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State advising fiscal court in budget crisis
In Feb. 26 Issue
This past Tuesday, Russell County Fiscal Court held a special called meeting to deal with a few loose ends and discuss this year's budget deficits as well as expected deficits next year unless action is taken.
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High school’s newspaper in transition
In Feb. 26 Issue
Russell County High School's current student-run newspaper, The Anchor, is in its second year of existence and offers students and faculty a variety of reading options monthly, according to Robin Rixon, the multimedia publishing teacher who oversees the publication at the high school.
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Fish hatchery facing possible funding cuts
In Feb. 26 Issue
The president's 2012 fiscal year proposed budget calls for $6,288,000 in funding cuts for operation of nine national fish hatcheries responsible for mitigating the adverse effects of federal water development projects, including Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery in Russell County.
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Factory Connection opens to success in Northridge
In Feb. 26 Issue
Factory Connection, a new "fashion forward" clothing store offering junior, misses, plus size, men's, shoes and accessories, is now open in Northridge Shopping Center in Russell Springs, according to Mitzi Conner, the store's manager.
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Five injured in wreck on parkway
In Feb. 26 Issue
A wreck Wednesday afternoon on the Cumberland Parkway interchange injured five people, with two being flown to the UK Medical Center in Lexington, according to the Russell Springs Police Dept.
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Seems To Me ... What is the bigger picture regarding Wisconsin?
In Feb. 26 Issue
Want to know how to turn a budget that's nearly balanced into a major deficit?
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In Feb. 26 Issue
A Favorite Thing…. Levelized billing.  We’ve all seen a large  increase in our electric bills due to cold weather winter this year.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Feb. 26 Issue
THE DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE!  
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Bee-utiful girl
In Feb. 26 Issue
By Wade Daffron, Columnist
Somewhere between the recent, "snow events" (that sounds like a fancy, media term, right there), arctic cold, and torrential downpours, we had, I think, one, nice, warm pleasant day.
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Tales from the Dorkside
In Feb. 26 Issue
There's a big buzz online about some numbers released by IHS, a standards and research organization, referencing the market patterns of smartphone software vendors.
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Lakers shake off slow start to move past Cumberland, 71-48
In Feb. 24 Issue
Fourth seed Cumberland County got the attention of one seed Russell County (16-11) after one quarter Monday night in the opening round of 16th district tournament action at Metcalfe County High School.
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Second half surge puts Lady Lakers back in district finals
In Feb. 24 Issue
With the game tied at 24 at halftime, the Russell County Lady Lakers (18-7) wondered how they were going to stop Cumberland County's hot shooting Eliza Smith, who hit five three-point baskets in the first half, during the opening round of the 16th district basketball tournament at Metcalfe County High School Monday night.
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Hospital board hears from architects on expansion
In Feb. 24 Issue
The Russell County Hospital Board heard from architects from The Estopinal Group at last week's regular monthly meeting as they gave the board an update on the hospital's proposed renovation and expansion project.
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50 year veteran of fire department honored
In Feb. 24 Issue
Erbie Rush was honored last Thursday at the Jamestown City Council meeting for 50 years of service as a firefighter at the Jamestown Fire Department.
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County already seeing spike in grass, brush fires
In Feb. 24 Issue
Kentucky law designates Feb. 15 through April 30 as spring forest fire hazard season.
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Ag commissioner candidate visits county
In Feb. 24 Issue
Last Thursday B.D. Wilson, Democratic candidate for commissioner of agriculture visited Russell County.
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Cruisin’: Muscle Cars are back
In Feb. 24 Issue
Some automotive historians trace the beginning of the muscle car all the way back to when Oldsmobile stuffed a 303 cubic inch overhead-valve V8 into the 1949 Rocket 88.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Feb. 24 Issue
We have a new diet plan we are considering and it appears to be one that would really work.
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County feeling budget crunch
In Feb. 24 Issue
Judge Executive Gary Robertson reported last week, the county was experiencing a budget problem and was presently some $191,000 in the red.
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Wreck on E. Hwy. 80 kills one; injures four others
In Feb. 19 Issue
A wreck Tuesday night on East Hwy. 80 near Bolin Rd. claimed the life of a Jamestown woman, injured her two young children as well as two other adults from the other vehicle.
