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Looking back at a local businessman
In Jan. 2 Issue
Russell County News
A member of what has been called the greatest generation, Rudolph “Randy” Ballenger leaves a legacy of tenacity, dedication and generosity.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Jan. 2 Issue
Russell County News
Honor!  What does it mean?
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Cruisin': A Man and his Car
In Jan. 2 Issue
Russell County News
Maybe a man’s earliest experience with an automobile, influenced by the way  his family valued this possession, plays a larger role in his future vehicular choices?
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Lawsuit seeks to void alcohol election
In Dec. 31 Issue
A group of local residents have filed a lawsuit in circuit court in conjunction with November's “moist” election that was held in Jamestown in an attempt to void the results of that election.
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Year in Review: Looking back at 2009
In Dec. 31 Issue
After the volatile petroleum prices of the previous year, 2009 opened with a news story about the price of gas being less than $1.50 and one of the year’s small but significant miracles was that it remained about that all year long.
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Local man dies in shooting
In Dec. 31 Issue
A Russell Springs man was shot and killed Christmas night in the Cane Valley community of Adair County, according to Kentucky State Police.
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New city clerk in Jamestown
In Dec. 31 Issue
The city of Jamestown will begin the new decade with a new city clerk. Following the retirement of longtime clerk Kim Weston at the end of 2009, Tyler McGowan takes the reigns at one of the top positions in the city's government.
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Fiscal Court hears clerk’s budget
In Dec. 31 Issue
At a special-called Monday meeting of the county fiscal court, magistrates and Judge-Executive Mickey Garner approved County Clerk Lisha Popplewell's 2010 budget, among other items.
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Several sealed indictments come to light
In Dec. 31 Issue
Several of last week’s 14 sealed indictments have come to light, according to reports.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Dec. 31 Issue
2010...seems like an impossible number for the year we are living in. What in the devil did we just say....an impossible number for the year we are living in?
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Thanks for past years and the best to you in 2010
In Dec. 31 Issue
It seems like it was only a few years ago, but it was in 1969 when we first came to Russell County. We had been involved in the newspaper industry since our youth as we watched our father during his newspaper career.
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Yorks spread Christmas cheer with float
In Dec. 26 Issue
Russell County News
Since 1995, Elvis and Judy York of Russell County have given Christmas spirit from their hearts to countless others from their award winning parade float.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Dec. 26 Issue
Russell County News
Change we can believe in!  In my opinion, 2010 will be a year for the kind of change we can believe in.  
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Judge explains his position on vote, county attorney
In Dec. 24 Issue
On the heels of last week's monthly meeting of the county's fiscal court, Judge-Executive Mickey Garner held a press conference last Friday concerning some of the topics at that meeting, including talk of an alcohol administrator and an ordinance setting fees and taxes to be collected as well as his relationship with County Attorney Mark McGaha, with whom he had words with early last week over those aforementioned issues.
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Jamestown to seek legal advice
In Dec. 24 Issue
Facing questions from the public, the Jamestown City Council held the first reading of an ordinance that would set regulations, taxes, hours of operation and more on alcohol sales at restaurants at last week's regular monthly meeting.
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Judge says yes at $3.7 million
In Dec. 24 Issue
The bids were opened and totaled up and the preliminary figure to build a new Russell County Jail is now $3.69 million.
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Less than a month left to file for election
In Dec. 24 Issue
There are not that many days left to file as a candidate for office and many races show no filings at all.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Dec. 24 Issue
Don’t Be Rushed For Christmas
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Merry Christmas To All
In Dec. 24 Issue
Merry Christmas.....may we wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas.
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Lakers remain undefeated at 7-0
In Dec. 24 Issue
After yet another superb shooting night, the Russell County Lakers defeated the homestanding Clinton County Bulldogs 70-58 on Thursday in their first district matchup to move to 7-0 on the season.
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Lady Lakers back to winning
In Dec. 24 Issue
