News Briefs on The LoJo in August 2018
By Jim Turner

Posted on September 4, 2018 7:22 PM

Aug 31, 2018

Cougars & Panthers win home games

The Russellville Panthers and Logan County Cougars both won home football games Friday night as they prepare for next week's Clash of the Cats. Coach Todd Adler's Cougars ran their record to 3-0 with a 46-0 win over Breckinridge County. It also marked the third straight running-clock on the mercy rule. The Cougars built a 39-0 lead at the half with a safety as time expired. Logan is averaging wins of 53-3... Russellville built a 14-0 lead on passes by Jacob Naylor to Ryan Flores totaling 132 yards. Hunter McDowell kicked what proved to be the winning field goal in the second quarter.

Aug 29, 2018

Adairville Playground Volunteer Day set

A Volunteer Day has been scheduled by the Adairville PTO for "sprucing up" the school playground. Volunteers are needed for painting and cleaning up the playground on Saturday, Sept. 22, beginning at 9 a.m.

Aug 28, 2018

WRUS 65 years old today

Sixty-five years ago today—Aug. 28, 1953—a grand experiment came to Russellville when WRUS radio (610 AM) went on the air for the first time. A few years later, WRUS FM was added to make it easier for listeners to hear broadcasts for a greater distance, especially at night. On Aug. 28, 2018, the AM station remains in the same location and with the same commitment to service for the people of Logan County. The FM station has been known as WRUS FM, KQ101, and WBVR (The Beaver). It even disappeared for a few years. Now, however, WRUS FM is back on the air at 94.1, and is again strengthening the AM simulcast throughout the county. Watch The LoJo for more history of WRUS’ 65 years of serving the Land of Logan.


Aug 27, 2018

One of holes on Square filled in

One of the craters which have long plagued the east end of Carrico Park Square in Russellville was filled in and covered with dirt and gravel Monday. Both corners of East Fourth Street have been deeply vacant for almost a year since the former locations of Duncan's Drug Store, the Bank of Southern Kentucky and Helen's Dress Shop were razed with the promise of two hotels coming in their place. Word now is that only one hotel is planned in the immediate future and that the former Perry's Drug Store location which stood for decades next to Duncan's has also been purchased by developer Deborah Hirsh and is scheduled for demolition. The filled-in site is on the south side of East Fourth where the bank previously stood.

Aug 27, 2018

Primitive Campground scheduled for second weekend of October

The annual Primitive Camp Meeting and Rendezvous will be held at the Red River Meetinghouse at 3008 Schochoh Road outside Adairville Oct. 12-14. This celebrates the beginning of The Great Awakening in America, which originated in part at the Meetinghouse. It includes camping, primitive crafts, demonstrations, seminars and religious services. Coy’s BBQ on Wheels will have food available. For more information visit the website at or contact Tom Ruley at 270-586-7632.

Aug 26, 2018

SES 5th Grade Band needs

donation of instruments, funds

From Carol Kersteins58 of the 77 students in the 5th grade at Stevenson Elementary have joined the band. With the students in the 6th grade at R21C, we have over 100 students who want to participate. We don't have enough instruments - what a great problem to have! If you have an instrument sitting in your attic, garage, closet, or tucked away somewhere else, please consider donating it to the Russellville Elementary Band program. Mr. Trevor Cardwell is working diligently with students, sharing instruments as best he can. Monetary donations to the RIS band program are tax deductible, and would be greatly appreciated. You can drop off at RHS, SES, or the Central Office. Checks should be made to Russellville Band. Mailing address is Trevor Cardwell, Russellville High School, 1101 W. 9th St. Russellville, KY 42276.

Aug 24, 2018

Panthers lead Falcons 21-0

The first win for Mikie Benton as head football coach of his alma mater, Russellville, appears about to happen. According to Diane Walkerthe Panthers are ahead 21-0 of the Fort Campbell Falcons early in the third quarter at the army base. The game can be heard via recording on WRUS (610 AM/94.1 FM) Saturday at 2 p.m.

Aug 24, 2018

Cougars lead by 23 at half

The Logan County offense is ruling the football field at Muhlenberg County tonight. With Tyler Ezell hitting Anthony Woodard on a 34-yard touchdown pass as time expired and Lucas Arevalo kicking his fifth extra point, this one a 34-yard extra pointer a celebration penalty, the Cougars lead 35-12 at the half. Ezell has also run for a touchdown and hit Chandler Silvey with a touchdown pass on fourth down. GaryHardy & Dontavious Blann have run for touchdowns. The defense struggled early, but Nate Woodall, Harrison Wilson and Collier Kempf made big plays to stop the Mustangs on potential scoring plays. According to Andy & Zack Woodall of WRUS, the Cougars had 327 yards of total offense at the half and the Mustangs 133.

