The Year that was: News Briefs July-December
By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

LCHS seeks input on potential football coach
Logan County High School Principal Casey Jaynes has issued the following press release: "Logan County High School will be in the process of hiring a new football coach during the winter months. We believe that it is necessary to hear from various stakeholders in our learning community about this process. An email address has been established for community input. Please visit our school website at <> or visit us on Face-Book at Logan Cougars for a link to the email address. Anony-mous emails will not be considered during this process. Phone calls will not be accepted during this process.This email account will be checked on a daily basis. Replies will not be sent."
Lee Proctor , who coached the Cougars for a decade, resigned at the end of the 2010 season.

Guiling names assistant commonwealth attorneys
Logan/Todd Commonwealth Attorney Gail Guiling has announced that she has named two assistant county attorneys to work with her. They are Steve Kenney and Lora Lee Robey, each work-ing half-time in that position. Kenney, who is also an evangelist, has been serving as assistant county attorney under Tom Noe, who has left public practice. Robey, who is married to Eli Robey of the well-known Schochoh farming operation, has been clerking for Circuit Judge Tyler Gill. The position became available when Joe Ross was elected to succeed Noe.

Tim Davis wins 500th game as high school coach
Tim Davis
, who is the athletic director and boys basketball coach at Campbellsville High School, won his 500th game Dec.11 by a 58-56 count over Grayson County at North Hardin. His wife, Lewisburg native Joni Smock Davis, notes the Campbellsville newspaper says Tim is the 41st coach in Kentucky history it to reach that milestone. Davis is in his 31st year as a high school coach, including 16 at C’ville. His current superintendent is former Logan County track coach and assistant football and basketball coach Mike Deaton.
Davis’ first coaching success came at Marion County, where he guided the Knights to a state championship with UK-bound An-thony Epps leading the way.

Logan Connections: Top AP stories have local ties
The top two news stories in Kentucky in 2010, as chosen by the Associated Press, have strong Logan County ties. Number one is Dr. Rand Paul's victory in the U.S. Senate race, which drew the nation's attention. He is married to Russellville High School alum Kelley Ashby Paul. Second was the March traffic wreck on I-65, which left 11 people dead, including Joel Gingerich, 22, of Auburn, the 'fiance' of one of the daughters of a Mennonite family who list nine members in the crash, Rachel Esh. Another victim, Ashley Meshel Kramer of Franklin, had close relatives in Logan.

Host teams in action today in FSNB/Roy's Classic
All four host teams will be in action Monday as the First Southern National Bank/Roy's Bar BQ Holiday Classic 2010 gets underway. After afternoon action at both gyms, the RHS Lady Panthers (3-7) come into the tournament as champions, having won all three of their games in the Reidland Christmas Tournament, ending with a 55-54 win over the host team. Coach Dedra Adler's team will face Mayfield (4-4) at 6:30 p.m. at Jim Young Gymnasium. The Panthers (6-4) will try to break a two-game losing streak after falling to Fort Thomas Highlands and Perry County Central in a tournament at Mercer County. They also play Mayfield (4-4) following the girls game.
At Logan County High School, the Lady Cougars (2-5) will face Moore Traditional at 6 p.m. The Cougars (9-1) then will take on Caverna (3-7), a team they beat 76-52 last week for third place at Warren East.
Russell County's teams come in with impressive records with the girls at 8-2 and the boys 7-2. The complete brackets can be seen in a Sports story that ran on The LoJo in November.
The 8-0 and 9-1 starts for the Logan County boys basketball team this season are remarkable, especially when you consider that the program has averaged just seven wins per season in the 12 years since the Cougars got their last postseason victory in 1998. Five of those years, the win total didn’t reach nine the entire season, let alone before Christmas. Three other season totals were this same nine.

Lady Panthers champs of Reidland Tournament
The Russellville Lady Panthers won all three of their games in the Reidland Christmas Tournament this week, beating Fulton County 55-33, Lyon County 56-52 and the host team 55-54. Coach Dedra Adler's team had been winless going into the tournament, but is much improved lately with the players working together better and with the addition of 6-1 sophomore Kesi Neblett, who reported late after volleyball season.

Cougars' win streak to start the season ends at 8
After edging Louisville Shawnee 60-57 Monday in the first round of a tournament at Warren East, the Logan County Cougars lost 79-63 to John Hardin Tuesday. That ended Coach Harold Tackett's season-opening win streak at 8-0...The Russellville Panthers came back from a 30-point loss to a Florida team Monday in a tourna-ment at Mercer County to beat Marion County 71-56 Tuesday. Both tournaments continue Wednesday,

Civil Air Patrol to stage exercises at local airport
Dec. 29 and 30, the Russellville Logan County Airport will be a staging area for the United States Civil Air Patrol (CAP) to conduct a practice Search and Rescue Exercise the week after Christmas. This unit will conduct the exercise in conjunction with a statewide exercise by the Kentucky Civil Air Patrol Wing Headquarters in Frankfort, according to local airport manager Barry Smotherman.
Senior and Cadet CAP members will be using the RLC Airport Terminal building as a hub for CAP Pilot briefing, scanner briefing, logistics, administrative, radio operations and many other critical duties involved in scenarios such as this. There will be a CAP Cessna 172 flying these two days, locating strategic locations chosen by CAP Commanders around Logan County as well a CAP vehicle.
If the Civil Air Patrol is something you feel of interest for your as a senior member or your children as a cadet, this would be a good opportunity to stop by the airport on these dates between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cadets can join between the ages of 12-18 years and seniors 19 and above. CAP is a good way for the youth to see if aviation or the Air Force would be something of interest in their lives.

