News Briefs in August 2014
By Jim Turner

Posted on August 31, 2014 10:00 PM



Deep elbow bruise

sidelines Oberhausen

Logan County running back Anthony Oberhausen, who was injured in the Logan County Cougars' loss at South Warren Friday, has a deep elbow bruise, but it is not broken or dislocated, according to Beth Crowder Oberhausen. He was the team's leading rusher in the Cougars' season opener.



Procter to miss games for injury

Tight end Jacob Procter will miss at least two Russellville football games and maybe more. Procter was injured late in Friday's 29-27 win at Fort Campbell while making a game-saving catch on a fourth-and-25 pass from quarterback Coco Darden. His mother, Dee Dee Procter, says his ankle was too swollen this weekend to assess the damage. She says that he will return to the doctor for more tests Tuesday and that surgery is a possibility. A three-year starter in football, Procter is also the most experienced baseball player returning for new coach Blake Crabtree's team.


Panthers hold off Falcons 29-27

Never trailing but always in jeopardy, the Russellville Panthers held on for a 29-27 win at Fort Campbell Friday. Senior fullback Desmon Quarles rushed for 126 yards on 23 carries and 3 touchdowns. He ran over the Falcon defense repeatedly on the final clinching drive. Senior quarterback Coco Darden kept the offense moving, and pulled off a huge play late in the game. Facing a 4th and 25 from their own 25 with 50 seconds remaining, the Panthers sealed the win when Darden threw a 37-yard pass to Jacob Procter to keep the ball out of the home team's hands. Procter, who had made some huge defensive passes late, was injured on the play.



WKU football showing on CBS Sports

As WKU opens the Jeff Brohm coaching era on The Hill, the first football game of the season is being shown live on the CBS Sports Network now. It's Channel 221 on Direct TV and Channel 158 on Dish Network. The Hilltoppers, who are playing their first game as a member of Conference USA, are being opposed by the Bowling Green Falcons, who are the defending champions of the MAC. They have a new coach, too, in former Eastern Illinois coach Dino Favors. Brohm was the offensive coordinator for Western last year under Coach Bobby Petrino, who has returned to be the Louisville coach.



RHS, Logan on road tonight

Both football teams from the Land of Logan will be on the road tonight, and WRUS radio will be there for both. Coach John Myers' Russellville Panthers will take on long-time rival Fort Campbell at the army base. John Brett Reynolds & Alex Watkins will broadcast the game live. Coach Steve Duncan's Logan County Cougars will go to the region's newest school, South Warren, which has become a major player in most sports. Andy & Zack Woodall will call that game, which will be aired at 2 p.m. Saturday. WRUS can be found at 610 AM and games can be heard online at



Lewisburg Mayor Tina Callahan-Dye

will not seek a second term this year

Lewisburg will have a new mayor beginning Jan. 1. Mayor Tina Callahan-Dye, who has been very active in the position, has chosen not to run for a second term because she is about to undergo surgery for a compressed fracture of her spine. Bert Adler & Lucian Hunt Jr. have field their candidacy papers for mayor in the office of County Clerk Scottie Harper. Only three candidates had filed for the six Lewisburg City County seats when the deadline expired. They are Steven E. Nichols, Jason W. Bradley & Kathy Whitescarver-Stewart. Citizens have until late October to file as a write-in for any office, according to Deputy Clerk Pam Delaney.



Drumgole named Athlete of Week

Russellville sophomore Johnny Drumgole has been named the Total Fitness Connection’s Athlete of the Week after last week’s performance against Trigg County. Drumgole rushed for 124 yards on just five carries, scored a touchdown, recorded nine tackles (one for a loss and a sack), and made one interception. He will be recognized Thursday night during WBKO’s 6 p.m. sports segment.  He will receive a certificate and a t-shirt as well as being nominated for Athlete of The Year for his efforts during this season’s action. Coach John Myers’ Panthers beat the Wildcats 36-20 and will play at Fort Campbell Friday.



Lady Cougars breeze at Todd

With overwhelming scores of 25-15, 25-8, 25-7, the Logan County Lady Cougars beat Todd Central for their 82nd straight district volleyball win Tuesday. Chanler Steenbergen totaled 9 kills on 16 attacks and Brianna Wooden 8 kills on 13 attacks. Chelsey Hopkins & Jaclyn Batchelor added 10 attacks each with Hopkins adding 4 kills. Hopkins fired 8 aces and Molly Latham 4 with LeeAnn Coots, Amber Carroll & Steenbergen adding 3 each. Wooden had 2 blocks with Kerra Cornist and Steenbergen added 1 each. Carroll had 21 digs and Coots 12 assists. Latham added 6 digs and 8 assists.



Whitfield to be in Logan today

Rep. Ed Whitfield plans to be at the Logan County Community Health Center, located at 975 Hopkinsville Road near the Russellville Bypass, to discuss impacts of the Affordable Care Act. He will be coming from Elkton where he’s to speak to the Elkton Rotary Club and visit Todd County’s new industries, Glass Door Solutions and Custom Cooler, Inc., along with Todd County Judge-Executive Darrell Greenfield and Elkton Mayor Nancy Camp.



