News Briefs on The LoJo in March2018
By Jim Turner

Posted on April 29, 2018 9:28 PM

Mar 31, 2018

Undefeated East knocks

Cougars from unbeaten list

In a battle of unbeaten baseball teams Friday, Warren East escaped with a 3-2 win over visiting Logan County. The Cougars jumped out to a 2-0 lead on second-inning hits by Jacob Smock and Parker White, but even though Logan out-hit the Raiders 8-5, they could score no more. East scored what proved to be the winning run when Nolan Ford, who was hit by a Riley Ferguson 

pitch, scored on an RBI walk to Dakota Basham. Ferguson was pitching in relief of starter Nick Wooden. 

Mar 31, 2018

FFA needs help on local farm food survey

From Logan County High FFA Reporter Ashlyn Tracy: Some FFA members need help with our research over how Logan county consumers react to Local Agriculture. We have found ways local foods could be more influential but want to see if Logan County consumers would support local agriculture. This is a link to a quick 10 question survey: 

Mar 31, 2018

Russellville native Joyce Purvis Everett dies

Russellville native Joyce Purvis Everett died in Louisville this week. She was the daughter of the late Douglas and Kathleen Purvis and the sister of James Douglas 'Jim' Purvis. Her obituary is attached.

Mar 30, 2018

Pair of Logan roads impacted by flood waters

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3 area has multiple roads impacted by flooding. Two in Logan County are KY 107 at mile point 2 and KY 1153 at mile point 3.5. These impacts can come and go quickly and conditions can change rapidly, says the KTC's Wes Watt.



Mar 29, 2018

Cougars to host Metcalfe County

The Logan County Cougars have schedule a varsity/junior varsity baseball doubleheader for Friday after several games have been canceled because of weather. Coach Ethan Meguiar's Cougars will entertain Metcalfe County, beginning at 5:45 p.m.

Mar 28, 2018

SAR to conduct fund-raising

grilling session at Archives

The local Sons of the Revolution chapter will provide good food as a fundraiser on Friday, April 13. The new group will grill pork loin and bratwurst for sandwiches and snack packs in the lawn of the Logan County Archives across from the Russellville Post Office from 10:30-2. Prices are shown in the accompanying flier.

Mar 27, 2018

Toppers ready to play in NIT semifinals

Tipoff time is upon us! Western's Hilltoppers will play Utah in Final Four of the NIT at Madison Square Garden at 6 p.m. today. It's the biggest game in 10 years for WKU (that one against Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love in the NCAA second round), and maybe in 47 years (Coach Johnny Oldham's 1971 team, featuring the late Jim McDaniels) in the NCAA Final Four at Houston. It will be aired on ESPN's primary channel.

Mar 27, 2018

Logan softball plans Whiteout for game with Franklin-Simpson today

When the Logan County Lady Cougars host Franklin-Simpson today for their first district game at 5:30, it will be a Whiteout, according to Athletic Director Greg Howard. Supporters of the Lady Cougars are invited to wear white clothing.

Mar 26, 2018

Lady Cougars sweep Hoptown

From Lady Cougars Assistant Softball Coach Michael Crawford: Great way to start the season with two wins. Varsity 14-2 and JV 4-0. Distinct game Tuesday against Franklin-Simpson. Come out and support the girls at 5:30..

Mar 26, 2018

Cougars beat BGH 6-2 in

battle of state-ranked teams

The Logan County Cougars, who are ranked 15th in the state, beat 16thranked Bowling Green 6-2 in the season opener. Ethan Smock pitched the first four innings, giving up only 3 hits and striking out 8. Nick Wooden pitched long relief, and newcomer Riley Ferguson got the save by pitching a scoreless final inning. Elijah Justice, Braxton Meguiar, Third Bell and Wooden each got a hit for Coach Ethan Meguiar’s Cougars. Charlie Key took the loss on the mound. Joe Howard had two hits for the losing Purples.

