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Revitalization committee seeking Fall Festival help
In Aug. 12 Issue
The Russell Springs Downtown Revitalization Committee, a group of more than 20 local volunteers, is continuing with their goal of bringing businesses and people back to Main Street.
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Board approves change orders for new judicial center project
In Aug. 12 Issue
Flooring was the topic on the table at the Russell County Property Development Board's monthly meeting Monday.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Aug. 12 Issue
It's So Hot .........
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World record attempt here this weekend
In Aug. 12 Issue
The Lake Cumberland Association is promoting what they term the largest ever event on Lake Cumberland.
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RCHS golf teams off to a hot start
In Aug. 12 Issue
The Lady Laker Golf Team was in action on Saturday, August 7th at Weissinger Hills in the Shelby County Invitational.
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‘Put some muscle in your dollar’
In Aug. 7 Issue
More than five years after opening the first Mighty Dollar location in Russell Springs, Vince and Debbie Wilson and Ricky and Kelly Roy now own three other locations in the state and have just opened Mega-Bargain in Somerset.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Ummersay Acationvay
In Aug. 7 Issue
Russell County News
Oh yeah, we know how to party. (Or should I say, "par-TAY!"?)
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Blue views of Kentucky: The Republican Hypocrisy
In Aug. 7 Issue
Russell County News
Fred Thompson and the so-called "League of American Voters" (a dubious group to say the least, which has been found to be less than truthful in previous ads by Factcheck.org) are running commercials urging us all to reach out to our Congress members to tell them to renew the Bush tax cuts. 
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Aug. 7 Issue
Russell County News
Brigitte Gabriel is an expert on the Middle East conflict and lectures nationally and internationally on the subject.
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Cruisin': Buying a car from out of state
In Aug. 7 Issue
Russell County News
In the past I have had several people ask me about buying a car from another state or on eBay. It's important to find out all you can when you are buying a long distance vehicle.
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Mia Best: ‘Touched by an Angel’
In Aug. 5 Issue
When Allison Best awoke on the morning of July 25, she never envisioned the panic, adrenaline and fear that would test her and her family for the next 72 hours. That was the day she nearly lost five-year-old Mia, her youngest child.
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‘Mock shooting’ trains officials
In Aug. 5 Issue
Somerset Community College's Russell Center was the scene of a "mock shooting" training exercise last Friday for local law enforcement, first responders and emergency personnel, according to H.M. Bottom, the county's emergency management director.
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Charges against Garner dismissed
In Aug. 5 Issue
The criminal charges of  menacing and disorderly conduct against Russell County Judge-Executive Mickey Garner have been dismissed, according to court records.
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127 Sale begins; drivers beware
In Aug. 5 Issue
For the 23rd straight summer, Russell County will join nearly 680 miles of U.S. 127 in celebrating the 127 Yard Sale as buyers and sellers take to the roadway to see what can be sold or bought at a bargain this time around.
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Hot, humid weather continues
In Aug. 5 Issue
The "dog days of summer" have made their presence felt in Russell County over the past few weeks with temperatures in the 90s and heat indices reaching more than 100 degrees on some days, according to State Climatologist Stuart Foster.
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Court helps out Jaycees with grandstand purchase
In Aug. 5 Issue
The Russell County Fiscal Court held a continuation of their July 12 regular meeting last Wednesday and helped the Russell County Jaycees purchase a grandstand from the Kentucky Horse Park.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Aug. 5 Issue
My son Chanson will soon be packing his duds and heading out to Lexington and the big UK campus.
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Wolf Creek Dam project - a third complete
In Aug. 5 Issue
We read a report this week announcing the work on Wolf Creek Dam had reached the 35 percent stage of completion and data and observations have shown no stability abnormalities in the earthen embankment.
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RS First Church of Nazarene welcomes Haun family
In July 31 Issue
Russell County News
Russell Springs First Church of the Nazarene's new pastor, Bro. James Haun, along with his wife Jacqueline, have fallen in love with the area, his church and the community as a whole in their short time here.
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Blue views of Kentucky: Rand is all wrong
In July 31 Issue
Russell County News
Thank God for Sharron Angle. Sharron Angle?
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In July 31 Issue
Russell County News
Will the Madness Ever Stop?
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Cruisin': Do you remember when?
In July 31 Issue
Russell County News
From time to time I like to switch gears and cruise, but a different kind of cruise.
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Local inventor-builder gaining acclaim
In July 29 Issue
A small Jamestown company with an innovative, award-winning new product will be prominently featured at the upcoming Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington.
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Needed, a few good monsters
In July 29 Issue
"We need some monsters," said Aron Houdini. "We'll need about 40 volunteers daily throughout October."
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Tobacco market losing steam
In July 29 Issue
The past 30 years have seen the Russell County tobacco market decrease by more than $5 million, according to E. Raymond Thompson, the county extension agent for agriculture and natural resources.
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Indictments handed down
In July 29 Issue
Drugs, theft, endangerment of children and repeatedly putting others at risk by driving while intoxicated are a few of the allegations put forward by the Russell County Grand Jury this week.
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New jail due to be open on time
In July 29 Issue
“Most of the interior walls are completed,” said Jim Gilbert. “The trusses will be in this week and we should be putting the roof on next Thursday.”
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Local races still open
In July 29 Issue
Before you can vote in the general election this November there would need to be someone to vote for and when it comes to some city races it isn't clear yet who that would be.
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Emergency no cause for alarm
In July 29 Issue
Russell County Emergency Services Director H.M. Bottom said again this week that he wanted to make sure everyone understood that there is no reason to be concerned about the emergency vehicles that will be responding to the Learning Center on Steve Wariner Drive this Friday.
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LCADD cuts the ribbon
In July 29 Issue
Cumberland County Judge-Executive Tim Hicks, the chairman of the board of directors for the Lake Cumberland Area Development District, thanked those who had helped provide the funding needed to construct the new additions to the facility at the ribbon cutting last Thursday.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In July 29 Issue
We were at the post office today and a friend was telling he had lost his cell phone.
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Big enough to give you everything
In July 29 Issue
We heard a report this week pertaining to our government and the dreaded word, taxes.
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Lakers head to camp at Tennessee Tech
In July 29 Issue
The 2010 edition of the Mighty Laker football team headed off to pre-season camp this week at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville.
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Downey signs with Cumberlands
In July 29 Issue
Former Laker baseball catcher Dillon Downey signed scholarship papers with the University of the Cumberlands this week. Downey batted .282 for Lakers as a senior garnering 29 hits and 23 RBIs in 36 games.
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All-Star team finishes third in state
In July 29 Issue
The Russell County 15 year old Babe Ruth All-Stars played in the East Kentucky Babe Ruth State Tournament at Bath County beginning last Thursday July 22 against Montgomery County and came away with a big win.
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Rays end regular season at Laurel County
In July 29 Issue
The Russell Rays Swim Team ended their regular season with a win against the Laurel County Swim Team.
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Church to continue with trip despite recent terrorist attacks
In July 24 Issue
Russell County News
Russell Springs United Methodist Church's plans for a mission trip to Uganda, a country in East Africa located on the equator, have been met with safety concerns due to recent terrorist bombings.
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Ambulance service has temporary interim director
In July 24 Issue
Russell County News
Troy Walters has been named as the temporary interim director of the Russell County Ambulance Service.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Catatonic
In July 24 Issue
Russell County News
By now, you may have heard via the ever-popular Facebook, or just on "The Street", (a hipster term being used by a non-hipster) about an unusual incident in which I was involved last week.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In July 24 Issue
Russell County News
This is no laughing matter!  
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Cruisin': A True Car Lover
In July 24 Issue
Russell County News
Lonnie Robertson of Robertson's Garage in Russell Springs is a true car lover.
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Upcoming Event Schedule for August at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

Although the summer may seem to be coming to an end with the start

of school, there is still plenty of time, and several great events, taking

place at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery! So check out the

following and make plans to be a part of our hatchery happenings! 

