News Briefs on The LoJo in March 2022
By Jim Turner


Posted on April 8, 2022 7:52 PM




Mar 29, 2022

Franklin teams coming to Logan today

A huge district rivalry resumes today when Franklin-Simpson's softball and baseball teams come to Logan County for first pitches scheduled at 5:30 p.m. The Cougars (3-4) and the Wildcats (6-3) meet almost every year in the district baseball finals. The Cats won last year 4-2. The Lady Cougars (3-3) are the defending district champions, but it was Russellville which joined them in the finals and at region after knocking off F-S (5-3 this season) in the semifinals.


Mar 26, 2022

Trio of Cougars homer in Cougar win

Three Cougars homered in the Logan County Cougars' 17-12 win over visiting Glasgow Saturday. Shown in the photo, from left, are long-ball hitters Brady Hinton, Wyatt Blake and Harper Butler. In all, Coach Ethan Meguiar's Cougars banged out 13 hits, as did the Scotties. The Cougars started 1-4 but have won two straight games, including a second win of the season over South Warren on Friday.



Mar 25, 2022

Search & Rescue fish fry set Saturday

Logan County Search & Rescue will celebrate its 50th anniversary (two years late because of COVID) with its annual fundraising fish fry Saturday at the Logan County Extension Office. It begins at 5 p.m. Clay Bilyeu will provide the musical entertainment while Tim Haley and Will Gregory will conduct the auction. Door prizes will be presented and a $300 drawing is the grand prize. As usual, B&J Auto of Auburn supplying the fish.



Mar 23, 2022

Dr. John Wood dies at age 91

Dr. John Wood, who was one of the most popular pastors ever at Russellville's First Baptist Church, died March 15 at age 91 in his native Waco, Texas. A graduate of Baylor University and the Kentucky Baptist Theological Seminary, he served the Russellville congregation from 1957-64 and was well-known throughout the community. He later became president of the Kentucky Baptist Association. He continued as a congregational pastor until 1991 in Kentucky and Waco, and then became a missionary, visiting 48 nations. He was especially revered by people of the Ukraine. His wife of 67 years, Pat, survives him.



Mar 23, 2022

Logan's Linnea Pitts to sign with LWC

From Athletic Director Greg Howard: Logan County High School is proud to announce Linnea Pitts will be holding her college signing on Friday, March 25, at the Logan County CTC. Linnea's signing is set for 3:30 p.m., and she will be signing with Lindsey Wilson to continue her soccer career.



Mar 17, 2022

RHS student Gabby Carden

accepted into Gatton Academy

Russellville High School has announced that sophomore Mykah 'Gabby' Carden has been accepted as a student the next two years at the prestigious Gatten Academy of Mathematics and Science on the campus of Western Kentucky University.



Mar 16, 2022

Little Panther Academy to meet

Russellville Independent Schools and the Logan County Public Library are teaming up to host the Little Panther Academy. in the former RMS library at 210 East 7th Street in front of Rhea Stadium on Friday, March 18, from 10-11:30 a.m. This is open to ages birth to five years old not currently enrolled in a childcare/school setting in the Logan County and Russellville community. Families can learn right alongside their littles through music, movement and crafts!  A light snack and drink will be served to the families as well. Each family will go home with a storybook, as well as fun take-home activities and learning toys. The LPA is made possible through grants and community partnerships. Contact Mindy Key or Michele McCloughan at RIS for further information.



Mar 16, 2022

Campbell helps Belmont

beat WKU in baseball

Jackson Campbell started a rally that allowed host Belmont to come from four runs down in the ninth and sent the game into an extra inning, with the Bruins edging the WKU Hilltoppers 8-7 in 10 innings. Campbell--the Bruins' oft-honored catcher from Logan County--worked a one-out walk in the bottom of the ninth inning, and scored the first comeback run with two outs. Campbell doubled, scored two runs, walked twice, had an RBI and threw out two batters in the game, including would-be Topper basestealer Aiden Gilroy. This was an impressive win for the Bruins (13-5) over a Western team which had knocked the University of Kentucky from the unbeaten ranks a couple of weeks earlier.



Mar 9, 2022

Meguiar drives in winning runs

Freshman Braxton Meguiar of Logan County delivered a key two-run single with two outs in the top of the ninth inning as top-ranked Georgia Gwinnett College rallied past Brewton Parker College 4-3 Tuesday in Mount Vernon, Ga. It was the team's first road game of the spring. Chase Evans started the rally with a walk. and Joshua Holt Jr. was hit by a pitch. A ground out to second base advanced both runners into scoring position for senior Austin Bates, whom the Barons chose to intentionally walk to load the bases, with two outs. Meguiar lined a 2-2 pitch back up the middle to score the tying and winning runs. Now 18-3, Georgia Gwinnett College is scheduled to begin a three-game weekend series at Webber International University (Florida) Friday.



Mar 7, 2022

Jordan Blick homers in LWC win

Former Russellville baseball star Jordan Blick made his mark on Lindsey Wilson College Baseball Sunday, homering for the Raiders in a win over Thomas Moore. In the bottom of the fifth inning, he drove a 1-2 pitch over right field for a solo shot, putting the home team up 4-0. He also played first base. LWC is Blick’s third college team in five years. He began his career at Campbellsville University but then transferred to Kentucky Wesleyan, an NCAA Division II team. Between his own injuries and COVID 19 affecting season, he seldom played for the Panthers but was named to the All-Conference Academic Team. He also started this season with an injury but has been cleared to play. Good news, too, is that a special COVID ruling makes him eligible for a sixth season next year, if he chooses to accept it.



Mar 1, 2022

Terrie Lawson becomes first

political advertiser on The LoJo in '22

Terrie Lawson, a candidate for Logan County Clerk, is the first candidate running in primary elections in Logan County in 2022 to authorize a political advertisement on The Logan Journal. She chose a banner ad alternating at the top of the Obituary section of The LoJo. Three local funeral homes who advertise on The LoJo--Summers and Son Funeral Home, Price Funeral Home and Kirby Funeral Service--submit obituaries for their patrons to be run on The LoJo, and each one of them draws hundreds and in many cases thousands of readers, who also see the advertisements on that page. Packages are also available for banners ads on all the other pages, for button ads along the sides of pages, and a combination of all pages. Candidates interested in telling their story on The LoJo should contact Jim Turner to obtain information on packages.

 




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