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Fiscal Court faces budget woes
In Feb. 19 Issue
Judge Executive Gary Robertson addressed the magistrates and the citizens of Russell County directly with a "State of the County Address," Tuesday during this month's session of the Russell County Fiscal Court.
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Latham serving as district judge
In Feb. 19 Issue
Scarlett B. Latham was elected this past November to the position of District Judge for Division One, covering Russell, Wayne and Clinton counties.
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RCHS Basketball Senior Profile: Tyla Bailey
In Feb. 19 Issue
Tyla Bailey, a senior on this year's Lady Laker basketball team, wants to be a part of something special.
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RCHS Basketball Senior Profile: Logan Smith
In Feb. 19 Issue
The Laker's sixth man this season, senior Logan Smith, is everything you want in a high school basketball player.
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RCHS Basketball Senior Profile: Lindsay Ramage
In Feb. 19 Issue
Senior Lindsay Ramage has been a double-double machine on the hardwood for Coach Craig Pippen's Lady Lakers this season.
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RCHS Basketball Senior Profile: Martin Cross
In Feb. 19 Issue
After an MVP season and playoff win on the gridiron for senior Martin Cross, the Laker point guard also had high hopes coming into this basketball season despite losing seven seniors and five starters from a season ago.
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RCHS Basketball Senior Profile: Blair Hoover
In Feb. 19 Issue
Senior Blair Hoover has improved by leaps and bounds since her early days as a Lady Laker and with her senior year winding down, Hoover, a starter and threat from the perimeter, wants to be part of something special as the girls look to repeat as district champions next week.
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Indictments returned against 16 persons
In Feb. 19 Issue
The Russell County Grand Jury returned indictments against 16 people this week, with charges ranging from burglary and robbery to manufacturing meth and trafficking in marijuana, according to circuit court records.
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House fire claims home
In Feb. 19 Issue
Russell Springs Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire at 2:30 p.m. Thursday on D Grider Rd just off Blair School House Rd at a home owned by Leonard Pierce and occupied by Paul Foster.
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Seems To Me ... Let them eat cake: freezing the poor to feed the rich
In Feb. 19 Issue
Good luck middle and poor America, you're getting ready to pay for the continued tax cuts for the rich.
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Blue Views: Failure & Bacon
In Feb. 19 Issue
Since the Republicans claimed victory in last November's elections by campaigning on jobs, jobs and more jobs and also on cutting the deficit, last week I devoted this entire column to what they had so far achieved on these matters under the leadership of John Boehner and Eric Cantor.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Breaker, Breaker
In Feb. 19 Issue
I've traveled across the state extensively this week-and I've enjoyed it because it gives me the opportunity to meet people.
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Tales from the Dorkside
In Feb. 19 Issue
Working as a PC repair guy, it goes without saying that I see a lot of fairly messed up computers.
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Ribbon cutting, open house bring people to new jail
In Feb. 17 Issue
Hundreds gathered on Friday to witness a ribbon cutting ceremony and enjoy an open house at Russell County's new detention center.
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‘Poetry Out Loud’ at RCHS
In Feb. 17 Issue
Chris Thomas, a senior at Russell County High School, captured first place Sunday in the school's Poetry Out Loud Celebration of the Arts Recitation Contest at the schools' auditorium.
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RSPD reaching out via Facebook
In Feb. 17 Issue
Russell Springs City Council members, at their regularly scheduled meeting, were introduced to a new public outreach effort by Russell Springs Police Department (RSPD) through programs and a new Facebook business page.
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Parenting classes soon at LCCAC
In Feb. 17 Issue
The functioning of a well adjusted community depends on a lot of services, whether through private efforts or with the help of government sponsored agencies.
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Lakers earn top seed in upcoming district tournament
In Feb. 17 Issue
Behind sophomore Tyler Robertson's 34 points, Coach Willie Feldhaus' Laker basketball team finally earned the top seed in next week's district tournament as they defeated Metcalfe County 56-53 on the road Saturday.
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Lady Lakers are top seed in district tourney
In Feb. 17 Issue
The 16-7 Russell County Lady Lakers secured the number one seed in district tournament play with a 54-38 win over the Metcalfe County Lady Hornets Saturday night in Edmonton.
