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Jul 17, 2018

RHS releases grid schedule

New Russellville football coach Mikie Benton has announced the Panthers' 2018 football schedule. Star Linebacker/Quarterback Jacob Naylor is pictured on the flier. See the attached picture to learn dates games will be played.

Jul 15, 2018

Mark Griffin to speak to PastFinders on Saturday

From David Guion: The Southern Ky Pastfinders will meet Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m.at the Logan County Public Library. Mark Griffin, reference librarian at the library, will talk about a series of articles he found recently that were published in the local newspaper in 1919 under the title, "Memories of an Elderly Man."  The elderly man had been a boy in Keysburg during the Civil War and he recounted the events he witnessed, such as the killing of  Edward Small, his admiration for local guerilla chieftain James Perkins, and his involvement in a pursuit of a runaway slave named Bill. The public is invited and the admission is free, so don't let history be a mystery, come learn with us.

Jul 15, 2018

Young Auburn baseball team now 4-0 at state

The Auburn baseball 8U all-star team is 4-0 in their state tournament. They've beaten Elizabethtown, Barren County, Lietchfield, and Meade County by a combined 49-9. They play the winner of Owensboro and Hancock County at 11 a.m. today.

Jul 14, 2018

Kickin' It With Korbin Benefit set Aug. 18

A benefit motorcycle ride for a teen with brain cancer has been scheduled at Auburn's McCutchen-Coke Park Saturday, Aug. 18. The Kickin' It With Korbin Benefit is for Korbin Scruggs, a 16-year-old from Auburn with a cancerous brain tumor. It will include a benefit motorcyle ride ($10 per person, $15 per couple), silent auction, bake sale, inflatables and games for the kids, cornhole tournament and food along with live muisc by Changing Direction and Bueler's Day off. For more information, contact Amy Sruggs, Christy Whittinghill or Christina Blake.

Jul 13, 2018

Chamber helping stage Logan Night at Hot Rods Saturday

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce is orchestrating Logan County Night at the Hot Rods Saturday at Bowling Green Ballpark. Those who let ticket sales people know they are from Logan County get in for $10, half of which will either go the the Logan County Cougars or Russelllville Panthers baseball team. Executive Director Karen Logan says funds raised from those who don't choose a team will be divided between the two teams. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with the first pitch at 6:35.

Jul 13, 2018

Logan Christian Academy ribbon cutting to be conducted by Chamber Monday

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting Monday at Logan Christian Academy, which is located south of Wal-Mart on the hill where Daymar College was previously located. The Chamber event is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. ith the ribbon to be cut at 12:30.

Jul 9, 2018

Cougar basketball camp next 3 days

A basketball camp for grades 3-8 will begin Tuesday and run through Thursday, July 12, at Logan County High School, new Cougar Coach John Tinsley has announced. Times for grades 3-5 will be from 9-11 a.m. For grades 6-8, sessions will be from 1-3 p.m. The fee is $35 per camper.

Jun 30, 2018

Retired teachers to meet

The Russellville/Logan County Retired Teachers Association will have a luncheon meeting at 11:30 on July 11 at Crittenden Drive Church. New retirees will be honored guests. Members are asked to bring non-perishable food items for the summer backpack programs. Please make reservations by Monday, July 9, by calling Karen Milliken at 270-726-9717, 270-647-0065 or email at rlcrta@gmail.com. If you are not a member, please come and join the association.

Jun 27, 2018

Special Farmers' Market at health depart. Thursday open to public

A special edition of the Logan County Farmers' Market will be held Thursday at the Logan County Health Departm nt from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The public is invited to purchase healthy fruits and vegetables at the health department.

Jun 27, 2018

Caitlyn Mosley wins state poster on about farm fresh foods

Logan County High School student Caitlyn Mosley of Lewisburg has been honored for winning the freshman division of a state poster contest. Kentucky students were honored for posters and essays that show how foods get “From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate” during the annual Poster and Essay Contest awards ceremony Friday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Each winner received a $100 check from Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom (KyAEC), a meal featuring foods from Kentucky Proud producers, and tickets to the Lexington Legends baseball game against the Charleston (S.C.) RiverDogs. Her sponsoring teacher was LCHS agriculture teacher/FFA advisor Jay Campbell.

