July News Briefs
By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM


Former Russellviille star helping assemble team

Former Russellville tennis and basketball star Libby Haines Zuege is helping assemble the 10U Louisville Sluggers softball team based in Louisville. Her husband Steve is the head coach. The team will be holding an open tryout Aug. 11 either at the University of Louisville or Seneca High School. The team will practice all winter, compete in tournaments in several states, and play for a national championship by competing in the ASA/USA Nationals. "I would love to get some of my classmates; kids together and play,: she says. For information, call Steve at 1-502-905-1301.


CharacterWorks celebration to be in R'ville today

CharacterWorks Logan County plans a celebration for young people in downtown Russellville Saturday afternoon. Lisa White heads the program. After an opening proclamation by Judge Logan Chick, sessions, beginning at 5:15, will be led by Chirs Cowsen, Jae Allison, Paula Timberlake, Pam Holdcraft, Alicia Carmichael, Bobbie Jean Burnett, Laurie Holloway, Tracy Gilbert, Evelda Steersman and David Clark. The Grand Finale will be from 6:15-7:30 with prizes and music by Trey Farlee and Rob Lawson.


Thompson named RHS boys, girls golf coach

Former Russellville High standout athlete and soccer coach Nathan Thompson has been named golf coach of the Lady Panthers and Panthers. Jennifer Myers will assist him, Principal Kim McDaniel has announced. Thompson, considered by many to be Russellville's best-ever soccer player, has been coaching the school's soccer team, but it has been shelved for a lack of participation. Thompson, who played in three state basketball tournaments including two Final Fours, has been an assistant basketball coach. He was also a starter in baseball. The golf positions came open when Dennis Pardue resigned to take the boys basketball coaching job at Garrard County.


Graveside funeral services today for Lorene Leedom

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Maple Grove Cemetery for Lorene Leedom,101, the last remaining member of a quartet of family-owned "department stores" which anchored Main Street Russellville in the middle of the 20th Century. She and her husband,Walter V. Leedom Jr., operated one of the stores. The others belonged toNathan and Bertha Klein, Henry B. and Alice Edwards, & Justice and Margaret Wright. She was the mother of Clarkie Milam and Jeannie Bowles of Russellville. Services will be conducted by Travis Bryan, a minister and an activity director at Creekwood Place, where Mrs. Leedom spent her final years.


Greg Shelton agrees to coach Russellville baseball

One of the most legendary coaches in Kentucky high school baseball history has accepted the head coaching position at Russellville High School. Greg Shelton, who won a state championship, two sectionals, six regions, 11 districts and 678 games at Franklin-Simpson High School, notified RHS officials Thursday that he is ready to follow the retired Lou Kendall at the Panther helm. The Lewisburg native coached 995 games at F-S and has coached over 150 games at Beech High School in Hendersonville, Tenn. the past seven seasons. His first Beech team had a 32-10 record and his last Buccaneers squad went 25-12. He was Kentucky Coach of the Year twice. His mother, Hattie Ruth Shelton, lives near Lewisburg. Principal Kim McDaniel will meet with Shelton in the next few days to work out details of his duties, which will include teaching physical education. Watch The LoJo for more details.


Logan Links to feature four more former schools

Schools featured in the LOGAN LINKS genealogical newsletter for July will be Mud River, Rogers, Duncan Shed, Woodards-Sugar Grove. If anyone has photos or stories or memories of the teachers or fellow students at any of these, email lynejudy@gmail.com or drop the story by the Archives, across from post office, in Russellville. For August the featured schools will be Corinth, Oak Tree and Sand Bank. For photos, bring them by the Archives to be scanned immediately and they never leave the owner's possession.


CharacterWorks fund raiser at Cattle Pen Tuesday

The CharacterWorks program, which has a special day planned for young people on July 28, will receive 10 percent of sales from 4-8 p.m. at the Cattle Pen restaurant on Tuesday, July 17.


Cougar golf meeting scheduled Monday

A meeting for anyone interested in playing golf for Logan County High School this fall will be held Monday, July 16 at Rolling Hills golf course at 7 p.m. Contact Coach Ethan Meguiar at 221-5480.

Highland Lick Road work to last several weeks

Work on KY 178, the Highland Lick Road, will begin next week. Traffic will be pushed down to one lane between the Todd County line and the Russellville Bypass between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m..Crews will replace entrance pipes and extend culverts along the eight mile section of roadway. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic while this work is done. The project is tentatively scheduled for completion on Sept. 30.


Logan girls, their goats win awards in area show

A pair of sisters from Adairville and their animals won several awards in the Butler County Catfish Festival Goat Show recently. The Elder sisters raise Boar goats as a 4-H project. Emma Elder took first place in showmanship and in her goat's weight class while taking Reserve Grand Novice Champion honors. Elana Elder won first place in showmanship and her goat was second in its weight class.


Mason expected to be named Cougars' coach

Lonnie Mason , a former standout multi-sport athlete at Logan County High School, is expected to be named LCHS head boys basketball coach during a press conference at the school Thursday at 2 p.m. The position came home when Harold Tackett moved on to northeastern Kentucky this summer. Mason, who was a member of Logan's 1993 regional runner-up team, has been an assistant under several Cougar coaches. He coached the team in games this summer. A graduate of WKU, he ran track for the Toppers. His high school teammates, Craig Bailey and Montez Mason, have been spreading the word about their friend's good news.


