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City gets into holiday spirit
In Dec. 2 Issue
The 34th Russell Springs Christmas parade kicked off the holiday season locally over the weekend as hundreds flocked to Main St. Saturday night for the annual event, according first-time parade coordinator Mia Estes with the city's downtown revitalization committee.
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2nd Chance goes ‘green’
In Dec. 2 Issue
At 2nd Chance Outreach in Jamestown, clients are not only breaking the bonds of addiction but they are also breaking ground and planting vegetables.
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Robertson’s views on new position
In Dec. 2 Issue
With November's election came some new faces on the political scene and others that have held office either previously or have been elected to a new position.
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Court begins hiring of new jail staff
In Dec. 2 Issue
The new Russell County Detention Center's staff became a little clearer on Monday afternoon as the fiscal court voted to approve the hiring of 16 full-time and four part-time employees in a special called meeting of the county leaders.
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Wreck critically injures local woman
In Dec. 2 Issue
A Jamestown woman was critically injured in a single vehicle wreck Tuesday night near the Lakewood Country Club.  
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17 indicted on charges
In Dec. 2 Issue
The Russell County Grand Jury returned indictments against 17 people after meeting in their regular monthly session last Tuesday, with the indictments ranging from charges of burglary to trafficking in marijuana, among others, according to circuit court records.
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Lakers pull out close one in season opener
In Dec. 2 Issue
Coach Willie Feldhaus' Russell County Laker basketball team started the season off right Tuesday night with a big come-from-behind victory over visiting Lincoln County at Laker Gym.
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Lakers win swim meet; gear up for Pulaski County
In Dec. 2 Issue
The RCHS Laker Swim Team hosted a triangular meet against Barren County and Glasgow on Tuesday, November 23, at the Russell County Natatorium.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Dec. 2 Issue
A lady called us this week, Deborah Coffey, and pointed out to us that last week we had used a “no-no” word in our column.
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Thanks for all the efforts
In Dec. 2 Issue
If you have not slowed down and taken a good look recently, you need to do so at Main Street, Russell Springs.
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RCHS NJROTC visits Fair Oaks
In Nov. 27 Issue
Russell County News
With Russell County High School's Naval Junior Officer Training Corps numbers growing, Senior Chief Steven Kinder has pushed for his cadets to get more involved in the community.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Nov. 27 Issue
Russell County News
A member of a local church, who had previously been attending services regularly, stopped going. 
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Blue Views: Thanksgiving
In Nov. 27 Issue
Russell County News
As we face the official opening of the 2010 Holiday Season, I'd like to offer the following prayer written by Marianne Williamson and taken from her book, Illuminata, A Return to Prayer:
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Cruisin': The DeSoto
In Nov. 27 Issue
Russell County News
The DeSoto make was founded by Walter Chrysler on August 4, 1928, and introduced for the 1929 model year.
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‘Facing the Dragon’ thought provoking
In Nov. 24 Issue
David Parnell wears the scars of battle from a war waged within himself when he invited methamphetamine into his life.
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Jaycees’ Toys for Tots auction annual event
In Nov. 24 Issue
Russell County Jaycees Toys for Tots Auction, a time honored local holiday tradition, will once again encourage the spirit of giving and bring holiday cheer to community families.
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Local MADD offers hope
In Nov. 24 Issue
The 14th annual Russell County Mothers Against Drug Driving Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope brought back painful memories for some but in this season of Thanksgiving everyone present seemed moved  and comforted by this year's program.
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CEO move nearing?
In Nov. 24 Issue
After a lengthy executive session last Tuesday night and another executive session during the hospital board's regular monthly meeting Thursday that lasted around three hours, there is still no word on the possible hiring of a new, permanent CEO.
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Noted guide service finds home at Lee’s Ford
In Nov. 24 Issue
Last week, nearby Lee's Ford Resort Marina and StriperFun Guide Service announced that the marina is now the headquarters for the popular Lake Cumberland striper guide service.
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Adult Ed Center offering innovative new progam
In Nov. 24 Issue
Russell County Adult Education Director Rodney Johnson presented a new initiative out of the Russell County Career Center tailor made for local business; a qualified and motivated work force at this month's meeting of the chamber of commerce.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Nov. 24 Issue
Turkey day,  I mean Thanksgiving Day is here and the extra holiday pounds are about to begin. Just kidding, these special times are about to begin when families get together and enjoy fellowship.
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Happy Thanksgiving
In Nov. 24 Issue
Each year when the time comes for us to write the comments for this editorial space, we find ourselves looking around the community and the many, many things we can direct our thanks.
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Finley Cup held at Laker Stadium
In Nov. 24 Issue
Teams from Russell, Adair and Allen County competed in the Finley Cup Youth League football tournament Saturday at Finley Field at Laker Stadium.
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Laker Fall Preview gets swim season underway
In Nov. 24 Issue
The RCHS Laker Swim Team hosted the Laker Fall Preview Meet November 20,2010 at the Russell County Natatorium.
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Times Journal buys Russell Register
In Nov. 18 Issue
A sale within the newspaper community this week will create a major change in the presentation and delivery of news to the people of this area.
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Notice to our subscribers
In Nov. 18 Issue
The Times Journal has purchased The Russell Register and will combine the two newspapers into a twice weekly operation.
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RS Council meets
In Nov. 18 Issue
In order to simplify the purchasing process, Russell Springs City Council voted unanimously to accept Ordinance 2010-08 after hearing its second reading at their regularly scheduled meeting.
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Bertram thankful to be alive after incident
In Nov. 18 Issue
Last week Ron Bertram got back to doing what he loves at the place where he nearly lost his life
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Copley pleads guilty to 2007 murder
In Nov. 18 Issue
After more than three years, Ronald Copley plead guilty Monday to murdering his wife on Nov. 8, 2007 in northern Russell County.
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Wreck takes life of mother
In Nov. 18 Issue
A Jamestown woman was killed and her three month old daughter and the child's father seriously injured in a three-vehicle wreck last Tuesday in Cumberland County.
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School Board hears of solar project
In Nov. 18 Issue
As a continuing addition to the monthly meetings of informing the school board and attendees of how the counties schools are doing or highlighting special projects, Mr. Rollin McFarland with the Russell County Vocational School gave an informative presentation of a continuing solar panel project by his students at Monday night's meeting.
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Smoke-free eateries recognized
In Nov. 18 Issue
As the American Cancer Society marks the 35th Great American Smokeout November 18th, Lake Cumberland Health Department and Russell County Partners in Prevention recognized three restaurants which joined the ranks of local smoke free dining.
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EMS board restructures loan
In Nov. 18 Issue
In an effort to temporarily shore up finances at Russell County EMS, the Russell County Ambulance Board voted unanimously to renew and restructure a $150,000 loan at First National Bank.
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Corps changing repair procedure at dam
In Nov. 18 Issue
Last week the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers modified the method of construction in Critical Area 1, the earthen section nearest the concrete portion of Wolf Creek Dam, according to Lee Roberts, public affairs specialist with the Corps.  
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Nov. 18 Issue
There are not words to describe just how beautiful the past several days. Of course, rain has slipped in on us but as much as we needed it, it is also beautiful.
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Exciting changes on way for newspaper
In Nov. 18 Issue
This has  been a very exciting week at The Times Journal and The Russell Register.
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Lakers’ season stopped short
In Nov. 18 Issue
After a terrific season on the gridiron, the Russell County Lakers' postseason run ended in heartbreaking fashion last Friday night as the host Allen County-Scottsville Patriots defeated the Lakers 24-15 after rallying in the fourth quarter.
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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and Russell County Public Library to Kick Off 2011 with Nature Rocks! Family Nature Club!

