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Mar 6, 2021

Logan duo wins Muhlenberg bass tournament

From Logan County High School Athletic Director Greg Howard: Congratulations to Landon Momack and Damon Wright on taking their first place finish today at Lake Beshear. The anglers caught two fish for a total of 8.33 pounds. Today's tournament was put on by Muhlenberg County High School.

Mar 5, 2021

Panthers break open tie, sweep Clash

After Logan County’s Dakota Clinard scored at the third quarter buzzer to tie the Clash of the Cats 33-33, visiting Russellville went on a 16-point scoring streak, capped by  Lennon Ries’ free throw and a Josh Allen rebound basket. Only 59 seconds remained when Blake Wood hit his fourth 3-pointer for the Cougars’ first points of the final stanza. Coach Carlos Quarles’ Panthers completed the sweep of the Cougars 53-42. Jaquis Todd scored 15 and Allen 11 to lead the win. Wood scored 17 points and Rooster Woodard 11 to lead the Cougars.


Mar 5, 2021

Lady Panthers edge LCHS in Clash of Lady Cats

Eighth grader Lareesha Cawthorne’s last 3 of her game-high 13 points proved to be the game winner Friday as Russellville edged homestanding Logan County 32-31 for a sweep of the Cats of the Lady Cats Friday. After five straight points by Gracie Borders in the last two minutes put Logan up 30-29, Cawthorne immediately matched Borders’ 3-pointer. Borders hit a free throw on the other end, but missed the second with Cawthorne rebounding. RHS turned it over with 6 seconds left, but Lady Panther Anastasia Dowlen made a mid-air steal to seal the win. Amiyah Collier scored 8, Dowlen 6 and Chloe Whitescarver 5 in the win by Coach Ryan Davenport’s team. Only three Lady Cougars scored—Kadyn Costello with 12, Emerson McKinnis 10 and Borders 9. It was the fourth straight win for the 8-8 Lady Panthers.

Mar 2, 2021

Clash of the Cats to be played Friday, Logan on WRUS tonight

The second Clash of the Cats for this season will be played this Friday at Logan County High School, COVID willing. It had to be postponed earlier in the season because of the virus. When the games were played in January, Russellville won both the girls and the boys division. The games will be broadcast on WRUS, as will tonight's doubleheader for South Warren at LCHS.

Mar 1, 2021

Logan County Schools to be open Tuesday

From Logan County Schools: Logan schools
will be open Tuesday, March 2. However, due to flooded roadways across the county, there will be some routes that buses will be unable to complete. If your child's bus is not able to pick up your child tomorrow morning, and you cannot transport your student to school, please notify your child's school by 10 a.m. If your student is a car rider, please exercise caution when driving. If you are unable to make it to school safely, contact the school by 10 a.m.

Feb 28, 2021

Meeting for parents of Logan Middle Baseball potential players set Monday

A meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the Logan County CTC Monday, March 1, at 6 p.m. for boys in grades six through eight in the Logan County Schools who want to try out for Logan County Middle School Baseball. Coaches Kelley Jordan and Chris Cartas along with varsity coach Ethan Meguiar will explain tryouts and what is expected during the season. An up-to-date physical will be required to participate. If you have questions, contact the coaches.

Feb 28, 2021

Logan Little League signups set Saturday

Signups and evaluations for 2021 Logan County Little League Baseball will be held at City-County Park in Russellville on Saturday, March 6, from  9 a.m.-4 p.m. Little Leagues is for ages 9-12.

Feb 28, 2021

Dunmor Deerlick Road to be closed for drainage repair

The only roadwork scheduled this week In Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 3 which is not on a four-lane highway is in North Logan. A large drainage structure is to be replaced on KY 1293, the Dunmor Deerlick Road at Mile Point 2.9. The road is to be closed for two days. The KTC press release did not say if the schedule could be changed by today’s heavy rain and flood warnings. A message board will be in place.