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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and Russell County Cooperative Extension Service Launch New 4-H Fishing Club
Have you ever wanted to learn more about fishing, whether it’s how to bait your hook or cast a line? Do you attend school here in Russell County? If you answered yes to these questions, then don’t miss out as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, in partnership with the Russell County Cooperative Extension Service, will be offering a new 4-H Fishing Club beginning in September 2010. From learning more about different aquatic habitats and the types of fish you’ll find in each to discovering what rod ‘n reel works best for you, each meeting will offer a fun, fishing related topic designed to help you get outdoors and connected to nature! Monthly gatherings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month, and the meeting location will be at the hatchery. Each meeting will begin at 5 p.m. CST and will last about an hour. There is no charge to join. 
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A dozen teachers cut from local classrooms
In July 22 Issue
After this month's regular meeting of the Russell County School Board had ended, Interim Superintendent Kenny Pickett confirmed what had been rumored for more than a month as he announced a dozen non-tenured teacher contracts were not renewed at the end of last school year.
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Fighter feels at home in the cage
In July 22 Issue
“I feel at home in the cage,” said Josh Cooper, Russell County's professional mixed martial arts fighter. "I'm going to take this as far as it will let me."
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Cleaning up after BP
In July 22 Issue
"I've seen and done stuff down there I'd never get a chance to if I hadn't gone," said Chris Murphy.
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'Mock Shooting' set for local SCC campus
In July 22 Issue
Somerset Community College's Russell Center in Russell Springs will hold a mock school shooting in an effort to train emergency personnel and law enforcement in the event of an actual emergency situation, according to H.M. Bottom, the county's emergency management director.
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Hospital building plan reviewed, new CEO needed
In July 22 Issue
Estimates for the construction costs are falling to about $10 million, with the total amount financed falling at $15 million or under, interim Chief Executive Officer George Walz said after the recent hospital board meeting.
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Bates says no money for 911-dispatch
In July 22 Issue
The city of Jamestown reaffirmed their stance that helping the county fund the emergency 911 and dispatch service is not in their plans, saying it is up to the Fiscal Court to find ways to fund the service.
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Kendall to remain open longer
In July 22 Issue
Officials at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District announced recently that the Kendall Campground will remain open through Labor Day.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In July 22 Issue
While Bubba and Billy Bob were in a local store they decided to get in on the weekly charity raffle.
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Lots going on for tight finances
In July 22 Issue
For an economy to be flat lined and most all governments crying hard times and/or budget problems, we have a lot of construction underway in Russell County.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Walkin' After Midnight
In July 17 Issue
Russell County News
You know how people talk about taking things for granted?
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In July 17 Issue
Russell County News
Do You Really Believe All That Stuff You Write About?  
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Cruisin': The Simple Chevrolet Biscayne
In July 17 Issue
Russell County News
The Chevy Biscayne was the least expensive model in the Chevrolet full-size car range (except in 1958), which also included the Delray, Belair, Impala and Caprice.
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Fiscal Court says cities should step up
In July 15 Issue
The county's 911-Emergency Dispatch center was again in the spotlight as County Judge-Executive Mickey Garner and all of the members of the court stressed that the cities either need to step up and pay their share of the program or the county would have to move the service into the state police post.
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RS Council discusses Dispatch, EMS issues
In July 15 Issue
Russell Springs Mayor Hollis DeHart led a lengthy discussion on the current fiscal and operating situation at the county's 911 Dispatch Center at this month's regular meeting of the city council.
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Ambulance Board says, maybe, but concerned about other issues
In July 15 Issue
After a few housekeeping measures, the Russell County Ambulance Board began this Tuesday night's meeting with Chairman James Gray observing, "This is the hardest budget I've ever seen to figure out."
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MD victim walks for the cause
In July 15 Issue
A Michigan teenager with a rare form of muscular dystrophy is walking from his home in Hillsdale to Lake Seminole, Fla. and made his way through Russell County earlier this week.
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World record event set for the lake next month
In July 15 Issue
Being promoted as the "largest ever event on Lake Cumberland" by organizers, the first-ever Lake Cumberland Raft will look to set a new Guinness world record for largest boat tie-up next month.
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Another nail in the coffin of ‘moist’ vote
In July 15 Issue
"DENIED AS MOOT," was how Court of Appeals Judge Janet L. Stumbo summed up her ruling on the appeal of the case that had voided the local option, "moist," election in Jamestown and Lake Precincts outside the city limits of Jamestown.
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Charges dismissed in Medicaid case against Grider
In July 15 Issue
An order dismissing the charges against Eric Grider was filed this week.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In July 15 Issue
We found the US Debt Clock on the internet this past week and it is astonishing. If it was connected to a fan, we certainly would not have to worry about global warming.
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Times Journal Has Always Supported Griders
In July 15 Issue
A statement was circulated in the community recently from Anna Mae Grider and  Grider Drug.
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Awards given out at annual Laker baseball banquet
In July 15 Issue
On Monday night the Laker baseball middle and high school programs held a joint banquet in the Russell County High School cafeteria.
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Local Babe Ruth teams keep winning
In July 15 Issue
The Russell County 15 year old Babe Ruth All-Stars were in action at the district tournament against Campbellsville on July 12th.
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Los Agaves II now open in Jamestown
In July 10 Issue
Russell County News
A trio of brothers originally from Guadalajara have opened a third Mexican restaurant, this one in Jamestown, after seeing business at their other two locations increase and the demand for authentic Mexican food rise.
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Judicial Center coming along
In July 10 Issue
Russell County News
“All the structural block is laid at this point,” said Larry McGowan, the project manager for Branscum Construction.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Hot Enough For You?
In July 10 Issue
Russell County News
Randomness. That's about all I got for you.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In July 10 Issue
Russell County News
A Little Too Close to Home!  Just a little too close to home is what first came to mine when I read about some Tennessee Kroger Stores and a KFC banning a small hometown newspaper from their shelves for so called “hate” speech.
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Cruisin': A rare find at Lakefest car show
In July 10 Issue
Russell County News
Last Saturday the Lake Cumberland Antique Car Show turned out to be a big success. Once again Doc Monin did a fantastic job setting things up and getting things in order.
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Lakefest events draw big crowds
In July 8 Issue
With Lakefest now over and Jamestown's Monument Square back in order, Councilwoman and Lakefest Chair Marcelene Taylor is calling the event one of the most successful ever, even after a year hiatus.
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Wariner returns with concert at new auditorium
In July 8 Issue
For the first time in many years, Grammy-award winning country music recording artist Steve Wariner will be performing in front of a live audience in Russell County when he visits the Russell County Schools' Auditorium/Natatorium Complex in September.
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Court mulling over what to do with 911
In July 8 Issue
"We talked to the state about it and they said our budget isn't out of line, especially with the number of calls we get," said County Judge-Executive Mickey Garner this week about the 911 Dispatch Center.
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Summer program big hit with students
In July 8 Issue
Another successful summer of Russell County Schools' Summer Day Camp has ended, according to Susan Melton, who helped oversee the camp that ran through the month of June.
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FEMA deadline: apply now or miss out
In July 8 Issue
Governor Steve Beshear is stressing that everyone who experienced flood damage this spring that they may be eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), but the deadline to register with FEMA is less than one week away.
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Local races filling
In July 8 Issue
"We've got the paperwork available here at the clerk's office," said County Clerk Lisha Popplewell.
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Local company offering ‘bracelets’ worn by the stars
In July 8 Issue
As the world seems obsessed with the continuing travails of popular actress Lindsey Lohan and her "SCRAM Bracelet," a group of industrious professionals in Russell County are looking on in cautious curiosity.
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Walking-man crosses county on trip from one ocean to the other
In July 8 Issue
Al Slusser, had spent the night camped out at a church on KY-80, and would have passed through the county largely unnoticed until there was a collision on Goose Creek Hill near the county line.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In July 8 Issue
It was a really exciting day for some motorists in Italy this past week.
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Cruisin': The Cost of Travel
In July 3 Issue
Traveling was a lot different when I was growing up in the 50’s and early 60’s.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In July 3 Issue
Who’s Your Hero?
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Russell relay rounds up $62K
In July 1 Issue
The 2010 Russell County Relay For Life raised approximately $62,000 for the American Cancer Society at this year's event, according to Clarissa "Moochie" Hart, the local Relay chairperson who oversaw the event.
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Lakefest back on the square
In July 1 Issue
After a one year hiatus, the 2010 Lakefest celebration in Jamestown is now underway, according to Lakefest chair Marcelene Taylor.
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Four jailed on drug charges
In July 1 Issue
Four people were arrested after deputies investigated evidence that led them to what they say were two methamphetamine making sites.
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Be safe on the 4th
In July 1 Issue
With the Fourth of July weekend just days away, many folks in Russell County will be attending professional fireworks displays or setting off fireworks of their own.
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DeHart, Barnes file in Russell Springs
In July 1 Issue
Mayor Hollis DeHart has filed the necessary papers in the county clerk's office and is now officially seeking re-election as Russell Springs Mayor.  
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Corps reports cracks are not a new danger
In July 1 Issue
An evaluation continues with a focus being the cracks in the roadway over Wolf Creek Dam on Lake Cumberland, according to a Corps statement recently.
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Budget set at a Tuesday afternoon meeting
In July 1 Issue
The Russell County Ambulance Board set a budget with $1.75 million in expected revenue, and appropriations for the coming year.
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Recycling program purchases funded
In July 1 Issue
"We were approved for everything we had asked for," said Solid Waste Coordinator H.M. Bottom after the governor's announcement recently.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In July 1 Issue
We really like the following little story. Pat Mathews sent it to us and we have told it several times this week.
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Check facts prior to making decision!
In July 1 Issue
Over the course of the past several weeks there have been many reports concerning the ambulance service and the dispatch service.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In June 26 Issue
Russell County News
What if 20 Million Illegal Aliens Vacated the United States?  
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Upcoming Event Schedule for July at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
July is officially here, and along with fireworks and fun, why not make plans to spend some time outdoors with you, your family and friends? Or maybe you are a teacher seeking professional development credits and would like to find some great workshops and trainings right in your backyard? Whatever the reason, there is no better place to enjoy some summer fun than Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery! In fact, check out the following events that are in store for the month of July!
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Pierce retires, Pickett named interim superintendent
In June 24 Issue
After more than 33 years in the county's school system and 10 as its superintendent, Scott Pierce announced his retirement from the position, effective June 30, at Monday night's monthly school board meeting.
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‘1 Big Fish’ on Lake Cumberland
In June 24 Issue
Morgan's Striper Guide Service of Russell Springs will be featured in an upcoming episode of "1 Big Fish" on Comcast Cable throughout the Michigan television market and will reach approximately 3 million viewers.
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Grider stores raided by DEA
In June 24 Issue
"I'm at a loss as to why such extraordinary steps were necessary," said local attorney Joel Smith.
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911 county’s problem now
In June 24 Issue
According to Board Chairman James Gray county government now has 120 days until they are responsible for operations at the 911 Emergency Dispatch Center.
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Lakefest on the table
In June 24 Issue
Final plans for the city of Jamestown's upcoming Lakefest celebration were announced by event chair and Councilwoman Marcelene Taylor at last week's regular monthly meeting of the city's government.
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Plea in 'Daycare Case'
In June 24 Issue
A plea bargain agreement between one of the defendants in the "Daycare case" was announced Wednesday morning.
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Stephens to create 25 new jobs, invest more than $1.1 million
In June 24 Issue
Gov. Steve Beshear came to Russell Springs June 17th for a ribbon cutting event at Stephens Pipe and Steel for the expansion which will entail an investment of more than $1.1 million and will create 25 new jobs in the community.
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Hospital doing better financially
In June 24 Issue
The bottom line, financially, is the hospital continues to do better than budgeted, according to CFO Ken Kimsal.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In June 24 Issue
