News Briefs on The LoJo in September 15
By Jim Turner

Posted on September 30, 2015 11:24 PM


Russellville Jr. Pro Basketball

signups slated Thursday

Junior Pro Basketball signups for both boys and girls will be held in the Stevenson Elementary School gym lobby Thursday from 4-6 p.m. It’s for students in grades K-6. The fee is $25. Entry forms and checks made out to Russellville Athletics can also be turned in to Coach Ryan Davenport at SES. He can be contacted with questions.



SKYCTC Admission Fair Friday

SKYCTC is hosting an Admission Fair on Friday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Building A Lobby on Main Campus. Prospective students will be able to receive assistance with submitting an admission application, explore program options, and discuss financial aid opportunities. Students are welcome to turn in any documentation missing from their admission file or schedule the COMPASS exam.



RHS alumni team invited to football game Friday

The RHS Athletic Department invites all RHS Alumni Football players who participated in the alumni football game this past spring to the football game on Oct. 2 vs. Fulton Co. Senior football players will be honored before the game and the 1950 WKC championship team will be recognized at halftime. The alumni football players who participated in the alumni game will be recognized in between the 1st and 2nd quarters. All players who participated will be granted free admission to the game. The players will need to enter through Gate 2 (located on the east end by the band concessions) as there will be a pass list with their names on it. For any additional questions, please contact Coach Calvin Head at Russellville High School.



Storm slips by Logan 13-12

The Logan County Cougars built a 12-0 lead in the first half at Hopkins County Central, but a gift touchdown on a play that started with no time on the clock cut the halftime margin to 12-6. The Storm went on to win 13-12. A.J. Sydnor scored on a 72-yard pass from Robert Dancer and Billy Vick took the ball in from the four for the Cougars' two scores. The Logan defense held the Storm repeatedly, but the home team took advantage of Logan turnover and penalties.



North Logan roads to be resurfaced

Resurfacing will be ongoing on two North Logan roads next week. Milling will begin on KY 79 Morgantown Road, from Homer Road (MP 4) to Homer Chapel Road (MP 10). Resurfacing work will continue on KY 106 Spa Road from the Logan/Todd county line to U.S. 431.Portions of these stretches of roadway will have a one-lane road controlled by flaggers. Trucks will be entering and exiting the highway, so motorists should use caution while traveling through this work zone.



Cougars play crucial game tonight

The Logan County Cougars play their most important game of the season tonight when they travel to Hopkins County Central for a district game. The winner most likely will make the Class 4A playoffs. The Storm entered this season with a 37-game losing streak but won their opener on Aug. 21 by 22-14 over Webster County. Coach Michael Decker's team is winless since then. The Cougars are 0-5 and are on a 28-game losing streak. The game can be heard live on WRUS, beginning with the pre-game at 6:30. Andy and Zack Woodall will do the broadcast.



Dillon Porter guest of Vandy baseball program

Russellville's Dillon Porter, who is a member of the Russellville High baseball team, was the guest of the Vanderbilt Commodores on their baseball field and in their clubhouse this week. Porter, who is battling lymphoma, is this year's child ambassador for the 2015 Rally for Kids with Cancer this year. Coach Tim Corbin, who has taken the 'Dores to the NCAA championship series the last two years, told Dillon, "You've got 35 brothers if you want," WKRN reported on its website Wednesday. He was referring to the VU baseball players. The Rally for Kids with Cancer will be held next weekend in Nashville.



Health Fair to be in Auburn Tuesday

A health fair that is expected to be the first of annual event will be held at Auburn Senior Center Tuesday from 9 a.m.-noon. Sixteen businesses and agencies will participate, most of them involved in healthcare. Financial, legal and insurance agencies are also scheduled to appear. The WKU Institute of Rural Health will offer flu shots and lipid and glucose tests via finger stick. Riley-White will also offer bone density testing. 



Tobacco Show set Oct. 9

The Tobacco Show which has been a part of the Logan County Tobacco & Heritage Festival for 59 years, will be held Friday, Oct. 9, on Carrico Park Square. Tobacco will be received from 7:30-9 a.m. with the show beginning at 10 a.m. Open classes are for burley, one sucker and dark tobacco and for 4-H/FFA members in burley and one-sucker. Hail & Cotton tobacco customers will provide the judges who will determine how the $750 in prize money will be distributed. Logan County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent Leann Martin is in charge.



RHS Show of Bands Saturday

The Russellville High School Marching Panthers are hosting a Show of Bands this Saturday, Sept. 19, at historic Rhea Stadium beginning at 4:30. There will be 11 bands performing represented from all five classes. The Marching Panthers are also pleased to present an exhibition performance from Campbellsville University. There will be concessions available and proceeds will go toward making this another year of success for the RHS band program.