Jun 27, 2018

Kids and families have special prices, events Wednesday night at the fair

Youngsters and families can enjoy activities and half-price admission to carnival rides Wednesday evening at the Logan County Fair. As part of the Stuff the Bus backpack program, families which bring at least two items for Stuffing the Bus can get in for $5 per person instead of $10. Items needed can be seen in the flier on The LoJo's Facebook page. This is also the night for the Tiny Tot Big Top where youngsters up- to age 4 can participate in a variety of activities. See what they are in the accompanying photo. The archery tournament is also part of the day’s agenda.

Jun 25, 2018

Vendor and beef shows underway at Logan County Fair

A vast variety of homemade and franchised items is on display and for sale currently (Monday night) at the Logan County Extension Office as part of the Logan County Fair's Venor Show. Also going on in the adjacent Arena is the Beef Show, one of the longest running events in fair history,

Jun 25, 2018

Logan School Safety meeting Friday

Logan County Schools will hold a School Safety meeting on Friday, June 29, at the Logan County Community & Technical College at 5 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. Debbie Brown says, “Parents of students in our district should try to attend if they wish.”

Jun 25, 2018

Dates set for new student registration for Logan schools

New student registration and enrollment for Logan County Schools will be on July 23 and 24th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the new Career and Technical Center (2400 Bowling Green Road). This is for any new student enrolling in Logan County Schools, grades Kindergarten through 12th. Families will be able to complete all enrollment requirements in one location, and get all questions answered about food service, school nurses, bus garage, guidance counselors, attendance, and special education.

Jun 24, 2018

Vendor Show highlights opening night of Fair Monday

The first major event of the 2018 Logan County Fair will be the Vendor Show, which will be held Monday evening from 5-9 p.m. Vendors will offer a mixture of homemade/handmade items and national frachise specialties. You can get everything from breads to natural soaps to girls' clothing. Also on tap Monday are the cattle shows, dairy at 10 a.m. and beef at 6 p.m. The fair runs the rest of the week. Watch The LoJo for details each day,

Jun 24, 2018

Vendor Show highlights opening night of Fair Monday

The first major event of the 2018 Logan County Fair will be the Vendor Show, which will be held Monday evening from 5-9 p.m. Vendors will offer a mixture of homemade/handmade items and national frachise specialties. You can get everything from breads to natural soaps to girls' clothing. Also on tap Monday are the cattle shows, dairy at 10 a.m. and beef at 6 p.m. The fair runs the rest of the week. Watch The LoJo for details each day,

Jun 22, 2018

Logan Christian Academy plans open house Sunday, July 1

Open House will be held at Logan Christian Academy Sunday, July 1, from 2-4 p.m.“The new school is located in the former Daymar College campus on the hill south of Wal-Mart. Those attending can tour the school, see the classrooms and meet the teachers.

Jun 17, 2018

Morris Kisselbaugh seriously injured in bike wreck that took Hatchett's life

Although law enforcement officials have not yet released an official report on the wreck which took place Sunday morning which took the life of Coach Phillip Hatchett, The LoJo has heard from several sources that fellow cyclist Morris Lynn Kisselbaugh suffered a serious back injury in the crash involving a vehicle and multiple cyclists. Kisselbaugh is retired from law enforcement and from Logan Aluminum. Kisselbaugh ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for sheriff last month. He was an outstanding basketball player at Russellville High School from 1972-74. Both he and Coach Hatchett were coached by Mickey Meguiar. No word has been released on his condition at this time. A press release about Phillip Hatchett's coaching career from Western Kentucky University appears on The LoJo under Sports articles.

