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Sep 17, 2019

Ben Slack named National Merit Semifinalist

Russellville High School senior Ben Slack has been named a National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalist. He is one of approximately 16,000 semifinalists (of the 1.5 million students who began the qualifying process in 2018) who will continue competing for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million. The next step is to fill out an extensively detailed application to qualify to become a National Merit Finalist. Ben is the son of RHS teacher Bethanie Hargett-Slack and of businessman Glenn Slack.



Sep 17, 2019

Contestants sought for Womanless Beauty Pageant

A Womanless Beauty Pageant is planned Friday, Oct. 4, to support the Russellville Senior Citizens. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Logan County Courthouse. Contestants/participants are needed. Men willing to help can call Brent Summers at 270-726-2403.



Sep 16, 2019

Lady Cougars win 1-0

From Logan County Lady Cougar Soccer Coach Barry McReynolds: Terrific passing from Briana Shelton to Kadyn Costello to Peyton Vanzant for the game-winning goal from two yards out to give Logan County the win 1-0 on a hot day in Greenville Saturday. Throughout the game team defense stood tall, led by Keira Costello, Campbell Hamilton, Carli Jo Bruner, Harley Robertson and Emma Allen. The Lady Cougars also got terrific play in the goal from Brady Alsup with 10 saves, several late in the game to ensure the win



Sep 13, 2019

Cougars win Clash, Panthers have bright spots

Both teams left Rhea Stadium after Friday's football Clash of the Cats with reasons to be proud. The Logan County Cougars ran their record to 4-0 while starting a running clock on the first play of the second half with a 48-7 lead. It was their third running clock in four starts. The Panthers fell to 0-4 and lost 55-28, but they can build on a touchdown scored against the Cougar varsity and three touchdowns scored against the Logan reserves. They also showed a highly effective return game. Watch The LoJo for details.



Sep 12, 2019

Westerfield to speak at SKYCTC's Constitution Day event

Logan County Republican Chair Barry Kennedy, a history professor at Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College, is chairing Constitution Day activities for the college again this year. Sen. Whitney Westerfield, who represents Logan County in the state senate, will be the guest speaker. Constitution Day activities will be held on SKYCTC’s Main Campus (1845 Loop Street in Bowling Green) in building F this Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Westerfield will present “The Constitution and You.”



Sep 10, 2019

4-H Cloverbuds to meet at Robey's Dairy

Logan County's youngest 4-Hers, the Cloverbuds, will meet Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. They will be meeting at Robey's Dairy at Schochoh. They will tour their calf barn and possibly the milk parlor and should dress according. If you need a ride or have questions, call the Logan County Extension Office at 270-726-6323.



Sep 9, 2019

Quarles named head Panther basketball coach

Carlos Quarles, who is in his third year as an assistant principal in the Russellville High School & Middle School complex, was introduced as the new head coach of Panther boys basketball Monday. The position came open when third-year head coach and guidance counselor Rex Booth resigned last week to become fifth-sixth grade principal in his native Edmonson County. Quarles, a former Hopkinsville and WKU athlete, served as an assistant coach at Warren Central under Tim Riley & William Unseld for 11 seasons. He has been an assistant football and basketball coach at RHS.



Sep 9, 2019

Life Point Pregnancy banquet Sept. 24

Life Choice Pregnancy Care Center in Russellville will hold its annual fundraising banquet on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at Walnut Grove Church Parkway near City-County Park in Russellville. Melissa Ohden, a survivor of a failed saline abortion attempt, will be the speaker. Call 270-717-5433 to make reservations.



Sep 8, 2019

Comer's field rep to be in Logan

Congressman James Comer’s Field Representative, Corey Elder, will host office hours on behalf of the Congressman in Logan County to help 1st district residents with federal casework issues on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 10-11 a.m. at the Historic Logan County Courthouse’s Fiscal Court Room.



Sep 8, 2019

Festival Golf Scramble Oct. 5

A golf scramble will be part of the Logan County Tobacco & Heritage Festival will be held Saturday, Oct, 4, from 8:30-11 a.m. at Rolling Hills Golf Course. Registration in advance is required. Registration papers are available at Rolling Hills, Auburn Banking Company (Russellville location), and Logan Chamber. The fee is $45. The deadline to register is Thursday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m.



Sep 8, 2019

Chamber to hold Networking Breakfast at EPB Wednesday

The Russellville Electric Plant Board will host a Networking Breakfast for the Logan County Chamber of Commerce this Wednesday from 7:30-8:30 at its office on East Fourth Street.