Smith, Sleeper Agent featured

The featured picture on the front page of the Park City Daily News Tuesday shows Tony Smith of the band Sleeper Agent singing with Alex Kandel in a video shoot at Rocky's Bar in Bowling Green. Sleeper Agent is one of fastest rising bands in the nation. Smith is the son of Russellville High School graduate Patty Smith and her husband Galen, a former Russellville sportswriter. The Bowling Green-based band appeared on the David Letterman Show this summer.



LCHS reaches record enrollment

When the Logan County Board of Education held its monthly meeting Aug. 12, members learned that Logan County High School had reached a record enrollment that day of 1,122 students. This is the 33rd year of existence for the school.



Lilly Morris swims for Kentucky

Lilly Morris, an Olmstead seventh grader, was recently selected to participate on an elite team of swimmers from Kentucky. She was 1 out of 8 girls to represent her age group, and was the youngest member of the team. They flew from Louisville to San Antonio, Texas to compete against 15 other state teams in the Southern Zone Swimming Championships July 28-Aug. 3.  Lilly competed in six individual events and recorded personal best times in several of them to finish out her long course swimming season. Team Kentucky finished fifth overall.



RHS fans need IDs at army base

Fans planning to attend this Friday night's Russellville High School football game at Ft. Campbell must use either Gate 4 or Gate 7 to enter the base. The driver must take his or her driver's license, current insurance information, and registration paperwork into the visitor's center at either Gate 4 or 7. Everyone in the vehicle who is 18 or over must also have their photo ID checked at the center. Fans should allow an extra 15 minutes or so for this process. A map of Ft. Campbell can be found on the Russellville Independent Schools' website.




Panthers rush past Trigg 36-20

Josh Bigbee, Johnny Drumgole & Desmon Quarles combined for 311 yards as the Russellville Panthers beat visiting Trigg County 36-20 Friday. Quarles scored two touchdowns and Drumgole one. Quarterback Coco Darden threw touchdown passes to M.J. Jones & Jacob Procter for the Panthers' other scores. Coach John Myers' team led 20-0 at halftime. Wildcat QB Tyreke Wilson threw touchdown passes to Brandon Wilson & Tristen Jordan late in the game. Milam Watkins hit a pair of conversion kicks for the Panthers, who travel to Fort Campbell next week.



Henderson leads Bears past LCHS

Sophomore quarterback Rex Henderson scored five first-half touchdowns and accounted for 249 yards total offese as Butler County won at Logan County Friday 41-0. That was also the halftime score. Jake Martin  was responsible for most of the remainder of the offense for Coach Ryan Emmick's Bears, Tyler Wright & Joseph Olliges shared quarterbacking duties for the Cougars in Coach Steve Duncan's debut. Anthony Oberhausen was the leading rusher with 36 yards, and Luke Woodall & Cole Stanley had some good runs. On the Cougars' third offensive play of the season, running back Lorenzo Garcia suffered a broken leg.



South Warren tops Lady Cougars

In a rematch of last year’s regional finalists, South Warren won on the home court of defending regional volleyball champion Logan County Thursday 25-18, 25-17, 25-23. Brianna Wooden led Logan with 6 kills while Chanler Steenbergen & Jaclyn Batchelor had 5 each.  Catherine Miller had 4 aces, Kerra Cornist 5 blocked shots, Amber Carroll 15 digs & LeeAnn Coots 11, Coots 10 assists and Molly Latham 9, and Carroll 19 serve returns, Steenbergen 18 & Kapresha Powell 13.



Hancock new Cougar golf coach

Logan County High School golf has a new coach. Tate Hancock moved up to head coach when long-time coach Ethan Meguiar decided to concentrate on baseball. Hancock says: "On Aug. 4, our boys tied with Warren Central and had to go to a playoff to decide the winner. Wesley Estes (senior) won it for us on the second playoff hole. We lost to Franklin-Simpson on Aug. 14.  We beat Allen County on Aug. 18 (our total was 173 and theirs was 180). Our girls haven’t played any 'official' matches because the other schools don’t have enough girl golfers. Unfortunately, Sarah Fite is no longer with us. She moved back to her hometown." Fite earned a berth in the state tournament as a freshman last year.



Jackson Campbell wins state fair

Jackson Campbell, an LCHS sophomore and son of Jason and Jessica Campbell, was selected as Supreme Grand Champion market lamb exhibitor over all breeds at the Kentucky State Fair Wednesday. Campbell competed with over 300 others to be crowned with his 146-pound lamb, which will be sold Thursday night in the prestigious Sale Of Champions held at Freedom Hall in Louisville.



LCHS delays kickoff of football game

Because of the anticipated extremely high heat conditions Friday night, kickoff of the Logan County Cougars vs. visiting Butler County game has been moved back 30 minutes to 7:30. Athletic Director Hugh McReynolds says this is being done for the safety of both players and fans. He also notes that officials will delay the start of the game even further if the heat index is too high.



