News Briefs on The LoJo for August 2022
By Jim Turner

Posted on October 12, 2022 6:32 AM

Aug 31, 2022

Death claims longest-serving

R’ville Councilman Russell Jones

The councilman believed to have served the longest in Russellville City Council history, Russell Jones, has passed away. He served in that capacity for 25 years before retiring from government. He continued to work as a leader in the petroleum distribution business until continuing problems with his heart made it impossible for him to continue. Mr. Jones served in leadership roles at Crittenden Drive Church of Christ as a deacon for 15 years and an elder for 35 years. The Logan Journal will run his complete obituary when it is made available by Summers & Son Funeral Home.

Aug 29, 2022

This week's Roy's

Sports Calendar busy

This last week of August/first week of September is filled with sports events involving girls and boys teams from Russellville and Logan County middle and high schools. The schedule shows eight local events today and ten Tuesday. Then Wednesday Coach Barry McReynolds' Lady Cougar Soccer team plays for the regional Class 2A championship. Friday marks the Clash of the Football Cats at Cougar Field. See times and places on the Roy's Sports Calendar on The LoJo.

Aug 28, 2022

Jenna Coles demonstrates

Cooking skills at state fair

Logan County FFA officer Jenna Coles was chosen to demonstrate cooking her strawberry steak wraps on the big stage at the Kentucky State Fair Saturday. The invitation came from the Kentucky Beef Council, which also has included her in a cookbook which is now available. She used beef donated by Campbell’s Choice Cuts, which is owned by one of her FFA advisors, Jeff Campbell. Her Jenna’s Kitchen YouTube channel devoted to her cooking has over 1,900 subscribers and over 200 videos.

Aug 28, 2022

Engler and Forbes qualify

for 2A state golf tournament


Logan County Golf played in the Wildcat Shootout at Franklin Country Club Sunday. Two Logan golfers shot scores that qualified them to play in the Class 2A state tournament in Owensboro Sept. 12. Abby-Grace Forbes, who is one of the top female golfers in western Kentucky, was one of them, but her score hasn’t been made available. The other is the Cougars’ number one player, Braden Engler. He shot a 77. Other scores that counted for LCHS were Tanner Robinson 83, Karson Rodgers 91 and Sam Britt 97.

Aug 28, 2022

Engler and Forbes qualify

for 2A state golf tournament

Logan County Golf played in the Wildcat Shootout at Franklin Country Club Sunday. Two Logan golfers shot scores that qualified them to play in the Class 2A state tournament in Owensboro Sept. 12. Abby-Grace Forbes, who is one of the top female golfers in western Kentucky, was one of them, but her score hasn’t been made available. The other is the Cougars’ number one player, Braden Engler. He shot a 77. Other scores that counted for LCHS were Tanner Robinson 83, Karson Rodgers 91 and Sam Britt 97.

Aug 27, 2022

Ribbon cutting for Farmers

Home Furniture Thursday

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for Farmers Home Furniture this Thursday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. The store is located in the  northwest corner of Logan Place Shopping Center at 1124 West Ninth Street in Russellville.


Aug 27, 2022

Cougars earn running clock

against 5A Christian County

The Logan County Cougars ran their record to 2-0 Friday with an impressive 49-6 win over visiting Christian County. For a while sophomore Kyla Bilyeu's extra point kick was the difference in a close 7-6 game, but her teammates gave her plenty more opportunities to add to her total. Coach Todd Adler's team led 34-6 midway through the third quarter and then started a running clock against the perennial Class 5A contender. The Cougars entertain Russellville in the Clash of the Cats next Friday.

Aug 26, 2022

Glasgow overpowering Panthers

Glasgow has proven to be too powerful for Russellville football tonight. The Scotties led 33-0 after a quarter and then scored the touchdown that started a running clock with 9:47 remaining in the second quarter. The score remains 40-0 at the half.

Aug 26, 2022

Clarksville Road work planned

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:  U.S. 79 (from mile points 9.6 to 10.7) – A resurfacing project is expected to start on Sept. 1. This is known as the Clarksville Road. Motorists should expect lane closures and slower speeds through this section. Motorists should expect loose gravel during the first phase of the project with asphalt surface to follow.

