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Feb 24, 2017

Lovan scores 49 to lead F-S to championship

Tavin Lovan ended his home career by scoring 49 points as his Franklin-Simpson Wildcats beat Russellville 84-61 in the 13th District Tournament championship game. Russellville led most of the first quarter, but Lovan put F-S ahead 20-19 at the first stop. Shon Kees hit two free throws and Jaylyn McMurry scored four more quick points to pull  Coach Phil Todd’s team to within in two points, but Franklin outscored the Panthers 13-2 the rest of the half. After Lovan hit a pair of 3-pointers to start the second half, the game was for all purposes over. Pedro Bradshaw scored 17, Kees 13 and McMurry 12 for the Panthers. Trey Radcliffe added 13 in support of Lovan, who passed Pam Gooch as the leading scorer in FSHS basketball history with 2,610 points.

Feb 24, 2017

Lady Panthers to play Metcalfe at region Sunday

In this year’s girls regional basketball tournament at Diddle Arena, the 13th and 16th district finalists drew their counterparts Friday morning. The Russellville Lady Panthers (11-19) will play 16th District champion Metcalfe County (17-15) at 5 p.m. Sunday. Coach David Clark’s Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats (15-15), which won the 13th District title Thursday night 39-16 over RHS, will meet 16th District runner-up Russell County (23-8) Monday night. If the Lady Panthers win Sunday, they will play the Monroe County (29-2)-Bowling Green (21-8) survivor in Friday’s 6 p.m. semifinals. In between, boys regional games and Lady Topper games will be played.

Feb 22, 2017

Isaiah Mason seals district win for Greenwood over Central

Eighth grader Isaiah Mason hit two free throws in the last few seconds and got a key offensive rebound to seal a 56-53 double overtime Greenwood win over Warren Central in the 14th District Tournament at Central Wednesday. Mason is the son of Montez Mason, a standout on Coach Dick Webb's 1993 Logan County regional finalist team. The younger Mason starred for Drakes Creek this season, but when that season was over, he was called up to play for the varsity Gators after Coach Bob Pels dismissed two of his most talented players for disciplinary reasons. Mason responded by scoring 16 points against Monroe County, and then as a starter got seven key points in this district win. Speculation is that this could be the final game for Coach William Unseld at Central, who followed the legendary Tim Riley as the Dragon coach a few years ago.

Feb 22, 2017

Girls regional tickets to go on sale at RHS Friday

Russellville Athletic Director/Girls Basketball Coach Calvin Head has announced that tickets for the girls regional tournament will go on sale at the high school Friday afternoon. The draw for regional berths will be held Friday morning after the Lady Panthers play Franklin-Simpson in the 13th District finals at F-S Thursday at 7 p.m. RHS will play either Sunday afternoon or Monday night. Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the door.  If RHS doesn't play until Monday, tickets will also be for sale at the school Monday. Head is asking Lady Panther fans to wear black to the game Thursday night. Tuesday's win over Logan County came five years to the day since the last time an RHS girls team won a postseason game. That came in 2012 when Coach Dedra Adler's Lady Panthers beat Logan in the district.

Feb 22, 2017

After Todd Central’s Clayte Weathers hit a 3-pointer to give the Rebels a 20-18 lead over Russellville midway through the second quarter Tuesday, Jacob Naylor hit three 3-pointers and Elijah Kemp another to give RHS a 32-20 lead at the half in their 13th District Tournament opener at Franklin. The second half was all Panthers on the way to an 82-59 win. Shon Kees scored 12 points and Jaylin McMurry 9 in the third quarter; both finished with 14 points, as did Naylor. Pedro Bradshaw scored 22 in the game. Travez Henry led Todd with 13 points while Trey Dickerson added 11 and Weathers 9 for the Rebels. Coach Phil Todd’s Panthers will face Franklin-Simpson in Friday’s finals at 7 p.m.