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Laker swim team rocks at region
In Feb. 17 Issue
The RCHS Laker swim team rocked the blocks at Region 3 competition Feb-11-12, 2011 in Versailles.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Feb. 17 Issue
My friend and real estate associate Ronald Smith is having a birthday this week. In fact, Wednesday, he took the day off to celebrate, or did he say recover.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Feb. 17 Issue
A True Friend!  The Russell County community suffered a tremendous loss last week with the tragic death of Ralph Creech.
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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery to Offer Outdoor Inquiries Workshop in March
With spring just around the corner, now is a great time think ahead to getting outdoors and better connected with the natural world around you! In fact, whether you’re a teacher or a parent, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery will be offering a wonderful weekend environmental education workshop!

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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery to Turn Out the Lights in Observance of Earth Hour 2011
On Saturday, March 26th, 2011, visitors to Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery (NFH) may find themselves in the dark, all to raise awareness of the importance of energy conservation and the potential impacts of climate change to our fish and wildlife species. As part of the global Earth Hour 2011 campaign, Wolf Creek NFH will turn off all non-essential lights for one hour, beginning at 12 noon 1 p.m. CST. All visitor facilities will remain open. Staff will be available to answer questions.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Cheese Head
In Feb. 12 Issue
Oh, I'm gonna fool you on this one…
This column is NOT about the Green Bay Packers, or the Super Bowl.
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Tales from the Dorkside
In Feb. 12 Issue
I'm not ashamed to admit it, I have fallen in love. With my phone. Now now, I know what you're thinking... that I'll just get hurt again.
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‘Moist’ issue appears to be back in court yet again
In Feb. 12 issue
The law office of Bertram & Wilson filed a motion Wednesday with the United States District Court in Bowling Green against the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the Commonwealth of Kentucky seeking relief in the case of the "moist" alcohol local option election that took place in November 2009.
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The library isn’t just about books anymore
In Feb. 12 Issue
The Russell County Public Library on N. Main St in Jamestown is continuing to grow and expand to benefit its users, according to Norma Pellerin, the director of the facility.
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Ramsey takes on new role of deputy judge
In Feb. 12 Issue
Many counties in Kentucky have a deputy county judge executive as did Russell County in the past but it has been a while - until now.
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Audit recieved, discussed by EMS board
In Feb. 12 Issue
After eight months, Russell County EMS has put to rest the question of finances and where money was spent during fiscal years 2008/2009 and 2009/2010.
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Over $100,000 in back wages recovered for some dam workers
In Feb. 12 Issue
The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $104,159.86 in overtime back wages for 24 employees of Treviicos-Soletanche JV who were working on a public repair project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  
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Seems To Me ... And now for something completely different
In Feb. 12 Issue
I try to reach people from all areas of the spectrum; and if you look at the spectrum of the rainbow, it seems red is farthest away from blue.
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In Feb. 12 Issue
Soft Cookies are one of my favorite things. We buy some called  Strawberry  Filled Soft Cookies. And they are delicious.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Feb. 12 Issue
Sounds Like Life to Me! Country singer, Darryl Worley has a song out now that, as he says, "I know this ain't what you wanna hear."
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Blue Views: Working hard?
In Feb. 12 Issue
This week, I'd like to devote this entire column to all the work that our new House of Representatives.
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Local businessman dead of apparent gun shot
In Feb. 10 Issue
Well-known and respected Russell County businessman Ralph Creech, 48, was found dead with an apparent gunshot wound to the head Tuesday morning in his field which is adjacent to his home on Gaskin Rd., according to the Kentucky State Police.
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Traveling at the speed of light
In Feb. 10 Issue
Duo County Telecom's estimated $14 million transition from copper cables to fiber optic cables, dubbed "Lightspeed," is well underway and will bring digital information to homes and businesses in a speed not seen before by Russell County customers, according to Eric West, the cooperative's director of marketing.
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Houchens slowly morphing into IGA
In Feb. 10 Issue
Houchens of Russell Springs, located in the Key Village Shopping Center, is currently going through a large makeover.
