News Briefs on The LoJo for October 2016
By Jim Turner

Posted on December 4, 2016 11:46 PM

Oct 31, 2016

Cougar football named state

team of week, Ezell honored

Following their 56-point outburst in a streak-breaking win at Todd Central Friday, Cn2 Sports of Louisville has named the Logan County Cougars Team of the Week in Kentucky. According to Athletic Director Greg Howard, a crew will be at LCHS Tuesday to film a feature on Coach Todd Adler's team for airing around the commonwealth. Meanwhile Howard says that freshman quarterback Tyler Ezell has been named Bowling Green Daily News Male Athlete of the Week, which will be announced Wednesday. Adler also says that five Cougars have been honored by the SKY Conference. Offensive lineman Caden McKinnis is first team offensive lineman, Dontavius Blann second team defensive back, Nate Offutt second team defensive lineman, and Lorenzo Garcia & Robert Dancer honorable mention.

Oct 30, 2016

Marching Panthers finish 7th at state

The Russellville Marching Panthers finished seventh in the state Saturday in Louisville. Director Brian Brown's group competed with the other top 16 bands in Class 1A. "So proud of this group and the work they have done on this year's program!" says Principal Kim McDaniel. This was Russellville's 12th straight year to qualify for state, according to WRUS' John Brett Reynolds.

Oct 29, 2016

Trio of Logan roads to be resurfaced

Three Logan County roads are to get asphalt resurfacing in the next few days. They are KY 591 Prices Mill Road - from mile point 5.60 to 10.869, a 5.27-mile section, KY 664 Sulphur Springs Road - from mile point 5.405 to 7.683, a 2.28-mile section, and KY 848 Darnall Road - from mile point 0.00 to 2.04, a 2.04-mile section. All three are anticipated to have a one-lane roadway controlled by flaggers.

Oct 28, 2016

Cougars outscore Todd 56-27 to break losing streak

Beating the streak and Todd Central, the Logan County Cougars' first win in over four years Friday in Elkton came by a 56-27 score. Freshman quarterback Tyler Ezell completed 17 of 33 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a score. Dontavius Blann caught eight of those passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. Lorenzo Garcia rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries, and freshman Gary Hardy had 84 yards and a TD on 10 carries. The Dancers, Robert and Anthony, each scored a defensive touchdown. The first win of their careers came in their last game as a Cougar for seniors Lane Barry, Nick Blakemore, Austin Bruce, Peyton Chick, Robert Dancer, Lorenzo Garcia, Dalton Nash, Nate Offutt, Cody Pendergrass, Kobe Terry, Dakota Walker and Tyler West. The workhorse for Todd Central was senior Trey Dickerson, who carried the ball 31 times for 170 yards and four touchdowns.


Oct 28, 2016

F-S breaks open 7-7 tie to beat Panthers 34-7

Russellville scored on its first possession Friday and never crossed the goal line again. After Dru West's 3-yard TD run and Milam Watkins' conversion three minutes into the game, the Panthers and Franklin-Simpson were tied 7-7 late in the third quarter. Then the Wildcats scored on four straight possessions to win 34-7. F-S improved to 10-0 as the regular season ended. RHS goes into the playoffs next week with a 9-1 record.

Oct 26, 2016

Greenwood ends Lady Cougar v-ball season

The end of the 2016 volleyball season came for the Logan County Lady Cougars Wednesday when they fell 3-0 to Greenwood in the regional semifinals at Cumberland County High School. The Lady Gators won 25-11, 26-24, 25-17. They will meet South Warren, which eliminated Russell County in the other semifinals, in Thursday's finals. Logan finished another dominant season with a 28-10 record.

Oct 26, 2016

Stacey Biggs to speak at SKYCTC

Building Your Career session

Former Logan Telephone Cooperative Customer Relations Manager Stacey Biggs is scheduled to be one of the presenters at Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College's Building Your Career conference Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Building F Conference Room on SKYCTC's Main Campus in Bowling Green. She is now Chief Marketing Officer at WKU. Other presenters are named in the attached flier.

Oct 25, 2016

Lady Cougars win regional opener

The Logan County Lady Cougars (28-9) and the Greenwood Lady Gators (29-8) will meet in yet another Fourth Region Volleyball Tournament when they play in the semifinals Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Cumberland County High School. The two perennial powerhouses faced each other in several championship matches in the first decade of this century. Coach Steven Lyne's Lady Cougars beat Clinton County 3-0 Monday with scores of 25-12, 25-15, 25-14. According to the Bowling Green Daily News, eighth grader Zoe Steenbergen totaled 6 aces, Kerra Cronist 14 kills, Karrah Cron 28 assists and Catherine Miller 9 digs for the winners. Greenwood beat Monroe County 3-0.

Oct 25, 2016

Comer to campaign for Congress in Logan today

James Comer, the Republican nominee for the vacant First Congressional District Seat, is set to be in Logan County today as part of his 35 County "Boots and Jeans Tour" campaign swing through every county in the First Congressional District. "My goal in this campaign tour is to show the voters that I care about their community, and to demonstrate that I am the type of leader with a strong work ethic who will listen and represent their needs in Washington," Comer stated. The tour began in Cadiz last Friday and ends in Murray this Saturday. The First Congressional District stretches from Liberty in Casey County in the east to the Mississippi River in Fulton County, and from Henderson County all the way to Albany in Clinton County. It is one of the largest districts in square miles in the entire U.S. Congress.
The former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner is to be at Republican headquarters on the Russellville square about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Oct 24, 2016

Memorial service set Sunday for David Corbin

A public memorial service is planned Sunday at 2 p.m. at Dripping Spring Baptist Church on the Watermelon Road in the Olmstead area for the late David Corbin. A member of the Russellville Board of Education, he was the retired band director at Russellville High School. He was chosen to succeed the legendary Hazel Carver as director of the Marching Panthers in the mid-seventies, and led the band into the competition era. He also served as minister of music for several local churches. He was an accomplished tennis player who might have become a professional tennis player had he not concentrated on music. He was also popular as a woodworker. Among his survivors are his wife, Karen Corbin, and his sons Trey and Samuel Corbin and their wives, Jenny and Monica Corbin, and his daughter, Elizabeth Arrington and her husband, Nick Arrington.

Oct 24, 2016

Last day to use Senior Vouchers

at Farmers Market is Tuesday

This Tuesday's Logan County Farmers' Market will mark the last time those holding Senior Vouchers can use them to purchase vegetables, fruits and pumpkins. They have to be used by Oct. 25 and can only be used as payment at the Farmers' Market. The Farmers' Market begins at noon at the pavilion behind the Logan County Extension Office. Saturday will be the final market of the season and will be held in the Extension Office. WIC Vouchers can be used Saturday for the final time.

Oct 23, 2016

Panthers run record to 9-0,

capture 23rd district title

Leading 49-7 at the half, the Russellville Panthers beat visiting Crittenden County by that score Friday, running their record to 9-0 and winning the Class 1A Region I, District 1 championship in the process. According to team historian Greg Owens, this is the 23rd district title for RHS and the first time a Panther team has been undefeated after nine games since 1984. Russellville will attempt to complete an unbeaten season Friday against visiting Franklin-Simpson, which is also undefeated. Owens says only three other teams have gone without a loss in the 82-year history of Russellville football. They were the 1950, '66 and '84 teams coached by Jimmy Haynes, Stumpy Baker and Ken Barrett, respectively. John Myers is the current Panther coach.


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