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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 to Host Conference for Healthcare Professionals Focused on the Benefits of Connecting Children with Nature
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery will be hosting a one day conference, geared specifically towards those working in the healthcare field, to discuss the movement and importance of reconnecting children with nature, particularly in regards to health benefits, on Thursday, February 25th, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CST.  Topics will include current trends in the health of Kentucky’s children, environmental health disparities, ways to partner to enhance children’s health in your practice and community, especially in regards to the outdoors along with opportunities for questions and answers, tools and ideas to take back to your community, etc.  The meeting will take place in the Visitor/Environmental Education Center auditorium.
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Lakers drop Indians, 40-22

ONLINE UPDATE-Oct. 30

The Russell County Lakers improved their win total to five after downing host Adair County tonight in Columbia, 40-22.

The Lakers managed over 500 yards of total offense in the win and will now prepare for state 4A playoff action next Friday night as they take on the Lone Oak Purple Flash in Paducah at 7:30 p.m.

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Judge denies county attorney's motion
In Oct. 29 Issue
County Attorney Mark McGaha made his arguments unopposed before Circuit Judge Vernon Miniard Tuesday morning.
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Fall Fest this weekend
In Oct. 29 Issue
Russell Springs first-ever Fall Fest is set to get underway Friday and will continue into Halloween on Main St., according to members of the city's downtown revitalization committee.
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Drilling issues at Wolf Creek Dam
In Oct. 29 Issue
US Army Corps of Engineers' Information Officer Allison Jarrett said there have been some difficulties on the Wolf Creek Dam Rehabilitation Project and the contractor is about 2 months behind.
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Workers laboring on new RS City Hall
In Oct. 29 Issue
Work is progressing on the new Russell Springs municipal building, which will house city hall, according to city employee Jeremy Coffey.

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Gambling indictments returned
In Oct. 29 Issue
Indictments were returned by the Russell County Grand Jury against three men on illegally gambling charges for allegedly operating poker machines and poker tables.
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Hatchery's Patrick honored with award
In Oct. 29 Issue
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery's Environmental/Outreach Specialist, Amanda Patrick, has a contagious love for the outdoors and people that spreads wherever she goes.
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Filing deadline for local office begins next week
In Oct. 29 Issue
Thousands of Kentuckians are expected to file paper work with the Secretary of State and their local county clerks to seek political office during the 2010 election cycle.
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The tax bills are coming
In Oct. 29 Issue
Sheriff Larry Bennett said the county's tax bills will be in the mail before the weekend, and should be in your mailbox by Monday.
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Lakers can’t upset the undefeated
In Oct. 29 Issue
The Russell County Lakers (4-5, 1-3 in district play) traveled to undefeated Allen County-Scottsville looking to upset the top team in the district but faltered in the game's stretch, losing 34-13.
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RCMS Lakers win 2nd straight conference championship
In Oct. 29 Issue
The Russell County Middle School Laker football team won their second straight Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference championship on Saturday at Laker Stadium’s Finley Field.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Oct. 29 Issue
We have seen several dermatologist over the years to find something to help our psoriasis problem and the flaky specks it leaves on our sweaters and shirts.
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Is the swine flu changing your daily activities?
In Oct. 29 Issue
Is swine flu awareness causing you to alter your daily activities?
If you are like most of us today, the answer is certainly yes.
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Outdoor Adventure Day at WCNF hatchery
In Oct. 24 Issue
Russell County News
Take a gorgeous fall day at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, add 272 Russell County 4th graders, nine activity stations and the result is the 3rd annual Outdoor Adventure Field Day.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Wild Blue Yonder
In Oct. 24 Issue
Russell County News
My wife? Yeah, she's a little “different.” And that's a good thing.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Oct. 24 Issue
Russell County News
“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future” Glenn Beck has stated many times that his mother used this phrase often.
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Cruisin': Another season coming to a close
In Oct. 24 Issue
Where did the summer go? It seems we just got started with Car Shows and Cruise Ins and it’s just about over already.
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Lakers fall at ACS, 34-13

ONLINE UPDATE-Oct. 23

The Russell County Lakers fell to district foe Allen County-Scottsville tonight in Scottsville, 34-13.

For more on the game, check out next week's issue of the Times Journal.

