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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. 

May 11, 2018

Logan golf scramble offered

The Logan County High School Golf Scramble will be held at Rolling Hills Golf Course on Saturday, June 2, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Breakfast will be provided. The entry fee is $200 per team. The entry deadline is May 26. Contact Coach Tate Hancock to register at 270-299-5812. Proceeds go to Cougar golf.

May 10, 2018

Taylor Haley to sign with Campbellsville University archery

Standout Logan County archer Taylor Haley will sign to be a member of the Campbellsville University archery team Wednesday, May 16, at 3:30 p.m. at the Logan County Career and Technical Center, according to her parents, Todd and Amy Haley. She finished second in the state archery tournament last year.

May 9, 2018

TSC to hold Market Day in Russellville Saturday

Homegrown and homemade items will be for sale in the parking lot of the Russellville Tractor Supply Center (TSC) this Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. TSC stores throughout a wide area are holding Market Day. Flowers and plants will be available along with homemade soaps, lotions, balms, etc. Also expect to find homemade foods and other creations. Sellers are welcome to set up, but this is neither a yard sale nor a franchised vendor sale. It's for items that have been grown or made by the seller. For more information, contact either Brittany or Leslie at TSC, which is located in the Logan Place shopping center across from Russellville High School.

May 8, 2018

Logan teams win, advance record to 32-13

From Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard: Congratulations to the baseball and softball teams on their wins last night. The Cougars and Lady Cougars now have a combined record of 32-13. District tournament meeting will take place tomorrow and I will send out the brackets and times after that organizational meeting. Last night; Softball  (13-6) - Logan Co. 4-0 over Ohio County; Baseball (19-7) Logan Co. 5-3 over Hopkinsville.

May 7, 2018

John Hendricks breaks Cougar track record

From Logan County track coach Greg Howard: Congratulations to LCHS Junior track runner John Hendricks. Last week John broke the school record in the 3200M run (2 mile). He ran a time of 10:02.91, breaking the old record of 10:05.80, set by Logan County great, Justin Groves. Groves set the record in 2002 at the Clarksville Kenwood Classic. Groves continued his historic running career at WKU. Congratulations to John on such a great accomplishment.

May 6, 2018

Landon Stratton to punt for national finalist Georgia

Logan County High and Murray State graduate Landon Stratton announced Sunday that he will spend his graduate transfer year as a member of the Georgia Bulldogs of the SEC. Coach Kirby Smart's team was national runner-up to Alabama last season. Stratton, who punted steadily and sensationally for the Racers the last three years, had earlier committee to Houston Baptist, a mid-major team that doesn't have a history of winning. Now he will be part of one of the greatest programs in college football history. For a look at Stratton's football history, see a previous story on The LoJo at http://www.theloganjournal.com/Stories.aspx?Article=sports1087.

May 5, 2018

R'ville full-day preschool info meeting set Tuesday

An informational meeting about Russellville's transition to full-day, five-day preschool will be held this Tuesday, May 8, at the Stevenson Elementary School Library, beginning at 5 p.m. Screenings are available until 7 p.m. For more information, contact Michele McCloughan at 270-726-8425 or email her at Michele McCloughan@russellville.kyschools.us.

May 3, 2018

Small Business Reception set at Chamber office Friday

On Friday, May 4, as the Logan County Chamber of Commerce wraps up Small Business Week, a Small Business Reception will be held at the Chamber from 1-3 p.m. Those attending can meet other small business owners, Chamber members and the board. Chamber Executive Assistant Pandora Christian says, "All small businesses are invited to attend and participate in this week’s events."

