News Briefs on The LoJo for March 2023
By Jim Turner

Posted on April 5, 2023 7:04 PM


Mar 31, 2023

Concert @ Carrico lineup announced

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce has released the schedule and performers for te second year of Concert @ Carrico, free entertainment in downtown Russellville during a four-month, warm-weather period. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. Food trucks will be available. Dates and performers are as follows: May 6, WB Sims Band; June 3, Dizzorderly Conduct; July 1, JD Shelburne; and Aug. 5, Tyrone Dunn..

Mar 31, 2023

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

set in Auburn Saturday

Presale prices are past, but tickets can be purchased at the event at the Auburn Senior Center, 169 Wrenwood Drive, Auburn Saturday night Auburn Saturday night when the Adult Easter Egg Hunt is held. Registration begins at 6 and the hunt at 8. Since wine will be available, only those 21 and over can attend. Baskets and flashlights should be brought. See the accompanying graphic for more details.

Mar 31, 2023

4-H members can enter poster contest

Members of 4-H Clubs are invited to enter a poster contest promoting 4-H. Details are in the accompanying graphic. Posters must be submitted to the Logan County Extension Office by May 1.

Mar 31, 2023

Chamber Morning Mingle Wednesday

Logan County Animal Clinic will host a Morning Mingle for the Logan County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday morning from 7:30-8:30. It’s located at 305 Hopkinsville Road, Russellville.

Mar 30, 2023

'Agitated individual' arrested at

Russellville Schools Central Office

From Russellville Schools: Today at approximately 11 a.m., an agitated individual entered the Russellville Independent Central Office building. After the individual was removed from the building, he left and later returned to the Central Office, remaining in the parking lot area. Russellville City Police Department officers had already been dispatched and were onsite when the individual returned. RISD Central Office was placed on lockdown. The individual was charged with trespassing and removed from the premises. RISD is thankful for the swift actions of the Russellville City Police Department and their assistance with the situation.

Mar 29, 2023

Lady Cougars' Thursday game

changed to Allen County site

From Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard: Thursday,March 30m the Lady Cougars' home softball games with Edmonson County have been canceled. They will now be playing at Allen County that night in the KY 2A Sectional Semifinals against Allen County.

Mar 29, 2023

Long-time pastor passes away

Pearce Memorial United Methodist church pastor John Weber has died at age 82. He was a pastor for 65 years, including at two churches in Russellville, First Christian Church and the United Methodist Temple. His wife Doris died about a year and a half ago. His funeral will be in Russellville Friday at a funeral home which does not use The LoJo's Obituary services. 

Mar 26, 2023

Educator Mary Ann Downing dies

Mary Ann Downing, a retired Olmstead Elementary School teacher, has passed away at age 81. She had served as president of the Third District Retired Teachers Association. She was one of three daughters of the late Harry and Emily Downing, all of whom spent their teaching careers in the Logan County School System. The other two sisters, Sue Helen Wood and Jackie Powell, survive. Her funeral .will be at a Russellville funeral home which does not participate in The LoJo's Obituary services.

Mar 25, 2023

Class 2A regional games postponed

Both Logan County teams' scheduled Class 2A regional tournament semifinals games were postponed Saturday because of flooded fields. Athletic Director Greg Howard says, "Baseball games for today are canceled. We’ll shoot for April 15 at Warren Central at the same times. If weather is an issue, we’ll move to WKU on that date." The softball regional at Allen County-Scottsville was also postponed, but Howard says the teams are still working toward finding a workable date.

Mar 24, 2023

Logan Middle baseball game canceled

The Logan County Middle School Baseball game scheduled for Saturday,, March 25, has been canceled, according to Michael Crawford.  

Mar 24, 2023

Cougar Basketball Camp

offered twice this summer

Logan County Basketball will hold two camps this summer for boys entering grades 1-8 in the fall. Cougar Basketball Camp will be conducted by Head Coach Josh Frick and the LCHS coaching staff, plus former and current Cougar basketball players. The basic fundamental camp involves daily instruction, both individual and team competitions, and valuable insight from guest speakers. The main focus will be on improving overall skills. All campers will receive a free t-shirt for attending camp. The camps will be held June 12-15 and July 11-14. Each will have a pair of two-hour sessions daily. Boys who will be in grades 1-4 will attend from 9-11 a.m. and grades 5-8 from noon=2 p.m. More information can be found in the accompanying graphic.

Mar 21, 2023

Ribbon cutting plann for

The Queen's Court March 24

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for The Queen’s Closet on Friday, March 24, at noon. It’s located at 247 Hopkinsville Road, Russellville.

Mar 21, 2023

Auburn banker & former mayor

Glenn Tinsley dies at age 95

Funeral services will be held at his beloved Auburn Baptist Church Saturday at 1:30 p.m. for Glenn Tinsley, who played many leadership roles during his long life. He was president and chairman of the board of Auburn Bank for 24 years, working there 44 years; an Army veteran; a deacon and Sunday School teacher at the church for 40 years; a Mason for 73 years, including serving as Grand Master; and mayor of Auburn in the 1960s.

