News Briefs on The LoJo for May 2018
By Jim Turner

Posted on June 30, 2018 10:02 PM

May 31, 2018

SK Sluggers offering pork chop

lunches in Friday fundraiser

The SK Sluggers 06 are offering a pork sandwich lunch Friday as a fundraiser for their travel team. Details are in the attached flier.

May 30, 2018

Logan Middle softball tryouts set

Logan County High School announces the dates for Middle School Softball Tryouts on the LCHS softball field June 11-12.; All trying out must have a completed KHSAA Sports Physical with them at the day of tryouts. Physical forms can be found at any of the middle schools or in the front office of the high school. Any questions, please contact Coach Michael Crawford at 270-772-4037. Make up dates are June 18 and 19.

May 29, 2018

Hot Rods offer pair of promotions

The Bowling Green Hot Rods are offering a pair of giveaway this weekend during home games at Bowling Green Ballpark. See the accompanying flier for details.

May 28, 2018

Purples end Cougar season

Logan County pitching was no mystery to the Bowling Green Purples on Memorial Day. BGH hitters picked up nine runs on ten hits in a 9-0 win in the Fourth Region baseball tournament at WKU. Koby Wall, Dylan Penick & Riley Ferguson worked on the mound for the 13th District champs. BGH pitcher Ben Ginter allowed only four hits and a walk. Braxton Meguiar accounted for two of the hits with Third Bell & Kaleb Justice picking up the other two singles. Wall worked the lone walk off Ginter. Joe Howard doubled and tripled among his four hits for the Purples.

May 28, 2018

Walk and error cause Lady

Cougars' 1-0 regional loss

A beautifully pitched game by both teams came to an unhappy ending for the Logan County Lady Cougars in the regional softball tournament Monday. Logan’s Sydney Lee and Allen County-Scottsville’s Kris Anne Perdue went into the seventh inning pitching shutout ball. LCHS threatened in the top of the inning when Rosie Kerchenski doubled with two outs, but Perdue struck out Pressley Harris to send the game into the bottom of the final inning. Lee walked Jae McReynolds, who scored the game’s lone run on a sacrifice, a stolen base, and then a walk-off Lady Cougar error. Just as Logan caused itself to play a 23-win team by committing walks and errors in the district finals, miscues cost them the chance to advance in the regional, too. Lee pitched a two-hitter and lost. The only other Lady Cougar to reach second was KJ Page. She singled and moved up on Brea Croslin’s walk, but that was as far as she could get. Coach Mark Wood’s team finished 17-11.

May 27, 2018

Lady Cougars to open region against AC-S

The Logan County Lady Cougars (17-10) will open Fourth Region softball play Monday morning at 11 when Coach Mark Wood’s team goes against 15th District champion Allen County-Scottsville (23-10) at WKU. The teams have played twice this year with each winning once. Monday’s winner will meet the South Warren-Russell County survivor in Tuesday’s semifinals at 6 p.m. The championship game is scheduled Wednesday at 6:30.

May 27, 2018

Regional baseball to feature

13th-14th district match-ups

The region’s top two baseball districts have drawn each other in the Fourth Region Tournament. 13th District champion Logan County (24-8) will play 14th District runner-up Bowling Green (18-11) at 6:15 p.m. at WKU’s Nick Denes Field. They split a pair of games during the regular season. 13th District runner-up Franklin-Simpson will face 14th District champ South Warren at 12:15 Monday. They both have 24-11 records and split their meetings in the last two weeks of the season. With a win, Logan would play Tuesday at 7 p.m., probably against Barren County. The championship game is scheduled at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Logan and Franklin met in last year’s finals.

May 25, 2018

Seven Logan tracksters named Academic All State

From Athletic Director Greg Howard: Logan County High School is proud to announce Gage Cousineau, Monica Hines, Sawyer Hopkins, Evan Hughes, Meredith Johnson, John Hendricks, and Tanner Morrow have all earned KHSAA Academic All-State. In order to qualify they must have competed at the State Track and Field Meet and had a GPA of 3.75 or higher. Congratulations to these athletes for competing well at the state meet and also in the classroom at a high level.

