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May 22, 2017

Lady Cougars to meet F-S in district softball finals again

The Logan County Lady Cougars will try to defend their 2016 13th District championship Tuesday night when they play Franklin-Simpson in the 2017 finals Tuesday at Russellville. Coach Brandy Trimble's team eliminated Todd Central 15-5 in six innings Monday. Watch The LoJo for details. Franklin broke open a close game late to beat the Lady Panthers 5-0 in the nightcap. Lady Kat pitcher Madison Davis threw a 2-hitter against RHS, striking out 11 and walking none. Ally Pendleton and Jessie Bellar led the F-S offense. The two hits Davis allowed were to Tonisha Hampton & Cierra Collins to lead off the RHS sixth, but Davis struck out Lilly Newman and Tara Gilbert while geting Brooklyn Ray to ground out to smother Russellville's only scoring threat. Seniors Macy Meacham, Tiffany Gray, Madison Keezel, Gilbert &Collins saw their high school careers come to an end.

May 22, 2017

Franklin ends RHS baseball season

The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats ended the baseball season of the Russellville Panthers by an 8-4 count in the 13th District Tournament at Kelly Russell Field Monday. No results or statistics for the Panthers are ever reported. Seniors who have played without any recognition the past three years include Brennan Hughes, T.K. Hampton and Evan Humphrey along with Campbellsville University signee Jordan Blick. As is the case most years, Franklin will face the Logan County Cougars in Tuesday's championship game at RHS.

May 21, 2017

RMS softball tryouts scheduled Friday

From Coach Ryan Davenport: Russellville Middle School softball tryouts will be held Thursday, May 25 at 4 p.m.. Tryouts will be at the Russellville High School softball field.

May 20, 2017

Kennedy Nichols first team all-region, Croslin and Gilbert honored

Three players from the Land of Logan have been honored for their softball excellence this season. Logan County catcher Kennedy Nichols, a freshman who started for Coach Brandy Trimble's Lady Cougars last year as an Adairville eighth grader, was named first-team All-Region. Her classmate, shortstop Brea Croslin, was named honorable mention All-Region, as was Russellville pitcher Tara Gilbert. Croslin and Gilbert were Russellville starters when Croslin was a fifth grader before Crosln transferred to the Logan County School System as a sixth grader before the 2014 season. Also honored from the 13th District were Franklin-Simpson senior outfielder Jessie Beller on the first team and F-S eighth grader Mackenlie Webb as honorable mention. Logan County plays Todd Central and Russellville meets Franklin in the district tournament at RHS Monday.

May 20, 2017

Jaylyn McMurry wins state track title

Russellville senior Jaylyn McMurry capped one of the best overall sports years in Russellville history Saturday by winning the Class A 400-Meter championship at the University of Kentucky with a time of 49.66 seconds. Also this year McMurry quarterbacked the Panthers to the Final Four in football and was the second best player (behind concensus all-stater Pedro Bradshaw) on the basketball team which reached the All A state Final Four and the overall regional finals against the team which won the state championship. He was named to the All-Region basketball team. The Panther boys track coach is Mikie Benton.

May 19, 2017

Lewisburg Alumni Banquet next week

The annual Lewisburg Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, May 27 and the school. Social Hour begins at 4:30 with the dinner to follow at 6. Graduates of 1967 will be honored. Meals are $12 per person, and alumni dues are $8 per graduate. Reservations are required! RSVP by Tuesday, May 23 by contacting Sheila Groves at 270-755-2535 or 270-991-9786

May 18, 2017

Pastfinders to learn about Russellville political superstar

The Southern Kentucky Pastfinders will meet Saturday May 20 at  7 p.m. at the Logan County PublicLibrary. The featured speaker this month is Dr. Damon Eubank, history professor from Campbellsville University. He will be speaking about his book In the Shadow of the Patriarch: The John J. Crittenden Family in War and Peace. Sen. Crittenden and his family were one of Russellville's most distinguished families in politics and war. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about this very important family from our past. The public is invited, the admission is free.

May 18, 2017

Ribbon cutting set Friday for Southern Ego catering and food truck

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for Southern Ego Catering and its new food truck Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Fourth Street Theater in Russellville. Jessica Atkinson has operated the catering business for several years and has added a food truck to make meals accessible to more customers. She will have a variety of foods available for sale from 11-2 surrounding the special event Friday.