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Russell is #1 county in state for teen pregnancy
In Oct. 22 Issue
Statistics released by Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Division of Women's Health show the 2008 pregnancy rate among teens age 15-19 in Russell County is highest in the state.
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Lakers drop Trojans in muddy senior night battle
In Oct. 22 Issue
The Russell County Lakers (4-4) dismantled the visiting Barren County Trojans (2-6) Friday at a muddy Finley Field winning 49-14 in a lopsided senior night affair in the rain.
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Jamestown holds line on taxes
In Oct. 22 Issue
Residents of Jamestown will see somewhat lower property taxes this year, according to an ordinance that set the tax rate for the 2009-10 fiscal year at October's Jamestown City Council meeting.
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Flu clinic popular, returns as news of death spreads
In Oct. 22 Issue
The vaccine was gone in 15 minutes, after people began lining up early for Saturday morning's flu clinic.
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Heavy turnout for health fair
In Oct. 22 Issue
The annual Russell County Hospital Health Fair was a huge success with more than 700 people in attendance this past weekend, according to Teresa Spaw with Russell County Hospital.
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Saving money, guarding against pandemic
In Oct. 22 Issue
“We saved $80,770 just by refinancing two bonds,” said Superintendent Scott Pierce.
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Co. Attorney asks Judge to reconsider, clarify
In Oct. 22 Issue
This week County Attorney Mark McGaha filed a motion asking Circuit Judge Vernon Miniard to reconsider his ruling last week.
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Hospital gets clean bill of health
In Oct. 22 Issue
Saying that the only thing they differed over was how many dollars should be held as reserve funds the auditor delivered a clean bill of health to the Russell County Hospital.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Oct. 22 Issue
Real Estate sales were a little on the unusual side this week at the office.
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Not so good to be number one in state!
In Oct. 22 Issue
Russell County is ranked number one in the state and the ranking is not one to be so very proud.
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‘Might as well ask for the best’
In Oct. 17 Issue
Russell County News
"That looks good," came from the darkened room.

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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Sassy Passy
In Oct. 17 Issue
Russell County News
It's always the little ones, isn't it?
You think after a couple (or five) kids, you've pretty much got it figured out.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Oct. 17 Issue
Russell County News
Obama made the great sacrifice for Chicago or I mean the nation and failed! 
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Cruisin': The Good Old Days
In Oct. 17 Issue
Russell County News
Anyone that knows me well knows I like the good old days. It really don’t matter what it is, it could be cars, music, it just don’t matter, I like it all.
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Lakers win big on senior night

ONLINE UPDATE-Oct. 16

The Russell County Lakers dismantled visiting Barren County tonight at Finley Field at Laker Stadium, winning 49-14 in a lopsided affair.

For more on the senior night game, including comments from Coach Bill Sharp, game photos and senior photos, check out next week's Times Journal.

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Judge says to let the voters decide on alcohol issue
In Oct. 15 Issue
The matter was decided in court, for now and an election will have to be held.
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Local teen killed in wreck
In Oct. 15 Issue
One Russell County High School junior was killed Monday morning and another airlifted to UK Hospital after a one-vehicle wreck half a mile north of Eli on KY 76, according to the Kentucky State Police.
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Lakefest to return in 2010 with both cities working together
In Oct. 15 Issue
The city of Jamestown will go forward with plans to host a 2010 Lakefest celebration. At least that was the word at this month's Russell Springs City Council meeting.
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Big deer harvest expected locally
In Oct. 15 Issue
While archery season has been underway just over a month, many local hunters will head to the woods for the first time this weekend as the annual two-day muzzleloading season unofficially kicks off Whitetail deer season in Russell County.
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Both flu vaccines available Saturday
In Oct. 15 Issue
Just as the vaccine is becoming available, this week a Scott County man became the sixth to die from the H1N1, or swine, flu.
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Fiscal court hears of new design and new bid date for proposed jail
In Oct. 15 Issue
Over 1,400 square feet were cut from the building, as well as other economizing measures were taken by the architects with the new jail plans.
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Lakers get big district win; secure playoff birth
In Oct. 15 Issue
The Russell County Lakers (3-4, 1-2 in district play) destroyed the visiting Warren East Raiders (1-7, 0-3 in district play) 37-6 for their first district win Friday night at a soggy Finley Field, all but finalizing the team a spot in the playoffs.
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Lady Lakers capture district volleyball title
In Oct. 15 Issue
The Russell County Lady Laker volleyball team won their second straight 45th District tournament after defeating Monticello and McCreary Central on Tuesday night at raucous Russell County High School gymnasium.
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Lady Laker golfers are 7th in state after tourney
In Oct. 15 Issue
The Russell County Lady Laker golf team finished seventh in the state at the KHSAA girls state tournament with a 165 in Bowling Green over the weekend.
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From My Window ... by IC Toowell
In Oct. 15 Issue
We have just about got our real estate office moved and have almost found most of the things we moved.
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Debt clock is a real eye-opener
In Oct. 15 Issue
If you have some concern with the nation debt, take a look at the display of a  national debt clock and your concern will flip into high gear. It is smeared with billions and trillions.
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Upcoming Event Schedule for October at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

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

explore and enjoy your favorite scenic spot. Wolf Creek National

Fish Hatchery reminds you that there’s no better time to come 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!