May 23, 2018

Cougars beat F-S for district title

In a game befitting the quality of the two premier baseball programs in the Fourth Region, Coach Ethan Meguiar's Logan County Cougars edged host Franklin-Simpson 3-2 for the 13th District championship Wednesday night. Last year's regional finalist teams, this was the third meeting of the year for the perennial powerhouses. They had split on the regular season. They have met seven times in the last two springs with Logan holding a 4-3 advantage. Sixteenth District champion Russell County joins them with region-leading win totals of 24.

May 23, 2018

Ali Atkinson named Strawberry

Festival Senior Miss

Ali Atkinson is the Adairville Strawberry Festival Senior Miss. Shown in the photo, from left, are 3rd place winner-Alyssa Gilliam, daughter of Kyle and Jennifer Gilliam; Miss Congeniality-Morgan Gafford, daughter of Adam and Lori Gafford; 1st place winner-Ali Atkinson, daughter of Chris and Dana Atkinson; and 2nd place winner-Autumn Taylor, daughter of Jeff and Melanie Manley..

May 22, 2018

Winners named in Tuesday's primary elections

Winners in Logan County's primary elections were as follows: Neil Kerr, Stephen Stratton, Dickie Carter, Tyler Davenport, Jack Crossley, Dale Givens, Robert Earl Chyle, and a tie between Boyce Coles and Barry PerkinsPaul Walker took a big margin from Logan into a multi-county race. A story with vote totals will follow on The LoJo.

May 22, 2018

WRUS plans continuous update

 of tonight's election results

From the WRUS Facebook page: Tonight we will provide updates from the historic Logan County Courthouse here on the WRUS Facebook page. Once the results are final, we will broadcast a recap the results in the air and on our stream. Watch here for updates throughout the evening. Remember, polls close at 6 and precincts then have to complete their work and bring the results to the courthouse, so there is no good way to predict timing of the results.

May 22, 2018

Cougars and F-S to meet in both district finals

From Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard: Congratulations to LCHS softball and baseball teams on their district tournament wins last night in Franklin. Baseball defeated Russellville in 5 inning 10-0 and will face Franklin-Simpson in the 13th District Championship game tonight at 6 p.m. Softball defeated Russellville 6-4 to advance to the 13th District Championship also against Franklin-Simpson. That game is slated for first pitch at 5:30 p.m. Come out and support these fine teams and fill the stands as they both attempt to win district championships.

May 22, 2018

Final auditions for Lion King

set tonight at deGraffenried

The final tryouts for parts in the Russellville Arts Council Summer Youth Drama Camp’s presentation of The Lion King Jr. will be held tonight (Tuesday) at deGraffenried Auditorium from 6-8:30 p.m. The camp will be held June 25-29, Performances will be presented Friday, June 29, at 7 p.m. and Saturday at the same time with a matinee on Saturday at 3 p.m. Most of the cast will practice during camp although those with major roles will have a few earlier practices.

May 20, 2018

Charlie Roney preaches final Russellville sermon

Some 35 years after he preached his first sermon as minister of Crittenden Drive Church of Christ, Charles Roney may have spoken from the church's pulpit for the last time Sunday. Roney became the congregation's preacher in March 1983. He served in that capacity for 18 years, more that twice as long as anyone else before or since. He also has helped lead Russellville Christian School, served on RHS' first Site Based Decision Making Council, helped lead the Russellville Band Boosters, served as a Crittenden Drive elder after his retirement, and was the first preacher in some 75 years to be elected president of Russellville Rotary Club. He and his wife, retired public school teacher Pat Roney, are moving to Colorado where their daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Tim Mester, have lived for several years. Roney filled in today for Scott Harp, the congregation's current minister who is recovering from knee surgery. 

