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Feb 22, 2018

Colonial House Furniture co-founder Claudia Jordan dies

Claudia Jordan of Auburn, who was co-founder of one of Logan County's oldest and most respected businesses, died this week at age 90. She and husband Ralph Jordan established the business over 70 years ago. Colonial House Furniture involves the reproduction and sale of fine wood furniture that has a following around the nation and world. Their son, Larry Jordan, and daughter, Carolyn Jordan Zimmerman, continue the operation of Colonial House Furniture in Auburn today. Her funeral will be in Russellville Sunday.



Feb 21, 2018

Democratic Women plan scholarship fundraiser March 2

The Logan County Democratic Women's Club will have its annual Chili Supper Fundraiser March 2 at the Old Courthouse at 6 p.m. Member Ashley Bland says, “This is our fundraiser for our scholarship that we offer to a student at each high school.”



Feb 21, 2018

LCHS student threatens 4 other students, action taken

From Logan County Superintendent Paul Mullins: A high school student made a threat today against four specific students. The students reported the incident immediately, and school administrators dealt with it swiftly. Law enforcement was called, and after a search, no weapons of any type were found. The student in question has been removed from school pending further action. The students who reported the incident are to be commended, and I want to encourage all of our students to report any threats of any kind immediately to school staff. 
At this time, no threat exists, but we are making you aware of this information in our continuing effort to keep you informed. Please talk with your students about the seriousness of making any type of school threat whether on school property or off school property. All threats regarding our schools will  be taken seriously and will lead to significant disciplinary and legal action. 
 



Feb 20, 2018

Todd Central ends Panther regional streak

For the first time in 15 seasons, the Russellville Panthers will not be playing in the regional basketball tournament. Coach Rex Booth's team lost 57-43 to Todd Central in the first round of the 13th District Tournament at LCHS Tuesday. The Panthers led late in the second quarter when Cory Dowlen scored on an assist from Jacob Naylor. But Rebel center John Calvary dominated a third quarter that Coach Frank Johnson's team won 14-6. Then the fourth quarter provided an offensive showcase for Rebel star Nolan Barrow, who finished with 27 points. Calvary scored 12. Senior Devin Quarles led the Panthers with 12 points in his final game as a Panther. His classmate, Akeem Dukes, scored 9, as did Naylor. The Panthers finished with a 7-19 record. The Rebels will try to continue winning Friday night against Franklin-Simpson, whom they have beaten twice this year.



Feb 20, 2018

Todd Central puts end to Lady Panther season 56-36

Amy Brumfield hit four 3-pointers in the third quarter as the Todd Central Lady Rebels outscored Russellville 24-7 in the period, breaking open a 21-18 close game at the half. As a result, Todd beat the Lady Panthers 56-36 in the opening round of the 13th District Tournament at LCHS Tuesday. Brumfield finished with 26 points and former Lady Panther Tatyana Peterson added 11 to lead the Lady Rebels into Thursday's district finals against Logan County. Deshale Leblanc scored 10 points for RHS and eighth grader Anastasia Dowlen added 7 with 5 of them coming in the first quarter. A bright spot for Lady Panther Coach Shannon Booth was her young reserves outscoring the Todd subs late in the contest. The Lady Rebels didn't score the final four minutes of the game. Coach Travis Lovan's team improved to 14-13 on the season. RHS ended the season at 5-20.



