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Dec 11, 2018

Naylor breaks RHS record, Kemp breaks McLean's heart

Jacob Naylor broke an almost 40-year old school scoring record Tuesday with 48 points in leading the Russellville Panthers to a 78-76 win over visiting McLean County, But it took a layup by fellow senior Eljah Kemp with fewer that four seconds remaining to give Coach Rex Booth's team its first victory of the season, McLean star Logan Patterson fouled out with 30 points on a charge immediately after Naylor had broken the record on a 3-pointer, but Naylor fouled out less than a minute later. The old school record was 45 points scored in 1979 by Roderick Holman, who is one of four former Panthers to be inducted into the Russellville Alumni Association's Athletic Hall of Fame in a few weeks.



Dec 11, 2018

Naylor, McLean's Patterson in scoring duel

Russellville's Jacob Naylor and McLean County's Logan Patterson are locked up in an impressive offensive show at Jim Young Gymnasium. Naylor, who is averaging 24 points per game, had scored 27 points at halftime, including five 3-pointers. With three minutes left in the third quarter, Naylor hit three straight free throws to bring his total to 32. Patterson, who is averaging 28 points an outing, had 23 points at the intermission and broke the 30-point pleateau with 2:30 in the quarter. Russellville led by six at the half and had three leads of nine, but the Cougars keep cutting the margin down. Naylor brought his total to 38 with 0:35 remaining in the quarter to put the Panthers up by six. Russellville leads 61-55 going into the fourth quarter.



Dec 10, 2018

Swim Panthers make waves in Warren County meet

The Russellville swim team "made waves" at the Warren County Invitational Saturday: Personal Best Times were recorded by Daisy Lewis (50 Free), Katie Ray Holloman (100 Free), and Landon Bollenbecker (50 Free). Powering his way to a second place finish was Benjamin Slack (200 IM).



Dec 8, 2018

40th deGraffenried Chorale Christmas Concert set Sunday

For the 40th consecutive Christmas season, the deGraffenried Chorale will present a holiday concert in Russellville. It will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Temple. The theme is "A Nostalgic Christmas Celebration, 40 Years of Singing." The deGraffenried Chorale was organized in 1978 under the leadership of legendary RHS music director Hazel Carver. One of the original members of the chorus, retired Stevenson Elementary School music teacher Mary Beth Dowden, has been the director for several years. Also still singing from that original cast are Roy Gill, John Lees, Carolyn Mallory, Robert Stuart and Frank Walton. The accompanist for the Chorale is Susan Fox. Admission is free but donations will be accepted.



Dec 7, 2018

Guthrie Parade Saturday to honor Chief Humble

Blue Christmas is the theme of Saturday's Guthrie Christmas Parade, which begins at 10 a.m. The parade will honor former Police Chief Matthew Humble, who died this fall from cancer.



Dec 7, 2018

Local girls team win district openers at home

The margins were vastly different, but both girls teams from the Land of Logan picked up wins in their district openers Friday. In a game that was tight all the way, Logan County’s Kennedy Nichols scored on an inbounds play with 40 seconds remaining, and the Lady Cougar defense forced Franklin-Simpson into an off-balance 3-pointer at game’s end. As a result, LCHS won 43-41. Nichols finished with 12 points with Addie White & Sarah Beth Hale scoring 11 each.
The Lady Panthers of Russellville were dominant the entire game on the way to a 59-27 win over visiting Todd Central. Senior DeShayla LeBlanc scored 19 points, 13 of them already in the books midway through the second quarter. Eighth grader Amiyah Collier added 12 points and Anastasia Dowlen 10. More details will appear in later stories.



Dec 6, 2018

Lewisburg Christmas Parade to follow bazaar, tree lighting

A full day of Christmas activities will grace Lewisburg Saturday, Dec. 8. It will begin with a Christmas Bazaar conducted by the Books to Go Library at 8 a.m. A tree lighting ceremony will be held at McKinney Park at 4:30. Then the parade will start at 5 p.m. with those who want to ride in it lining up by the old Nelson Company plant from 3-5 p.m.



