News Briefs on The LoJo for August 2016
By Jim Turner


Posted on September 30, 2016 10:52 PM



Aug 27, 2016

Brett Knifley sweeps Todd County 4-H archery event

Olmstead School student Brett Knifley won first place bare bow class, first place bow hunter class and first place target bow class. She also had the highest overall score in bare bow class to win Top Shot and highest overall score in bow hunter class to win Top Shot. Her dad, Andy 'SoldIt' Knifley, and Brett won second place in the buddy shoot. She has won over 20 first places this summer.



Aug 23, 2016

Collier pitches third shutout, Kees and Higgins perfect at plate

The Russellville Middle School softball team rolled up another shutout Monday, going on the road to crush Moss Middle 13-0.Amiyah Collier pitched another no-hit shutout, running her worksheet to one hit and no runs and a 3-0 record. She struck out six. Jaylah Kees went three for three at the plate and Crissy Higgins two for two. Also getting hits were Brinley Mason, Hannah Alford, Madison Penrod & Reese Croslin. Their coach is Ryan Davenport.



Aug 22, 2016

Unity in the Community—a family event designed to unify the community—will be held at Hampton Park in Russellville this Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. Katy Johnson Whitford, who has organized the event along with Ashley Wells, says, “This will be a night of family fun! Let's come together as a community to fellowship and support two great local organizations, Shop With a Cop and Givin' Back. We will have bouncy houses, food vendors, a silent auction, basketball tournaments and cornhole tournaments. Proceeds will be donated to these two groups." Whitford plans to have baked goods for sale and would welcome donations of items like that. Contact her through the Unity in the Community Facebook page.  



Aug 21, 2016

Concerned Citizens to begin clothing giveaway Tuesday

Clothing giveaways for those in need will be conducted by Concerned Citizens of Russellville/Logan County beginning this Tuesday, Aug. 23. The clothes will be available across East Fifth Street in Russellville in a house at 163 South Morgan Street, according to Concerned Citizens Executive Director Dorris Vick. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays for the foreseeable future.



Aug 21, 2016

Work continues on signal light replacement at Ninth and Main streets

The traffic signal rebuild project continue this week at the intersection of Ninth and Main streets in Russellville. Crews are installing conduit within the roadway for the new signal. Wes Watt of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says motorists should anticipate a one-lane road controlled by flaggers.



Aug 19, 2016

Panthers pound Trigg 41-0 in

first Linton-Wren Kickoff Classic

On a beautiful later summer night for football at Rhea Stadium, the Russellville Panthers crushed Trigg County 41-0 Friday. The game was never close and the running clock started early. It was John Myers' 100th victory as the Panther coach. Had he got in in the last game of the 2015 season, RHS would have been in the state finals. They hope to take that extra step this year. The game can be heard on WRUS at 2:05 Saturday afternoon with John Brett Reynolds and Alex Watkins calling the action.



Aug 19, 2016

Adler to field new-look Cougars

at home tonight against Bears

The Todd Adler Era begins tonight as the Logan County Cougars entertain Butler County in their season opener. Adler is beginning his head coaching career with this game. He is a former star player for the Cougars and has been highly successful in building the middle school program. Many current key varsity players have been coached by him in middle school. The game can be heard live over WRUS (610 AM) and on the web at www.network1sports.com/station/wrus with Andy and Zack Woodall calling the action.



Aug 18, 2016

Rain postpones RHS sports events

From Russellville Athletic Director Calvin Head: RMS Softball has been canceled today. They have rescheduled for Aug. 29 at Trigg.  (They will practice in the facility tonight at 5:30, per Coach Ryan Davenport.) RMS Football has been canceled today. They will make up this game on Sept. 6 at Todd. RHS Soccer vs. Franklin has been canceled for today. No makeup date has been selected yet.



Aug 16, 2016

Summer Book Fair to be held

at library later this week

From Konnie Smith: The Friends of the Library will have a Summer Book Fair on August 18-20 at Logan County Public Library. Hours are Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 9-4 and Saturday (1/2 price day) 10-2. Proceeds from the sale will be used for children and adult programming and events. Stock up now for winter reading!



Aug 15, 2016

Shakertown Appraisal Day canceled

From Director Tommy Hines: "Due to a scheduling conflict for Case Antiques Inc., Auctions & Appraisals, we have to cancel South Union Shaker Village Appraisal Day. We look forward to rescheduling the event. However, we hope that you will come visit the Village soon." The event was to have been held on Aug. 27.



Aug 12, 2016

Elkton bridge over KY 181 now open

Wes Watt of the Kentucky Transportation Department reports that the bridge over Elk Creek in Elkton has been reopened, and motorists using KY 181 will be shifted to the west side of the roadway to allow the contract crews to continue widening operations on the east side of KY 181. Motorists should anticipate a one-lane road controlled by flaggers during working hours.



Aug 7, 2016

Russellville Independent Schools will initiate the lifetime Golden Panther Pass on Aug. 15. Senior citizens age 60 or older will be provided a photo ID badge to be admitted to Russellville home athletic. This will be good for the cardholder only. It will not be valid for any tournament, district, regional or state playoff games. Superintendent Leon Smith says, “You will need to present the pass at the gate for free admission. You will need to come to the Russellville central office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., starting on Aug. 15. We appreciate so much the community support of our school district and student athletes.”