Feb 20, 2018

Jackson Campbell and Belmont to play at WKU this afternoon

Jackson Campbell is coming almost home today. The freshman from Logan County High School and his Belmont University baseball team are headed to Bowling Green to play the WKU Hilltoppers at Nick Denes Field at 3 p.m. Campbell has been the starting catcher in two of the Bruins’ three games so far. He is batting .333 (2 of 6) with a walk and a strikeout. Both of his hits have been doubles and he drove in the Bruins’ first run in a 5-2 win over Youngstown State this weekend. He has a .667 slugging percentage and a .429 on-base percentage. He has made 13 putouts and 6 assists for a 1.000 fielding percentage. The Toppers are 1-2 on the season,



Feb 19, 2018

Number 1 Cougars lose in district again

For the 18th time in the last 20 years, the Logan County Cougars are one and done in the 13th District Tournament. The number one seed in the tournament, the Cougars fell to bottom seed Franklin-Simpson 65-61 at LCHS Monday. The Wildcats have won only seven games this season, but three of their wins have been over the Cougars. In this game, like the other two, Logan missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds that would have tied the score.. Franklin led by 8 late in the third quarter, but the Cougars came back to within a point at 62-61 with a minute remaining on a four-point play by Kelby Epley on an assist by Third Bell. But Franklin continued to dominate the inside and the Cougars let a couple of steals get away before the missed trey. Sam Blackwell & Colin Thompson, who average 5 points per game between them, combined for 28 in this one. Dee Ragland added 11 and Dayveon Harris 10. Mykal Hampton & Epley each scored 12 for Logan and Bell 11. Logan still has not beaten Franklin in these two decades of tournament futility.



Feb 19, 2018

Peyton Vanzant leads Logan past F-S to district finals

Sophomore Peyton Vanzant scored half (21) of Logan County’s points as the Lady Cougars eliminated Franklin-Simpson 42-29 in the first round of the 13th District Tournament at LCHS Monday. Vanzant hit four 3-pointers and four free throws on a night that Logan could get only 9 of 28 foul shots to fall with many of the misses coming on the front end of bonus situations. Kennedy Nichols added 9 points on a night that she stayed in foul trouble. F-S depends on Alera Barbee & Christina Carver for most of the team’s points, and they managed only 11 on the night. Fouls affected the Lady Kats with Barbee fouling out and the team managing only 1 of 9 at the line. The Lady Cougars (20-10) advance to Thursday’s 7 p.m. final. Coach Finley Baird is now 10-4 in the postseason coaching her alma mater.



Feb 16, 2018

South wins 54-53 nail-biter over Panthers

Austin Howard’s only basket of the game was a winner Friday. The South Warren Spartan hit a 3-pointer from the left corner with fewer than 10 seconds left to give Coach Nelson Cundiff’s team a 54-53 win over visiting Russellville. The Panthers had made a 10-point run to take the lead before going up 53-49 with 2:11 remaining on a 3-point play by Jacob Naylor. But the Panthers never scored again and handed the game to the Spartans in the process. With that 4-point lead, Devin Quarles forced an off-balance shot, Naylor backed up to misfire on a 3-pointer, and Naylor, Elijah Kemp & Jacolbie Mason all missed the front ends of bonus free throws. Naylor and Tyler Martin each scored 23 points to lead their teams. Mason added 11 for RHS. Garvin Spurrier scored 13 and Colin Moore 11 for the winners. South finished the regular season 14-13 and RHS 7-18.



Feb 16, 2018

LCHS plans free Sports Physical Night

The Logan County Athletic Department will orrer a Free Sports Physical Night on Wednesday, June 6 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Logan County Career & Technical Center.  This opportunity will be for incoming 9th grade student-athletes and up that are enrolled in Logan County High School. Athletic Director Greg Howard says more announcements will be made at a later date concerning this event.



Feb 15, 2018

Seniors lead Cougars to win over Gators

The seniors turned on the offense Thursday on Senior Night to lead the Logan County Cougars to a 69-56 win over Greenwood. Mykal Hampton scored 10 points in the first quarter on the way to 23 for the game. Senior captain Austin Rayno scored 14 points, and senior Matthew Mullins scored 5 straight points in the third quarter to put his team up by 15. Fellow 12th graders Jonathan Furlow and Ethan Smock also played extensively. Junior Kelby Epley added 14 points.  The Cougars’ lead grew to 17, but the Gators cut the margin to 6 in the fourth quarter before Tommy Krohn, Rayno, Hampton and Epley put the win away. The Cougars finished the regular season 14-13 after winning their final four games and 8 of their last 11.