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J-town welcomes new primitive store
In Oct. 10 Issue
Russell County News
A new primitive décor store has opened in Jamestown, giving those primitive enthusiasts another option when shopping for that item of choice locally.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: CD or Not CD
In Oct. 10 Issue
Russell County News
It's all about priorities for me.
Like when we're preparing for a family trip (a trip to Walmart is considered a major outing).
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Oct. 10 Issue
Russell County News
The Obama's making a great sacrifice!  Our President, First Lady and Oprah made a great sacrifice last week and went to Denmark to help bring the 2016 Olympics to Chicago.
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Cruisin': 'Revin’ and Ravin' Car Show and Sock Hop
In Oct. 10 Issue
Russell County News
Last Saturday October 3rd was a beautiful day for a car show. The weather was great and just a perfect day.
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Lakers drop Warren East, 37-6, in district play

ONLINE UPDATE-Oct. 9

The Russell County Lakers defeated district foe Warren East 37-6 tonight at Finley Field.

The Lakers pick up their first district win of the year and basically wrapped up a playoff birth with the victory.

Read more about the victory and next Friday's senior night game against Barren County in next week's issue of the Times Journal, complete with comments from Laker Head Coach Bill Sharp.

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Former coach Finley passes
In Oct. 8 Issue
Former Russell County Head Football Coach Ron Finley, 76, who had 195 wins as both a high school and college coach, died Monday afternoon at a Greensburg rehabilitation center while recovering from various ailments.
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‘Wet’ petitions’ future may be decided in court
In Oct. 8 Issue
Two petitions to allow alcohol by the drink were submitted to the Russell County Clerk the first week in September, this week the county attorney has weighed in on the topic.
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State suspends Small Steps
In Oct. 8 Issue
Ruth Campbell called in to report what she said was a bad situation at Small Steps Child Care in Jamestown.
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Branscum named to state chamber board
In Oct. 8 Issue
Russell Springs businessman Stephen Branscum has been elected to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's board of directors, according to chamber officials.
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House of Horror to debut on Main St.
In Oct. 8 Issue
"We're pushing the limits," said Aron Houdini. "This isn't going to be like any haunted house anyone has seen here before."
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Fall fraught with fire fears
In Oct. 8 Issue
The state forest fire hazard season began late last week, according to Russell County Emergency Management Director H.M. Bottom.
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Cougars down Lakers 25-12
In Oct. 8 Issue
The Russell County Lakers (2-4, 0-2 in district play) lost their second straight district game this past Friday night, falling on the road to Logan County, 25-12.
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RC golfers competing at state
In Oct. 8 Issue
The boys’ state golf tournament got underway on Tuesday morning with the first group teeing off at 7 a.m.
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District volleyball next week at RCHS
In Oct. 8 Issue
The 45th district volleyball tournament will be held at Russell County High on Tuesday, October 13.  
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RCMS Lady Lakers continue strong play
In Oct. 8 Issue
The Russell County Middle School teams played two games last week, they hosted Clinton County on Monday and then traveled to Metcalfe County on Tuesday.  
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From My Window ... by IC Toowell
In Oct. 8 Issue
My long time friend Ron Finley passed away this week.
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Sounds familiar today!
In Oct. 8 Issue
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II.
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‘If what I sing touches one person’s heart that’s enough’
In Oct. 3 Issue
Russell County News
As a young child, Russell County Middle School 8th grader Kayla Reece loved to sing. She rode her Barbie jeep carrying a radio and singing to her family and friends.
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Local students have great day fishing
In Oct. 3 Issue
Russell County News
Following the success of the senior fishing derby early this week, the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery also sponsored the second annual Reaching for Rainbows Special Kids Fishing Derby for students from Russell and Clinton counties on Wednesday, with more than 100 people in attendance.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: The Good Stuff
In Oct. 3 Issue
Russell County News
I caught myself doing it the other day.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Oct. 3 Issue
Russell County News
Ever seen a Post Turtle?  This story was passed on to me recently by a friend and it helps answer the question.  
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Cruisin': The Headless Motorcycle Rider
In Oct. 3 Issue
Russell County News
The other day I got to thinking about all the stuff we did as kids when we started driving.
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Lakers fall to Logan County on road

ONLINE UPDATE-Oct. 2

The Russell County Lakers were defeated tonight by district foe Logan County on the road, 25-12.