Drumgole adds to RHS attack

The Russellville Panthers are favored to run their record to 5-0 Friday night when they entertain the Todd Central Rebels. Coach John Myers' team already had an excellent trio of running backs in Josh Bigbee, M.J. Jones & Dru West, but now it's a quartet with the return of junior Johnny Drumgole, who is back from a short stay in Georgia. In Barbara Taylor Smith's attached photo, Chris McGinnis talks with Jones while some of his fellow 1990 state champs talk with other team members last week. The 1980 state champs are to be honored at this game. See their story in the Sports section of The LoJo



Dog and cat wash Saturday at TSC

to benefit RHS Softball

A fundraiser for the Russellville High Softball Team will be held this Saturday at Tractor Supply Co. (TSC) across from RHS, beginning at 10 a.m. Dog and cat washes will be available along with other items such as keychains for sale. Calvin Head is the coach.



DAR to honor Constitution today

The Russellville Chapter of the DAR will be on Carrico Park Square today at 4 p.m. "waving flags, ringing bells and holding signs that show we Support and Celebrate the Constitution of the USA, says Chapter Regent Darlene Gooch.



Mt. Pleasant to celebrate 193rd

anniversary in Lewisburg

The members of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church will be celebrating their 193rd anniversary with a "Homecoming" day on Sunday, Sept. 20. The morning service will begin at 10:30, consisting of music by members of the congregation, the choir, other out-of-town guests, and special guest musician Aprile Hunt, from Danville. The morning message will be delivered by former member, retired teacher, and pastor John Paul Brady, from Raleigh, N.C. Pastor Tim Nugent and the members of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church family invite former members, family and friends, and members of the community to remain afterward for a covered-dish dinner and time of fellowship, reconnecting, and reminiscing. Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church is located at 954 Stacker St., Lewisburg.



Warrior Transition Battalion to take

rest stop in Russellville Friday

The American Red Cross will provide a rest stop for the Warrior Transition Battalion on Friday, Sept. 18 around 9:30 a.m. at the Shell station at the corner of U.S. 79 and U.S. 431 in Russellville. These service members will be riding their bicycles from Fort Knox to Fort Campbell on Thursday and Friday Linda Harlan says, “We have the honor to provide them with refreshments and encourage them during their ride. Please join us to honor this group of men and women.”



Dr. Kerr recovering, his office reopens

Dr. Paul Kerr continues his recovery from a serious motorcycle accident Aug. 26. He remains in Tristar Skyline Medical Center in Madison, Tenn. After numerous surgeries, he has begun physical rehabilitation this week. Family members say he is still not able to see many visitors. His dental staff has announced, “Dr. Kerr’s office will remain open with limited hours until he returns, as we work with other well-qualified professionals to continue to provide care for his patients.” They add, “We feel truly feel blessed to be able to say with real confidence that Dr. Kerr will make a full recovery. He will return to live and work in this wonderful community, as he has for 36 years. He will also take off a day here and there to attend UK basketball games.”



WRUS going off air temporarily

This afternoon WRUS will go off the air at 4:30 p.m., for a time of routine tower maintenance. According to Station Manager Chris McGinnis, "We will move some of our regular programming to accommodate this outage. ABC’s Tech Trends and the Gallagher Online report will be heard in the 3 p.m. hour. We will have the News You Want to Know at 4:05, followed by the Rock n Roll Community Calendar and Something to Think About. 



SKYCTC leader on Feedback today

On WRUS' Feedback, at 9:05 this morning, LEAD Executive Director Tom Harned will have a special guest, Dr. Phillip Neal, President/CEO of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College. Dr. Neal has led the way to SKYCTC becoming a leading source for associates degrees, helping students complete the first two years of college with smaller classes and less than half the cost of a four-year university.



Arby's remodeling begins tomorrow

Major remodeling will begin on the Russellville location of Arby’s Monday. According to one of the managers, Dale Meacham, the store will still be fully open the next two weeks. The following two weeks, the dining room will be closed but patrons can still be served via the drive-through. Then the fifth week, the restaurant will be closed for business while finishing steps are taken. Arby’s is located in the Logan Place shopping center across from Russellville High School. Pictures of the new look have been on signs in the parking lot for several weeks.



Panthers win Clash 41-6

Taking advantage of several turnovers by the Logan County Cougars, the Russellville Panthers won the Clash of the Cats 41-6 Friday at Rhea Stadium. Coach John Myers' team built that 41-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Josh Bigbee rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns on six carries, and Jason Mitchell intercepted two passes along with catching a touchdown pass from Jaylin McMurry. The Cougar touchdown came on the next-to-the-last-play of the game on a four-yard run by Billy Vick. Several members of the 1990 state champion RHS football team and the cheerleaders and coaches were honored at halftime.