Arrangements completed for agent Marian Davis
Long-time Logan County Family and Consumer Science Agent Marian (Jeannie) Davis died Sunday afternoon. According to her cousin, retired state agriculture leader George Duncan, "She had a heart attack a week to ten days ago and had been on a ventilator." Viaitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Young Funeral Home in Russellville, and the funeral is at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23. Mrs. Davis followed the legendary Margaret Sullivan Berg as "home agent" and served in that capacity for many years

Christmas concert, free Christmas dinner offered
Impact-Change is offering a community Christmas concert and a free Christmas dinner Christmas week. The concert featuring "top performer from American Idol" Phil Stacey is scheduled Wednes-day, Dec. 22, from 7-9 p.m. at Crossroads Church. Eric Haley and Dana Reed will also perform. Pastor Chris Cowen plus Impact-Change leader Toby Baptiste will speak. Children's Cancer Center highlights will be shown and a community candlelight service will be held. Call 726-1400 for information.
Then on Christmas Eve a free Christmas dinner is being offered to those who need one. Delivery times are from 10:30-noon. Food preparation will be at Walnut Grove Church (dine-in 10:30-1) while dine-in will be at Cafe on 3rd from 10:30-1. Call 270-847-7981 to request meals.

Panthers hold off East, improve record to 5-1
After squandering a 22-point lead, the Russellville Panthers held off visiting Warren East 68-63 for their fifth straight win. Victor Hamptonled RHS with 17 points, while Kevin Temple added 16 and Devonta Bryant 13.

Auburn man elected national agriculture officer
Randy Mann , of Auburn has been elected secretary of the American Soybean Association. Alan Kemper of Lafayette, Ind. is the new president. Also elected were Vice President Steve Wellman of Syracuse, Neb. And Treasurer Danny Murphy of Canton, Miss.

Sye Head leads Kentucky runners in North Carolina
Six members of the Logan County cross country team ran in the Footlocker race in Charlotte, N.C. recently as members of the Kentucky Momentum Racing Team. Sye Head was the first Kentuckian to cross the finish line with a time of 16:36.6, a 7-second improvement on his best time ever. He finished 19th over-all and was named to the All-South Team. Noah Thomas finished 119th and had a personal best at 17:47.55.Colton Spencer was 129th at 17:55. Devon Cross was 22nd. All four ran better times than they did at Charlotte last year. Thomas Lyne of Olmstead was 26th in the 11-12 division and was honored for his top 30 finish Cory Ford of Auburn was 33rd in the 13-14 age group.

Russellville duo to play in Best of the Bluegrass
Senior backs D.J. Quarles and Devonte Bryant will be members of the state squad during the Best of the Bluegrass All Star Football Game at St. Xavier High School in Louisville Sunday at 1 p.m., RHS time. The game matches the state's best players against the best from Louisville. Two of the best all-around players in school history, Bryant and Quarles have been practicing since Thursday. Quarles has been named Region I Class 3A Player of the Year

Cougars, Panthers get district opening wins Friday
For the first time in five years, the Logan County Cougars beat Franklin-Simpson Friday, edging the Wildcats 67-65. Logan is now 4-0 on the season. Jon Richardson hit the winning free throw after three Cougars had fouled out.... The Russellville Panthers beat Todd Central 70-52 across town... Franklin and Todd won the girls games.

RHS alum's home to be featured in magazine
The home of Laura Milam Ross and her husband Matt is being featured in the winter issue of Atomic Ranch, a magazine devoted to mid-century homes. The house is a true contemporary design by architect John Randal McDonald and was built in 1959 in Lexington. Laura, a 1996 Russellville High School graduate, wrote the major text of the article, "Martini House in a Mint Julep State," and Matt did much of the photography. Laura and Matt, Lexington attorneys, have completed some renovations and have more planned to restore the house to its original intent. Atomic Ranch, Winter Issue 2010, will be on sale in the next few days in major bookstores, including Barnes and Noble and Books A Million.

Russellville's Myers 3A state coach of the year
John Myers , Russellville High School's head football coach as well as itsprincipal, has been named the Kentucky Football Coaches Association/Russell Athletic Coach of the Year for Class 3A. The Panthers reached the state semifinals for the third time in the four years RHS was in 3A. Anthony Wales of state champion Louisville Central is state 3A player of the year. Five of the 6 state coaches of the year are from western Kentucky. In addition to Myers, they are Joe Morris of Mayfield, Steve Duncan of Mur-ray, Brad Hood of Allen County-Scottsville, Mike Rogers of Warren Central and Bryson Warner of Ryle.

Panthers win by 90 points over Falcons
The basketball team from Fort Camp-bell High School had a rough night in the Land of Logan Tuesday. Coach Dennis Pardue'sRussellville Panthers romped past the Falcons 115-25 at Jim Young Gymnasium. Victor Hampton hit all 13 of his shots to lead the way with 26 points.

