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Oct 26, 2016

Greenwood ends Lady Cougar v-ball season

The end of the 2016 volleyball season came for the Logan County Lady Cougars Wednesday when they fell 3-0 to Greenwood in the regional semifinals at Cumberland County High School. The Lady Gators won 25-11, 26-24, 25-17. They will meet South Warren, which eliminated Russell County in the other semifinals, in Thursday's finals. Logan finished another dominant season with a 28-10 record.

Oct 26, 2016

Stacey Biggs to speak at SKYCTC Building Your Career session

Former Logan Telephone Cooperative Customer Relations Manager Stacey Biggs is scheduled to be one of the presenters at Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College's Building Your Career conference Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Building F Conference Room on SKYCTC's Main Campus in Bowling Green. She is now Chief Marketing Officer at WKU. Other presenters are named in the attached flier.

Oct 25, 2016

Lady Cougars win regional opener

The Logan County Lady Cougars (28-9) and the Greenwood Lady Gators (29-8) will meet in yet another Fourth Region Volleyball Tournament when they play in the semifinals Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Cumberland County High School. The two perennial powerhouses faced each other in several championship matches in the first decade of this century. Coach Steven Lyne's Lady Cougars beat Clinton County 3-0 Monday with scores of 25-12, 25-15, 25-14. According to the Bowling Green Daily News, eighth grader Zoe Steenbergen totaled 6 aces, Kerra Cronist 14 kills, Karrah Cron 28 assists and Catherine Miller 9 digs for the winners. Greenwood beat Monroe County 3-0.

Oct 25, 2016

Comer to campaign for Congress in Logan today

James Comer, the Republican nominee for the vacant First Congressional District Seat, is set to be in Logan County today as part of his 35 County "Boots and Jeans Tour" campaign swing through every county in the First Congressional District. "My goal in this campaign tour is to show the voters that I care about their community, and to demonstrate that I am the type of leader with a strong work ethic who will listen and represent their needs in Washington," Comer stated. The tour began in Cadiz last Friday and ends in Murray this Saturday. The First Congressional District stretches from Liberty in Casey County in the east to the Mississippi River in Fulton County, and from Henderson County all the way to Albany in Clinton County. It is one of the largest districts per square miles in the entire U.S. Congress.
The former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner is to be at Republican headquarters on the Russellville square about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Oct 24, 2016

Memorial service set Sunday for David Corbin

A public memorial service is planned Sunday at 2 p.m. at Dripping Spring Baptist Church on the Watermelon Road in the Olmstead area for the late David Corbin. A member of the Russellville Board of Education, he was the retired band director at Russellville High School. He was chosen to succeed the legendary Hazel Carver as director of the Marching Panthers in the mid-seventies, and led the band into the competition era. He also served as minister of music for several local churches. He was an accomplished tennis player who might have become a professional tennis player had he not concentrated on music. He was also popular as a woodworker. Among his survivors are his wife, Karen Corbin, and his sons Trey and Samuel Corbin and their wives, Jenny and Monica Corbin, and his daughter, Elizabeth Arrington and her husband, Nick Arrington.

Oct 24, 2016

Last day to use Senior Vouchers at Farmers Market is Tuesday

This Tuesday's Logan County Farmers' Market will mark the last time those holding Senior Vouchers can use them to purchase vegetables, fruits and pumpkins.They have to be used by Oct. 25 and can only be used as payment at the Farmers' Market. The Farmers' Market begins at noon at the pavilion behind the Logan County Extension Office. Saturday will be the final market of the season and will be held in the Extension Office. WIC Vouchers can be used Saturday for the final time.