Mar 18, 2023

Lady Cougars dominate

Class 2A regional opener

Shayla Johnson led the way as the Logan County Lady Cougars opened their season and Class 2A Tournament play with a 15-0 shutout at Hart County. Johnson struck out 10 batters and pitched a one-hit shutout while offensively getting 2 hits, including a triple, and driving in 4 runs. Nora Epley tripled, singled and doubled while scoring 3 runs. Hailey Burgess also had 3 each of hits and runs. Trinity Case had 2 hits. Kinley Holloway tripled and scored twice. Sydni Blick & Jocelyn Mock each doubled. Madelyn Burgess & Keirsten Harper each singled. Emerson McKinnis had 2 RBIs. Karis Taylor and Holloway scored 2 runs each. The win was the first in the high school head coaching career of Gary Gettings. No opponent or playing date has been announced for the next Class 2A game.

Mar 18, 2023

Warren Central wins boys

basketball state championship

Avenging their loss in last year's state finals, the Warren Central Dragons won the boys state basketball championship Saturday night at Rupp Arena. Coach William Unseld's team bea defending state champion George Rogers Clark High School 64-60. Last year, GRC edged the Dragon by a point in the championship game. Central has won 63 total games the last two seasons.

Mar 17, 2023

Ribbon cutting planned for

El Loco Appetizer Saturday

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for El Loco Appetizer on Saturday at noon. It’s located at 1112 North Main Street, Russellville.

Mar 12, 2023

Drug expert to speak at RHS Tuesday

Drug expert/counselor Stephen Parrott will speak Wednesday to Russellville High School students along with parents who wish to attend. He will speak on "Facing Fentanal" during the afternoon. See the accompanying graphic for more details.

Mar 12, 2023

Retired Auburn Chief Lockhart dies

The Auburn Police Department has announced "with a heavy heart" the death of retired chief George Lockhart on March 10 in Nashville. He served as chief under multiple mayors. He lived in Simpson County and would have been 78 this week.

Mar 10, 2023

Sherry Murphy named to

state Tourism finance board

Gov. Andy Beshear has appointed Sherry Murphy, the executive director of the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, as a member of the Tourism Development Finance Authority for the state of Kentucky. A former director of Main Street Russellville, she is the daughter of the late Rita Baldwin Osborne and Darrel Murphy and the aunt of Logan County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Polly Steenbergen.


Mar 9, 2023

Logan Band offers free concert

The award-winning Logan County High School Band will present a free public concert on Tuesday, March 21. It will be in the gymnasium, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Mar 9, 2023

Screenings offered for

Russellville Preschool Academy

The Russellville Preschool Academy at R.E. Stevenson Elementary will be conducting screenings on the following dates: Friday, March 17, Monday, March 27, and Friday, April 14. The screenings will consist of the following: Speech Language Screener, Brigance Screen III and Parent interview. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by Aug. 1, 2023. Please call Linda Shelton at 270-791-2217 or 270-726-3927 to schedule an appointment for a screener.

Mar 6, 2023

Funerals for storm victims

to be held this Tuesday

Funeral services for two men who lost their lives tragically in Friday’s severe wind storms will be held in Russellville Tuesday afternoon. Junior Brown, 62, died from injuries he suffered when a tree fell on his car on Lewisburg Road. He and his girlfriend were stuck in traffic while another tree was being removed from the roadway. His service is at Price Funeral Home in Lewisburg. David Ramsey, 68, was killed when parts of a carport struck him while he was in his yard on the Simpson County side of Pilot Knob Road. His services will be at Kirby Funeral Services Russellville. Obituaries for both men can be found in the Obituary section of The Logan Journal.

Mar 4, 2023

Lady Panthers' regional

semifinals postponed

Because of severe storms and winds, the girls regional basketball tournament semifinal games were postponed Friday night. The Russellville Lady Panthers’ game against Barren County will now be played tonight at 6:30. The game will be broadcast on all of WRUS’ platforms. The winner will meet the Bowling Green-Metcalfe County survivor in the 3 p.m. championship game.

Mar 2, 2023

Diaper Drive underway

for families In need

A diaper drive is underway for recipients of Community Based Services in Logan County. It being coordinated by the Logan County Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Logan Class of 2023. Wipes and all sizes of diapers can be left at Lewisburg Banking Company, Auburn Bank and the Chamber..


Mar 2, 2023

Lady Panther Pep Rally open to public

A pep rally for the Russellville Lady Panthers will be held Friday morning from 7:30-8:45 in Jim Young Gymnasium. And community members are welcome to attend. RHS plays in the girls regional basketball semifinals for the first time in 30 years at 6 p.m. that night at Diddle Arena against the Barren County Trojanettes. Panther Band and cheerleaders will be involved in the pep rally activities. Players and coaches will be introduced and interviewed. Video tributes will also be shown





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