Christmas events at Schochoh, Red River
The 21st Annual Schochoh Christmas Parade will begin at 2 p.m. A complimentary meal will be served after the parade at the Schochoh Community Center. Candlelight Christmas at Red River tat the Red River Meeting House will follow at 4 p.m. with dulcimer music and the Christmas story by candlelight. Light refreshments and spiced cider will be served. See details in Red River Awakenings in Features.

Undefeated Logan basketball teams in action tonight
After winning their season openers earlier this week, the basketball teams of Logan County High will play tonight. The Cougars, who romped over Whitesville Trinity 92-40 Tuesday, go to Warren East (0-1). The Lady Cougars, who beat Warren Central 43-26, will entertain Ohio County. One of the players for Ohio County is Caitlin Jones, a freshman who spent her early school years here. She had a headline-making volleyball season.

Auburn Historical Society Homes Tour Sunday
Auburn Museum and three homes will be on the Auburn Historical Society Tour of Homes on Sunday, Dec. 5; from 3-6:p.m. Tickets are $10 per person for the entire tour and may be purchased only at the Auburn Museum at the beginning of the tour. Children under 12 are free. Proceeds will be utilized for the continued preservation of the museum.
Homes on this year’s tour will be two belonging to Grover and Mary Corum, 163 and 167 N. Lincoln Street, and the home of Jeremy and Stephanie Loveall, 239 Viers Streetm which was the home in the mid-19th century of early Auburn leader John Viers and his family. The Auburn museum is located at 433 W. Main Street.

T oys for tots Benefit Singing set Saturday
A Toys for Tots Benefit Singing will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Old Logan County Courthouse, organized by Travis Bryan. Performing will be Cathy Wilkins Ackerman, Tim Harris, the Turner Family, The Challengers, Lack Sisters, The Bilbreys, Larry Houchin, Bonnie Poe, Shawn Sattazahn, Charles R. Crafton & Chloe Logan . Those attending are asked to bring an unwrapped toy.

Thanksgiving meals offered at Crittenden Drive today
Crittenden Drive Church of Christ is again preparing and offering Thanksgiving dinners to those who would like to have one, either at the church or by delivery. Dine-in times will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. and no reservation is required. Deliveries will begin at 1 p.m. Anyone who would like a meal delivered can contact the church office at 726-6583 throughout the day. Sisters Julie Davenport and Annelle Whiteare chairing the outreach. (Note: Over 900 meals were delivered and about 1,200 people fed.)

Tilghman scores in final minute to edge Panthers
Russellville led visiting Paducah Tilghman 14-3 going into the final quarter Friday, but the Blue Tornado completed a touchdown pass with 52 seconds remaining to win 17-14 in the state 3A quarterfinals. The defending state champions benefited from the officials calling a sidelines violation against the Panthers with slightly over a minute remaining, converting a 4tsh and 1 for the Blue Tornado.
Roy’s closed this weekend after co-owner’s death
Roy’s Barb-B-Q is closed today and Sunday following the death of co-owner Roger Morgan following a long battle with cancer. Visitation at Young Funeral Home Russellville Chapel begins at 5 p.m. today with services Sunday at 2 p.m.

Christmas in November craft show this weekend
The 10th annual Christmas in November craft show will be held this Saturday from 9-5 and Sunday from 1-5 at the Recreation Center, 190 S. Winter Street in Russellville. It features free admission; door prizes and a variety of handmade or hands-on crafts.. Elaine Dixonof the Logan County Craft Club is in charge, as always.

Lee Proctor resigns as Cougar football coach
Lee Proctor , who has coached Logan County football longer than anyone else in team history, has resigned his coaching position, various outlets are reporting. The Cougars finished 1-9 this year and went 32-84 in his 11 seasons as coach. Proctor was the first Cougar football player to get a college scholarship and was an assistant coach for the school before becoming head coach.

Non-partisan voter rally offered Monday on square
A Voter Rally will be held Monday on the square in Russellville 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a non-partisan event, to encourage voters to get out and vote Nov. 2. All candidates (Republican, Democrat, write-in and non-partisan) may bring their signs and hold them up. "We want people to vote; this is just a reminder for them to go to the polls and vote," says Mary Vaccarella, one of the planners.

Panthers triple Cougars 60-21 in Clash of the Cats
The Russellville Panthers (7-3) used their quickness to beat the Logan County Cougars 60-21 Friday.Quarterback D.J. Quarles had 223 total yards and was part of five touchdowns. Zach Hines and Victor Hampton each scored twice. Davonta Bryant ran for almost 100 yards. The Cougar offense started strong with John Logan Dockins throwing a pair of touchdown passes to Cody Thurston. A PAT byJustin Rone gave Logan a 13-12 lead after a quarter, but by the half RHS led 41-13. Dockins was 13 of 24 passing for 153 yards. The end of Logan's 1-9 season came with the school being penalized for not have a chain crew for downs markers, Coach Lee Proctor being ejected, and the defense giving up 60 points for the third straight game and 49 or more in 5 of the last 6 games.