 



Feb 15, 2018

Lady Cougars hold on to beat Greenwood 53-52

Paige Vanzant hit 5 of 6 free throws in the final quarter and Blayke Bingham grabbed a pair of key rebounds in the final seconds to seal a 52-52 win over visiting Greenwood on Thursday night. Kennedy Nichols scored 17 points and dominated the boards. Vanzant scored 13 and Sarah Beth Hale 11. Coach Finley Baird’s team won  9 of its last 12 to finish the regular season 19-10. The Lady Gators (11-16) are coached by former Logan County assistant Zack Simpson.



Feb 15, 2018

Basic Sign Language class added to Community Ed offerings

A sign language class has been added to the Russellville Community Education offerings for this spring. Bethanie Blume will teach the class on Mondays for six weeks, beginning April 9, in Room 18 of Russellvile High School from 5-6 p.m. Students will learn the history of the art, the culture and the etiquette for using American Sign Language, as well as the symbols. To register or for more information, contact Penni Nugent at the Russellville Central Office by Friday, April 6.



Feb 15, 2018

Alex Brown to play for Cumberlands

From LCHS Athletic Director Greg Howard: Logan County High School is proud to announce Alex Brown will sign a letter of intent to play football for the University of the Cumberlands and become a Patriot. Alex will have his signing on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 3:30 p.m. at the Logan County Area Technology Center. Alex is looking forward to this special day and is looking forward to seeing you there.



Feb 14, 2018

Thumb picking expert to speak to Pastfiders

From David Guion: The Southern Ky Pastfinders will meet Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Logan County Library. The speaker this month is Ed Dearmond, retired Kentucky State trooper and former mayor of Greenville. He will make a presentation on the history of "thumb picking." Dont't miss this opportunity to hear the role that Logan as well as Muhlenburg County played in the birth of this very popular musical art form. The public is invited and  admission is free, so don't let history be a mystery, come learn with us.



Feb 13, 2018

Lewisburg at Chandlers Old Timers fundraiser planned Saturday, Feb. 24

From George Cole: Lewisburg Rangers at Chandlers Bears on Feb. 24.. This old timers basketball game, AND I MEAN OLD TIMERS, is part of a benefit fund raiser for Tony Chick’s grandaughter Naiya, who is being treated for leukemia. Coaching the Rangers, health permitting, will be the LEGEND, Bob Birdwhistell. At the helm for the Bears will be Stanley Fleming. We have former district champs scheduled to play and even a couple of former state champs. Make plans to attend this fast paced, up and down dunk fest a week from Saturday! ????Ambulances and a LifeFlight helicopter will be standing by.



Feb 13, 2018

Cougars win at Hopkins Central as Rayno surpasses 1000 points

When Austin Rayno scored 27 points in Logan County's 84-77 win at Hopkins County Central Monday, it did more than seal the win. The first of Rayno's 10 fourth quarter points built his career total to 1,000 points. After hitting 7 of 8 free throws in the game, he now as 1,009 points. Coach Lonnie Mason's Cougars were all good at the line, hitting 13 of 16 in the fourth quarter and 23 of 30 for the game. Mykal Hampton went 10 of 12 at the line on the way to 18 points, all in the second half. Tommy Krohn & Kelby Epley each scored 15 points. The Cougars (14-13) have won three straight games and seven of their last ten. Hopkins Central's (13-12) Blasin Moore finished with 19 points, but that was something of a moral defensive victory for Logan since he scored 11 points in the first quarter, including a trio of 3-pointers. Ethan Priddy scored 17, Tyler Moore 16 and Keyairreon Hobgood 10.