Join in each month as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, in partnership with the Russell County Library, offers a FUN family oriented activity designed to help get you and your family outdoors and connected with nature! Monthly gatherings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month, meeting locations will rotate between two locations (making it easier for families to attend) and there is NO cost for families and friends to be a part of the fun! A schedule of when, where and what theme is below, and refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is also NOT required.

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Charged with murder: Juvenile to be tried as an adult
In Nov. 11 Issue
The 17-year-old accused of fatally shooting an Eli woman last Tuesday will be tried in Russell Circuit Court as an adult and his case was waived to the grand jury this week, according to Circuit Clerk Tony Kerr.
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Family mourns, remembers
In Nov. 11 Issue
Lucas Pierce was 16 years old when he passed away at his home on Oct. 27 but the memories he leaves his family  are ones they will cherish forever.
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New jail discussed at fiscal court meeting
In Nov. 11 Issue
After more than an hour in executive session, some progress on the personnel at the new detention center was made at this month's fiscal court meeting Monday night as several decisions were made involving input from the Department of Corrections and forthcoming Jailer Bobby Dunbar.
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Local principal enjoying new role
In Nov. 11 Issue
Adair County native Thomas Reed, Russell County Middle School's new principal, is settling in to his new position at the school after several weeks as the head man.
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Hunters to hit up deer woods
In Nov. 11 Issue
One of the most anticipated hunting days of the year will send hundreds of local hunters to the deer woods on Saturday as modern gun season opens in Russell County.
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RCMS wins PRIDE award
In Nov. 11 Issue
PRIDE has honored Russell County Middle School for outstanding achievements in environmental education during the 2009-10 school year with a very distinct honor.
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Laker football wins first playoff game in a decade
In Nov. 11 Issue
The Russell County Lakers, now 7-4 on the season, won their second-ever playoff game and their first one in a decade Friday night as they rolled over the Hopkins County Central Storm in Madisonville, 27-6, to move them into a second round state playoff matchup with undefeated district foe, Allen County-Scottsville.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Nov. 11 Issue
There was a wife and husband out golfing one day. The husband wasn't a very good player and the wife was an accomplished player.
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May we never forget
In Nov. 11 Issue
We want to commend all our schools and all other organizations that honor our veterans on Veterans Day.
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Red balloon finds it way to RC via Indiana
In Nov. 6 Issue
Russell County News
Last Friday, October 29th Roy Kimbler of Russell County found a red balloon in his yard sent by 3rd grader, Anna Hennie from Bloomfield Elementary School in Bloomfield, Ind.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Nov. 6 Issue
Russell County News
WOW! What an election! Tuesday was a big day for Russell County and our Nation.
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Blue Views: Good Night and May God Bless
In Nov. 6 Issue
Russell County News
Like everyone, I'm glad the election is over.  Dr. Rand Paul is our Senator-Elect and I wish him well and I pray that he is guided by God's wisdom in his next 6-year endeavor. 
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Cruisin': 1948 - The Tucker
In Nov. 6 Issue
Russell County News
The first Tucker ever produced was a prototype sedan, known as the "Tin Goose."
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Heavy voter turnout for local election
In Nov. 4 Issue
With a nearly 57 percent voter turnout, Russell Countians went to the polls in droves Tuesday to select county, city and various other offices in the general election, according to Court Clerk Lisha Popplewell.
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Fall Festival Fun
In Nov. 4 Issue
The Russell Springs Fall Festival brought hundreds of folks to Main St. Friday and Saturday as the highly anticipated two-day event proved to be a huge hit among all that attended, according to Fall Festival Director Aron Houdini, the president of the Russell Springs Downtown Revitalization Committee.
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Juvenile charged in murder
In Nov. 4 Issue
A 17-year-old male juvenile has been charged with murder in the Tuesday night shooting death of 29-year-old Felicia A. Eads of Russell Springs, according to Kentucky State Police.
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Local woman dies in Cumberland County wreck
In Nov. 4 Issue
A Russell County woman was killed in a single vehicle wreck in Cumberland County Saturday night, according to the Kentucky State Police.
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Lakers crush Indians on Senior Night
In Nov. 4 Issue
It was a senior night to remember for 10 Russell County Lakers as they led their football team to a 63-7 thrashing of rival Adair County at Laker Stadium's Finley Field on Friday night.
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Local guide featured on striper fishing show
In Nov. 4 Issue
StriperFun Guide Service and Captain Jim Durham recently showcased Lake Cumberland and the area's wonderful striper fishery on the "MyOutdoor TV" family of networks on the show "1 Big Fish".
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Foley guides Pulaski County team to state title
In Nov. 4 Issue
Former Russell County High School football standout Jason Foley, the school's all-time rushing leader with nearly 5,000 yards, can add a new feather to his cap, state champion.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Nov. 4 Issue
Hurray, next week we can watch TV without all those political ads.
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Half is considered good?
In Nov. 4 Issue
Russell County voters went to the polls Tuesday in large numbers. That is large numbers when you consider percentages and past records.
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Copley, LWC look for another great year
In Nov. 4 Issue
Lindsey Wilson College starts the 2010-11 NAIA Women's Basketball season as the 18th ranked team in the nation, according to the Preseason Coaches' Poll released by the national office last week.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Oct. 30 Issue
Russell County News
"Have You Had Enough?"
Good grief I certainly hope so, but there are still people out there that just don't get it!  
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Blue Views: McConnell finally reveals 2-year plan
In Oct. 30 Issue
Russell County News
It's always so refreshing when a politician lets slip a little nugget of truth without really intending to do so.
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Cruisin': The 1960's
In Oct. 30 Issue
Russell County News
The sixties were the age of youth, 70 million children from the post-war baby boom became teenagers and young adults.
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Polls open November 2nd
In Oct. 28 Issue
Thousands of Russell County voters are expected to cast their ballots in Nov. 2nd's general election, according to Court Clerk Lisha Popplewell.
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Transition House nearing completion
In Oct. 28 Issue
Just driving by the old Shiloh Motel in Russell Springs, it's hard not to notice the bee hive of activity creating an improved façade and a new mission for the building.
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Get ready to pay taxes; will be mailed Friday
In Oct. 28 Issue
Sheriff Larry Bennett said the county's tax bills, totaling $7,760,204.70, will be mailed out on Friday and should reach homes early next week.
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Grand Jury busy as 24 indicted
In Oct. 28 Issue
The Russell County Grand Jury returned indictments against 24 individuals after meeting in their regular monthly session on Tuesday, with the indictments ranging from charges of manufacturing meth to criminal and sexual abuse, among others, according to circuit court records.
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Hospital hears good news
In Oct. 28 Issue
It was a good night for Russell County Hospital's Board of Directors at last Thursday's regular meeting as they heard and accepted a positive auditor's report from Dean Dorton Ford PSC out of Lexington.
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Monday night a busy one for authorities
In Oct. 28 Issue
A Russell County woman led authorities on a high-speed chase Monday night that ended in a crash and multiple charges, according to Deputy Clete McAninch with the Russell County Sheriff's Office.
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Jamestown gets down to business
In Oct. 28 Issue
At their regularly scheduled meeting last week, Jamestown City Council voted unanimously to amend the city's budget in order to pay $24,000 to Russell County 911 Dispatch Service.
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‘Dump Day’ a a big hit
In Oct. 28 Issue
Last week's free trash disposal day netted more than 92 tons of trash, according to Solid Waste Coordinator H.M. Bottom.
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Lakers fall but learn of playoff draw
In Oct. 28 Issue
The Laker football team battled hard against undefeated district foe Allen County -Scottsville on Friday night but came up short in the end, falling to the 9-0 Patriots 50-33.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Oct. 28 Issue
The election is only a few days away now and the candidate activity is getting very obvious.
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Don't forget to go vote!
In Oct. 28 Issue
Next Tuesday is a most important day, time to select your choice for our upcoming leadership.
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Russell Springs Fall Festival just days away
In Oct. 23 Issue
Russell County News
Russell Springs' highly anticipated fall festival gets underway at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 and concludes on Saturday, Oct. 30 with two packed days of food, fun, family and friends, according to fall festival director Aron Houdini, the president of the Russell Springs Downtown Revitalization Committee.
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RCH Health Fair another huge success
In Oct. 23 Issue
Russell County News
The annual Russell County Hospital Health Fair was a huge success with 741 people in attendance this past weekend, according to Kim Clark with Russell County Hospital.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Oct. 23 Issue
Russell County News
Promises, Promises, Promises! Yes, there have been lots and lots of promises made over the past 75 years that are painfully proving to be lies.
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Blue Views: ‘Failed’ stimulus $ in high demand
In Oct. 23 Issue
Russell County News
It seems every Republican campaign ad these days makes reference to the "failed" stimulus bill.  (And that includes all those anonymously funded ads that are also backing the Republicans.)  
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Cruisin': Tonya Stearns Car Show
In Oct. 23 Issue
Russell County News
On Saturday, October 16th a car, truck and tractor show was held to raise money for medical expenses for Tonya Stearns. The show was held at Sonic Drive In in Russell Springs.
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Upcoming Event Schedule for November at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