May 1, 2018

Area coaching legend John Tinsley to coach Cougars

John Tinsley, one of this area's most successful basketball coaches over the decades, will be introduced at a public ceremony Wednesday as the new head coach of the Logan County Cougars, Athletic Director Greg Howard has announced. He succeeds Lonnie Mason, who coached Logan the last six years. Tinsley has over 30 years coaching experience and has taken his teams to eight state tournaments. He has coached Glasgow, Russell County, Hancock County and Barren County to well over 300 victories. He also has been highly successful in travel ball and has coached a number of international teams. He scouts young players in Las Vegas and has worked for the NBA's Miami Heat. The introduction will be at LCHS at 2:30 p.m. and the public is welcome.

May 1, 2018

Cougar Grand March offers place, time for prom photos

Cougar Grand March, sponsored by LC Baseball Boosters, will be held in the Logan County Main Gymnasium, Saturday, May 12, beginning at 4 p.m. It will give family, friends, and community members an opportunity to view and photograph prom attendees as they are announced and make their way to photography points, stopping momentarily on both sides of the gym. Cost is $2 per person—a ticket gate will be at the main entrance of the high school. Proceeds will benefit the baseball team, with hopes of making this an annual event. Seating on both sides of the gym will be on a first come basis. Please contact Kelli Penick with questions at 270-604-0987. If you are attending prom, you may participate for free. Text @cougarpro to 81010.

Apr 30, 2018

Logan athletes named regional archers of year

Two more Logan County athletes have been honored by the Fourth Region Athletic Directors Associations. LCHS Athletic Director Greg Howard says, "Logan County High School is proud to announce that Rhonda Reeves and Michael Drake have been awarded the 4th Region AD awards in archery. Awesome recognition!"

Apr 30, 2018

Cousineau to run for Berea

From Logan County High Athletic Director Greg HowardLogan County High School is proud to announce Gage Cousineau will be signing to run cross country and track at Berea College. His signing will take place Wednesday, May 2, at 3:45 p.m. in the Logan County CTC. Everyone is invited to come be a part of another great event for an outstanding student-athlete.

Apr 27, 2018

Trio of performances of Mary Poppins remain this weekend

From Melanie Manley: The remaining Middle School Musical Show Times are Friday Saturday at 2:30 and 6:30 and Sunday at 2:30 at Southern Heights Baptist Church.

Apr 27, 2018

Resurfacing to begin on long stretches of Logan roads

Two Logan County roads will get major improvements, starting next week. They are:  KY 107 – From KY 1293 to Wolf Lick Creek Bridge- Asphalt resurfacing will begin on this 3.83 mile section of Deer Lick Road.. KY 591 – From KY 96 to West Taylor Avenue - Asphalt resurfacing will begin on this 4.85 mile section of Schley Road into Adairville. Motorists should anticipate a one-lane roadway controlled by flaggers on both roads..

Apr 26, 2018

Prayers for Unity to be offered at Chandlers School Thursday

Prayers for Unity will be offered at Chandlers School next Thursday, May 3, at 7 a.m. as part of the National Day of Prayer. Students, parents, faculty and the community are invited to gather around the flag pole for the prayer session. Emily Kerr and Samantha Long, who are among the organizers, say, “Please join us as we pray for Unity, our nation and Chandlers School."

Apr 21, 2018

RHS basketball banquet set Sunday

The Russellville High School Basketball Awards program will be held this Sunday at 3 p.m. in deGraffenried Auditorium. The Panthers and Lady Panthers were directed by the husband and wife duo of Rex and Shannon Booth.

Apr 21, 2018

Pair of LCHS fishing teams headed to state tournament

A pair of two-man bass fishing teams representing Logan County High School qualified for the state tournament by their performances in the regional meet Saturday. They are Trevor McIntosh and Thomas Lockhart along with Briar Webb and Matthew Mullins.

Apr 19, 2018

Logan's Got Talent set Friday

From Larry Vaught if the Russellville Arts Council: What do seven gymnasts, two guitarists, a percussionist, a magician, a ukulele player, 10 vocalists, a gifted dancer, a contemporary band, a great country musician, and 40 Broadway performers have in common? They will ALL be at this year's Logan's Got Talent Show THIS FRIDAY NIGHT starting at 7:00 at the Historic Logan County Courthouse. Clay Bilyeu will be MCing as we bring out a great variety of performers for you all. Admission is only $5 at the door...and students are free! Come out and cheer on these rising talents...sponsored by the Russellville Arts Council.