Feb 21, 2017

RHS Hall of Fame Coach Matt Tipton dies

On the same evening that the Russellville Lady Panthers were upsetting Logan County in the 2017 13th District Tournament, the first coach of girls basketball at RHS, Matt Tipton, died. The Hall of Fame coach became seriously and unexpectedly ill just a few weeks ago. In addition to basketball, he coached football for the Panthers and was highly successful as coach of Lady Panther track for over four decades. He is survived by his wife, retired Stevenson Elementary teacher Connie Tipton, and their daughters, Medina and Bethany. Funeral arrangements are not yet available.

Feb 21, 2017

RHS ends Lady Cougars' district championship streak

The Russellville Lady Panthers took the lead at 23-20 on a 3-pointer by Addie Hendley in the second quarter and never relinquished it on the way to a 55-47 win over three-time defending district champ Logan County Tuesday in the opening round of the 13th District Tournament Tuesday. Coach Calvin Head's team led 40-30 going into the fourth quarter, but Lady Panther star Loreal Cheaney picked up her fourth foul with 6:30 remaining in the game. Logan Williamson led a comeback by Logan County, and the lead was down to 43-40 before Cheaney came back in with 4:50. RHS played much better with her back and held on for the win. Cheaney finished with 20 points while Gabbi Poirer added 17. Jessica Hines led the Lady Cougars with 11 and Abi Lindsey and Kennedy Nichols added 9 each. RHS plays host Franklin-Simpson for the championship Thursday at 7 p.m in the finals.

Feb 20, 2017

Lovan scores 35, leads F-S past Cougars

Mr. Kentucky finalist Tavin Lovan scored 35 points to lead the Franklin-Simpson Wildcats past Logan County 72-55 in the opening game of the 13th District Tournament Monday at Franklin. He had 20 points at the half, helping Coach Dee Spencer's team to a 38-22 lead. He also held Logan's Austin Rayno, who had scored 31 points in a win a week earlier, to five points. Kelby Epley scored 17 to lead Coach Lonnie Mason's Cougars while Third Bell had 14. Both are sophomores. Ethan Smock added 8 points. The Cougars finished with a 7-20 record.

Feb 13, 2017

The Russellville-Logan County NAACP's Black History program will be Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, Auburn. The speaker will be Dr. Nancy J. Dawson, professor and director of
African American Studies at Austin Peay State University and Southern Illinois University and a consultant
for the Center for Community Engagement at Albany State University. She is also an Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture, Commonwealth of Kentucky. She is sponsor of the Community Garden
Projectin  Russellville. President William Woodard says, "The community is welcomed to participate and
enjoy Dr. Dawson's presentation."

Feb 11, 2017

Cougars lose flip, to face Franklin first

A loss at Todd Central earlier this season ultimately cost the Logan County Cougars another shot at the Russellville Panthers in the district tournament. Coach Lonnie Mason's team played the Panthers close in both Clashes of the Cats this year, including an overtime loss a couple of weeks ago, but Logan lost a tiebreaking session Saturday with no balls bouncing. As a result, the Cougars will play top-seeded and homestanding Franklin-Simpson Monday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. Todd, which rode the hot shooting of Clayte Weathers to a win over LCHS in January, will play Russellville at 8 p.m. the following evening. It had already been determine that a third Clash of the Lady Cats will be played in the tournament, that one scheduled on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The girls championship game will be on Thursday at 7 p.m. and the boys final on Friday at 7.

Feb 11, 2017

Pastfinders to discuss First Families of Logan County

The Southern Kentucky Pastfinders will meet Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Logan County Library. The program will be given by genealogist Cheryl Goley, who will be providing a first hand look at the First Families of Logan County project that is sponsored by the Logan County Archives and the Logan County Genealogy Society. Anyone who would like to know if their ancestors may have been among the first to settle in Logan County is welcome to attend and find out.