The Russell County Lady Lakers rebounded from their district loss at Clinton County to take two of their next three games, defeating Burgin 56-38 Friday night and Washington County 51-40 on Monday.
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Lady Lakers falter at Clinton County
In Dec. 24 Issue
The Russell County Lady Lakers (3-2, 0-1 in district play) fell apart down the stretch and lost their district opener 48-32 at Clinton County last Thursday night
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Man arrested in RC on meth charges
In Dec. 19 Issue
Russell County News
On Wednesday, December 16, Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeremy Johnson was on routine patrol on South US-127 when he observed a violator.  
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Dec. 19 Issue
Russell County News
It’s time to cut up the credit card! Congress is raising the debt ceiling by another $1.8 trillion.
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Cruisin': A Car Guy's Night Before Christmas
In Dec. 19 Issue
Russell County News
Twas the night before Christmas and out in the garage.
Pop was working on his Super Stock Dodge.
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Officials in quandary over outcome of moist vote
In Dec. 17 Issue
"Moist" issues continued to be the topic of discussion this week as the Russell County Fiscal Court set out to hire an administrator for local Alcoholic Beverage Commission licensure and an ordinance setting fees and taxes to be collected.
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Santa’s House continues in remembrance of she who built it
In Dec. 17 Issue
Santa Claus is right here in Russell Springs. Many of him, actually.
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Council continues support of emergency shelter
In Dec. 17 Issue
The Russell Springs City Council agreed to apply for a $125,000 energy efficiency conservation block grant to go toward updating and remodeling the Shiloh Motel, which will be operated by the Russell County Emergency Shelter Board along with the Russell County Ministerial Association as an  emergency shelter and homeless program center, at last week's monthly meeting.
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Center nationally accredited
In Dec. 17 Issue
The Lake Cumberland Children's Advocacy Center in Jamestown is now nationally accredited.
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Monin offers property board a trade
In Dec. 17 Issue
Dr. James Monin offered a land swap to the Russell County Property Development Board.
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Lakers down Falcons, move to 6-0
In Dec. 17 Issue
Led by 16 points by Adam Justice and 14 points by Robbie Bell, the Russell County Lakers moved to 6-0 on the season after defeating a tough Monroe County team, 59-50.
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Lady Lakers battle back, but fall to Monroe
In Dec. 17 Issue
The Russell County Lady Lakers managed to cut an 18-point deficit to five in the second half but lost their first game of the season Tuesday night, 60-52, to the Monroe County Lady Falcons.
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Lakers demolish Warren East by 41 points
In Dec. 17 Issue
Shooting a blistering 64 percent from the field for the game and whopping 91 percent in the third quarter, the 5-0 Russell County Lakers defeated the visiting 0-4 Warren East Raiders 82-41 in their first home game of the season last Friday at Laker Gym.
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Lady Lakers defeat Whitley County
In Dec. 17 Issue
The Lady Lakers wrapped up the Bankers' Hardwood Classic with a 37-26 win over the Whitley County Lady Colonels Saturday night at Laker Gym.
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RCMS Lakers win, queen crowned
In Dec. 17 Issue
Coach Michael Carpenter’s Russell County Middle School teams both defeated Taylor County on Monday night.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Dec. 17 Issue
The tree is up, all the lights are finally working and the cat is having a great time.
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There Is A Breaking Point
In Dec. 17 Issue
Health insurance, health insurance.
The news has been swamped with reports of various options for health care reform.
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A ‘brown bag Christmas with a Charlie Brown tree’
In Dec. 12 Issue
Russell County News
In an age of commercialism and technology driven gift giving, Christmas spirit for Bethel Tarter is found in family traditions and homemade gifts.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Dec. 13 Issue
Russell County News
Why bother! I received an e-mail recently from a concerned citizen & American who seemed bothered by my George W. Bush comparison to Obama column that I shared with you a couple weeks ago.
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Cruisin': The Bugatti by Volkswagen
In Dec. 12 Issue
Russell County News
Are you wondering what to get your son or daughter for Christmas? You say they want a car?
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‘Cops’ seeking help for children
In Dec. 10 Issue
For eight years the "Shop with a Cop" program has helped underprivileged children in Russell County have those things at Christmas everyone else takes for granted - toys, and warm clothes.
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‘Santa’ events in RC this week
In Dec. 10 Issue
