News Briefs on The LoJo for September 2019
By Jim Turner

Posted on October 27, 2019 7:28 PM

Sep 29, 2019

Nicky Smith, LCHS FFA

win F-S archery event

From Logan County FFA Reporter Lindsey Brinkley: Recently, four Logan County FFA Members competed in the Franklin-Simpson Invitational Archery Contest where they won first in the FFA Division. Team members included Nicky Smith, Jacob Moore, Avery Fuller, and Austin Haley. Nicky was also the high individual for the contest. The last time Logan County won this event was in 2012 so we are very excited to have the trophy back at the High School! 

Sep 29, 2019

Suicide support

group to meet

The Spirit of Light Suicide Support Group will meet at First Presbyterian Church in Russellville at 6 p.m. Monday.

Sep 27, 2019

Ezell hits Sells with winning touchdown pass

as time expires

Senior quarterback Tyler Ezell led the Logan County Cougars to a magical 26-24 win at Madisonville-North Hopkins Friday in a district battle between two undefeated teams ranked in Class 4A's Top Ten in the state. The win avenged their only regular season loss in the last three years. Ezell engineered an 80-yard drive in less than a minute, hitting Jaden Sells with a 31-yard pass as time expired. The Cougars were without two of their top playmakers in that winning drive after Rooster Woodard and Gary Hardy went out with injuries. M-NH led 10-0 at the half, fell behind, and then rode the running of start back Jeriah Hightower to take the lead with 51 seconds. Hightower ran for over 300 yards, but Ezell's heroics overshadowed him.

Sep 26, 2019

Rachel Dezarn named

2019 Festival Queen

Logan County High School volleyball player Rachel Dezarn, a freshman, was crowned queen of the 2019 Logan County Tobacco & Heritage Festival Thursday evening. She is the daughter of Jamie and Rhonda Dezarn.

Sep 26, 2019

Festival Queen's

Pageant tonight

The queen of the 2019 Logan County Tobacco & Heritage Festival will be crowned today. The Festival Queen’s Pageant will begin at 7 p.m. at deGraffenried Auditorium. Tickets are $5 each.

Sep 26, 2019

Tasters' Luncheon scheduled Oct. 8

One of the Logan County Tobacco & Heritage Festival’s oldest events, the Tasters’ Luncheon, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the United Methodist Temple on South Main Street in Russellville with one dining time beginning at 10:45 and the other at noon. Tickets must be purchased for $10 at the church office between Monday, Sept. 30, and Friday, Oct 4, between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Carryout is available, but tickets are required. The event is often a sellout. For more ticket information, call 270-726-6302.


Sep 26, 2019

Panther football game

to start at 6:30 p.m.

From Chris McGinnis of WRUS: Russellville Panther Head Coach Mikie Benton has advised that the RHS game Friday night at Somerset will kick off at 6:30 Central Time. The delayed broadcast of this game can be heard on all WRUS platforms Saturday afternoon at 2.

Sep 24, 2019

Judge candidates to speak

to Republican Women

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 12 noon, the Logan County Republican Women’s Club will meet at Lost River Creamery. Lunches may be purchased. Special guests will be Joe Hendricks and Joe Ross, non-partisan candidates for Circuit Judge.

Sep 23, 2019

WIC vouchers must

be redeemed at Farmers' Market this week

This is the final week for young mothers to redeem their WIC vouchers for vegetables and fruits at the Logan County Farmers Market. These are the vouchers issued by the health department. The market is open Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30-noon. The market will continue until the end of October and Senior Vouchers will be accepted until then. The Logan County Farmers' Market is located in the pavilion behind the Extension Office.

Sep 23, 2019

Cougars Bass

Team meeting set

A Logan County High School Bass Team meeting will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. Athletic Director Greg Howard says this will be the final signup opportunity for the team.

Sep 20, 2019

Pastfinders to learn about

Gaines Cooksey from

librarian Mark Griffin

The Southern Ky. Pastfinders meet this Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Logan County Public Library. The speaker this month is research librarian lMark Griffin. Mark's program is entitled "Celebrating Gaines Cooksey's 151st Birthday". Mr. Cooksey was a successful and outspoken merchant in Russellville at the turn of 20th century. Mr Cooksey used his newspaper ads as commentary on various issues of the day. Using his ads from old newspapers, Mark will provide a unique glimpse into Russellville's history through one merchant’s perspective. The public is invited and admission is free, so don't let history be a mystery.

Sep 20, 2019

Teams with identical records meeting twice

Two local high school games tonight involve teams with identical but very different records. The Logan County Cougars--one of the top teams in the state in Class 4A--will play host to Class 5A's Greenwood at Cougar Field. Both teams are 4-0. The Cougars are one of the top scoring teams in the state with three of the wins involving running clocks and 55 or more points for LCHS. Greenwood made a statement early by beating two-time defending Class 4A state champion Franklin-Simpson in their season opener. Franklin, meanwhile, is hosting Class 1A Russellville in one of the longest-running rivalries in Western Kentucky. Both teams are 0-4. F-S has played a tough schedule and hopes to resume its winning ways tonight on James 'Shadetree' Matthews Field during its Homecoming. The Panthers are showing improvement each week, including scoring 28 points in a loss to Logan County last week. WRUS Radio will carry the RHS game live with Countdown to Kickoff beginning at 6:30. The Cougars' game will be tape-delayed an aired Saturday, beginning at 2:05.

