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Oct 17, 2017

Lady Cougars win to advance at region

With Hannah Goss scoring both goals, Braiden Baptiste firing an assist, and Carlie Alvis allowing only one goal as she tended the net, the Logan County Lady Cougars beat Glasgow 2-1 Monday in the Girls 4th Region Soccer Tournament. Coach Barry McReynolds' team will play Bowling Green at 5:30 this afternoon at South Warren High School.

Oct 16, 2017

South Russellville Bypass to open soon

The South Russellville Bypass will open in early November, Kentucky Department of Transportation Spokesman Wes Watt reports. The Bypass begins at U.S. 68-80 near the Freeland automobile dealership across the four-lane from the North Bypass, which has been open throughout the 21st century. The section between the Bowling Green and Franklin roads has been open for a few years. The road will now extend across the Nashville and Orndorff Mill roads before intersecting with U.S. 79 (the Clarksville Road) near Russellville High School. It joins the North Bypass at that juncture, creating an entire circle around Logan's county seat.

Oct 15, 2017

Both Logan soccer teams to play in region at 5:30 Monday

Both Logan County soccer teams, which lost close matches in the 13th Dstrict Tournament finals last week, will play in the regional tournament at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Coach Barry McReynolds' Lady Cougars (5-9) will go against 15th District runner-up Glasgow (9-11) at South Warren. The winner gets Bowling Green(12-3-1) at 5:30 Tuesday. Coach Eric Evans' Cougars (7-10-1) will play at the same time Monday against 15th District runner-up Clinton County (8-10-1) at Greenwood. The winner will go against Warren Central (19-1) at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Oct 15, 2017

Jr. Pro basketball evaluations set Thursday

From Coach Ryan Davenport: This Thursday, Oct. 19 the Russellville Jr. Pro Basketball league will have player evaluations. 6&7 year old evaluations will be from 5-6; 8&9 and 10&11 year old evaluations will be from 7-8 at the Stevenson Elementary Gymnasium. We are no longer taking player applications.

Oct 14, 2017

Darden leads Toppers in tackles during Homecoming romp

Ta'Corian 'CoCo' Darden couldn't attend Saturday afternoon's Russellville Alumni Meet & Greet in which he was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in Panther football history. He was busy. Darden made three of the earliest tackles in the game and led the Toppers in total tackles at the same time the top Panthers were being honored. He had seven tackles--five of them solos--in WKU's 45-14 trouncing of Charlotte during Western's Homecoming. He now has 21 tackles, including three for losses. Senior quarterback Mike White passed for five touchdowns and ran for another as Coach Mike Sanford's team broke out of its offensive slump.

Oct 14, 2017

Cougars win in last 10 seconds again to clinch championship

With 10 seconds remaining in the game, freshman Lucas Arevelo kicked a 19-yard field goal for the Logan County Cougars Friday. That field goal signaled a multiplicity of accompishments: a 23-20 win at Madisonville-North Hopkins, an 8-0 start to the season, the district Class 4A championship, and a throng of delighted fans at the game and listening at home on WRUS. Sophomore quarterback Tyler Ezell not only accounted for almost 200 yards total offense himself, but also scored two touchdowns rushing and picked up first downs on fourth down plays twice in the winning drive. Sophomore Gary Hardy scored the other touchdown and also knocked the ball loose from the Maroons' kickoff returner to get possession back for the Cougars to set up the winning points. Logan has one more district game. That will be at home against Calloway County, which was winless going into Friday's game against Hopkinsville. Since Logan has beaten both Hoptown and M-NH, Coach Todd Adler's team has won the district regardless of what happens against the Lakers. They will face District 2's fourth-place squad, probably Warren Central, at home the first Friday in November.