Mar 26, 2018

Cougar varsity baseball still on for today at AC-S

From Logan County High School Athletic Director Greg Howard: JV and middle school baseball has been canceled for today but the varsity will play at Allen County-Scottsville at 6 p.m.

Mar 24, 2018

Cougars win regional archery championship

From Coach Tina Lynch: Logan County wins the boys KHSAA Region 2 title today. The Logan County girls just miss going to state in a tie breaker with Muhlenberg County. Watch The LoJo for individual results.

Mar 24, 2018

Political advertising on The LoJo

underway as election grows nearer

The 2018 primary elections in Kentucky will be held in less than two months on Tuesday, May 22. So far, six candidates have taken advantage of the early advertising special on The Logan Journal. Three of them are candidates for First District Magistrate—Republicans William ‘Russ’ Sharp and incumbent Dickie Carter along with Democrat Tyler Davenport. Other advertisers are Second District Magistrate Democratic candidate Mike Weldon, Democrat Steven Stratton, who is running for Sheriff, and Republican Mary Orange, who is unopposed in the Republican primary for Circuit Clerk but is already advertising. Carter, Davenport, Stratton and Orange have also reserved feature stories as political ads. For information about political advertising on The LoJo, contact

Mar 24, 2018

Bloodmobile to visit Sacred Hart in early April

From Louise Parker: The next Russellville Community Blood Drive will be Monday, April 2, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Hours are from 12-6 p.m.. If you would like to schedule an appointment,, you may call 270-725-7241 or go online. Please come and give the gift of life. 

Mar 24, 2018

Stevenson's Chapel hosting Easter Egg Hunt

The public is invited to an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m. at Stevenson's Chapel United Methodist Church. There will be an egg hunt, the Resurrection Story and prizes given. The church is located about five miles from Russellville on 68/80 West. 

Mar 21, 2018

Chamber networking set at Logan Tourism

A Logan County Chamber of Commerce Networking event will be held at the office of the Logan County Tourist & Convention Center will be held in the Historic Old Courthouse from noon to 1 p.m. DeeDee Brown is executive director and Janie Gregory president of the Commission.

Mar 20, 2018

Logan Jr. Pro games canceled Tuesday

From Lady Cougar Coach Finley Baird: Due to the impending inclement weather all junior pro games for tonight are canceled.

Mar 20, 2018

Logan sports events cancelled today

Logan County High's softball, baseball and tennis games/matches have been cancelled today because of weather,

Mar 19, 2018

Bill Walton talks with Toppers at USC

While preparing for their National Invitation Tournament second round game tonight against top seeded Southern California (24-11) in Los Angeles, the WKU Toppers (25-10) were visited by arguably the greatest college basketball player of all-time, Bill Walton, who was the center on three of UCLA's national championship teams under Coach Johnny Wooden. Walton will provide color commentary on ESPN tonight for the game, which doesn't begin until 10:30. If Coach Rick Stansbury's team wins, the Toppers will play in the bracket finals at Oklahoma State Wednesday, The University of Louisville will play visiting Mississippi State in a bracket finals Tuesday after Coach David Padgett's Cardinals crushed Middle Tennessee Sunday, ending Coach Kermit Davis' tenure in Murfreesboro. Davis has accepted the head coaching job at Ole Miss.

Mar 16, 2018

Chloe Elam to sign copies of

her book at Russellville museum

Former Russellville basketball start Chloe Elam  who is an integral part of the regional champion Bowling Green High program, will be in Russellville Sunday afternoon to sign copies of her new book A BAND-Aid Won't Do. The 3 p.m. signing will be at the West Kentucky African American Museum om East Sixth Street. "I was raised in such a beautiful small town community in a house directly behind this museum," she says in talking about this special opportunity.