The Lakers will be back home next Friday night as they host another district opponent, Warren East, at 7 p.m.

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First Fall Festival in Russell Springs
In Oct. 1 Issue
The first-ever Fall Fest will take place Oct. 30-31 on Main St. in downtown Russell Springs, according to event organizers Michelle Smith and Pam Pierce with the city's downtown revitalization committee.
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Senior derby grows in second year
In Oct. 1 Issue
There were close to 100 people fishing in the "hatchery creek" Tuesday at the Second Annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby.
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Open season on four-legged invader
In Oct. 1 Issue
Coyotes in the Lake Cumberland area are more bothersome this fall than in previous years, according to several locals who have had run-ins with the adaptable animals over the past few weeks.
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11 indicted by grand jury
In Oct. 1 Issue
The Russell County Grand Jury indicted 11 people during their September 28 meeting on criminal charges that range from burglary and theft to marijuana cultivation to the failure to pay child support, according to Circuit Court records.
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Tax, spend at fiscal court
In Oct. 1 Issue
After some delay the court approved a total 4 percent increase in real estate taxes, purchased voting machines and paid the bills for a bid process on the jail which has since been thrown out.
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Dunbar enters jailer's race
In Oct. 1 Issue
"I've got my paperwork back from Frankfort," said Bobby Dunbar.
That paperwork is his letter of intent listing his intention to fundraise and campaign for the position of Russell County Jailer.
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Petticoats swirl as partners promenade
In Oct. 1 Issue
Square dancers donned their skirts with petticoats and cowboy attire to attend the inaugural Russell County Ramblers Square Dance Club dance last Friday night.
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Franklin-Simpson defeats Lakers 45-20
In Oct. 1 Issue
The Russell County Lakers (2-3, 0-1 in district play) struggled to get any momentum going this past Friday night as they were defeated 45-20 by 4-1 Franklin-Simpson in their district opener at Finley Field.
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Lady Lakers bring home region title
In Oct. 1 Issue
The Lady Laker golf team was in action in the Region 9 golf tournament at Burnside Island State Park on Monday.  
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Russell Co. Laker golf 2nd at region
In Oct. 1 Issue
The Russell County Laker Boy's golf team finished 2nd place in the Region 4 golf tournament at Bardstown Country Club Maywood Course and is state bound next week to compete in Bowling Green at Bowling Green Country Club on October 6th and 7th.
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RCMS girls have tough week
In Oct. 1 Issue
Last week both teams hosted Adair County on Tuesday, September 22 and Larue County on Thursday September 24.  
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Joyce’s Pumpkin Barn ready for season
In Sept. 26 Issue
Russell County News
Leaves are beginning to fall, cradled by the cool breezes of autumn and Joyce Haywood is set to decorate for the season at Joyce’s Pumpkin Barn on Gosser Ridge Rd.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Rounding 3rd and Heading for Home
In Sept. 26 Issue
Russell County News
Ironic...
A coworker and I were grabbing a quick lunch after working in Wayne County last Friday.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Sept. 26 Issue
Russell County News
Can you hear me now? These words were uttered hundreds of times by the “Verizon Test Man” as a part of promoting the reliability of Verizon Wireless.
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Cruisin': Remember Drag Racing?
In Sept. 26 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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Lakers fall to visiting Wildcats, 45-20

ONLINE UPDATE-Sept. 25

The Russell County Lakers fell to 2-3 on the season after losing their district opener to Franklin-Simpson 45-20 at Finley Field.

For the full game story, along with comments from Coach Bill Sharp, check out this week's Times Journal.