Oct 23, 2016

Panthers run record to 9-0, capture 23rd district title

Leading 49-7 at the half, the Russellville Panthers beat visiting Crittenden County by that score Friday, running their record to 9-0 and winning the Class 1A Region I, District 1 championship in the process. According to team historian Greg Owens, this is the 23rd district title for RHS and the first time a Panther team has been undefeated after nine games since 1984. Russellville will attempt to complete an unbeaten season Friday against visiting Franklin-Simpson, which is also undefeated. Owens says only three other teams have gone without a loss in the 82-year history of Russellville football. They were the 1950, '66 and '84 teams coached by Jimmy Hayes, Stumpy Baker and Ken Barrett, respectively. John Myers is the current Panther coach.

Oct 22, 2016

Lady Cougars to play regional opener Monday vs. Clinton County

The 13th District champion Logan County Lady Cougars (27-9) will play 16th District runner-up Clinton County (17-11-1) in the Fourth Region Volleyball Tournament opener Monday at 6 p.m. Monday at Cumberland County High School. Also in their bracket are Monroe County (30-6) and Greenwood (28-8), two of the three teams in the region with better records that Coach Steven Lyne’s Lady Cougars. 13th District runner-up Todd Central (12-20) will go against South Warren (30-7) in Tuesday’s second game. The semifinals will be Wednesday (Logan would play at 6 p.m.) with the championship game set Thursday at 6:30, all at Burkesville.

Oct 20, 2016

LCHS seeks public input on gender equality issues

On Tuesday, Oct. 25. from 3-3:30 p.m. the Logan County High School Athletic Department will hold a Public Comment Session that will be open to the public. The purpose of this session is to garner input and to answer any questions concerning gender equity at Logan County High School. 

Oct 19, 2016

RHS game Friday to be for crown, breast cancer awareness

From Russellville High School Athletic Director Calvin Head "This Friday the RHS football team will host Crittenden County for the last district game of the year. Both teams are currently 2-0 in the district and will be playing Friday night in hopes to being crowned the 2016 District 1 champion. In addition to the game, this will also be our Breast Cancer Awareness game, and it has been deemed as our 'Pink Out' game. Panther Nation we are asking everyone to show up and show out in as much Pink as you can! Let’s support our Panthers as they take the field to “tackle for the cure” and to “tackle” another District Championship!"

Oct 19, 2016

Lady Cougars win title, 104th straight district match

Winning six straight sets by a combined score of 150-50, the Logan County Lady Cougars won their 103rd and 104th straight district matches Tuesday evening for the 13th District championship. They won over the Russellville Lady Panthers 25-6, 25-3, 25-6 and then beat Todd Central 25-8, 25-10, 25-17 in the finals. Coach Steven Lyne's team takes a 27-9 record to region.

Oct 18, 2016

Russellville High School graduate Kelley Ashby Paul will be in downtown Russellville Wednesday from 3-4 p.m. to campaign for Jason Petrie for state representative and her husband, Dr. Rand Paul, in his reelection bid for U.S. senator. The daughter of Hilton and Lillian Ashby, Mrs. Paul has also written a well-received book recently. She will be at Republican headquarters on Carrico Park Square and the public is welcome.

Oct 18, 2016

Festival arts winners to be honored, auditions hel

From Donna Wilkerson: "On Thursday, Oct. 20, the Russellville Arts Council will host a reception for those those whose art placed in the "Harvest of the Arts" competition (both junior division and adult) during the Tobacco Festival. The reception will take place at 7 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce and will include light refreshments. After the reception, the arts council will hold auditions for the upcoming play "And Then There Was One." Everyone is encouraged to come out for these events!

Oct 17, 2016

Democrats to honor memory of Tommy Brown with a dinner Thursday

According to Logan County Democratic Executive Committee chair Evelda Steersman, on Oct. 20, the Democrats of Logan County will host a dinner at the Extension complex to honor the late Tommy Brown, "who exemplified the principles of his faith, his family, his community and the Democratic Party." He was a farmer, a tobacco warehouse owner and a long-time member of the Logan County Board of Election Commissioners. Call Steersman at 725-1508 or Shirley Haines at 726-843 for tickets ($15 or 2 for $25) by Wednesday.