Apr 18, 2018

Logan school conducting School Safety survey online

From Superintendent Paul Mullins: Logan County Schools have placed a “School Safety” survey on line for students, parents, staff and  community members. Please go to www.logan.kyschools.us and look for the “District News” and complete survey.

Apr 17, 2018

Human Rights Commission Banquet to be held Saturday

The Russellville-Logan County Human Rights Commission Annual Banquet will be held this Saturday, April 21, in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church on South Main in Russellville. Doors will open at 6 with the meal beginning at 6:30 p.m. Small business owners will be honored. One of them, Northern Nursery Garden & Florist owner/operator Janice Shifflett, will be the featured speaker. Tickets are $20 and some will be available at the door or from commissioners Richard Estes, William Washington, Tom Thompson, Bryson Price, Darlene Gooch or Nora Locayo. For more information, contact Estes at 270-772-1980.

Apr 14, 2018

Ben Kemplin to speak to Southern KY Pastfinders on April 21

Educator/historian Ben Kemplin will be the guest speaker at the Saturday, April 21 meeting of the Southern Ky. Pastfinders. His topic will be Early American Roots: A Who’s Who in Virginia Gentry and the Shadow They Cast.” The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. at Logan County Public Library.

Apr 11, 2018

Meredith Johnson to sign with Lindsey-Wilson today

Logan County senior athlete Meredith Johnson will sign to run cross country for Lindsey Wilson College today at the Logan County Career and Technology Center at 4 p.m. Joe Dan Laster is her cross country coach. She also runs track and was the only senior on the basketball team. She is believed to be the first Lady Cougar cross country runner to get a college scholarship. Athletic Director Greg Howard says, "Everyone is invited to share this special moment with Meredith."

Apr 11, 2018

Summer Youth Baseball signups begin

Summer Youth Baseball signups are underway in Logan County. The fee is $55. This takes the place of the Babe Ruth League. Anyone interested in playing, please contact Ethan Meguiar at 270-221-5480 or Artis Stratton at 270-847-1453. The deadline for registrationwill be May 1. It's for ages 13 to 15.

Apr 9, 2018

NRCS' Craig Givens' duties being broadened

From Craig Givens of Logan County Natural Resources and Conservation Service: Due to the lack of hiring approval and continued retirements within Kentucky NRCS, I have been given other duties to serve outside of Logan County effective starting tomorrow (April 10).  This will reduce the time that I will be available to assist customers in the Logan County.  Please contact the office when you have needs and we will work to assist you as soon as possible.At this point, I am not sure how much time away from the county this will involve.  We are fortunate to have very good NRCS and Conservation District employees in Logan County and I’m confident they will continue to meet the needs of our customers. 

Apr 4, 2018

Republicans to meet and hear candidates, collect coins

From Ann Statton: The Logan County Republican Women Club will meet on April 17 at 5:30 p. m. at the GOP Headquarters on the square in RussellvilleRepublican candidates have been invited to come, speak and get acquainted  before the May Primary. This will kick off our "Pennies for Freedom" campaign. Collection continues throughout the year and  the total will be presented to the Fisher House at Fort Campbell in December. In 2017, we collected $1,400 from bi-partisan donations. Please bring spare change (bills, too) to donate to this worthy cause. Light refreshments will be served. Questions? Please call 270 725 9100.

Apr 4, 2018

Former LCHS teacher Joyce Sinclair dies in Clarksville

Former Logan County High Spanish and English teacher Joyce Sinclair, 76, has died. She was the widow of Gerald Sinclair, who coached the Cougars to the state basketball championship in 1984. She was very supportive of her husband when he also coached at Adairville, Auburn and Chandlers high schools before LCHS was formed. She is survived by children, Chris Sinclair, Eric Sinclair and Carrie Harris along with their spouses and eight grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled this Saturday at 3 p.m. at Hilldale Church of Christ, 501 highway 76, Clarksville, Tenn. Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. Friday at Gateway Funeral Home in Clarksville and beginning at 2 Saturday at the church.