Clash to be aired on video and radio

According to Russellville Athletic Director Calvin Head, tonight's Clash of the Cats will be aired on live video on the school's website at  Friday night football is streamed by the Russellville Junior Senior High School STLP Program! Also the game can be heard live tonight on WRUS with Chris McGinnis and Alex Watkins making the call. Pregame is at 6:30. A recorded version of the game featuring Andy and Zack Woodall can be heard on WRUS Saturday at 2 p.m. Both the radio and video versions can be seen or heard on the web as well worldwide.



Logan Youth Football League

 holding BBQ fundraiser

Logan County Youth Football League is having will have a lunch fundraiser Friday, Sept. 18. Ticket presale is going on now or they can be bought at the event. Vendors will be set up on Carrico Park Square in Russellville from 10:30-1:30 for those who want to come out and support the program. The menu is a barbecue sandwich (prepared by Rowdy Pig BBQ of Schochoh), bag of chips and a drink for $6.50.



Daymar assisting Agape and

Heaven Can Wait Friday

Daymar College is providing a place for those who would like to help Agape and Heaven Can Wait Animal Rescue Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. during Giving Back to Logan County Day. Agape needs non-perishable food items, clothing, household items (except mattresses and upholstered furniture) while Heaven Can Wait needs bleach, dog food, cat food and paper towels. Pets will be available for adoption.



Music on the Farm set at

South Union Shaker Village Saturday

Music on the Farm is the theme of a special day at the South Union Shaker Village this Saturday. From 2-5 p.m. there will be live music and “Southern delicacies,” including fried apple pies, fresh apple cider slushes, and homemade Shaker Sweet Potato Pie ice cream from Chaney’s Dairy Barn. Music will be by Dan Modlin, WKU Faculty Jazz Trio, South Union Shaker Quartet and Leiper’s Fork Bluegrass. Reservations are $15 person or $25 per couple with reservations. The fee for children ages 6-12 is $5 and free for 5 and under. For reservations, call 270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8370. It will be sponsored by Col. Robert & Cora Jane Spiller.



Panther JV game moved to Todd

The Russellville Junior Varsity game for Wednesday has now been moved to Todd County, according to Jennifer Myers. It will start at 6 p.m. Scheduling issues at Rhea Stadium have caused the change.



Panthers must stop Henderson

The Russellville Panthers rushed for 409 yards last week in a 42-21 win over the visting Fort Campbell Falcons, but Friday's emphasis will include trying to stop dynamic Butler County quarterback Rex Henderson, one of the most productive backs Coach Gwynne Gaddie's defense will face all season. M.J. Jones rushed for 172 yards on 11 carries last week while Dru West had 90 yards on 22 carries and Josh Bigbee 56 on 7 tries. Quarterback Jaylin McMurry also rushed for 56 yards, but it was his 32-yard TD pass to Jordan Blick that had fans talking. The game will be aired live on WRUS with John Brett Reynolds and Alex Watkins making the calls and comments.



Darden not on WKU travel squad

Former Russellville multi-sport star CoCo Darden has made the Western Kentucky University football team as a preferred walk-on defensive back, but he is not on the traveling squad for tonight's game at Vanderbilt. Kyle Neaves, director of Athletic Communications at WKU, tells The LoJo that Darden, who was Class 1A Player of the Year in Kentucky in 2014, has not been officially redshirted yet, but it is unlikely that he will play this season, as is the case with many freshmen on major college football teams.



Mt. Pleasant to celebrate

193rd anniversary in Lewisburg

The members of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church will be celebrating their 193rd anniversary with a "Homecoming" day on Sunday, Sept. 20. The morning service will begin at 10:30, consisting of music by members of the congregation, the choir, other out-of-town guests, and special guest musician Aprile Hunt, from Danville. The morning message will be delivered by former member, retired teacher, and pastor John Paul Brady, from Raleigh, N.C. Pastor Tim Nugent and the members of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church family invite former members, family and friends, and members of the community to remain afterward for a covered-dish dinner and time of fellowship, reconnecting, and reminiscing. Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church is located at 954 Stacker St., Lewisburg.



Upward Football starts tonight

Upward Football & Cheerleading starts its regular season tonight at Post Oak Baptist Church in Russellville. The Seahawks play the Eagles and the Ravens go against the Redskins with the Wildcats cheering at 6 p.m. The Colts will face the Cowboys with Sugar & Spice cheering at 7:15. Concessions, even meals, will be available.


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