Oct 13, 2017

4 things Logan Countians need to know about the weekend

Factoids about this weekend that you may not know:
1) The Russellville Alumni Meet & Greet which traditionally is held on Friday evenings has been moved to Saturday, from 3-6 p.m. in the deGraffenried Lobby at Russellville High School.
2) The undefeated Logan County Cougars play what may be the best team on their schedule tonight in Madisonville. Coach Todd Adler's 7-0 team is ranked fifth in the state in Class 4A. The game will be carried live on all of WRUS' platforms.
3) The Fulton City team which Russellville plays on the road tonight is coached by Dain Grgory, a former Cougar head coach. That game is not going to be broadcast.
4) The Logan County Farmers' Market will be closed Saturday because of Tobacco & Heritage Festival activities. The market will resume Tuesday and continue through the end of October.

Oct 12, 2017

Steve Metzger wins Festival song writing contest

The Russellville Arts Council’s Song Writing Contest winners will share their original songs in honor of the 225th Anniversary of Logan County Saturday, starting at 12:30 p.m. as part of the Karaoke Contest led by Clay Bilyeu. First place went to Steve Metzger with “At Home in Logan.” Jaclyn Batchelor placed second with “The Place that Made Me” and Melanie Manley third with “This is Logan County.” Honorable Mention was awarded to Travis Bryant with “Logan County.”


Oct 11, 2017

Public youth rally planned at Rhea Stadium next Wednesday

The students of Russellville High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes and First Priority Club are offering an opportunity to experience a collective worship for all area youth.   It will be held at 6 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Rhea Stadium. The Youth Rally will be led by Campbellsville University’s Church Outreach Praise Team and  local students: Christian Naylor, speaker; Milam Watkins, testimony; Deja Thompson & Lydia Manley, musicians.

Oct 10, 2017

Shaker Breakfast to be served at historic tavern Nov. 4

South Union Shaker Village is the setting for one of Southern Kentucky’s most unique dining experiences, Saturday, Nov. 4! A hearty Civil War era Shaker breakfast featuring fried chicken, scrambled eggs, sweet potatoes, apple pie, buttermilk biscuits and much more. The Shaker Breakfast will be served amidst the historic elegance of South Union’s famous railroad hotel built in 1869. A rare opportunity to enjoy the hotel’s distinct interior while feasting on the fixin’s of Shaker hospitality awaits. Seatings at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Reservations required and can be made by calling 270.542.4167. All proceeds support the educational mission of South Union Shaker Village.

Oct 9, 2017

Cardinal Chaos to introduce Adairville basketball teams

From Adairville Principal Kristina Rice: Save the date for our Cardinal Chaos event on Monday, Oct. 23, starting at 5:30 p.m. This will be a fun family event and a great way to meet our 2017-2018 basketball teams. Coach Daniel Hartley will be sending out flyers with more information when we return from fall break.

Oct 5, 2017

Undefeated Cougars score on final play of game to edge Hoptown 13-12

Sophomore quarterback Tyler Ezell dived into the end zone as time expired on the game clock to give the Logan County Cougars a 13-12 win over visiting Hopkinsville Thursday. Logan's defense was tough all night, holding the Tigers to four Taylor Harton field goals, including on two possessions that began inside the Cougar 10 on turnovers. Logan only ran 15 plays the entire first half, but marched 75 yards on the opening possession of the second half and 73 yards on the final possession of the game. Gary Hardy did his best running on that opening drive and scored from a yard out. Ezell kicked the conversion for what proved to be the winning point. Coach Todd Adler's team is 7-0 on the season, 2-0 in its Class 4A district, and the winner of eight straight games.

Oct 4, 2017

Deputy Sheriff Victor Romero dies of cancer

After a long battle with cancer, Logan County Deputy Sheriff Victor Romero died Tuesday at the Hospice House in Bowling Green. He served as Chief Bailiff at the Justice Center for 18 years. His was widely popular, as all the tributes to him on Facebook attest. Funeral services will be Friday. Hear his obituary on WRUS News.

Oct 4, 2017

Although neither of them played last week, both Logan County and Russellvile moved up in state rankings by the Associated Press. They are each ranked sixth in Kentucky in their classes. The Cougars join Class 4A’s top-ranked Johnson Central as the only undefeated teams in the class at 6-0. Coach Todd Adler’s Cougars are just two votes behind number five Franklin-Simpson. In Logan’s district, Madisonville-North Hopkins is 12th and Thursday’s opponent, Hopkinsville, is number 15. Coach John  Myers’ Panthers are the only team west of Louisville to receive votes in Class 1A.