Oct 17, 2016

Logan soccer champs to play in both regional semifinals

Both of Logan County’s champion soccer teams have drawn byes in the Fourth Region Soccer Tournaments this week. Coach Eric Evans’ Cougars (12-5-2) will play the winner of Monday’s match between South Warren (16-4-3) and Barren County (9-11-1) in Glasgow at 7:30 Tuesday. The Cougars lost 5-1 to Barren on Aug. 25. They have not played South Warren. Coach Barry McReynolds’ Lady Cougars (8-9-2), who won their fifth straight district title last week, will play at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, but this regional will be at Greenwood. They will meet Monday’s survivor of a matchup of Glasgow (8-8-1) and Bowling Green (13-3). Logan and Glasgow tied 2-2 to start the season. BGH beat the Lady Cougars 10-0 on Sept. 22. The finals will be Thursday night.

Oct 14, 2016

Panthers crush Fulton, move to 8-0

The Russellville Panthers rolled over visiting Fulton City Friday 52-0. Coach John Myers' team moved their record to 8-0, including 2-0 in their Class 1A district. It was the fourth time in eight games RHS has shut out an opponent and the sixth time they've won with a running clock because they were at least 36 points ahead. The Panthers will play visiting Crittenden County next week for the district championship. Friday's win can be heard in its entirety on WRUS and https://www.network1sports.com/station/wrus Saturday at 2 p.m. 

Oct 14, 2016

Cougars to host Madisonville-North Hopkins tonight

The Logan County Cougars will go for their first win of the season tonight when they entertain district rival Madisonville-North Hopkins at 7 p.m. Coach Lonnie Burgett's Maroons have a 2-6 record. They lost to Hopkinsville by a similar score as Logan, but they beat Hopkins County Central, a team which edged Coach Todd Adler's Cougars in overtime. Andy Woodall and Zack Woodall will have coverage on WRUS beginning at 6:30 p.m. The broadcast can also be heard at www.network1sports.com/station/wrus

Oct 14, 2016

From Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard: Congratulations go out to yet another historical night in Logan County Athletics. The Cougars and Lady Cougars played in the 13th District Soccer Tournament Championship games tonight. The Cougars were up first as they took on defending and long-time district powerhouse Franklin Simpson. The Cougars won their first-ever championship with a 1-0 victory over the Wildcats. In the girl’s championship game, the Lady Cougars beat Todd County Central 3-1 for their 5th consecutive District Championship. Congratulations to both teams and their coaches. First time boys and girls have won the district championship in the same season. Both teams will be in action next week at the 4th Region Tournament held at Greenwood High School. The brackets will be announced at the draw held at Greenwood, Saturday morning at 10:00.

Oct 13, 2016

Four local middle school football teams advance in playoffs

All four football teams representing the Land of Logan won first-round playoff games this weekend and advance to the second round this week. The Cougars eliminated Franklin-Simpson with the eighth graders winning 22-0 and the seventh graders 12-6. They will entertain South Warren Saturday with the seventh grade starting at 5:30 p.m. Coach Pete Reis' Russellville Panthers won a pair of games against Webster County Saturday. Those teams will play at Edmonson County this week. 

Oct 13, 2016

FSA forage deadline changed

From Travis Chick of Logan County Farm Service Agency: Any perennial forage crops that will be hayed or grazed in the 2017 crop year must be reported to the Farm Service Agency by Nov. 15, 2016 in order to be considered timely filed. Any perennial forage crops that will be hayed or grazed in 2017 that are not reported by Nov. 15, 2016 will be subject to late filed provisions. 