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Well-known local athlete dies
In Sept. 24 Issue
John Carl Phelps, generally known as J.C., was a man with several nick-names relating to his prowess with a softball bat. The 41-year-old professional athlete died last Friday of a heart attack.
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Jamestown undecided on celebration cooperation
In Sept. 24 Issue
It appears that the question of a countywide Independence Day celebration may linger on for some time after no clear resolution was made regarding the city of Russell Springs' proposal at this month's Jamestown City Council meeting.
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First-ever national houseboat event to showcase lake
In Sept. 24 Issue
The first-ever National Houseboat Expo's On Water House Boat Show, presented by Houseboat Magazine, will be held Sept. 25-27 at State Dock, according to Bill Jasper, president of the renowned Lake Cumberland dock.
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Friends band together to clean up the lake
In Sept. 24 Issue
Across Lake Cumberland, 567 volunteers joined the Friends of Lake Cumberland last Saturday for the 20th Annual Lake Cumberland Cleanup to purge the lake's shoreline of trash and debris.
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Council settles on bids for new town hall
In Sept. 24 Issue
Bids were awarded for the construction of the new Russell Springs municipal building at a special called meeting of the city's council last Thursday at city hall.
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Hospital profitable, taxes up
In Sept. 24 Issue
Russell County Hospital reported a $113,288 profit on operations and a positive net income of $138,297 for the month of August.
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Less this year, even less next for schools
In Sept. 24 Issue
The school system is working with about $1 million less than last year and next year looks even more austere, reported Superintendent Scott Pierce.
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Shearer running for County Attorney
In Sept. 24 Issue
Long-time Assistant County Attorney Kevin Shearer, who is presently working in private practice, has filed a letter of intent to run for the position of County Attorney in 2010.
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From My Window ... by IC Toowell
In Sept. 24 Issue
How shocked and how saddened we were last week when we heard of the death of our friend John Carl Phelps. 
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Still a good idea
In Sept. 24 Issue
Several years ago, when we first came to Russell County the competitive environment between Jamestown and Russell Springs was very obvious.
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Lakers defeat Cards on Homecoming night
In Sept. 24 Issue
Behind five Nick Britt touchdowns, the Russell County Lakers (2-2) made Homecoming 2009 a memorable one Friday night by defeating rival Wayne County for the first time in three seasons.
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RCMS Lakers destroy Hart Co.
In Sept. 24 Issue
Coach Barry Bolin’s middle school Lakers continued their dominance on Tuesday afternoon, defeating visiting Hart County 50-22.
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RCMS Lady Lakers continue strong play
In Sept. 24 Issue
The Russell County Middle School girls basketball teams hosted Hart and Taylor Counties last week.  
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RCHS golf performs well
In Sept. 24 Issue
The Lady Laker Golf team was in action on Saturday playing in the Henry Clay Invitational at Lakeside Golf Course in Lexington.
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Lakers push past Cardinals; Gossage voted Queen

ONLINE UPDATE-Sept. 18

The Russell County Lakers defeated the Wayne County Cardinals 50-34 tonight at Ron Finley Field.

Amy Gossage was crowned 2009 Homecoming Queen at halftime of the ballgame. More on the game, including comments from Coach Bill Sharp, and the Homecoming festivities will be featured in next week's Times Journal.

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Emergency trout measures below dam
In Sept. 19 Issue
Russell County News
Fisheries scientists have been watching the conditions in Lake Cumberland and the river since late spring rains began forcing colder water out of the lake.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Rainbow Worrier
In Sept. 19 Issue
Russell County News
Sure, I have my moments of doubt.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Sept. 19 Issue
Russell County News
Traitor or Patriot?  I have friends that often share e-mails and opinions written by others that are also concerned about where our great nation is headed.
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Cruisin': First Generation Pontiac Firebird
In Sept. 19 Issue
Russell County News
To get the Firebird into production, Pontiac shared the basic structure of the Camaro, but also most of the metal parts.
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Local drug charges against Leon Grider dismissed
In Sept. 17 Issue
The criminal charges filed against local pharmacist Leon Grider were dismissed Monday by Special Judge Gary Payne.
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Rumor overreaches truth, according to Corps
In Sept. 17 Issue
"This is nonsense," said Daniel Koziol "He is here working today. You can come down and see for yourself."
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Annual lake cleanup set for this weekend
In Sept. 17 Issue
This Saturday marks the 20th annual Lake Cumberland Clean-up along the lake's big shoreline, according to Steve Syphax, president of the Friends of Lake Cumberland.
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Mishap at lake takes life of 20-year-old
In Sept. 17 Issue
An Erlanger man drowned in Lake Cumberland this past weekend, according to Fish & Wildlife Officer Travis Neal.
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Celebration cooperation offer in RS
In Sept. 17 Issue
The ball is in Jamestown's court, so to speak, regarding future countywide Independence Day celebrations.
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Court approves spending, taxing
In Sept. 17 Issue
The Russell County Fiscal Court tackled tax rates, and the Drug-free Workplace Program among numerous other topics in a 2-hour meeting Monday.
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Poker Run called big success
In Sept. 17 Issue
Despite the number of boats being down this year, the Lake Cumberland Poker Run still managed to draw the largest crowd ever for the event, according to Bill Jasper,  president at State Dock.
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Manners holds grand opening
In Sept. 17 Issue
A large turnout and live band kicked off Manners Café & Soda Shop's grand opening last Friday afternoon on the square in Jamestown.
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PDB discusses groundbreaking of new judicial center
In Sept. 17 Issue
The Russell County Property Development Board discussed the upcoming groundbreaking for the new Russell County Judicial Center Monday evening.
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Maroons handle the Lakers 50-26
In Sept. 17 Issue
It was another tough night for the 1-2 Lakers this past Friday as they were beaten on the road 50-26 by the 2-2 Pulaski County Maroons at PC Field.
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From My Window ... by IC Toowell
In Sept. 17 Issue
We know we will get in trouble with our ladies for the following, but we give them their share at times.
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RCHS golf continues strong play this season
In Sept. 17 Issue
The Lady Laker Varsity team was in action on Saturday at Bowling Green Country Club playing in the Bowling Green Purples Invitational.
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RCMS Lady Lakers get impressive wins
In Sept. 17 Issue
On September 8, both 7th and 8th grade middle school Lady Laker teams hosted Green County.  The 7th grade lost 32 - 30.  
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Lakers lose to Maroons, 50-26