RHS changes sports schedules

From the Russellville Schools' website: Because of dangerously hot conditions over the next couple of days, RHS has canceled the Meet the Panthers event tonight, tonight's soccer game time has been moved to 6:30 p.m. @ the RHS soccer field with lights, the RMS football game in Butler Co. tonight has been changed to 6 p.m., and the RHS kickoff at Rhea Stadium tomorrow night has been postponed until 8 p.m.



Kramer, Cundiff-Brown concert, meal set

The Summer Nights Concert featuring the popular duo of Chris Kramer & Rosemary Cundiff-Brown is Thursday night at the Logan County Extension Office. The Southern Style Picnic meal begins at 5:30 p.m. and the concert at 7. Tickets for the Summer Nights Concert are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. They are available from Keith and Bobbie Jean Burnett (726-3801), J.R. and Zelma Cundiff (726-3737 or 725-5741), Larry Noe, Sheldon and Brenda Baugh, Barry Kennedy, Robert and Jackie Gill or Joe Lawrence.



Young woman with Logan ties dies

after traffic accident near Lexington

The daughter of a Lewisburg native died Saturday as the result of a three-vehicle pileup in a construction zone on I-64 in Woodford County Friday. Emily Rhoads Kapp, 27, died in the UK Chandler Medical Center after her car was hit from behind by a pickup whose driver apparently did not realize that traffic was stopped. According to Pete Lehman of Russellville, she was the daughter of Martha Sumner Rhoads, formerly of Lewisburg, and her husband John.



RMS softball to resume play this week

Middle school softball is set to resume in Russellville this week after an absence. Brandy Trimble is head coach of the high school Lady Panthers. Principal Kim McDaniel praises Coach Ryan Davenport and Athletic Director Calvin Head for their work in reorganizing the program. The Lady Panthers will open the season at Butler County Monday and then play their home opener Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. against Trigg County.



RHS holding Meet the Panthers Thursday

From Russellville High School Athletic Director Calvin Head: “Thursday we will be having our Meet the Panthers Event hosted by our RHS Cheerleaders. The event will take place at Historic Rhea Stadium beginning at 6:30. There will be a charge of $1 to attend and concessions will be available. Panther fans will be able to meet our 2014-2015 Cheerleaders as well as our 2014 Panther Football team members. Fans will also have access to watch the Panther Football team go through their pre-game walkthrough as they prepare for our first regular season matchup againt the Trigg County Wildcats.”



Otis Key named head basketball

coach of the ladies at Vol State

Former Russellville star center Otis Key has been named head women's basketball coach at Vol State Community College in Gallatin, Tenn. Key played for Coach Phil Todd at RHS before playing at Austin Peay State University and Lincoln University. After playing professionally in Spain and the Canary Islands, he was a member of the Harlem Globetrotters for eight years, including serving as Showman and advance promoter, He has been head coach of two professional teams, winning a championship with the Kentucky Bison and finishing as runner-ip with the Bowling Green Hornets. He also assisted Coach Jeff Rogers at Logan County High School and was an assistant coach for Derrick Club at South Warren last year. He recently studied athletic administration at WKU.



BG minister to speak as part of

Crittenden Drive 10-week series tonight

The second speaker in Crittenden Drive Church of Christ's 2014 Summer Series today at 7 p.m. is Steven Hunter of Lehman Avenue Church of Christ. His topic is "Dealing with Tragedy" as part of the 10-week "Restoring my Soul" series.



Churches giving away clothes today

Two churches which are located in West Russellville near each other are having clothing giveaways this morning. Crittenden Drive Church of Christ will have items to distribute from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Post Oak Baptist Church’s will run from 8-noon.



RHS grads to lead parade today

A 1984 graduate of Russellville High School, Dr. Veronica Duncan Walters will be featured in the first parade to be part of the Eighth of August Emancipation Celebration today at 10 a.m. She holds three degrees in communication from the University of Kentucky. She has taught at Kentucky State and Tennessee State universities along with the universities of Georgia and Nebraska-Lincoln. She currently is associated with Everest University in the Tampa area. Additionally she is founder and pastor of the ACTS Church International. Also scheduled to be part of the parade on East Fifth Street will be former Globetrotters Otis Key & Bubba Wells, who are 1992 graduates of RHS and teammates at Austin Peay State University. Events are scheduled all day at Hampton Park.



Character Celebration planned on

library lawn this Saturday

The Character Celebration will be held this Saturday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the lawn of Logan County Public Library. Those attending will enjoy live music, free food, horse rides, games, a water slide and much more while learning about the county's CharacterWorks program and the importance of character education within the community. Musician Trey Farlee will entertain. Everything is free. For additional information, contact Lisa White, principal of Stevenson Elementary School.



Brooks credits Gladden as one of the coaches who helped him become Hall of Famer

A former Russellvillian was mentioned by name on ESPN's "Mike & Mike" sports talk show this week. When new Pro Football Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks talked with hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, one of the people he credited for his development as one of the greatest football players of all time was Jim Gladden, who was head coach of the Russellville Panthers in 1970 and 1971. He was a coach at Florida State University from 1975-2002 and ended his career as associate head coach on the legendary Bobby Bowden's staff. He was on the staff of two national championship teams.


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