News Briefs on The LoJo in February 24
By Jim Turner

Posted on March 2, 2024 8:30 PM

Feb 27, 2024

Cougars hold off Todd Rebels

 to set up district finals Clash

When the Logan County Cougars hit only one of their first eight free throws in their district tournament opener Tuesday night, it looked like they might let a great opportunity to go to region slip away. But Coach Josh Frick's team hit five straight foul shots in the last 48 seconds on the way to a 59-54 win over Todd Central. Juniors Samson Hightower and Brady Hinton led the way, scoring 22 and 12 points, respectively, and playing great defense on star Todd center Jamison Glass, who didn't score a single point the first 20 minutes of the game. Glass ended with 17 points, well below his average, and made two straight turnovers in the final 25 seconds. Kade Wall hit the clinching free throw, scored 9 points, and directed the Cougar offense from his point guard slot.
Cougar perimeter defenders kept the ball from going inside to Glass. As a result, the Rebels shot just 8 free throws while the Cougars shot 23. With the win, the Cougars advance to Friday's 7 p.m. finals against Russellville, which upset top-seeded Franklin-Simpson Monday. Logan won the two regular season Clashes of the Cats by narrow margins.

Feb 26, 2024

Panthers shock Franklin 59-54

to advance in district tournament

Franklin-Simpson had a 6-0 district record. Russellville had won only five total games all season. But the Panthers have the region's top coach and some young guys who carried out his game plan perfectly. As a result, Coach Phil Todd's Panthers upset visiting F-S 59-54 in the first round of the 13th District Tournament Monday. With Noah Stovall hitting 10 free throws and Too Two McKeage and Jerius Coleman each hitting a pair of foul shots in the final 15 seconds, the Panthers ended the F-S season 59-54 to earn a berth in Friday's finals and next week's regional tournament. McKeage hit a trio of three-pointers in the second quarter as RHS outscored Franklin 16-6 to take a 30-21 point lead into halftime. The Wildcats cut the lead to three several times late and even got within a point, but the Panthers refused to fold. McKeage finished with 21 points, Stovall 14, Jamarion Gardner 9, Coleman 8 and Eli McMurry 7. Cam Ray led the Kats with 16.

Feb 22, 2024

Greg Howard named President-

elect of KHSAA Board of Controls

The KHSAA Board of Control annually elects a president-elect from its membership to serve the following year and then transition to the role of president in the second year following. On Tuesday, the Board selected Warren County Public Schools District Athletic Director Greg Howard as its newest Board of Control President-Elect. Howard was a long-time coach and athletic director in the Logan County Schools until recently. "I would also like to formally congratulate Mr. Howard on his election as Board President-Elect," KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett said. "I am in firm agreement with his peers among the Board that he was an ideal candidate for the role." Raceland Superintendent Larry Coldiron will be the President.


Feb 21, 2024

Help available Thursday for adults

wanting to attend SKYCTC

KCTCS representatives will be at the Logan County Adult Learning Center located at 201 W 6th Street in Russellville on Thursday, Feb. 22,  9 a.m.-2 p.m. Counselors will  be available to assist persons 18 and older with admission and FAFSA assistance if they would like to get college credit or career certification at Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College or another KCTCS college. All services are free and confidential. 

Feb 19, 2024

WRUS legend Don Neagle

Enters into  Hospice care

As had been feared, it appears that Don Neagle, who has been the most comforting and informative voice Logan Countians have been dependent on for well over six decades, will not be successfully recovering from a severe head injury, which he suffered in an early February fall at his Russellville home. His business partner and friend Chris McGinnis reported Monday afternoon that Don is entering Hospice care to make his final days less painful. Neagle has been on the air for WRUS radio since the middle of the 20th century. He has been an ad salesman, disk jockey, interviewer and primarily newsman over the scores of years that he has come into our homes and lives. He has been grand marshal of the Logan County Tobacco & Heritage Festival Parade many times, including last year with McGinnis, and he is a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. He is not able to take calls or have visitors.

Feb 19, 2024

Chance Sweeney's college

signing planned Wednesday

The public is invited to join Chance Sweeney and his family as Logan County Athletics celebrates his signing his letter of intent to play college baseball at Auburn University of Montgomery. The signing ceremony will take place Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Logan County CTC.