Jun 13, 2018

Cougar Bradley Taylor named PBR state Player of the Year

For the second time in four seasons, a Logan County baseball has been named Kentucky’s Player of the Year. The 2018 POY is Bradley Taylor, who was chosen by Prep Baseball Report. The senior third baseman led the state in home runs and slugging percentage. Three years ago, Caleb Bruner was Kentucky’s Gatorade Player of the Year. Joining Taylor in winning statewide honors are Kaleb Bruner, Koby Wall and Braxton Meguiar. Watch The LoJo for details,

Jun 12, 2018

Coles wins election coin flip

Retired insurance agent Boyce Coles will be the Democratic nominee for Fifth District magistrate in Logan County. He won a coin flip for the nomination Tuesday morning in the office of County Clerk Scottie Harper. He finished in a tie with Barry Perkins in the primary election in late May. He will be matched in the Nov. 6 General Election against Robert Earl Chyle, who won the Republican nomination by three votes over Ann Crawford.

Jun 12, 2018

Farmers' Market Senior Vouchers now available

Farmers' Market Senior Vouchers are available, beginning today. People who meet age and income requirements can gets coupons for free fruits and vegetables to be used only at the Logan County Farmers' Market. The vouchers must be obtained at the Russellville Senior Center. The Farmers' Market will be open today and every Tuesday in June, July and August from noon-4 p.m. It is also open on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. until noon.

Jun 10, 2018

Benefit underway for Oscar Howard at Roy's Sunday

Cancer has struck the Morgan family of Roy's Bar-B-Q again. A benefit for Oscar Howard, husband of Roy's managing partner Kathy Morgan Howard, began at 4 p.m. today and is scheduled to last until 7 p.m. Food, music and conversation will all be involved. A pie giveaway is scheduled at the end, and bidding will be held on donated items. Clay Bilyeu will provide live music. Oscar Howard was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer and will begin chemotherapy this week. Cancer has claimed Roy's founding parents, Ralph and Jolene Morgan, along with two of their sons, Billy and Roger Morgan, and other family members have dealt with cancer.

Jun 9, 2018

Gen. Buckner portrayer to visit Pastinders June 16

From David Guion: The Southern KY Pastfinders will meet Saturday, June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Logan County Public Library. Our guest this month will be Simon Bolivar Buckner, former Confederate General and past governor of Kentucky. He will be portrayed by Buckner historian Don Elmore from Somerset. Don will be sharing the life and times of this famous Kentuckian, and you don't want to miss it. The public is invited and the admission is free, so don't let history be a mystery, come learn with us.

Jun 6, 2018

NCAA Freedom Fund Banquet set this Saturday

From William Woodard: The 40th annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet (FFB) is Saturday, June 9, at 6 p.m. in the Russellville City/County Park Sportsman Club. Our speaker is Rev. Jesse Varner, associate minister of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Oakland.. We will award scholarships to Shailyn Milan and Ja'Jara Hunt from RHS. The menu features roast beef, country ham, green beans, macaroni and cheese, rolls, salad, a variety of deserts, tea and water. Tickets have been pre-sold, but are available at the door; adults are $20 and youth under 18 years are $10. The public is invited to hear our speaker's presentation and support scholarship recipients.

Jun 5, 2018

First Tuesday Farmers Market of the 2018 season set today

The first Tuesday session of the Logan County Farmers' Market is scheduled this afternoon from noon to 4. The market is located at the UK Ag Complex  behind the Logan County Extension Office. Shoppers will find squash, cucumbers, onions, spring peas, zuchinni, jams, breads, scones, soaps made from natural ingredients and more.

Jun 4, 2018

Lex Lindsey to return as F-S Lady Cats basketball coach

Legendary Franklin-Simpson girls basketball coach Lex Lindsey will resume coaching the Lady Cats, Franklin's WFKN radio reported Monday afternoon.  Before he resigned after the 2011 season, Lindsey was ultra-successful in Franklin. In all eight seasons he was the F-S girls coach, the Lady Cats won at least 20 games on the way to a 209-43 record. His teams won six district and three regional championships. His 2008 team reached the state finals, losing by a single point. His first coaching job was at Logan County High School where he helped Mike Haynes coach the Lady Cougars to two state quarterfinal berths.He spent one year coachin Allen County-Scottsville boys team one season.