The holiday season is upon us and though the fall temperatures are here and Thanksgiving is right around the corner, Wolf Creek National Hatchery is proud to offer a great environmental education workshop for the month.

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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Visitor/Environmental Education to Be Open for Thanksgiving Holiday
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, make plans to spend part of your holiday at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery! The hatchery’s Visitor/Environmental Education Center will be open for the entire holiday weekend, including Thanksgiving Day, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST, and it’s a fantastic place to bring your family and friends as there is much to offer.
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Judge-Executive candidates speak
In Oct. 21 Issue
Both candidates for Russell County Judge-Executive spoke at the chamber of commerce's monthly meeting on Tuesday with both Ralph Creech and Gary Robertson telling why they should be the new county leader.
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Skaggs performs Bluegrass hits
In Oct. 21 Issue
Grammy award winning artist Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder delivered homegrown acoustic roots music in their performance at the Russell County High School Auditorium last weekend.
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Dr. Jain introduces new procedure at RCH
In Oct. 21 Issue
A new incisionless procedure available at Russell County Hospital could end up helping many locals who struggle with acid reflux problems, according to Dr. Vijay Jain, general surgeon at the hospital.
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Houdini to tape show for Discovery, Spike or TLC
In Oct. 21 Issue
The Klinge Brothers of Discovery Channel's Ghost Lab want to produce a national television show for local magician and escape artist Aron Houdini, a show that could end up being broadcast on the Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel or Spike TV, according to the local entertainer.
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Russell Springs approves interlocal agreement
In Oct. 21 Issue
Russell Springs City Council was the fourth and final entity to unanimously approve the interlocal agreement to keep 911 Dispatch in Russell County at their regularly scheduled meeting last week.
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Jamestown gives okay to 911 agreement
In Oct. 21 Issue
The city of Jamestown accepted the proposed one-year 911 interlocal agreement at a special called meeting of the city's council on Wednesday afternoon.
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School Board hears of energy efforts at latest meeting
In Oct. 21 Issue
The October meeting of the Russell County Board of Education began with a presentation by Jean Clement, an 8th grade teacher at Russell County Middle School, on environmental education.
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Lakers put up 62 points on Barren County

In Oct. 21 Issue
The Russell County Lakers notched another win Friday night to move their record to 5-3 on the season with undefeated district foe Allen County-Scottsville making the trek here Friday night.