Feb 10, 2017

Lewisburg School offering Pro Wrestling event

Lewisburg School is sponsoring Spring Brawl 2017, a live pro wrestling event, on Saturday, March 4, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Some big names in the professional wrestling will be on hand. This will be a fundraiser for the school.

Feb 10, 2017

RMS to send 5 to All Star game

Russellville Middle School boys and girls basketball teams will be represented in the 2017 Playmaker Basketball Academy All Star Game on March 4. Those selected to participate are Chloe Whitescarver, Macaria Hines, Jaquis Todd, Chaun Cheaney, and Anthony 'Rooster' Woodard.

Feb 9, 2017

Logan softball tryouts next week

From Coach Brandy Trimble: LCHS softball tryouts will be next Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 15-17 at the field, weather permitting, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. If it rains then we will tryout at Gary Gettings' building

Feb 9, 2017

Logan Middle football workouts to begin

From Adairville Principal Kristina Rice: Logan County Middle School football workouts will begin Tuesday Feb. 14 at the high school. They will be every Tuesday and Thursday until approximately 5:15. Students need to ride the bus to the high school. All students will need an up-to-date sports physical to participate. If you have any questions, email Craig Bristow at craig.bristow@uky.edu.

Feb 7, 2017

Middle school musical tryouts scheduled next week

From Melanie Manley: Auditions for the 7th Annual Logan County Middle School Musical for grades 5-8 will be Feb. 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. or Feb. 14 from 3:30-5:30. Auditions for 2-4th grade ensemble roles will be Feb. 16 3:30-5:30. See the Family Resource Center at your school for sign-up and audition information. Auditions will be held at New Vision Community Church,111 McDougal Way, Russellville.

Feb 6, 2017

Panthers beat Warren Central by 9

Senior Micah Naylor hit all six of his fourth quarter free throws and totaled 19 points, as he and Pedro Bradshaw led the Russellville Panthers to a nine-point win against visiting Warren Central Monday. Bradshaw finished with 27 points. Naylor and Paul Jones each hit three 3-pointers and Bradshaw one. Skyelar Potter led Central wtih 22 points, primarily by hitting 13 of 14 free throws. Josh Moss added 13 points for the Dragons.

Feb 5, 2017

Michael Morrow to present photographic history of The Bottoms

Local African American historian Michael Morrow will present a photographic look of "The Bottoms" in Russellville from 1830-1950 in a special Black History Month event at Logan County Public Library Tuesday, beginning at 6 p.m.

Feb 4, 2017

The Russellville High Cheer Clinic will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. until noon. It’s for ages 4 and up; the fee is $20 per child and will include a teeshirt and lunch. Panther cheerleaders will teach stunting, flipping, cheers and the fight song. Preregistration forms can be turned in to a cheerleader, Erica Bedel at Stevenson or at the high school front office. Checks should be made to RHS Cheer. Forms should be turned in with payment by this Monday to guarantee a teeshirt.

Feb 3, 2017

F-S beat Lady Panthers to finish 6-0 in district

After a dismal first half, the Russellville Lady Panthers got their game going in the second half but still fell 41-33 at Franklin-Simpson Friday. Coach David Clark's Lady Cats led 17-7 at the half. A lot of passing around the perimeter had produced just two free throws (both missed) and three fouls between the two teams. The action picked up considerably in the third quarter with Lexie Day picking up some needed points. Franklin led 30-23 going into the fourth quarter. Loreal Cheaney's 3-pointer cut the lead to 30-27, and Coach Calvin Head's Lady Panthers pulled to within one. They had a chance to take the lead on Day's steal, but she missed her drive and Tatyana Peterson fouled on the rebound. Osheonna Baker reponded with her 18th and 19th points for Franklin. RHS pulled to within two on a goal by Day and a free throw by Deshale LeBlanc, but Baker put together a 3-point play for breathing room. Franklin hit all eight of its free throws, including four straight by Tristany Lunsford in the final 20 seconds. Russellville fell to 6-16 overall and 1-5 in the district. Cheaney scored 10 points for RHS, Hendley and Peterson added 7 each and Day 6.