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Wrecks claim one life; critically injures another
In Feb. 10 Issue
A Russell Springs man was killed Thursday in the Webbs Crossroads community when his vehicle left the roadway and overturned, ejecting him from the vehicle.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Feb. 10 Issue
Putting things in perspective.
Tom Mathews pointed this out to us, a comparison that we can look at in comparison to what Obama has asked the cabinet to help reduce the debt.
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Christians tired of turning other cheek!
In Feb. 10 Issue
I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. 
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RCHS Swim Team wraps up regular season
In Feb. 10 Issue
The  RCHS Swim Team  ended their regular season at the Indian Invitational Saturday , January 28, 2011. This was a great meet in preparation for Region 3  competition which begins on Feb. 11-12, 2011.  
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Jabez's N.E. Oakes surprised for his 70th birthday
In Feb. 3 Issue
Friends, family and Russell County elected officials gathered at the Teddy Harris Grocery in Jabez last Saturday evening, January 15th, as a surprise for N.E. Oakes' 70th Birthday.
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Jailers receive training; jail receives inspection
In Feb. 5 Issue
Deputy Jailers for the new Russell County Detention Center received 40 hours of classroom training this week in preparation for the jail opening.
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New RCH CEO hopes he’s here for the long haul
In Feb. 5 Issue
David Rasmussen just entered his second month as CEO of Russell County Hospital after taking over the position on Jan. 10.
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McGaha honored by contractors association
In Feb. 5 Issue
The Associated General Contractors of Kentucky, the state's largest commercial construction association, awarded Sen. Vernie McGaha with their 2010 Legislative Award of Merit late last week.
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Lakers down Rebels in Liberty
In Feb. 5 Issue
The Russell County Lakers used an 18-9 third quarter run to put away the host Casey County Rebels Tuesday night in Liberty.
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Tuesday wreck leads to DUI charge
In Feb. 5 Issue
A two-vehicle wreck Tuesday on the Russell-Casey line injured a Danville man who was later charged with DUI and failure to maintain required insurance, according to the Kentucky State Police.
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County gets over $90,000 in Ag development funding
In Feb. 5 Issue
Late last week the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, announced they have approved $90,980 in Russell County Agricultural Development Funds for a County Agricultural Investment Program.
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Seems To Me ... Middle East: We’ve sown the seeds, now it may be all over but the reaping
In Feb. 5 Issue
If the what-seems-to-be inevitable overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt does not give you pause, then as the saying goes; you haven't been paying attention.
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In Feb. 5 Issue
Favorite Thing…. A Beth Moore Bible study. If you’ve ever participated in a Beth Moore Bible study, you know what a wonderful experience it is. Beth is a gifted Bible teacher who believes her calling is to encourage women to stand on the word of God and to know what it says
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Blue Views: Law or Politics?
In Feb. 5 Issue
By Kathy Foley, Columnist
It seems there is a legitimate legal issue to be decided as to whether or not the Health Care Reform Bill, or at least part of it-namely the individual mandate, is constitutional.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Feb. 5 Issue
State of the Union? Wow! Where do we begin? I would bet that some of you took time to listen to the President's "State of the Union" address last week? Okay, well believe it or not, I did!
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: You Bet Your Wife
In Feb. 5 Issue
There are times when Wifey is very insightful and introspective.
But there are also times when she is, well, how can I say this nicely…there are times when she is not exactly "correct."
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Tales from the Dorkside
In Feb. 5 Issue
Its a big wide web-encrusted world out there, filled with cool tech, and lame junk and many, many levels in between.
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RCHS participating in state study
In Feb. 3 Issue
Russell County High School has distinguished itself as one of Kentucky's most consistent top scoring high schools on the on-demand state writing assessment.
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Times Journal rolls out new weekly feature: Court Report
In Feb. 3 Issue
Beginning this week the Times Journal will report weekly on court findings in Russell County. The findings will come from the District Court and Circuit Court and will be from the preceding week's court sessions for both civil and criminal cases.
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Enter our first-ever photography contest - FabFoto
In Feb. 2 Issue
These days, photographers are out in full force snapping away with their digital cameras ready to show their vision of the world through their pictures.