Mar 31, 2018

Undefeated East knocks Cougars from unbeaten list 3-2

In a battle of unbeaten baseball teams Friday, Warren East escaped with a 3-2 win over visiting Logan County. The Cougars jumped out to a 2-0 lead on second-inning hits by Jacob Smock and Parker White, but even though Logan out-hit the Raiders 8-5, they could score no more. East scored what proved to be the winning run when Nolan Ford, who was hit by a Riley Ferguson pitch, scored on an RBI walk to Dakota Basham. Ferguson was pitching in relief of starter Nick Wooden. 

Mar 31, 2018

FFA needs help on local fresh farm food survey

From Logan County High FFA Reporter Ashlyn Tracy: Some FFA members need help with our research over how Logan county consumers react to Local Agriculture. We have found ways local foods could be more influential but want to see if Logan County consumers would support local agriculture. This is a link to a quick 10 question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KJB8WCN

Mar 31, 2018

Russellville native Joyce Purvis Everett dies in Louisville

Russellville native Joyce Purvis Everett died in Louisville this week. She was the daughter of the late Douglas and Kathleen Purvis and the sister of James Douglas 'Jim' Purvis. Her obituary is attached.

Mar 30, 2018

Pair of Logan roads impacted by flood waters

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3 area has multiple roads impacted by flooding. Two in Logan County are KY 107 at mile point 2 and KY 1153 at mile point 3.5. These impacts can come and go quickly and conditions can change rapidly, says the KTC's Wes Watt.



Mar 29, 2018

Cougars to host Metcalfe County Friday

The Logan County Cougars have schedule a varsity/junior varsity baseball doubleheader for Friday after several games have been canceled because of weather. Coach Ethan Meguiar's Cougars will entertain Metcalfe County, beginning at 5:45 p.m.

Mar 28, 2018

Cougar baseball outscores AC-S 10-6 on Monday

The Logan County Cougars ran their baseball record to 2-0 Monday with a 10-6 win at Allen County-Scottsville. Radley Taylor and Koby Wall each homered and had a second hit while Chandler Silvey, Third Bell and Jacob Smock drove in runs in the sixth. Silvey had already picked up an RBI in the second inning and he added a third hit. Tommy Krohn and Riley Ferguson combined on the mound for the win. Warren Bray, Tristen Brooks and Sheldon Perry drove in runs for the Patriots in the sixth. The Cougars drove starting AC-S pitcher Brett Rippy from the mound after three innings.

Mar 28, 2018

SAR to conduct fund-raising grilling session at Archives

The local Sons of the Revolution chapter will provide good food as a fundraiser on Friday, April 13. The new group will grill pork loin and bratwurst for sandwiches and snack packs in the lawn of the Logan County Archives across from the Russellville Post Office from 10:30-2. Prices are shown in the accompanying flier.

Mar 27, 2018

Toppers ready to play in NIT semifinals

Tipoff time is upon us! Wesern's Hilltoppers will play Utah in Final Four of the NIT at Madison Square Garden at 6 p.m. today. It's the biggest game in 10 years for WKU (that one against Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love in the NCAA second round), and maybe in 47 years (Coach Johnny Oldham's 1971 team, featuring the late Jim McDaniels) in the NCAA Final Four at Houston. It will be aired on ESPN's primary channel.

Mar 27, 2018

Logan softball plans Whiteout for game with Franklin-Simpson today

When the Logan County Lady Cougars host Franklin-Simpson today for their first district game at 5:30, it will be a Whiteout, according to Athletic Director Greg Howard. Supporters of the Lady Cougars are invited to wear white clothing.

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