Feb 2, 2017

Friday a big night in local sports

Friday is a big night in local sports. The Russellville Panthers and Lady Panthers will travel to Franklin-Simpson Friday to face the Lady Cats and Cats, both of whom lead 13th District standings. Coach Phil Todd's Panthers can force a tiebreaker for the top seed with a win. Coach Calvin Head's Lady Panthers can take a big step toward becoming the number three seed in the district tournament with the win. Meanwhile Logan County's teams will host two different schools on Senior Night. Coach Finley Baird's Lady Cougars will entertain Fort Campbell, and Coach Lonnie Mason's Cougars will take on powerful Hopkinsville. In between, Senior Night will be held. In the nearby Commons Area, the first Baseball Boosters Banquet will begin at 6 p.m. Speakers will include Mark Thompson, Coach David Billingsley, Coach Ethan Meguiar & Jon Barrow. A story about the baseball event can be read in January Sports Articles on The LoJo.

Jan 30, 2017

Panthers hold off Cougars at the line in OT

Great long-range shooting couldn't make up for poor free throw shooting Monday for the Logan County Cougars. Coach Lonnie Mason's team hit 13 three-pointers but got only 9 of 17 free throws to fall. With Pedro Bradshaw canning 11 of 12 free throws, including 9 of 10 in overtime, the Russellville Panthers connected on 24 of 32 as a team and won 82-78 in a closely contested game that went down to the wire. Coach Phil Todd's team led by 13 at 46-33 in the third quarter, but the Cougars used a man-to-man defense to come back and take the lead. Bradshaw and Logan's Ethan Smock missed shots in the last couple of seconds of overtime. Elijah Kemp hit a goal to give the Panthers the lead at 75-73, and then the Panthers hit free throws to seal the victory. Bradshaw scored 26 points, Micah Naylor 14, Jaylin McMurry 11, Jacob Naylor 10 and Shon Kees 9 for RHS. Kelby Epley hit 8 three-pointers on the way to 23 points for the winners. Third Bell (22 points) and Austin Rayno (16) each hit 3 three-pointers for Logan.

Jan 30, 2017

Clash of the Cats enters overtime

The boys Clash of the Cats has gone into overtime at Logan County High School. Russellville led by 11 in the second half, but Coach Lonnie Mason's Cougars used a man-to-man defense to take the game into the extra period. Russellville's Micah Naylor of Russellville  and Kelby Epley of Logan hit 3-pointers to start the OT. Russellville leads 75-73 with a minute and a half left in the extra period.

Jan 30, 2017

Lady Cougars shut down Lady Panthers

Holding visiting Russellville to just 29 points, Coach Finley Baird's Logan County Lady Cougars ran their district record to 4-2 Monday in the Clash of the Lady Cats. Young post players Kennedy Nichols and Jamica Key scored 8 and 7 points, respectively, for the Lady Cougars. Logan Williamson led the Lady Cougars with 12 points, 10 of them in the first half. Ann-Meguiar Bouldin added 8 points for the winners. Loreal Cheaney led RHS with 13 points in the 41-29 loss. Tatyana Peterson added 9. Logan County improved to 8-16 overall with half of its wins in district play. Coach Calvin Head's Lady Panthers fell to 6-15, 1-3. If RHS can beat Todd Central again on Feb. 10, a third Clash will be set up in the district tournament.

Jan 29, 2017

RHS football banquet Tuesday

From Russellville High Assistant Principal Jennifer Myers: The RHS Football Banquet celebrating the 2016 regional champions will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. in the RHS cafeteria. Roy's BBQ will be catering the event. Plates are $10 each, $5 for kids, and the team's meal will be provided free of charge. Any parents that would like to help decorate can contact Coach John Myers.