Sep 4, 2019

In battle of undefeateds, Lady Cougars plan white-out against Greenwood

From Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard: Logan County Volleyball (7-0) has decided to put on a white-out tomorrow night as they face perennial region and state power.....Greenwood (10-0). Everyone is invited to attend the game that will be held in the main gym Thursday, Sept., 5.  Freshman game will start at 5:30, then JV and after that the varsity. In their first year under Coach Caleb Sheffield, the Lady Cougars are not only undefeated but have won 20 of 21 games. They went 9-0 in the always Best of the West event in Owensboro, sweeping Graves County, Muhlenberg County and Henderson County.



Aug 30, 2019

Cougars dominate Muhlenberg County in first half

The Logan County Cougars got the home football clock running in the first half Friday with a dominating performance on both sides of the ball. Coach Todd Adler's team led Muhlenberg County 39-0 at the intermission. Quarterback Tyler Ezell had thrown 3 touchdown passes--a pair of them to Maurice Gordon and one to Rooster Woodard, who caught 4 passes for 129 yards. Gary Hardy ran for 93 yards and 3 touchdowns. Xavier Evans intercepted 2 passes. Tristan Blake and Ezell handled the kicking game well in the absence of Thomas Bilyeu and Lucas Arevado, who were playing in a soccer tournament in Bowling Green.



Aug 30, 2019

Nelson Lyne passes away next day after his wife June's death

Just one day after the death of his wife, former State Representative June Lyne, highly respected South Logan farmer Nelson Lyne died Thursday night. Mrs. Lyne's funeral was already scheduled today at 3 p.m. at Crittenden Drive Church of Christ. Now it will be a joint service with Harris Dockins officiating. The visitation for both, Nelson and June Lyne, will be today from 1-3 p.m. with the funeral service at 3 at Crittenden Drive. Summers, Kirby & Sanders Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. June Lyne's obituary appears in the Obituary section of The Logan Journal.   



Aug 28, 2019

Death claims pair of long-time retired officials

Death has claimed two high respected long-time Logan County public officials this week. Retired Logan County Judge-Exectuive Johnny Guion died Monday, and former State Representative June Lyne's death followed Tuesday. Judge Guion, who was a star athlete at Russellville High School, ran his family business, Guion's Market, for many years before closing the store and being elected to four terms as the county's chief executive officer. Rep. Lyne farmed with her husband Nelson and worked for many years in the office of Browns Tobacco Warehouse before being sent to Frankfort many terms by the voters of Logan and Todd counties. Summers, Kirby & Sanders Funeral Home will announce funeral arrangements for both of them soon and they will be available on The Logan Journal.



Aug 27, 2019

Rex Booth resigns as RHS counselor, coach

Russellville High School Guidance Counselor and Head Boys Basketball Coach announced Tuesday that he is resigning to accept an elementary school principalship in his native Edmonson County. Booth has been head coach the past two seasons and compiled a record of 15-36 overal and 3-11 in the district. He previously was head coach at Livingston Central and Hopkins County Central.  Assistant Coach Robbie Weathers is still on the Russellville Schools staff. His wife Shannon works in the middle school and is head volleyball coach for the Lady Panthers.



Aug 27, 2019

Tonight's Logan soccer matches moved to Todd Central

From Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard: District soccer match-ups tonight with Todd County were originally scheduled to be played at Logan C ounty. They  will  now be played at Todd County Central starting at 6 p.m. Todd County will play here on Sept. 17.



Aug 26, 2019

Logan sports events canceled

From Logan County High School Athletic Director Greg Howard: JV Football game scheduled at Glasgow today and the boys middle school soccer game scheduled at Logan County, have been canceled.



Aug 22, 2019

Local teams open their seasons Friday on WRUS

The 2019 high school football season begins Friday night for both local high schools. The Logan County Cougars, who have gone 21-3 the last two seasons, kick things off at 7 p.m. against visiting Butler County. Coach Todd Adler have to replace one of Logan's best-ever players in Caden McKinnis, fellow college skill players Chandler Silvey and Dontavious Blann along with several outstanding linemen. The Cougars return the Offensive Player of the last two years, quarterback Tyler Ezell and fullback Gary Hardy along with reigning Defensive Player of the Year Zach Yates. 
For Russellville, Coach Mikie Benton will have a more obvious replacement for SKY Small School Quarterback of the Year Jacob Naylor in sophomore Lennon Ries, but replacing linemen like Javier Canales and Kyran Williams along with kicker Hunter McDowell could be tougher with a young, small squad. The Panthers are part of a doubleheader and will play host Warren East about 8:30.