Jun 1, 2018

Logan County Farmers Market to open Saturday morning

The Logan County Farmers' Market will open its 2018 season Saturday morning from 7:30-noon at the UK Ag Complex behind the Extension Office. It will be open Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoons (noon-4) in June, July and August. In September and August, Saturdays will be the only day. Roger 'Goober' Duncan, one of the market's longest-tenured vendors, is serving as president this year with help from his daughter, Tammy Duncan. Saturday's market will also be a craft day and vendors will offer their creations in addition to fruits and vegetables.

May 31, 2018

SK Sluggers offering pork chop lunches in Friday fundraiser

The SK Sluggers 06 are offering a pork sandwich lunch Friday as a fundraiser for their travel team. Details are in the attached flier.

May 30, 2018

Logan Middle softball tryouts set

Logan County High School announces the dates for Middle School Softball Tryouts on the LCHS softball field June 11-12.; All trying out must have a completed KHSAA Sports Physical with them at the day of tryouts. Physical forms can be found at any of the middle schools or in the front office of the high school. Any questions, please contact Coach Michael Crawford at 270-772-4037. Make up dates are June 18 and 19.

May 29, 2018

Hot Rods offer pair of promotions

The Bowling Green Hot Rods are offering a pair of giveaway this weekend during home games at Bowling Green Ballpark. See the accompanying flier for details.

May 28, 2018

Purples end Cougar season

Logan County pitching was no mystery to the Bowling Green Purples on Memorial Day. BGH hitters picked up nine runs on ten hits in a 9-0 win in the Fourth Region baseball tournament at WKU. Koby Wall, Dylan Penick & Riley Ferguson worked on the mound for the 13th District champs. BGH pitcher Ben Ginter allowed only four hits and a walk. Braxton Meguiar accounted for two of the hits with Third Bell & Kaleb Justice picking up the other two singles. Wall worked the lone walk off Ginter. Joe Howard doubled and tripled among his four hits for the Purples.

May 28, 2018

Walk and error cause Lady Cougars' 1-0 regional loss

A beautifully pitched game by both teams came to an unhappy ending for the Logan County Lady Cougars in the regional softball tournament Monday. Logan’s Sydney Lee and Allen County-Scottsville’s Kris Anne Perdue went into the seventh inning pitching shutout ball. LCHS threatened in the top of the inning when Rosie Kerchenski doubled with two outs, but Perdue struck out Pressley Harris to send the game into the bottom of the final inning. Lee walked Jae McReynolds, who scored the game’s lone run on a sacrifice, a stolen base, and then a walk-off Lady Cougar error. Just as Logan caused itself to play a 23-win team by committing walks and errors in the district finals, miscues cost them the chance to advance in the regional, too. Lee pitched a two-hitter and lost. The only other Lady Cougar to reach second was KJ Page. She singled and moved up on Brea Croslin’s walk, but that was as far as she could get. Coach Mark Wood’s team finished 17-11.

May 27, 2018

Lady Cougars to open region against AC-S at 11 Monday

The Logan County Lady Cougars (17-10) will open Fourth Region softball play Monday morning at 11 when Coach Mark Wood’s team goes against 15th District champion Allen County-Scottsville (23-10) at WKU. The teams have played twice this year with each winning once. Monday’s winner will meet the South Warren-Russell County survivor in Tuesday’s semifinals at 6 p.m. The championship game is scheduled Wednesday at 6:30.