RMS Panthers reach state football Final Four
This past Saturday saw Russellville Middle School Football putting on a clinic. Electricity was in the air for great football action. It was just a year ago that Russellville found themselves in the same situation and looked destined for Lexington but came up short. These young, inexperienced Panthers rose to the occasion this year. Caverna, which was missing three of their all state players in the first game when they played Russellville, was poised to come in and give Russellville all they could handle. “Caverna is a good football team, which ended the year 6-3," said RMS coach Toby Baptiste, whose team won 40-0
Russellville dominated on offense, putting up 320 yards of total offense. Trey Patterson had 7 carries for 86 yards and 2 TDs and Desmon Quarles 11 for 58 for 2 more.. Coco Darden went 5-9 passing for 102 yards with Jake Proctor catching two of those for 50 yards total. The offensive line blocked well. Bubba Duncan scoring on a 28-yard pass from Darden, who put the game away on a 75-yard interception returned back for a TD. Defensive Captain Quarles had the wrecking crew firing on all cylinders.
Truston Clayton had 5 solo tackles. “Coach Greg Meacham and Coach Roger Daniel deserve a lot of credit," said Baptiste

Electric Love Bomb to play KISS concert in Franklin
On Friday, Oct. 29, the rock band Electric Love Bomb will perform as a KISS tribute band at Franklin's Goodnight Memorial Auditorium. The Russellville-oriented band's members are Jared Decker (guitar and vocals), Lejoe Young (drums), Scott Simpson (bass & vocals) and Travis McIntosh (vocals and guitar). Jared, Lejoe and Scott are all members of Travis Tritt's current touring road band . The band will perform a complete two-hour set of KISS music in makeup and costume for their Halloween celebration. Tickets are $7 a person, and $10 per couple at the door The show starts at 7 p.m.

Givin' Back sponsoring pre-Clash Meet & Greet
A Meet & Greet in honor of the Clash of the Cats will be held at Russellville's Jim Young Gymnasium Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. It will be broadcast live on WRUS with LCHS & RHS coaches. Photos with players, autograph books, signature t-shirts, and concessions will be available. There will be a Pep Rally from 5-6:30 p.m. A Spirit Stick Award will be based on Car Decorations, Signs, Wearing of School Colors, Face Painting, and any other display of school spirit. All football players from both schools who played during the Clash years from 1988-present will be recognized. LCHS and RHS bands will be performing. Everyone is welcome. The event is sponsored by Givin' Back.

Miles Farm Supply sells fertilizer, equipment divisions
Employees of the fertilizer division of Miles Farm Supply have been notified that the Owensboro-based company's fertilizer division has been sold to Agrium, which operates Crop Production Services plants in 48 states, including one in Russellville. Miles has three local fertilizer sites, Russellville Crop Services, Schochoh Crop Service and Allenville Crop Service. Miles employees say the change should come in mid-November but that they know little about long-range plans. Miles has also sold its equipment division
to Owensboro-based Ohio Valley Ag, whose only other location is just off the Russellville bypass.

UAW ratifies new 3-year contract with Sensus
UAW members of Sensus Precision Die Casting in Russellville have ratified a new three-year contract, according to UAW International Representative Tim Smith, who was involved in the negotiations. He said the vote was 119-49 to accept the contract. Sensus is in the original location of Rockwell Manufacturing Company.
Auburn Community Health Clinic accepting patients
Michelle Mitchell , director of business development at Logan Memorial Hospital, has announced that the Auburn Community Health Clinic is now open and accepting new patients of all ages, infant through geriatrics. The clinic will treat illnesses and minor injuries, perform physicals and give immunizations. The office of Nurse Practitioner Stacia Washer is located in Auburn on 68/80 near Subway. Walk-ins are welcome and most insurance types accepted. The hours of operation are Monday - Thursday 8-5, Friday 8 a.m.-noon and Saturday by appointment. For more information call 542-5500.
Fund established to aid wounded Auburn soldier
An account has been established at Auburn Banking Co. to aid the family of an Auburn soldier who has been seriously wounded . J. D. 'Jack' Williams was the lead in a Scout patrol in Afghanistan and stepped on an explosive device. He is currently in Germany being made well enough to travel to Walter Reed Army Hospital where he will eventually be fitted for artificial limbs. Donations can be made at the Auburn Minit Mart where his wife Ashlee is a manager or at Auburn Bank locations in Auburn and Russellville

Dockins' event postponed, but outlook for wife good
A reception honoring Frank Dockins Jr. planned at Bethany Church of Christ this Sunday has been postponed. Dockins has preached on behalf of the church Sunday mornings on WRUS for almost 55 years. His wife, Davy Lee Dockins, suffered a serious stroke early Saturday and was in critical condition. Her condition was much improved Monday, however, and she was able to talk with family.

Panthers clinch 3 A district; Cougars eliminated in 4A
With a 49-22 win over Adair County Friday, the Russellville Pan-thers (5-3 overall, 3-0 district) clinched the top seed in their Class 3A district, regardless of what they do against the visiting Butler Bears next week. Edmonson County would also be 3-1, but the Panthers have a win over them. Meanwhile with a 61-12 loss to undefeated Allen County-Scottsville, the Logan County Cougars (1-7. 0-3) cannot make the 4A playoffs, even if they beat Franklin-Simpson (4-4, 2-1 this week. The best they could do is tie Warren East (2-7, 1-3) for the fourth spot, and East (2-7, 1-3) would take the tiebreaker.