WRUS Radio plans to air both games, beginning with LCHS.



Aug 22, 2019

Road section near U.S. 79 to be closed for repairs for month

Old Railroad Lane near the intersection with U.S. 79 in Todd County will be closed beginning Friday, August 22 while a project to improve and realign the intersection is underway. The closure is expected to last approximately 30 days. Motorists should use KY 848 to reconnect to Old Railroad Lane.



Aug 19, 2019

Girls middle school soccer Clash canceled, officials needed

From LCHS Athletic Director Greg Howard: The girls middle school soccer games tomorrow with Russellville have been canceled. Cancelling of Middle School soccer games has now become a problem, for both boys and girls soccer because of a shortage of officials. If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming a soccer official, please let me know.



Aug 15, 2019

Cougar football team captains chosen

Coach Todd Adler has announced the team captains for this year's Logan County Cougars football team. Two of them are seniors--quarterback Tyler Ezell and receiver/safety Tristan Blake. The two junior captains are lineman Thomas Kash and linebacker/offensive lineman Scott Yates.



Aug 12, 2019

Humane Society to hold Clear the Shelter Saturday

The Logan County Humane Society will host Clear the Shelter at its 1230 Morgantown Road location in Russellville Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Approved applicants will be able to obtain a pet for half price at this time. Concessions will also be available. Similar events will be going on in surrounding counties.



Aug 11, 2019

Pastfiners to learn Lost River Cave history

The Southern Ky. Pastfinders will meet Saturday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Logan County Public Library. This month's program will be presented by Annie Holt, Nature Center Director for Lost River Cave in Bowling Green. Holt's program is entitled "Past People of Lost River Cave." This Bowling Green landmark has a very rich history of inhabitants beginning the with native Americans. The public is invited to come and learn about fascinating stories of the cave and its inhabitants. Admission is free.



Aug 9, 2019

Movie Night Saturday features Trolls

Russellville Arts Council's next Summer Movie Night is this Saturday...Aug. 10 with a special Back to School show with the family friendly animated feature Trolls showing at Russellville First Baptist Church on Sixth and Main. Activities will start at 7 p.m. with the Russellville Literacy Bus tours...a playground...and snacks for the family. Bring your chairs to enjoy the movie and enjoy a beautiful night out. The.movie will be moved inside in case of rain.



Aug 7, 2019

Crittenden Drive's Summer Lecture Series begins

Crittenden Drive Church of Christ's 8th annual lecture series begins tonight and runs for eight weeks. The speaker tonight is Bart Warren, minister of the South Green Street Church of Christ in Glasgow. He will speak on "The Building Made by God--Hebrews 3:4." A fellowship meal of barbecue chicken or country style bonelss ribs, green beans, mac and chees, salad, rolls and dessert will be served in the multi-purpose room beginning at 6 p.m. with the service to begin at 7. Each week's speaker will be listed on the Auburn Banking Company's Community Calendar on The LoJo.



Aug 5, 2019

RHS Alumni Assn. to meet Aug. 19

The Russellville Alumni Association will hold a meeting on Monday, Aug. 19, at 5 p.m. at the board room ( Old Auditorium). With Alumni Weekend coming in October, everyone is encouraged to be there to help plan this special time.



Jun 28, 2019

Hall of Fame coach Ray Vencil dies

Russellville native Ray Vencil, who became one of the greatest high school coaches in Kentucky basketball history, died Friday afternoon in Hardin County, according to Logan County Superintendent Paul Mullins, who was his friend and former neighbor in Elizabethtown. According to The News Enterprise, In his 16 years of coaching, Coach Vencill had the distinct privilege of taking two different schools to the final game of the KHSAA State Tournament. In 1969 and 1970, his Richmond Madison Purples made the trip with the 1970 team losing in the finals to Male 70-69. With his return back to Elizabethtown, Coach Vencil guided the Panthers to three Sweet Sixteen appearances; 1972, 1975, 1978. His teams won over 300 games, and the Hall of Famer was named Kentucky’s Coach of the Year three times.



Jun 26, 2019

Cheyenna Lawrence to be honored by retired teachers July 10

The Russellville/Logan County Retired Teachers Association will have a luncheon meeting at 11:30 on Wednesday, July 10 at Crittenden Christ Church. New retirees will be honored guests. Also honored will be Cheyenna Lawrence, winner of the Grandparent Essay Contest.  Members are asked to bring nonperishable food items for the summer backpack programs. Please make reservations by Monday, July 8, by calling Karen Milliken at 270-726-9717, 270-647-0065 or email at rlcrta@gmail.com. All retirees are encouraged to attend.