Children in Russell County will have at least four opportunities to personally tell Santa Claus what they would like for Christmas in the coming days.
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Lakers clear out the ‘Briar Patch’
In Dec. 10 Issue
The Russell County Lakers torched the homestanding Somerset Briar Jumpers 77-58 on Tuesday night, shooting 59 percent from the field for the game and 71 percent in the second half to move to 4-0 on the young season.
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Pierce lifts Lady Lakers
In Dec. 10 Issue
Coach Craig Pippen's Lady Lakers passed their first road test of the season on Monday night, slipping past McCreary Central, 40-36, in Whitley City to go to 2-0 on the season.
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Soon to be ‘room at the inn’
In Dec. 10 Issue
It was announced at the fiscal court special meeting on Monday that money has become available for the purchase of the old Shiloh Motel for use as an emergency shelter and homeless program center.
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Flu clinic endorsed by the ‘big man’
In Dec. 10 Issue
That "Jolly Old Elf" made is way to the Lake Cumberland District Health Department recently to make sure the flu would not ruin everyone's Christmas.
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‘Good Samaritans’ save the day
In Dec. 10 Issue
Shannon McGuire says she awoke with a start - she'd dozed off while driving to work early that Saturday morning, November 28.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Dec. 10 Issue
Tough times in Lancaster, PA - Police in central Pennsylvania arrested an Amish man on drunk driving charges over the weekend after he was found asleep in his moving buggy.
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Tax credits still available for home buyers
In Dec. 10 Issue
Housing market appears to be taking a turn for the better. Most all reports show home sales are on the increase although the value of these homes are still estimated below the previous highs.
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Lakers defeat Casey, North Laurel last week
In Dec. 10 Issue
The Russell County Lakers escaped Casey County High School with a victory last Thursday night, holding on to the lead late in the game to win 60-52, despite 25 fourth quarter points by the Rebels.
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Lady Lakers open season with win
In Dec. 10 Issue
Coach Craig Pippen's Russell County Lady Lakers opened the season up with a 53-48 win over the Glasgow Lady Scotties Friday night at Laker Gym.
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Laker swim team takes 1st against Fort Knox
In Dec. 10 Issue
In a home meet this past Saturday, Coach Lauren Wade’s swim team defeated Fort Knox with a score of 312 to 201.  
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Local officers honored for 2009 DUI arrests
In Dec. 5 Issue
Russell County News
Every year the Governor’s Award goes to those officers who have made the most arrests for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, this year Sheriff Larry Bennett announced it was Deputy Nick Bertram who earned that honor in his department.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Dec. 5 Issue
Russell County News
Do we have a President without a Country?
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Cruisin': Keeping it Shiny and Clean
In Dec. 5 Issue
Russell County News
When you get ready to give your car a good cleaning it’s important that you use the right things.
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Yes to moist ! ? 60-days before licenses can be issued
In Dec. 3 Issue
With the voting over the next step in the process is local certification of the vote, which is expected soon.
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Couple survives cancer together
In Dec. 3 Issue
Larry and Nancy Foster have been married for 43 years, but the last three have helped the couple bond in ways that even decades of marriage couldn't.
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Good weather for big parade
In Dec. 3 Issue
With perfect weather and hundreds of onlookers, the 33rd annual Russell Springs Christmas parade on Main St. helped to usher in the holiday season locally last Saturday night.
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Jaycees’ Toys for Tots drive a success
In Dec. 3 Issue
Last week's Russell County Jaycees' Toys for Tots auction was a big success, according to Jaycee Chad Pendleton, the program's chairman.
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Feldhaus, Lakers rely on experience, depth
In Dec. 3 Issue
Laker head coach Willie Feldhaus saw his team finish last season with a record of 23-7, which was capped off by a stunning 65-57 defeat of favored Warren Central in 4th region tournament play before falling to Franklin-Simpson.
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Pippen, Lady Lakers eye district title
In Dec. 3 Issue
Head coach Craig Pippen and the Russell County Lady Lakers are coming off a 14-12 season and 4-3 record in 16th district play.
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Indictments include rapes, thefts, arsons among other charges
In Dec. 3 Issue
According to files from the Circuit Court Clerk's office, several local individuals were repeatedly indicted on numerous charges relating to a local daycare during last week's grand jury proceedings.