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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Oct. 21 Issue
Our great mystery has been solved. We have discovered who has been leaving records, 8-track players and etc. at our office.
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Responsibility is with everyone
In Oct. 21 Issue
Only a few days left before voters will go to the polls and elect leaders for the upcoming years.
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Local ‘celebrities’ do their part to bag cancer at Houchens
In Oct. 16 Issue
Russell County News
Houchens of Russell Springs donated a percentage of the sales during last Wednesday's Grocers Fight Cancer Day to the American Cancer Society, according to Brooke Cary, Russell County's community representative for the society.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Oct. 16 Issue
Russell County News
Paychecks vs. Food Stamps?  I received an e-mail from Newt Gingrich that helps address some important issues that the American people are facing ahead.
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Blue Views: Excuse me, who's the liar?
In Oct. 16 Issue
Russell County News
Recently, I saw a Rand Paul campaign ad responding to Jack Conway's assertion that he (Rand) supports a $2,000 Medicare deductible.
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Cruisin': End of the season shows
In Oct. 16 Issue
Russell County News
Last Saturday, Oct. 9th The West 80 Church of God had their 9th Annual Church Festival. It was a day of fun for all that attended. The weather was perfect for all the activities.
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Ambulance Board says ‘yes’ to interlocal agreement
In Oct. 14 Issue
In a unanimous vote at their regularly scheduled meeting, the Russell County Ambulance Board approved a proposed interlocal agreement to keep 911 Dispatch in Russell County one year until permanent funding sources are allocated.
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Court finalizes their portion of interlocal agreement
In Oct. 14 Issue
After working through some kinks on their side, the fiscal court gave their final go-ahead to a revised 911 Dispatch-Ambulance Service agreement at Monday night's regular meeting of county leaders.
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Big honor for Superior Battery
In Oct. 14 Issue
Superior Battery has been awarded this year's Kentucky World Trade Center's Governor's Award for International Trade Excellence, according to Ray Goodearl, the company's vice president of international sales and marketing.
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Educators hear from expert on Senate Bill 1
In Oct. 14 Issue
Russell County Schools held a professional development on Monday as local educators heard from Eastern Kentucky University's Dr. Charles Whitaker on the forthcoming changes in state education regarding Senate Bill 1.
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After a tough summer, Lake Cumberland’s signature fish thought to be doing better
In Oct. 14 Issue
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has rescinded the special emergency regulations on stripers in Lake Cumberland, according to state fish and wildlife officials.
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Band impressive at Pulaski Invitational
In Oct. 14 Issue
The Russell County Laker Band took the field in competition in the Pulaski County Invitational Saturday and came home with several awards including best percussion, best color guard and second place in the AAA division.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Oct. 14 Issue
Our 45 and 78 record contributor is still unidentified. Some great person has left us records and an 8-track tape player and we have no idea who this person is.
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Dispatch Service Set For Another Year
In Oct. 14 Issue
It appears this community will continue to be served by the present ambulance system and emergency 911 system, at least for the next year.
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Lakers take out Warren East with ease
In Oct. 14 Issue
The Russell County Lakers (4-3, 2-1 in district play) assured themselves of at least a 3-seed in the state high school football playoffs after dismantling the host Warren East Raisers (2-6, 1-2 in district play) 52-20 on Friday night.
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RCHS Volleyball team wins district title
In Oct. 14 Issue
The Russell County Lady Laker volleyball won the district championship Tuesday night at Wayne County. 
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Winfred Frye leaves a legacy of music
In Oct. 9 Issue
Russell County News
Winfred C. Frye, a well-known local bluegrass musician, music instructor, and a retired Pulaski County School bus driver of 32 years, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, at the age of 78.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Oct. 9 Issue
Russell County News
Anybody Got an Aspirin? Those darn Republicans! How dare they get in the way of the progressives plan to transform America? Who do they think they are? Well, the answer is simple.
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Blue Views: Are you scared yet?
In Oct. 9 Issue
Russell County News
We need to be afraid.  We need to be very afraid.  What we need to fear is not that the Obama Administration is going to turn us into a socialist nation; nor that the Muslims are going to take over and we are going to be subject to sharia law; not even "big" government or the deficit.
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Cruisin': Another Level car show
In Oct. 9 Issue
Russell County News
Last Saturday, October 2nd Another Lever Car Club held their annual car show at Highway 80 Auction on 127. It could not have been a more perfect day. The weather was perfect and it was a fun day for all who attended.
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Lakers get big district win at Homecoming
In Oct. 7 Issue
Homecoming 2010 will be remembered as a big district win for the Russell County Lakers as they defeated the Logan County Cougars 50-21 at Finley Field to even their record at 3-3 on the season.
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October off to a 'Spooktacular' start
In Oct. 7 Issue
With the autumn crisp in the air and the paranormal show and ghost hunt now over, it is time for the highly anticipated Russell Springs Haunted House to open its doors.
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BackPack Program helps to feed more than 100 students
In Oct. 7 Issue
The BackPack Program, which is coordinated locally by Lou Ann Gore Flanagan at Russell County Middle School, is now feeding around 110 students each weekend throughout the Russell County school system.
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ARC Pregnancy Center holds pro-life walk
In Oct. 7 Issue
More than 100 people participated in the Pro-Life Memorial Day Walk from the courthouse in Jamestown to Minit Mart on Monday night.
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With final count in, Freedom Fest raises $12,000
In Oct. 7 Issue
Freedom Fest 2010 raised money and touched lives of those impacted by the pain and hardship of substance abuse and addiction.
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Whitfield visits county again
In Oct. 7 Issue
With Congress in recess, Congressman Ed Whitfield is out visiting the counties in Kentucky's 1st District which he represents.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Oct. 7 Issue
Fall is here, no doubt and it is so great. Just wonderful to see the fall colors and the cool mornings. Guess it is time for us to start cutting fire wood and getting ready for the winter months.
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Changes are coming, are you ready?
In Oct. 7 Issue
The next few years we will see several changes coming along. Whether or not they are good or bad will depend on how well we adapt to them, but ready or not they will likely come.
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RSUMC takes remarkable trip to Uganda
In Oct. 2 Issue
Russell County News
Concerns turned to blessings when a local mission team traveled to Uganda last month.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Oct. 2 Issue
Russell County News
Wow! We're in 11th Place! That's right, we're not even in the top ten of Newsweek's best 100 countries to live in, but that bit of news is certainly not worth loosing any sleep over especially coming from Newsweek!
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Blue Views: How do I choose?
In Oct. 2 Issue
Russell County News
When I first agreed to write this column, I worried that I might not be able to come up with something to write every week.
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Cruisin': Storing your classic cars
In Oct. 2 Issue
Russell County News
With only a few more events left in the season many of us are putting our cars in storage for the winter.
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Upcoming Event Schedule for October at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

With fall colors flying and the weather perfect for being outdoors to

explore and enjoy your favorite scenic spot, Wolf Creek National

Fish Hatchery reminds you that there’s no better time to visit the

hatchery, enjoy a day at our Visitor/Environmental Education Center,

picnic, fish and more! The hatchery truly offers something for

everyone, so come out and visit soon and enjoy a trout-tastic day of

fall fun!