May 17, 2017

RHS Principal Selection Survey responses sought

Dr. Steven Moats: Russellville Jr./Sr. High School, is in the process of selecting a principal for the upcoming 2017/18 school year. Additional information and updates, including a timeline of events and a survey for input, can be found on the district and high school website,The SBDM Council wishes to collect data from a wide variety of school and community stakeholders. Note that the survey will be available for comment until noon on Wednesday, May 25, and responses/ feedback will be used to screen principal candidates. Please share with students (incoming 6th grade – graduating), parents, and community members.

May 17, 2017

LCHS SBDM Council members for next year named

Principal Caycee Spears has announced the names of those to serve on the SBDM Council of Logan County High School next year. They are Dedra Adler, David Dayton, Tammi Jones, Stephanie Coursey and Jimmy Kent Wilson.


May 16, 2017

LCHS Baccalaureate, choir concert tonight

Logan County High School Principal Caycee Spears reports that two special events are scheduled tonight. Baccalaureate services will be held at Post Oak Baptist Church, beginning at 6 p.m. The school's choir wil be in concert at LCHS, beginning at 6:30.


May 16, 2017

State Farm to present texting and driving event for LCHS students today

State Farm insurance agent Amanda Gossett has organized the creation of a mock car crash in conjunction with the Russellville Police Department and the Logan County Emergency Medical Service to bring awareness to Logan County High School students about texting and driving. Clay Bilyeu of Clay's Auto Body s providing a wrecked vehicle for the demonstration, The presentation will be this afternoon as the students are leaving school.

May 15, 2017

Reception to honor Russellville retirees, greet new superintendent

From Leon Smith: The Russellville Board of Education will host a retirement reception on Tuesday, May 16 from 5-6 p.m. at the Russellville Board of Education. We would like to invite you to stop by and congratulate Michele Hindman, Claudia Crump, Nancy Renfro, Toni Hall and Susan Allpress. New superintendent Bart Flener and his family also plan to be in attendance at the reception and board meeting. This will be a great evening for the Russellville School District. Please stop by and congratulate the retirees and welcome Mr. Flener.

May 15, 2017

From Russellville Principal Kim McDaniel: These 9th grade students are eligible for the skating trip tomorrow, if they choose to participate!! If you can text or message any of these students for us, please do so! Kaden Boyd, Nathan Cates, Amariah Christie, Cecily Christie, Destiny Daniels, Tristin Erby, Brendan Farlee, Marla Hughes, Gram Humphrey, Madison Hyams, Parker Jones, Laura Mullen, Rian Saul, Maddox Saul, MyDuyen Tran.


May 13, 2017

Russellville Lions Club honors Bradshaw, senior Panthers

On Thursday, May 4, the Russellville Lions Club held  its meeting at the Colonial Inn and hosted the Russellville High School Panther senior basketball players. Russellville Panther All-State selection and Belmont University basketball signee Pedro Bradshaw has been selected to play in the Annual Kentucky/Indiana All-Star Basketball Classic. The game will be played Sunday, June 11, at 4 p.m. (EDT) at the Frankfort Convention Center. The Lions Club has chosen to recognize the team, fund them a two-night stay, and sponsor a full-page ad in the program when Bradshaw participates in the game. The senior players attending the monthly meeting were Bradshaw, Paul Jones, Shon Kees, Deshawn Mason, Jaylyn McMurry, and Micah Naylor.  Congratulations, Panthers! 

May 13, 2017

Russellville Lions Club honors Bradshaw, senior Panthers

On Thursday, May 4, the Russellville Lions Club held  its meeting at the Colonial Inn and hosted the Russellville High School Panther senior basketball players. Russellville Panther All-State selection and Belmont University basketball signee Pedro Bradshaw has been selected to play in the Annual Kentucky/Indiana All-Star Basketball Classic. The game will be played Sunday, June 11, at 4 p.m. (EDT) at the Frankfort Convention Center. The Lions Club has chosen to recognize the team, fund them a two-night stay, and sponsor a full-page ad in the program when Bradshaw participates in the game. The senior players attending the monthly meeting were Bradshaw, Paul Jones, Shon Kees, Deshawn Mason, Jaylyn McMurry, and Micah Naylor.  Congratulations, Panthers! 

May 12, 2017

RHS students in WKU programs tour university

Russellville High School students from Upward Bound/Talent Search recently experienced a field trip to Western Kentucky University for a campus tour and college fair. The following students were able to attend:  Upward Bound Students - Titiana Day, Lyndsay Dodson, Madison Morrow, Javaren Robey, Tajada Hampton, Ti’Jara Hunt, and Ashley Young.  Educational Talent Search students - Dilishia Thomas, Denise Stovall, Chelsea Clinard, Latavia Boyd, Caitlin Ross, Rachel Lewis, Brianna Bellamy, and Dre Woodard. Both Upward Bound and Talent Search programs provide support foundations for high school students. It is a year-round program designed to improve students' academic and study skills in high school, to develop their career and educational plans, and to help them enter and succeed in higher education. 