Feb 12, 2018

Logan teams to wear the color violet to honor Coach Joe Hood on Senior Night Thursday

When Logan County's basketball teams celebrate Senior Night Thursday, they'll be wearing violet shirts instead of blue and white. That is being done around the region to honor Warren Central girls coach Joe Hood, who is battling cancer. Violet is the color for Hodgkin Lymphoma. The idea was originated by coaches Warren Cunningham of Barren County and Brad Bonds of Allen County-Scottsville. Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard talked with Logan coaches Finley Baird and Lonnie  Mason, and they all bought in to the concept. Joe Hood was the top shooter on Coach Tim Riley's Dragons when they reached two finals and another Final Four at state. He won the Ted Sanford Award as the player in the Sweet Sixteen who best combined character with basketball skills. He is the son of retired Central football coaching great Joe Hood Sr. and Mrs. Hood.



Feb 11, 2018

Hankses leading major redevelopment of Louisville Road area

Plans for a major redevelopment of the area just off Old Louisville Road and near Barren River are feaured in Wes Swietek's lead story in the Sunday edition of the Bowling Green Daily News. Auburn area residents Eddie and Joy Hanks envision riverfront restaurants, upscale apartments overlooking the river, mixed use developments, medical services, bike trails, boadwalks and an outdoor music venue. The road would be known as River Front Boulevard. Several of the neighboring property owners are on board, as are, it appears, Bowling Green City Commission and Bowling Green Riverfront Foundation. The story can be accessed online at bgdailynews.com.



Feb 9, 2018

Down 19-0, Panthers storm back but Todd holds on

Todd Central roared out to a 19-0 lead on Senior Night at Russellville Friday, but the Panthers came back to cut the lead to five points at the end of the third quarter, led by juniors Jacob Naylor & Elijah Kemp late in that period. Todd had too much scoring from Nolan Barrow, too dominant an inside game from John Calvary and excellent overall floor play from Clayte Weathers in the end to defeat the Panthers 72-65. Barrow finished with 32 points while Calvary had 10 and Weathers and Tashawn Foster 9 each for the Rebels. Naylor scored 22 points and broke the 1000-point mark for his career in the process. Freshman Anthony Woodard added 19, D.J. Quarles 11 (hitting three treys), and Kemp 10. The same two teams will meet in the first round of the district tournament, probably Feb. 20.



Feb 9, 2018

Young Lady Panthers serve notice to district leaders

Following Todd Central's 48-35 win over the Russellville Lady Panthers Friday, two truths emerged. 1) The number one seed in the upcoming district tournament is undecided. 2) Whoever becomes the number two seed--Logan County or Todd Central--is going to have its hands full. Earlier this season, the Lady Rebels led RHS by 30 going into the fourth quarter. Friday, RHS led 28-26 after three quarters with seventh grader Amiyah Collier scoring seven points in the quarter. Having won their last two games, Coach Shannon Booth's Lady Panthers are much improved. Youngsters helped the cause in the persons of seventh graders Brinley Mason and Collier, eighth grader Anastasia Dowlen, and freshmen Chloe Whitscarver & Macaria Hines. The 3-point shooting of Lady Rebels Alexis O'Daniel & Amy Brumfeld proved to be too much for Russellville to overcome.



Feb 9, 2018

Football chili fundraiser tonight at RHS

From Coach Mikie Benton: Tonight is the football fundraiser Chilli Supper! Starting at 5 and lasting til 7. Parents or anyone willing to help can meet me there in the cafeteria at 4:30. Free to the public, grab some food, then go enjoy the district games! Donations are appreciated! Any questions, don’t hesitate to message me! Hope to see you all out tonight!



Feb 8, 2018

From Wes Watt, Kentucky Transportation Department: As the spring season approaches and election time nears, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is faced with the task of removing signs illegally placed on state right-of-way. Crews from around the District 3 area have already fielded complaint calls and have added removing illegally placed signs to their tasks. Any sign, regardless of its purpose, is not allowed to be placed on state-right-of-way unless otherwise permitted. These signs interfere with highway maintenance operations and can impose safety hazards for motorists. Signs that are removed will be held for two weeks at the local county state highway facility and may be picked up at those locations.