Pardue named Garrard County b'ball coach

Dennis Pardue , who coached the Russellville Panthers to the regional basketball tournament the past eight years, has been named boys basketball coach at Garrard County in Lancaster of the Lexington area. The Golden Lions improved to 12-18 last year after going 4-25 in 2011. Pardue becomes Garrard's sixth coach in the last eight seasons.

The Danville Advocate-Messenger's Hal Morris reports that Pardue beat out over 25 other candidates for the job. He quotes the Auburn native as saying, “My son (Davis) was a senior, and I felt like it was time to step away and look at other areas in my life. But after a month or two, I realized it was something I didn't want to get out of. I feel like coaching was something I was placed here to do. It's something I love, and it's something my family has always been involved in.” Pardue's wife Diane is a teacher at Auburn School.

First Southern National Bank President Rusty Clark is a native of Garrard County and a former head coach there. He served as an assistant coach under Pardue while his son Trevor was playing for the Panthers. Clark is a great ambassador for both areas.

New Russellville principal Kim McDaniel now must find a new teacher and boys and girls golf coach at RHS. Phil Todd will coach RHS boys basketball, a position he held for 13 years.

Russellville Middle softball team tryouts starting

Russellville Middle School softball tryouts will be held Tuesday 6 p.m. Questions: Contact Coach Greg Meacham at 847-2481


Babe Ruth All-Stars in action this weekend

The Logan County Babe Ruth All-Stars are in action this weekend. They are as follows:14 Years Olds: DJ Price, Jack Wright, Jared England, Conner McColpin, Kenton Howard, Jacob Decker, Garrett Strickler, Ashton Ross, Dalton Nash, Matt Guinn, Mason Parker, Josh McKinney, Evan Humphrey, Coach Jay Wright; !5 Year Olds: Wesley Stratton, Dillon Brown, Hunter Crafton, Hunter Anderson, Trent DeBerry, Josh Stratton, Brandon Jackson, Ben Wright, Dalton Clark, Noah Bicksler, Jacob Procter, Jordon Hendrix. Coach Artis Stratton.


Craigs' Todd County Standard wins again

The Todd County Standard has been chosen the top Kentucky newspaper in the small weekly circulation division of the Kentucky Press Association's General Excellence in Advertising competition for 2012. The Elkton-based newspaper dominates the editorial competition each year. TheStandard is owned, edited & published by Ryan Craig. He and his wife, the former Jenni Osborne, live in Russellville. Marty Dowell of Russellville composes ads for the newspaper.


Logan 11-12s to play in semifinals Wednesday

The Logan County Little League 11-12 All-Stars are to play Ohio County at 8 tonight in Owensboro in the semifinals of the Little League district tournament. Logan finished 3-1 in pool play after losing 7-2 to Bowling Green East Tuesday. The team--coached by Kyle Wall and Travis Steward--has outscored opponents 62-12 so far. Logan's top-seeded 9-10s (4-0) open tournament action on Thursday,

4th of July activities offered in R'ville, Lewisburg

Russellville will celebrate the 4th of July downtown this morning. Children and their parents are invited to assemble at the home of Bob and Joyce Guion on West 8th Street at 8:30 for the annual Kiddle Parade that begins at 9, A ceremony that features the Fort Campbell Color Guard will begin at Carrico Park Square at 10:15. Music will be by Rachel & Will Cunningham.

The Coon Range Fish & Game Club will resume its annual celebration with food and fun most of the afternoon and evening. The public is invited to this North Logan tradition.


Logan County middle school football to begin

Logan County middle school football will have its first practice on July 16 from 4:15-7 p.m. at Logan County High School. There will be a brief parent meeting following practice, according to Coach Travis Anderson.


Youngest Little League stars move to 4-0

The 9-10 year-old Logan County Little League All-Stars improved their record to a perfect 4-0 Monday morning by thrashing Muhlenberg County 22-11. The team moves to semifinal action in Owensboro Wednesday. The 11-12 team is also perfect at 3-0 after its game was rained out Monday. Members of the 9-10 team are Parker White, Braxton Meguiar, Third Bell, Dylan Penick, Jaden Hayes, Stephen Anderson, Jacob Smock, Tristan Blake, Zack Yates & Blake Wood. Coaches are Kevin White, Ethan Meguiar & Jason Hayes.

Auburn Cruise-In scheduled this Saturday

The 23rd Annual Auburn Cruise-In will be held Saturday, July 7 at McCutchen-Coke Park. Registration for those displaying their vehicles will be from 9 a.m-noon. Free lunch will be provided for all participants. Chris Kramer will provide live music. Trophies, door prizes and cash will be given away. The military will be honored. Sponsors are R.J. Corman Railroad, Randall's Towing Service, the city of Auburn, Auburn Tourism Commission, Sheldon Baugh Insurance and Advance Auto Parts. For more information, contact J.R. Cundiff at 725-5741 or 726-3787.

LEAD, IDA boards will not meet during July

The board of directors of the Logan Economic Alliance for Develop-ment (LEAD) and the Logan Industrial Development Authority (IDA) will not meet during the month of July. Board meetings will reconvene Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 7 a.m., in the Logan County Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room in the Harrison-Hite Building.


Rail crossing repair underway near South Union

R.J. Corman will perform maintenance at the railroad crossing through Tuesday, July 3 in Logan County.on KY 73/South Union between Shaker Museum Road and Milliken Chapel Road

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