Pat and Tom Mathews sent us a power point with an amazing arrangement of photos concerning 9-11 and that tragic event.
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State Am underway at Lakewood
In June 24 Issue
A field of 86 golfers are currently playing in the 84th annual Women's Kentucky State Amateur championship at Lakewood Country Club this week.
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Fruit, veggies and more at local Farmers Market
In June 19 Issue
Russell County News
Locavores rejoice! Russell County Farmers Market is back with locally grown fruit, vegetables, meats, and flowers.
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Duo County annual meeting brings in 461 members
In June 19 Issue
Russell County News
Duo County's annual meeting brought in more than 450 members to the local high school last week to hear about new ventures the cooperative is undertaking and to hear about the annual dividend payout.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Love is all Around
In June 19 Issue
Russell County News
So, I think I "get it" now.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In June 19 Issue
Russell County News
The Plan!  I received this e-mail from Ron C. recently that has some interesting points. 
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Cruisin': What is a Hot Rod?
In June 19 Issue
Russell County News
Got an email from a reader that ask a question, he that made me stop and think, so I have to admit I had to rely on the dictionary for the exact definition
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Snake-bit isn't such a bad thing to be
In June 17 Issue
He sits in the chair with his legs crossed, the swelling and hemorrhaging very visible on his left calf. “One television station reported that I died doing the trick,” Aron Houdini chuckles.
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New board in, position and Flanagan out
In June 17 Issue
The new members of the Russell County Ambulance Board ended their Tuesday night meeting with the acceptance of Joe Flanagan's resignation and abolishment of the position to which he had been posted.
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Dispatch central topic at fiscal court meetings
In June 17 Issue
Following a special called meeting this Monday at which a board was appointed to oversee the Russell County Ambulance Service, the Russell County Fiscal Court considered one option should the new board refuse to continue operating the county's 911 dispatch service.
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Questions put to KSP
In June 17 Issue
KSP Capt. Greg Baird and staff spent an hour answering questions from the court members and those in the audience at Monday night's fiscal court meeting.
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New cruisers on the road in Jamestown
In June 17 Issue
If you've been on the road in the city of Jamestown in recent weeks you've probably noticed the Jamestown Police Department's new vehicle fleet.
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Fair rides out of town
In June 17 Issue
Another successful year at the Russell County Jaycees Fair has come and gone, according to second-year fair manager Robbie Morgan, who said attendance numbers were again near record totals.
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DeHart returns from illness, praises Barrett and volunteers
In June 17 Issue
Mayor Hollis DeHart made his first appearance in two months at a Russell Springs City Council meeting last Thursday at city hall.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In June 17 Issue
Love this weather, nothing like the 100 degree temp and the lovely hum of the ole air conditioner.
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All county boards should be reviewed
In June 17 Issue
If the present situation with the ambulance board is any indication, it probably would be a very positive move to review all county boards, commission members, trustee appointments, and their timely appointments.
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Scams have gotten to some locals
In June 12 Issue
Russell County News
There are a multitude of scams that crooks use to defraud Kentuckians, but some of the most insidious are at work locally; love bandits.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In June 12 Issue
Russell County News
Have We Gone Too Far? “In My Opinion” I think we have probably gone too far. Ever since the 60’s we as a nation have been busy trying to make America a better place for all.
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Cruisin': The Edsel
In June 12 Issue
Russell County News
With the Car show season in full swing, this year I been keeping an eye out for cars and trucks that are unusual and you don’t see to often anymore.
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Child killed in incident
In June 10 Issue
A child was killed and another seriously injured in a mishap on Saturday evening in the McClendon Ridge community, according to state police.
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Court questions actions at ambulance service
In June 10 Issue
At a special called meeting, the fiscal court did not choose any new board members for the Russell County Ambulance Board.
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Fishing Derby big with little ones
In June 10 Issue
More than 1,500 children attended the 24th Catch a Rainbow fishing derby at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery this past Saturday, according to James Gray, the hatchery’s project manager.
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Fair days return to Russell County this week
In June 10 Issue
The 115th edition of the Russell County Jaycees Fair got underway this past weekend at Veterans Fairgrounds in Russell Springs, according to fair officials.
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Federal money available if you apply
In June 10 Issue
A representative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been making the rounds in Russell County stressing the need for homeowners and even renters to register for individual assistance.
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LC Grand Prix held on lake for 2nd time
In June 10 Issue
The roar and speed of Offshore Super Series (OSS) powerboat racing returned to Lake Cumberland and Kentucky for the second consecutive year.
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Blues and BBQ return to the lake
In June 10 Issue
The Lake Cumberland Blues, Boats and BBQ Festival is returning to State Dock this year and gets underway June 18th and 19th.
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Three dam workers injured on the job
In June 10 Issue
Three workers were injured while working on a slurry line pump. A company spokesman said preliminary review indicates that a manual pressure release valve did not function properly.
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Local accidents result in serious injuries
In June 10 Issue
A wreck last Thursday morning in northern Russell County sent two to the University of Kentucky Medical Center via two air ambulances, according to state police.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In June 10 Issue
Well, my head is much bigger after Chanson walked across the stage in his cap and gown last week. 
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Great Community Efforts
In June 10 Issue
This community should be very proud to have such a great resource of talented and giving people.
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RCHS Track and Field season comes to end at state
In June 10 Issue
The conclusion of the 2010 RCHS track and field season wrapped up with state place medals and personal best times at the KHSAA State Championships held at University  of Louisville on June 3rd.
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Lakers fall in regional title game
In June 10 Issue
Coach David Rexroat’s Russell County Lakers fell to Warren Central 11-1 in the 4th region title game at Western Kentucky University last week.
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Spring Festival brings many downtown
In June 5 Issue
Russell County News
The Russell Springs Spring Fest was held over the weekend on Main St. in Russell Springs and saw hundreds of people come to the event.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Pomp & Happenstance
In June 5 Issue
Russell County News
So, there I sat, with all kinds of thoughts running through my head.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In June 5 Issue
Russell County News
Who’s Your Favorite Czar?  During my walk through life, I have been told to pay special attention to the people that one associates himself with
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Cruisin': Old Car Slang and More
In June 5 Issue
Russell County News
Are you old enough to remember back when you were young some of the slang and terms we used when it came to our cars and other stuff?
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Answers sought after ambulance service bailout
In June 3 Issue
The Russell County Ambulance Service, its taxing-district board, and the 911-Dispatch Service financial problems have been brought out previously but as of last week the fiscal court “bailed out” the service with $33,000 to make the month's payroll.
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Lakers repeat as district champs
In June 3 Issue
The Russell County Laker baseball team repeated as 16th district tournament champions after a dominating 12-0 defeat of the Metcalfe County Hornets last Tuesday at Clinton County High School.
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Big fishing derby returns
In June 3 Issue
One of Russell County's most well-known events happens this Saturday at Hatchery Creek below Wolf Creek Dam and nearly 2,000 are expected to attend.
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Indictments handed down by grand jury
In June 3 Issue
Indictments were handed down by the Russell County Grand Jury and according to the clerk’s office.
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WLKR News wins big state awards
In June 3 Issue
For the third year in a row, and for the fourth time in the last nine years, the TV-news program of Russell County High School known as WLKR News has been named the Best Newscast in Class AA by the Kentucky High School Journalism Association.
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RS Elementary ballon drop called a success
In June 3 Issue
With this being the last week of school in Russell County, students have been enjoying the final days of their school year.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In June 3 Issue
Between the time Pauline and Ole I.C. took Chanson to his first day at Kindergarten and last evening when we attended the Senior Awards Banquet, thirteen years have somehow slipped by.
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Our Congratulations and Appreciation
In June 3 Issue
We attended the scholarship and awards presentation program this week and have to say we were extremely impressed.
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Lakers move to regional title game
In June 3 Issue
The Russell County Laker baseball team advanced to its second 4th region championship game in two years with big wins over Bowling Green, 4-2, and Allen County-Scottsville, 7-2, early this week.
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RCHS Track and Field has much success at regional
In June 3 Issue
The Track and Field team had much success at the Class 2A Region 5 Championship on Saturday, May 29th located at Knox Central.
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Casey County wins region; three Lakers advance to second round
In June 3 Issue
It was no surprise that Casey County won the 12th Region High School Boys Tennis Tournament held recently at Berea College.
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Pickett’s experience during Paul campaign one to remember
In May 29 Issue
Russell County News
On the heels of Republican Rand Paul’s victory in the primary election’s U.S. Senate race last week, his local campaign chair, Sherry Pickett, is looking forward to again helping his case locally come November.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Pride in the name of Love
In May 29 Issue
Russell County News
Nothin' like starting things off with a U2 song title...
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In May 29 Issue
Russell County News
Can You Hear Me Now!  
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Cruisin': Ford vs. Chevy
In May 29 Issue
Russell County News
We have all seen the bumper stickers that say I would rather push a Ford than drive a Chevy.
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Big honors for TJ advertising and graphics staff
In May 27 Issue
Among the medium-sized weekly papers in the state, the Times Journal’s advertising staff was rated as third in Kentucky.
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Walking for the sake of babies
In May 27 Issue
More than $17,000 was raised countywide for the annual March for Babies event this weekend, according to Melissa Coffey, a member of the county's March of Dimes committee.
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Rate hikes for sewer and water in J-town
In May 27 Issue
Jamestown water and sewer customers will see an increase in their monthly bills for these services in the coming weeks, it was announced at this month's city council meeting.
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Disaster declared in county
In May 27 Issue
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has included Russell County in its Presidential declaration as a disaster area due to damage from the storms over the first weekend this May.
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Architects hired by hospital
In May 27 Issue
With the assent of all the board, Russell County Hospital hired The Estopinal Group as the architects for its proposed renovation and expansion.
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Mills to receive commission
In May 27 Issue
Former Russell County High School student Stephanie Mills recently graduated from Norwich University, a top military college in Northfield, Vermont with cum laude honors in criminal justice.
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Links donates to 2nd Chance
In May 27 Issue
The owners of The Links at Lily Creek inaugurated their Change a Life program with a $10,000 donation to the 2nd Chance Outreach Center.
“This will be a yearly event and a donation will be made to fill a need every year,” said Mike LaFrance.
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Tire amnesty nets 14 truck loads
In May 27 Issue
“We had 14 tractor-trailer loads of tires dropped off at the tire amnesty day,” said Solid Waste Coordinator H.M. Bottom. “They estimated that was about 35,000 tires that were collected.”
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In May 27 Issue
We visited Felix Hill this week and while we were there, we picked a couple of gallons of cherries. Felix has three or four great cherry trees that are just loaded with big red cherries.
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Lakers down Clinton in tourney
In May 27 Issue
Behind a strong pitching performance from freshman Tyler Robertson, the Russell County Lakers downed host Clinton County, 10-1, Monday in their first game of the 16th district tournament.
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Lady Lakers fall in first round of district play
In May 27 Issue
In heartbreaking fashion, the Russell County Lady Laker softball team fell to Clinton County, 6-5, in eight innings in the opening round of 16th district tournament action at Clinton County High School on Tuesday night.
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Former coach Wade honored by Laker baseball program
In May 27 Issue
Former Laker baseball coach Terry Wade was honored last week by the Russell County baseball program.
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RCMS Lakers win district title
In May 27 Issue
The Russell County Middle School 8th grade team played in the 16th District tournament at Clinton County on Saturday May 22.
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RCMS Track and Field team participates in state championships
In May 27 Issue
The Russell County Middle School Track & Field athletes traveled to Paul Laurence Dunbar in Lexington for the KYCCCA Middle School State Championships.
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Lake Cumberland Grand Prix Parade of Boats