Jun 19, 2019

Concerned Citizens hosting giveaways and fundraisers

Concerned Citizens of Logan County will host a giveaway and then hold some fundraisers next week. On Monday, June 24, free reversible cornhole and tic tac toe boards will be given away, along with hair conditioner from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A yard sale which will include some new clothing will be held beginning at 7 each morning on Friday and Saturday, June 28-29. Donations of items for sale would be appreciated. On that Saturday, a fund-raising fish fry will begin at 10 a.m. with Onassa Duncan doing the cooking. All of this happens at the KP Hall at Fifth and Morgan in Russellville.



Jun 15, 2019

SAR to honor Guions, America by continuing Kiddie Parade

Because of the recent passing of Joyce Guion, many are wondering about the annual 4th of July Kiddie Parade, which was hosted for decades in Russellville by by Mrs. Guion and her late husband Bob. The Benjamin Logan Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will sponsor this year's parade: Same time, Same place. The parade will leave at 10 a,m, from the Guion home at 106 West 8th on Thursday, July 4. All are welcome, as Logan County honors the Guion family by continuing this patriotic tradition.



Jun 14, 2019

Center of the Mark Ministries Teen Center ribbon cutting Saturday

A ribbon cutting for the Center of the Mark Ministries Teen Center will be conducted Saturday by the Logan County Chamber of Commerce. The family-friendly center and event is located at 343 West Third Street in Russellville. The open house will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.



Jun 13, 2019

Pastfinders' meeting canceled because of speaker's hea;th

From David Guion: Due to the sudden illness of our speaker, William Turner, this Saturday's meeting of the Southern Ky Pastfinders has been canceled.



Jun 9, 2019

Noted Hopkinsville historian to speak to Pastfinders

From David Guion: The June meeting for the Southern Ky Pastfinders will be held this Saturday evening the 15th at 7 p.m. at the Logan County Public Library. This month's program will be presented by William Turner, noted Hopkinsville/Christian County historian. Mr, Turner will present a program on Edgar Cayce, Americas' premier clairvoyant of the early 20th century. Mr Cayce was born in Hopkinsville and spent his early life in the area. The program is open to the public, so don't let history be a mystery, come and learn with us.



Jun 5, 2019

Cougar Braxton Meguiar named all-state

Logan County junior Braxton Meguiar has been named third team all-state in baseball. He had 60 hits, including 7 homers, 19 homers, 23 walks, and 46 each of RBIs and runs scored while batting .484 and striking out just 8 times. He also put together a 34-game win streak, second longest in state history. His dad, Coach Ethan Meguiar, was inducted into the state baseball coaches’ Hall of Fame and was named Fourth Region Coach of the Year.



Jun 4, 2019

Ribbon cutting for Ziggy's Place Wednesday

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for Ziggy's Place Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Ziggy’s Place is a gift shop filled with 22 vendors set up full-time, all from Logan County. It's located at 471 West Second Street in Russellville near Southern States.



Jun 3, 2019

Sons of American Revolution to grill Friday

 

The Col. Benjamin Logan SAR Chapter members are planning a Pork Chop & Bratswurth Grilling on Friday, June 14 at the Logan County Archives on the corner of West Fourth Street between the PVA & Sheriff offices. They will serve either kind of sandwich alone or in SNAX PAXS with a bag of chips, cake and a cold soft drink or bottle of water. They will serve between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or until business ends. They will accept some early orders from small businesses, offices, bank or shops. They can deliver inside the city limits for a minimum of a dozen SNAX PAXS or sandwich orders.



Jun 2, 2019

Unveiling of King road sign to precede Freedom Fund Banquet

The public is invited to attend the unveiling of the Dr. Martin Luther King road sign this Saturday, June 8, at the Sportsman Club at Russellville City County Park at 5:30 p.m. That is the name for the new Southern Bypass of Russellville connecting the Bowling Green, Franklin, Nashville, Orndorff Mill and Clarksville roads. Following the unveiling, the Freedom Fund Banquet will begin at 6 p.m. with the featured speaker Andrew Williams, executive director of the Bowling Green Housing Authority. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for those 17 and under. To reserve tickets, contact Roy Wells at 270-847-8323 or William Woodard.