Aug 25, 2022

Sidewalk Sale in Russellville Friday


Several merchants are planning a sidewalk sale in and near the Russellville Square all day Friday. A list of participating stores along with two eateries can be found in the accompanying graphic.


Aug 24, 2022

Marching Panthers announce

Their competition schedule

The Russellville Marching Panthers have eight competitive events on their agenda this fall, and the eighth could set them up for a ninth—a return to state. Director Trevor Cardwell calls his group the “Baddest Band in the Land.”  They start at Franklin-Simpson on Sept. 10, followed by their own Show of Bands at Rhea Stadium Sept. 17. On Sept. 24, they will be in two events—at Warren East in the morning and close to home at Logan County High School that evening.  Next is the Murray State Festival of Champions on Oct. 1, the Tobacco & Heritage Festival Parade in downtown Russellville Oct. 8, and at Grayson County High School Oct. 15. The Kentucky Music Association Regionals will be held at Warren East on Oct. 22.


Aug 24, 2022

Six Logan schools now have an SRO

From Madison Kirby, director of communications for Logan County Schools: Thank you to the Logan County Board of Education, Logan County Fiscal Court, and Logan County Sheriff's Office for working to provide our district with school resource officers on every campus! In accordance with HB63, we now have six out of seven SROs for Logan County Schools! They are Jim Ray, Lee McKinney, Tammy Britt, Barry Dill, Eric Evans, and Charles Swiney.


Aug 24, 2022

Lady Panthers get first-ever

soccer win over Logan

Junior Crissy Higgins scored the match’s only goal and classmate Allyah Kennedy shut down the goal Tuesday as the Russellville Lady Panthers got their first-ever soccer win over visiting Logan County 1-0. LCHS was 10-0 against Russellville in the first four seasons of Lady Panther soccer and had Coach Barry McReynolds’ two-time defending district champions had outscored RHS 70-8. But Coach Eric Evans’ Lady Panthers had shown improvement last Sept. 27 by losing to Logan only 4-2. Kennedy turned away 10 Logan shots in that contest. Tuesday her teammates on defense kept Logan from getting shots, limiting them to four. Russellville is now 3-1 in the district and Logan 1-5. Both are 1-1 in the district.


Aug 24, 2022

Olmstead Preschool Open House Thursday

An open house for families planning to be a part of Olmstead Preschool this year will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. This is for children who have attended RTI or are enrolled in preschool. Families should bring a birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency and a school physical. This involves a planned presentation by school officials, not a come-and-go event.

Aug 23, 2022

Russellville Live to feature

Fortunate Sons on Friday

A concert featuring Fortunate Sons will be held Friday evening at The Loft on East Fourth Street in Russellville to raise money for Stuff The Bus in Russellville and Logan County. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the performance to begin at 7. Tickets are limited and advance purchase is required. To reserve tickets, contact event organizer Dana Bell at 270-791-3136.

Aug 21, 2022

Todd wins All A volleyball regional

Todd Central beat host Russellville 25-11, 25-8 to open play in the All A Volleyball Regional Tournament Saturday. The Lady Rebels then eliminated Glasgow 25-17, 25-15 before edging Clinton County, which championship for Todd Central, which is coached by former ultra-successful Logan County coach Steven Lyne. The had won the past three regionals, 26-24, 25-22 in an exciting championship match. It’s the first regional Lady Rebels’ season began with a 25-21, 10-25, 25-15, 25-19 loss to the Lady Cougars.

Aug 20, 2022

Logan QB shoulder injury detailed


After throwing three touchdown passes and executing an impressive sack on defense, Logan County junior quarterback Davin Yates sat out the second half of the Cougars’ 26-16 win over Allen County-Scottsville Friday. His dad, Scott Yates, has revealed the injury was to his shoulder. The results of examination by a physical therapist revealed what appears to be good news, Dr. Yates wrote: “No structural damage is evident; they were happy with strength and range of motion. Officially a contusion, he received some treatments including dry needling, and he will be icing and stretching over the next couple of days.”

No timetable was announced for his return to action. His replacement at quarterback, sophomore Brady Hinton, engineered the clinching drive for the Cougars and was named Player of the 

Aug 20, 2022

Former 'Jam' returns to Auburn

The 31st annual Logan County Bluegrass Festival will be held at Auburn’s McCutchen Cole Park on Saturday, Sept. 17, beginning about 11 a.m. The event was started as the Bluegrass Jam by the late Otis Bilbrey and has been carried on ever since by Jaymes Dulworth. Bluegrass bands will be “Jammin in the Park” all day. Campers are welcome and special RV hookup rates will be.