Feb 23, 2021

East holds off visiting Panthers in double OT

The Russellville Panthers fought hard for a road win Tuesday but fell in double overtime to Warren East 78-69. The game featured 10 ties and 9 lead changes. Reserve Layne Steele hit four 3-pointers, three of them in the second quarter. He finished with 14 points, two behind Jaquis Todd. Jovari Gamble scored 12 points and Jackson Hampton, who hit some clutch shots to force overtimes, added 11. Kaleb Matlock scored 22 points for the Raiders with Tray Price scoring 17 and Linkin Lockhart 13. Devaughn Williams got some big rebounds and put-back buckets in the second OT and scored 11.

Feb 23, 2021

Lady Panthers win 45-43 at East

Coach Ryan Davenport's Russellville Lady Panthers kept coming back for a 45-43 win over the Lady Raiders in the opener of a twinbill at Warren East Tuesday. Sophomore Amiyah Collier scored 16 points with junior Anastasia Dowlen adding 11 points and 16 rebounds. Eighth grader Lareesha Cawthorne added 11 points, most of them in the second half. Chloe Whitescarver hit a key field goal late to tie the game before Dowlen scored the winning bucket on a rebound shot and added a free throw with 4.8 seconds. Often when the Lady Panthers were struggling, Jaylah Kees made big plays. Senior Lucy Lockhart scored 15 points and grabbed 16 points for East while classmate Caroline Forrester scored 13 points, including 7 in the fourth quarter. Reagan Lawson hit three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.

Feb 23, 2021

Logan tennis tryouts begin Thursday

From Logan County High School Athletic Director Greg Howard: Spring tennis tryouts will be on Thursday afternoon. We will try out in small groups to keep everyone safe. In order to do this we will need anyone interested to contact Coach Greta Winchester by email..Students trying out must have a current KHSAA sports physical. 

Feb 23, 2021

RHS tennis, RMS baseball tryouts underway

Russellville High School tennis and Russellville Middle School baseball is now organizing. Tennis met today and will again Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the R21C at the Sixth Grade Academy Grades 7-12 are eligible. Will Carter is the coach and should be contacted by those unable to attend…Baseball is for grades 5-8 and is on the field. Practice was held today and is planned again Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. For information, contact RMS coach Tony Nichols or high school coach Robby McLellan.

Feb 21, 2021

Logan Schools to resume NTI schedule Monday

From Director of Communications Madison Rose: Logan County Schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 22. Our crews have been out all day today assessing county roads and have determined that it would be safest to have an NTI/virtual day tomorrow. For any questions, contact your school after 8 am. Stay safe!

Feb 18, 2021

Teachers to be vaccinated on Logan Snow Day, R'ville NTI Day

Teachers and other school personnel in the Russellville and Logan County school systems are scheduled to receive their second COVID vaccination Friday at the Logan County Career & Technical Center. Logan Memorial Hospital is assisting the schools in this effort. Logan County Superintendent Paul Mullins has said getting teachers and other school workers vaccinated is an important element in getting schools open for face-to-face classes. Logan schools will have a snow day Friday with no virtual classes. Russellville will be on an NTI schedule with virtual learning classes continuing.

Feb 18, 2021

Friday's Clash of the Cats postponed

Friday's scheduled Clashes of the Cats have been postponed, Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard has announced. Russellville's boys and girls were to play at LCHS. Schools have been out of their buildings for over a week because of ice, snow, and very cold temperatures. Every effort will be made to reschedule the doubleheader in the next couple of weeks, officials from both schools have said.

Feb 16, 2021

City schools to remain on NTI schedule Wednesday

Due to poor weather conditions, Russellville Independent Schools will not have in-person learning on Wednesday, Feb. 17. This will be an NTI day. Staff are encouraged to work from home. 

Feb 16, 2021

SKYCTC classes all online rest of this week

All SKYCTC Campuses will remain closed through Friday. Employees will work remotely. Students should check Blackboard. Plan to return on Monday.