May 12, 2017

GoRacers.com profiles punter Landon Stratton

From GoRacers.com about Murray State's punter, who is a graduate of Logan County High School: Landon Stratton returns for the 2017 season as a Redshirt Junior. The punter out of Russellville, Kentucky has racked up over 5,311 total punting yards in two seasons, netting 2,710 in this past season. His per game average of 41.7 yards ranked him 21st nationally and fourth in the OVC amongst other punters. Stratton said, "Overall, I think the spring is going to be productive for us. Between the offseason and now we have put in countless hours of work. I think this spring will show that and it will carry over into the fall." Special teams coordinator Jake Johnson said, "Landon is a very natural punter. The kid has a lot of confidence about himself back there; it takes a lot to get him rattled. He has a big time leg and does a lot of good things out there for us."

May 12, 2017

Auditions for Jungle Book for Kids next week

"The Jungle Book - for Kids" will be this summer's Russellville Arts Council Youth Drama Camp production for kids finishing second through eighth grades this school year. Raye Barlett, guidance counselor at Stevenson Elementary School, will be the director. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 16,, and Thursday, May 18, from 3 to 6 pm at the Stevenson library. The camp will be held at Russellville High School from June 5-10 (performances on Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday night). The cost of the camp is $25 (which includes a t-shirt and two free parent tickets). For more information, contact Russellville Arts Council president Larry Vaught at 270-977-5823.

May 12, 2017

LCHS Commencement to be at WKU May 21

From Amber Creek McKinney: Logan County High School invites the community to the 2017 Graduation Ceremony at 4 p.m. on 
Sunday, May 21. The ceremony will be held in Diddle Arena on the Western Kentucky University Campus.

May 12, 2017

Russellville Volleyball offering free camp

Russellville Lady Panther Volleyball will host a FREE camp for any girl 3in the third through eighth grades on Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the middle school gym.

May 12, 2017

LCHS diamond sports games canceled today

Games scheduled today for Logan County High School's baseball and softball teams have been canceled, according to Athletic Director Greg Howard.

May 12, 2017

Crowning of Senior Miss Moneypenny gets Strawbery Festival started

Alexis Leah Moneypenny was named Strawberry Festival Senior Miss at the annual pageant Tuesday. Lydia Manley and Clair Wilson placed second and third, respectively. The 71st Festival continues Saturday with the Car, Truck and Tractor Show on the Adairville Public Square. The majority of the festival will be next weekend with Casey's Rides. Charlotte Brindley's presentation on the Hite house, the parade, concerts and dances, the baby show, and the reenactment of the Jackson-Dickinson Duel. 


May 11, 2017

John Hendricks wins Bluegrass Cellular contest

From counselor David Brooks: Logan County High School is proud to announce John Hendricks as the winner of the Bluegrass Cellular #ThinkBeforeYouType Column Contest. The contest is an attempt to increase awareness of the problems of cyberbullying and its impact. John wrote an essay in which he was to discuss safe smartphone habits and relate those habits to cyberbullying. John’s essay will be published on Bluegrass Cellular’s website. John is currently a sophomore at LCHS.  He is a member of the school’s Cross Country and Track teams and is a member of the LCHS Youth Leadership Logan team, BETA, Student Council and is Junior Vice President of the school’s FFA Chapter. His parents are Joe and Kaye Hendricks of Russellville.


May 9, 2017

Bart Flener named new Russellville superintendent

Highly successful basketball coach and experience central office administrator Bart Flener was unanimoulsy elected Monday to be the next superintendent of Russellville Independent Schools, WRUS News reports. Flener is currently assistant superintendent of Murray Independent Schools. He also served as boys basketball coach at Murray, where he compiled a 69-29 record. His Tigers were regional runner-up in his first season and then won the First Region the following season. That 2015-16 team won its first game at state and finished with a 30-6 record. Flener also coached the Glasgow Scotties in the early years of this century. He will succeed Leon Smith, who is retiring at the end of this school year as Russellville superintendent.