Aug 19, 2022

Auburn Bank to host Chamber's

Morning Mingle Wednesday

Auburn Banking Company will serve as host of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce's Morning Mingle this Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 730-8:30 a.m. This will be at the bank's Russellville location at 404 Hopkinsville Road. Members are encouraged to come talk with others in the community at the free event.

Aug 19, 2022

Cougars withstand AC-S

comeback to win opener

With senior running back Ryan Rayno and sophomore reserve quarterback Brady Hinton leading a clutch fourth-quarter scoring drive, the Logan County Cougars held off a comeback attempt by the Allen County-Scottsville Patriots Friday during a season-opening 26-16 win in a bowl game at Warren East. After Logan led 20-6 midway through the second quarter, AC-S was able to cut the margin to four early in the third quarter and threatened often to take the lead. Logan’s defense remained tough with Hunter Holloway making an interception and recovering a fumble. Peyton Taylor recorded a huge sack inside the Patriot five, and then Rayno repeatedly carried for big chunks of yardage. Hinton had two crucial runs, one on fourth down and the other for the clinching touchdown. Davin Yates threw for three touchdowns in the first half—two of them to Jack Delaney, but he was unable to play the second half,

Aug 18, 2022

Bears too offensive for Panthers

Russellville's inexperienced defense couldn't stop Butler County's offense often enough in Thursday's 34-13 season-opening loss at Morgantown. The Bears piled up 423 yards total offense. They led 21-0 before the Panthers mounted a long scoring drive to end the first half. Sophomore quarterback Octavious McKeage engineered the drive, and he connected with Nick Woodard on a 64-yard pass play for the second touchdown. Freshman a made history by becoming the first girl to score for RHS football by kicking an extra point.

Aug 12, 2022

Panther football opener moved up

Russellville's football opening game at Butler County has been moved from next Friday to Thursday, Coach Mikie Benton has announced. WRUS Sports reports the change was necessitated by a shortage of officials to work games in this area. WRUS will broadcast the game live.

Aug 12, 2022

The Beaver to broadcast

from Logan Farmers' Market

WBVR, The Beaver, which originated in Russellville and broadcast from the WRUS studio for many years, is returning home briefly Saturday with a remote broadcast at the Logan County Farmers’ Market. The market is located in the pavilion on the grounds of the UK Ag Complex behind the Logan County Extension Office. The market—which features greenbeans, tomatoes, watermelons, cantaloupes, okra, squash and much more—rums from 7:30-noon on Saturdays. The Beaver will be on hand  from 9-11 AM. The Mule Jam will be underway in the Ag Complex, too.

Aug 12, 2022

J.D. Shelburne to present

Concert at Carrico Saturday

Country music entertainer J.D. Shelburne will perform in the final Concert @ Carrico Saturday night in downtown Russellville, presented by the Logan County Chamber of Commerce. It's free. Those attending are encouraged to bring seating.

Aug 11, 2022

Little Panther Academy to meet


Through a partnership with Russellville Independent Schools, the Little Panther Academy will occur once a month at Logan County Public Library to get youngsters school-ready. It is open to ages birth to 5 years old not currently enrolled in a childcare/school setting in the Logan County and Russellville community. Families can learn right alongside their little children through music, movement and crafts! A light snack and drink will be served to the families as well. The next one will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the library. The regular after-school Storytime will be a 2 p.m.

Aug 10, 2022

Chamber's Women in

Business Luncheon set

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Luncheon will be held from noon-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Logan County Extension Office. The special guest will be Mary Gleason, plant manager of Siemer Milling Company. Tickets are $25 each and can be made by calling the Chamber at 270-726-2206.

Aug 9, 2022

Russellville schools start

new year pn Wednesday

Russellville Schools start their 2022-2023 school year tomorrow. See the attached graphic of times doors open at each school, the school day begins, and dismissal.

Aug 9, 2022

Cornhole tournaments held

Every Thursday in Auburn

Bags of Fury cornhole tournaments are being held every Thursday evening in Auburn through October, conducted by Auburn Tourism. Contestants ages 11 and under participate in a youth class while those 12 and over compete as adults. The entry fee is $10 in the adult group and $5 in the younger division. Cash prizes are awarded to the top two finishers. Registration begins at 6 p.m., a blind draw is held at 6:45, and bags start flying at 7.