Oct 1, 2017

Historic Homes Tour featured by Chamber today

Five historic homes, which Logan Chamber Acting Executive Director Karen Logan calls ‘magnificent,’ will be open this afternoon on the Historic Homes Tour of the Tobacco & Heritage Festival from 2-6:30 p.m. They are the Dawson-Morton House at the end of Morton Road between Russellville and Dennis; Fountain Manor, 201 West Ninth Street in Russellville; the O’Bannon House on the northeast corner of Ninth and Main in Russellville, which is the long-time home of Jane Dodson Vick; the Crewdson-Teel House at125 West Main Street in Auburn; and McCutchen Meadows, located just west of Auburn and near Champion PetFoods, which has been restored and made public by Ben and Katina Kemplin. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Logan Chamber or at any of the homes during the tour.

Sep 28, 2017

Festival Bike Ride set Saturday

Logan’s 225th Metric Century & Bike Ride will be held this Saturday as an event of the Logan County Tobacco & Heritage Festival. The ride will begin at Dripping Spring Baptist Church at 4145 Watermelon Road in the Olmstead area. Late registration will be held from 7:30-7:45 a.m. with the long ride (60 miles) ride will take off at 8 a.m. with the 12-mile and 31-mile rides starting 15 minutes later. For more information contact the Logan Chamber at 270-270-2006.

Sep 26, 2017

No game Friday, since Fulton Countyforfeits to Russellville

From Chris McGinnis of WRUS Sports: "Russellville Panther Head Coach John Myers has announced Fulton County has forfeited Friday night’s football game. There will be no game this week." Fulton County has won two games, including a romp past Fulton City. The Pilots only have 28 players on their roster, but Greg Owens reports on his The R Club blog that a number of players have health problems. Coach Peter Gallagher's team has been outscored 157-34 in the last three games. The Panthers already had a bye scheduled next week, as is Myers' tradition during Tobacco Festival week. The Logan County Cougars are also scheduled to be off this week and won't play again until Thursday, Oct. 5, against district opponent Hopkinsville.

Sep 26, 2017

Logan archery signups underway

From Coach Tina Lynch: "Logan County High School Archery is having signups for the 2017-2018 season. Any LC student that is interested in shooting archery should go and get the paperwork from Jason Hayes in the freshman wing. There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Auxiliary Gym. All archers must have an up-to-date sports physical before they can begin practice/tryouts."

Sep 22, 2017

Both local teams win football games

Both the Logan County Cougars and Russellville Panthers won football games Friday. Earning a running clock on the first play of the fourth quarter, Coach Todd Adler's Logan County Cougars got a district win at Hopkins County Central to run their record to 6-0 entering their bye week. The Russellville Panthers came from behind on Jacob Naylor's long pass and run tp Devin Quarles in the fourth quarter to beat Murray 28-21 at Rhea Stadium. RHS is now 4-2 entering district play. The Russellville-Murray game can be heard at 2 p.m. Saturday on all of WRUS' platforms.

Sep 22, 2017

Land of Logan teams leading at halftime

Both teams from the Land of Logan built substantial leads in the first half of games on Friday night. The Russellville Panthers led visiting Murray at homecoming 20-7. Details are not yet available.
The defense dominated as the visiting Logan County Cougars were ahead of Hopkins County Central 19-0 at the intermission. Defensive Coordinator Derek Jackson saw his unit hold the Storm to 27 yards total offense in the first two quarters. Caden McKinnis & Curtis Shelton blocked punts with Nate Woodall scoring on the second recovery. The Cougar offense was sluggish but still gained 157 yards. Landon Thomas & Dylan Penick ran for touchdowns. Quarterback Tyler Ezell completed 4 of 6 passes for 60 yards and ran 6 times for 52 yards, including consecutive carries for 29 and 17 yards on the second TD drive.
The Cougars added another TD early in the third quarter on a 27-yard pass from Ezell to Kelby Epley.