Mar 16, 2018

Adairville schedules Market Day

Adairville Market Day will be held on the Square in downtown Adairville Saturday, April 14, from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. People can set up booths for garage sale, craft sales, bake sales, etc. Anyone interested in providing music, storytelling or other forms of entertainment for 30 minutes or more is asked to contact Mayor Donna Blake.

Mar 12, 2018

Logan schools, Head Start,

SKYCTC closed Monday

School closings because of snow on this Monday, March 12, include all schools in the Logan County System, Head Start housed in Russellville, and Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College. This is not a Non Traditional Instruction (NTI) Day in the Logan County Schools.

Mar 12, 2018

Russellville Schools on two-hour delay Monday

Russellville Independent Schools will be OPEN on a 2-hour delay Monday, according to Superintendent Bart Flener. Stevenson Elementary will begin at 9:30 a.m,, and RJSHS will begin at 10. School buildings will be open at regular times if parents need to drop their student off early by vehicle.

Mar 11, 2018

Pastfinders to hear about

John Hunt Morgan's Last Raid

The Southern Ky Pastfinders will meet this Saturday, March 17, at the Logan County Public Library at 7 p.m. This month's program will be presented by Darryl Smith, board member for the Cynthiana Battlefield Foundation and member of the Cincinnati Civil War Roundtable. He will be discussing John Hunt Morgan's Last Raid and the Battle of Cynthiana. The public is invited and admission is free. Don't let history be a mystery, come and learn.

Mar 10, 2018

Library to be closed most of next week

Sunday not only marks the first day of Daylight Saving Time but also the first of five days during the week and six for the month that Logan County Public Library will be closed. Sunday, March11, through Thursday, March 15, the library will be "Closed for Inventory." Then Friday, March 30, the doors will be locked for Staff Development. Many of the events that WILL be held this month can be found on The LoJo on the Crabtree Community Calendar.

Mar 8, 2018

Deer Lick Road reopened

Crews have been able to reopen KY 107 Deer Lick Road in Logan County following weeks of a closure due to a culvert failure near mile pint 3.4. The travel area over the culvert is still gravel at this time so motorists need to use caution and slow down while traveling over it. Full asphalt will be put down, but crews wanted to reopen the roadway as quickly as possible due to the long detour.

Mar 7, 2018

Todd Adler to speak at state

coaching clinic this weekend

Kentucky’s state football Coach of the Year, Todd Adler of Logan County, will be one of the featured speakers in a middle school coaches’ clinic in Lexington March 9-10. Joining him will be Jamie Reed of South Oldham, Jon Clark of Madison Southern, Joe Chirico of Paintsville and Justin Haddix of Corbin. They will discuss techniques, styles and philosophies.

Mar 7, 2018

E’town ends Bowling Green's state play

Basketball season ended for the Bowling Green Lady Purples Wednesday in Northern Kentucky when BGH lost to highly regarded Elizabethtown 62-41. Coach Donnie Swinney's Panthers improved their record to 34-2. This marks the end of his first season at Bowling Green for Coach Calvin Head, who last year was athletic director, softball coach and girls basketball coach at Russellville.

Mar 6, 2018

Logan middle schoolers wanting

to run track face deadline

From Logan County Athletic Director/Track Coach Greg Howard: This is the last week we will continue to take athletes interested in running track at LCHS. The last middle school track sign-up will be this Thursday in the auxiliary gym lobby at 5:30 p.m.

Mar 4, 2018

NCAA-bound Lipscomb Bisons

have Russellville Connection

With the crowning of Lipscomb University as Atlantic Sun Conference men’s basketball champion, the NCAA Tournament now has a Russellville Connection. Freshman reserve point guard Zach Flener is the son of Russellville Superintendent Bart Flener and his wife Candace. Zach was a star player for the Murray High School team which was state All A Classic runner-up in 2016 with his dad as coach. Lipscomb won at Florida Gulf Coast 108-96 Sunday afternoon to earn the school’s first national tournament berth since joining the NCAA. The Bisons were a national NAIA power under the late Coach Don Meyer but struggled as an NCAA member until the hiring of Coach Casey Alexander, who is a former star point guard and assistant coach at Lipscomb’s long-time rival Belmont University under Coach Rick Byrd. Lipscomb and OVC champion Murray State have to wait a week to see their seedings and pairings in the Big Dance, as does ACC women’s champion Louisville, coached by WKU graduate Jeff Walz.