Feb 7, 2018

LCHS hosting archery meet this weekend

From Coach Tina Lynch: Logan County High School is hosting a bullseye and 3D tournament this weekend in both gyms on Feb. 9 and 10th. There will be approximately 300 local archers participating (1,000 archers in all).  LCHS is led by senior Taylor Haley, who placed second in the state last year. She has already placed in the top five in multiple tournaments this year including shooting a 294 last week to win overall high school female honors. We will be recognizing her on Senior Night this Saturday at approximately 8 p.m. in the Auxiliary Gym.  Spectator fees for the tournament are $5 per day. Please come out and support your local archers.



Feb 7, 2018

Lewisburg youth baseball signups to begin this Saturday

From Jerald Tabb: Lewisburg is starting sign-ups for our Spring baseball season here at Lewisburg this Saturday. Sign-
ups are for those boys and girls between the ages of 4-12. They will be held at Mt. Pleasant church from 10-12 a.m. Forms will be available on site. Registration fee is $45 per child. We will also be having sign-ups the following dates: Saturday Feb. 17 and Saturday Feb. 24. All times are 10-12 at the church.



Feb 7, 2018

Basketball at Hampton Park named for Tyrone Kennedy

Givin' Back founder Jae Allison has announced that Russellville City Council Tuesday named the basketball playing area at Hampton Park for the late Tyrone Kennedy, one of his co-leaders of the youth development group. Mayor Mark Stratton and the council approved the name "Ice Man Court," which was Mr. Kennedy's nickname.



Feb 6, 2018

SAR Logan Founding Meeting set

From Pete Lehman: A Sons of the American Revolution Chapter Founding Meeting will be held at the Logan County Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 6-8 p.m. SAR President-Elect Geoff Baggett will preside. A review of the rules, guidelines and bylaws of the new Col. Benjamin Logan Chapter will be discussed and chapter officers elected. Research and paperwork requirements will be talked about for those desiring SAR and Chapter membership.



Feb 6, 2018

Neblett to speak at NAACP program Sunday

From William Woodard: The Russellville-Logan County NAACP is sponsoring its annual Black History Program on Sunday, Feb. 11, beginning at 2 p. m. This event will be at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on South Morgan Street, Russellville. Charles Neblett, Civil Rights Activist and Founder and President of Community Projects, Inc. will be our speaker. Come and enjoy his presentation and celebrate Black History with the Russellville community.



Feb 5, 2018

Lexie Day and Akeem Dukes lead RHS Homecoming Court

Seniors wore the crowns and juniors were next in line during the Russellville High Basketball Homecoming Friday. The queen is Lexie Day and the king Akeem Dukes. Both are senior basketball players, although Day has been forced to sit out her senior season with an injury. Junior candidates were also honored with Morgan Todd being named the princess and Zavier Coleman the prince.



Feb 4, 2018

Alumni Baseball Clash in the works during Kelly Russell Classic

From Greg Owens: The Alumni baseball game between the Panthers and Cougars will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, April  21. If there is enough interest" This will be part of the Kelly Russell Classic. Contact Owens at the Kelly Russell Classic Facebook page if you are interested in playing for either team.



Feb 3, 2018

Cougars upset highly ranked Glasgow Scotties

Tommy Krohn scored on an assist from Mykal Hampton with 10 seconds remaining for the winning points in a 67-65 win over visiting Glasgow as part of Logan County's Homecoming Friday. Glasgow entered the game with the region's second best record of 17-6. Hampton also got the clinching defensive rebound. The Scotties' Nick Sorrell had hit 10 free throws to keep the Scotties in contention. Coach Lonnie Mason got significant contributions off the bench from Reggie Powell and Matthew Mullins in spurts.Hampton finished with 17 points, Kelby Epley 15, Krohn 14 and Austin Rayno 10. The Cougars improved their record to 12-13. Coach Justin Stinson's Lady Scotties held off the Lady Cougars 63-61 in a battle of two of the region's best teams in the opener.