ONLINE UPDATE-Sept. 11

The Russell County Lakers were defeated 50-26 on the road tonight at Pulaski County. The Lakers scored all of their 26 points in the second half of the loss.

The Lakers host Wayne County next Friday night for Homecoming at Laker Stadium's Finley Field.

For more on the Russell-Pulaski game, check next week's Times Journal on Thursday.

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Cruisin': The Short Lived Edsel
In Sept. 12 Issue
Russell County News
The Edsel was introduced on "E Day"—September 4th, 1957.  It was promoted by a top-rated television special, The Edsel Show on October 13th of that year. 
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Sept. 12 Issue
Russell County News
What have we done?  As a nation, many are now coming to realize that there are many questions that need to be asked of our President and Congress!
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Going moist? Petitions in to let voters decide
In Sept. 10 Issue
Two petitions filed last week in the county clerk's office could lead to the Jamestown and Lake precincts going "moist" if passed by voters in a local option election.
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Wolf Creek Dam work continues to progress
In Sept. 10 Issue
"We're pleased with the progress on the project," said US Army Corps of Engineers' Allison Jarrett.
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Recognizing 40 seasons of Laker football
In Sept. 10 Issue
"Once a Laker, always a Laker," School Superintendent Scott Pierce told the crowd of more than 200 former Russell County football players, coaches and managers at last Friday's celebration of 40 years of Laker football.
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Shots fired into home
In Sept. 10 Issue
Though not officially calling it a "drive-by," law enforcement officers have a car, an assault weapon, a bullet ridden home and charges against one man.
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Labor Day wrecks in Russell Springs
In Sept. 10 Issue
"The driver—stated he was traveling west on Hwy 80 when he looked off the roadway to the left," noted Officer Chasity Shirley.
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Lakers fall to Briar Jumpers 40-20 on historic night
In Sept. 10 Issue
On a night when the program celebrated 40 years of football and dedicated the football field to former Laker Head Coach Ron Finley, Russell County (1-1) came up short against visiting Somerset (3-0), 40-20, as the Briar Jumpers doubled up the Lakers in the season's home opener.
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From My Window ... by IC Toowell
In Sept. 10 Issue
Better get your boat ready, Poker Run is this weekend and you will not want to miss it.
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A taxing situation!
In Sept. 10 Issue
The great majority of the past years, we have noted property values increasing within the county.
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Briar Jumpers double up Lakers, 40-20

ONLINE UPDATE-Sept. 3

The Russell County Lakers fell tonight to the visiting Somerset Briar Jumpers, 40-20, at the newly named Finley Field at Laker Stadium.

Despite the loss, the atmosphere was electric as the program celebrated 40 years of Laker football with former players, coaches and managers taking part.

Read next week's issue of the Times Journal for the full game story with comments from Laker Heach Coach Bill Sharp.

 

