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Apr 22, 2017

Former Logan superintendent David Webb dies

Former Logan County Schools Superintendent David Webb died this week at age 74. He also served as superintendent of his native Edmonson County and coached Bowling Green High to a state golf championship. He worked with Alliance Corporation in building schools, served on the state board of education and servied on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's Board of Controls. He succeeded Harvey Marksberry as Logan superintendent during the last few years of the 20th century.

Apr 21, 2017

Kellly Russell Classic rained out, Alumni Baseball Clash postponed a week

From Diane Walker: With a rain soaked field and a weekend forecast of continued rain, we regretfully have to cancel the Kelly Russell Classic for this weekend. With a full schedule we will not be able to reschedule the high school baseball and softball games.However, we will reschedule the alumni game. The Panther-Cougar alumni baseball game will be played next Saturday the 29th at 4 p.m. Thanks to all that have committed to play and for those unavailable for this weekend, we hope you can make it next weekend. Looking forward to a great night of fun all for the KellyRussell Scholarship Fund!

Apr 21, 2017

Lt. Gov. Hampton to visit RHS

On Wednesday, April 26, the Lt. Governor of Kentucky, Jenean Hampton, will visit Russellville Jr/Sr High School from 9 a.m. until noon. Principal Kim McDaniel says, "Our tentative plan is for her to address the student body and visit classrooms with her visit concluding with a luncheon hosted by our FACS/Culinary Department."

Apr 20, 2017

Earth Day to be celebrated Friday at Russellville Urban Garden

From Dr. Nancy Dawson: Tomorrow,.F.riday, April 21, we are celebrating Earth Day at the Russellville Urban Gardening site.  The entire 10th grade from Russellville High School  will be coming. There will be  poetry  read and art displayed--all dedicated to the earth.  Kentucky State University will have its mobile food unit on site and there will be other activities.  You are cordially invited.  The event starts at 9 am sharp and will be over by noon

Apr 19, 2017

Lady Panthers fall 3-0 to Franklin

The only hit the Russellville Lady Panthers managed off Franklin-Simpson pitcher Madison Davis Tuesday was a double by Tonisha Hampton. Davis' dominance overshadowed a good outing on the mound by Russellville's Tara Gilbert in a battle of veteran 13th District pitchers. Gilbert gave up hits to Ally Pendleton, Jessie Bellar, Mackinlee Webb, Caroline Weems, and Katelin Henderson.

Apr 19, 2017

One out away from win, Panthers fall 2-1 to Franklin

Russellville baseball star Jordan Blick had driven in the only run of the game and was one out away from pitching a no-hit, no-run win at Franklin-Simpson Tuesday. But the Wildcats used a walk, two hits and a wild pitch to pick up the 13th District win 2-1. After recording the 20th out in a 21-out game, Blick walked Jacob Curtis. Hunter Janes followed with the Cats' first hit of the game on a line drive to the outfield. Pinch hitter Dawson Gardner singled between first and second base. driving in Curtis with the tying run. Needing only one strike to force extra innings, Blick's 3-2 pitch was in the dirt and catcher Brock Cleary couldn't corral it. Janes scored the winning run without a play at the plate. The win improved Franklin's overall record to 14-3 overall, 6-3 in the region and 3-1 in the district. The Panthers fell to 5-10, 2-5, 1-3.

Apr 18, 2017

Gen. Humble to tell Pastfinders about O'Bannon

The Southern Kentucy Pastfinders meet this Saturday  at the Logan County Public Library at  7 p.m. The speaker this month is Gen. Jerry Humble USMC. Ret. Everyone is invited to come hear the intriguing story of PresleyO'Bannon and the Barbary pirates. Learn  the important role this Russellville citizen played in changing the course of early American military history. David Guion says, "Don't let history be a mystery, and come learn with us."

Apr 18, 2017

Logan softball and baseball games postponed until Wednesday

Logan County's softball and baseball games which were scheduled this afternoon have been moved to Wednesday when there is less chance of rain, Athletic Director Greg Howard has announced.