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Fiscal Court outlines new EMS/dispatch plan
In Sept. 30 Issue
A plan approved by the Russell County Fiscal Court Monday in special session outlines a complete overhaul of the Ambulance Board returning it to a structure used in the previous interlocal agreement.
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School test scores tops in region
In Sept. 30 Issue
Russell County Schools Superintendent Kenny Pickett said he is well pleased with this year's No Child Left Behind assessment results that were released late last week by the Kentucky Department of Education and shows Russell County schools as tops in the Lake Cumberland area.
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School board raises tax rate
In Sept. 30 Issue
School board members unanimously voted to approve the 2010-11 real estate and personal property tax rates that raise the rate 4 percent from last year in a special-called meeting last Thursday afternoon.
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Paranormal show, ghost hunt is Friday
In Sept. 30 Issue
The Russell Springs Downtown Revitalization Committee is presenting the SyFy Channel's Rock N' Roll Ghost Hunter, Keith Age, along with local magician and entertainer Aron Houdini this Friday at the Star Theater.
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More than half indicted on meth charges
In Sept. 30 Issue
The Russell County Grand Jury returned indictments against 17 people last week, with 11 of those being charged with manufacturing meth after several meth busts recently, according to circuit court records.
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Emergency services visit JES
In Sept. 30 Issue
For the fourth consecutive year, Russell County emergency services personnel from all avenues visited with students at Jamestown Elementary, sharing with them what they do, how they can help them and what to do in case of an emergency, according to local firefighter and EMT Zach Burton.
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New Dollar General coming to county
In Sept. 30 Issue
Dollar General Stores, Inc. will open a new Russell Springs location in March 1, 2011, according to Denver Wilson, a Russell Springs businessman who headed up the project.
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Hatchery’s Catch a Smile highly attended
In Sept. 30 Issue
Beautiful autumn weather greeted trout fishing enthusiasts at the 3rd Annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Sept. 30 Issue
Thank you and thank you.....if we only knew who you are. Some friend has been by the Real Estate Office twice and left us gifts, but we have no idea who it is.
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EMS and 911 to be revamped, maybe
In Sept. 30 Issue
Activity everywhere this week concerning the EMS and 911 service and what we can expect in the future.
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Lady Laker golf grabs 3rd straight region title
In Sept. 30 Issue
The Lady Laker Golf team won their 3rd straight region 9 golf tournament on Monday at Burnside State Park.  
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Lakers lose first district matchup
In Sept. 30 Issue
The Russell County High School Lakers (2-3, 0-1 in district play) fell in their district opener 38-28 on the road at Franklin-Simpson Friday night.
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Lake Cumberland Clean-up a success
In Sept. 25 Issue
Russell County News
Armed with rubber gloves and trash bags, volunteers came out last Saturday to rid Lake Cumberland's shoreline of trash at the 21st Annual Lake Cumberland Cleanup.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Sept. 25 Issue
Russell County News
Wal-Mart vs. The Morons?  
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Blue Views: Stand up for the truth, go vote!
In Sept. 25 Issue
Russell County News
The one thing that has been the most surprising to me since I started writing this column is that the positive responses I have received have far surpassed the number of negative ones.
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Cruisin': Remembering the 50s & 60s
In Sept. 25 Issue
Russell County News
This past Saturday I had the pleasure of providing music for the Ol Boys Toys Car Club's last Car Show of the year.
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Candidates, submit your ‘meet the candidate’ articles soon
Attention Candidates!
With Election Day fast approaching we at the Times Journal would like to invite anyone running for public office in the county or two cities to send us a "Meet the Candidate" profile, written by you, the candidate.
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Hancock hired as EMS director
In Sept. 23 Issue
At its second special called meeting in less than a week, the Russell County Ambulance Board named Terry Hancock director of EMS.
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Jail closure tests county
In Sept. 23 Issue
After locking up the jail for non-compliance of state regulations last Wednesday afternoon, the fiscal court had a special called meeting to deal with confusing issues brought up due to the closure of the facility.
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Magistrates talk EMS at J-town council
In Sept. 23 Issue
Magistrates Greg Popplewell and Gary Robertson were guest attendees at last Thursday's monthly meeting of the Jamestown City Council to discuss the various 911 dispatch operation and funding options the fiscal court has come up with in light of the current financial crisis with the local EMS.
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Lakers put up 56 points, take down Cardinals
In Sept. 23 Issue
The Lakers traveled to Wayne County (1-3) on Friday night looking to add another "W" in the win column before starting district play this week.
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School board honors one of Ky’s best teachers
In Sept. 23 Issue
Veteran educator Kenny Pickett was unanimously confirmed as Superintendent by the Russell County School Board at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday night.
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First-ever Freedom Fest coming this weekend
In Sept. 23 Issue
It was just two weeks ago their story first made its debut in the paper. That exact same week another story hit the news- another meth bust in Russell County.
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Hospital expansion on schedule
In Sept. 23 Issue
Interim Russell County Hospital CEO Bernadette Zucker said the hospital's planned expansion project was on schedule at last week's meeting of the local hospital board.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Sept. 23 Issue
Fall is here......so they say. The weather is still very warm and the tempts next week will remain in or near the 90’s.
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We Don’t Appreciate What We Have
In Sept. 23 Issue
The past couple of weekends have been notable ones on Lake Cumberland, yet we have seen very little support from those receiving a lot of the benefits.
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Lady Laker volleyball downs McCreary Central
In Sept. 23 Issue
Coach Sarah Roy’s Lady Laker volleyball team was in action last Thursday at Laker Gym as they hosted the McCreary Central Lady Raiders.
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Lady Laker golfers have good numbers
In Sept. 23 Issue
The Lady Laker JV golf team was in action on Saturday at Old Bridge playing in the Boyle County Invitational.  
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Team Wesley now active on Lake Cumberland
In Sept. 18 Issue
Russell County News
A new dive rescue team in the area is poised to become one of the best, if not the best, in the state, according to members of that team.