Jan 28, 2017

Cold-shooting Panthers fall in OT in semifinals

The rim was locked and sealed for Russellville in the second half and overtime Saturday as the Panthers’ All A Classic run ended sadly, in a 61-51 loss to Newport Central Catholic. The Panthers led 24-10 early in the state semifinal game. The lead was down to five at the half. With Jacob Naylor scoring RHS’ first 10 points of the third quarter, RHS led 39-32 going into the fourth quarter. Pedro Bradshaw scored on the Panthers’ first possession of the fourth quarter to make the lead nine, but Russellville didn’t hit another field goal until Bradshaw got one to fall with seven seconds remaining in OT. That totals 11 minutes and 43 seconds with nothing more than 8 free throws to show for their effort. Meanwhile Catholic was scoring 29 points. Russellville shot 22.6 percent for the game (17 of 75) for the game. Watch The LoJo for more details of the tournament.

Jan 27, 2017

Panthers lead Mayfield by 13 at half

Senior Pedro Bradshaw compiled almost a double-double to lead the Russellville Panthers in building a 38-25 halftime lead over Mayfield in a quarterfinal game of the All A Classic at the Frankfort Convention Center Friday afternoon. Bradshaw had 13 points, including 10 in the first quarter, plus 8 rebounds at the intermission. Jacob Naylor had 11 with Micah Naylor and Paul Jones getting 5 each. Jaylyn McMurry joined Bradshaw with 8 rebounds as the Panthers built a 24-15 board bulge. RHS scored 17 points on 12 turnovers by the Cardinals.

Jan 26, 2017

Induction ceremony into Cougar Hall of Fame to be on internet

Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard has announced that the induction ceremony of the 1984 state basketball team into the Cougar Athletic Hall of Fame can be seen on the internet if people are unable to attend. He says, "I received word that McLean County people will be broadcasting the game and ceremony via YouTube video. Those not able to attend in person can go to “McLean County Sports Network” on YouTube just prior to game time and watch."

Jan 26, 2017

Russellville schools to dismiss early for state A tournament

Russellville Superintendent Leon Smith announced earlier plans for school Friday in case the Panthers won their first game at the state All A Classic, which they did. (See the News Brief that follows this for game details.) The plan follows: "We will go to school a half day. Stevenson Elementary will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. and Russellville Junior/Senior High School will dismiss at 12 noon. Our cafeteria staff will provide a sack lunch for all students. This will provide four hours of travel time for families who want to attend the quarterfinal game at 4 p.m. CST. By going this route, we will not have to make up any missed days for the state tournament."

Jan 26, 2017

Panthers win state Class A opener

Jaylyn McMurry scored all 14 of his points in the second half, accounting for slightly over the margin as the Russellville Panthers beat East Ridge 63-52 in the opening round of the All A Classic state tournament in Frankfort early Thursday morning. Pedro Bradhaw led the Panthers with 19 points and Jacob Naylor scored 13. Coach Phil Todd's team hit 22 of 46 shots for 48 percent while holding the Warriors to 40 percent accuracy. The Panthers also had a 32-28 rebounding margin. Russellville will play long-time football foe Mayfield n the quarterfinals Friday at 4 p.m. Mayfield won over Kentucky Country Day 85-73 in a game even earlier than the Panthers' game.

Jan 24, 2017

Cougars fall on last-second shot in overtime

A Barren County player went one against three and grabbed a rebound in the finals seconds of overtime against visiting Logan County Tuesday. He stuck the ball back in the basket as time expired to give Coach Warren Cunninghman's Trojans a 52-50 win. The game was tied at 48-48 after regulation with only six total points scoring in the extra four minutes. Barren County's record improved to 10-12. The record for Coach Lonnie Mason's Cougars fell to 4-16.