Apr 17, 2017

Logan sports events today canceled

Today's tennis, softball and baseball match/games have been canceled, Athletic Director Greg Howard announced Monday.

Apr 13, 2017

Alumni Clash of the Football Cats kicks off at 7 Friday

The 2017 Alumni Football Clash of the Cats will kick off Friday at 7 p.m. at Rhea Stadium. Tickets are $10, and available at First Southern National Bank-Russellville, Lewisburg Banking CompanyPratt's AutoRoy's Bar-B-Que & Yates Pharmacy. The football programs get proceeds from advance ticket sales only, so buy yours before 6 p.m. Friday. The game will also be broadcast over WRUS, with Countdown to Kickoff beginning at 6:30.

Apr 13, 2017

Robin Cornelius has interim lifted from Stevenson principal role

From Russellville Superintendent Leon SmithIt gives me great pleasure to announce that Robin Cornelius has accepted the position of principal at Stevenson Elementary. Mrs. Cornelius has served as interim principal at Stevenson Elementary since November and has worked in the Russellville School District for five years. She has served as assistant principal at Stevenson Elementary as well as district instructional coach. Mrs. Cornelius came to Russellville from the Bowling Green Independent District. We are very pleased to welcome her as our new principal. 

Apr 12, 2017

RHS Principal McDaniel promoted to Central Office

From retiring Russellville Superintendent Leon Smith: Kim McDaniel has been named the new Director of Pupil Personnel for the Russellville Independent School District. Mrs. McDaniel has worked in this district for 23 years and has done an outstanding job the past five years as the educational leader of Russellville Junior/Senior High School.She will be a great addition to the Russellville central office staff. Her dedication to this school and community has been a notable asset in making this an impressive district. Mrs. McDaniel is replacing Claudia Crump who retired in December 2016. The vacant principal position will be posted on Thursday, April 13 with the Kentucky Department of Education. The Russellville Jr./Sr. High School SBDM council and superintendent or designee will be hiring the next principal. Dr. Steven Moats, Chief Academic Officer, will be the superintendent designee to chair the SBDM council in the search for a new principal.   

Apr 12, 2017

Stevenson SBDM to conduct principal interviews today

The Stevenson Elementary School SBDM will conduct interviews of principal candidates at the school today (Wednesday), beginning at 4 p.m. The meeting will be closed to the public.

Apr 12, 2017

WBKO weatherman to speak at GOP meeting

The Logan County Republican Women's Club will host the April 25 meeting at the GOP Headquarters on the square in Russellville beginning at 5:30 p.m. Special speaker Matt Stephens, freelance weatherman at WBKO, channel 13, will present a program and then will answer questions about our unusual weather in Southcentral Kentucky. Light refreshments will be served. A special door prize will be given to a lucky attending guest. Questions? call 270 725-9100 or 270-726-3801.

Apr 11, 2017

LCHS Competitive Cheer practice, tryouts next week

From LCHS Athletic Director Greg Howard: Practice for those wanting to make the Logan County Competitive Cheer Squad for next year will be held next Tuesday, April 18, and Wednesday, April 19. All boys and girls interested must have a current KHSAA Sports Physical on file (bring a copy with them). Tryouts will take place from 3:30-6 p.m. both days in the LCHS main gym. Tuesday and Wednesday, each prospective participant will be taught the routine that will be used for the official tryouts to be held on Friday, April 21. Participants will be given their tryout time ahead of time. As soon as the tryout packet information is available, I will send to each school and they can be picked up there.

Apr 10, 2017

Logan County Eclipse planning meeting set Tuesday at library

A planning meeting for the Path of Totality, which is the total eclipse of the sun expected Aug. 21, will be held at Logan County Public Library at 4:30 p.m. It will be facilitated by the Logan County Chamber of Commerce’s executive director, Tammy Tinsley. Thousands of tourists are expected to flock to this area, and Logan County needs to be ready to welcome them but to offer ways that they can part with disposable income in a way that will be satisfactory for both vendors and customers.  Anyone who would like to be part of the planning is welcome.