May 31, 2019

Logan Middle Softball roster selected

After what was termed “an excellent turnout” was narrowed, Logan County Middle Softball coaches have announced that the following girls will be on the team in the upcoming months. They are as follows: Jaylin Thomas, Reese Wetton, Anne Owen, Addison Holloway, Kinley Holloway, Hadley Phillips, Kinsley Taylor, Caris Taylor, Maddox Taylor, Addison Cartas, Trinity Case, Emily Borders, Nora Epley, Madison Cardwell, Sydni Blick, Hailey Burgess, Maddie Burgess, Emerson McKinnis, KK Harper, Carlisle Graham, Sydney Newman, Makenzie Mowles and Shayla Johnson.



May 30, 2019

New RHS SBDM members named

From Russellville High School Principal Ben Bruni: I am proud to share with everyone the 2019-20 Russellville High School SBDM presented alphabetically: Amy Alford - Parent Rep, Jeremy Bivins - Teacher Rep, Ben Bruni - Principal, Juli Link - Teacher Rep, Heather Osborne - Teacher Rep and Angela Todd - Parent Rep.



May 29, 2019

Community suicide topics meeting set Monday

A community gathering to promote suicide prevention and awareness will be held Monday, June 3, at the Historic Logan County Courthouse at 7 p.m. The program will include prayer, discussion, informational tables, special music and a candlelight vigil. First Presbyterian Church of Russellville is the lead sponsor. For more information, call 270-893-3465 or 270-6207 or email info@fpcrussellville.org.



May 27, 2019

Lady Cougars win big at region

The Logan County Lady Cougars breezed to a 12-2 win over Metcalfe County in the Fourth Region Tournament Monday at WKU's Softball Field. LCHS will play South Warren, which crushed Allen County-Scottsville 16-1 in the final game of the day. That game is scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday. 13th District runner-up Franklin-Simpson also advanced, beating Barren County 7-3. The Lady Cats will meet Warren East, which rolled over Russell County 18-0, in the first semifinal. The Cougar baseball team's season ended with a 10-0 loss to Bowling Green. In another 13th-14th District matchup, South Warren edged Franklin 2-0.



May 27, 2019

Cougar Connection for incoming LCHS freshmen set July 25

Cougar Connection, an orientation for all incoming 9th graders at Logan County High School, will be held July 25 in the LCHS Main Gymnasium. Follow this schedule. Auburn and Olmstead 5:30-6:15 p.m. and Adariville, Chandlers and Lewisburg - 6:15-7 p.m.



May 27, 2019

Logan School Board meeting rescheduled

The regular meeting of the Logan County Board of Education that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 30, at 6 p.m.



May 27, 2019

RHS boys soccer organizational meeting Thursday

The Russellville boys soccer team will meet Thursday, May 30, for all players wanting to play middle school and high school soccer. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the RHS lobby.



May 24, 2019

Megan Paschall named Chamber Executive Assistant

When Executive Director Karen Logan discusses what's coming up with the Logan Chamber of Commerce this morning on WRUS' Feedback with Don Neagle on WRUS at 9:05, she will be accompanied by new Executive Assistant Megan Paschall. The daughter of Darrin and Judy Peters of Russellville, she moved back with her husband Alex and son Witten after completing her BS Degree in Business Management and Human Resources at Murray State University. She says she is excited about her new position and looks forward to serving the people of Logan County through the Logan Chamber of Commerce.



May 22, 2019

Education leader to conduct forum at LCTC today

After a visit to Adairville Elementary School this morning, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis will tour the Logan Career & Technical Center and then take questions from those gathered, beginning at 10:15 a.m.



May 21, 2019

Logan softball, F-S baseball win district titles

Logan County and Franklin-Simpson split district diamond titles Tuesday night at LCHS. Coach Mark Wood's Lady Cougars edged the Lady Cats 5-4 in the softball championship game. F-S, which shut out the Cougars 1-0 a couple of weeks ago, won big this time by an 11-4 count. Watch The LoJo for details.



May 19, 2019

Five Lady Cougars earn 4th Region honors

Five Logan County Lady Cougars have been honored as Fourth Region Softball All-Stars, and they are all underclassmen. Junior Brea Croslin was named first team while sophomore KJ Page and junior Kennedy Nichols are both second team. Tabbed as Honorable Mention All-Region were freshman Shelby Gettings and junior Sydney Lee. The Lady Cougars host Todd Central at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the first round of the 13th District Tournament. Russellville and Franklin-Simpson are matched in the second game.



May 19, 2019

LCHS Commencement scheduled in Diddle next Sunday

From LCHS Guidance Counselor Amber McKinney: Logan County High School invites the community to the 2019 Graduation Ceremony at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. The ceremony will be held in Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University.


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