Lake Cumberland Grand Prix racing teams and their sleek powerboats to be on full display during U.S. 27 ‘Parade of Boats’ on opening day June 4

Before the racing teams start their engines for the official launch of the Lake Cumberland Grand Prix 2010 Offshore Super Series (OSS) powerboat race, they will showcase their boats for all to see in a colorful “Parade of Boats” June 4 throughout Somerset, Ky., on the opening day of race weekend.


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Russell County's Colby Allen is named a Rogers Scholar

Colby Allen named 2010 Rogers Scholar

Colby Allen of Russell County has been named a 2010 Rogers Scholar in the largest class of participants selected by The Center for Rural Development in the history of the 13-year-old youth leadership program.

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Russell County student is selected to attend ELI

LeeAnn Grider of Russell County to attend Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at The Center for Rural Development


LeeAnn Grider of Russell County has been selected by The Center for Rural Development to attend the Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) and grow her business and entrepreneurial skills as a representative of the region’s next generation of leaders.

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Blue Room Recording now open in county
In May 22 Issue
Russell County News
Local musician Dave Williams, a certified audio engineer, has opened the Blue Room Recording studio in Royville in hopes of attracting some of the area’s talented musicians.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Possibly, Politically Proud
In May 22 Issue
Russell County News
I'm always amazed when someone asks my opinion about something.
My first reaction is to look around and if see if the query is directed to me, or someone nearby.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In May 22 Issue
Russell County News
Three cheers for Arizona!
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Cruisin': Henderson Car Show
In May 22 Issue
Russell County News
In spite of cool temperatures and off and on rain The Ohio Valley Cruisers Car Club held their 24th annual car show this last weekend in Henderson Kentucky.
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Local primary election results gain interest
In May 20 Issue
Thousands of local voters cast their ballots during Tuesday’s primary election as several high profile incumbents lost their races to their upstart rivals while some incumbents held on to battle once again in November.
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Mayor still under the weather
In May 20 Issue
Russell Springs Mayor Hollis DeHart was absent for the second regular monthly city council meeting in a row due to an undisclosed illness that required surgery approximately three weeks ago.
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Cajun flavor to new business
In May 20 Issue
William Bixler runs the Cajun Catfish house, the newest restaurant in Russell County.
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Red Buck Classic brings in big bass
In May 20 Issue
Two Albany natives snagged the Lake Cumberland Red Buck Classic fishing tournament and a top prize of $2,000 over the weekend at Pumpkin Creek Boat Ramp.
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Grayson’s visit not enough
In May 20 Issue
It was a small and happy crowd that talked amongst themselves as they waited, a larger crowd than his opponent had garnered at his first rally in Russell County.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In May 20 Issue
Election is over. Those of you that remember Tommy Jones will readily also remember Tommy’s famous way of telling you who was going to win...... “the one that gets the most votes boys”  And so it goes.
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The Tea Party came to town!
In May 20 Issue
The call to take government back to the people was felt in Russell County Tuesday and throughout the state of Kentucky.
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16th district baseball, softball tourneys set
In May 20 Issue
In 16th district tournament baseball, the Russell County Lakers will play Clinton County at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 24 while Cumberland County will face Metcalfe County at 7:30 p.m. that same day.
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Laker, Lady Laker results from the diamond
In May 20 Issue
The Lady Laker softball team went 1-1 over the past week, defeating host Wayne County, 8-2, on Monday while falling to Barren County, 9-1, last Thursday.
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Track and Field with nice results at Danville All Comers
In May 20 Issue
The track and field teams traveled to Danville for the Danville All Comers meet on May 4th.
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Rexroat honored for 200th win
In May 20 Issue
Russell County baseball head coach David Rexroat was honored at Laker Field last Thursday for picking up the 200th win of his career.
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Holt signs for softball at Midway College
In May 20 Issue
Lady Laker softball senior standout Lacey Holt has signed a letter of intent to play at Midway College next season.
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Upcoming Event Schedule for June at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
What began as a small event in 1986 has now blossomed into one of the largest events of its kind in the entire country, and as in past years, volunteers and staff are excitedly gearing up for the annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, June 5th, 2010, and as in past years, the location will be at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery.
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24th Annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby
What began as a small event in 1986 has now blossomed into one of the largest events of it’s kind in the entire country, and as in past years, volunteers and staff are excitedly gearing up for the 24th Annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, June 5th, 2010, and as in past years, the location will be at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery.  
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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Encourages You and Your Special Fella to Celebrate Father’s Day by Getting Outdoors and Connecting with Nature!
With Father’s Day right around the corner, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery (NFH) reminds you to consider a trip outdoors, connected to nature, to enjoy the day and spend time with the one(s) you love most. Why not pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic, benefit from the serenity of a hike in the greenery of the woods, go boating on a cool, clear river or stream or grab your pole, license and head out to fish?
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New York, New York is everything they say
In May 15 Issue
Russell County News
On May 2nd at 11 pm, 35 seniors, along with six chaperons and their driver, made their way from the small town of Russell Springs to the Big Apple.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Last Call
In May 15 Issue
Russell County News
I had one of those moments the other day when I felt every possible emotion all at once.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In May 15 Issue
Russell County News
WE'VE FIGURED HIM OUT!  
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Cruisin': The 1936 Bugatti
In May 15 Issue
Russell County News
Have you ever wondered what the rarest and most expensive car in the world is?
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Deputy shot twice, saved by bulletproof vest; arrests made
In May 13 Issue
Deputy Cary York was not injured by the two bullets which struck him in the chest early Wednesday morning, Sheriff Larry Bennett said.
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Primary Election due in less than five days
In May 13 Issue
With this year's primary election now less than a week away, local election officials are gearing up toward a busy day at the polls on Tuesday with several key county positions on the ballot.
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Mistrial declared in Grider case
In May 13 Issue
An order declaring a mistrial in the Franklin Circuit Court case against local pharmacist Eric Grider was filed May 12th.
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$4 million county budget
In May 13 Issue
The Russell County Fiscal Court approved a $4.4 million dollar budget for the coming year, including a $1.1 million jail budget.
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Nothing yet for Russell Co.; declaration of disaster sent by Obama
In May 13 Issue
“I appreciate President Obama’s timely response and declaration of a federal disaster for Kentucky in response to the severe flooding that heavily damaged more than two-thirds of our counties,” said Gov. Beshear.
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Big band beat goes on at RCHS
In May 13 Issue
It has been a busy year for the Russell County High School Mighty Laker Band, according to Band Director Curtis Irvin, who recently gave a rundown on the band's goings-on in 2010.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In May 13 Issue
No one enjoyed a funny story like my friend M. R. Holt. He enjoyed a joke and he enjoyed telling a good tale.
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Laker baseball goes 3-3 over past week
In May 13 Issue
The Russell County Lakers won as many games as they lost over the past week, going 3-3 in six varsity games.
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Lady Laker softball downs Casey County on the road
In May 13 Issue
Following a couple of tough outings for Coach Trent Tarter’s Lady Laker softball team, the ladies picked up two huge wins on Tuesday night on the road at Casey County, 5-0 and 12-1.
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Laker tennis squads drop close matches
In May 13 Issue
The Russell County Laker Boys and Girls Tennis Teams played a couple of exciting matches this past week but came up short in both attempts against Lincoln County and Danville.
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Chamber banquet a success
In May 8 Issue
Russell County News
The hallway was jam-packed at 6 p.m. as the business and public service leaders of Russell County made their way past booths, toward the banquet tables.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Sound Advice
In May 8 Issue
Russell County News
I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen to them…
When I was younger, I swore up and down I would be a “cool” parent.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In May 8 Issue
Russell County News
Do we want Leaders or Wimps?
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Cruisin': 10 Classic American Muscle Cars
In May 8 Issue
Russell County News
Over the past couple years as I drive down the road checking out the cars cruising up and down the highway, I see a big difference in the cars the kids drive today and the ones we wanted to drive way back when all this started.
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Flooding from record two-day storm
In May 6 Issue
At the close of the second day of the May, much of the Lake Cumberland region had nearly received a record monthly total of rainfall.
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Case against Irvin, city dismissed
In May 6 Issue
The 2007 civil case alleging sexual harassment among other allegations was dismissed this week with prejudice by a Special Circuit Judge.
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Navy scholarship sends local student to private university
In May 6 Issue
Amy Passmore, a high-ranking member of the Russell County High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, has received a prestigious four-year, $180,000 Navy ROTC scholarship to attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
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RCHS students warned of driving dangers
In May 6 Issue
A “Ghost Out” program was held for Russell County High School students just days before prom at the Russell County Schools auditorium/natatorium complex to warn students about the dangers of alcohol and drugs and more common problems such as text messaging and cell phone usage behind the wheel of an automobile.
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Local man jailed for impersonating deputy
In May 6 Issue
A Russell Springs man was arrested in Pulaski County last week for impersonating a police officer, among other charges, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department.
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Primary soon, voter rolls verified by state officials
In May 6 Issue
As the May 18 primary election nears, Russell County voters continue to gear up for what should be an entertaining day at the polls.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In May 6 Issue
My Buddy is in New York City this week with many of the RCHS seniors as they take their annual trip. We tried to get a job with the bus company as the luggage man but didn’t make it.
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Beware of scam artists
In May 6 Issue
Attorney General Jack Conway is putting Kentucky businesses on notice that price-gouging will not be tolerated during times of emergency.
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Lakers, Lady Lakers pick up district wins
In May 6 Issue
The Russell County Laker baseball team had another excellent week on the diamond, racking up four more wins to move to 19-4 on the season.
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Weekly tennis wrap-up: Lakers take on top seeds
In May 6 Issue
Between losses suffered by two of the top-ranked teams in the region, the Russell County Laker Boys tennis team scored a 4-1 win over the Adair County Indians on Thursday, April 29th.
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Laker track and field team competes in Casey County
In May 6 Issue
The RCHS track and field team traveled to Casey County on April 30th for the AA Derby Invitational.
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Candidates forum for young voters held at RCANC
In May 1 Issue
Russell County News
Candidates gathered at the Auditorium/Natatorium Wednesday for a forum presented to students by students at Russell County High School.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Puzzling Behavior
In May 1 Issue
Russell County News
We all have those little “guilty pleasures,” right?
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In May 1 Issue
Russell County News
GM Pays Back Federal Loans Early!  Vice President Biden called the GM repayment a "huge accomplishment."  
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Cruisin': Old Age or What?
In May 1 Issue
Russell County News
This past week has really been a good week for me. It seemed everything I did came out really good. In fact it was one of the most perfect weeks I have had in a long time.
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Murder tops list of indictments
In April 29 Issue
Two men were indicted on charges stemming from the shotgun-slaying of a Creelsboro man in 2006.
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Local couple injured in wreck on Russell Creek Hill, remain hospitalized
In April 29 Issue
A Saturday afternoon wreck on Russell Creek Hill in Adair County seriously injured a Russell County couple as well as Columbia man, according to the Kentucky State Police.
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Burton takes top honors as Lindsey scholar-athlete of the year
In April 29 Issue
A senior from Jamestown was named Lindsey Wilson College's senior student-athlete of the year at the college's honors convocation last week and has also been named Mid-South Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
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Census participation tops previous numbers
In April 29 Issue
Russell County's participation rate in this year's census currently stands at 77 percent, 21 percentage points higher than the final local rate 10 years ago and ahead of state and national averages, according to the latest statistics provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Business earn top honors in Relay For Life contest
In April 29 Issue
The Russell County Relay For Life's “Paint the Town Purple” community contest wrapped up last week with 13 local businesses participating, according to the event's coordinator, Moochie Hart.
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More drug arrests by sheriff’s office in the county
In April 29 Issue
While serving a warrant Russell County Sheriff’s Deputies discovered what they have called a working methamphetamine lab and arrested three people last Friday.
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Lakers pick up another district win then fall to DeSales
In April 29 Issue
The Russell County Laker baseball team’s record now stands at 15-4 overall with a 4-0 record in district play.
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Lady Lakers’ struggles continue
In April 29 Issue
The Russell County High School Lady Laker softball team has lost three straight since last Thursday.
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Laker basketball, cheerleaders have awards banquet
In April 29 Issue
The Russell County High School basketball team and cheerleaders held their banquet for the 2009-10 season this past Sunday at the high school.
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RCHS Track team has excellent performance
In April 29 Issue
At the Carl Deaton Classic held at Green County the boys and girls track team came away with some good performances and season best times in some events as well as some first place finishes.

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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In April 29 Issue
Dr. Vic Henry died this past week. His name often appeared in this column as he liked a certain type of humor and we often would share such
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Methamphetamine becoming quite common
In April 29 Issue
The manufacturing of methamphetamine is apparently becoming quite a common occurrence in this and most other communities.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In April 24 Issue
Russell County News
What are the rules?  I’m still unable to grasp the fact that we have a Congress that passed a major piece of legislation without knowing what was in it.
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Meth dangers in a yard or fence row near you
In April 22 Issue
Russell Springs Police Chief Joseph M. Irvin is urging citizens to use caution as a feared national trend, known as trash meth labs, has now appeared locally.
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Police work leads to federal charges
In April 22 Issue
Chief Joesph M. Irvin said this week that  individuals arrested by the Russell Springs Police Department were recently indicted by a federal grand jury.
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Sheriff’s office makes Meth bust in RS trailer park
In April 22 Issue
Sheriff Larry Bennett said a tip lead to a drug bust at a trailer in Russell Springs while the resident was away.
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School to end on June 4
In April 22 Issue
A change approved by officials in Frankfort means that school will end June 4th, rather than the 7th as expected.
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40th Earth Day celebrated
In April 22 Issue
Across America and around the world, the 40th anniversary of Earth Day will be celebrated Thursday, April 22nd.
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1 x 1 = Hi-def TV
In April 22 Issue
Last Friday, the top multipliers in the 4th-6th grades competed in Russell Springs Elementary's third annual multiplication bowl with student Joshua Melson coming out on top, and taking home the grand prize, a 32” Magnavox high definition television.
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All of board and doctors in favor of tobacco-free hospital
In April 22 Issue
Russell County Hospital's Board of Directors approved the move to a tobacco-free campus at last Thursday night's meeting.
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Jamestown clears desk
In April 22 Issue
The Jamestown City Council took care of some routine business items at last week's regular monthly meeting.
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Nephew of Steve Wariner dies in automobile crash
In April 22 Issue
The victim of a fatal one-car crash Friday in Hamilton County, Indiana was an aspiring musician and a nephew of country star, Steve Wariner.
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Laker baseball puts win streak together
In April 22 Issue
The past week has been kind to the Russell County Laker baseball team as they have ripped off four straight wins since last Thursday.
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Lady Laker softball hits a rough patch
In April 22 Issue
Despite picking up a big district win, 10-0, over Cumberland County last Thursday, the Lady Laker softball team have lost three straight ballgames since.
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Mixed results for RCHS tennis teams
In April 22 Issue
The Russell County Laker Boys Tennis Team scored a 9-0 victory on Monday night, April 19th, as they smashed the home-standing Indians of Southwestern High School.  
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RCHS track in action at Southwestern
In April 22 Issue
The Track team traveled to Southwestern for the Warrior Classic on April 14th.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In April 22 Issue
Last week we were about to tell you a story but could not remember it. Well we thought of it this week and must pass it along, although we just cannot give away who it was.
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Question the candidates!
In April 22 Issue
Our county primary election is drawing down to the final weeks and the candidates are out and about.
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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and Russell County Soil Conservation District Lead Way in Environmental Education Proclamation

From Earth Day to Arbor Day, April is jam packed with events, information and MORE, all designed to foster better connections between people and the environment. Because of this, and a commitment to protecting and conserving the natural world, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Russell County Soil Conservation District have partnered by working with Russell County Judge-Executive Mickey Garner to sign a proclamation declaring April to be National Environmental Education Month in Russell County. Whether you spend a weekend camping with your family or take time to garden, fish or canoe, you’re encouraged to get outdoors, enjoy the weather and spend time connecting with nature.

 

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Upcoming Event Schedule for May at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

School will soon be coming to a close, but there’s still time to visit Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery for a great day of hands-on learning!  So if you are an educator looking to bring a group of students out for a trout-tastic day of outdoor play, there’s still time to make your plans! Whether you have an hour to spare or all day, our staff will work to ensure you and your group enjoy a wonderful day of fun-filled activities that will better connect your students to the natural world around them. For more information, or to schedule a date, please contact Amanda Patrick, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist, at 270-343-3797 or via email:  Amanda_Patrick@fws.gov

 

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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Encourages You and Your Special Gal to Celebrate Mother’s Day by Getting Outdoors and Connecting with Nature!
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery reminds you to consider a trip outdoors, connected to nature, to celebrate the day and spend time with the one(s) you love most. Why not pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic, benefit from the serenity of a hike in the greenery of the woods, go boating on a cool, clear river or stream or grab your pole, license and head out to fish?
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24th Annual Catch A Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby Planned for Sat, June 5th, 2010
What began as a small event in 1986 has now blossomed into one of the largest events of it’s kind in the country, and as in past years, volunteers and staff are excitedly gearing up for the 24th Annual Catch A Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, June 5th, 2010. Location will be at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. 
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Kids Zone Childcare is the realization of a dream
In April 17 Issue
Russell County News
It has always been Missy McGowan’s dream to open up a daycare center. That dream became reality on March 1 when she opened Kids Zone Childcare on Hwy. 910 near the Salem community.
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Drug Court graduates celebrated
In April 17 Issue
Russell County News
Close to $43,000 in fines, restitution and other fees have been paid and there are 15 people which taxpayers did not pay the state to house in jail, but drug court’s human equation was what the presenters and graduates were talking about at Monday’s graduation ceremony.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: About those Vampires ...
In April 17 Issue
Russell County News
My job (which I truly love) involves a lot a traveling. Many times I leave the crypt....uh, house, way before dawn.
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Cruisin': Cruise at the Jamestown Center
In April 17 Issue
Russell County News
Friday, the April 9th Cruise In at the Jamestown Family Center turned out to be a big success with Classic Cars, along with cars from The “OUTSIDERS” car Club and The Old Boys Toys Car Club and a group of Motorcycles.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In April 17 Issue
Russell County News
“Who’s going to pull the wagon?” I heard that question asked recently and it’s a great question. Free education, free healthcare, and free entitlements sound wonderful, but when anything is “free” everyone what to jump on the band wagon.
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Devon Allman and the Honeytribe will perform at Lake Cumberland Grand Prix Race Village
Devon Allman, son of iconic singer/songwriter Gregg Allman of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, will help kick off the Lake Cumberland Grand Prix 2010 on June 4 in Somerset.