Sep 17, 2019

Slack named National

Merit Semifinalist

Russellville High School senior Ben Slack has been named a National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalist. He is one of approximately 16,000 semifinalists (of the 1.5 million students who began the qualifying process in 2018) who will continue competing for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million. The next step is to fill out an extensively detailed application to qualify to become a National Merit Finalist. Ben is the son of RHS teacher Bethanie Hargett-Slack and of businessman Glenn Slack.

Sep 17, 2019

Contestants sought for

Womanless Beauty Pageant

A Womanless Beauty Pageant is planned Friday, Oct. 4, to support the Russellville Senior Citizens. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Logan County Courthouse. Contestants/participants are needed. Men willing to help can call Brent Summers at 270-726-2403.

Sep 16, 2019

Lady Cougars win 1-0

From Logan County Lady Cougar Soccer Coach Barry McReynolds: Terrific passing from Briana Shelton to Kadyn Costello to Peyton Vanzant for the game-winning goal from two yards out to give Logan County the win 1-0 on a hot day in Greenville Saturday. Throughout the game team defense stood tall, led by Keira Costello, Campbell Hamilton, Carli Jo Bruner, Harley Robertson and Emma Allen. The Lady Cougars also got terrific play in the goal from Brady Alsup with 10 saves, several late in the game to ensure the win

Sep 13, 2019

Cougars win Clash,

Panthers have bright spots

Both teams left Rhea Stadium after Friday's football Clash of the Cats with reasons to be proud. The Logan County Cougars ran their record to 4-0 while starting a running clock on the first play of the second half with a 48-7 lead. It was their third running clock in four starts. The Panthers fell to 0-4 and lost 55-28, but they can build on a touchdown scored against the Cougar varsity and three touchdowns scored against the Logan reserves. They also showed a highly effective return game. Watch The LoJo for details.

Sep 12, 2019

Westerfield to speak at

SKYCTC Constitution Day

Logan County Republican Chair Barry Kennedy, a history professor at Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College, is chairing Constitution Day activities for the college again this year. Sen. Whitney Westerfield, who represents Logan County in the state senate, will be the guest speaker. Constitution Day activities will be held on SKYCTC’s Main Campus (1845 Loop Street in Bowling Green) in building F this Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Westerfield will present “The Constitution and You.”

Sep 10, 2019

4-H Cloverbuds to

meet at Robey's Dairy

Logan County's youngest 4-Hers, the Cloverbuds, will meet Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. They will be meeting at Robey's Dairy at Schochoh. They will tour their calf barn and possibly the milk parlor and should dress according. If you need a ride or have questions, call the Logan County Extension Office at 270-726-6323.

Sep 9, 2019

Quarles named head

Panther basketball coach

Carlos Quarles, who is in his third year as an assistant principal in the Russellville High School & Middle School complex, was introduced as the new head coach of Panther boys basketball Monday. The position came open when third-year head coach and guidance counselor Rex Booth resigned last week to become fifth-sixth grade principal in his native Edmonson County. Quarles, a former Hopkinsville and WKU athlete, served as an assistant coach at Warren Central under Tim Riley & William Unseld for 11 seasons. He has been an assistant football and basketball coach at RHS.

Sep 9, 2019

Life Point Pregnancy banquet Sept. 24

Life Choice Pregnancy Care Center in Russellville will hold its annual fundraising banquet on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at Walnut Grove Church Parkway near City-County Park in Russellville. Melissa Ohden, a survivor of a failed saline abortion attempt, will be the speaker. Call 270-717-5433 to make reservations.

Sep 8, 2019

Comer's field rep

to be in Logan

Congressman James Comer’s Field Representative, Corey Elder, will host office hours on behalf of the Congressman in Logan County to help 1st district residents with federal casework issues on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 10-11 a.m. at the Historic Logan County Courthouse’s Fiscal Court Room.

Sep 8, 2019

Festival Golf Scramble

Planned for Oct. 5

A golf scramble will be part of the Logan County Tobacco & Heritage Festival will be held Saturday, Oct, 4, from 8:30-11 a.m. at Rolling Hills Golf Course. Registration in advance is required. Registration papers are available at Rolling Hills, Auburn Banking Company (Russellville location), and Logan Chamber. The fee is $45. The deadline to register is Thursday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m.

Sep 8, 2019

Chamber to hold


Breakfast at EPB

The Russellville Electric Plant Board will host a Networking Breakfast for the Logan County Chamber of Commerce this Wednesday from 7:30-8:30 at its office on East Fourth Street.

Sep 4, 2019

In battle of undefeateds, Lady Cougars plan white-out against Greenwood

From Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard: Logan County Volleyball (7-0) has decided to put on a white-out tomorrow night as they face perennial region and state power Greenwood (10-0). Everyone is invited to attend the game that will be held in the main gym Thursday, Sept., 5.  Freshman game will start at 5:30, then JV and after that the varsity. In their first year under Coach Caleb Sheffield, the Lady Cougars are not only undefeated but have won 20 of 21 games. They went 9-0 in the always Best of the West event in Owensboro, sweeping Graves County, Muhlenberg County and Henderson County.

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