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Mini Indy finishing 8th year in Jamestown
In Sept. 5 Issue
Russell County News
The Mini Indy Kart Track Family Fun Center in Jamestown has been treating families and special groups to memorable experiences, fun times and clean facilities for more than eight years now, according to owner Lora Sales.
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Historian reminisces about the old days, working on the dam
In Sept. 5 Issue
Russell County News
 “I’m an old 1935 model,” said Billy Stearns of Clinton County.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: The Great Bacon Conspiracy
In Sept. 5 Issue
Russell County News
YOU try living with a vegetarian...
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Sept. 5 Issue
Russell County News
Statism, new word? Nope, it’s been around a while.
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Cruisin': The Isetta
In Sept. 5 Issue
Russell County News
Last week I got a call from Bobbie Shelton of Russell County telling me about one of the first cars she and her husband had when they first married.
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Gambling allegations in Russell County
In Sept. 3 Issue
Sheriff Larry Bennett said the investigation had been going about six months, and it drew to a close at two county businesses this week with the seizure of, "Illegal video gambling machines."
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Poker run coming to Lake Cumberland
In Sept. 3 Issue
This year's Lake Cumberland Poker Run is just over a week away and officials at State Dock are expecting a large turnout for both participants and attendees for the annual event.
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40 years on the gridiron
In Sept. 3 Issue
The 40th season of Mighty Laker football is underway and a celebration of that achievement is slated for this Friday, Sept. 4th at 4:30 p.m. for former and current Lakers at the new Russell County Schools Auditorium/Natatorium complex.
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Board, court agree
In Sept. 3 Issue
There will be more parking downtown, after two meetings recently set the stage for the destruction of the old jail, and jailer's residence, behind the courthouse.
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Dead dog leads to wreck
In Sept. 3 Issue
A head-on collision last Friday afternoon seriously injured a Jamestown woman, according to Deputy Sheriff Nick Bertram.
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Lakers put up 39 points, defeat the Eagles
In Sept. 3 Issue
The Russell County Lakers opened the 2009 season in a big way last Friday night as they traveled to Campbellsville High School and defeated the homestanding Eagles 39-20.
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From My Window ... by IC Toowell
In Sept. 3 Issue
Fishing Terms Explained
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Lady Laker golfers continue strong play
In Sept. 3 Issue
The Lady Laker Golf teams were in action on Monday afternoon at Lakewood Country Club playing host to Corbin.  The Lady Lakers shot a team total of 163 defeating Corbin.
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Laker baseball playing in fall league
In Sept. 3 Issue
Russell County Laker baseball players are participating in the Elizabethtown Players Dugout Fall League-South Division, with their games being played at Larue County High School and the Lindsey Wilson College baseball fields.
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Lady Laker volleyball continue to have success
In Sept. 3 Issue
The Russell County Laker Freshmen, JV and Varsity volleyball teams made quick work of their games on Thursday August 27, dismissing the Lady Cardinals of Wayne County .
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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!
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Officers close down alleged gambling locations in Russell County
“Illegal video gambling machines,” according to officers from the Kentucky State Police, and officers from the Russell County Sheriff’s Department were seized from two Russell County businesses on Monday evening.



Sheriff Larry Bennett and Deputy Clete McAninch, along with a KSP detective loaded video machines from a business on US 80 at Owenstown School Road Monday evening.
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Jamestown Center now open for business
In Aug. 29 Issue
Russell County News
After more than a year of anticipation, the new Jamestown Center is open for business in the county seat, according to the owner of the facility, George Alford.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Death Sentence
In Aug. 29 Issue
Russell County News
So, I've been in one of "those moods."
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Aug. 29 Issue
Russell County News
“In My Opinion” we are blessed to live in the greatest county and certainly the best state in the country.
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Debbie does Discourse
In Aug. 29 Issue
Russell County News
For as long as I can remember my mom has been tracing our family history.
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Cruisin': Ol Boys Toys thank Don Franklin Motors
In Aug. 29 Issue
Russell County News
Last week the Ol Boys Toys car club said “THANK YOU” to Franklin Motors with a beautiful plaque for their sponsorship of the club.
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Lakers down C-ville in season's first game

ONLINE UPDATE - Aug. 28

The Russell County Lakers went on the road to defeat the Campbellsville Eagles in the 2009 season opener Friday night by a score of 39-20.

The Lakers pounded the Eagle defense, scoring four rushing touchdowns, and on a punt return. Read the full story along with comments from Head Coach Bill Sharp in next week's issue of the Times Journal.