May 20, 2018

Funeral set today for long-time

banker Betty Lou Wright

Funeral services for one of Logan County's longest tenured bank employees will be held this afternoon. Betty Lou Williamson Wright, 71, worked for Citizens National Bank/First Southern National Bank in Russellville for 53 years, starting soon after her graduation from Russellville High School in 1964. For several years she had been Head Teller. She is survived by her husband, Doug Wright, children Scott Wright & Beth Kennedy and their spouses, sister Patsy Thomas, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at Second Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. before the 3 p.m. funeral.

May 19, 2018

Stevenson archers to celebrate season

Stevenson Elementary Archery shooters just finished competing at Nationals in Louisville. After they have their Archery Banquet jn the RHS lobby on Thursday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m., they will be traveling to the “Worlds” competition in June. Participants pictured are, front row, Tayshon Cross, Destiny Logan, Tori Holder, Carolina Gwynettte, Ethan Oneal; back row, Assistant Coach Todd Kerr, Sam Edge, Jayce Sparks, Grayson Beard, and Coach Jeramy Rust. 

May 18, 2018

RHS soccer parent meeting set

Russellville High School will have a soccer parent/player meeting on Wednesday, May 23, in the RHS lobby at 5 p.m. for all girls/boys interested in soccer this upcoming year, boys coach Jeramy Rust has announced.

May 16, 2018

Logan softball & baseball schedules changed

From Logan County High School Athletic Director Greg Howard: The Lady Cougar softball game originally scheduled for this Friday has been moved to tomorrow, Thursday, May 17 with. Varsity/JV starting at 5:30 at South Warren... The baseball game with Warren East this Friday will now be played at LCHS. This is a varsity only game scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. first pitch.

May 16, 2018

LCHS SBDM parent members chosen without vote

Logan County High School Principal Caycee Spears has announced that only two nominations were received for the two parental seats on the Site Based Decision Making Council for next year, they were elected by acclamation. They are Jimmy Kent Wilson & Amy Hinton.

May 14, 2018

Chamber ribbon cutting for Logan CTC Tuesday

Ribbon cutting for the Logan County Career & Technical Center will be conducted by the Logan Chamber Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Guests will be welcome beginning at noon. After the ribbon cutting the new building will be open to visitors until 2:30 p.m. The LCTC is located at 2400 Bowling Green Road, in front of Logan County High School.

May 13, 2018

Auburn Senior Center hosting

Meet the Candidates Tuesday

From Mary Ann Henry: Meet the candidates for office in Logan County Tuesday at Auburn Senior Center from 4-6 p.m. Each candidate will have the opportunity to share their plans/platform for the office for which they are a candidate. This is a non-partisan event. All who vote in Logan County are encouraged to attend.

May 13, 2018

Antebellum area women

subject of Pastfinders' program

The Southern Ky Pastfinders will meet Saturday, May 19, 7 p.m. at the Logan County Public Library. This month's program will be presented by Rebecca Brummett, Curator of Community Engagement at South Union Shaker Village. Her program is entitled "Family conflict, the Women of Wessyngton". She will be exploring the lives of the women who lived in the great house at Wessyngton plantation in Robertson County, Tenn. during the antebellum period. These women have many ancestors living in our area today. The public is invited and admission is free. 

May 11, 2018

Logan golf scramble offered

The Logan County High School Golf Scramble will be held at Rolling Hills Golf Course on Saturday, June 2, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Breakfast will be provided. The entry fee is $200 per team. The entry deadline is May 26. Contact Coach Tate Hancock to register at 270-299-5812. Proceeds go to Cougar golf.

May 10, 2018

Taylor Haley to sign to shoot for

Campbellsville University archery

Standout Logan County archer Taylor Haley will sign to be a member of the Campbellsville University archery team Wednesday, May 16, at 3:30 p.m. at the Logan County Career and Technical Center, according to her parents, Todd and Amy Haley. She finished second in the state archery tournament last year.