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New food drive established
In Dec. 3 Issue
Despite the bounty of food in homes during the holiday season, many people go to sleep hungry every day.
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Lakers start season with win at Lincoln County
In Dec. 3 Issue
Despite falling behind 17-9 to start the game, Willie Feldhaus' Russell County Lakers battled back to defeat the Lincoln County Patriots 61-49 in their season opener Tuesday night at Lincoln County High School.
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Laker swimmers place 6th in fall preview
In Dec. 3 Issue
On Saturday, November 21st the Laker Swim Team hosted the Inaugural Laker Fall Preview at the Russell County Schools Natatorium.  
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Dec. 3 Issue
We certainly hope your turkey sandwich is still moist and your belt is still in the same loop.
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“Silent Night” is very silent
In Dec. 3 Issue
Frightening, truly frightening the way our society is changing minute by minute.
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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and Russell County UK Cooperative Extension Service to Lead a Four Week We Can! Parent Training
Things have changed through the years, and with busy schedules and numerous activities filling up one’s schedule, families are challenged more than ever to seek out ways to eat better, exercise more and spend time together. This in mind, couldn’t we all use a hand helping our kids eat better and move more? If you are nodding in agreement, come learn practical tools that really work in a fun and friendly atmosphere! Make plans to mark off January 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th, 2010 as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, in partnership with the Russell County UK Cooperative Extension Service, offers an engaging four week parent session offered through the We Can! Program.
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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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'Moist' vote leaves issues up in the air
In Nov. 28 Issue
Russell County News
The “moist” decision was yes, no, yes and a definite maybe.
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Lion’s Club name local Peace Poster contest winners
In Nov. 28 Issue
Russell County News
Local Lion’s Club Peace Poster Contest winners were honored at a Jamestown Lions Club meeting last Thursday at the Jamestown Café.
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NJROTC team finishes 2nd in regional qualifier
In Nov. 28 Issue
Russell County News
The Russell County High School NJROTC Drill Team departed Nov. 14 to participate in the Navy Area Nine Regional Qualifier Academic, Physical Fitness and Drill Competition at Wilson Central High School in Lebanon, Tenn.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Nov. 28 Issue
Russell County News
So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive?
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Cruisin': Who said old cars are fun?
In Nov. 28 Issue
Russell County News
This past summer I was out cutting the grass and I had my 1961 Corvair parked in the yard.
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Tobacco season keeps many local barns full
In Nov. 26 Issue
The feel of humid summer heat is gone and the smell of tobacco drifts through local barns as cured leaves are stripped from their stalks and graded to sell.
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Wolf Creek Dam work continues
In Nov. 26 Issue
Army Corps of Engineers Project Director David Hendrix said this week that the contractor has taken steps to correct three of the nine walls that were installed improperly during the repair work on Wolf Creek Dam.
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Caregiver keeps a thankful outlook
In Nov. 26 Issue
Tamara Stephens has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Despite her father, Darell Whittle, being diagnosed with lung cancer back in June, it was what happened to him in September that has impacted both their lives even more.
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New police cruisers discussed in J-town
In Nov. 26 Issue
After losing the city's best police cruiser in a deer collision last week, the Jamestown City Council and Police Chief Derek Polston discussed the possible purchase of several new police vehicles during the regular monthly meeting last Thursday at city hall.
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Contract renewed at hospital
In Nov. 26 Issue
After some debate over whether the new contract provides enough assurances that Alliant Management will not make decisions without the board's input and concerns that the length was more than needed the board approved the Hospital's contract with its management firm.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Nov. 26 Issue
Time to get the deep fryer out, pluck the old turkey, loosen the belt and get ready for the big day. 
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Thankful for the old butter churn and what went with it
In Nov. 26 Issue
Thanksgiving season accomplishes, at least to some extent, one of the purposes for which it was intended.
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Lake, J-town precincts vote yes, city votes no in alcohol election