Feb 16, 2021

Logan Schools to continue NTI schedule Wednesday

Logan County Schools will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 16, due to inclement weather. Students will be on NTI/virtual schedule. For any questions, contact your school after 8 a.m. 

Feb 15, 2021

Russellville Schools plan NTI day Tuesday

From Superintendent Larry Joe Begley: Due to poor weather conditions, Russellville Independent Schools will not have in person learning on Tuesday, Feb. 16. This will be an NTI day.  Staff are encouraged to work from home. 

Feb 13, 2021

RHS student photographer Addie Cundiff wins Beta state championship

Russellville High School’s Addie Cundiff won two photography awards at this year’s virtual Kentucky State Beta Convention, including a state championship. She placed first in Black/White Photography and fourth in Color Photography. John Matthew Parrish was state runner-up in 10th Grade Social Studies while Candace Baker placed fifth in Color Photography.

Feb 13, 2021

Senior citizens goody bags available Tuesday

Description:Senior Citizens can get goody bags filled with small tools and resources to use during the pandemic. This will be a drive-through event this Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 1-3 p.m. at the Logan County Exttension Service. The first 100 seniors will receive an easy grip jar opener. Russellville Rotary Club is a sponsor along with the Extension Service.

Feb 11, 2021

Logan Schools on virtual schedule Friday

From Logan County Schools: "There will be no in-person small groups tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 12. Logan County Schools will be on our normal virtual schedule."

Feb 11, 2021

Russellville Schools closed again Friday

From Superintendent Larry Begley: "Russellville Independent Schools will remain closed on Friday, Feb.12. This is another old-fashioned no school day. However, moving forward, if weather prevents us from having in-person instruction, we will utilize NTI days."

Feb 10, 2021

R'ville schools closed Thursday, Logan on NTI-virtual

Both local school systems will not have face-to-face classes Thursday. These are their announcements: Russellville Independent Schools will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 11. This is not an NTI day. This is an old-fashioned “no school” day… Logan County Schools will be closed Thursday, Feb. 11 due to inclement weather. Students will be on NTI/virtual schedule. For any questions, contact your school after 8 am. Logan County is under an Ice Storm Warning.

Feb 7, 2021

Jailer Phil Gregory hospitalized after fall

Logan County Jailer Phil Gregory suffered what his daughter Valerie Gregory Hughes calls "a nasty fall" on ice Sunday. She writes on Facebook: "He was taken by ambulance to Medical Center in BG. We were concerned because he kept passing out along with the inability to move his arm. He has a broken humerus just below the ball socket but the CT scan showed normal. Prayers are appreciated as he heals."

Feb 6, 2021

Bradshaw leads Knights to top of conference standings

Former Russellville star basketball player Pedro Bradshaw led the Bellarmine Knights to their seventh straight win Friday, beating Jacksonville 71-56. Bradshaw had a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds; he added 5 assists. He had scored 21 points on 9 of 13 shooting plus 6 rebounds and 3 assists in an 84-67 win over Kennesaw State a few days earlier. Bradshaw leads the Knights in scoring (14.9 per games), rebounding (7.3), free throws made (48) and steals (20 total). He’s second in minutes played (29.5 per game) and blocked shots (5). Meanwhile Coach Scott Davenport’s team, which is in Division I for the first year, leads the American Sun Conference standings, even though it is less than a fourth of the size of some member schools.

Feb 6, 2021

Transportation Cabinet warns of scam text

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet  warns recipients of a text phishing attempt reported today impersonating a state agency. The text message includes a link and the sender is listed as "KYDOT." The text message is not from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and recipients are warned not to click the link that asks for personal information. The Cabinet does not send text messages that solicit  personal information. Victims who have submitted any personal information are advised to visit the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General website, to follow their guidance concerning potential identity theft.  