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Henson-Onyon dance their way to the top at benefit event
In April 15 Issue
McKinzie Henson and Coty Onyon were crowned dancing champions this past Saturday night at the Russell County Hospital Auxiliary's third annual "Dancing with the Stars" at the Russell County High School.
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Student Technology Leadership Program now at RCHS
In April 15 Issue
A class that has caught the eye of many in recent months at Russell County High School is the new Student Technology Leadership Program, led by Chris Godby, the high school's technology coordinator.
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Money spent at Monday meetings
In April 15 Issue
Monday's public meetings were in the basement of the courthouse, and began in a cramped jury room as the Property Development Board continued to oversee construction of the county's new judicial center.
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Council passes old city hall to fire department
In April 15 Issue
With no one in opposition, the Russell Springs City Council voted to give the city's former municipal building to the Russell Springs Volunteer Fire Department at last week's regular monthly meeting of the council.
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Relay contest to paint the towns purple
In April 15 Issue
In efforts to raise cancer awareness in our community, the Russell County Relay for Life teams and committee are encouraging local businesses to join them by decorating their windows or outside of their business purple, according to Moochie Hart with the Relay. 
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LTE: County Attorney statement on recent charges
In April 15 Issue
I, Mark McGaha, after hearing the prepared statements of Jeff Hoover aired on his family's radio station a day prior to any summons being served upon his friend and client Judge Mickey Garner, find it necessary to set the record straight.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In April 15 Issue
We saw a bumper sticker this week that really made us stop and think.
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Laker baseball defeats Metcalfe
In April 15 Issue
Coach David Rexroat’s Russell County Laker baseball team have found success recently and won their first district road matchup of the season Tuesday afternoon with an 8-2 decision over the Metcalfe County Hornets.
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Lady Lakers win 1st district game
In April 15 Issue
Coach Trent Tarter’s Lady Laker softball team snapped their losing streak Tuesday afternoon at Metcalfe County, defeating the Lady Hornets 5-4 to take their first regular season district matchup.
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RCHS Track and Field team off to strong start
In April 15 Issue
The Russell County Track and Field team opened up their season at the Somerset All Comers meet on March 30th on a positive note doing well as teams and individually, according to Coach Misty Matney.  
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RCMS track team has success
In April 15 Issue
The middle school track team traveled to the Green County All Comers meet over spring break.
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County Attorney files two misdemeanor charges against Garner
In April 10 Issue
Russell County News
The Russell County Judge Executive has been charged with two misdemeanor offenses in connection with an argument several months ago between the Judge and County Attorney.
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Cruisin': The birth of the Chevrolet Impala
In April 10 Issue
Russell County News
At the dawn of the 1960's, the new frontier was one of technical and marketing innovations for the big three auto makers.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In April 10 Issue
Russell County News
I’m tired” part two…Last week I began my Column by saying, Yes I’m tired of all rhetoric that has been dished out by our President and the Progressive Democrats.
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Voluntees needed for 2010 Lake Cumberland Grand Prix

As the Lake Cumberland region gets ready to host the biggest event in speed boat racing, volunteers are needed to pitch in and help with nearly every aspect of the event—from keeping boats out of the way during race time on the water to helping with parking and traffic—when OSS racing series returns to South Central Kentucky for the 2010 Lake Cumberland Grand Prix.

 

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Accepting nominations from Russell County for Excellence in Entrepreneruship Awards

As our region’s economy begins to recover, small businesses and entrepreneurs will be the fuel that powers further growth and expansion well into the future.

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Win a "Holiday Houseboat" vacation package on Lake Cumberland

This June, one lucky ticket holder will win a free “Houseboat Holiday” on Lake Cumberland in a regional fundraising campaign to benefit The Center for Rural Development’s three summer youth programs and their participants—Southern and Eastern Kentucky’s next generation of leaders.


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Big haul for lady who knows her roundball
In April 8 Issue
As Duke University capped off the NCAA tournament with a national title Monday night, Gail Berry was crowned the champion of the first-ever Times Journal Bracket Contest with an overall score of 73 points.
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Local participation in Census higher than state, national averages
In April 8 Issue
Russell County's participation rate in the 2010 Census currently stands at 65 percent, nine percentage points higher than the final rate back in 2000 for the county, according to statistics provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Doctor says he has the cure for Washington
In April 8 Issue
Spring break for one group of children has become a lot of smiling as they shake strangers hands and race from one venue to the next, but they aren't the newest Disney-created boy band, they are the family of the front runner in the race for the Senate in Kentucky.
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New user friendly redesign for RCHS Internet portal
In April 8 Issue
Russell County High School's presence on the Internet has grown in the past year as School Technology Coordinator Chris Godby revamped the school's Web site and added many new features and applications to it.
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Local anglers take money at last weekend’s tournament
In April 8 Issue
Saturday marked the third Lake Cumberland Red Buck fishing tournament event of the season with William Hale and Terry Waddell taking home the top prize, $1,000 in cash.
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Ryder charged with rape attempt, other charges
In April 8 Issue
On Tuesday at approximately 3 a.m., a 25-year-old woman arrived at the Russell County Hospital in reference to an alleged sexual assault. 
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'Dancing with the Stars' this weekend
In April 8 Issue
The time has come again to catch a glimpse of the best of local dancers as the hospital auxiliary brings 'Dancing with the Stars' back to the Russell County High School Gymnasium.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In April 8 Issue
Very nice last week when we answered the front door and there were two great friends, Bro Louis Shepherd and  Paul Womack.
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RCHS tennis squads open season on high note
In April 8 Issue
After several match postponements due to inclement weather, the Russell County High School Boys and Girls Tennis teams finally opened the 2010 season last week with both teams going 1-1.
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First-ever ‘Russell Recycles’ event called a success
In April 3 Issue
Russell County News
Last Saturday, the first Russell Recycles event was held at Kroger in Russell Springs.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Randomly Random
In April 3 Issue
Russell County News
I'm just in one of those moods where there's no, one, particular thing on my mind-just all kinds of stuff swirling around.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In April 3 Issue
Russell County News
“I’m tired” Yes I’m tired of all rhetoric that has been dished out by our President and the Progressive Democrats.
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Cruisin': How Times and Prices Change
In April 3 Issue
Russell County News
Since I have been writing this article I have received many emails with information on vehicles and their owners.
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Local events take center stage on ‘Duo’
In April 1 Issue
Duo County Telecom's recent commitment to community content has been a hit locally, thanks in part to the hard work and efforts of Ramie Hutchison, who oversees the videography portion of the cooperative.
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RCHS student receives Gatton Academy invitation
In April 1 Issue
William "Chris" Brown is called Chris by his classmates, and this week the Russell County High School sophomore said he hopes his classmates remember him as they have always have, “as the geeky kid.”
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Season expected to be a big one for taking turkeys
In April 1 Issue
With Kentucky's spring wild turkey season just over two weeks away, state wildlife officials are saying this could be the most productive spring seasons in more than a decade.
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Deadly collision Tuesday on 379
In April 1 Issue
A wreck Tuesday evening resulted in the death of a Russell Springs man.
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More funding, appointment and budget at special meeting
In April 1 Issue
The project to convert a failed hotel into a emergency and homeless shelter, as well as purchase a clear property for the Habitat for Humanity program has been bolstered by another grant, which was accepted by the fiscal court this week.
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Lakers now at 3-2 on season
In April 1 Issue
The defending 4th region champion Laker baseball team went 2-2 over the last week, grinding out victories over Monore County and Pulaski County and falling to both Lincoln County and Somerset.
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Lady Lakers impressive in latest win
In April 1 Issue
Coach Trent Tarter’s Lady Laker softball team compiled a 2-1 record over the past week, picking up wins over Southwestern and Lincoln County while falling to Somerset.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In April 1 Issue
Looks like the political arena is beginning to turn up the activity level. If the number of signs is any indication, we can look for a real active primary.
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Should Be More Like This Judge
In April 1 Issue
U.S. District Court Judge William Young made the following statement during the sentencing of convicted "shoe bomber" Richard Reid in Boston on January 30, 2003.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In March 27 Issue
Russell County News
“A little History Part Two”.  I began last week by sharing some more history with you on Austria during the Reign of Adolph Hitler. 
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Cruisin': It Won’t Be Long Now
In March 27 Issue
Russell County News
Here we are almost at the end of March and next month Cruise Ins and car shows will be getting under way.
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Foley is praise-filled for cancer recovery
In March 25 Issue
In the fall of 2004, Steve Foley was finishing up some construction work on his home church, Columbia's Free Union Separate Baptist, less than two week's later he was diagnosed with colon cancer.
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Jamestown water plant earns big award
In March 25 Issue
The city of Jamestown and its Frankfort-based engineering firm, Kenvirons, Inc., recently received an award in engineering excellence for the city's new water treatment facility, according to Mayor Brooks Bates.
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Pre-fab considered at hospital
In March 25 Issue
Constructed in a factory building, on 12-inch “I” beams and delivered in sections; was how a Pennsylvania Hospital was built, at a fraction of the cost of conventional construction.
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Found at burglarized business after released from jail
In March 25 Issue
“Jeremy caught him as he was coming out of Richards',” said Assistant Police Chief Jamie Rogers.
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Upsets cut deep in bracket contest
In March 25 Issue
After a weekend of upsets and close games, the first and second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament are in the book and so, too, are the first couple of rounds of the Times Journal's bracket contest.
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Lakers open season with come-from-behind victory
In March 25 Issue
The Russell County Laker baseball team scored four runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to stun the visiting Campbellsville Eagles in the season opener at Laker Field.
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Lady Lakers start softball season
In March 25 Issue
The Russell County Lady Lakers began their 2010 season this week with two road losses.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In March 25 Issue
Gosh, we have a new health care bill, or at least they (our government) are working on it.
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New sanctuary goes up at damaged church
In March 20 Issue
Russell County News
“It is ordinary people doing extraordinary things,” was how church trustee Mike Foley described what was happening at Clear Springs Baptist Church.
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Cruisin': Rat Rods
In March 20 Issue
Russell County News
Most classic car owners get their vehicles and restore them, clean them up and get them ready to show.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In March 20 Issue
Russell County News
“A little History Part One”. If you missed Wade’s “Thoughts from the Lower 40” last week, then please take the time to read it.
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Dam work halted again
In March 18 Issue
The Army Corps of Engineers announced late last week that they would be halting work at the dam in “Critical Area 1” for six to eight weeks.
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Local concealed carry classes open up
In March 18 Issue
Those wanting to obtain a concealed deadly weapon permit in Kentucky need to look no further than Russell County's Chris Ferguson, a certified instructor,  for the required $75 training class.
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RS Council digs deep for Y-Club
In March 18 Issue
Thursday's regular meeting of the Russell Springs City Council marked the first meeting of the city's leaders in the new municipal building on Main St and Mayor Hollis DeHart took a few moments to talk about the new facility and the folks who made it a reality.
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Center there for sexually abused children
In March 18 Issue
There is a team of individuals dedicated to making sure everything possible is done for the victims and their families in cases of children who are sexually assaulted.
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Moist issue back in court
In March 18 Issue
“To my knowledge there has never been a case like this in the commonwealth,” said County Attorney Mark McGaha. “—challenge to an issue which did not change the status quo.”
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Circulation issue returns
In March 18 Issue
In a lawsuit signed by Michael Selby, the Russell Register's parent company has named all the magistrates on the fiscal court individually, the court itself, and the parent company of the Times Journal as defendants.
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Biggest of changes
In March 18 Issue
The Russell County School Board approved a change order to the work now completed on the Russell County Auditorium/Natatorium.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In March 18 Issue
You Know It's Time to Diet When....
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Upcoming Event Schedule for April at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

With the celebrations of both Earth Day on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 and Arbor Day on Friday, April 30th, 2010, it’s a great time to celebrate our wonderful natural world by getting outdoors and being connected with nature, and Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is the perfect place to do just that! Yes, whether it’s enjoying a day of fishing with friends and/or family at hatchery creek or making plans for a field trip for you and your students, the entire staff at Wolf Creek welcomes you for a visit seven days a week as our Visitor/Environmental Education Center is open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST daily. Beginning May 1st, 2010, we will be open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST as well seven days per week too, giving you and yours more time to visit.