May 9, 2017

Justice, pitchers lead Cougars to wins over BGH, South Warren

Kaleb Justice out on a power show and Dylan Penick, Ethan Smock and Nick Wooden pitched wins in a pair of impressive wins against District 14 powerhouses Monday and Tuesday. Penick pitched eight innings of shutout ball and Justice hit a grand slam in the first extra inning Monday as Coach Ethan Meguiar's team beat Bowling Green 4-0 Monday. Then Tuesday Justice had six RBIs in the Cougars' 17-10 win over South Warren Tuesday. Smock pitched the first five innings and Wooden the fnal two frames. Jackson Campbell homered in the game and Austin Rayno was among many with big hits. This comes on the heels of two outstanding pitching performances by D.J. Beard. Watch The LoJo for more details in a later story.

May 9, 2017

Ashley McGinnis, Nicole edigo to receive Rotary teaching awards

Ashley McGinnis, Family/Consumer Science Instructor at Russellville Junior/Senior High School, and Nicole Pedigo, second grade teacher at Stevenson Elementary, will be honored as Russellville Rotary Teachers of the Year at the May 18 meeting, according to Russellville Schools public information specialist Penni Nugent. Superintendent Leon Smith said, "It is quite an honor to be selected by your peers for the outstanding work you have done in the classroom with your students. Your work and efforts certainly impact more than your classroom, it impacts the overall climate and culture of your school."

May 8, 2017

RHS team wins regional tennis opener

Russellville High School tennis members Fraley Watkins and Lena Luger have advanced to the second round of the regional tennis finals. They, along with teammate Sok Vanna will continue play this afternoon,

May 7, 2017

Russellville board may choose superintendent Monday

A new superintendent could be chosen for the Russellville School System Monday. The board of education will conduct a special called meeting at the Central Office Monday, beginning at 6 p.m. The board will go into closed section to "discuss personnel." Then in open session the five members may "consider candidate for superintendent," according to the notice sent to the media.


May 2, 2017

Friends of the Library flower sale coming up

From Elaine Ezell: The annual Friends of the Library flower sale will be held at the Logan County Public Library on Friday, May 12. There will be a variety of hanging baskets plus small pots of begonias, gerber daisies, and geraniums.  It is a great opportunity to choose a flowering plant for Mother’s Day or to brighten the day for a grandmother, neighbor, friend, or just to add color to your own life.  The flower pots will be beautifully decorated and ready for giving to that special someone. Hanging baskets will be priced at $12.50 and the smaller flower pots will range from $3 - $5.   Flowering plants provide beauty throughout the spring and summer season. All plants were grown locally in Logan County.  Proceeds from the sale will be used by the group to benefit the library supporting children and adult programming. Last fall the Friends in cooperation with the Library funded the Community Reads program which focused on Logan County native Alice Dunnigan.

Apr 29, 2017

WKU board approves tuition increase to $10,200 per year

WKU’s Board of Regents Thursday approved tuition and mandatory student fees for the 2018 fiscal year. Resident undergraduate tuition will increase $145 per semester (3 percent) to $5,101. Nonresident undergraduate tuition will increase $360 per semester to $12,756. Ann Mead, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, said the tuition increase is needed to address projected fixed cost increases and selected strategic priorities.

Apr 28, 2017

Titans pick WKU receiver Taywan Taylor in 3rd round

The Tennessee Titans have selected a pair of talented wide receivers to catch quarterback Marcus Mariota's passes in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft. Both are from 'mid-major' colleges. After choosing Corey Davis of Western Michigan fifth overall, General Manager Jon Robinson chose Western Kentucky's Taywan Taylor in the third round. Taylor is the second WKU player selected among the first 72 picks. Through 82 picks, they are the only players from the state of Kentucky chosen.

Apr 28, 2017

TSC hosting farmers' market, antique tractor show Saturday

Two venues associated with agriculture that are popular in Southcentral Kentucky will be showcased Saturday at the TSC store in Russellville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A farmers' market and an antique tractor show will be held at the same time in the store's Logan Place parking lot across from Russellville High School. Several Logan County fruit and vegetable producers will have early goods available for sale, including jellies, breads and homemade soaps. The tractor show will be conducted by a Butler County group, as it is every year.

Apr 28, 2017

Lamp drafted 38th, ending Jefferson's reign

When Forrest Lamp was drafted sixth in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, it ended Logan Countian Joe Jefferson's 15-year status as Western Kentucky University's highest ever National Football League draft pick. (See Jefferson's story in a recent Sports article on The LoJo.) Lamp was selected 38th by the Los Angeles Chargers, whose home was San Diego until a few months ago. ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. called Lamp a "future all-pro player." Fellow analyst Todd McShay said he rates Lamp as the "best offensive lineman in the draft." Commentator Lewis Reddick predicted Lamp will be an immediate starter for the Chargers, giving veteran quarterback Phillip Rivers more time to lead the offense. Lamp's 38th place in the draft order is one moer than half way to Jefferson's 74th. 