May 27, 2018

Regional baseball to feature 13th-14th district match-ups

The region’s top two baseball districts have drawn each other in the Fourth Region Tournament. 13th District champion Logan County (24-8) will play 14th District runner-up Bowling Green (18-11) at 6:15 p.m. at WKU’s Nick Denes Field. They split a pair of games during the regular season. 13th District runner-up Franklin-Simpson will face 14th District champ South Warren at 12:15 Monday. They both have 24-11 records and split their meetings in the last two weeks of the season. With a win, Logan would play Tuesday at 7 p.m., probably against Barren County. The championship game is scheduled at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Logan and Franklin met in last year’s finals.

May 25, 2018

Seven Logan tracksters named Academic All State

From Athletic Director Greg Howard: Logan County High School is proud to announce Gage Cousineau, Monica Hines, Sawyer Hopkins, Evan Hughes, Meredith Johnson, John Hendricks, and Tanner Morrow have all earned KHSAA Academic All-State. In order to qualify they must have competed at the State Track and Field Meet and had a GPA of 3.75 or higher. Congratulations to these athletes for competing well at the state meet and also in the classroom at a high level.

May 23, 2018

Cougars beat F-S for district title

In a game befitting the quality of the two premier baseball programs in the Fourth Region, Coach Ethan Meguiar's Logan County Cougars edged host Franklin-Simpson 3-2 for the 13th District championship Wednesday night. Last year's regional finalist teams, this was the third meeting of the year for the perennial powerhouses. They had split on the regular season. They have met seven times in the last two springs with Logan holding a 4-3 advantage. Sixteenth District champion Russell County joins them with region-leading win totals of 24.

May 23, 2018

Ali Atkinson named Strawberry Festival Senior Miss

Ali Atkinson is the Adairville Strawberry Festival Senior Miss. Shown in the photo, from left, are 3rd place winner-Alyssa Gilliam, daughter of Kyle and Jennifer Gilliam; Miss Congeniality-Morgan Gafford, daughter of Adam and Lori Gafford; 1st place winner-Ali Atkinson, daughter of Chris and Dana Atkinson; and 2nd place winner-Autumn Taylor, daughter of Jeff and Melanie Manley..

May 22, 2018

Winners named in Tuesday's primary elections

Winners in Logan County's primary elections were as follows: Neil Kerr, Stephen Stratton, Dickie Carter, Tyler Davenport, Jack Crossley, Dale Givens, Robert Earl Chyle, and a tie between Boyce Coles and Barry Perkins. Paul Walker took a big margin from Logan into a multi-county race. A story with vote totals will follow on The LoJo.

May 22, 2018

WRUS plans continuous update of tonight's election results

From the WRUS Facebook page: Tonight we will provide updates from the historic Logan County Courthouse here on the WRUS Facebook page. Once the results are final, we will broadcast a recap the results in the air and on our stream. Watch here for updates throughout the evening. Remember, polls close at 6 and precincts then have to complete their work and bring the results to the courthouse, so there is no good way to predict timing of the results.

May 22, 2018

Cougars and F-S to meet in both district finals tonight

From Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard: Congratulations to LCHS softball and baseball teams on their district tournament wins last night in Franklin.Baseball defeated Russellville in 5 inning 10-0 and will face Franklin-Simpson in the 13th District Championship game tonight at 6 p.m.Softball defeated Russellville 6-4 to advance to the 13th District Championship also against Franklin-Simpson. That game is slated for first pitch at 5:30 p.m.Come out and support these fine teams and fill the stands as they both attempt to win district championships.

May 22, 2018

Final auditions for Lion King set tonight at deGraffenried

The final tryouts for parts in the Russellville Arts Council Summer Youth Drama Camp’s presentation of The Lion King Jr. will be held tonight (Tuesday) at deGraffenried Auditorium from 6-8:30 p.m. The camp will be held June 25-29, Performances will be presented Friday, June 29, at 7 p.m. and Saturday at the same time with a matinee on Saturday at 3 p.m. Most of the cast will practice during camp although those with major roles will have a few earlier practices.