Oct 10, 2016

Panthers, Cougars seek berths in soccer district finals, regional

The Logan County Cougars will reach another berth in the regional soccer tournament with a win in the 13th District semifinals tonight against host Todd Central. Coach Eric Evans’ team is 10-5-2 on the season, which is the fourth best record in the region. They are 4-2 in the district, including beating Todd 4-2 in both regular season matches. Cougar seniors are Noah Bray, Matthew Edgar, Cobey Foster, Josh McKinney, Ashton Ross & Erik Williams. The Russellville Panthers (0-14) will play Franklin-Simpson (10-6) at 6 p.m., also at Todd. Coach Jeramy Rust’s Panthers lost to the Wildcats 10-0 & 12-2 in the season. RHS seniors are Jackson Kinser, Kody Kirby & Mark Wynn.

Oct 8, 2016

RMS Panthers to host first round of state football playoffs today

A football game will be played at Rhea Stadium on Tobacco & Heritage Festival Parade Day after all. The Russellville Middle School Panthers will play their first round state playoff game today against Webster County at 3 p.m. at Rhea Stadium! Gates open at 2. Admission is $4. No season passes allowed.

Oct 4, 2016

South QB Ryder Litten out until playoffs

South Warren won't be able to rely on star quarterback Ryder Litten until the playoffs, Elliott Pratt reports in the Bowling Green Daily News. Litten, who was MVP of the Class 4A state championship game while leading the Spartans to a 15-0 record last year, suffered a broken rib against Franklin-Simpson on Sept. 24 and will have to sit out three to four weeks. He has committed to play college football for Jacksonville University. Ryder is the son of former Russellville Panther Jeff Litten and his wife, Karla Litten. The Littens, who have owned a dry cleaning establishment in Bowling Green for several years, purchased Bethel Cleaners in Russellville this summer from Gary Hardin. Franklin beat the Spartans after Litten's injury and the undefeated Wildcats are ranked first in the state in 4A. The Panthers are also undefeated and top-ranked in Class 1A. Both teams are expected to be undefeated when F-S comes to Rhea Stadium in the regular season finale Oct. 28.

Oct 3, 2016

RMS boys basketball offers open gyms before tryouts

New Russellville Middle School boys' basketball coach Cassie Reding has announced that open gyms will be held this week in preparation for next week's tryouts. The open gyms are tonight, Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. The tryouts will be Oct. 13 and Oct. 14, beginning at 5:30.

Oct 3, 2016

Lady Cougars run their record to 20-8

Following impressive wins at Henderson County and over Bowling Green last week, the Logan County Lady Cougar volleyball team takes a 20-8 record into fall break. Along the way, they have won all six district matches, running their win streak over district opponents to 102 matches. Coach Steven Lyne’s team has won eight of its last nine matches, with the only loss being to Louisville Christian Academy in the Quad State Tournament at McCracken County last weekend. The team won four of five matches in that prestigious tournament. The Lady Cougars started the season with an impressive win over South Warren, and they are to finish their regular season with a visit from the Lady Spartans (23-7) on Thursday, Oct. 13. The four Lady Cougar seniors are Jaclyn Batchelor, Catherine Miller, Kailee Moore and Miranda Wright. Logan County has won 104 matches so far during their four years in high school.

Oct 2, 2016

RHS archery team organizational meeting set

From Russellville Archery Coach Jeramy Rust: Parent/Archer/Coach meeting Monday, Oct 17, at 6 p.m. in the RHS cafeteria. All parents and archers are asked to attend. If you know someone who is wanting to do archery this year, pass this info along to them please. We will be opening the team to 3rd graders this year for 10-meter shooting only, in an attempt to continue the growing of the Russellville Archery program

Sep 30, 2016

Panthers crush Pilots, now 7-0

Scoring six touchdowns in the first quarter, the Russellville Panthers cruised to a 62-0 win at Fulton County Friday. Four of the TD's in that first stanza came via defense and special teams. Devin Quarles returned a fumble,T.K. Hampton and Jacob Naylor returned interceptions, and M.J. Jones returned a punt, all for scores. On offense, Jaylin McMurry ran for a score and completed a long pass to Jordan Blick for a touchdown. Blick also ran a 2-point conversion as the placekick holder. Coach John Myers let senior tackles Chris Matthews and Caleb Hardison carry the ball once each, and Matthews responded with a touchdown. Johnny Drumgole and Dru West also rushed for touchdowns. Because of defensive dominance and a running clock in the first quarter, the Panthers ran only 18 plays and were well below their average with 181 yards. The Panthers and their 7-0 record will take a week off for Fall Break and the Logan County Tobacco & Heritage Festival.