Apr 27, 2017

Jefferson's NFL draft record still intact

No Western Kentucky University football player was picked in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night. In fact, no player from any of the Commonwealth's three Division I teams (Louisville and Kentucky along with WKU) was selected. As a result, Logan County's Joseph Jefferson remains the highest draft choice in WKU football history as the number 74 pick in 2002. Thirty-two players were chosen in the first round. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. lists Western's Forrest Lamp, an offensive lineman, as the best player available when the second found begins Friday.

Apr 27, 2017

Beauty and the Beast productions continue this weekend

The annual Logan County Middle School Musical continues this weekend with four more peformances of Beauty and the Beast scheduled in the next three days at New Vision Community Church at 111 McDougal Way in Russellville. Show times are Friday at 6:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 each, but due to limited seating it is advised to call 270-542-6398 or 270-539-7777 to get tickets.

Apr 26, 2017

Croslin, Kennedy, Lee lead Lady Cougars in crushing F-S 13-2

Defending 13th District champion Logan County blasted homestanding Franklin-Simpson 13-2 in five innings Tuesday.  Sydney Lee pitched the win, Freshmen Brea Croslin drove in five runs on three hits, and Kennedy Nichols drove in four runs on four hits. Coach Todd Caudill's Lady Cats had beaten the Lady Cougars 3-0 in their first meeting. Watch The LoJo for more details of the game.

Apr 26, 2017

Smock no-hits F-S, Wooden homers in 3-1 district clincher

Franklin-Simpson still can't hit Ethan Smock. The Logan County junior didn't give up a hit and struck out eight and walked three as Coach Ethan Meguiar's team won 3-1 at Franklin's Greg Shelton Field. Nick Wooden homered in the win, Kaleb Justice double, and Jackson Campbell singled, walked twice and scored a run. Third Bell & Bradley Taylor got the other Cougar hits. Smock gave up the run when Rylan Thomas came home on a wild pitch. Jackson Caudill picked up two of the walks for Coach Kurt Gammons' Wildcats (15-4). When the regional contenders met March 28, Smock pitched a 1-hit, 12 strikeout, 6-0 shutout to had F-S its first loss. The Cougars (14-5) clinched the top seed in the 13th district tournament with the win.

Apr 25, 2017

Good Samaritan fish fry fund raiser set Saturday

The Logan County Good Samaritan fish fry fundraiser will be held Saturday, April 29, from 4-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 277 S. Main, Russellville. Fish plates and hot dog plates will be available. Several churches in Logan County help sponsor Good Samaritan, which is headquartered on East Fourth Street in Russellville.

Apr 25, 2017

Free GED classes offered in Logan

From Pam Morgan: Logan County Adult Education announces GED preparation classes May 1-31. Instructors will guide the class through test taking skills, reading and math skill development. Classes will be offered Mondays/Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All services are free and confidential. To attend the classes, call 270-726-8777 or come to the Logan County Adult Learning located at 121 South Spring Street in Russellville to choose class times. This year we can offer free GED Ready Tests and free GED test scholarships  due to the generosity of Kentucky Adult Education and also Logan County Council for Adult Education through United Way funding. Come be part of the excitement and meet the challenge to earn a GED by May 31 to be eligible to  participate in the 2017 GED Graduation to be held June 4.

Apr 24, 2017

Death claims retired businessman, basketball standout Henry McCarley

Former Auburn High School basketball star and Russellville businessman Henry McCarley of Lexington died Monday afternoon. The son of the late Elizabeth and Logan County Treasurer John McCarley Sr., he led Coach Ivan Knifley's 1953 Auburn Tigers to a 28-3 record and top ranking in the region as a junior. He played four years of college basketball for Tennessee Tech. After retiring from one career, he invested along with his youngest sibling, Steve McCarley, in McCarley Implement, then the Logan County John Deere dealership before they sold it to Hutson. Mr. McCarley later owned a factory in Todd County, often spending weekdays living in the family home in Auburn where his nephew Billy McCarley and his family now live. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, according to another nephew, Daniel McCarley. Among his survivors in addition to Steve are his sister, Nell Jordan of Franklin, and another brother, John McCarley  of Nashville.