Feb 1, 2021

Auburn third graders to study from home

Auburn School's third grade class will be on virtual until Feb. 10, based on the number of third grade students currently in quarantine. Parents of Auburn third grade students have been notified. Logan County Director of Communications Madison Rose says, “This decision is out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of all our students and staff. The district is working closely with the local health department to follow their guidelines.”

Feb 1, 2021

HCC announces honor students from Logan

These students with Logan County addresses were named to the Dean’s List and Honor Roll at Hopkinsville Community College for the Fall 2020 semester: Marissa Jordan of Adairville; Alexandria Johnson*, Christopher Barbee, Haley McGhee and Rachel Sears, all of Lewisburg; Abigayle Berry of Olmstead; and Makayla Heyduck of Russellville. The asterisk (*) indicates making the Dean’s List.

Jan 29, 2021

Panthers beat LCHS in OT despite Rooster's 35 points

Despite giving up 35 points to former teammate Rooster Woodard and trailing much of the game, the Russellville Panthers shut out Logan County in overtime for a 56-50 district win Friday in the Mullen-Meguiar Clash of the Cats. Woodard scored 22 of his points in the first half and hit a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime, but Russellville's Jovari Gamble shut him down much of the second half before fouling out and Jaquis Todd made big play after big play late in the game. Todd finished with 24 points and Xavier Coleman added 12. Free throw shooting was atrocious for both teams with RHS hitting 10 of 25 and the Cougars 1 of 8.

Jan 29, 2021

Lady Panthers win Clash of the Lady Cats

The host Lady Panthers trailed Logan County only twice in the Clash of the Lady Cats Friday by 3-0 and 6-5 counts. The Lady Cougars fell behind 30-19 midway through the third quarter, cut the lead to 33-27 and then lost to RHS 47-36. Amiyah Collier led Russellville with 13 points and Chloe Whitescarver added 12. Anastasia Dowlen dominated the boards. Gracie Borders led LCHS with 13 points but no one else scored over 6.

Jan 29, 2021

High school umpires needed

From Logan County High School Athletic Director Greg Howard: If you are interested in umpiring high school baseball and or softball, contact Phil Burkeen at 270-791-1845 or p.burkeen@twc.com.

Jan 28, 2021

WRUS to feature The LoJo's Jim Turner on 50 years of sportswriting

Jim Turner, editor of The Logan Journal, had his first column published 50 years ago today as sports editor of the News-Democrat & Leader and The Logan Leader. He spent 31 years with the print newspapers, 5 as sports director of WRUS, 2 with Logan & Beyond, and the last 12 with The LoJo. He has also taught 9 years at Russellville High School, 5 at Logan County High School, and 12 at WKU, and he is in his 12th year at SKYCTC, almost always while writing sports at the same time. Turner will be the guest of Don Neagle on WRUS' Feedback (610 AM, 104.9 FM, www.wrushradio.com) at 9:05 Friday morning to discuss his career in sportswriting.

Jan 26, 2021

Panthers shoot their way to win over Caldwell County

With Jaquis Todd and Chevis Elliott leading the way, the Russellville Panthers shot the basketball beautifully in a 72-63 win over Caldwell County Jan. 19. Todd hit 7 of 10 two-pointers and 2 of 4 three-pointers on the way to 25 points. Elliott hit both of his field goal attempts and 10 of 11 free throws for 14 points. Coach Carlos Quarles’ team went 20 of 34 from short range, 3 of 6 from behind the arc, and 20 of 34 free throws. The Tigers hit 14 of 22 from two-point and 11 of 17 free throws, but got only 8 of 24 three-pointers in the loss.

Jan 25, 2021

Olmstead wins Middle School Academic Cup

PQ Perez won first place in two events to lead Olmstead to first place in the Academic Team Middle Grades Governor’s Cup competition. Third places went to Ashley McIntosh, Eli Warden and Luke Azzinnaro. Earning fourth places were McKenna Mayhew, and Anthony Azzinnaro. Taking fifth places were Kinley Durbin and Anthony Azzinnaro. Their events show in the chart. Kerri Hayes is the coach.