Aug 23, 2018

Jack Whipple resigns from Council

The Russellville City Council accepted the resignation of long-time Councilman Jack Whipple at its meeting Tuesday. Whipple, who is in his mid-70s, has been in failing health recently and has spent the last few months in an assisted living facility in East Tennessee, according to a long-time friend. Whipple has been among the nucleus of the council members for several years. He often finished near the top of the vote count. He has also served as president of Russellville Little League and president of the Russellville Optimist Club.


Aug 22, 2018

Russellville Alumni to hold

planning meeting Monday

A meeting of the Russellville Alumni Association will be held at 5 p.m. on Aug. 27 in the Board Room in the Central Office on Summer Street, which older alumni know as "the old auditorium." The subject will be planning the events for its annual Meet and Greet during the Tobacco & Heritage Festival and Alumni Weekend. Dues of $20 can be paid at the meeting for new members or the fee can be sent to P.O. Box 582, Russellville 42276.


Aug 22, 2018

Minority parent needed for LCHS SBDM

From Logan County High Principal Caycee Spears: Per KRS 160.345, LCHS parents will need to elect a minority parent member to the SBDM Council for the 2018-19 school year to comply with minority representation requirements. The vacancy is open to any minority parent/guardian/etc. who currently has a child attending LCHS. The nominations are due to David Dayton by Friday, Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. The subsequent election of a minority parent member will be Wednesday, Sept. 5 in the front office from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Parents will also be able to vote that day by emailing Mr. Dayton ( Please contact the school (270.726.8454) for a nomination form or if you need more information. 



Aug 22, 2018

Chamber ribbon cutting today

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting today at 12:30 p.m. for Kentucky Style Hair Salon, which is located at 107B North Thurston Drive just off the bypass in West Russellville.

Aug 21, 2018

Diabetes Self-Management workshop Saturday

A Diabetes Self-Management Workshop will be held this Saturday at Logan Memorial Hospital in the Private Dining Room from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Participants will take an in-depth look into managing their diabetes, including healthy eating, physical activity, taking medications and reducing risks. Lunch will be provided free. To register please call by Aug. 21(today)., Toll Free 1-877-641-5822 Ext. 136 or 270-781-8039 Ext. 136.

Aug 19, 2018

Dowlen scores first ever RHS girls soccer goal

What is believed to be the first goal in Lady Panther soccer history went on the board Friday when two Russellville girls basketball standouts combined. According to SusanEvansfreshman Anastasia Dowlen found the net on an assist from senior Jayce BuchnerBarren County won the game 7-1 in the Lady Dragons Lair at Warren Central. This is believed to be the first RHS girls soccer team, although individual ladies have been playing on the boys team over the years, Eric Evans, who coached the Logan County boys team for several years, is the Lady Panther coach. The Lady Panther play at LCHS in the first Clash of the Cats of the season Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Aug 18, 2018

Panthers fall at Glasgow

The Russellville Panthers' 2018 season got off to a rough start Friday, as the Panthers fell at highly regarded Glasgow 51-0. Much of the Scotties' offense came behind the blocking of All-State tackle Tanner Bowleswho is committed to play for the University of Alabama next year.

Aug 17, 2018

Cougars crush Butler 57-0

When the Logan County Cougars rolled past visiting Butler County 57-0 Friday, it was the 12th straight regular season win for Coach Todd Adler's team. The Cougars have won 13 of their last 14 games overall. The game will be aired on WRUS (610 AM/94.1 FM) beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday. Andy and Zack Woodall will call the action.


Aug 15, 2018

Hunter McDowell named Daily News

Male Athlete of Week for soccer

Russellville senior Hunter McDowell didn't get to play soccer his first three years in high school, but new Panther football coach Mikey Benton is letting guys kick for both sports now. McDowell has responded by scoring five goals in the Panthers' first two soccer games of 2018, an 8-3 win over Monroe County and a 5-5 tie with Warren East. He also has three assists. As a reward for his success, he has been named the Bowling Green Daily News' Male Athlete of the Week. Coach Jeremy Rust's team, which won over once last season, is off to a great start. McDowell is also a key player for the RHS baseball team.

Aug 13, 2018

Comer to conduct Town Hall

meeting at LCTC Wednesday

Congressman B who represents Logan County in Washington, will hold a Town Hall Meeting at the Logan Career & Technical Center Wednesday, beginning at 5 p.m. The public is encouraged to participate.