Apr 10, 2017

Logan school board meeting postponed a week

This month’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Logan County Board of Education has been moved from April 11 to April 18  The meeting will be held at the Central Office, beginning at 7 p.m


Apr 9, 2017

Russellville READS activities with Pete the Cat planned April 29.

To promote reading in the community, Russellville READS! will host a literacy event on Saturday, April 29. The character Pete the Cat will be available for pictures with young readers. Activities will be from 10-11 at Hampton Park and from 12:30-1:30 at City-County Park off the North Bypass. Russellville Schools Literacy Community Coordinator Lisa White is in charge.

Apr 9, 2017

Bradshaw helps

Russellville's Pedro Bradshaw helped the Kentucky All-Stars beat the Ohio stars 94-90 Saturday in Northern Kentucky. He scored six first-quarter points to get Kentucky off to a good start and finished with eight points, which was third highest on the squad. The leading scorer was Taveon Hollingsworth of Lexington Dunbar, who is Mr. Kentucky Basketball. The WKU signee finished with 19 points. Bradshaw added four rebounds, two steals and an assist. Bowling Green's Terry Taylor, who joined Bradshaw and Hollingsworth in the starting lineup, had seven points, nine rebounds and two assists. Franklin-Simpson's Tavin Lovan was a reserve and scored four points.

Apr 8, 2017

Hornets to play home opener Sunday at LCHS

The Bowling Green Hornets play their home season opener at 2 p.m. Sunday at Logan County High School against the Baltimore Shuckers in a Central Basketball Association game. The Hornets roster includes Daquan Brown of Hopkinsville who played for Drury University, former Austin Peay player Damarius Smith, and Freeman Pickney, Marcus Bowins, and Johnathan Williams, all of whom played at Bethel University where former LCHS baseball and basketball standout Aaron Johnson is the long-time assistant coach. Jacob Shackley is in his second year as coach. Nathan Thompson of Russellville, who coached the Hornets to the 2015 CBA championship, is vice president of the league. Former LCHS basketball standout Trey Turner is head of officials for the Hornets.

Apr 8, 2017

Cougars record impressive 12-1 win over Pope John Paul @@

Ethan Smock finally gave up a run, but no one's complaining. After pitching three straight shutouts, he allowed a single run in the Logan County Cougars' 12-1 win over highly regarded Pope John Paul II of Nashville in a baseball tournament in Clarksville. Jackson Campbell, who will play collegiately in Nashville for Belmont next year, had three hits, including a two-run homer. Bradley Taylor homered among his two hits. Also getting hits were Austin Rayno, Kaleb Justice, Dylan Penick, Third Bell, Nick Wooden & Koby Wall. Coach Ethan Meguiar's team (11-1) will play two games in the event Saturday.

Apr 7, 2017

Bruner has bone surgery, not elbow

The arm injury which Caleb Bruner suffered this week while pitching for Western Kentucky University against Murray State University may not have the long-range consequences that had been feared. He broke his arm rather than tearing his elbow. His dad, Chris Bruner, says, "Caleb has a spiral fracture in the humerus bone. They went in and fixed it Thursday. The outlook is good. It is about a 6-8 week timeline to heal and 12-14 weeks before he can start tossing again.".

Apr 6, 2017

Bruner suffers season-ending arm injury

Something in Caleb Bruner's arm popped so loudly Tuesday that it could be heard in the pressbox above the staands. In the next few hours, the former Logan County star and Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year underwent arm surgery for the second straight season. Bruner was the starting pitcher for the WKU Toppers in a win over Murray State Tuesday. He had faced four batters and the Racers had four outs when his 10th pitch went flying wildly. He left the mound and went to the dugout, his season over again. He was coming back from Tommy John Surgery on his elbow last year. Caleb Bruner has been a baseball star ever since his Logan County Little League team won the state 10-year-old and 12-year-old championships. He has also pitched in the Little League World Series and the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state tournament. He started three games for Western this year, against Lipscomb, Murray and national contender Louisville.