Jan 24, 2021

Lewisburg School able to stay on face-to-face schedule

Lewisburg Elementary School has several first grade students and teachers in quarantine. Originally, the first grade was going to be moved back to virtual learning for two weeks. After working with other Lewisburg faculty members, administrators are able to offer half days in-person for any first graders not in quarantine. Lewisburg also has several eighth grade students and teachers in quarantine, but administrators were able to secure substitute teachers. Therefore, Lewisburg eighth grade will not be moving to virtual. Lewisburg School's administration and teachers have been in contact with the parents. 

Jan 24, 2021

Concerned Citizens giving away heaters to qualified people

Concerned Citizens of Logan County will give away a limited number of electric heaters. Recipients must 1) receive SSI, welfare, food stamps, subsidized housing or other federal government assistance, 2) not have central heat and air, 3) agree to use heaters at the place of residence listed on the application and 4) provide proof of federal assistance. Those qualified can call 270-725-8271 Monday through Thursday to give information. The heaters are through 365 Goods-Walmart.

Jan 22, 2021

Jacob Naylor stars in season opener

Former Russellville star multi-sport athlete Jacob Naylor finally got to play his team's college basketballseason opener this week in a pandemic-marred season. Naylor scored 22 points as Roane State defeated nationally 22nd ranked Columbia state this week. According to his coach at RHS, Rex Booth, Naylor scored 11 points "down the stretch," hitting a pair of 3-pointers, a couple of 2-pointers and 4 free throws on 4 attempts.

Jan 21, 2021

School personnel vaccinations planned Friday

From Russellville Superintendent Larry Begley: I met with Logan Memorial Hospital staff and Logan County Schools officials this morning to discuss vaccinations. They are in and approximately 70 percent of our staff has signed up to get the first round administered tomorrow. We are thankful for this group of leaders and the priority they have placed on helping us keep our community healthy at school." Logan County School officials haven't released any information on this.

Jan 18, 2021

Primary Academy students to receive food deliveries

With the Russellville Primary Academy in virtual learning for at least two weeks because of COVID 19 protocol, there is concern for students needing food. Transportation Director Michelle White has made the following announcement: "We will be delivering meals Tuesday at 9:30 to Pre/K students. Hopefully by Tuesday afternoon we will have everything set up so we can deliver two days worth on Wednesday, and then Friday we will deliver enough for the weekend. The following week will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Delivery will be at 9:30 each time."

Jan 17, 2021

Tickets for the Clash of the Cats to be limited

From Russellville High School Principal Ben Bruni: There will be NO GENERAL SALES tickets for the Jan. 29 Logan County Clash of the Cats game. Tickets will not be available to the public. RHS will stream the game live via Facebook Live. Due to the circumstances brought on by COVID and COVID related needs, RHS will unfortunately be limiting ticket availability considerably. Logan County High School will be allotted tickets for their players and school members. RHS players and cheerleaders will be allotted a limited number of tickets as well. More ticket information will be made available to players and personnel the week of the game.

Jan 13, 2021

LCHS seeking candidates for tennis coaching job

From Logan County High School Athletic Director Greg Howard: Logan County High School is looking to fill our Tennis Coach position. Those interested should contact Greg Howard at 270-725-5270.


Jan 12, 2021

Local teams drop close doubleheaders in 27-hour span

The four high school basketball teams from the Land of Logan lost the closest of games in a 27-hour span in gyms less than five miles apart Monday and Tuesday night. The outcome of every game was still in doubt in the final 30 seconds, and each one ended in favor of the visitors. In fact, the Cougars led Allen County-Scottsville with less than half a second remaining. In the All A regional Monday, the Glasgow Lady Scotties won 45-39 and the Scottie lads won 65-62. At LCHS Tuesday, AC-S' girls escaped 42-39 and the Patriots 43-42. The LoJo will have detailed stories on each game this week.