ONLINE UPDATE-Nov. 24

Voters in the Jamestown precinct, 227 yes to 215 no, and in the Lake precinct, 242 yes to 203 no, voted to approve the sale of alcohol in restaurants that seat at least 100 people and derive at least 70 percent of their gross sales from food while voters in the city of Jamestown voted no to that same measure, 274-243.

These vote totals are from Court Clerk Lisha Popplewell's office.

More fallout from the alcohol issue will appear in next week's newspaper.

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The alcohol vote is on
In Nov. 21 Issue
Russell County News
The petition to stop the "moist" vote locally was denied by the Kentucky Court of Appeals as of Wednesday afternoon.
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Jamestown man wins big jackpot
In Nov. 21 Issue
Russell County News
James Lunsford of Jamestown got lucky winning $500K with a number 13 scratch-off ticket.
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Local woman partners with ‘Trust For Life’
In Nov. 21 Issue
Russell County News
Russell County's Barbara Appleby spent many years as a freelance artist for the gift card industry and just recently she used her talents for more than just bringing a smile to someone’s face with a pretty card; she is helping those in need.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Waffling on the Issue
In Nov. 21 Issue
Russell County News
The following, believe it or not, is an actual news item from USA Today:
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Nov. 21 Issue
Russell County News
It’s a Home Run! Dennis L. Guthrie, an attorney at law in Charlotte, North Carolina stepped up to the plate on August 11, 2009 and hit one out of the park.
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Cruisin' for the holidays
In Nov. 21 Issue
Russell County News
It’s that time of year when a lot of us hit the highways to go visit Grandpa and Grandma or Mom & Dad for the Holidays.
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If 'moist' option passes, J-town Marina will revamp itself
ONLINE UPDATE-Nov. 20

If the results of the upcoming local option election permit the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink at restaurants and dining facilities meeting the specific criteria, Jamestown Resort and Marina would begin preparation of a revised master plan that would include a new food and beverage operation on the dock, an expansion of Jamestown's lodging facilities and the construction of additional corporate meeting spaces.