Sep 21, 2017

John Logan Dockins coaching winning football in Alabama

Not only is his high school alma mater undefeated at the midpoint of this football season, but so is the team John Logan Dockins is helping coach in Montgomery, Ala. Dockins is the offensive coordinator for the Alabama Christian Academy Eagles, who are ranked fifth in the state in Class 4. The Eagles, who are averaging over 40 points per game, ran their record to 5-0 with a win over the previously ranked number six team last week. Dockins was the starting quarterback for the Logan County Cougars for four years, including the last LCHS team to make the playoffs. Dockins graduated from Faulkner University in Spring 2015, after playing four years for the college's baseball team. His degree is in Sports Management with a minor in Biblical Studies. In addition to football, he is the head JV basketball coach and he teaches middle school Bible. He and the former Savannah Burns were married this summer.

Sep 20, 2017

Former RHS shop teacher Bob Armstrong dies at 83

Former Russellville High School industrial arts teacher Robert 'Bob' Armstrong died this week in Bowling Green. He taught 'shop' at RHS from the late 1960s into the '80s. He had a dry sense of humor and was beloved by both students and fellow faculty members. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. at J. C. Kirby and Son Lovers Lane Chapel in Bowling Green. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home and 11 a,m. Friday until time of services. Burial will be in Bowling Green Gardens.

Sep 16, 2017

Darden gets start for WKU against La Tech

Former Russellville star CoCo Darden earned his first start in the defensive backfield for the WKU Hilltoppers this evening. According to The LoJo's Trey Turner, Darden made a big play early in the game against Louisiana Tech, one of the teams given the best chance of ending Western's two-year run as Conference USA champion. Darden has already had an eventful early season. It made the news when Coach Mike Sanford announced at a late summer practice that Darden has been awarded a scholarship. His phone call home to share the news is touching. Then last week, Darden was one of the players featured on ESPN's Game Day in a segment on former walk-ons who are now on scholarship.

Sep 15, 2017

Panthers come from behind for third win

Russellville's Hunter McDowell, who had kicked so effectively against Logan County a week ago, struggled early at Trigg County, missing a field goal and a conversion. But Coach John Myers showed faith in him late in the game. McDowell kicked a 26-yard field goal with 3:38 remaining to clinch Russellville's 23-14 win over the Wildcats. After the RHS defense stopped the Cats on downs at the Panther 8, Javeren Robey broke loose up the middle for a 92-yard touchdown run that gave the Panthers a rare lead in the second half. Other Panther scores had come on a 55-yard interception return by Xavier Evans and a 21-yard run by quarterback Jacob Naylor. The Panther defense held the Wildcats to 74 yards total offense in the second half. The Panthers were without injured players Edward Barber, Teon Morris and Jaquis Todd. Both teams are now 3-2.

Sep 15, 2017

Cougars win big, run record to 5-0

Whether your number of choice is five or six, the Logan County Cougars remain on a roll. Coach Todd Adler's team led 20-0 at the half before winning 32-6 over visiting McLean County on Homecoming. The win was the sixth in a row for the Cougars, including 5-0 to start the 2017 season. A recorded replay of the game will be aired on WRUS at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Sep 15, 2017

Work planned on Deer Lick Road next week

Road work is planned next week in North Logan. From the Kentucky Transportation Department's Wes Watt: KY 107 Deer Lick Road (mile point 1.160 to 3.83) – Crews will be performing various work activities. Motorists should anticipate a one lane roadway controlled by flaggers.

Sep 14, 2017

Westerfield and Petrie holding town hall meeting on pensions

State Senator Whitney Westerfield (R-Hopkins-ville) announced on Wednesday a public town hall meeting in Logan County for all state workers regarding Kentucky’s growing pension crisis. Sen. Westerfield will be joined by State Representative Jason Petrie (R-Elkton).
On Monday, Aug. 28, the PFM Group gave its final presentation to the General Assembly’s Public Pension Oversight Board, offering its recommendations on how to best address the problem.
The Kentucky General Assembly and Governor Matt Bevin will consider PFM Group’s recommendations and craft a plan that will be implemented in a special session.
Your elected officials want your input in crafting the final plan.
WHO: State Senator Whitney Westerfield State Representative Jason Petrie WHAT: Town Hall Meeting on State Pensions WHEN: Friday, Oct. 13, 5:30-7 p.m.  WHERE: Logan County Extension Office 