Jan 24, 2017

Gospel music night set at Mt. Pleasant Sunday

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Lewisburg will have a special Gospel Sing for its Fifth Sunday Sing service starting at 6 p.m. on Jan. 29. Featured for the evening will be the Mt. Pleasant Sanctuary Choir; the “School House Seven” Gospel Ensemble with soloists Alan Walker, Steve Boarman, Jayme Forrest, Julie Johnson, Pete Lehman, Sheila Burns, Tiny Dooley, Arlene Chapman, Jennifer Gibbs, Bro. Tim Nugent and family, as well as opportunities for others to share a couple of their favorites with the community.  At 5 a youth fund-raiser will be held to raise money for summer camp featuring soups and sandwiches. Larry Vaught is the music director.

Jan 22, 2017

Death claims LCHS co-creator Jim Moore

Jim Moore, one of three members of the Logan County Board of Education who cast the votes to consolidate five schools into Logan County High School in the late 1970s, died Sunday at his Auburn home. Mr. Moore, 79, served on the school board for 12 years and also as an Auburn councilman. After retirement as vice president of Caldwell Lace Leather, he devoted his energies to helping others, primarily through the Kentucky Changers and Baptist Builders. His survivors include his wife, Luanne Hannah Moore, his son, Ted Moore, and his daughter, Terie Britt. Funeral services will be held Friday at New Friendship Baptist Church.

Jan 21, 2017

Clash of the Cats moved for Class A

Logan County High School has done its crosstown rival a big favor. LCHS is sacrificing some of what is usually the biggest gate of the year to move the Clash of the Cats from this Friday until Monday, Jan. 30. It's often difficult for many people to get to weeknight games, especially those who live out of the county. Athletic Director Greg Howard agreed to move the date because Coach Phil Todd's Russellville Panthers will play in the state Class A Classic this week, and if they advance they would not be able to meet their scheduled encounter with the Cougars. The Lady Cougars and Panthers were winners of the first Clashes this season at RHS.

Jan 21, 2017

Ben Kemplin to tell Pastfinders about his home's history tonight

The Southern Ky. Pastfinders will begin their new year tonight at 7 p.m. at the Logan County Public Library. The speaker will be Ben Kemplin, who owns the historic McCutchen-Coke home near Auburn along with his wife, Katina Kemplin. Ben will discuss the history of the home and its restoration as well as some history on the plantation. This informative presentation is open to the public and new members are welcome. Sherry Guion says, "Come find out what we're all about. Don't let history be a mystery, come learn with us."

Jan 20, 2017

Panthers beat Todd 79-62 to win Class A regional

Todd Central started strong but Russellville finished much stronger Friday as Coach Phil Todd’s Panthers won the Fourth Region Class A championship at Elkton, earning a berth in the state Class A Classic. The Rebels led 25-19 after a quarter with Travay Henry hitting a trio of 3-pointers and Nolan Barrow adding two more from long range. It was all RHS after that. The Panthers had taken the lead 41-32 at halftime and never looked back. Pedro Bradshaw scored 23 points for Russellville, Jaylyn McMurry 16 and Jacob Naylor 13. Naylor scored 11 of his points in the fourth quarter, sinking three 3s. Shon Kees added 9 points and Micah Naylor 7. Barrow scored 16, Kyle Harris 11, Henry 9 and John Calvary 7 for Todd.

Jan 20, 2017

The Friends of the Library are having their annual January book sale Wednesday, Jan. 25,. through Saturday Jan. 28, in the program room at the Logan County Public Library during library hours. Wednesday is a preview sale for Friends members only from 2-7 p.mElaine Ezell says, "If you are not a member of the Friends or have not renewed for 2017, you may do so at the door. Membership is $10 a calendar year." Thursday hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m.Friday hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday the sale is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Book prices are $1 for hardbacks, 50 cents for paperbacks, and $1.00 for CD's & DVD's. Friday is half-price day; and Saturday all remaining books are $1 a bag. Bags will be provided.  