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Blue Views: Give credit where credit is due
In Sept. 18 Issue
Russell County News
On August 31, the war in Iraq officially ended 7 ½ years and 4, 427 dead American soldiers later, after President George Walker Bush invaded that country. 
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Sept. 18 Issue
Russell County News
What do ya think? Alan Caruba posted an article in his blog "Warning Signs" back in January expressing his theory of our President.
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Cruisin': The One that Got Away
In Sept. 18 Issue
Russell County News
I must be getting old or at least that's what I'm told all the time. It seems like I get more and more enjoyment out of the old songs, old cars and thinking about the one that got away.  
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State officials close non-compliant RC Jail
In Sept. 16 Issue
The Kentucky Department of Corrections has moved forth with the closure of the Russell County Jail for non-compliance of several issues.
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County bails out EMS, again
In Sept. 16 Issue
County leaders unanimously voted once again to give money to the tune of $45,000 to the financially struggling EMS to meet its upcoming payroll and other obligations after a lengthy discussion at Monday night's fiscal court meeting.
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Boats, docks, lake full for annual Poker Run
In Sept. 16 Issue
“The lake was just covered up,” said Bill Jasper, president at State Dock. He was referring to this past weekend's Lake Cumberland Poker Run, a huge event that brought upwards of 30,000 folks to the lake region, according to the Corps of Engineers.
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Russell Springs Haunted House opens Oct. 4th
In Sept. 16 Issue
Only a few weeks remain until the opening of the highly anticipated Russell Springs Haunted House and haunted house organizer Aron Houdini, a professional in the entertainment field, is confident in saying the production will be one of the best the commonwealth has to offer.
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Ghost Hunters coming to town
In Sept. 16 Issue
In conjunction and support of the upcoming Russell Springs Haunted House, the people of Russell County have a limited chance of being involved in a real ghost hunt on October 1st, according to local magician and escape artist Aron Houdini, a member of the Russell Springs Downtown Revitalization committee.
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Piece of local history up at auction
In Sept. 16 Issue
Lake Cumberland Real Estate & Auction will hold an auction Saturday and with it goes a piece of Russell County history. In fact, a very old piece of Russell County history.
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RS Council concentrates on EMS situation
In Sept. 16 Issue
Looming deadlines for the end of Russell County's 911 Dispatch dominated discussion at this month's Russell Springs City Council meeting.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Sept. 16 Issue
Ole IC has been a collector of many items for many years. Take a look at the basement and you would immediately say definitely too many years. Anyway, one of the items we have collected is our music library.
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Prompt and swift action needed!
In Sept. 16 Issue
We cannot count the number of times state officials have warned Russell County they were going to close the jail.
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Lakers strike first but fall to Maroons
In Sept. 16 Issue
The Russell County Lakers (1-2) came out fired up and scored on their first play from scrimmage Friday night as quarterback Martin Cross found wideout Taylor Hutchison for a 35-yard touchdown.
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Blue Views of Kentucky: Are you listening?
In Sept. 11 Issue
Russell County News
This week, I'd like to speak directly to those of you who are retired and depending in large part on your Social Security checks and Medicare.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Sept. 11 Issue
Russell County News
Have you been fooled?  
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Cruisin': 2010 Cruise-Ins
In Sept. 11 Issue
Russell County News
The "Outsiders" Car Club finished up their Cruise In Season last Friday night with the best cruise in they had all year.
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Aaron named new editor of local paper
In Sept. 9 Issue
Derek Aaron, who has been the sports editor of the Times Journal for the past three years, has been named the new editor of the Times Journal and the Russell County News.  
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State to close jail
In Sept. 9 Issue
The Russell County Jail is being shut down by the state department of corrections on Sept. 15 at 5 p.m., according to County Judge Executive Mickey Garner.
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Wariner concert a special treat
In Sept. 9 Issue
An Evening with Grammy Award Winner Steve Wariner last weekend was both homecoming and pilgrimage.
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Labor Day solid for marinas; Poker Run Saturday
In Sept. 9 Issue
Area marinas reported solid but not overwhelming, business over the Labor Day holiday weekend as the 2010 Lake Cumberland Poker Run at State Dock headlines this coming weekend with large numbers of attendees expected.
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Gov. Beshear touts Bruss expansion
In Sept. 9 Issue
Joined by company and community leaders, Gov. Steve Beshear participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Wednesday afternoon to signify the expansion of Bruss North America's corporate headquarters in Russell Springs.
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Seven meth arrests made in a week
In Sept. 9 Issue
It was another week and another round of meth busts for the Russell County Sheriff's Office as seven more arrests were made, according to multiple reports from the authorities.
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Lake Cumberland’s signature fish under stress
In Sept. 9 Issue
A wildlife disaster contingency measure has been issued for Lake Cumberland concerning the lake's trophy fish, the striper, according to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Dr. Jon Gassett.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Sept. 9 Issue
Nora Porter Hammonds called us this week and while we had not personally talked with her for sometime, it was very enjoyable to renew the old friendship.
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Time to remember
In Sept. 9 Issue
It will be interesting to see just how many American flags will be posted this 9-11 as compared to the first anniversary.
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Briar Jumpers get best of Russell County
In Sept. 9 Issue
The Russell County Lakers fell on the gridiron Friday night in a lopsided game against the homestanding Somerset Briar Jumpers, 63-19.
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Wesley's presence felt in fashion industry
In Sept. 4 Issue
Russell County News
Everyone goes through life leaving their mark in all different forms and manners.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Sept. 4 Issue
Russell County News
Where did we go wrong?  I believe that question has been asked many times over the past 223 years. Yes, on September 17th, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed.
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Cruisin': Summer is Almost Over
In Sept. 4 Issue
Russell County News
Here we are at the beginning of September already and the Cruise in season is slowly coming to an end.
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Bedbugs reported in Russell County
In Sept. 2 Issue