Sep 12, 2017

Cougars and Panthers both ranked 10th in state

For what is believed to be the first time ever, the Logan County Cougars and the Russellville Panthers are both ranked in the top 10 in their football class in the state by the Associated Press. In fact, both are ranked 10th. Coach John Myers’ Panthers were ranked seventh in Class 1A last week but dropped three spots following a 28-21 loss to the Cougars Friday. No other Class A team west of Louisville received a vote. Coach Todd Adler’s Cougars, who are off to a 4-0 start, are tied for 10th in Class 4A with Bourbon County, the school they beat in the state basketball finals 33 years ago. A big dropoff followed to number 12 Scott. Also ranked in the top 10 in 4A are number six Franklin-Simpson and number eight Allen County-Scottsville. Hopkinsville, which is in Logan’s district, is ranked 21st.

Sep 11, 2017

Trail of Tears theme of Pastfinders' meeting

From David Guion: The Southern Ky Pastfinders' regular monthly meeting will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Logan County Public Library. This month's speaker will be William Turner, who is the official historian for Hopkinsville and Christian County. Mr Turner's program will be on The Trail of Tears, an historical event which still impacts the cultural heritage of our nation today. You won't want to miss this very informative program. Our programs are free to the public, so don't let history be a mystery, and come learn with us.

Sep 10, 2017

Cougar soccer to honor vets Monday

From Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard: The Logan County Boys Soccer team will be honoring all veterans, active military, and  first responders this coming Monday, Sept. 11. All active military personnel, veterans, and first responders will be admitted free at the Russellville Recreational Complex into the 7 p.m. match against Barren County, in honor of their commitment to serve their community and their country. A ceremony honoring these fine men and women will take place just before the game. Come join in and help us celebrate their courage and efforts to protect us all.

Sep 8, 2017

Both Clash of the Cats teams have winning records

Tonight's Clash of the Cats at Rhea Stadium marks the first time in 12 years that both teams come into the game with winning records. Coach Todd Adler's Logan County Cougars are 3-0 and Coach John Myers' Panthers are 2-1. The last time that happened was in 2005. Both were 1-0 after Coach Lee Proctor's Cougars beat Butler County 13-6 and RHS won 40-7 over Muhlenberg South. Myers' Panthers (his second team at RHS) won 40-14, ending a four-year win streak by Proctor's teams over the Panthers. LCHS has won only one Clash since then, when Coach Dain Gregory's Cougars beat Myer's Panthers 35-7 on Oct. 26, 2012.

Sep 8, 2017

Logan Middle softball beats F-S again

An early lead helped the Logan County Middle School Lady Cougars defeat Franklin Simpson Middle School 7-1 on Thursday. LCMS scored on a triple by Shelby Gettings and a single by Kayleigh Sweeney in the first inning. Gettings earned the win on the mound for LCMS. She went five innings, surrendering one run and four hits, striking out nine, and walking one. The Lady Cougars collected nine hits. Gettings and Hailey Burgess each collected multiple hits for LCMS. Gettings and Emerson McKinnis each drove in two runs to lead Coach Taylor Proctor's team.

Sep 7, 2017

Brea Croslin to visit University of Illinois officially this weekend

When Coach Todd Adler's undefeated Logan County Cougars (3-0) play Russellville (2-1) at Rhea Stadium Friday, his wife and daughter won't be there. Instead they will be in Champaign-Urbana, Ill., on Brea Croslin's official softball visit to the University of Illinois. Brea is a sophomore at LCHS and will play her sixth season this spring as a varsity starter, two at RHS and four at Logan. Croslin has already been recruited by the University of Kentucky. She will be accompanied this weekend by her mom, Dedra Adler, a teacher at LCHS who was head girls basketball coach at Russellville for several years. They plan to listen to the Clash of the Cats on the WRUS radio app. WRUS will carry the game live, beginning with a 6:30 pregame show. A replay will also be aired at 2 p.m. Saturday. Meanwhile Brea and her mom will be busy Saturday. Part of the official visit will be attending Illinois' home football game at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Illini opponent? The WKU Hilltoppers, who are favored to beat the Big Ten school.

