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Tuesday's RCHS basketball games and Basketball Queen ceremony canceled
ONLINE UPDATE-Jan. 27

The Laker-Lady Laker doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday night, Jan. 27 against Pulaski County has been canceled due to the ongoing inclement weather.

The scheduled Basketball Queen ceremony and the Lady Laker Softball Bar-B-Que fundraiser has been rescheduled for February 17. The queen ceremony will take place between the Laker JV and Varsity games against Madison Southern.
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First round of ice passes
Online Update -- 8:30 a.m. 27 January

Local emergency personnel report that most roads are clear but the ice is building up dangerously on tree limbs and wires.

Estimates at 8 a.m. are that as many as 9,000 area electric customers are out of power this morning. Crews were being dispatched but were attempting to work on the problems which would restore power to the most customers first, then work toward helping individual homes which have lost power.

South Kentucky RECC Vice president of Engineering and Operations Steve Conover said, “We will continue working to restore power to our members. We have every available person at work on these outages and have called in contract crews from Davis H. Elliot to assist us, and we are trying to get everyone affected restored as soon as possible.”

Every county in the South Kentucky RECC service territory has been affected by the ice storm Russell, Pulaski, McCreary, Wayne, and Clinton with the north western part of the system being affected the most. Conover says the ice has caused trees and limbs to fall on power lines and break them, and lines are going down due to the weight of the ice.

He adds that he wants to caution against broken power lines. “Never go near a downed power line; just because the line is broken does not mean it is dead. If anyone sees a downed line, they should call us or 911 with the information.”

Emergency Services Director H.M. Bottom reported that there has been some icing on small sections of roads and that overpasses are particularly at risk for freezing.

Road conditions are always available to everyone online at 511.ky.gov or by calling 511.

Motorists also are reminded to give a wide berth to plows, salt trucks and other snow-clearing heavy equipment. To be effective in dispersing de-icing material, trucks tend to travel at a slower speed.  A snow plow may create a snow cloud which can cause a white out or zero visibility condition, so keep a safe distance away from the trucks.

Forecasters are reporting that the rain covering the area at present will likely change to freezing rain and then snow as night falls.

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Lakers, Lady Lakers fall to district foe at home

ONLINE UPDATE-Jan.26

Both the Lady Lakers and the Lakers fell to district rival Cumberland County on Monday night in Laker Gym.

The Lakers, now 16-2, were defeated by one point, 57-56, while the 11-5 Lady Lakers fell 62-56 in the night's first game.

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Jamestown, Russell Springs see water line breaks
In Jan. 24 Issue
Russell County News
Three serious water line breaks last weekend in Jamestown resulted in a countywide boil water advisory and were attributed to the seasonally frigid temperatures, according to Jamestown Public Works Director Ottis Skaggs.
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Facility to open this spring
In Jan. 24 Issue
Russell County News
"April, and definitely in May we'll be able to open up," Superintendent Scott Pierce said of the new Auditorium / Natatorium.
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RC Hero: RCHS student chosen for U.S. Senate Youth program
In Jan. 24 Issue
Russell County News
Senators Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning recently announced that Casey McGowan, a student at Russell County High School, has been selected as a delegate to the 47th Annual United States Senate Youth Program that will be held March 7 14, in Washington, D.C.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Harmless, accidental, non-existent flirtation
In Jan. 24 Issue
Russell County News
I strolled into the junk store the other day, and something instantly captured my attention.
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Cruisin': The 1950 Ford follow-up
In Jan. 24 Issue
Russell County News
It has been a while since we talked to Wayne Lynch about the 1950 Ford Coupe he is restoring. I thought it was about time to check in on Wayne and see how he was coming along with his project.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Jan. 24 Issue
Russell County News
The party’s over! Yep! All the hoopla and celebrations are behind us and it’s time to get down to the business at hand.
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Local reaction as Obama takes over presidency
In Jan. 22 Issue
Barack Obama, the nation's first black president, was inaugurated this week as the 44th leader of the United States amidst an unstable U.S. economy, shaky foreign relationships, two wars and what some are calling a climate crisis ... and his national popularity is at an all-time high, according to several national poll findings.
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Building boats together cements relationships
In Jan. 22 Issue
“You can write a check to take care of a lot of things,” said Paul Cundiff. “But you can't write a check that will spend time with your kids.”
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LeBlanc takes over the big chair at Jamestown Marina
In Jan. 22 Issue
With the boating season fast approaching Jamestown Marina has a presence at the boat shows, is surveying its members and introducing a new General Manager, Corey LeBlanc.
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Figuerado adds Grider Hill Marina to group of marinas
In Jan. 22 Issue
Grider Hill Marina recently announced a change in ownership when Jim Figuerado purchased Clinton County's only commercial marina on Lake Cumberland.
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Fire department fees in Jamestown
In Jan. 22 Issue
During last Thursday's meeting of the Jamestown City Council, Mayor Brooks Bates announced that the city would go forward with the proposed fire department subscription policy for residents and businesses outside the city limits but still within the city's fire protection zone.
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Lakers escape Southwestern with victory; Lady Lakers fall
In Jan. 22 Issue
The Russell County Lakers defeated the host Southwestern Warriors 59-58 in a nail biter Tuesday night to improve their record to 16-1 on the year.
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Lakers down district rival Clinton, 71-64
In Jan. 22 Issue
Coach Willie Feldhaus’ Lakers won another district game on Friday night, defeating the Clinton County Bulldogs 71-64 in Albany.
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Lady Lakers fall to 11-3 after Clinton County loss
In Jan. 22 Issue
The Lady Lakers lost to the Clinton County Lady Bulldogs last Friday night by a score of 56-43, dropping their season record to 11-3.
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Lady Laker swimmers capture first at Fort Knox meet
In Jan. 22 Issue
Last Saturday the Laker Swim Team traveled to Fort Knox to participate in a Dual Meet with Meade County High School.  
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Lakers escape Southwestern with slim victory; Lady Lakers lose

ONLINE UPDATE-Jan. 20

The 16-1 Russell County Lakers defeated the host Southwestern Warriors 59-58 in a nail biter. Three Lakers were in double figures led by Bryon Ellis with 16, Robbie Bell with 14 and Bryson McFall with 10 points.

The 11-4 Lady Lakers were downed by the Lady Warriors, 65-39, in the night's first game. LeeAnn Grider scored a dozen points for Russell County and Blair Hoover had 11 points in the loss.

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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Ode to the Moondog
In Jan. 17 Issue
Russell County News
My wife scooted next to me on the couch, and said, “You wanna’ know something kinda weird about me?”
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Cruisin': The Chevy Corvair
In Jan. 17 Issue
Russell County News
If we look back in history in the 50's most American car manufacturers made only large cars.
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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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