Sep 26, 2016

Former Democratic Party chair June Lyne Robinson dies

Funeral arrangements have been announced by Summers, Kirby & Sanders Funeral Home for June Lyne Robinson, who served as chair of the Logan County Democratic Executive Committee for eight years. She grew up in politics. Her great uncle was Lt. Gov. Emerson 'Doc' Beauchamp. Her material grandparents, J.T. and Allie Mae Linton, were both state representatives, she as the first woman to serve Logan County in that office. Mrs. Robinson's father, Jim Lyne, was commonwealth attorney for Logan and Todd counties. She was a former teacher in the Logan County Schools. See her obituary on The LoJo at http://theloganjournal.com/Obituary.aspx?ID=479.

Sep 23, 2016

Cougars come close, lose in OT

Never trailing in regulation and leading by 14 points with 10 minutes remaining in the game, the Logan County Cougars let what was almost their first win in 1,422 days slip through their fingers Friday, literally. Too many dropped passes and a key fumble in the red zone played a big role in the Cougars falling 35-27 to visiting Hopkins County Central in overtime. The Cougars' last score came midway through the third quarter, as quarterback Tyler Ezell was not the same in the second half after suffering an arm injury late in the second half, connecting on just 2 passes following the injury. Freshman running back Gary Hardy was the bulk of the offense in the second half and finished with over 150 yards for the game.

Sep 23, 2016

Cougars build lead on Storm

When senior Lorenzo Garcia caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from freshman Tyler Ezell Friday night, it gave Coach Todd Adler's team a 19-6 lead over Hopkins County Central at the LCHS Homecoming. It was the second time Ezell and Garcia had connected for a TD pass in the first 19 minutes of the game. The Cougars had scored on drives of 72, 70 and 67 yards. The Storm came back to score on their next drive, going 65 yards, aided by consecutive 15-yard penalties on the Cougars. That made the Logan lead 19-13 with 3:13 left in the half. Ezell was injured late in the half. Nate Woodall came in to replace him and completed a pass to Chandler Silvey inside the Storm 10-yard line, but the Cougars couldn't add to their lead. Logan has lost 38 straight games, dating back to Oct. 12, 2012. 

Sep 23, 2016

Cougars to entertain Hopkins County Central tonight

The Logan County Cougars will play host to Hopkins County Central tonight in the first Class 4A district game for both teams. Coach Steven Wood’s Storm has a 3-2 record with wins over Crittenden County, Breckinridge County and Webster County and losses to Muhlenberg County and McLean County. Coach Todd Adler’s Cougars played Muhlenberg almost as close as HCC did. The Cougars have given up the second most points in Class 4A, trailing only Warren Central. The Cougar offense seems improved this year, having scored two or more touchdowns in four of their five losses. Eight 4A teams have scored fewer points than Logan. The game will be aired live on WRUS with Andy and Zack Woodall calling the action.

Sep 21, 2016

Stratton has sensational kicking game for Murray

Former  Logan County multi-sports star Landon Stratton was what has been termed a "rare bright spot" in a lopsided Murray State University loss Saturday. The Racers fell 50-17 to Southern Illinois, and Stratton had to punt eight times. He averaged 49.4 yards per kick, highlighted by a 78-yarder. Two other punts went over 50 yards. The Racers are 0-3 entering OVC play this Saturday. Stratton is a redshirt sophomore.