Dec 5, 2018

Chamber Christmas Open House to be Friday morning

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Christmas Open House on Friday, Dec. 7, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. All Chamber members are welcome for breakfast and fellowship with other members, including the board and the Ambassadors.



Dec 3, 2018

Santa to visit Christmas at Creekwood Tuesday evening

Christmas at Creekwood will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The festivities will begin with Allie Colleen, who will be singing prior to Santa arriving between 6 & 6:30 p.m. Santa will be bring Mrs. Claus, head elf, reindeer and a mini horse. Bring your camera for pictures or if not Creekwood will have someone there to take pictures if needed.



Dec 3, 2018

Dates for special events in LCHS athletics announced

Logan County High School Athletic Director Greg Howard has announced these dates for special events, all on Fridays: Jan. 25—Hall of Fame induction; Feb. 1—Homecoming; Feb. 15—Senior Night.



Dec 1, 2018

Concerned Citizens has new clothes to distribute

Concerned Citizens of Logan County has clothing to distribute, some free and some for donations. The organization, which concentrates on children but also helps people of all ages, has multiple boxes of new clothing, provided by Toggle of Bowling Green. The clothing can be selected but a donation of whatever the recipient can afford is needed. In an exchange of toys provided to Agape Service Foundation for clothing, Concerned Citizens is also giving away shirts at its East Fifth Street Russellville location. Those wanting to ‘shop’ for these clothes need to make an appointment by calling Concerned Citizens on week days at 270-725-8127. Executive Director Dorris Vick is coordinating this effort during the holidays.



Nov 30, 2018

Candlelight Christmas Service at Red River Meeting House

As has been the case for several years, a Candlelight Christmas Service will be conducted at the Red River Meeting House & Cemetery after the nearby Schochoh Christmas Parade from 2-4 p.m. Robert Operia will be the guest speaker. Music will be provided by Steve & Joyce Vann, Kathy Sneed and the Guyer children. Light refreshments will be served.



Nov 29, 2018

Schochoh Christmas Parade ready for another scenic tour

For the 29th time since the late James Harve and Margaret Smith started a parade in the middle of rich soil in big-time farming country, the Schochoh Christmas Parade will be held the first Sunday afternoon of December in South Logan. It will begin at 2 p.m. on Dec. 2 with the theme “Schochoh: It’s Where the Story Begins.” Afterwards free barbecue will be served at the Schochoh Community Center. Contact Jennifer Moore for additional information at 270-772-1245.



Nov 28, 2018

4-H Shadow Riders offering horse rides Thursday

The Logan County 4-H Shadow Riders Horse Club is offering an Open Ride Night Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Logan County Extension Arena. Pay $5 to ride.



Nov 28, 2018

Auburn Christmas Open House Dec. 1

Auburn merchants will hold their annual Christmas Open Houses on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Refreshments and gift certificates will be available.



Nov 26, 2018

Karrah Cron to sign with Wesleyan volleyball Tuesday

The connection between Kentucky Wesleyan College and Logan County High School volleyball continues to grow. Lady Cougar senior Karrah Cron, who was named Fourth Region Player of the Year and Honorable Mention All-State this season, will sign to play for Coach Eric Hagan's Panthers at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Logan Careeer & Technical Center. Coach Steven Lyne's Lady Cougars play one or more times in Owensboro every year. Former Lady Cougar star/assistant coach Hannah Hudnall signed with Wesleyan in 2011, and former Lady Cougar Sierra Morrow just finished her third season as a regular with KWC, the last two as a starter. Cron's supporters are invited to attend the signing.



Nov 25, 2018

Adairville Christmas Parade Dec. 1

The City of Adairville will hold its Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at 6 p.m. Those who wish to be in the parade should line up in front of the old fire station.