State champion Panthers of '80 to be honored
Plans are to honor Russellville's first state champion football team later this season. Team member Tim Allen reports that the 1980 team's 30th anniversary will be observed at Ken Barrett Field on Oct. 22 when RHS plays Butler County. A tent will be set up out-side Rhea Stadium. Team members, cheerleaders and coaches are asked to start gathering at 5 p.m. Allen would like to hear from anyone who can attend at 270-221-0358.

RHS legacies playing in state golf tournaments
Mallory Lovell was the youngest player in the girls state golf tournament for the second year in a row. The fifth grader from Scott County finished 72nd in the Leachman/KHSAA State Tournament at Bowling Green Country Club. She is the daughter of RHS graduateCarrie Milam Lovell and her husband Jonathan and the granddaughter of Joe and Sheryl Milam of Lewisburg. Meanwhile juniorDrake Duncan will lead South Warren's first team to state Friday. The former Greenwood standout is the son of David Duncan, a former RHS golfer, and the grandson of Buddy and Mattie Duncan of Russellville.

Lady Cougars win 8th straight district v'ball title
Matches were so lopsided in the 13th District volleyball tournament Tuesday that Logan County had already won its 8th consecutive championship before the finals were scheduled to begin. The Lady Cougars (24-12) beat Todd Central (5-22) and Russellville (16-18) beat Franklin-Simpson (2-26), both in two games, to start the evening. Then Logan won the title in straight games over the Lady Panthers. Both teams will play in next week's regional on defending champion Greenwood's home court. Logan has not lost to RHS, Todd or Franklin-Simpson since falling to F-S in three games on Aug. 17, 2004 in the first match of that season

Gospel singing this afternoon at Crittenden Drive
The 3rd Annual Gospel Singing at Crittenden Drive Church of Christ in Russellville will be held Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Steve McCarley, Frank Walton and Todd Walker will be the leaders of acappela congregational singing with hundreds of voices blending together. There is no charge and everyone is welcome to sing.

Auburn soldier seriously injured in Afghanistan
On Saturday morning, an Auburn soldier was seriously wounded. J. D. 'Jack' Williams was the lead in a Scout patrol in Afghanistan and stepped on an explosive device, injuring him seriously. His wife, Ashlee Duncan Williams, is the assistant manager of the Minit Mart in Auburn. They have an 11-month old daughter named Kaelyn. J.D. is stationed at Fort Campbell. He is expected to be transported to Walter Reed Army Hospital this week, A Facebook page called "We love you Jack Williams" has also been created.

Burkes Outlet's Russellville store open for sales
The opening was unannounced and the location is not yet shown on the corporate website, but the chain retailer Brukes outlet has been open for business this weekend in Russellville. The store is located in the former Goody's building. near Mighty Dollar.

Panthers beat Hoptown; Cougars lose close in district
In a pair of home games, the Russellville Panthers beat Hopkins-ville 32-23 Friday while the Logan County Cougars lost a close district game to Warren East 26-20.

Supporters urged to vote daily for Theater project
Main Street Russellville is competing for a large grant to fund im-provements to the 4th Street Theater through Pepsi. Anyone who has ties to Logan County is encouraged to vote daily throughout October at or text 103345 to 73774.

Harold Prince seeking reelection as a write-in
Harold Prince , one of the longest-serving magistrates in Logan County history, filed his paperwork Thursday as a write-in candidate for the second district magisterial seat. He will run against Jack Crossley, who defeated him for the Democratic nomination in the May primary..

Magistrate Dickie Carter to run as write-in
First District Magistrate Dickie Carter plans to file the paperwork this week as a write-in candidate for that same office in the November general election. Carter lost to fruit and vegetable broker Russell Poore by 12 votes for the Democratic nomination in May. He says he has been told by several people who live in the district that they didn't bother to vote in the primary because they thought he would win so easily. He also believes many Logan Countians will not vote the straight Democratic ticket in this election and that the use of paper ballots now should help write-in candidates.

Logan's Hudnall state v'ball player of the week
Hannah Hudnall of the Logan County Lady Cougars was named Kentucky Player of the Week in volleyball by for the third week in September. In the Lady Cougars' first 61 games, the senior led the team with 548 attacks, 229 digs and 196 kills. She was third in aces at 33 and second in serve receiving with 251.

Cougar Will McKenzie qualifies for state golf
Will McKenzie has become only the third boys golfer in Logan County High School history to qualify for the KHSAA State Tournament. He fired a 2-over-par 74 for fifth place overall at the Regional Tournament at Kenny Perry's Country Creek Golf Course in Franklin Tuesday. The other two Cougars to qualify were Kelley Jordan, who graduated in 2003, and J.T. Richardson, Class of ’07.

D.J. Quarles in running for state player of week
Russellville’s D.J. Quarles has been nominated for the TACKLING TOBACCO Player of the Week as the best high school football player in Kentucky. Fans can vote online for the weekly The winner will be announced Friday. RHS Coach John Myers has called Quarles' performance in a win over Hopkinsville the best he has ever seen by a high school player.

Make it Mayor McPherson, Councilman McCormick
During a special meeting Friday, Russellville City Council chose one of its own, Lanny McPherson, as interim mayor for 3 months, Oct. 1-Dec, 31 following the resignation of Mayor Gene Zick. The council picked former Logan County Board of Education member and Solid Waste Coordinator Mike McCormick to fill McPherson's council seat in the interim.