Sep 21, 2016

Kickoff of RHS game at Murray pushed back to 7:30

Fans of the Russellville Panthers will have to wait to see their beloved, talented and second-ranked Panthers in action Friday. Athletic Director Calvin Head has announced that kickoff for Russellville at Murray has been moved from 7 p.m. to 7:30. The Tigers beat Coach John Myers' team last year, but Russellville is 5-0 and Murray is 1-4, not scored more than seven points in any game against a Kentucky team.

Sep 18, 2016

Marching Cougars finish 2nd overall in RHS Show of Bands

The Logan County Marching Cougars finished second overall among seven bands in Russellville’s Show of Bands at Rhea Stadium. The only band to place above them represented one of Tennessee’s biggest high schools, Nashville McGavock. The Marching Cougars won first place in their class, Best Color Guard in their class and also the Spirit Award. David Dayton is band director. The Marching Cougars will host their own band show this Saturday.

Sep 16, 2016

Panthers disarm Rebels, go to 5-0

For the fourth straight season, the Russellville Panthers are 5-0 at the midpoint. And for the third straight game, they scored over 50 points in a 54-0 shutout at Todd Central. The Panthers already had a big lead when Jordan Blick blocked a Reble punt and Dru West took the ball in for a touchdown. The final score came on backup quarterback Jacocb Naylor's 11-yard run. West, Jones, Naylor, Johnny Drumgole & Jaylin McMurry all ran for 25 yards or more. Edward Barber had a touchdown called back. McMurry threw two touchdown passes, one of them to Devin Quarles. The Panthers go to Murray next week.

Sep 16, 2016

Panthers looking for 5-0 start tonight at Todd

The Russellville Panthers are expected to continue their not only winning but winning big tonight when they travel to Todd Central for a 7 p.m. game. Coach John Myers' team has a 4-0 record and has only been challenged by Butler County. The Panthers are the highest scoring team in Class 1A with an average of 46.5 points scored per game. The Panthers' five opponents, county Coach Les Broady's  Rebels tonight, have a combined record of 4-16. The Panthers showed no weaknesses in building a running clock against the Logan County Cougars midway through the second quarter last. This could be a tune-up for next week's RHS game with Murray, one of the two teams to beat them in last year's state semifinalist regular season. Murray, however, is 1-3 currently with all three losses in Kentucky. Tonight's game will begin at 7 p.m., but John Brett Reynolds & Alex Watkins will handle Countdown to Kickoff show beginning at 6:30 on 610 WRUS and https://network1sports.com/station/wrus.

Sep 16, 2016

Cougars to entertain Greenwood tonight

Hoping to build on their second half momentum against Russellville, the Logan County Cougars will entertain long-time rival Greenwood tonight at LCHS. After falling way behind the Panthers in the first quarter, Coach Todd Adler's Cougars showed courage and effort in playing the powerful Panthers much better as the game progressed. Coach Chris Seabolt's Gators won their first three games of the season--including a 17-16 upset of South Warren, but after some personnel changes they fell 24-20 last week to undefeated Franklin-Simpson. The Cougars continue to get great effort from promising freshman quarterback Tyler Ezell and introduced freshman running back Gary Hardy as potentially a game breaker. Sophomore Chandler Silvey did many things well in the game, and senior Lorenzo Garcia is a strong offensive weapon for the team. The Cougars have several injuries, including talented receiver Ryan Flores and top defender Curtis Shelton. The game can be heard on 610 WRUS and https://network1sports.com/station/wrus at 2 p.m. Saturday with Zack and Andy Woodall calling the action.

Sep 13, 2016

TVA rate increase to raise Russellville EPB bills slightly

From the Russellville Electric Plant Board: TVA has approved a budget that contains an effective retail rate increase of 1.5 percent, (1.44 percent to our average residential customer.) This is approximately an increase of $1.42 on an average residential bill using 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month.This increase will take effect on the October 2016 bill.