Feb 14, 2024

Youth soccer signups end Tuesday

Registration for spring soccer in Logan County will end Tuesday. Youngsters 4-12 are eligible to play in one of three age groups. Signups can be made during regular hours at the Russellville Recreation Center on Winter Street. Two more after-hour signups will be held from 2-7 p.m. this Thursday and next Tuesday, Feb. 20. The fee is $40 per child. For more information, call the Recreation office at 270-726-5033.

Feb 11, 2024

Daniel family shares Knob City legacy

Russellville High School honored Knob City High School, which merged into Russellville High School, Friday. This from Alumni leader Greg Owens: "Knob City royalty in the house!! Clarance Daniel played on the State Champion Louisville Central team in 1969 and became a nationally ranked high school coach in Memphis. Roger Daniel has been a part of our youth sports programs his entire adult life, and Ronnie Daniel led Shawnee High School in Louisville to the Kentucky State Championship in 1973 and was inducted in the Ky High School Hall of Fame this last year. All were born in Russellville and attended Knob City School!" The late Joe Louis Daniel and Raymond Gaines Jr.  were inducted into the Russellville Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Fame with many family members attending.

Feb 7, 2024

Logan Middle Baseball parents

and players meeting planned


A meeting of prospective players and their parents for Logan County Middle School Baseball will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Rom of the Logan County CTC. Middle school boys In grades 6-8 are eligible to try out. Tryouts will be Thursday, Feb. 15, beginning at 6 p.m. Updated physical forms will be required. For information, contact coaches Kelley Jordan at 270-726-3322, Chris Cartas at 270-726-4274 or Ethan Meguiar at 270-2215480.

Feb 7, 2024

Adairville baseball and softball signups underway

Registration for kids to play baseball or softball in Adairville leagues is underway. Signups will be held at the Adairville Park the next three Saturdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for ages 3-12. The fee is $65. Registration on Facebook is also available. For more information, call 270-726-2775.

Feb 6, 2024

East at LCHS today for Senior Night

Warren East’s highly ranked basketball teams are coming to Logan County tonight for a doubleheader on the Lady Cougars’ and Cougars’ Senior Night. The Lady Raiders are 20-2 on the season and rated third in the region; the Lady Cougars are 14-9. The second-rated Raiders are 14-7 and the Cougars 11-11. Seniors shown in the accompanying picture are, from left, top row, Emily Borders, Evan Campbell, Kade Wall, Colby Collins and Chance Sweeney; lower row, Jack Delaney, Aubreanna Evans, Elana Edler and Davin Yates. The girls game will begin at 6 p.m. Senior ceremonies will be between games.

Feb 5, 2024

NAACP to present Black History program Saturday "Lift Every Voice for Black History" is the theme of a presentation at Mt. Zion Church on Morgan Street in Russellville this Saturday at 2 p.m. The NAACP's guest speaker will be Dr. Katie Rainge-Briggs – Director, WKU Upward Bound. Donations will be accepted to be used for the organization's scholarship fund.

Feb 5, 2024

Pancake Breakfast offered at

Schochoh Community Center

A Pancake Breakfast will be available at Schochoh Community Center Saturday from 6-9 a.m. All donations and proceeds will be used to continue repairs on the building.

Feb 1, 2024

The LoJo celebrates 15th birthday

Happy Milestone Birthday to The LoJo! Fifteen years ago today, Feb. 1, 2009, the first issue of The Logan Journal appeared. During this decade and a half, we have published 7,059 articles (2j253 Obituaries. 1,475 Sports articles, 1,436 News, 1,146 Features, 750 Guests) plus thousands of News Briefs, Calendar events and pictures. All of this has been done without a single dollar having been charged to readers. Thanks to our advertisers, photographers who let us use their work without pay, guest writers, those who submit information for stories, and-to you-our loyal readers.

Feb 1, 2024

Health department recognized

for being prepared to plan

The Barren River District Health Department (BRDHD) which has a branch in Logan County, has been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for its ability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies. BRDHD demonstrated these capabilities by meeting the comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by Project Public Health Ready (PPHR), a unique partnership between NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



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