Apr 23, 2017

Loreal Cheaney to play for Vol State

A four-year starter, 1,000-point scorer and all-region performer, Russellville's Loreal Cheaney will sign to play basketball for Vol State Community College. Her coach and athletic director, Calvin Head, has announced the signing ceremony will be held this Tuesday in the Russellville High School Library, beginning at 2:30 p.m. She will play basketball for former RHS and Harlem Globetrooters star Otis Key at Vol State.

Apr 22, 2017

Former Logan superintendent David Webb dies

Former Logan County Schools Superintendent David Webb died this week at age 74. He also served as superintendent of his native Edmonson County and coached Bowling Green High to a state golf championship. He worked with Alliance Corporation in building schools, served on the state board of education and servied on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's Board of Controls. He succeeded Harvey Marksberry as Logan superintendent during the last few years of the 20th century.

Apr 21, 2017

Kellly Russell Classic rained out, Alumni Baseball Clash postponed a week

From Diane Walker: With a rain soaked field and a weekend forecast of continued rain, we regretfully have to cancel the Kelly Russell Classic for this weekend. With a full schedule we will not be able to reschedule the high school baseball and softball games.However, we will reschedule the alumni game. The Panther-Cougar alumni baseball game will be played next Saturday the 29th at 4 p.m. Thanks to all that have committed to play and for those unavailable for this weekend, we hope you can make it next weekend. Looking forward to a great night of fun all for the KellyRussell Scholarship Fund!

Apr 21, 2017

Lt. Gov. Hampton to visit RHS

On Wednesday, April 26, the Lt. Governor of Kentucky, Jenean Hampton, will visit Russellville Jr/Sr High School from 9 a.m. until noon. Principal Kim McDaniel says, "Our tentative plan is for her to address the student body and visit classrooms with her visit concluding with a luncheon hosted by our FACS/Culinary Department."

Apr 20, 2017

Earth Day to be celebrated Friday at Russellville Urban Garden

From Dr. Nancy Dawson: Tomorrow,.F.riday, April 21, we are celebrating Earth Day at the Russellville Urban Gardening site.  The entire 10th grade from Russellville High School  will be coming. There will be  poetry  read and art displayed--all dedicated to the earth.  Kentucky State University will have its mobile food unit on site and there will be other activities.  You are cordially invited.  The event starts at 9 am sharp and will be over by noon

Apr 19, 2017

Lady Panthers fall 3-0 to Franklin

The only hit the Russellville Lady Panthers managed off Franklin-Simpson pitcher Madison Davis Tuesday was a double by Tonisha Hampton. Davis' dominance overshadowed a good outing on the mound by Russellville's Tara Gilbert in a battle of veteran 13th District pitchers. Gilbert gave up hits to Ally Pendleton, Jessie Bellar, Mackinlee Webb, Caroline Weems, and Katelin Henderson.

Apr 19, 2017

One out away from win, Panthers fall 2-1 to Franklin

Russellville baseball star Jordan Blick had driven in the only run of the game and was one out away from pitching a no-hit, no-run win at Franklin-Simpson Tuesday. But the Wildcats used a walk, two hits and a wild pitch to pick up the 13th District win 2-1. After recording the 20th out in a 21-out game, Blick walked Jacob Curtis. Hunter Janes followed with the Cats' first hit of the game on a line drive to the outfield. Pinch hitter Dawson Gardner singled between first and second base. driving in Curtis with the tying run. Needing only one strike to force extra innings, Blick's 3-2 pitch was in the dirt and catcher Brock Cleary couldn't corral it. Janes scored the winning run without a play at the plate. The win improved Franklin's overall record to 14-3 overall, 6-3 in the region and 3-1 in the district. The Panthers fell to 5-10, 2-5, 1-3.

Apr 18, 2017

Gen. Humble to tell Pastfinders about O'Bannon

The Southern Kentucy Pastfinders meet this Saturday  at the Logan County Public Library at  7 p.m. The speaker this month is Gen. Jerry Humble USMC. Ret. Everyone is invited to come hear the intriguing story of PresleyO'Bannon and the Barbary pirates. Learn  the important role this Russellville citizen played in changing the course of early American military history. David Guion says, "Don't let history be a mystery, and come learn with us."

Apr 18, 2017

Logan softball and baseball games postponed until Wednesday

Logan County's softball and baseball games which were scheduled this afternoon have been moved to Wednesday when there is less chance of rain, Athletic Director Greg Howard has announced.

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