Aug 9, 2022

Kids Parade set for Auburn

A Kids Parade will be held in Auburn Saturday as part of the city’s Dog Days of Summer. Bikes, Power Wheels, wagons or scooters should be decorated. Prizes will be given. Lineup begins in front of Auburn Banking Company at 6:20 with the parade starting at 6:30.

Aug 9, 2022

Schools start tomorrow

Logan County Schools will dismiss at 1 p.m. Wedneday.

Aug 6, 2022

Casi Chamberlain named

LCHS assistant principal

Casi Chamberlain is the new Assistant Principal at Logan County High School. Mrs. Chamberlain taught at Chandler's School over the last eight years, while also serving in various leadership capacities and has been heavily involved in the implementation of the Profile of Success, presenting at state and national conferences. She is focused on developing relationships and providing increased opportunities for all students, according to an announcement from the school.

Aug 5, 2022

Cougar Connection for

LCHS freshmen Monday


Incoming freshmen at Logan County High School are welcome to the Cougar Connection. It’s a way for them to know about the school and to meet staff members and classmates. It will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8.

Aug 4, 2022

LTC Connect's annual meeting Friday

From LTC Connect: Our 67th Annual Meeting is this Friday, August 5! Please join us at 7 p.m. at Logan County High School. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. to be followed by the business meeting, prize drawing, and refreshments. All members of LTC Connect are cordially invited to attend.

Aug 4, 2022

Taste of Culture, Soul Food Fest,

Blues Concert Friday highlights

On the schedule for the 35th 8th of August Emancipation Festival Friday are “A Taste of Soul” at Kathy’s Hair Salon on the corner of West 9th and Nashville Street beginning at 9 a.m;, the Soul Food Fest with foods, crafts and vendors in the area near the Seek Museum on East Sixth Street beginning at noon; and the Russellville Blues Concert featuring the well-known Nashville All Star Band at 8 p.m. on Sixth and Morgan streets.

Aug 4, 2022

Adairville Back 2 School Party Friday

Norris Smokin’ BBQ will present a Back 2 School Party for Adairville School students at the Adairville City Park Friday from 4-7 p.m. Features will include DJ Dylan. A Jump House, a school supply giveaway, and a Meet and Greet with Adairville Police Chief Aaron Ashby. There is no charge to attend.


Aug 4, 2022

Cougar football to conduct

fundraiser for flood victims

From Logan County Football: Football is BACK!!! This Friday night will be our 1st scrimmage of the 2022 season vs Apollo. Meet the Cougars will take place at 5:30, followed by the scrimmage at 6:00. FREE admission, but we will be accepting any donations to send to Breathitt County High School. The floods destroyed a lot of their homes, facilities, equipment, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Aug 4, 2022

Jackson’s Orchard, Turner Valley to offer peaches, veggies

Jackson's Orchard and Turner Valley Produce will be set up with peaches and vegetables in the Fellowship Church of Christ parking lot at noon today. It is expected to be Jackson's Orchard's last visit to Russellville this year. Last week some customers arrived an hour early while some who got there a little after 12 were greeted by an empty or gone peach truck.


Aug 3, 2022

Reception planned for retiring Linda Martin

A friendly, helpful office worker at the Logan County Extension Office has retired. In addition to her many duties with her job, Linda Martin has been a driving force in making the Logan County Fair a success. A retirement reception will be held in her honor on Friday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Extension Office. The public is invited.


Aug 3, 2022

RHS’ Amiyah Collier to play college softball

Russellville star athlete Amiyah Collier has decided to play NCAA Division I softball for the University of Central Arkansas. The announcement came Monday night from her coach, Ryan Davenport, who is also the RHS Athletic Director. Central Arkansas finished third in the NCAA National Invitational Tournament in Colorado. Coach Jenny Parson's Bears got their 36th and 37th wins over number 12 Kansas and number one Virginia before losing 1-0 to number three UNLV 1-0 in the NIT semifinals. Collier, who was a first team all-state Class 1A honoree this year, has one more season left for the Lady Panthers, who won their first 13th District championship this year.

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