katherine Kerr and Nathan Kerr, and the grandfather of Harrison Kerr.

Nov 19, 2019

Adairville Community Thanksgiving dinner set

From Adairville Principal Kristina Rice: Adairville Community Thanksgiving dinner is at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Adairville School gym. Everyone in the community is invited.

Nov 18, 2019

Auburn Principal Ward to direct Logan schools’ transportation

Long-time Auburn Principal David Ward has been named Logan County School District Director of Transportation, Superintendent Paul Mullins announced Monday. Central Office Administrator Ben Kemplin will fill in for the rest of the year as the interim principal at Auburn and will return to central office for the 2020-21 school year. Mullins expressed appreciation to the retiring Chris Rippy, whose position Ward is assuming. He praised Rippy “for his outstanding service to the district! He has worked tirelessly with his staff to deliver a top notch transportation department.”

Nov 18, 2019

Death claims former Adairville mayor Curtis Ramsey

Funeral services for former Adairville Mayor Curtis Ramsey will be held Tuesday. He had served as a city council member before becoming mayor. His complete obituary can be found in the Obituary section of The Logan Journal.

Nov 17, 2019

Schochoh Christmas Parade

to celebrate 30 years

“30 Years of Memories” is the theme of the 30th Schochoh Christmas Parade at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1. Free barbecue will be served after the parade. The accompanying postcard-like photo shows the late James Harve Smith, who founded the parade along with his late wife Margaret.

Nov 15, 2019

Panthers trail 20-3 at half

Two turnovers by the Panthers and a good Crittenden County team on both sides of the ball have led to Russellville trailing 20-3 at Marion in the district championship game at halftime. A Panther fumble and then an interception led to the Rockets' first two scores. Dustin Brown kicked a 27-yard field goal for the lone RHS points of the half. The Panthers' leading rusher on the season, sophomore Jovari Gamble, was injured returning the third kickoff and had to be carried off the field.

Nov 14, 2019

Panthers hope to bridge the small gap at Crittenden

Following last week's thrilling win 32-27 over Fulton County in the first round of the football playoffs, the Russellville Panthers travel to Crittenden County Friday night with the Class 1A district championship on the line. RHS lost at Crittenden 21-14 three weeks ago, the team's only loss in the last five games. The Rockets are 9-2 but that seven-point margin is by far their closest win. WRUS will carry the game on 104.9FM and 610AM at 7 p.m.

Nov 13, 2019

Feguson's signing with Wesleyan delayed

The ceremony for Logan County senior pitcher Riley Ferguson with Kentucky Wesleyan has been moved from today to Thursday. It will be held at the CTC at 3:30 p.m.

Nov 12, 2019

Auburn Primary Care

ribbon cutting Wednesday

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for Logan Primary Care in Auburn Wednesday from noon-1 p.m. It is located at 128 Sugar Maple Drive near U.S. 68-80.

Nov 12, 2019

School systems closed for weather

Schools are closed today in Logan County, Russellville, and area counties along with Logan Christian Academy and SKYCTC. Listen to WRUS for more weather and closing information at 610 AM or 104.9 FM.

Nov 11, 2019

Tyler Ezell named area

Football Player of the Year

From Athletic Director Greg Howard: Logan County High School is proud to announce the 17 high schools voted on fall sports awards this past week. Logan County Quarterback Tyler Ezell was named 4th Region Football Player of the Year! Ezell has quarterbacked the Cougars to 30 wins in the last 35 games.

Nov 10, 2019

Joe Lawrence to speak

to Pastfinders about war

This year's last meeting of the Southern Ky Pastfinders will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at Logan County Public Library. This month's program will be presented by Joe Lawrence, a Vietnam Air Force veteran, Joe's passion is to collect, record, and share the stories of the men and women who served our country in the armed services. Joe's focus on Saturday will be about the 8th Army Air Core and the crucial role it played in winning WWII. You don't want to miss the nostalgic pictures and stories that Joe has to share. The program is open to public.

Nov 6, 2019

Russellville's Veterans Day ceremony moved inside

The city of Russellville will hold its Veterans Day Ceremony in the courtroom of the Historic Old Logan County Courthouse Monday, Nov. 11, beginning at 10 a.m.

Nov 5, 2019

Pedro Bradshaw starts close games against Louisville and Notre Dame

Former Russellville High School basketball standout Pedro Bradshaw is off to a good start as a member of NCAA Division II powerhouse Bellarmine. In his first outings in a Knights uniform, Pedro started at guard in both games and averaged less than two turnovers a game. In those exhibition games against perpetual Division I contenders Louisville and Notre Dame, the Knights lost by only 10 points in each game. Bellarmine, a Louisville college, is ranked third in the nation in Division II. 

Nov 5, 2019

Joe Hendricks elected circuit judge for Logan-Todd

Russellville attorney Joe Hendricks Tuesday was elected judge of Kentucky's Seventh Judicial Circuit, serving Logan and Todd counties. He defeated Logan's county attorney, Joe Ross, by 5,033 votes to 4,412. Although judicial races are officially non-partisan, this matchup was obviously Republican Hendricks versus Democrat Ross, as evidenced by their affiliations in 2018 races. Hendricks was part of an overwhelming Republican sweep of Logan County voters Tuesday. Every Republican on the ballot carried Logan County. In fact, Republicans swept every statewide office except governor, in which Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear was declared the winner over incumbent Republican governor Matt Bevin, who tried to overcome his unpopularity by hanging on to the coattails of President Donald Trump, who campaigned for him in Lexington on Election Eve.... Whitney Westerfield, who is in his second term representing Logan and Todd counties in the state senate, was defeated in his race for the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Nov 3, 2019

Latham, Knight named Hometown Heroes

WBKO television in Bowling Green has named Logan Countians the Hughes & Coleman Hometown Hero two of the last three weeks. Saturday the honoree was Todd Latham, a pastor at Grace Recovery Home, which is associated with Grace Baptist Church in South Russellville. Two weeks earlier, the featured subject was Bert Knight, a veteran who has operated Bert’s Auto Parts at the rear of Bethel Shopping Center for 55 years. Both drew high praise from those associated with them and the public.

Nov 1, 2019

Panthers win 27-20 at Central

After trailing 20-6 at Warren Central Friday, the Russellville Panthers came back to take a 27-20 lead at halftime. The second half was scoreless and Coach Mikie Benton's team won 27-20. Russellville will host Fulton County in the first round of the playoffs Friday. The Panthers beat the Pilots 34-31 in the regular season.

Nov 1, 2019

Panthers lead at half, Cougars trail

The Russellville Panthers (2-7) already know they are playing at home next week in their first Class 1A playoff game. They lead Warren Central (0-9) by a touchdown at the half. The Logan County Cougars (8-1), however, trail South Warren (8-1) 27-6 at the half after being behind 20-0 after a quarter. A Cougar win would clinch the number one seed in the Class 4A playoffs for Coach Todd Adler's team, but it appears LCHS will have to do it without star quarterback Tyler Ezell, who injured his leg with about four and a half minutes left in the half. Braxton Baptiste is now quarterbacking the team. Number three quarterback Corbin Rayno is also unavailable, having undergone knee surgery today.



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