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Time to get new KY hunting, fishing licenses
In March 13 Issue
Russell County News
With March now here it is time for all Russell County sportsmen and sportswomen to purchase their new 2010-11 hunting and fishing licenses, according to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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New face at Westlake in RC
In March 13 Issue
Russell County News
There's a new face at Westlake Primary Care's Russell County office to help assist you with all your medical needs.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Atypical Political
In March 13 Issue
Russell County News
Fair warning: I'm going to attempt to wade (ha!) into the discussion of politics.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In March 13 Issue
Russell County News
“Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina” In the early 20th century, Argentina was one of the richest countries in the world.
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Cruisin': A New Horse at the Show
In March 13 Issue
Russell County News
Cruise Ins and car shows are just around the corner and this year there will be a new horse at the events.
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Court pulls back from previous decision
In March 11 Issue
This time the end result was as the county attorney had said it should be. The court took his advice and reversed its decision to name an official publication for legal notices, but it didn't seem it would go that way.
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Acting chairman explains ambulance service situation
In March 11 Issue
After the usual invocation, review of the minutes and approval of financials-which are never read to the audience-Ambulance Board interim director David Withers spent the bulk of the meeting defending the leadership.
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Earthquakes strike, could it happen here?
In March 11 Issue
With the recent rash of devastating and deadly earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and Turkey, thoughts of a similar earthquake in the United States are on the mind of many, including those right here in Kentucky where we are impacted by two major fault zones, New Madrid in Missouri and Wabash Valley in Illinois.
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Gifted and talented program students get a taste of Japanese culture
In March 11 Issue
Last Friday, many of Russell County's gifted and talented students participated in an all-day Japanese culture festival at the schools' auditorium, according to Mickie Tarter, who is in charge of teaching gifted and talented students in Russell County and coordinating the gifted and talented program.
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Newspapers should be to serve
In March 11 Issue
We want to apologize to this community for all the media reports and our own reports concern an issue between the two newspapers in the county.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In March 11 Issue
Monday when the fiscal court was voting on the issue concerning the larger circulation, we were reminded of the old Lucky Strike cigarette commercial where the man says “I’d rather fight than switch...”
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Lakers fall to Warren Central at region
In March 11 Issue
The 16th district champion Russell County Lakers' season ended Wednesday night with a 5-point defeat, 50-45, to the 20-8 Warren Central Dragons, runners-up in the 14th district, in the opening round of the 4th region tournament at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.
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Breaking News: Corps announces partial suspension of dam work
ONLINE UPDATE: March 10
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announced Wednesday a partial suspension of work on the Wolf Creek Dam Safety Major Rehabilitation Project in Jamestown.
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Salem celebrates ‘Read Across America day’
In March 6 Issue
Russell County News
This past Tuesday, numerous schools across the nation celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday with National Read Across America Day.
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Thoughts from The Lower 40: Out of Tune
In March 6 Issue
Russell County News
The other day I was working on a guitar.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In March 6 Issue
Russell County News
“Why do I bother?” I was asked that question about politics by my wife’s best friend during a recent visit to our community.
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Cruisin': Summer is on the way
In March 6 Issue
Russell County News
Just about every where I go I hear people talking and the weather and the snow and how happy they will be when warm weather gets here.
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Dry, all the county is dry after judge’s decision this week
In March 4 Issue
Dry, is the result of the decision of Special Judge Julia H. Adams, filed this past Tuesday in Jamestown.
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Girls put leash on Lady ‘Dawgs, win title
In March 4 Issue
The Russell County Lady Lakers, 18-8 overall, won their first district title in 17 seasons Thursday night, defeating the Clinton County Lady Bulldogs 55-41 in the finals of 16th district tournament in Albany.
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Boys send Clinton ‘Dawgs to the pound, win district
In March 4 Issue
The 21-3 Russell County boy's basketball team claimed its second 16th district championship in three seasons with a 64-61 victory Friday night over the Bulldogs at Clinton County High School. The victory gives 4th region coach of the year Willie Feldhaus his third district title in five seasons as Russell County's coach.
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Staff questions spending, management at ambulance service
In March 4th Issue
There are questions coming from staff at the Russell County Ambulance service, about how the service is being run and financed.
Some of those questions were put to Director Joe Flanagan this week.
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Lady Lakers battle back, but fall to Logan Co.
In March 4 Issue
In a valiant comeback, the Russell County Lady Lakers fought from a 14-point deficit late in the game before eventually falling by one point, 55-54, to Logan County Tuesday night in the 4th region basketball tournament at Western Kentucky University’s Diddle Arena.
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County health behavior worse, health care better
In March 4 Issue
Many of the influences on personal health and lifespan are found where we live, learn, work and play.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In March 4 Issue
Looks like the Judge reaffirmed this week what all of us have been told for years and years. You should only vote one time.
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Stay away from tax increases!
In March 4 Issue
There is a lot taking place in Russell County and we are concerned that proper attention is not being given to the financial aspects.
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Lakers take district title game from Clinton County

ONLINE UPDATE-Feb. 26

The Russell County Lakers defeated the Clinton County Bulldogs 64-61 tonight to claim the 16th district tournament title. Congratulations to coach Willie Feldhaus, his staff and team as they prepare now for 4th region play next week.

Read the complete game story with photos in next week's edition of the Times Journal.

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Lady Lakers capture 16th district crown
ONLINE UPDATE-Feb. 26
The Russell County Lady Lakers won their first district title in 17 seasons last night, defeating Clinton County 55-41 in Albany.
Coach Craig Pippen's team shot 47 percent for the game to down the Lady Dawgs and win the 16th district crown. Look in next week's issue for a complete game story with comments from coach Pippen along with photos of the memorable night.
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Lakers rout Panthers in 20-point victory
In Feb. 25 Issue
In a game where Russell County fans experienced all sorts of emotions, the #1 seed Lakers defeated the #4 seed Cumberland County Panthers, 66-46, in the opening round of 16th district tournament action Monday night.
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Lady Lakers beat the clock to sting Lady Hornets
In Feb. 25 Issue
Lady Laker freshman LeeAnn Grider hit an unbelievable buzzer-beating, game-winner in the lane against Metcalfe County Tuesday night to send Russell County to the 16th district championship game on Thursday against the tournament host, Clinton County.
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TJ files suit against fiscal court, publication
In Feb. 25 Issue
With the county already defending itself in court over the moist issue the Russell County Fiscal Court was sued Monday, along with the parent company of the Russell Register.
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Decision due Friday in ‘moist’ case
In Feb. 25 Issue
Special Judge Julia H. Adams said she would deliver her decision on the two motions for summary judgment in the moist-election case this Friday.
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Jamestown approves allocation to RCHS Y-Club
In Feb. 25 Issue
Five student representatives from the Russell County High School Y-Club attended the February meeting of the Jamestown City Council and talked with city leaders about the Kentucky Y-Corps service trip they will participate in later this year.
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New national standards approved for schools
In Feb. 25 Issue
Superintendent Scott Pierce compared the education mandated by the present system to a river that was three-miles wide but only a half-inch deep.
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Board sets sights on $20 million, refuses Garner
In Feb. 25 Issue
The Russell County Hospital's board of directors approved applying for $20 million in USDA loans to proceed with renovations and expansion at the hospital.
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Four indicted at grand jury meeting
In Feb. 25 Issue
The Russell County Grand Jury returned indictments against four people this week.
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Lakers finish off Allen County-Scottsville
In Feb. 25 Issue
Russell County ended the regular season 19-3 with a 72-57 victory at Allen County-Scottsville Friday night and will now turn their focus to district tournament play this week.
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Lady Lakers go 1-1 last week
In Feb. 25 Issue
The Russell County Lady Lakers went 1-1 last week in preparation for this week's district tournament at Clinton County High School.
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Feldhaus is region coach of year for 2nd time
In Feb. 25 Issue
For the second time in as many seasons, Russell County Head Boys Basketball Coach Willie Feldhaus has been selected by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches as the 4th Region KABC Coach of the Year for the 2009-10 basketball season.
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Senior Profile: Robbie Bell
In Feb. 25 Issue
Watching the acrobatics and high flying maneuvers of senior guard Robbie Bell, the newest member of the Laker 1,000 point club, is what has brought many people out to Laker Gym this season.
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Senior Profile: Bryson McFall
In Feb. 25 Issue
Bryson McFall is the point guard for the Laker basketball team this season and behind his heady and passionate play along with his floor burns, Russell County is having one of its best season's in recent memory.
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Senior Profile: Zach Carney
In Feb. 25 Issue
The past several years the Russell County Lakers have had a solid inside presence thanks to current senior Zach Carney.
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Senior Profile: Adam Justice
In Feb. 25 Issue
Adam Justice can score points in bunches and on a given night can drop 20 points on the opposing team.
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Senior Profile: Lucas Justice
In Feb. 25 Issue
Lucas Justice has been a key contributor to the Russell County basketball program his entire high school career.
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Senior Profile: Kyle Burchett
In Feb. 25 Issue
Every team needs a player that plays the way Kyle Burchett does. Burchett, a senior member of the Laker basketball team, is the type of player you don't want to mess with on the court.
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Senior Profile: Jordan Best
In Feb. 25 Issue
Coming from a large family, Jordan Best knows how to get along with people.
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Senior Profile: Rachael Miller
In Feb. 25 Issue
Lady Laker senior guard Rachael Miller has displayed an evident toughness and grittiness throughout her career as a Russell County High School basketball player.
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Senior Profile: Kim Pierce
In Feb. 25 Issue
Perhaps no Russell County basketball senior has been through the hardship that Lady Laker guard Kim Pierce has undergone in the past year.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Feb. 25 Issue
Things are getting real tough and it is beginning to show in all areas.
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Local author to officially release book Feb. 28
In Feb. 20 Issue
Russell County News
Retired insurance and real estate business owner Larry Wills has written an inspirational tell-all book about his life.
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Local supplier for local meat
In Feb. 20 Issue
Russell County News
They come in as feeder calves, they go out, as steak. A&S Livestock, and A&S Feed, Has branched out to serve as a meat packing house, offering both retail and wholesale meat to customers in Russell and Adair counties.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Social Insecurity
In Feb. 20 Issue
Russell County News
I was at the grocery store the other day-which is kind of a rare treat.
Add to that the fact it was a “family trip”-which means we end up buying things like “Low Fat Chocolate-Covered Fried Turnip Bites” just because they come in a bright, fancy package the kids like.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Feb. 20 Issue
Russell County News
Not the Way You Planned! The Lord has a way of pointing that out to us! He often reminds us that it’s “Not the Way You Planned” but it is the way He planned.
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Cruisin': The Outsiders Car Club 2010
In Feb. 20 Issue
Russell County News
The Outsiders Car Club kicked off the 2010 year with a Valentine Celebration for the club.
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Snow costing state dough
In Feb. 18 Issue
Yet again winter weather walloped snow-weary Kentuckians as another storm Monday forced highway crews to clear roads covered by fresh accumulations of snow.
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Should be in new city hall by date of next meeting
In Feb. 18 Issue
In what should be the last Russell Springs City Council meeting in the city's old municipal building, Mayor Hollis DeHart gave his annual report to the council and to the community as to the state of affairs of the city.
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AG talks tough with Topix
In Feb. 18 Issue
After receiving what he called "dozens of calls and complaints from Kentuckians," Attorney General Jack Conway recently decided to take on Topix.com, the popular online message board.
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Mapping improvements for our part of Kentucky
In Feb. 18 Issue
It was a small white truck, with several antennae, a dish and a bubble holding cameras adorning the roof. The vehicle made a tight right turn off US-127 onto Lakeway Drive south of the parkway and headed towards city hall, and US-80.
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‘Eliminator’ comes to RC
In Feb. 18 Issue
A local businessman-farmer, Mark Antle, paid a visit to the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board last week and came away funds toward his newest project.
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Pierce’s buzzer beater lifts Lady Lakers
In Feb. 18 Issue
At halftime Friday night, the Russell County Lady Lakers led the visiting Lady Indians of Adair County by 13 points.
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Lakers blow out rival Adair
In Feb. 18 Issue
Shooting nearly 60 percent from the field, coach Willie Feldhaus' Laker basketball team thrashed the visiting Adair County Indians 70-42 on Friday in the last home game of the season to move to 18-3 on the season.
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Helm lifts frosh ladies in OT to win district
In Feb. 18 Issue
This past weekend saw the Lady Laker freshman team defeat both Clinton County, 48-19, and Metcalfe County, 38-36, to claim the district tournament title.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Feb. 18 Issue
It’s Tuesday night and just finished watching UK and Mississippi State.  A heart thumping game.
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People, Power and Politics
In Feb. 18 Issue
Is there a move underway to take the power out of politics and again place it in the hands of the people?
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Ellis comments on 30 years as cheer coach
In Feb. 18 Issue
This year’s cheerleaders have worked extremely hard. They are an amazing bunch of kids. Both squads performances at the regional competition were two of the best my squads have ever done
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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery to Offer Awesome Outdoor Adventure Sampler Weekend in March

With spring just around the corner, now is a great time think ahead to getting outdoors and better connected with the natural world around you! In fact, whether you’re a teacher or a parent, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery will be offering a wonderful weekend environmental education workshop!