Many people today know bedbugs only from the old saying - Sleep tight and don't let the bedbugs bite but the old hitchhiking nemeses are back leaving itchy, red welts in their path.
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Two arrested for making meth
In Sept. 2 Issue
Two men were arrested Sunday afternoon on charges of manufacturing meth at a home on Lakeway Drive in Russell Springs, according to Deputy Sheriff Nick Bertram, the investigating and arresting officer.
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Lakers outplay Eagles in season-opening game
In Sept. 2 Issue
The Russell County Laker football team opened their 2010 season with a victory Friday night as they cruised past the visiting Campbellsville Eagles, 25-6, on Finley Field at Laker Stadium.
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Marina at Rowena? Corps asks for input
In Sept. 2 Issue
"This is just the first stepping stone in a long process," said Army Corps of Engineers' spokesman Mark Rankin.
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Back to work on Wolf Creek Dam
In Sept. 2 Issue
Work is to progress again on the repairs to Wolf Creek Dam in Critical Area #1, with work across the dam soon to shift into overdrive, according to the project manager.
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Freedom Fest slated for Sept. 25
In Sept. 2 Issue
He isn't asking anyone to walk a mile in his shoes, but he'd appreciate it if you'd walk six alongside him to help others get out of the trap he has escaped.
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Local business drives across Kentucky
In Sept. 2 Issue
Their product goes nationwide, they have opened five branches around Kentucky, and three more are due to open soon.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Sept. 2 Issue
Spent the day Saturday on the UK campus with my son. Enjoyed the day, toured around the beautiful campus and enjoyed sharing the day with my family.
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It’s just a simple matter of pride!
In Sept. 2 Issue
This past week we received a telephone call from Anita Tucker excitedly reporting she had something for us.
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Lady Laker golf team is 2nd in KIT
In Sept. 2 Issue
The Lady Lakers finished second out of 18 teams taking part in the 10th annual Kentucky Invitational Tournament held at Lakewood Country Club this past weekend. 
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Laker golf in top 2 at Tates Creek
In Sept. 2 Issue
The Laker Boy's Golf Team was in action Saturday at the Tates Creek Invitational in Lexington.
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RCHS volleyball downs Lady Cardinals
In Sept. 2 Issue
Coach Sarah Roy’s Russell County High School Lady Laker volleyball team snagged another victory Tuesday evening, this time from rival Wayne County with a score of 25-8 and 25-11.
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LC Bluegrass Festival was a big hit
In Aug. 28 Issue
Russell County News
Musicians, dancers, and music lovers reunited last weekend at KOA Campground in Russell Springs for the 7th Annual Lake Cumberland Bluegrass Festival.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Aug. 28 Issue
Russell County News
"Islam has always been a part of America's story."  
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Blue Views of Kentucky: Who's the Idiot?
In Aug. 28 Issue
Russell County News
Mitch McConnell must think we are all idiots.
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Proposed 127 reconstruction would alter lives, homes
In Aug. 26 Issue
In a public meeting Thursday night at Freedom Christian Church, local residents gathered to review maps of the US-127 reconstruction and offer comments regarding the proposed new route.
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Lakers look forward to big season on gridiron
In Aug. 26 Issue
Laker head football coach Bill Sharp is entering his sixth season at the helm of the program and with a plethora of highly talented skill players returning and an 11-man senior class leading the way, the Lakers are looking to make some noise in district play and possibly host a 2010 playoff game.
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Another meth lab seized
In Aug. 26 Issue
Deputy Nick Bertram said it is likely the most open-and-shut drug bust he has made.
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Head-on crash intentional, police say
In Aug. 26 Issue
A head-on crash Tuesday night in the Fairview community sent the two cars careening into opposite ditch lines, and was allegedly an intentional act.
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Indictments handed down
In Aug. 26 Issue
The Russell County Grand Jury returned indictments against seven people this week, which included charges of assault, burglary, marijuana cultivation and trafficking and forgery, according to circuit court records.
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New interim CEO at RCH
In Aug. 26 Issue
The architects, three of them along with an engineer, were at the Thursday night hospital board meeting to report on progress.
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Local ACT scores take big jump
In Aug. 26 Issue
Russell County High School juniors' ACT test results for the spring of 2010 were released this past week by the Kentucky Department of Education and show a significant improvement from previous years, according to Darren Gossage, the principal at RCHS.  
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State Dock to again host On Water Houseboat Expo
In Aug. 26 Issue
State Dock will be booming again this weekend as the On-Water Houseboat Expo comes to Lake Cumberland Friday through Sunday, according to Bill Jasper, president of State Dock.
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Laker band opens season
In Aug. 26 Issue
The Russell County High School Mighty Laker Marching Band will open their marching band season this Saturday as they participate in the Mark Twain Pre-Season Exhibition presented at the Adair County High School in Columbia.
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Same tax rate kept by ambulance board
In Aug. 26 Issue
In a special called meeting Tuesday night the Russell County Ambulance board refused the request of the Temporary Interim Director, Troy Walters, to hire three emergency medical technicians.
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Cemetery, park board discussed in J-town
In Aug. 26 Issue
The Jamestown City Council discussed the happenings of both the recent cemetery and park board meetings at this month's regular meeting of city leaders.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Aug. 26 Issue
Are we special this week or not. Something happening this month that only happens once every 800 years.
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One of our first customers and friend
In Aug. 26 Issue
We first came to Russell County and joined The Times Journal staff in 1967.
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Former Lakers on Lindsey Wilson College football team
In Aug. 26 Issue
Former Russell County Laker football standouts Chris Hammond and Jordan Best are members of this year’s Lindsey Wilson College football team.
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RCMS football team loses first games of season
In Aug. 26 Issue
It has been a tough start to the season for the Russell County Middle School Laker football team.
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RCMS Lady Lakers beat PC
In Aug. 26 Issue
The 7th and 8th grade Lady Laker basketball teams looked sharp at home Tuesday night as they both won their first home games of the season, beating the Northern Pulaski Lady Maroons handily.
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Lady Laker volleyball results
In Aug. 26 Issue
Lady Laker volleyball results