Jan 20, 2017

Ryan Craig new KPA president

Former Logan Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ryan Craig has taken over as president of the Kentucky Press Association this week. Craig, who owns the Todd County Standard along with his wife, Jenni Osborne Craig, lives in Russellville. His late uncle, Larry Craig, also served as KPA president.

Jan 20, 2017

Franklin boys beat visiting Cougars 63-50

Franklin dominated the first and third quarters on the way to a 63-50 district victory over visiting Logan County Friday. Tavin Lovan scored 21 points, Dakota Thomas 11 and Ollie Eutsy 9 for Coach Dee Spencer's Wildcats (15-4). Austin Rayno scored 14, Ethan Smock 13 and John Mark Page and Kelby Epley 6 each for Coach Lonnie Mason's Cougars (4-15). After trailing by 12 points, the Cougars had cut the lead to 30-24 at halftime. Logan carved the margin to four to start the third quarter, but the Wildcats scored 13 of the next 15 points to go up 43-28 before Rayno hit a 3-pointer. Lovan's goal built the lead to 20 at 61-41, but Spencer used all 17 of his players. Smock scored the last five points of the game to make the final margin 13.

Jan 18, 2017

Adairville & Auburn approve legalized liquor sales

From WRUS News: Both Adairville and Auburn voted to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages within their city limits today, in special elections. In Adairville, there were 108 "yes" votes, to 34 "no" votes. In Auburn, there were 168 "yes" votes and 83 "no" votes. City councils in both cities will have to draw up and enact ordinances governing the sales before they begin.

Jan 17, 2017

Lady Cougars dominate second half, beat Butler County

After trailing by 12 points in the first half, the Logan County Lady Cougars overwhelmed visiting Butler County in the second half Tuesday. Coach Brian Bivens' Lady Bears led 16-8 and 27-21 at the first two stops. Logan scored 11 of the game's first 12 points in the third quarter with seniors Jessica Hines and Logan Williamson leading the way. The home team got big plays from Abi Lindsey, Sarah Beth Hales, Kennedy Nichols, Ann-Meguiar Bouldin and Brittany Garrett late in the game. Hines finished with 19 points and Williamson scored Logan's last five points on the way to 13. Lindsey had trouble getting layups to fall, but she got those shots because of her defense and steals. Maddy Murphy scored 21 points for the Lady Bears but the next highest total was 7 by Aubry Hall. Kasidy Graham kept her team in contention with a 3-pointer late in the third quarter. After a slow start on the season, Coach Finley Baird's Lady Cougars have won four of six games in 2017.

Jan 15, 2017

RHS teams to host Clinton County Monday in All A Classic

The Russellville Lady Panthers and Panthers will play host to Clinton County Monday in the first-round of the All A Classic regional tournament. Athletic Director Calvin Head says the girls game will tip off at 5 p.m. with the boys to follow. Tickets are $5 and RHS season passes will not be accepted for these games.

Jan 14, 2017

Unbelievably slow start dooms Panthers

The Russellville boys got off to an horrendous start Friday as Jaylyn McMurry drew his second foul in the first two minutes, and visiting Franklin-Simpson won big. The final score was 79-57, but F-S led 18-3 and 41-13 at the first two starts. The Panthers cut the margin to 11 with 2:05, but Coach Dee Spencer’s Wildcats dominated those last two minutes. Tavin Lovan hit all 10 of his free throws on the way to 32 points for Franklin. Fellow McDonald’s All America nominee Pedro Bradshaw of RHS scored 26. Center Dakota Thomas hit three 3s on the way to 11 points for F-S with Trey Radcliffe scoring 13. McMurry scored 11 for the Panthers. Usually high-scoring sophomore guard Jacob Naylor hit Russellville’s first goal but didn’t score again. 