Feb 2, 2018

Panthers complete sweep of Franklin teams on season

Trailing by five points with 3:09 remaining, the Russellville Panthers outscored visiting Franklin-Simpson 14-6 the remainder of the game to win 68-65. Jacob Naylor scored 16 of his 24 points in the final quarter, including the clinching three free throws. Freshman Anthony Woodard led the way with 27 points, 9 of them in the third quarter. Jevon Covington scored 18 points inside for the Wildcats, and Dee Ragland added 14, with 12 of them coming in the first half. Russellville's boys and girls have won all four games against F-S this season for the first time in at least 21 years. Both RHS teams will be the third seeds in the district tournament. Franklin will be fourth in both.



Feb 2, 2018

Lady Panthers seal 3rd district seed by rolling over F-S

Just before basketball players Lexie Day and Akeem Dukes were named Russellville Homecoming King and Queen Friday, the Lady Panthers blew out visiting Franklin-Simpson 52-36. It wasn't that close. Coach Shannon Booth's team went on double-figure scoring streaks in both the first and third quarters, led 25-11 at the half, and went up by 27 points on a goal by Carleigh Phillips at 48-21. Eighth grader Anastasia Dowlen scored 17 points and Deshale Leblanc added 15 points. Jayce Buckner had 8 rebounds and 6 points while playing every position. For F-S, Christina Carver and Alera Barbee each scored 11. With their second win over the Lady Cats, the Lady Panthers guaranteed themselves the third seed in the district tournament. Franklin finished 0-6 in the district.



Feb 2, 2018

Sign-ups for Logan County Jr. Pro Basketball will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9-10:30am at LCHS in the front lobby. The Jr. Pro basketball league is for girls and boys grade K-6. Forms will be available to complete on site. The fee for each participant is $30. Please bring cash or check for payment and proof of medical insurance. For questions contact Coach Finley Baird or Coach Lonnie Mason.



Feb 1, 2018

The LoJo enters 10th year of publication today

www.theloganjournal begins its 10th year of publication today. The first issue hit the streets of Logan County on Feb. 1, 2009. It was a print edition and turned out to be the only print paper in the existence of The LoJo. The woman who started it decided against continuing, and turned it over to Trey Turner, who was the 20-year-old webmaster-turned-publisher, and Jim Turner, a college teacher and former editor of the News-Democrat & Leader. During these nine years, 3,196 articles and hundreds of News Briefs have appeared online on The LoJo. During the past 12 months, The LoJo drew 7.1 million 'hits,' including over 600,000 each of the past six months. January was an especially productive month with 823,278 hits, an average of 26,557 per day. 



Jan 31, 2018

R Club presents Benton with big check for Panther football

On the day he was introduced as Russellville's new football coach, Mikie Benton received a check for $6,000 from The R Club presented by founder Greg Owens and representative Ann Page McReynolds. Most of the money came from the sale of bricks at the Panther Park, which Owens created. This was one of four alumni ceremonies which Owens orchestrated on the night of the games with Logan County.



Jan 30, 2018

Filing deadline this afternoon

We'll soon know the entire list of candidates for this spring's local primary elections. The final few hours/minutes are here. The deadline for filing for offices that require a primary is 4 p.m. Tuesday at the office of County Clerk Scottie Harper.



Jan 29, 2018

Chamber ribbon cutting set today for Glitter and Gold

A ribbon cutting will be conducted by the Logan Chamber at Glitter & God Nails & Spa, located on North Main Street in Russellville next to Pizza Hut on North Main Street.



Jan 29, 2018

Sunday emails need to be resent to The LoJo

Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning emails sent to The Logan Journal in the last few hours were not received because of technical difficulties. The email jimturner@loganjournal.com is now functioning, and we ask you to resend any emails that might have been lost during this time frame.