Mar 3, 2018

Head's Lady Purples headed to state

A year ago, Coach Calvin Head's Russellville Lady Panthers were eliminated in the first round of the Fourth Region Tournament at Diddle Arena. Saturday night, Head's Bowling Green Lady Purples joined him in cutting down the Diddle nets after beating one of the state's top-ranked teams, South Warren, in the championship game. South Warren, which finished 31-4, led 45-35 after three quarters, but BGH (20-12) took the final period 24-6 to win 59-51. Coach Blaine Embry's Lady Spartans had beaten Head's team three times this season. Former Russellville point guard Chloe Elam is an assistant coach for the Lady Purples, who will go against Elizabethtown Wednesday afternoon.


Mar 3, 2018

Murray State first to earn NCAA berth

On a day that the Kentucky and Western Kentucky men lost big and Louisville lost an important game close, the Murray State Racers became the first team to earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Coach Matt Mahon's Racers outscored Belmont by 20 points in the second half to win the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament in Indiana Saturday. They had beaten the defending champion, Coach Ray Harper's Jacksonville State team, 60-57 the night before. Jonathan Stark scored 22 for Murray in the semifinals and 24 against Coach Rick Byrd's Bruins in the finals. The Racers have not lost since Jan. 18 and hold the nation's longest win streak at 13. Several Russellville graduates are part of the MSU band.

Mar 2, 2018

Bowling Green wins big,

ending Lady Cougar season

Coach Calvin Head's Bowling Green Lady Purples were too quick inside, too tall outside, and too good overall for the Logan County Lady Cougars to match up with in the Fourth Region Tournament semifinals at Diddle Arena Friday. BGH built leads of 18-6, 37-18 and 61-27 at the first three stops on the way to a 72-39 win. Keely Morrow scored 23 points, T'Alla Brown 18 and Taylor Ragland 10 for the winners. After a very slow start, Kennedy Nichols scored 14 for Logan. Blayke Bingham had 6 rebounds and 2 assists in the middle of the second quarter and hardly played after that because of foul trouble. Still she was the leading rebounder and was tied for assist leader with Peyton Vanzant and Paige Vanzant. Haile Borders was the most effective inside defender for the Lady Cougars, who finished their season 22-10. The Purples out-rebounded Logan 43-25.

Mar 1, 2018

Duncans talk with Adairville

4th Graders about Black History

From Adairville Assistant Principal Jonathan Stovall: To celebrate Black History Month, guest speakers Kelvin and Courtney Duncan visited the 4th grade classroom on Feb. 28. Mrs. Courtney told the story of how the potato chip was invented as Mr. Kelvin passed out chips to all of the students. Mr. Kelvin then shared information about heart surgeon, Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., who successfully implanted the first automatic defibrillator. In honor of Literacy Spirit Week, Mrs. Courtney read "Coming Home Soon."


Mar 1, 2018

Community Emergency Response

classes to be taught near Adairville

The Barren River Area Development District (BRADD) Citizen Corps Council is co-sponsoring Community Emergency Response Team and Medical Reserve Corps training with Adairville City Council. The classes will be held starting March 15 at 6 p.m. at Calvary General Baptist Church, 117 Traughber Rd, Adairville. The classes will be every Thursday night for 12 weeks. To receive full credit, participants must attend all classes.  Pre-registration is required by March 9. To pre-register, contact Mayor Donna Blake at or 270-772-2175. For more information about becoming a CERT member, contact Janarae Conway at 270-781-8039, ext. 155 or

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