Saturday, March 20th through Sunday, March 21st, 2010 is sure to be a day of nature related fun as Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, in partnership with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and Barren River Lake State Resort Park, present an Outdoor Exploration Weekend! – Awesome Outdoor Adventure Sampler, Leave No Trace AND Outdoor Inquiries event.

On Saturday, March 20th:  Join Danielle Hutchins, a life long environmental educator and Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development in Nelson County, Kentucky, as she leads you through a variety filled day of awesome and fun EE activities! Learn about animal’s defenses as you take on the role of a skunk doing target practice, take an interactive hike that helps you take a closer look at the world around you, practice your animal ears, and learn some awesome teambuilding activities as you enjoy a day of learning that can fit programs for most age groups! All programming including a CD of the interactive hiking cards and a teambuilding starter kit, materials, lunch and snacks are provided!


After a fun-filled day of learning with Danielle on Saturday, take a break and then meet Barren River Lake Recreation Supervisor and Kentucky State Advocate for Leave No Trace Lisa Deavers for a late afternoon program centered on the principles of outdoor recreation with minimum impact to the natural world. Come join your fellow workshop attendees for dinner too as this is provided as part of the program. The Leave No Trace Program will begin at 5 p.m. CST at the Visitor/Environmental Education Center on Saturday, March 20th.

On Sunday, March 21st:  Join Wolf Creek NFH Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist Amanda Patrick for a day focused on outdoor exploration through a First Hand Learning, Inc Outdoor Inquiries Workshop. Learn how to better facilitate your students learning in investigating the outdoor world around them. All programming, materials (book and toolkit), lunch and snacks are provided!

The total cost for both days is
$80.00 if attending both days, $40.00 if only attending Saturday or $45.00 if only attending Sunday. Saturday’s fee includes both daytime and afternoon programs. Registration fee covers programming, materials and lunch and snacks for both days.  If attending Saturday, fee will also include dinner. Event times for each day are as follows:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST (Saturday and Sunday) and 5 p.m. CST (Saturday evening program). For more information and/or to register, please contact Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist Amanda G. Patrick at 270-343-3797 or via email:  Amanda_Patrick@fws.gov

  

Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is proud to sponsor educational workshops and events that help the public learn more about our incredible natural and cultural heritage. For information on these or other programs at the hatchery, or how you can be involved as a volunteer, please contact Amanda Patrick, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist, at 270-343-3797 or via email:  Amanda_Patrick@fws.gov
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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery to Turn Out the Lights in Observance of Earth Hour 2010

On Saturday, March 27th, 2010, visitors to Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery (NFH) may find themselves in the dark, all to raise awareness of the importance of energy conservation and the potential impacts of climate change to our fish and wildlife species. As part of the global Earth Hour 2009 campaign, Wolf Creek NFH will turn off all non-essential lights for one hour, beginning at 12 noon – 1 p.m. CST. All visitor facilities will remain open. Staff will be available to answer questions.


Business, families, schools and more are also encouraged to join Wolf Creek NFH in Earth Hour 2010. To do so, simply turn off your lights and other electronics for one hour. Visit www.fws.gov/home/climatechange to find out additional information on how you can continue to help as well.


National Fish Hatcheries and Fisheries Resource Offices across the Southeastern U.S. will be participating in Earth Hour 2010 as well, with the goal of creating a unique and memorable opportunity to connect with visitors in order to raise awareness of climate change, the impacts it will have to our fish and wildlife species, and how the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is preparing to address the challenge – as well as to collectively conserve energy and reduce global greenhouse emissions.  

 

Since 2007, Earth Hour has gained worldwide support for positive action against global warming. It all began with 2.2 million people in one city using their light switches to have their say. By March 2009, hundreds of millions of people in over 4,000 cities in 88 countries officially switched off to vote for Earth. To learn more about Earth Hour, please visit http://www.earthhour.org/Homepage.aspx. The World Wildlife Fund sponsors the campaign. 

    
For more information, along with tips and ideas on how to conserve energy and help make a difference in improving and protecting our natural resources, please contact Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist Amanda G. Patrick at 270-343-3797 or via email at:  Amanda_Patrick@fws.gov

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 95-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System, which encompasses 547 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 69 national fish hatcheries, 63 Fish and Wildlife Management offices and 81 ecological services field stations. The agency enforces federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Assistance program, which distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.

 

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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and Russell County UK Cooperative Extension Service to Lead a Four Week We Can! Parent/Leader Training

Things have changed through the years, and with busy schedules and numerous activities filling up one’s schedule, families are challenged more than ever to seek out ways to eat better, exercise more and spend time together. This in mind, couldn’t we all use a hand helping our kids eat better and move more? If you are nodding in agreement, come learn practical tools that really work in a fun and friendly atmosphere! Make plans to mark off April 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th, 2010 as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, and the Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Inc, in partnership with the Russell County UK Cooperative Extension Service, offers an engaging four week parent session offered through the We Can! Program. We Can!, which stands for Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition, offers this training, aimed specifically at parents of children ages 7 through 13, free of charge. Meetings will be held at the Russell County UK Cooperative Extension Service office each of the 4 Monday’s listed above, from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. CST, and all participants will enjoy a bevy of fun activities, including cooking demos for quick snacks and meals that kids will eat; a chance to talk to other parents; a copy of the We Can! Parents Handbook; along with creative ideas for getting your family active and loving it!  All in attendance at each of the four sessions will receive a “Healthy Eating” Cookbook and will be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card too. 

 

Pre-registration is required for planning purposes and can be done so by contacting Julie Beckmann at the Russell County UK Cooperative Extension Office at 270-866-4477.

 

For more information on the We Can! Program, “a national program designed for families and communities to help children maintain a healthy weight” administered through the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institute of Health, please visit the following website:  http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/

 

Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is one of 14 hatcheries in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southeast Fisheries Program. For information on the We Can! Parent/Leader Program or the hatchery, including how you can be involved as a volunteer, please contact Amanda Patrick, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist, at 270-343-3797 or via email:  Amanda_Patrick@fws.gov

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Census workers still needed locally
In Feb. 13 Issue
Russell County News
The big one, the 2010 census, is now just about a month from getting underway and the state has census workers set to comb the state, including Russell County, but need nearly 200 additional workers for the county, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Feb. 13 Issue
Russell County News
Today our preacher, Wendell Roberts reminded us of the story of Roy Riegels or more commonly referred to “Wrong Way Riegels”.
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Cruisin': The Chevelle SS 396
In Feb. 13 Issue
Russell County News
Do you remember your first brand new car? I got to thinking about mine the other day and the bug hit me.
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County coffers get influx of funds
In Feb. 11 Issue
While not on the agenda, the February meeting of the Russell County Fiscal Court ended with County Judge Executive Mickey Garner making a motion to designate The Russell Register  as the paper in the county with the largest circulation despite having no legal opinion from the county attorney.
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Press association director gives opinion
In Feb. 11 Issue
The Executive Director of the Kentucky Press Association, David Thompson responded Tuesday to the action taken by members of the Russell County Fiscal Court.
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Fourth ‘meth’ bust in the county in a month
In Feb. 11 Issue
Sheriff Larry Bennett said that the fourth methamphetamine lab was discovered Sunday evening by Deputy Sheriff Lee Smith.
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Cancer program available at home
In Feb. 11 Issue
The American Cancer Society knows that dealing with cancer can be difficult for patients and their families.  
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Politics versus leadership
In Feb. 11 Issue
We were very disappointed this week at the leadership or perhaps the lack of leadership of the Russell Fiscal Court.
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Hearing establishes trial date for alcohol issue
In Feb. 11 Issue
In a hearing Wednesday morning Special Judge Julia H. Adams set the trial date for the 26th of this month in the case opposing the sale of Alcoholic beverages in part of Russell County.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Feb. 11 Issue
Is there really more snow on the way?  Just don’t bother to tell us about it. We are getting so tired of mush and mud.
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Lakers get Metcalfe win, Madison loss
In Feb. 11 Issue
The Russell County Lakers (17-3 overall, 6-0 in district play) secured the number one seed in the upcoming 16th district tournament and an undefeated record in regular season district play with a 70-68 nail-biter over the visiting Metcalfe County Hornets (7-13 overall, 2-4 in district play) Friday night at Laker Gym.
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Lady Lakers down Metcalfe County
In Feb. 11 Issue
Coach Craig Pippen's 14-7 Russell County Lady Lakers pulled out a close district home win on Friday night against the 10-10 Lady Hornets of Metcalfe County, 45-41.
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7th grade champs, 8th grade runners-up
In Feb. 11 Issue
The Russell County Middle School 7th and 8th grade teams played Adair County on Monday in the CKMSAC tournament championship games in Columbia.
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RCHS cheerleaders bring home region titles
In Feb. 11 Issue
The Russell County large and small coed cheerleaders competed in the KAPOS regional cheerleading competition at Barren County High School last Wednesday.
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First-ever ‘Winterfest’ approaching at JCC
In Feb. 6 Issue
Russell County News
A “Celebration of Victory” is coming to the county seat courtesy of the Jamestown Christian Church's Winterfest, according to Bro. Tony Stephens, senior minister at the church.
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Firm adds auction and property development to their focus
In Feb. 6 Issue
Russell County News
It could be said that Lake Cumberland Real Estate & Auction grew out of their old home at Midtown, as broker David Davenport was joined by Darrell Loy and Billy Dykes and a lot more staff before they moved their office to the former USDA building on the northern edge of Jamestown.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Feb. 6 Issue
Russell County News
A FAILED PRESIDENCY! I found this article written by Geoffrey P. Hunt. Once again I am finding another American with word’s that are ringing true.
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Crusin': Remember Drag Racing?
In Feb. 6 Issue
Russell County News
Drag racing is described as a straight dash over 1/4 of a mile from a standing start for the shortest elapsed time.
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Upcoming Event Schedule for February at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
Are you looking for a reason to brush off your winter “cabin fever” and get outdoors? What about learning new ways to better connect with the outdoors? If this has your attention, then check out the following as Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery has some great workshops coming up in February!
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Make Plans for Your Field Trip Outing at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
Are you a teacher, 4-H leader or Scout program director looking for a fun place to take your children? What if this place offered quality, engaging, hands on learning that served to connect kids with nature? If this sounds like what you are looking for, then be sure and consider Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery for your next field trip visit!