May 9, 2018

TSC to hold Market Day in Russellville

Homegrown and homemade items will be for sale in the parking lot of the Russellville Tractor Supply Center (TSC) this Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. TSC stores throughout a wide area are holding Market Day. Flowers and plants will be available along with homemade soaps, lotions, balms, etc. Also expect to find homemade foods and other creations. Sellers are welcome to set up, but this is neither a yard sale nor a franchised vendor sale. It's for items that have been grown or made by the seller. For more information, contact either Brittany or Leslie at TSC, which is located in the Logan Place shopping center across from Russellville High School.

May 8, 2018

Logan teams win, advance record to 32-13

From Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard: Congratulations to the baseball and softball teams on their wins last night. The Cougars and Lady Cougars now have a combined record of 32-13. District tournament meeting will take place tomorrow and I will send out the brackets and times after that organizational meeting. Last night; Softball  (13-6) - Logan Co. 4-0 over Ohio County; Baseball (19-7) Logan Co. 5-3 over Hopkinsville.

May 7, 2018

John Hendricks breaks Cougar track record

From Logan County track coach Greg Howard: Congratulations to LCHS Junior track runner John Hendricks. Last week John broke the school record in the 3200M run (2 mile). He ran a time of 10:02.91, breaking the old record of 10:05.80, set by Logan County great, Justin Groves. Groves set the record in 2002 at the Clarksville Kenwood Classic. Groves continued his historic running career at WKU. Congratulations to John on such a great accomplishment.

May 6, 2018

Stratton to punt for national finalist Georgia

Logan County High and Murray State graduate Landon Stratton announced Sunday that he will spend his graduate transfer year as a member of the Georgia Bulldogs of the SEC. Coach Kirby Smart's team was national runner-up to Alabama last season. Stratton, who punted steadily and sensationally for the Racers the last three years, had earlier committee to Houston Baptist, a mid-major team that doesn't have a history of winning. Now he will be part of one of the greatest programs in college football history. For a look at Stratton's football history, see a previous story on The LoJoat

May 5, 2018

R'ville full-day preschool info meeting set

An informational meeting about Russellville's transition to full-day, five-day preschool will be held this Tuesday, May 8, at the Stevenson Elementary School Library, beginning at 5 p.m. Screenings are available until 7 p.m. For more information, contact Michele McCloughan at 270-726-8425 or email her at Michele

May 3, 2018

Small Business Reception set at Chamber office

On Friday, May 4, as the Logan County Chamber of Commerce wraps up Small Business Week, a Small Business Reception will be held at the Chamber from 1-3 p.m. Those attending can meet other small business owners, Chamber members and the board. Chamber Executive Assistant Pandora Christian says, "All small businesses are invited to attend and participate in this week’s events."

May 1, 2018

Coaching legend Tinsley to coach Cougars

John Tinsley, one of this area's most successful basketball coaches over the decades, will be introduced at a public ceremony Wednesday as the new head coach of the Logan County Cougars, Athletic Director Greg Howard has announced. He succeeds Lonnie Mason, who coached Logan the last six years. Tinsley has over 30 years coaching experience and has taken his teams to eight state tournaments. He has coached Glasgow, Russell County, Hancock County and Barren County to well over 300 victories. He also has been highly successful in travel ball and has coached a number of international teams. He scouts young players in Las Vegas and has worked for the NBA's Miami Heat. The introduction will be at LCHS at 2:30 p.m. and the public is welcome.

May 1, 2018

Cougar Grand March offers

place, time for prom photos

Cougar Grand March, sponsored by LC Baseball Boosters, will be held in the Logan County Main Gymnasium, Saturday, May 12, beginning at 4 p.m. It will give family, friends, and community members an opportunity to view and photograph prom attendees as they are announced and make their way to photography points, stopping momentarily on both sides of the gym. Cost is $2 per person—a ticket gate will be at the main entrance of the high school. Proceeds will benefit the baseball team, with hopes of making this an annual event. Seating on both sides of the gym will be on a first come basis. Please contact Kelli Penick with questions at 270-604-0987. If you are attending prom, you may participate for free. Text @cougarpro to 81010.


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