Fund raiser being organized for Myers' brother
The brother of former Logan County High School Spanish teacher Touria Myers (and the brother-in-law of LCHS chemistry teacher Sam Myers) needs a liver transplant. Their friends have decided to hold a fund raiser, the Festival of Hope, Oct. 16 at Bowling Green High School from 2-6: p.m. The first organizational meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the BGH library. Anyone who can is urged to attend. Others who will serve on a committee are asked to contact the Myers family

Fellowship Church plans open house Sunday
Fellowship Church will hold open house this Sunday for the public to see the congregation's new building at the curve connecting Franklin and East Fourth streets in Russellville, across from the Logan County Health Department. It will be from 2-4 p.m.

Voice of the Patriots program to be held Saturday
Crossroads Church will be the site Saturday as the Burden Bearers Chaplaincy program holds a Voice of the Patriots program at 7:30 p.m. to honor police, fire, military and emergency service personnel with live music, honor guard and prayer, as well as hamburgers, hot dogs, cotton candy and popcorn and there will be inflatables for the kids. For more info call Chaplain Mike Humble at 725-1610 or pastor Chris Cowen at 726-1400. It would be a good idea to bring your own lawn chairs.

City wide yard sale to be held in Adairville Saturday
Adairville will hold its city wide yard sale today. Anyone wanting to participate should put out directional signs to their house. Participants can set up in the downtown area on a first-come, first-served basis. Tables will not be provided; bring your own. Questions: call Donna Blake at 772-2175.

Mayor Zick resigns, Neil Kerr named city attorney
Gene Zick resigned as mayor of Russellville at Tuesday's council meeting, WRUS News reports. The resignation is effective next week, Sept. 30, three months before his term would have ended. The council has 30 days after that to name a replacement. Also the council voted to employ Neil Kerr as city attorney, replacing Bob Hedges, who had resigned earlier. Kerr announced he will not continue his candidacy for the council, WRUS reports.

Logan goes 8-0 in Cougar Challenge v'ball, now 18-2
The Logan County Lady Cougars won their own 12-team volleyball tournament this weekend, going 8-0. Logan beat Green County, Warren East and Elizabethtown twice, with the finals against E'town lasting until about 11 p.m., about the same time Friday's action ended. The win improved the team's record to 18-2. Logan's freshman team won the Silver Bracket of a ninth graders' event at Owensboro Apollo.

GOP Women to hear Americanism essays
The Logan County Republican Women's Club will meet Tuesday, July 20, at GOP Headquarters on the Carrico Square in Russellville at 5:30 p.m. The program will be the reading of the "What America Means to Me" essays by the winners of the contest: first place Olivia Batchelor; second place Amanda Crutchfield; third place tie by Ann-Meguiar Bouldin and Logan Johnson. The public is always invited.

Brown elected Logan's first female Farm Bureau head
Frances Kirk Brown was elected the first woman president of Logan County Farm Bureau at Saturday's annual meeting. She and her husband Bradley have been workers for the organization for many years, and no Logan family is more associated with farming than the Browns, especially in tobacco sales.

Southern KY Sluggers 11s win two tournaments
Donovan Alderson came on with the bases loaded and struck out three Indiana Spikes batters in a 3-1 victory by the Southern KY Sluggers' 11-and-under team in the D&B Fall Slam in Hopkinsville recently. The team went 4-0 for their second straight champion-ship. Other team members are Austin Rayno, Jackson Campbell, Kaleb Justice, D.J. Beard, Jordan Blick, Jackson Steward, Nick Wooden, Tanner Baldwin, Koby Wall and Gage Ward. Coaches are Kyle Wall, Travis Steward and Curt Whittington.

Auburn Autumn Days set for this weekend
Auburn Autumn Days starts Friday with Family Fun Night at the city park. Sponsored by the Auburn Tourism Commission, Saturday's activities include a pancake breakfast, vendors all up and down Main Street, a dunking booth, pony rides, quilt show, modular railroad display, open house at the museum and a drawing for a unique piece of furniture from Colonial House Furniture of Auburn. Shriners clowns will also welcome visitors.

Cougars lose close; Panthers doubled by East
The Logan County Cougars built a 14-0 first-quarter lead but lost their third straight game at Webster County 28-22 Friday. Todd Haleyand Justin Rone scored the touchdowns and Brice Moore caught the conversion pass. East used three long screen passes and took advantages of the Cougars' lack of ball control late in the second quarter to take the lead... Warren East scored the first seven times it had the ball on the way to a 49-24 win over unin-spired Russellville (1-2).

Football classes to change for local schools
Coaches of local high school teams expect their classifications to change in the future. Principal/Coach John Myers says Russellville has filed paperwork for Class A in upcoming seasons. RHS is in its fourth year of "playing up" in Class 3A and has met the state champion two of those years in the later rounds of the playoffs. Logan County Coach Lee Proctor says the Cougars will probably have to move up to 5A because of increased enrollment.

Lewisburg Charity Golf Scramble set for Dunmor
Lewisburg IGA & Lewisburg Lions Charity Golf Tournament will be held at Dunmor Lakeside Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 11. The fee is $40 per player; checks should be made to Lewisburg Lions Club, Att: James Justice, 270 Center Street, Russellville. The entry deadline is Sept. 7. Contact Justice at 755-5919 days or 726-8162 at night or Gordon Foster at 755-4516.