Jan 26, 2018

Logan sweeps Clash, clinches top district seeds

Logan County's basketball teams swept the Clash of the Cats Friday at Jim Young Gymnasium in a night that many Russellville alumni were honored. The Lady Cougars won 55-21 after leading only 11-9 after a quarter. The Cougars led all the way but had to work for 74-64 victory. Coach Lonnie Mason's Cougars clinched the top seed in the district, which will be played at LCHS. They are 5-1 in district games that count. Coach Finley Baird's Lady Cougars are 5-1 in the district and clinched at least a tie for first. Todd Central is 3-1 but the Lady Rebels are favored to win their remaining district games, which would force a coin flip for the top spot.



Jan 26, 2018

Logan sweeps Clash and clinch top district seeds

Logan County's basketball teams swept the Clash of the Cats Friday at Jim Young Gymnasium in a night that many Russellville alumni were honored. The Lady Cougars won 55-21 after leading only 11-9 after a quarter. The Cougars led all the way but had to work for 74-64 victory. Coach Lonnie Mason's Cougars clinched the top seed in the district, which will be played at LCHS. They are 5-1 in district games that count. Coach Finley Baird's Lady Cougars are 5-1 in the district and clinched at least a tie for first. Todd Central is 3-1 but the Lady Rebels are favored to win their remaining district games, which would force a coin flip for the top spot.



Jan 26, 2018

Those attending Clash tonight asked to wear Marshall County colors

?On Friday night, Russellville Athletics will be selling these tee shirts for $5 at the Russellville/Logan County basketball game. All proceeds will go to those affected by the shootings that took place at Marshall County High Tuesday. The shirts, which were made possible by Gerald Printing, will only be available at the game with no shirts being pre-sold. Those attending are asked to wear Marshall County blue and orange. Lady Panther coach Shannon Booth played in two state basketball tournaments for Marshall County and then coached basketball and volleyball at her alma mater.
 



Jan 25, 2018

Logan's Adler earns AP Coach of the Year recognition

Major honors continue for Logan County football coach Todd Adler. A few weeks after being named Courier-Journal Kentucky Coach of the Year, it was announced Tuesday that the second-year Cougar bench boss has been chosen the Associated Press' state Coach of the Year. In Adler's first nine games as head coach of his alma mater in 2016, the Cougars' state-longest losing streak grew to 42 games. Then Logan won its season finale that year. They didn't lose again until the second round of the playoffs. The Cougars put together the only undefeated regular season in Class 4A at 10-0, drawing well-earned attention and well-deserved honors for Adler.



Jan 25, 2018

New Panther football coach to be named Friday

Russellville's next football coach will be introduced at a gathering in deGraffenried Auditorium Friday at 2 p.m., Principal Ben Bruni has announced. He will replace John Myers, who resigned in December following 14 seasons on the job in which his teams won 118 games and two regional championships. Bruni notes that the new head Panther will be just the fourth RHS coach since 1976, the year that Ken Barrett was hired to replace Wayne Shewmaker. During these four decades, the only head coach besides Barrett and Myers has been Bob Nelson. The new coach is also expected to be introduced to the crowd during the Clash of the Cats Friday night.



Jan 25, 2018

Death claims former Auburn Councilman McMurry

John Dale McMurry, who served several terms as Auburn City Councilman, died this week at age 79. He was an Army veteran and worked as well as lived in Auburn. He could often be seen walking along the sidewalks of Main Street, talking with people about thier needs and concerns. Funeral services with military honors will be held in Auburn Friday.