Sep 9, 2016

Panthers win Clash 54-14

After running only two offensive plays, the Russellville Panthers found themselves ahead 21-0 at Logan County Friday three and a half minutes into the game. M.J. Jones  returned the opening kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown, quarterback Jaylin McMurry hit a wide-open Paul Jones for a 53-yard score, Bryson Thomas intercepted a pass and returned it to set up a 4-yard TD run by Jacobie Mason and Milam Watkins kicked three extra points to account for the early scoring. Three Panther plays later, Johnny Drumgole scored on a pass from McMurry and Watkins made it 28-0. The margin grew to 34 on a 3-yard run by Dru West less than halfway through the first quarter. Coach Todd Adler's Cougars kept the Panthers out of the end zone for the equivalent of a quarter, but the running cleck began with eight minutes remaining in the quarter after a 71-yard run by Jones. Still Logan didn't quit and gave fans a glimpse of the future with the combination of freshman quarterback Tyler Ezell, freshman running back Gary Hardy and sophomore Chandler Silvey. Ezell threw passes to senior Lorenzo Garcia for two touchdowns. Lane Berry kicked the conversions.

Sep 9, 2016

Logan's Zach Simpson to lead Lady Gators

Zach Simpson, who has been on the Logan County Lady Cougars basketball coaching staff the past seven seasons, was named the new head coach of the Greenwood Lady Gators in the 14th District this week. Simpson has been the top assistant under coaches Scot MacAllister and Finley Baird during his tenure at Logan. He and Baird have coached the Lady Cougars to three straight 13th District championships and a composite 43-19 worksheet the past two seasons. Simpson was also the program's liason with the media, providing the results of every game immediately afterwards.

Sep 7, 2016

Senior Center moving to old library

Through a joint effort of Russellville City Council and Logan Fiscal Court, the Senior Center in Russellville is moving from 701 Day Street to the long-time location of Logan County Public Library on West Sixth and Winter streets, Mayor Mark Stratton & Judge-Executive Logan Chick have announced. Over 20,000 square feet in size, the building, which was constructed in 1967 and greatly enlarged in 1974, has been vacant for a couple of years since the library moved into its current facility on Armory Drive. Russellville owns the building while the Senior Center is part of Logan County. Funding is all local, according to Don Neagle of WRUS, who also notes that the Community Action office now located on East Fourth Street will also be moved to the West Sixth location. State Rep. Martha Jane King says, “I’m proud to serve in a district where government can work together.

Sep 6, 2016

Stage set for LATC groundbreaking Wednesday morning

Final preparations were made Tuesday for the groundbreaking ceremony to be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. for the Logan County Area Technology Center. The tree line and fence row between the two fields was cleared away by earthmoving machinery brought in Friday from Georgia. A tent has been erected and a sign is in place. The $14.8 million facility is to be located in front of Logan County High School on what has been the cross country track. Construction is expected to begin right away. The facility will replace the 50-year-old Russellville Area Technology Center, which was known as "the vocational school" for decades.

Sep 6, 2016

Lex Lindsey to coach AC-S boys

Lex Lindsey, who helped Coach Mike Haynes lead the Logan County Lady Cougars to two state basketball quarterfinal berths before building an elite girls basketball program at Franklin-Simpson, was named the new boys basketball coach at Allen County-Scottsville High School this week. A graduate of Barren County High School, he came to LCHS in his second year of coaching, helping the Lady Cougars win regional titles in 1989 and 1990. During his eight years as the Lady Cats head coach, he directed F-S to a 208-43 record and three regional titles plus a state runner-up finish. He coached the boys team at F-S one season before giving up coaching in 2012—for a while. Lindsey will be the Patriots’ 13th head coach since consolidation in 1974. The team struggled to a 6-23 record last year. Two of those head coaches have been the late Gary Shelton of Lewisburg and his son, Scott Shelton.