May 20, 2018

Charlie Roney preaches final Russellville sermon

Some 35 years after he preached his first sermon as minister of Crittenden Drive Church of Christ, Charles Roney may have spoken from the church's pulpit for the last time Sunday. Roney became the congregation's preacher in March 1983. He served in that capacity for 18 years, more that twice as long as anyone else before or since. He also has helped lead Russellville Christian School, served on RHS' first Site Based Decision Making Council, helped lead the Russellville Band Boosters, served as a Crittenden Drive elder after his retirement, and was the first preacher in some 75 years to be elected president of Russellville Rotary Club. He and his wife, retired public school teacher Pat Roney, are moving to Colorado where their daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Tim Mester, have lived for several years. Roney filled in today for Scott Harp, the congregation's current minister who is recovering from knee surgery. 

May 20, 2018

Funeral set today for long-time banker Betty Lou Wright

Funeral services for one of Logan County's longest tenured bank employees will be held this afternoon. Betty Lou Williamson Wright, 71, worked for Citizens National Bank/First Southern National Bank in Russellville for 53 years, starting soon after her graduation from Russellville High School in 1964. For several years she had been Head Teller. She is survived by her husband, Doug Wright, children Scott Wright & Beth Kennedy and their spouses, sister Patsy Thomas, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at Second Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. before the 3 p.m. funeral.

May 19, 2018

Stevenson archers to celebrate season before going to Worlds

Stevenson Elementary Archery shooters just finished competing at Nationals in Louisville. Ater they have their Archery Banquet jn the RHS lobby on Thursday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m.,they will be traveling to the “Worlds” competition in June. Participants pictured are, front row, Tayshon Cross, Destiny Logan, Tori Holder, Carolina Gwynettte, Ethan Oneal; back row, Assistant Coach Todd Kerr, Sam Edge, Jayce Sparks, Grayson Beard, and Coach Jeramy Rust. 

May 18, 2018

RHS soccer parent meeting set

Russellville High School will have a soccer parent/player meeting on Wednesday, May 23, in the RHS lobby at 5 p.m. for all girls/boys interested in soccer this upcoming year, boys coach Jeramy Rust has announced.

May 16, 2018

Logan softball & baseball schedules changed

From Logan County High School Athletic Director Greg Howard: The Lady Cougar softball game originally scheduled for this Friday has been moved to tomorrowThursday, May 17 with. Varsity/JV starting at 5:30 at South Warren... The baseball game with Warren East this Friday will now be played at LCHS. This is a varsity only game scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. first pitch.

May 16, 2018

LCHS SBDM parent members chosen without vote needed

Logan County High School Principal Caycee Spears has announced that only two nominations were received for the two parental seats on the Site Based Decision Making Council for next year, they were elected by acclamation. They are Jimmy Kent Wilson & Amy Hinton.

May 14, 2018

Chamber ribbon cutting for Logan CTC set Tuesday

Ribbon cutting for the Logan County Career & Technical Center will be conducted by the Logan Chamber Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Guests wil be welcome beginning at noon. After the ribbon cutting the new buildingwill be open to visitors until 2:30 p.m. The LCTC is located at 2400 Bowling Green Road, in front of Logan County High School.

May 13, 2018

Auburn Senior Center hosting Meet the Candidates Tuesday

From Mary Ann Henry: Meet the candidates for office in Logan County Tuesday at Auburn Senior Center from 4-6 p.m.. Each candidate will have the opportunity to share their plans/platform for the office for which they are a candidate. This is a non-partisan event. All who vote in Logan County are encouraged to attend.

May 13, 2018

Antebellum area women subject of Pastfinders' program

The Southern Ky Pastfinders will meet Saturday, May 19, 7 p.m. at the Logan County Public Library. This month's program will be presented by Rebecca Brummett, Curator of Community Engagemet at South Union Shaker Village. Her program is entitled " Family conflict, the Women of Wessyngton". She will be exploring the lives of the women who lived in the great house at Wessyngton plantation in Robertson County, Tenn. during the antebellum period. These women have many ancestors living in our area today. The public is invited and admission is free. 

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