Jan 23, 2018

Lady Panthers improve to play East even for three quarters

Warren East romped over the Russellville Lady Panthers 61-29 early in the season. Tuesday at RHS, Coach Shannon Booth's Lady Panthers led most of the first three quarters and trailed by only a point going into the fourth period. East dominated the fourth quarter and won 54-40, but Booth was pleased with the effort and the improvement, especially since veteran guard Gabbi Poirier had to miss the game because of an injury in a physical education class earlier in the day. Freshman Chloe Whitescarver scored 11 points, Deshale Leblanc 10 and eighth grader Anastasia Dowlen 9. Olivia Price scored 10 and Cressida Duncan 9 for the Lady Raiders.



Jan 23, 2018

Hale and Paige Vanzant shine on spectacular shooting night for Lady Cougars

On a night that the Logan County Lady Cougars hit 19 of 22 free throws and 8 three-pointers as a team, Sarah Beth Hale and Paige Vanzant not only stood out but were, in fact, spectacular. Hale, a junior, hit 7 treys--5 of them in the third quarter--on the way to 24 points. Vanzant, a sophomore, hit all 9 of her free throw attempts and finished with 19 points. She went 6 for 6 in the Lady Cougars' 28-point third quarter. Vanzant's twin sister, Peyton Vanzant, and center Kennedy Nichols added 10 points each. As a result, Coach Finley Baird's team beat Butler County 67-54. Maddie Cardwell scored 19 for the Lady Bears, Kasady Graham 13 and Maddy Murphy 12.



Jan 22, 2018

Names listed incorrectly in one political race

Sunday's article about those who are running for office this year in Logan County listed some names incorrectly in the race for Commonwealth Attorney. Acting Commonwealth Attorney Justin Crocker is seeking the office as a Democrat. The Republicans also seeking the prosecutorial position are Neil Kerr & Joe Hendricks. Meanwhile Gail Guiling, who was last elected in 2014, has not filed for reelection. The Logan Journal regrets the errors.



Jan 19, 2018

Cougars crush Franklin after having lost to Cats by 3 twice

After having let two wins they should have sealed against Franklin-Simpson slip away earlier in the season, the Logan County Cougars left no doubt Friday, beating the Wildcats 74-49 in a game that really wasn't that close. Coach Lonnie Mason's team roared out to a 22-2 lead, twice going ahead by 31 points in the second half. Thirteen Cougars scored in the balanced attack with Mykal Hampton & Kelby Epley scoring 12 each while Tommy Krohn, who missed last week's win over Todd Central with illness, came off the bench to add 10 points. Another reserve, Third Bell, added 9. Also scoring were Matthew Mullins, Austin Rayno, Reggie Powell, Dylan Basham, Dalton Thompson, Ethan Smock, Jonathan Furlow, Nathaniel Vick and Cade McKinnis. Leading F-S with 13 points each were Chase Gooch and Andreyous Miller.



Jan 19, 2018

Lady Cougars blast open close game with Franklin 61-35

After leading by a single point midway through the third quarter, the Logan County Lady Cougars outscored visiting Franklin-Simpson 27-2 the remainder of the game for a 61-35 district win Friday. Sarah Beth Hale kept Logan in the game the first half, finished with 20 points, and played tenacious defense to lead her team to victory. Kennedy Nichols scored 9 points with twins Peyton and Paige Vanzant adding 8 each, Brittany Garrett 6, and Addie White 5, including 3 for 3 free throw shooting and a bucket at the third quarter buzzer. Garrett scored 6 of her team's final 8 points. Freshman Alera Barbee had 11 points to lead F-S with Christina Carver adding 8 and Evyn McCutchen 8.


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  Valentines Day came during a lovely week for Logan County High School senior Riley Wharton. Not only did he shine in the regional swim meet, but the very special college of his choice said &ld...

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On Jan. 25 at the Logan County Agriculture Appreciation Breakfast, Logan County 4-H auctioned off two country hams. The hams were cured by Logan County 4-Hers during the 2017 4-H Country Ham project a...

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Feb. 26 – RISD will be in school   Monday, Feb. 26, originally designated a no-school day has been changed to an in-school day as a make-up day for snow. Several more days will be approved...

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