Over 4,100 people named in third year of The LoJo
By Jim turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

The names of 4,127 people appeared during the third year of publication of The Logan Journal. Of that group, 1,268 were named in more than one story, bringing the total to 6,827 names. The LoJo came into existence on Feb. 1, 2009, so Year Three ran from Feb. 1, 2011 to Jan. 31, 2012.

All of these numbers come from my statistics obsession that almost forced me into being an accountant before I realized what I really wanted was to figure earned run averages and free throw percentages, not assets and liabilities.

And that love of sports, along with the number of games played in the Land of Logan, means that those whose name appeared in the most stories were athletes and coaches. Of the Top 25, all but were one were involved directly in sports. The other, radio personality/evangelist Lon Sosh, has a rich sports background, culminating in his being inducted into the Russellville Alumni Sports Hall of Fame just before The LoJo year ended,

The top three in terms of number of stories were Logan County High athletes. Leading the way with 24 different stories was senior Twin Lancaster, who had a good football season and was named Fourth Region boys basketball Player of the Year. Following him was three-sport Cougar Avrey Collier, whose best sport is track, with 21. Right behind him was Matt Harper, who started the year as an eighth grader at Olmstead where his team won the middle school basketball tournament. Before he finished middle school, he was a varsity starter for the Cougars in baseball. Then this winter, he was on the LCHS basketball varsity.

The next four top storymakers were from Russellville High School. They were golf and basketball coach Dennis Pardue with 19 and basketball players Jordan Kennedy, Davis Pardue and Amber Sydnor with 17 each. All of this came a month before the season ended. Sydnor was the most mentioned female subject.

Rounding out the Top 10 were LCHS athletes Torin Graham, Jaylin Jones and John Logan Dockins along with D.J. Quarles, who was the top story subject at the end of two years and still found his name in 16 stories, even though he spent half the year as a walk-on football player at the University of Kentucky.

Also in the Top 25 (actually 28 counting ties) were Barrett Croslin, Lon Sosh, Coach Harold Tackett, Dustin Cartas, Ryan Harper, Sye Head, Coach Scot MacAllister, Barrett Rogers, Sajuan Watkins, Coach Dedra Adler, Meg Brown, Evan Harris, Aratan Martin, Coach John Myers, Markita Pheal, Noah Thomas and Ben Wright.

Gov. Steve Beshear, who was reelected in 2011, just missed the Top 25 by one story. Also near the top were non-sports figures Donna Gholson and Rep. Martha Jane King.

The names of everyone who appeared in at least five stories in Year Three follow:

Twenty-Four Stories

Twin Lancaster

Twenty-One Stories

Avrey Collier

Twenty Stories

Matt Harper

Nineteen Stories

Coach Dennis Pardue

Seventeen Stories

Jordan Kennedy, Davis Pardue, Amber Sydnor

Sixteen Stories

Torin Graham, Jaylin Jones

Fifteen Stories

John Logan Dockins, D.J. Quarles

Fourteen Stories

Barrett Croslin, Lon Sosh, Coach Harold Tackett

Thirteen Stories

Dustin Cartas, Ryan Harper, Sye Head, Coach Scot MacAllister, Barrett Rogers, Sajuan Watkins

Twelve Stories

Coach Dedra Adler, Meg Brown, Evan Harris, Aratan Martin, Coach John Myers, Markita Pheal, Noah Thomas, Ben Wright

Eleven Stories

Gov. Steve Beshear, Polly Cowan, Donna Gholson, Imani Hampton, Coach Greg Howard, Coach Steve Lyne, Shannon MacAllister

Ten Stories

DeVonta Bryant, Zach Hines, Lawton Jackson, Coach Ethan Meguiar, Dustin Nash, Kapresha Powell, Colton Spencer, Ian Woodall

Nine Stories

Dalton Gunderson, Brittany Hampton, Victor Hampton, Corey Johnson, Rep. Martha Jane King, Kesi Neblett, Taylor Oates, Maurice Pheal, Tameeka Rippy, Caleb Wills

Eight Stories

Coach Daniel Alvis, Jessica Anderson, Daniel Beaty, Kate Brooks, Brother Joe Carrico, Zach Denney, Casey Jaynes, Aaron Johnson, Logan Johnson, Grace McLellan, James Milam, Coach Tim Riley, Thomas Shifflett, Al Smith. Coach Phil Todd, Congressman Ed Whitfield, Adam Wilkins, Anna Wilkins

Seven Stories

Tucker Baldwin, Caleb Bruner, Hazel Carver, Judge Logan Chick, Dave Dockins, Meagan Ferguson, Corey Ford, Darlene Gooch, Troy Graham, Josh Hampton, Claire Hopkins, Coach Lou Kendall, Talia Mason, Hugh McReynolds, Kathleen Noe, Spencer Parsons, Sen. Joey Pendleton , Miranda Rone, Landon Stratton, Devonna Sydnor, Nathan Thompson. Seth Washington, Jackson Wells, Kaye Warren Wilkins

Six Stories

Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, Madison Alvis, Amber Anderson, Dakota Bray, Dylan Byrum, Derion Calloway, Quinton Calloway, John Corun, Kaleb Coursey, Caitlin Foster, Michaed Gough, Coach Dain Gregory, Meagann Hardison, Kathy Wilcutt Hathcock, Diamond Hines, Laura Hunt, Cierra Johnson, Kayla MacAllister, Kelsey Markham, Daniel McCarley, Tyler Meacham, Charles Neblett, Jacob Neiman, Blake Pittman, Belinda Morris Ray, Leah Thompson, Cody Thurston, Rontory Todd, Jerell Wickware, Sen. David Williams, Megan Williams, Luke Woodall, Jim Young

Five Stories

Hunter Anderson, Rachel Barnett, Ryan Basham, Lauren Batten, Bob Birdwhistell, Taylor Blakemore, Ann-Meguiar Bouldin, Brenna Brown, Jordan Campbell, Cathy Carver, Steve Cauley, Lucas Celsor, Dalton Clark, Sammi Collins, Al Cross, Amanda Crutchfield, Trent Deberry, Rep. Jim DeCesare, Kevin Gettings, Gail Guiling, Eloise Hadden, Kahlil Hampton, Travez Hampton, Brittany Harper, Drew Hayes, Coach Mike Haynes, Laura Hendricks, Adrianna Hinojozo, Joe Holliday, LeAndra Hoosier, Jacob Hopkins, Marshall Kemp, Margueritte Kirkpatrick, Chandler Larson, D.J. Lee, Christian Lynch, Jack Lyne, Lonnie Mason, Chris McGinnis, Coach Greg Meacham, Brice Moore, J.R. Morrow, Don Neagle, Tom Noe, Jo Orange, Charlie Ray, Austin Rayno, Jon Richardson, Will Robey, Leon Smith, Mary Jane Smith, Brandon Sowell, Artis Stratton, Steve Stratton. Wesley Stratton, Kevin Temple. Lynne Thomas, Coach Matt Tipton, Marie Turner, Trey Turner, Brinkley Warren, Corey Wright

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