Ten people averaged appearing in at least a dozen stories per year in the first four years of The Logan Journal. The top 25 people averaged a minimum of nine stories per year.
The Logan Journal came into existence Feb. 1, 2009, so the year runs each Feb. 1-Jan. 31.
The LoJo indexes the names in all stories annually. A list of those stories during the first three years can be found in the Index section plus in September 12 Articles for the first half of the fourth year and in February 13 Articles for the second half of last year.
Russellville High School junior Barrett Croslin moved into first place for the four years in late January. He was a member of the 2009 Little League All-Star team which played in the World Series. Since then he has started four years in varsity baseball and two each in football and basketball. He passed former RHS three-sport standout D.J. Quarles by a story. Quarles was the leader after years two and three.
The top 10 were Croslin, Quarles, Amber Sydnor, Coach Scot MacAllister, Twin Lancaster, DeVonte Bryant, Torin Graham, Coach John Myers, Jordan Kennedy and Coach Ethan Meguiar. All are involved in sports, although Myers is also a school administrator.
The top non-sports figure was Rep. Martha Jane King, who finished in 12th place behind Coach Dennis Pardue with 45 stories. Joining them in the top 25 have been Coach Dedra Adler, Victor Hampton, Ashley Bland, Coach Harold Tackett, Ben Wright, Coach Phil Todd, Zach Hines, Markita Pheal, Davis Pardue, Kevin Temple, Lon Sosh, Landon Stratton, Avrey Collier and Ryan Harper, all of whom have averaged nine or more stories per year.
Only Croslin, Sydnor, Graham, Kennedy, Wright, Hines and Stratton are still in high school.
The 10 leaders among people not directly involved in sports now were King, Sosh, Darlene Gooch, Gov. Steve Beshear, Al Smith, Marvinia Benton, Judge Logan Chick, James Milam, Sen. Joey Pendleton and Congressman Ed Whitfield.
Fifty people averaged seven or more stories per year (28) with 195 averaging three or more each year.
A list of those who have been in at least 12 stories (a minimum of three annually) follows. Find those stories by going to the indexes, September 12 Articles or February 13 Articles.
61: Barrett Croslin
60: D.J. Quarles
59: Amber Sydnor
56 Coach Scot MacAllister
55: Twin Lancaster
52: DeVonte Bryant, Torin Graham, Coach John Myers
50: Jordan Kennedy
48: Coach Ethan Meguiar
46: Coach Dennis Pardue
45: Rep. Martha Jane King
42: Coach Dedra Adler, Victor Hampton
41: Ashley Bland, Coach Harold Tackett, Ben Wright
40: Coach Phil Todd
39: Zach Hines, Markita Pheal
38: Davis Pardue, Kevin Temple
37: Lon Sosh, Landon Stratton
36: Avrey Collier, Ryan Harper
35: Jaylin Jones
34: Kapreshia Powell, Noah Thomas
33: Matt Harper, Thomas Shifflett, Seth Washington, Caleb Wills
32: John Logan Dockins, Imani Hampton, Coach Lou Kendall, Darrin Murphy
31: Darlene Gooch, Coach Greg Howard, Meagan Williams
30: Dustin Cartas
29: Gov. Steve Beshear, Coco Darden, Ann Dorris, Brittany Harper, Josh Hampton, Al Smith, Corey Wright
28: Dustin Nash, Kayla MacAllister
27: Damien Elam, Meagann Hardison, Ian Woodall
26: Meg Brown, Cory Ford, Coach Lonnie Mason, Kesi Neblett, Marvinia Neblett, Maranda Rone, Brett Sowell
25: Trevor Clark, Claire Hopkins, Shannon MacAllister, Devonna Sydnor, Reuben Rawlings-Watkins
24: Ryan Basham, Taylor Blakemore, Judge Logan Chick, Khalia Hampton, Coach Steven Lyne, James Milam, Christian Naylor, Sen. Joey Pendleton, Justin Rone, Congressman Ed Whitfield
23: Coach Bob Birdwhistell, Trevor Clark, Troy Graham, Lawton Jackson, Tameeka Rippy, Sarah Speck
22: Hazel Carver, Victoria Cates, Demarcus Hampton, Brittany Harper, Casey Jaynes, Megan Lindsey, Taleia Mason, Coach Daniel McCarley
21: Tucker Baldwin, Victoria Elliott, Laura Hunt, Tom Noe, Algie Ray Smith
20: Coach Ken Barrett, Caleb Bruner, LeAndra Hoosier, Katelynn Jones, Kelsey Markham, Hugh McReynolds, Colton Spencer, Kathy H. Wilcutt, Adam Wilkins
19: Kate Brooks, Al Cross, Zach Denney, Donna Gholson, Tahmir Graham, Gage Hales, J.R. Morrow
18: Mark Abbott, Madison Alvis, Justin Bollenbecker, Rusty Clark, Michelle England, Aratan Martin, Coach Tim Riley, Trey Turner
17: Jonathan Barbee, Daniel Beatty, Nakia Daniel, Joe Holliday, Seth McReynolds, Don Neagle, Charles Neblett, Kaleb O’Dell, Coach Lee Proctor, Desmond Quarles, Jack Whipple
16: Derrod Blakey, Andra Edmonds, Kevin Gettings, Travez Hampton, Evan Harris, Clint Knight, Coach Greg Meacham, Nathan Oberhausen, Austin Rayno, Mark Stratton, Thomas Washington
15: Madison Abott, Rachel Barnett, Tina Callahan-Dye, Cathy Carver, Dylan Cole, Dave Dockins, Mary Lucy Franklin, Bryan Fuller, Coach Dain Gregory, Jacob Hopkins, Brice Moore, Lynne Thomas, Jacob Wood
14: Aaron Baldwin, Tanner Clark, Jimmy Davenport, Gail Guiling, Nathanshia Harris, Grace McLellan, Michael Morrow, Austin Rouse, Leon Smith, Phillip Stratton, Steve Stratton, Mark Thompson, Bubba Wells
13: Pat Bell, Judge Sue Carol Browning, Tyler Davenport, Rebecca Dezarn, Megan Griggs, Aaron Johnson, Logan Johnson, Jack Lyne, Marie Turner, Howard Wren, Shirlee Yassney, Gene Zick
12: Coach Daniel Alvis, Coach David Clark, Chastity Gooch, Michael Gough, Abbey Hinton, Corey Jones, Thomas Miller, Roy Morgan, Nikki Rose, Joe Ross, Artis Stratton, Wesley Stratton, Coach Nathan Thompson, Jerrell Wickware, Anna Wilkins, Luke Woodall, Jim Young