Jan 13, 2017

Lady Cougars lone winner among Land of Logan teams

Coach Finley Baird’s Logan County Lady Cougars were the only winning team from the Land of Logan Friday in a pair of district doubleheaders. Senior Jessica Hines scored 13 points while classmate Logan Williamson had 7 points and a pile of assists in the Logan girls’ 73-56 win at Todd Central. Carlie Alvis also scored 7. Twelve Lady Cougars scored. Alexis O’Daniel of Todd was the game’s leading scorer with 20. Also scoring for Logan were Peyton Vanzant, Ann-Meguiar Bouldin, Jamica Key, Abi Lindsey, Brittany Garrett, Kennedy Nichols, Blayke Bingham, Jessica Woodward, and Sarah Beth Hales. 


Jan 12, 2017

Cougars to play before Lady Cougars at Todd Friday

Todd Central High School has decided that the usual order of basketball games will be reversed Friday with the Rebels' district game with visiting Logan County to be played first at 6 p.m. The girls game will be played second. Both games along with Russellville's home games against Franklin-Simpson will be aired in parts on 610 WRUS and its website.

Jan 12, 2017

McDonald's All-American nominees to duel at RHS Friday

Two of the top-rated players in both the Fourth Region and Kentucky will go against each other Friday night at Russellville's Jim Young Gymnasium. Franklin-Simpson's Tavin Lovan and Russellville's Pedro Bradshaw added to their credentials this week by being named McDonald's All American nominees. The list of 720 nominees will be reduced to 24 All Americans during an announcement to be televised on ESPNU this Sunday at 9:30 p.m. Russellville will entertain both Franklin teams Friday, with the girls game to begin at 6 p.m. The annual RHS Football chili supper will be held from 5:15-6:45 in the RHS cafeteria. Chili, hot dogs, chips, crackers, drinks and desserts will be available. Donations will be accepted. Modern Woodman Agent Donald Bibb is the sponsor, as always.

Jan 12, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jubilee and Celebration sponsored the Russellville-Logan County NAACP will be held this Saturday, Jan. 14, at 9 a.m. in the K of P Hall, Fifth and Morgan streets, in Russellville. According to NAACPPresident William Woodard, the program speaker will be Pastor Brian S. Hogg of Alpha Baptist Church of Franklin. Breakfast will be served for a donation of $7 at the door. The public is welcome.

Jan 11, 2017

Smith credits mayor for Clash being played on time

Russellville Superintendent Leon Smith wrote this to Russellville Mayor Mark Stratton: "On behalf of our district: While you were at home sick, you contacted me to see if there was anything your staff could do to help clear our high school parking lot for the Clash of the Cats. Coach John Myers said the salt we had was working but not very fast. Your street department came in and spread calcium chloride that worked great and provided the melt needed to play our game on Friday night.  We were the only basketball game in the 4th Region who were able to play our games on Friday."

Jan 10, 2017

Ricky Heflin newest Auburn Councilman

Ricky Heflin is Auburn's newest councilman. The long-time John Deere parts manager in Russellville was chosen by the four council members who were elected in November--Steve Montgomery, Bobby Price, Claude Tisdale and Rex Evans--at the January council meeting Monday. A special meeting will be called soon to name the sixth council member. Only four people sought the office last year. Ricky and Darlene Heflin moved to Auburn a few years ago.

Jan 8, 2017

Jordan Blick college signing moved to Thursday

The signing ceremony for Russellville's Jordan Blick to play baseball for Campbellsville University was postponed Friday because of weather. Athletic Director Calvin Head has announced that it has been rescheduled for this Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the school library.

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In what is expected to be the final tournament draw of his legendary high school coaching career, Phil Todd got the pairings he needed Saturday. It wasn’t as much who his Russellville Panthers d...

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This week the Logan County FFA chapter celebrates National FFA Week. National FFA Week is a chance for chapters all over the nation to honor the influence and importance of agriculture in our home and...

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Logan County High School is pleased to announce that senior Matthew Edgar has been selected as a National Merit Finalist.  In September Matthew was notified that he had been selected as a semif...

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