Aug 12, 2018

Concerned Citizens to give away items

Concerned Citizens of Logan County will distribute items three days this week between 9 a..-1 p.m. at the KP Hall. Monday will feature watermelons, Wednesday men's sweat pants, and Thursday meal kits from Feeding America.

Aug 12, 2018

Walnut Grove holding services

today in pair of locations

A large crowd assembled at the long-time location of Walnut Grove Baptist Church on Highland Lick Road at 8:30 this morning. Even bigger crowds may be at the church's new location at 11 a.m. and at a Logan Chamber ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. Dinner will follow. The new site is the building which previously was the home of the large Crossroads Church at the entrance to the Russellville City-County Park near Terry Wilcutt Highway. The entrance has renamed Parkway Drive and will seat 450 or more people. Walnut Grove has been filing its original location in each of its three Sunday morning services, says Pastor Calvin NaylorPlans are to hold services in both church buildings for the foreseeable future.

Aug 11, 2018

Area fossil expert to speak to Pastfinders

The Southern Ky Pastfinders will meet Saturday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Logan County Public Library. The speaker will be Don Lindsey from Morgantown. Lindsey has collected North American fossils for over 50 years and will sharing the history and hobby of fossil collecting as well as some of his may sp ecimens. He encourages anyone in the community who wants to learn more about this fascinating part of our history to attend. David Guion says, "The meeting is open to the public and admission is free, so don't let history me a mystery and come learn with us."

Aug 10, 2018

Meet the Cougars to be followed

by football scrimmage tonight

Meet the Cougars and football scrimmages will be held tonight at Logan County High School. Coach Todd Adler will introduce his players at 5:30 followed by scrimmages with Trigg County and Ohio County. Admission is $3 and concessions will be available.

Aug 6, 2018

BB&T to host Chamber Networking

BB&T will host a Logan Chamber Networking event Tuesday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the bank's location on Carrico Park Square in Russellville. All Chamber members are welcome.

Aug 5, 2018

Meet the Panthers to be held at Rhea

At Rhea Stadium this Friday, Meet the Panthers will be held. Introduction starts at 6 p.m. Beverly York says, "This will be your chance to meet all your Middle and High School Fall sports coaches and teams, see the 2018/2019 cheerleaders in action and hear what everyone has to say about the upcoming season!"

Aug 5, 2018

RHS to hold 6th Grade Open House

Sixth graders entering Russellville High School are invited to an open house Monday from 5-7 p.m. Sixth graders will have their own section of the campus in the former location of the vocational/technical school. Students can receive their schedules, meet their teachers and tour the facility. Families who sign the proper agreements can be issued Chromebooks. The tour begins in the RHS Library.

Aug 3, 2018

Upward football, cheerleading

evaluations scheduled
Upward football and cheerleading wil be held in Logan County again this year for boys and girls in Grades K-6. Evaluations will be held at Post Oak Baptist Church next Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 11, fro 10 a.m. until noon. The registration fee is $58. Football shorts and cheerleader turtle necks can be ordered. The first practice is Aug. 20. Games will begin Sept. 8 and the awards ceremony will be Oct. 20. For more information, call Post Oak at 270-726-2157.

Aug 3, 2018

Two-lane portion of Lewisburg Road

 to be resurfaced to Muhlenberg line
U.S. 431 Lewisburg Road, from KY 3519 extending to the Muhlenberg County line is being prepared for resurfacing. Maintenance crews will perform drainage repairs ahead of resurfacing this 10-mile section of road. Motorists should anticipate a one-lane roadway controlled by flaggers and use caution through this work zone.

Aug 2, 2018

Photographer, businesswoman

Geraldine Hurt dies at age 99

Geraldine Hurta well-known businesswoman in downtown Russellville in the middle of the 20th century, has died at age 99. Mrs. Hurt and her husband, the late Bill Hurtwere owners and operators of Royaltone Studios, a photography shop which was first located on East Fourth Street and then on the east side of the Square. The Hurts took pictures in their studios and then sold them, primarily to families. She was 99. No public funeral service is planned, according to WRUS News.

Aug 1, 2018

Logan Volleyball Alumni Game scheduled Aug. 4

Logan County Volleyball will conduct an Alumni Game this Saturday, Aug. 4, beginning at 1 p.m. All former Lady Cougar Volleyball players are invited to participate, and all volleyball alumni get free admission. General admission is $5 at the door.


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