Aug 6, 2016

Logan team playing in national semifinals

The Impact International Ministries basketball Grade 10 team from Logan County has reached the semifinals of their division of the national tournament in Wichita, Kansas. Coach Jerry Epley's team lost its first two games but has since won three straight, including knocking off a talented, tough team from Oklahoma City in the quarterfinals. Austin Rayno hit six of seven 3-pointers in that game. In Logan's previous outing, Kelby Epley scored 28 points. Rayno finished second in both the 3-point shooting and skills competition nationally before the tournament began.



Aug 6, 2016

Logan tracksters honored for

excellence in the classroom

Eleven members of last spring's Logan County High track teams have been honored for their school work, Coach Greg Howard has announced. Named Academic All-State were Breanna Baptiste, Ann-Meguiar Bouldin, Lauren Burnett, Robert Dancer, Jessie Haksins, Jessica Hines, Sawyer Hopkins, Meredith Johnson, Taleia Mason and Devin Roche while Monica Hines was Honorable mention all-state.



Aug 6, 2016

Amiyah Collier wins state poster contest

Elisa Hanley, Pupil Transportation Section Supervisor, has announced that Amiyah N. Collier of Stevenson Elementary School has won the Kentucky 2016 Poster Contest for her category.  She will be receiving a certificate, and her poster has been forwarded to the National Association for Pupil Transportation for the National poster contest. Amiyah is the daughter of Reggie and Ashley Collier. Her poster will represent Kentucky in national competition.



Aug 5, 2016

Special night at Rhea Stadium set in 2 weeks

Two of Russellville most distinguished alumni will be honored along with the great 1966 Panthers when the Linton-Wren Kickoff Classic is held two weeks from tonight at Rhea Stadium. Coach John Meyer's Panthers will play host to long-time rival Trigg County in the Linton-Wren Kickoff Classic on Aug. 19. Long-time Panther assistants Buddy Linton and Howard Wren, who were both standout Panthers, are to be memorialized following both of their deaths in recent years. Then Coach Stumpy Baker's team of 50 years ago, which was undefeated going into the state championship game only to lose by a few feet, will be honored. Watch The LoJo for more details.



Aug 4, 2016

30th annual 8th of August

Emancipation Celebration underway


Aug 4, 2016

30th annual 8th of August

Emancipation Celebration underway

The 30th Annual 8th of August Emancipation Celebration got underway Thursday night in the area of Hampton Park in Russellville and will run through Sunday. Hundreds--more likely thousands--come to Logan County this weekend every year as a homecoming and as a chance to celebrate the freeing of slaves. Several sporting events are scheduled, but much of the time is spent in enjoying food and fellowship. Russellville Blues will provide a free concert Friday night at the West Kentucky African American Museum featuring the Memphis Blues sound. Track and football great Andre Morris will be the parade marshal Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Click on the attached flier for a schedule of events.



Aug 4, 2016

Bradshaw commits to play for Belmont

\Russellville High basketball star Pedro Bradshaw told a library filled with friends, family, teachers, teammates and media Thursday afternoon that he plans to play collegiately for Belmont University in Nashville. He cited his belief in legendary Bruins coach Rick Byrd, whom Bradshaw twice called "Hall of Fame coach." He said Belmont is a "great fit" for him. "I can get a good degree, a chance to play early, and the opportunity to develop into my dream of playing professionally," he said. He also said it will allow his grandparents who have raised him, Ricky Rogers and Virginia Bradshaw, to come to see him play often. His good friend on his travel ball team, Grayson Murphy of Independence High School in the Nashville area, committed to the Bruins earlier in the week, he noted. Coach Phil Todd called Bradshaw a "throwback kid" who works hard and behaves himself like athletes from decades ago. He's a hard worker in the classroom, on the court and in his job at Arby's, Todd said. Principal Kim McDaniel said, "He's the kind of kid you hope never leaves (your school)." Bradshaw also credited RHS guidance counselor Rex Booth for pushing him to build his body in the weight room. Several present believe that some of the nation's best-known basketball powers will continue to try to recruit Bradshaw before he can officially sign with Belmont in November. Bradshaw averaged 21 points and 12.5 rebounds per game as a junior.



Aug 3, 2016

Landon Stratton preseason All-OVC

Former Logan County High School multi-sport standout Landon Stratton, who is a redshirt sophomore at Murray State University. has been named third team Preseason All-OVC by the College Sports Madness publication. Stratton averaged 42.0 yards per punt as a redshirt freshman to finish 19th in the nation and third in the OVC last year. He is one of nine Murray State Racers to be honored, according to GoRacers.com. Murray State will kick off its 2016 campaign against Illinois on Sept. 3 in Champaign, live on the Big Ten Network at 2:30 p.m. 


http://theloganjournal.com/images/be5c8b4e-6c14-4e7c-aa7d-777d7374109c.jpgThe 30th Annual 8th of August Emancipation Celebration got underway Thursday night in the area of Hampton Park in Russellville and will run through Sunday. Hundreds--more likely thousands--come to Logan County this weekend every year as a homecoming and as a chance to celebrate the freeing of slaves. Several sporting events are scheduled, but much of the time is spent in enjoying food and fellowship. Russellville Blues will provide a free concert Friday night at the West Kentucky African American Museum featuring the Memphis Blues sound. Track and football great Andre Morris will be the parade marshal Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Click on the attached flier for a schedule of events.





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