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Highway plan proposes big things in Russell Co.
In Feb. 4 Issue
Gov. Steve Beshear this week recommended Kentucky Highway Plan for fiscal years 2010 through 2016 as presented the General Assembly.
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Down the hills, down the ditchline & down to jail
In Feb. 4 Issue
Last week ended with an unusually deep snowfall which led to the closing of schools, event cancellations, lots of fun in the snow for children of all ages as well as drivers’ frustrations and a trip to jail for one snow plow driver.
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Wariner takes another Grammy
In Feb. 4 Issue
Local guitar hero Steve Wariner won his 4th Grammy at the awards ceremony in Hollywood last Sunday for his tribute to Chet Atkins.
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Proposal would require script for pseudoephedrine
In Feb. 4 Issue
Russell County has seen a a rise in meth busts in recent weeks and the Kentucky Narcotics Officers Association is helping draft a prescription bill that could make it more difficult to purchase pseudoephedrine, a common decongestant that's used in the making of the addictive drug.
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‘Moist’ lawsuit before judge next week
In Feb. 4 Issue
The first court meeting in a lawsuit objecting to the "moist" vote will be next week, at 9 a.m. on the 10th before Special Judge Julia H. Adams, of Richmond.
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Ballot positions set for May
In Feb. 4 Issue
In the drawing for positions on that ballot last Thursday at the clerk's office for the May party primaries here were the results.
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Laker boys crush Casey County
In Feb. 4 Issue
Behind another superb scoring night by senior guard Robbie Bell, who finished with 31 points on 11-16 shooting, the 16-2 Russell County Lakers jolted visiting Casey County 69-51 Tuesday night at Laker Gym.
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Bell scores 1,000th point, RC defeats Maroons
In Feb. 4 Issue
The Russell County Lakers moved to 15-2 on the season after defeating the visiting Pulaski County Maroons on Tuesday by a score of 72-58.
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Lady Lakers get past Pulaski County
In Feb. 4 Issue
The 13-7 Lady Laker hoops team picked up another road win last Tuesday night as they traveled to Pulaski County to take on the Lady Maroons.
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From My Window...by I.C. Toowell
In Feb. 4 Issue
How about the snow? As we have stated many times, we really do not like the cold and snow anymore.
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It’s not their fault, it’s everything else
In Feb. 4 Issue
We watched with great concern and interest last week as our President delivered the State of The Union Address.
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Medical clinic offering specialty services
In Jan. 30 Issue
Russell County News
Southern Kentucky Medical Associates (SKMA), a non-profit medical practice in Russell Springs, strives to provide specialized health care to Russell and Adair counties.
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New RS police officer introduced to city
In Jan. 30 Issue
Russell County News
The federal stimulus package has reached Russell Springs in the form of a police officer.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Jan. 30 Issue
Russell County News
The Haiti Earthquake, what should we do? The answer is simple, but the how is a little more complex.
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Cruisin': Getting ready for another season
In Jan. 30 Issue
Russell County News
The weather may not look like it now but in just a few weeks everyone is going to be pulling the covers off those antique and classic cars and getting ready for another summer season of Cruise Ins and Car Shows and summer activity.
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Local U of L student hopes to help out in Thailand
In Jan. 28 Issue
A 2007 graduate of Russell County High School is asking for the community's help as she is attempting to raise money for a volunteer trip to Thailand, an independent country that lies in the heart of Southeast Asia, later this year as part of International Student Volunteers, Inc.
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‘Every day is a blessing’
In Jan. 28 Issue
Carol Delk has been cancer-free for nearly 11 years now and each day she counts as a blessing and a gift from God.
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Flurry of last minute candidates file for office
In Jan. 28 Issue
The election season in Kentucky is officially underway, as of Tuesday at 4 when the books closed, and the following individuals entered their names for places on the ballot in the upcoming primary election.
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More ‘meth’ found in the county
In Jan. 28 Issue
There were more arrests over the last week on drug charges in the county, following two "busts" the preceding week.
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Major injuries avoided in serious wrecks
In Jan. 28 Issue
The Russell Springs Police Department investigated two injury collisions over the weekend within the city's limits according to accident reports filed by the department.
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Mayor says new jobs possible at French Valley Industrial Park
In Jan. 28 Issue
A new industry could be coming to Russell County, according to Jamestown Mayor Brooks Bates.
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Indictments returned by grand jury
In Jan. 28 Issue
The Russell County Grand Jury met the 26th of January and returned true bills on a wide range of charges in seven cases.
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Numbers good at hospital, expansion still possible
In Jan. 28 Issue
Revenue for the last month of the year at Russell County Hospital was 3 percent above budget and the hospital's operations ended that month with a $36,765 positive net result, according to the fiscal report from Ken Kimsal at last Thursday's meeting.
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Budget outlook bleak for schools
In Jan. 28 Issue
The Russell County School Board got bleak news this week on the budget.
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Bell, Lakers overpower Panthers
In Jan. 28 Issue
The 14-2 Russell County Lakers remained undefeated in district play with a 57-48 victory at Cumberland County High School Monday night over the 7-12 Panthers.
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Lady Lakers defeat Cumberland for district win
In Jan. 28 Issue
Coach Craig Pippen's 12-7 Lady Lakers picked up a big district road win Monday night, defeating the Cumberland County Lady Panthers 45-29.
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Lakers capture Casey Co. JV tourney
In Jan. 28 Issue
The Russell County Laker junior varsity basketball team, coached by Shawn Coffey and Daniel Johnson, captured the Casey County JV Classic tournament this weekend in Liberty.
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Laker swim team places 4th at the Indian Invitational
In Jan. 28 Issue
On Saturday, January 23rd the Lakers traveled to Richmond to compete in the 5th Annual Indian Invitational and picked up 4th place overall.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Jan. 28 Issue
This is an  actual letter sent to a man named Ryan DeVries regarding a pond on  his property.
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Plan To Improve Tourism Gets Endorsements
In Jan. 28 Issue
The Lake Cumberland Tourism/Economic Development Advisory Committee is working with local, state and federal agencies, such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gov. Steve Beshear, U.S.Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers and U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield and announced this week they have developed a plan.
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Pueblo Viejo now open in Russell Springs
In Jan. 23 Issue
Russell County News
Russell County's newest Mexican restaurant, Pueblo Viejo, is now open for business and calling Russell Springs their new hometown, according to the restaurant's management.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Shaken and Stirred
In Jan. 23 Issue
Russell County News
I’m easily confused. Sometimes think I’ve got a handle on something, then later learn I’m clueless.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Jan. 23 Issue
Russell County News
“This is a Time for Courage!”  One of my readers recently forwarded this speech to me that was delivered at a Tea Party in Lubbock, Texas by Dr. Donald May on April 15, 2009. 
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Cruisin': A Time to Remember
In Jan. 23 Issue
Russell County News
Normally I don’t like to use other people’s thoughts but the other day a group of us were setting around talking about when we were kids.
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Haiti, up close to disaster
In Jan. 21 Issue
The three local missionaries who were in Haiti last week when the 7.0 magnitude struck are now back in Russell County after the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission decided to send all short-term missionaries back to America.
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Rand Paul campaigns at Midtown
In Jan. 21 Issue
Dr. Rand Paul, a Republican who is running for the United States Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Jim Bunning, made several campaign stops in Russell County over the weekend to deliver his vision and strategy for the upcoming job in Washington.
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Grayson campaigns via Internet
In Jan. 21 Issue
Last Thursday Secretary of State Trey Grayson of Boone County launched his bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate with a live statewide video Webcast.
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RS Council hires an officer
In Jan. 21 Issue
Russell Springs Mayor Hollis DeHart announced that Matthew Parrish, a 28-year-old former Army captain, has been hired as a police officer at last week's regular meeting of the Russell Springs City Council.
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Mixed hoops results against SW Pulaski
In Jan. 21 Issue
The Russell County Laker and Lady Laker basketball teams split a boy-girl doubleheader against Southwestern Pulaski Tuesday night at Laker Gym with the Laker boys coming out on top 50-43 while the Lady Lakers fell to the Lady Warriors 56-48.
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Lakers push past Bulldogs
In Jan. 21 Issue
The Russell County Lakers hit nine of 12 three-point baskets and shot 47 percent in Friday night's big 52-50 district win over the visiting Clinton County Bulldogs at Laker Gym.
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Lady Lakers let district win slip by
In Jan. 21 Issue
The 11-6 Lady Lakers fell to district rival Clinton County on Friday night at Laker Gym by a final score of 43-40.
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Lakers win district game against Panthers, 46-42
In Jan. 21 Issue
In a sluggish district game on Thursday night at Laker Gym, the Russell County Lakers defeated the Cumberland County Panthers 46-42, sending the 11-2 Lakers to 3-0 in district play.
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Lady Lakers blow out Cumberland County
In Jan. 21 Issue
The Russell County Lakers won a big district home game on Thursday night at Laker Gym, defeating the Lady Panthers of Cumberland County by 20 points, 59-39.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Jan. 21 Issue
Election Win - The politician was sitting at his campaign headquarters when the phone rang.
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People call for yet another change!
In Jan. 21 Issue
There was a political race in Massachusetts this week that was felt across the nation probably stronger that it was there.
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Locals in Haiti when earthquake struck
In Jan. 16 Issue
Russell County News
Three Russell Countians were in Haiti during Tuesday's massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake that has left as many as three million people displaced and more than 100,000 dead, according to reports.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Friends & Neighbors
In Jan. 16 Issue
Russell County News
I'm the “Man of the House,” and what I say goes.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Jan. 16 Issue
Russell County News
The Democrats’ just might be right!  As I live my life, I am finding it easier each day to understand why our President and the Democrats are doing their darndest to fundamentally change America.
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Cruisin': Motor Trend Car of the Year
In Jan. 16 Issue
Russell County News
With the Detroit 2010 Auto Show in progress people have flocked in to see what kind of car they should be in the market for.
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Beloved ex-mayor passes
In Jan. 14 Issue
Veston "Bocky" Bottom, a beloved former mayor of Russell Springs, passed away last week after a lengthy illness and sent a community he cherished into mourning.
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Fiscal Court approves new jail construction
In Jan. 14 Issue
Construction of a new jail for Russell County was approved at the Monday night meeting of the Russell County Fiscal Court.
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County Attorney won’t defend in moist lawsuit
In Jan. 14 Issue
County Judge-Executive Mickey Garner said local attorney Jeff Hoover has taken over the defense of several county officials named in a lawsuit recently.
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New system warns parents when school will be out
In Jan. 14 Issue
With Russell County Schools closing last Thursday and Friday and the first three days of this week due to the wintry weather, school officials implemented their new automated notification system.
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Meth busts, 2 in 2 days
In Jan. 14 Issue
Two drug busts in the county last week netted an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine as well as the equipment and chemicals to make the drug.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Jan. 14 Issue
Such a great week of nice weather. We have enjoyed the nice, warm days and the beautiful sunshine.
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Do you know how much you owe?
In Jan. 14 Issue
If the cold weather has not grabbed our attention, then after you read this, our federal tax situation certainly should.
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Lady Lakers fall at Glasgow
In Jan. 14 Issue
The Russell County Lady Lakers lost for only the 5th time of the season on Monday night in Glasgow.
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Syphax says he intends to run
In Jan. 9 Issue
Russell County News
Their son Lucas pops in and out of the office carrying this or that cat as Mike and Cindy Syphax talk about their move to Russell County and MKS, their surveying business.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Jan. 9 Issue
Russell County News
What is your New Year’s Resolution!
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Cruisin': Getting Ready For Another Year
In Jan. 9 Issue
Russell County News
The way the weather has been this past couple days it’s kind of hard to be thinking summer, but some of us are already planning some events for next summer’s car show season.
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Races tighter in local election
In Jan. 7 Issue
With the filing deadline in less than three weeks, many local races still have no applicants.
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‘Painful decisions’ expected at General Assembly
In Jan. 7 Issue
Lawmakers return to Frankfort this week to begin the 2010 General Assembly, a 60-day session that ends April 12th, and will tackle several issues, including how to handle the shaky state budget.
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Save money and stay warmer
In Jan. 7 Issue
Cold arctic air has settled into the Lake Cumberland area and local electric company officials are reminding customers that the cold can raise electric bills and proper steps need to be taken to ensure your home is using the energy to its fullest potential.
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Heater likely cause of home fire
In Jan. 7 Issue
Russell Springs Fire Chief H.M. Bottom said there have been several fires recently that are part of a seasonal trend.
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Two wrecks, two days, two helicopters
In Jan. 7 Issue
Tuesday afternoon Russell County's Perry LaFavers, 54, was taken by air ambulance to the U.K Medical Center after a collision on Jericho Road, near US-127 about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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Lady Lakers throttle Campbellsville
In Jan. 7 Issue
The Russell County Lady Lakers moved to 10-4 on the season after a lopsided 72-34 victory over the Campbellsville Lady Eagles Tuesday night at Laker Gym.
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Greenwood pushes past Russell County
In Jan. 7 Issue
The Greenwood Gators (13-3) outscored the Russell County Lakers (10-2) 23-13 in the fourth quarter and defeated the Lakers on Tuesday night at Greenwood High School, 54-51.
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Lakers down Metcalfe County
In Jan. 7 Issue
After falling to Shelby County in their home holiday tournament, the 10-1 Russell County Lakers bounced back to take a district road game from 6-8 Metcalfe County on Saturday night, winning 51-47 in a hard fought battle.
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Lady Lakers outlast Lady Hornets
In Jan. 7 Issue
After falling behind by eight points early in the first quarter, the 9-4 Russell County Lady Lakers battled back to defeat the homestanding Metcalfe County Lady Hornets, 8-5 overall, by a score of 47-35.
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Laker swim team take first in Fort Knox meet
In Jan. 7 Issue
On Wednesday, Dec. 30 the Laker Swim Team traveled to Fort Knox to  participate in the Fort Knox Invitational Meet.
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From My WIndow ... by I.C. Toowell
In Jan. 7 Issue
We never did care very much for Al Gore and now we even care less.
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A Caring Community
In Jan. 7 Issue
We were submitted a letter to the editor recently thanking everyone for their assistance with projects conducted at  Christmas time.
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Upcoming Event Schedule for Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

Jamestown, KY – With warmer weather soon to be right around the corner, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, is pleased to announce a wonderful array of events as part of the 2010 Wolf Creek NFH Workshop/Event Series. 

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Russell County News is a weekly newspaper issued on Saturdays, and is mailed free to every address in Russell County, Ky. It was first published on February 1, 1913.
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AIRPORT BOARD: 1st Tuesday of month, 5 p.m. at Airport
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