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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Will 2nd Annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
On Tuesday, September 29th, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery will sponsor the 2nd 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 2nd Annual Reaching for Rainbows Special Kids Fishing Derby on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
On Wednesday, September 30th, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. CST, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery will sponsor the 2nd Annual Reaching for Rainbows Special Kids Fishing Derby for students from Russell and Clinton counties. The event is free and is open area students who are severely disabled and have extra special needs.
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‘Swine’ flu preparations underway locally after confirmed case
In Aug. 27 Issue
At least one case of the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, has been confirmed in Russell County, according to Amy C. Tomlinson, public health services coordinator at the Lake Cumberland District Health Department.
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Bluegrass bash called big success
In Aug. 27 Issue
Music filled the air and cloggers filled the dance floor last weekend at the 6th Annual Lake Cumberland Bluegrass Festival August 21st and 22nd at KOA Campground in Russell Springs.
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Noise complaint on local business
In Aug. 27 Issue
The new Jamestown Center's live music on Saturday nights has come under scrutiny by at least one neighbor for being too loud and that neighbor has asked the city of Jamestown to adopt a noise ordinance to curb the music.
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Decisions made on future of Judicial Center
In Aug. 27 Issue
With the bid opening last week Branscum Construction was able to deliver a $7.6 million estimate on the construction of a new judicial center.
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Good news for local hospital
In Aug. 27 Issue
The Russell County Hospital's Board of Directors was told last week that the hospital began the year with a net profit in operations and overall thanks to better than budgeted performance, especially in in-patient revenue.
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Indictments returned against four men
In Aug. 27 Issue
The Russell County Grand Jury handed down felony indictments against four men during their August 25 meeting.
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From My Window ... by IC Toowell
In Aug. 27 Issue
Buddy Tom is our kind of guy. He tells me he recently celebrated a birthday and his wife, Pat, asked him what he was planning to do to celebrate the occasion.
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Missing a lot on Lake Cumberland
In Aug. 27 Issue
Tourist that have been planning summer outings and boating activities elsewhere because of the low water level at Lake Cumberland are missing a lot.
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Lakers are inexperienced, but have speed
In Aug. 27 Issue
A big question mark lingers over the Laker football program this fall. How will the team fair after losing 15 seniors off of last season's 4-7 playoff team? And who will step into those roles this year?
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Lady Laker golf wins KIT at Lakewood
In Aug .27 Issue
The Lady Laker golf team hosted the 2009 Kentucky Invitational Tournament sponsored by First National Bank of Russell Springs and Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday, August 22nd.
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Jared jumping out to an early lead
In Aug. 22 Issue
Russell County News
"Well I was fourth in the points," said Jared Bloyd. "But that was before I won last weekend and a couple of the guys ahead of me moved to a different class."
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Face to Face(book)
In Aug. 22 Issue
Russell County News
Back in 1984, when I was a freshman at Western Kentucky University, I remember there was one room in one building on campus which housed something called "computers."
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Cruisin': Stephens Pipe & Steel Car Show
In Aug. 22 Issue
Russell County News
Terry Stephens of Stephens Pipe and Steel is planning a big car show to raise money for Ronald McDonald House.
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New city hall closer to reality
In Aug. 20 Issue
The building of a new Russell Springs Municipal Building, which will house city hall, became a bit closer to reality at last Thursday's city council meeting when city leaders approved to advertise for bids on the new facility.
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Prevention group opens school year with downtown event
In Aug. 20 Issue
On your mark, get set, shoot - that is, shoot pictures. Last Friday night Russell County Partners in Prevention (RCPIP) sponsored Back to School Photo Frenzy offering an evening of fun competition and cash prizes for local youth.
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Do you Twitter where you work?
In Aug. 20 Issue
For Russell Countians who use the social networking site Twitter, there are several local, area and state users that may be worth following after a review of Twitter pages this week.
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Two seriously injured on lake
In Aug. 20 Issue
Two accident victims were flown out from Lake Cumberland within about an hour last Saturday due to separate incidents reported Ky F&W Officer Tony Wright.
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Road repair mystery
In Aug. 20 Issue
There is something of a mystery on D. Mann Road.
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Big start to school year for Russell County
In Aug. 20 Issue
Saying it was, "an excellent start," Superintendent Scott Pierce said the district has 2,925 as of the first week, but is expecting many more students as the year gets underway.
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From my Window ... by I. C. Toowell
In Aug. 20 Issue
We visited the new Manners Restaurant this past week and had lunch with Ricky and Nona.
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What are your concerns with health care reform?
In Aug. 20 Issue
A health care reform without a new public plan!
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Lady Laker volleyball off to fast start
In Aug. 20 Issue
The Lady Laker Volleyball Freshman, JV and Varsity began their regular season play last week as they traveled to Southwestern in Pulaski County.
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Kentucky Invitational Tournament this weekend
In Aug. 20 Issue
The Lady Laker Golf team will once again be hosting the Kentucky Invitational Golf Tournament at Lakewood Country Club on August 22nd. 
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Annual Bluegrass Festival slated for next weekend
In Aug. 15 Issue
Russell County News
Banjos are being tuned, fiddler’s are rosining up their bows and cloggers are shining up their tap shoes for the 6th Annual Lake Cumberland Bluegrass Festival August 21st and 22nd at KOA Campground in Russell Springs.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Mowing Mishaps
In Aug. 15 Issue
Russell County News
Remember a month or so ago when I was lamenting the fact I didn't have a lawn mower, and woe is me, I cannot cut my grass, etc., etc?
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