Sep 4, 2017

Time changed for Tuesday Farmers Markets next two months

The time is changing for the Logan County Farmers' Market on Tuesdays during the final two months of the season. Beginning this week, the market will run from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays. The past three months it lasted until 4 p.m. The Saturday time of 7:30 a.m. to noon remains unchanged. The market is located in the UK Ag Pavilion behind the Extension Office.

Sep 4, 2017

Third Bell to have thumb surgery Tuesdays

One key to Logan County's early success in football has been the play of some newcomers who have known success in other sports, such as Third Bell, Kelby Epley, Koby Wall and Dylan Penick. However, Bell, who has known success in both basketball and baseball, has suffered an early season injury that has put his football career on hold. According to Coach Todd Adler, Bell will undergo extensive surgery on his thumb at Vanderbilt University Hospital Tuesday. His return to action this season is questionable.

Sep 2, 2017

Cougars earn running clock at Breck

When Dontavius Blann caught his second touchdown pass of the game from Tyler Ezell with 9:40 remaining in the third quarter at Breckinridge County, the Logan County Cougars had earned a running clock against the Tigers. Logan led 38-0 at that point. Coach Todd Adler then pulled Ezell, who had totaled over 200 yards in the first half, from the game. Logan plays at Russelllville next week.

Sep 2, 2017

Cougars lead 32-0 midway through second quarter

The Logan County Cougars took a 32-0 lead at Breckinridge County with 8:10 remaining in the second quarter tonight. Quarterback Tyler Ezell has thrown touchdown passes to Dontavius Blann and Kelby Epley, run for another touchdown, and run for one conversion and passed for another. Watch The LoJo for more details as the game progresses.

Sep 2, 2017

Panthers beat Butler County on running clock

On their way to their second win of the season, the Russellville Panthers returned to their old form Saturday afternoon, coasting to a victory via running clock. Coach John Myers' team beat Butler County 43-0 on the road. Watch The LoJo for more details.

Sep 1, 2017

Cougar football game moved to Saturday evening

Logan County's football game at Breckinridge County has been postponed until Saturday at 7 p.m. (Central time), Athletic Director Greg Howard has announced.

Sep 1, 2017

RHS football game moved to Saturday afternoon

The Russellville Panthers' football game at Butler County has been moved from tonight to Saturday afternoon at noon, WRUS has announced. Plans have been for the station to carry the Logan County at Breckinridge County game live Friday night and the Panthers' game on delay Saturday.

Sep 1, 2017

All 225th birthday activities canceled

All activities planned for the 225th birthday party for Logan County have been canceled, WRUS is now reporting The First Families gathering from 3-5 p.m. and the formal program beginning at 5:30 were still to be held until a decision was made to cancel everything as rainfall neared eight inches. For more information about the celebration see a story on The LoJo under August News Articles.

Sep 1, 2017

Schools, library closed, county birthday activities curtailed

 Logan County and Russellville schools are closed today along with Head Start and the Logan County Public Library as flash floods dominate the area. WRUS reported at 7:15 a.m. that over 7.5 inches of rain had fallen since the early evening Thursday with more in the forecast. Additionally many activities planned for the 225th birthday party for Russellville have been canceled. The First Families gathering from 3-5 p.m. and the formal program beginning at 5:30 will still be held, WRUS says.

Aug 31, 2017

Logan football games cancelled tonight

Tonight's Logan County football games--the middle school at home and the freshmen at Hart County--have been cancelled because of the forecast of heavy rains and potential flash floods, Athletic Director Greg Howard has announced.

Aug 30, 2017

Auburn Senior Center dance set

Ron Cooke and the Folks band will play at the Auburn Senior Center Dance Saturday, Sept. 9, from 6-9 p.m.