Sep 5, 2016

High achieving middle school softball teams to clash Tuesday

The future of softball in the Land of Logan will be on display Tuesday afternoon when the Logan County Middle School Lady Cougars visit the Russellville Middle School Lady Panthers in a game scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Cougars are coached by Amy Goodman Hinton and the Lady Panthers by Ryan Davenport. Both teams have been playing very well and reportedly started the season with several wins each. RMS reports the results of each game regularly. So far, Logan County has not reported any results.

Sep 5, 2016

Event set Saturday to honor memory of P.J. Gilbert

A celebration of the life of P.J. Gilbert and a fundraiser in his honor will be held this Saturday from 4-8 p.m. at Hampton Park in Russellville. P.J. died tragically on July 24. Proceeds will be used to pay the remainder of his funeral expenses and to set up a trust fund for his unborn child. Motivational speakers on each hour will include Reggie Collier, Chris Elliott, Maurice Beard & Joe Duncan. The Russellville Police Department cruiser , the Russellville Fire Department, face painting, bouncy houses, deejay Shane Hicks and food will be part of the evening. Tee shirts can be ordered at a cost of $10 to $15. For more information call 270-772-4727, 270-996-1948 or 270-772-1973.

Sep 3, 2016

Panthers hold off Bears 50-42

Butler County is a very good football team. Russellville is an even better team. For the second straight season, Coach Ryan Emmick's Bears scored 42 points against the Panthers Friday. And for the second straight season, they lost. Coach John Myers' Panthers won 50-42 at Rhea Stadium to start 3-0 for the third straight season. RHS rushed for almost 500 yards with Johnny Drumgole, Jaylin McMurry & Dru West all rushed for more than 100 yards. It's the third straight season the Panthers have started 3-0. Butler County quarterback Rex Henderson accounted for six touchdowns, three on the ground and three in the air.

Sep 2, 2016

RMS football wins big at Trigg

Eighth grader Anthony 'Rooster' Woodard led the Russellville Middle School football team to a lopsided road victory over Trigg County Thursday night. This was the second game this week for the Panthers, improving their overall record to 3-1. Athletic Director Calvin Head says, "Woodard was very sharp last night, displaying his array of quarterback skills on the offensive end. The defense for the Panthers has been outstanding over the three games, holding their opponents to only 12 points combined. The JV team also picked up a victory last night, beating the Wildcats 22-14."  The Panthers will be back in action next week, traveling to Todd County on Tuesday and hosting crosstown rival Logan County on Thursday at Rhea Stadium.

Sep 1, 2016

Groundbreaking for new tech school Wednesday

Groundbreaking for the new Logan County Area Technology Center is scheduled for this Wednesday, Sept.. 7, at 10 a.m., Superintendent Paul Mullins has announced. The $14.8 million structure will be located in a field in front of Logan County High School, closer to the Bowling Green Road than LCHS. The field has been carefully manicured by Coach Greg Howard and used for the Logan County Cougars and Lady Cougars cross country track for many years. The goal is to open the new structure for the second semester of the 2017-18 school year. LCATC will replace the Russellville Area Technology Center, which has been on the campus of Russellville High School for about a half century. About 80 percent of the RATC students are from LCHS. Most of the remainder of the students are from RHS and Todd Central High School

Sep 1, 2016

New Logan 4-H agent to be revealed Friday

Logan County's new 4-H and Youth Development Agent is to be introduced at a reception at the Logan County Extension Office from 1-3 p.m. Friday, according to Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent Leann Stinson. She did not reveal the new agent's name in her email. The new agent will succeed long-time 4-H Agent Gary Michael Templeman.

Aug 27, 2016

Brett Knifley sweeps Todd County 4-H archery event

Olmstead School student Brett Knifley won first place bare bow class, first place bow hunter class and first place target bow class. She also had the highest overall score in bare bow class to win Top Shot and highest overall score in bow hunter class to win Top Shot. Her dad, Andy 'SoldIt' Knifley, and Brett won second place in the buddy shoot. She has won over 20 first places this summer.

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