Jan 12, 2021

Lady Panthers romp past Trinity

Several Lady Panthers contributed as Russellville romped past visiting Whitesville Trinity 68-41 Saturday. Anastasia Dowlen scored 16 points and had 6 rebounds. Hitting 2 of 4 three-pointers, Chloe Whitescarver scored 12 points, as did Amiyah Collier. Brinley Mason went 2 of 3 from long rangem scoring 10 points and adding 6 rebounds. Macaria Hines scored 6 points, mostly on 4 of 6 free throw shooting. Aliyah Kennedy had a team-high 10 rebounds and scored 6 points. Jasmine Patel added 4 points.

Jan 10, 2021

Primary class shut down for COVID at Stevenson

From Russellville Superintendent Larry Begley: I was notified about 1 p.m. today by our district health coordinator that we have a staff member at the Primary Academy that has tested positive. As a result, we will have that staff member and 13 students in quarantine protocol. I can not properly express my gratitude for the efforts made by our entire staff for the plans and actions to keep our kids and staff as safe as possible. Our staff is nothing short of amazing given the circumstances. 

Jan 6, 2021

Demolition begins on Barnes-Campbell Hall at WKU

For over half a century, WKU students have spent their underclass years as residents of Hugh Poland, Bemus Lawrence and Barnes Campbell dormitories on what was still known as Russellville Road when they were built. Now demolition is underway to make room for The First Year Village, which includes the construction of two new residence halls, Normal Hall and Regents Hall. These new halls will utilize space in a way that enables deep faculty and peer engagement around important ideas that connect directly to student success and learning. Demolition of Barnes Campbell Hall began today.

Jan 6, 2021

First four Cougar games canceled for COVID

All four Logan County boys basketball games which were scheduled this week to start the season have been canceled because of COVID. Coach Nathan Thompson's team was to play South Warren, Edmonson County, Martin Count and Clarksville Christian through Saturday. Athletic Director Greg Howard said most of the Kentucky opponents either had a coach or player with a confirmed case of the virus. He said he has chosen not to play teams from Tennessee where the pandemic is raging. The first Cougar game still on the schedule currently is a girl-boy doubleheader with visiting Allen County-Scottsville next Tuesday, Jan. 12. Watch the Roy's Bar-B-Q Sports Calendar on The LoJo for the schedule.

Jan 4, 2021

Logan adds almost 100 COVID cases over long weekend

Logan County added 98 confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the New Years holiday break. The total announced in the county by the Barren River Area Health Department Monday, Jan. 4, is 1,795 with 39 deaths. On Wednesday, Dec. 30, the total was 1,697 with 37 deaths. A month earlier, on Dec. 4, totals were 1,302 cases with 35 deaths. That's an increase of 493 cases in the month of 37.9 percent. Active cases (total minus those recovered and deaths) increased from 217 to 260 in these five days and by 106 over the month (68.8 percent).

Jan 4, 2021

Auntie Annie's Food Truck to benefit RHS Band

Auntie Annie's Food Truck will be set up Tuesday from noon to 6 p.m. at Lost River Creamery, 245 Hopkinsville Road, Russellville. Proceeds will go to the Russellville Marching Panthers band. Antie Annie's is known for its pretzels.

Dec 31, 2020

Death claims original Cougar football coach Steve Eans

Steve Eans, who was the founding coach of Logan County Cougar football, was found deceased in his Friendship Road home outside Auburn Wednesday. He lived alone and had experienced health problems in recent years. He would have been 66 in January. Eans spent a year teaching the game of football to young students--many of them farm boys--when Logan County High School began as a consolidation of five high schools which had never fielded football teams. He coached them as a team the next five years and taught industrial arts at the school for 31 years, from Aug. 16, 1982, until May 28, 2013. Coach Eans was the last member of the original LCHS faculty to end his tenure on the staff. Mr. Eans is survived by his daughters, Leslie and Stevie. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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