Apr 4, 2017

Ace Exterminating ribbon cutting Wednesday

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for Ace Exterminating Company Wednesday at noon. Ace is located at 599 East First Street in Russellville.

Apr 3, 2017

Lights of Hope candlelighting service set April 20

The Youth Action Team will sponsor Lights of Hope candlelighting service on Carrico Park Square in Russellville Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. Those attending can honor the memory of a loved one or someone still dealing substance abuse by lighting a candle. Any prevention/treatment organization interested in setting up an informational booth can contact Carol Kees at 27-726-4798, Raquel Nash at 270-726-3811 or Kathy Waggoner at 270-542-7757.

Apr 3, 2017

RHS FCA to host youth rally

The Russellville High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes is sponsoring a youth rally at Jim Young Gymnasium at Russellville High School Wednesday, April 12, at 6 p.m. Former Panther standout Christian Naylor will be the speaker and the Walnut Grove Praise Band will be featured. Christian's dad, Calvin Naylor, is pastor of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. His mom, Tracy Naylor, is an RHS teacher and coach. His brothers, Micah and Jacob Naylor, are currently RHS athletes. Tyler Arterburn is the RHS FCA sponsor.

Apr 2, 2017

Taylor Haley state runner-up among almost 1,000 female archers

Logan County High School junior Taylor Haley finished as state runner-up in the Female High School division of the NASP State Tournament in Louisville Saturday. She had the second highest score among 965 girl archers from around the state. The week before she had won the KHSAA regional championship at Warren East High School and will compete in the state high school tournament in Lexington on April 20.

Mar 31, 2017

Rex Booth named Panther basketball coach

Russellville High School Guidance Counselor Rex Booth has been named the new coach of RHS boys basketball, Principal Kim McDaniel has announced. He succeeds the legendary Phil Todd, who led the Panthers to the regional finals for the sixth time in his tenure as coach of his alma mater in his final game before retiring. Booth is a former head coach at Hopkins County Central and also assisted at Trigg County. Either Todd or Dennis Pardue has been head coach of the Panthers for the past 27 seasons. Russellville lost in the regional finals to Bowling Green, which went on to win the state championship. Watch The LoJo for more details.

Mar 31, 2017

Craigs plan to sell Todd County Standard

Ryan Craig, owner and publisher of the Todd County Standard, has announced that the state's best small newspaper is for sale, either in total or in partnership. In this week's edition, Craig said that he will listen to offers for the purchase of the Standard and its parent company. He is willing to sell the entire operation or he would consider offers to go into partnership with an investor. Craig, who lives in Russellville but grew up in Todd County, cited his health problems as a need to make changes. His wife, the former Jenni Osborne, has battled serious health issues herself since her senior year in journalism school, over a decade ago. Craig said he would like to sell the paper to someone local, just as Mike Finch did when he sold it to him. The Standard has been named the top small paper in the state by the Kentucky Press Association in 11 of the past 12 years. A former executive director of the Logan Chamber of Commerce, Craig is currently president of the Kentucky Press Association.

Mar 30, 2017

Logan baseball games at all levels canceled today

Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard has announced that the middle school baseball Clash of the Cats at Russellville and the varsity-junior varsity games with Butler County scheduled today have been canceled.

Mar 29, 2017

Smock pitches 1-hit, 12-K shutout over F-S

With Ethan Smock pitching another jewel, the Logan County Cougars powered a huge statement win Wednesday, besting previously undefeated Franklin-Simpson 6-0 at what surely will be named Ethan Meguiar Field sometime in the future. Smock fashioned a 1-hitter. In his last three starts, the junior has shut out Bowling Green, Russellville and Franklin. Dylan Penick, Koby Wall & Kaleb Justice each doubled and singled while Jackson Campbell, Austin Rayno & Third Bell joined them with 2 hits each. Bradley Taylor also singled. Justice had 3 RBIs, Wall 2 and Rayno 1. Bell scored 2 runs. Smock struck out 12 Cats while walking 3. Zack Sliger & Matthew Crittenden pitched for F-S. Rylan Thomas got the lone Wildcat hit. Jackson Caudill, Quentin Kitchens & J. Tyler Kummer walked. Logan improved to 8-1 on the season, 2-0 in the district. Franklin fell to 7-1 in its first year with long-time assistant Kyle Gammons as head coach.