Panthers sting Hornets 52-12 in Pigskin Classic
D.J. Quarles had a big game as 9 Panthers scored in Russellville's 52-12 win over Metcalfe County in the Pigskin Classic at Franklin Saturday. Quarles threw 3 TD passes and ran for another, totaling 226 yards. Also scoring 6 were Davonta Bryant, Layton Bush, Zac Hines, Antonio Todd, Kevin Temple, Demarcus Hampton & Victor Hampton. Travez Hampton kicked 3 PATs. The Panthers totaled 454 yards and held the Hornets to 95 yards total offense.

Greenwood dominates distressed Cougars

A strong Greenwood team dominated the emotionally stressed Logan County Cougars 45-0 Friday. Zack Pillow, son of former RHS center Hayden Pillow, and Jeremy James, nephew of Auburn teacher Karen Hughes, led the Gator defense in the shutout. The Cougars will be honorary pallbearers as will the track team at the funeral of former teammate Thomas Washington Saturday afternoon at Townsend Grove Baptist Church.

Russellville's Hatchett named WKU golf coach
Phillip Hatchett , a former Russellville High School and WKU golf standout, has been chosen to fill the newly created full-time posi-tion of Western Kentucky University men's golf coach. The job had been previously filled on a part-time basis. RHS boys and girls golf has known great success in recent years, and many of the players attribute Hatchett's teaching to much of their success.

Services set for former Lewisburg mayor Martin
Funeral services will be held Thursday for former Lewisburg mayor Milford Martin. He was a fixture with The Crusaders, a popular gospel quartet, for 34 years. A complete obituary can be read by clicking on the Price Funeral Home site on this page.

Lee Dockins chosen for International Olympics again
Logan County High School graduate Lee Dockins has been named to the U.S. team which will compete in the International Special Olympics Games in Athens, Greece in 2011. She recently earned five gold medals in gymnastics at the Kentucky Special Olympics. Dockins earlier competed in the international games in China. She is coached by Logan County Gymastics' Donnie Porter.

Stratton leads LCHS soccer to first-ever home win
The Cougars played the first home soccer game for boys high school soccer at Logan County Tuesday against Franklin- Simpson and won 2 - 0. The first goal was scored by Landon Stratton. Eric Evans is the coach..

Contested races added to general election
Two city councils races and one school board seat that has drawn two candidates join the contested races on the November general election ballot. Ten people are running for Auburn Council: Jesse Duer, Rex Evans, Gayle Gregory, Michael Hughes, Jim Kutzman, Norma Kutzman, Steve Montgomery, Bobby Price and Tim Williams along with write-in candidate Martha Covington. At Adairville these seven citizens want six Council seats: Donna Blake, Danny Finch, Nannette Starks King, Tony Nichols, Bill Steen, Becky Tinch and Art Violette. Running for the Auburn seat on the Logan County Board of Education are Tim Hall and Ann Scott.

Riley-White to close briefly Wednesday for funeral
Riley-White, one of Russellville's leading retailers, will be closed from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for the funeral of Mrs. Harriet White, mother of the pharmacy's namesake and pharmacist, Jerry White.

Actors, extras needed for Pepsi video Monday
On Monday, Aug. 16, Main Street Russellville will be filming a Pepsi Refresh Project Video at the 4th Street Theater. Actors and extras of all ages are needed to be a part of the video. "We need enough people to fill the auditorium of the old theater," says Main Street Director Darlene Gooch. Free hot dogs will be available at 5:30 p.m Filming begins at 6. If the video is a winner, funds could be awarded for continued remodeling.

Lewisburg mayor's race to be contested
Although incumbent Ken Whitson is not seeking reelection, a con-tested mayor's race will be held in Lewisburg. County Clerk Scottie Harper has announced that Lucian Hunt Jr. has filed his candidacy papers. Tina Callahan-Dye had already filed. The deadline for non-partisan office filing is next Tuesday, Aug. 10.

Meguiar transferring, to play for Murray State
Erica Meguiar,
who was the starting catcher for the University of the Cumberlands this spring as a freshman, is transferring to Murray State University, where she will play softball. She will be the first Logan County (or Russellville) graduate to play NCAA softball. She will team and room with Ali Hart of Greenwood.

Center Baptist homecomers visit Thomas home
A pilgrimage back in time…a new generation revisits a piece of the past. Part of the congregation from Center Baptist Church in South Union took a step back into the past Sunday, Aug. 1 as part of the church’s homecoming. Members of the congregation drove back to the home of Herbert and Lynne Thomas of South Union to revisit a part of their past and to show the present generation where the roots of their church were buried the deepest.
The Thomases' present home sits on the original foundation of Center Baptist Church and from these beginnings a church strong in faith and ever mindful of the Lord's word was formed. According to information from Catherine McCutchen, Center Baptist Church was organized in 1880. The ground to build the church on was donated by Mrs. Fannie McCutchen. The old well that the church members drank from is still a working well. The church members were treated to cold, clear water from the same well that their ancestors drank from on Sunday mornings.
In 1945 the original church building was disassembled board by board and rebuilt on the present site on land donated by a church member, Deacon Southerland. "As their host, I was pleased to have met these wonderful people from this congregation," Lynne Thomas says. Their visit was closed with a word of prayer and a reading from the book of Lamentations.