The potential new facilities would create around 100 new jobs, according to Flagship Marinas, who oversee operation of the Jamestown Marina.
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Rhetoric heats up in ‘moist’ election case
In Nov. 19 Issue
The "moist-dry" court actions heated up this week with the filings by local attorney Robert Bertram and County Attorney Mark McGaha.
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Gov. visits, touts education initiative
In Nov. 19 Issue
Gov. Steve Beshear spoke to a crowd of students, teachers, parents, superintendents and public officials at the Russell County Schools' Auditorium/Natatorium complex last Thursday about a new education initiative that he hopes will re-energize support for public school systems in the state.
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Christmas parade set for Saturday after Thanksgiving
In Nov. 19 Issue
This year's Russell Springs Christmas Parade will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28 on Main St., according to parade coordinator Kenvie Reese, who is inviting everyone to come out and get in the holiday spirit.
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Masons honor their distinguished members
In Nov. 19 Issue
Nine Russell County men were honored Saturday for their years of membership in the Russell Springs Masonic Lodge No. 941 and Jamestown Masonic Lodge No. 284 during a Masonic Family Event at the lodge in Russell Springs.
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Court moves forward with jail as short term loan nearly exhausted
In Nov. 19 Issue
The last time they tried advertising for bids the county paid over $20,000 for the experience and got bids totaling $5.7 million on a project originally billed as a $3.8 million build.
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School district graded well in audit
In Nov. 19 Issue
The auditing firm report to the Russell County School Board was positive, including a caveat that performance in the food service line item was exemplary.
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Free job training available for workers, employers
In Nov. 19 Issue
With unemployment in Russell County climbing at an alarming rate from 6.3 percent in September 2008 to reach 10.8 percent in September this year, Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency (LCCAC) is offering help with the JOBS Program.
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Volleyball team awarded at banquet
In Nov. 19 Issue
The 2009 Laker Volleyball team held their Volleyball awards banquet on November  10 at the Cramner Dining Center on the Lindsey Wilson College campus.
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Lakers swim team places 8th at the Rocket Relays
In Nov. 19 Issue
Last Friday night the RCHS Swim Team and coaches traveled to Shelbyville to compete in the first meet of the season.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Nov. 19 Issue
The Wisdom Of Larry the Cable Guy
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Local band paving their own way to success
In Nov. 14 Issue
Russell County News
“What do you make of me,” is the question Gravel Switch is asking and there are a number of people who are answering, “Great.”
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Big weekend for local art enthusiasts
In Nov. 14 Issue
Russell County News
Art enthusiasts in search of a masterpiece may find it this weekend at the 16th Annual Sheltowee Art Fair held November 13th – 15th at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Nov. 14 Issue
Russell County News
What did you say?  Whatever you said, it better be politically correct!  
Even Governor Beshear is in trouble for trying to conform too new wave thinking.
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Cruisin' in the future
In Nov. 14 Issue
Russell County News
It seems like every time we start to talk about cars the older cars are at the top of the list.
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Living beyond cancer’s woes
In Nov. 12 Issue
Diagnosed with lung cancer back in August, lifelong Ono resident Bruce Johnson decided not to give in to the disease, instead he's fighting it ... and winning.
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County attorney takes “moist” vote to higher court
In Nov. 12 Issue
"I have filed a Writ of Prohibition with the Court of Appeals," said County Attorney Mark McGaha. "It asks the court of appeals to look at what was done and examine the statutes."
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Truck wedged between trees after chase
In Nov. 12 Issue
"I was going toward town he was coming down the road in my lane," Deputy Sheriff Tim Pierce said that was how his interaction with Michael Stewart began.
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Board oversees progress of courts’ building construction
In Nov. 12 Issue
The Russell County Property Development Board approved the placement of a cornerstone by the county's two Masonic Lodges in the new Russell County Judicial Center.
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Election filings begin
In Nov. 12 Issue
As the date arrived and the hour dawned it was County Clerk Lisha Popplewell (R) who was first to file for a spot on the ballot in next November's general election.
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Fiscal court to meet again on new jail
In Nov. 12 Issue
The fiscal court approved seeking bids for the construction of a building to house the mobile morgue, the coroner's truck and his office.
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Conservation office continues locally in new location
In Nov. 12 Issue
Since 1945, Russell County Conservation District has provided leadership in natural resource conservation stewardship for the county from rented office space until the organization's recent move to a new building.
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Gun season opens this weekend for whitetail
In Nov. 12 Issue
This coming weekend is the big one for modern firearm deer hunters in Russell County
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Lakers fall to Lone Oak, 59-27
In Nov. 12 Issue
The Russell County football season came to an end last Friday night as the Lakers fell to the undefeated Lone Oak Purple Flash, 59-27, in the first round of the 4A state playoffs.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Nov. 12 Issue
The wet-dry question seems to be getting more public as the day for a vote draws near.
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A sign of the times?
In Nov. 12 Issue
We noticed the sign this week at Fruit of The Loom stating, “Now Hiring.”
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Hatchery, county library kick off 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!
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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.