Mar 29, 2017

Committee to review 13 applicants for R'ville superintendent


The Russellville superintendent screening committee received 13 applications for the position of superintendent of the Russellville Public Schools. There are 11 in-state applicants. According to consultant Phil Eason, the screening committee will now begin the process of screening all applications following the guidelines established in KRS 160.352 and Board Policy 02.1. Per the timeline established by the Board of Education, the screening committee will make its recommendation to the board by April 18. At this point, following the guidelines in Board Policy, members of the screening committee will keep all applicant information in strict confidence.

Mar 28, 2017

Jason Fox to appear in WKU opera this weekend

Russellville High School graduate Jason Fox is a member of the cast of Gianni Schicch, one of two in A Pair of Puccinis, to be presented by WKU’s Department of Theatre & Dance and Department of Music at Van Meter Auditorium Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. “These two works are perennial favorites in the operatic repertoire,” said Dr. Wayne Pope, professor of Voice and director of the operas. “Their beautiful and exciting vocal lines combine with lush colorful orchestrations, engaging visual effect and rich plot lines to deliver the best of the one act genre.”

Mar 28, 2017

From Russellville Principal Kim McDaniel: Congratulations to RHS Senior Bryan Ison, who has received national recognition for superior academic achievement by The National Society of High School Scholars. He is also a founding member of the Panther College Academy and the son of Debby Bates-Ison and Tom Ison. We are very proud of Bryan's national recognition!

Mar 28, 2017

The 18th annual Great Teddy Bear Run will be held this Saturday. The motorcycle run will benefit the Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center. See the attached flier for more details.

Mar 28, 2017

Healthy Baby Workshop scheduled

A Healthy Baby Workshop will be held at the Logan County Health Department on Tuesday, April 25, from noon to 2 p.m. A woman may attend one workshop each pregnancy. Those pregnant women who stay for the entire two-hour class will receive a $20 gift card. No preregistration is required.

Mar 27, 2017

Russellville Schools closing early today

From Russellville JR/SR High Principal Kim McDaniel: "Due to the possibility of severe weather, we will be dismissing school at approximately 2:30. ALL after school activities have been canceled and campus will be closed."
Todd County schools are also closing early. Logan County schools are not in session the next two weeks.

Mar 27, 2017

Feared bomb in west Russellville determined to be a hoax

From WRUS News: The device found on a door at the Logan County Justice Center this morning has been determined to be a 'hoax,' according to Logan County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Wallace Whittaker. said the device was made up of three flare sticks and some wire. Around 7 this morning a maintenance worker at the Logan County Justice Center found a suspicious device taped to a door. Local authorities were called and the area of West 3rd, 4th & 5th from Winter to Bethel streets was shut down. Around 9:30, agents from the ATF, FBI and Kentucky State Police Bomb Unit arrived to aid in the investigation. At 10 a.m., the Russellville city streets were opened, with the exception of Owen and Blakey.

Mar 26, 2017

Tarheels stand in way of UK trip to Final Four

With Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox putting fellow freshman Lorenzo Ball firmly in his rearview mirror, the Kentucky Wildcats overwhelmed UCLA 86-75 Friday in the NCAA South Regional at Memphis. Fox scored 39 points as compared to Ball's 10. Ball, who has become more famous for the loud remarks of his father, LaVar Ball, than for his own play, announced after the game that he will be moving on to the NCAA. Kentucky, however, is moving on to a rematch with North Carolina today at 4:05 p.m. on CBS. The two "bluebloods" of NCAA basketball met in December with UK winning 103-100 behind 47 points by another Wildcat freshman, the talented by inconsistent Malik Monk. Kentucky is the winningest team all-time in NCAA history with 2,205 wins, 32 more than third place UNC. Kansas, which lost to Oregon Saturday night, is second all-time. With Kansas, Duke, Arizona and Michigan State sidelined, UK's John Calipari is the only coach among the final six teams who relies on freshman more than upperclassmen each year. The Final Four will be played next week in Phoenix. The computerized artwork below is by Trey Turner of the LoJo.