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Lady Laker golfers improving
In Aug. 26 Issue
The Lady Laker golf team was in action on Saturday at Lindsey Golf Course playing in the Central Hardin Lady Bruins Invitational.
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Upcoming Event Schedule for September at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

With the cooling temperatures and the feel of fall none too far away, there is truly no better time to get outdoors and experience why Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery offers something for the entire family! Yes, whether taking time to tour our Visitor/Environmental Education Center or exploring our fish production area (and feeding our happy, hungry trout) to picnicking at our shelter and trying your hand at landing a “big one” in hatchery creek, there truly is something for everyone when visiting the hatchery. 

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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Will Host 3rd Annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
On Tuesday, September 28th, 2010, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery will sponsor the 3rd Annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby. The event is free and is open to anyone 62 years of age or older. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. CST.
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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Will Host 3rd Annual Reaching for Rainbows Special Kids Fishing Derby on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
On Wednesday, September 29th, 2010, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. CST, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery will sponsor the 3rd Annual Reaching for Rainbows Special Kids Fishing Derby for students from Russell and Clinton counties. The event is free and is open to area students who are severely disabled and have extra special needs.
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Work continues on new transitional house
In Aug. 21 Issue
Russell County News
The construction of Russell County's new transitional housing facility is well underway.
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Blue Views of Kentucky: True or False?
In Aug. 21 Issue
Russell County News
Last week I visited a friend who I'd not seen in over 20 years.  
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Raft-up record on Lake Cumberland
In Aug. 19 Issue
"It was really a family friendly event," said Bill Jasper, president of State Dock. "-around the band everyone was just gathered together, floating in the water. It looked like a Jimmy Buffett concert."
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Auditorium-natatorium: Year in review
In Aug. 19 Issue
Nearly 26,000 people attended events ranging from book signings and concerts to pool parties and business meetings during the first year of operation for the Russell County Schools Auditorium/Natatorium Complex, according to Susan Melton, who is director of the facility.
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Pickett picked as superintendent
In Aug. 19 Issue
The Russell County School Board offered the position of school superintendent to Kenny Pickett, the present interim superintendent.
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Man drowns in Lily Creek Cove
In Aug. 19 Issue
A Lincoln County man is believed by emergency officials to have drowned in Lake Cumberland Saturday evening.
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Tickets still available for ‘Evening with Wariner’
In Aug. 19 Issue
The big Steve Wariner concert at the Russell County Schools Auditorium is a little more than two weeks away, but there are still plenty of excellent tickets available to the general public, according to Susan Melton, director of the facility.
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Over 5-hour road closure when corn covers the ramp
In Aug. 19 Issue
Just before 8:30 Tuesday morning a tractor trailer pulling a load of grain spilled its load over the east-bound ramp of the Cumberland Parkway.
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Big turnout for Stephens Pipe & Steel Car Show
In Aug. 19 Issue
More than 75 classic vehicles were on display at the second annual Stephens' Pipe & Steel car show over the weekend, helping to raise over $800 for the Russell County Hospital Auxiliary, according to event organizers.
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RS Council talks roads, open house
In Aug. 19 Issue
Russell Springs Mayor Hollis DeHart announced that an open house for the new Russell Springs Municipal Building will be Friday, Sept. 10.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Aug. 19 Issue
Only a few days before Chanson will become a full time student at the University of Kentucky and we will become a full time participant in the Paxil University.
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Great so see Lake-wide Cooperation
In Aug. 19 Issue
Chalk one up for Lake Cumberland. Rather chalk one up for the marinas and the organizers of the Lake Cumberland Raft Up.
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Lakers, Lady Lakers continue strong golf play
In Aug. 19 Issue
The Laker Boy's Golf Team was in action this past Saturday in the Dawson Springs Invitational at Pennyrile State Park.
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Treasure Nook opens JC Penny catalog center
In Aug. 14 Issue
Russell County News
Russell Countians need look no further than The Treasure Nook to shop JC Penny. Last Tuesday, the store held a grand opening for their new JC Penny catalog center.
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Blue views of Kentucky: Kudos to the Republicans
In Aug. 14 Issue
Russell County News
My Republican friends and neighbors should be pleased that I’m devoting this column to the recognition and praise for the words of two of their own.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Aug. 14 Issue
Russell County News
“Barack Obama is the best thing that has happened!” Bet you never thought you would ever hear me say that?
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Cruisin': The Poor Man’s Corvette
In Aug. 14 Issue
Russell County News
General Motors’ Opel brand has had a presence in North America that began more than fifty years ago.
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Hoover leads the discussions at Fancy Farm
In Aug. 12 Issue
Russell County's own Jeff Hoover served as the master of ceremonies at the 130th Fancy Farm picnic over the weekend, calling it an "honor" and a "once in a lifetime experience."
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Ambulance Board looking at benefits
In Aug. 12 Issue
Over three hours of meeting at the Russell County Ambulance Board could be summed up by repeated comments from the board, typified in Chairman James Gray's "I know the pay per hour may not be up to speed compared to other counties' but the benefits here are far and away better than anything I've ever seen."
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Politics on display at fiscal court
In Aug. 12 Issue
The bulk of the discussion at the Monday night Fiscal Court meeting considered cleanup of the courthouse.
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Whitfield visits Jamestown
In Aug. 12 Issue
Congressman Ed Whitfield made a brief stop in Jamestown last week, speaking to a small group of supporters and public officials at the Russell County Courthouse on topics ranging from jobs to future uses of Kentucky coal, a topic he has recently introduced legislation on.
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Suit unanswered
In Aug. 12 Issue
A civil lawsuit was filed last week in Russell Circuit Court against the Ambulance service, its board, the "E911" Center, the county judge and county attorney.
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Filing deadline passes for Nov. election
In Aug. 12 Issue
With the passing of the deadline there were several additions to the ballot for local elections this week.
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Local man killed in wreck
In Aug. 12 Issue
A Russell Springs man died Sunday evening after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle wreck that afternoon on Ky. 70 in Casey County, according to Casey County authorities.
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Jamestown Office:
Kim Graham
(rcnoffice@tjrcn.com)
PUBLIC MEETINGS
Members of the public may attend meetings. Boards or agencies may schedule other meetings at special times, but are required to notify the public.
FISCAL COURT: 2nd Monday of month, 6 p.m. in the Courthouse
RUSSELL SPRINGS CITY: 2nd Thursday of month, 6 p.m. in the City Hall Municipal Room
JAMESTOWN CITY: 3rd Thursday of month, 6 p.m. in basement meeting room at City Hall
SCHOOL BOARD: 3rd Monday of month, 6:30 p.m., Board of Education office in Jamestown
LIBRARY BOARD: 2nd Tuesday of month, 5 p.m. at Jamestown Library
AIRPORT BOARD: 1st Tuesday of month, 5 p.m. at Airport
TOURISM COMMISSION: 2nd Wednesday of month, 12:30 p.m. at Tourism Office
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 3rd Tuesday of month, noon at The Cove restaurant
LOCAL & AREA
NEWS SITES
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Laker Country WJRS
(Russell Springs)
lakercountry.com/
WKYM-1017 (Monticello)
wkym.com/
Adair Progress (Columbia)
adairprogress.com/
Casey County News (Liberty)
caseynews.net/
Clinton County News (Albany)
clintonnews.net/
Cumberland County News (Burkesville)
burkesville.com/ccn/
Wayne County Outlook (Monticello)
wcoutlook.com/
Somerset
Commonwealth-Journal
somerset-kentucky.com/
Danville
Advocate-Messenger
amnews.com/
Lexington Herald-Leader
kentucky.com/
Louisville Courier-Journal
courier-journal.com/
WKYT-TV, Lexington
wkyt.com/
WBKO-TV, Bowling Green
wbko.com/
USEFUL SITES
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RUSSELL CO. OFFICIALS
RUSSELL COUNTY SCHOOLS
RUSSELL CO. LIBRARY

LAKE CUMBERLAND
STATE RESORT PARK
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