Aug 25, 2017

Cougars win with ease for third straight victory

Leading all the way, the Logan County Cougars doubled up on visiting Muhlenberg County 36-18 Friday to run their record to 2-0 this season and win their third straight game. Details are not yet available, but the game has been recorded and will be broadcast on WRUS on air, internet and app, beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Aug 25, 2017

Defense, Barber lead Panthers past Fort Campbell

Ed Barber rushed for 160 yards and scored 3 touchdowns while the defense held visiting Ft. Campbell scoreless until the final three seconds of the game, as Coach John Myers' Russellville Panthers beat the Falcons 20-6 Friday. Sophomore Xavier Evans intercepted 3 passes, including one in the end zone to stifle a great scoring chance for the visitors; one of his picks was called back. Damon Hales ran a reception 45 yards to the 1-yard line to set up one score. He finished with 85 yards on 14 carries. Jacob Naylor completed 5 of 10 passes for 102 yards. Anthony Woodard and Devin Quarles caught two each. Hunter McDowell kicked two conversions. The Panthers finished with 278 yards on the ground and 102 in the air for a 380 total. Denan Buchanan scored the Falcons' TD on a 14-yard run on the way to 84 yards on 20 carries but was injured on the play.

Aug 25, 2017

Med Center Health acquires Orthopedics Plus

Orthopedics Plus, which has been providing physical therapy in Russellville most of this centry, is now part of Med Center Health, the parent company of the Medical Center in Bowling Green. Jase Pinerola, who founded the company, will become vice president of physical rehabilitation services for the ever-growing health care corporation. In addition to Russellville, Orthopedics Plus also has locations in Elkton, Morgantown, Bowling Green, Scottsville, Brownsville and Hart County. The Russellville branch has been located since 2011 in Cambridge Place near the offices of Dr. Thad Wells and Trevor Coe and is not far from Sol Azteca.

Aug 24, 2017

Calvin Head named head coach for BGH Lady Purples

Three months after he completed his third year as Russellville High School athletic director and girls basketball coach and his second year as Lady Panther softball coach, Calvin Head is now head coach of Bowling Green Lady Purples basketball. New BGH Athletic Director Mark Spader made the announcement Thursday. Head replaces highly successful Lady Purple coach Lavonda Johnson, who was fired early this summer after 10 of the best seasons in BGH girls basketball history. Head had previously resigned his RHS positions and was a teacher and assistant athletic director at BGH. One of Johnson's assistants last year was former Lady Panther star Chloe Elam. Head is a graduate of Todd Central High School where he was head boys basketball coach and head softball coach before coming to RHS.

Aug 23, 2017

Cougar football game Friday to support student with cancer

From Logan County High School Athletic Director Greg Howard: Logan County Cougar football will play host to Muhlenberg County this Friday. This will be the Cougars' home opener. The Cougars will be having a "White Out" night.  This game will be in honor of Trevor Hesson, a classmate who is currently undergoing treatments for cancer. "White Out" tee shirts will be sold this week for $10. The proceeds from tee shirts and other donations will be given to him and his family to help with medical expenses.  Please help the Cougars "white out" the stands on Friday night. Tee shirts will be available for sale at Logan County High School. Please see Dedra Adler, Coach Greg Howard or Jay Campbell for details. To make donations or other inquiries please text Windy Thurston at 270-893-6018.#teamtrevor #cougarpride

Aug 22, 2017

Rosemary and Chris annual concert set Thursday

The annual summer concert featuring entertainers Chris Kramer and Rosemary Cundiff-Brown will be held this Thursday evening at the Logan County Extension Office with the doors opening at 6 p.m. and the musical program beginning at 7 p.m. Kramer is a minister at Northside Church of Christ in Russellville. Cundiff-Brown, an accomplished photographer, speech coach and professional singer/ actress in the Louisville area, is a graduate of Logan County High School. Tickets are $12 per person. In addition to admission, a ticker entitles the holder to a dessert bar and beverages, along with a silent auction. For tickets call 270-726-3801, 270-726-3787 or 270-725-5741. The event is sponsored by the Logan County Republican Executive Committee. Proceeds will benefit the Scholarhip Fund.

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