Whether it’s taking time to browse through the wonderful interactive exhibits and aquariums in the exhibit hall, watching the award winning film in the theater, feeding the fish in the raceways or shopping for that perfect holiday gift in our gift shop, you and yours are sure to have a terrific holiday experience!

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

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Polstons living their dream at decor store
In Nov. 7 Issue
Russell County News
One step into KloudNine Lights & Things is met with the warm fragrance of candles and an array of primitive décor.
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Y Club serving others
In Nov. 7 Issue
Russell County News
Service, in its truest form, is helping someone. Whether you help them directly, by giving them something or offer kind words, or indirectly, donating your time and money, you are making a difference in their lives.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: I thought Halloween was over...
In Nov. 7 Issue
Russell County News
Believe it or not, I'm a pretty sensible guy.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Nov. 7 Issue
Russell County News
“But I think the American people are well-served and believe they're well-served." Says White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod on “Face the Nation” last Sunday.
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Cruisin': Buying a classic car on Ebay
In Nov. 7 Issue
Russell County News
A good place to find a classic car is on Ebay. I know there are a lot of buyers who are afraid to make that big of purchase and not see the product other than pictures.
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Lakers fall at Lone Oak, 59-27

ONLINE UPDATE-Nov. 7

The Russell County Lakers fell to the Lone Oak Purple Flash last night in Paducah in the state high school playoffs, 59-27.

The road loss ended the Lakers season at 5-6 on the year. For more check out nect week's issue of the Times Journal.

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Winning the fight for her life
In Nov. 5 Issue
Local cancer survivor Ruth Branscum amazes friends and family with her willpower, positive attitude and strong faith as she continues to battle the disease that has hampered her life for more than two years.
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Virus on the attack, shots hard to come by
In Nov. 5 Issue
Seventeen have died, hundreds sickened and schools are closing across the state because of the H1N1 virus, as this flu season has started months ahead of normal.
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State of the art water plant running
In Nov. 5 Issue
The city of Jamestown dedicated the new Jamestown Water Treatment Plant at a ceremony last Thursday at the site of the multi-million dollar expansion, signaling the final steps in the construction process.
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Fall Festival brings people out
In Nov. 5 Issue
It was chilly, it was damp, but people came out in droves to the Russell Springs Fall Festival.
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Laker band advances to state competition
In Nov. 5 Issue
The Russell County Laker Marching Band has earned a spot among the top sixteen bands in the state.
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RS man arrested after high-speed chase
In Nov. 5 Issue
A high speed chase in the early morning hours of Saturday resulted in the arrest of Alvie L. Tucker, 48, of Russell Springs, according to local law enforcement.
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Lakers defeat Adair, head to playoffs
In Nov. 5 Issue
Coach Bill Sharp's Russell County Lakers finished the regular season with a .500 record after whipping host Adair County, 40-22, Friday night in Columbia.
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From My Window ... by IC Toowell
In Nov. 5 Issue
Zachery Purvis, the son of Jerry and Marybeth Purvis like all of us has passed the round -dome type storage facility of the highway department where they store their winter supply of salt.
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What did you do today for Freedom?
In Nov. 5 Issue
November 11th is Veteran’s Day and we have always held the greatest of respect and admiration for all our veterans and our present service men and women.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: R. Kate Daffron, Attorney-at-Law
In Oct. 31 Issue
Russell County News
I'm thinking my three-year-old daughter, Kate will be an attorney when she grows up.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Oct. 31 Issue
Russell County News
Who’s gonna tell Grandma? Believe it or not, this is where we’re headed.
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Cruisin': Buying a classic car?
In Oct. 31 Issue
Russell County News
For beginners, buying and restoring classic cars can be a very hard task.
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