Mar 25, 2017

Russellville preschool, kindergarten registration extended

The deadline for Russellville Preschool and Kindergarten Registration has been extended until next Friday, March 31, from 8-11:30 a.m. All other information in the attached flier is correct.

Mar 24, 2017

Smock pitches 16-K shutout in 9-0 Clash win for Meguiar's 400th victory

Ethan Smock made sure his coach made history Tuesday. The lanky junior hurled a 16-strikeout shutout at Russellville’s Kelly Russell Field as Ethan Meguiar recorded his 400th varsity coaching victory. The Logan County Cougars won the Clash of the Cats 9-0. The win came a few days after Smock had pitched a 6-0 shutout over Bowling Green, the preseason number 12 team in the state. Bradley Taylor & Dylan Penick each had 3 hits and Kaleb Justice 2 for Logan against RHS. Chandler Silvey & Koby Wall each worked 2 walks and Jackson Campbell 1 off Panther pitchers Dillion Porter & Hunter McDowell. Taylor drove in 3 runs and Campbell 2. Cousins Campbell & Austin Rayno were credited with 4 Quality At Bats each with Silvey getting 3. Porter threw 20 first-pitch strikes in his 5 innings on the mound.

Mar 24, 2017

Lady Cougars take 2 wins from Metcalfe

The Logan County Lady Cougars crushed visiting Metcalfe County 16-1 in 3 innings Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader sweep. Blayke Bingham and Shaina Johnson each had 3 hits and Brea Croslin 2. Kennedy Nichols drove in 3 runs with Abby Canler and Bingham getting 2 RBIs each. Abby Hinton pitched the win. Sydney Lee pitched a 4-2 win in the nightcap. She struck out 8 Lady Hornets in 7 innings. Lee also banged out 3 hits herself and Croslin added 2 hits. Nichols drove in 2 runs and Croslin 1. 

Mar 23, 2017

Fund-raising antique tractor pull to benefit Porters Saturday

An Antique Tractor Pull and Auction will be held this Saturday at the UK Ag Complex Arena beside the Logan County Extension Office to benefit Scott Porter and his family. The Lewisburg man has been off work since Dec. 1 with a blood infection and is still undergoing extensive medical treatments. He has helped his wife, Susan Porter, lead fund-raising activities for several other families in need.  The gate opens at 7 Saturday morning with pulls beginning at 9 a.m. Admission is free, unlimited hooks are $20 each, concessions and meals will be available, and silent and live auctions will be held. For more information, contact Nate Logsdon, Sherri White, Jennifer Moore, Jessica Kennedy or Tammy Bond. Phone numbers and more details can be found in the attached flier.

Mar 23, 2017

Spring Break VBS next weekend

Stevenson's Chapel United Methodist Church in West Logan has a unique Vacation Bible School planned. Stevenson’s Chapel Spring Break VBS’ theme is “Camp Out- Getting S'More of Jesus.” It will be held March 31-April 2. On Friday and Saturday, the time is 5:30-8 p.m.. Closing Celebration will be Sunday April 2 at 11 a.m. with lunch to follow.

Mar 21, 2017

Friday final day for Stevenson kindergarten, preschool Friday

Registration for both preschool and kindergarten will be held at Stevenson Elementary’s Kaye Wilkins Preschool Friday. Required documents for kindergarten are a birth certificate, physical form, up-to-date immunization record, and proof of eye and dental exams. This is the final day to register. For information, call Preschool Coordinator Linda Shelton at 270-726-8405.