Babe Ruth team loses 1st game in multi-state regional
The Logan Babe Ruth 15-year-old stars lost their Ohio Valley Regional tournament opener Friday 13-6 to West Virginia, which was playing in its home state. Starting pitcher Ryan Basham doubled & singled and drove in 2 runs. Logan plays again in the tourney.
Sluggers 16U team on 17-game win streak
The Logan County-based Kentucky Sluggers take their 17-game win streak into action this weekend in a tournament in Bardstown. They have won two tournaments this month. Three team members are at the 15-year-old regional. They are players Ryan Basham, Dustin Cartas and Thomas Miller. The Sluggers lost the opening game of the season and have won every game since.
Former Lewisburg principal gets top honor
Paul Mullins , principal of LaRue County High School, has been named the school-level Administrator of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. He is a former principal at Lewisburg Elementary School. Mullins is entering his sixth year as principal at LaRue County.
State champ Logan Babe Ruth to play in West Va.
A lengthy rain delay and a deficit on the scoreboard didn't stop the Logan Babe Ruth 15-year-old stars from winning their state title Monday at Glasgow. A game that was supposed to start at 6 p.m. got underway at 8:30 after 2.5 tons of soil drier were applied. The Logan team led 4-1, but Henderson took a lead before Logan won 10-6. The team now travels to Clarksburg, W.Va. for Ohio Valley Region play this weekend. See the team's picture and players' names in a story in the Sports section.
Babe Ruth stars win 1st three games at state
Chris Powell slid in with the go-ahead run in a 6-5, 10-inning win over St. Matthews in Babe Ruth 15 State action Saturday. Then they beat Breckinridge County 10-3. Gage Hales and Zack Lee combined to shut out Hart County 13-0 Thursday in the team's opening game.
Humbles host Pan American event at Park Mammoth
The Pam American Shotgun Competition is underway in the Mammoth Cave area. Retired General Jerry Humble and his wife Margaretof Russellville are among the owners of the Rockdale Shooting Center. Headquarters for the international event are at Park Mammoth Resort, which the Humbles' limited partnership also owns. The competition is scheduled to end Sunday.
John Casey Memorial Concert set today
The third annual John Casey Memorial Concert will be a fund raiser to assist Dream Riders. It will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Logan County Courthouse. A large number of people will perform, including his close friend Travis Bryan. John Casey was the on-air name for the late Johnny Brown, a WRUS radio personality. A silent auction will also be held. For more information, call 604-3834.
Relay donations total over $134,000, more coming
Lorrie Hopper , chair of the Logan County Relay for Life, issued the following report today: "We are over $134,000 now. I got a call from Pennyrile Electric this morning that they are sending some money to us, so we will be adding that to this years’ total. We areover where we were last year by about $3,000; that is so exciting with the economy still being down.
Tech school principal resigns, succeeds dad
Grayson Wells has resigned as principal of the Russellville Area Technical School to become principal of Muhlenberg South Elementary School. He succeeds his dad, Joe Wells, who has retired after serving for decades as an administrator in the Muhlenberg County schools, including Lake Malone Elementary. Grayson Wells is a 1990 graduate of Logan County High School.
Chubby Carrier, band to perform Friday in Russellville
The Russellville Blues Society invites everyone to the 2nd event of the Mary Ann Fisher Summer Concert Series, on Friday, July 16, when Louisiana native Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band bring their brand of “High Energy, Swamp- Funky Zeydeco" music. Those attending will get that New Orleans feeling under the stars The free event will be held on the lawn of the West Kentucky African American Heritage Museums at the corner of 6 th and Morgan streets in Russellville.
Industry offered state incentives to locate in Logan
A plant which would process raw materials for Logan Aluminum has been offered state tax incentives to locate in Logan County, the Park City Daily News reports. Magpro of Kentucky would em-ploy 40 people in the processing of magnesium after a $14 million investment. The newspaper says Magpro, which would be located in an existing building here, is also considering sites in Indiana or Tennesee
Cougars play well in pair of summer b'ball camps
Coach Harold Tackett's Logan County Cougars were big winners in two summer basketball camps. The varsity basketball team had a combined record of 19-3 in camps at Georgetown College and at Morehead State University. Assistant Coach Mike Draper says key players included senior Troy Graham, Tyler Davenport and Drake Downey, juniors Twin Lancaster and Aratan Martin, and sophomore Torin Graham.
Auburn Cruise-In scheduled Saturday at park
The annual Auburn Cruise-In featuring classic vehicles will be held today at McCutchen-Coke Park in Auburn. There is no charge to see the vehicles, and participants will be treated to a meal by the organizing committee. Awards will be given for People's Choice and Mayor's Choice. J.R. Cundiff and Bob Wylie are in charge.
Mark Thompson opens baseball training clinic
Mark Thompson , who pitched in the major leagues for the Rockies and the Cardinals and graduated from Logan County High School, has opened a baseball training clinic in Bowling Green.
Russellville plans 4th of July observance Monday
The city of Russellville will hold its July 4 observance Monday, July 5 at 10 a.m. in Carico Park Square. Special speakers will be Joe Harlan of Adairville and his son, Joe Michael Harlan of Russellville. Both will speak on their time in the military. The younger Harlan served in the Green Berets.

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