Mar 21, 2017

Lady Panthers go on offensive, beat UHA-4

Three Lady Panthers banged out three hits each as Russellville thumped visiting University Heights Academy 14-4 Monday in the season opener for Coach Calvin Head's team. Cierra Collins, Brooklyn Ray & Chloe Whitescarver each had the hat trick of hits. Leadoff batter Collins, who is a senior, and cleanup hitter Whitescarver, an eighth grader, each homered and doubled while Ray tripled. Whitescarver drove in four runs with Collins and Ray adding three RBIs each. Seniors Tara Gilbert & Macy Meacham combined to pitch a five-hitter. Susanna Higgins stole two bases with Collins and Taryn Gray swiping one each. Collins scored four runs. Meacham, Tonisha Hampton, Tiffany Gray & Taryn Gray added a hit each.

Mar 21, 2017

Clash of the Baseball Cats tonight at RHS

When Logan County travels to Russellville's Kelly Russell Field tonight, the Cougars will not only be trying to remain undefeated on the season but also help Coach Ethan Meguiar win his 400th varsity game. The Cougars have given up only 10 runs in 5 games this season, half of them in their opener against Greenwood, a 14-5 win. They have allowed only one run in the last three wins, that one in a 4-1 victory over Glasgow Monday night. The other three wins are over Hopkinsville, Ohio County and Bowling Green (6-0). Coach Blake Crabtree's Panthers are a senior team with football starters Jordan Blick, Brennan Hughes, T.K. Hampton, Caleb Hardison & Johnny Drumgole on the roster along with experienced classmate Evan Humphrey. They are 1-2, with the win coming 3-0 in the opener over Whitesville Trinity on a 3-hit pitching performance by Blick, a Campbellsville baseball signee. Blick is injured, however, and is expected to be out at least two weeks. The varsity game will follow the junior varsity with an estimated 6:45 time for the first pitch.

Mar 21, 2017

Clash of the Baseball Cats tonight at RHS

When Logan County travels to Russellville's Kelly Russell Field tonight, the Cougars will not only be trying to remain undefeated on the season but also help Coach Ethan Meguiar win his 400th varsity game. The Cougars have given up only 10 runs in 5 games this season, half of them in their opener against Greenwood, a 14-5 win. They have allowed only one run in the last three wins, that one in a 4-1 victory over Glasgow Monday night. The other three wins are over Hopkinsville, Ohio County and Bowling Green (6-0). Coach Blake Crabtree's Panthers are a senior team with football starters Jordan Blick, Brennan Hughes, T.K. Hampton, Caleb Hardison & Johnny Drumgole on the roster along with experienced classmate Evan Humphrey. They are 1-2, with the win coming 3-0 in the opener over Whitesville Trinity on a 3-hit pitching performance by Blick, a Campbellsville baseball signee. Blick is injured, however, and is expected to be out at least two weeks. The varsity game will follow the junior varsity with an estimated 6:45 time for the first pitch.

Mar 19, 2017

Purples win state championship

Bowling Green High, multi-time state champion iin other sports, added basketball to its resume Sunday by winning the Whittaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen at Rupp Arena. Coach D.G. Sherrill's beat Cooper High 67-56 for the championship. Center Terry Taylor was named MVP while Deangelo Wilson and Zion Harmon were all-state tournament. Kyran Jones was honored as the top offensive rebounder. The Purples, who beat Russellville in the regional finals, finished with a 36-2 record. 

Mar 18, 2017

BGH edges Scott, to meet Cooper in state finals

The Bowling Green Purples dodged a bullet Saturday night and advanced to Sunday’s championship game of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen with an 80-79 win over Scott High School. Zion Harmon hit the winning basket. Jarius Key, son of former Russellville standout Otis Key, hit the next-to-the-last goal for the Purples. Deangelo Wilson had 12 points, 8 assists, 3 steals and only 1 turnover. Tery Taylor had 26 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists. Kyran Jones joined Harmon with 18 points. Jake Ohmer led Scott with 33 points but missed what would have been the winning shot. Sunday afternoon, Coach D.G. Sherrill’s Purples will play Cooper, which came from behind to beat Fern Creek in the nightcap. Fern Creek couldn’t score, going five and a half minutes in the fourth quarter without a point.

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