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Meth lab bust, this time in Jamestown
In Feb. 3 Issue
Another meth lab bust, this time in Jamestown, has put a local man behind bars after an incident Monday evening.
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Authorities keep busy this week
In Feb. 3 Issue
A Russell Springs man, who is originally from McCreary County, was arrested Sunday night after an alleged incident where he tried to persuade a 17-year-old female to meet him through after contacting her via Facebook, the popular online social network.
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New hospital CEO attends first meeting
In Feb. 3 Issue
Thursday's meeting of the Russell County Hospital Board of Directors was the first for new CEO David Rasmussen and new board member Charles Blankenship. The two have come aboard at an exciting time at the hospital with expansion in the near future and on solid financial ground.
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Lady Lakers top Taylor, fall to Casey
In Feb. 3 Issue
It has been an up and down past week for the Russell County Lady Lakers as they defeated visiting Taylor County Saturday but fell to Casey County on the road Monday.
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Lakers 20-game home winning streak snapped
In Feb. 3 Issue
The Madison Central Indians traveled to Russell County Friday night and picked up a big win over the 12-7 Laker basketball team, ending the streak of consecutive home games won by the Lakers at 20.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Feb. 3 Issue
This week we have a long list of puns. A dear friend of ours, the late Vic Henry enjoyed puns and we always included a few along for him.
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Proud of our schools and students
In Feb. 3 Issue
We were very excited this week when we learned Russell County High School has distinguished itself as one of Kentucky’s most consistent top scoring high schools with the on-demand state writing assessment.
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Cruisin’: Hot Rods and Rock n' Roll
In Feb. 3 Issue
A lot has been written about the origins of the hot rod and the development of the culture that gave rise to them and then grew up around them. 
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School system deals with unexpected funding cuts
In Jan. 29 Issue
At this month's meeting of the Russell County School Board it was announced that there would be a reduction in funding to the local school system of $248,696 for the 2010-11 fiscal year budget.
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‘A glimpse of eternity’
In Jan. 29 Issue
In the midst of a long cold winter and uncertain times, Russell Countians received a message of hope from a man who came to share God's love with the community.
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Another round of wintry weather hits area
In Jan. 29 Issue
Once again the Lake Cumberland area was blanketed with snow Wednesday as more wintry weather moved through the area
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Lady Lakers win, Lakers fall short
In Jan. 29 Issue
The Russell County Lady Lakers held on to a 45-39 win Tuesday night over the Lady Maroons of Pulaski County at Laker Gym, upping their season record to 14-5 overall. The loss dropped Pulaski County to 10-10 on the season.
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New Dollar General opens in Russell Springs
In Jan. 29 Issue
Shoppers in Russell Springs now have a new place to purchase everyday essentials. Dollar General recently opened a new store at the corner of Hwy 80 and Hwy. 1729, just across from the Royville Friendship Church.
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Seems To Me... A funny thing happened on the road to destruction
In Jan. 29 Issue
There are any number of topics to discuss this week. We could talk about the State of the Union Address, but honestly, I'm sick of those things.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Sleeptalker
In Jan. 29 Issue
I often say my kids are "paying me back" for my childhood as a sullen, shy, spoiled only child.
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Blue Views: Job One: Jobs (or is it?)
In Jan. 29 Issue
Jobs, jobs, jobs-the new Republican House Leadership made it very clear what their top priority would be in the new 112th Congress-J-O-B-S-Jobs.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Jan. 29 Issue
I've been struggling a bit lately on providing you all something worth reading.
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In Jan. 29 Issue
Favorite thing… a pretty table. Setting a table with pretty dishes, napkins, silverware, table cloth or placemats is something I enjoy. I use cloth napkins a lot. I like the look and feel of them
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Dam fix requires more time, funding
In Jan. 27 Issue
Delays caused by drilling problems in a critical area near the concrete portion of Wolf Creek Dam are expected to push completion of the project and the money to fund it beyond the previously announced figures and date of December 2012, according to the Corps of Engineers.
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School board announces calendar changes, budget cuts
In Jan. 27 Issue
The Russell County Board of Education met informally an hour early on Monday as the school board staff put together an appreciation dinner for the board members to recognize School Board Recognition Month.
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Fiscal Court holds meeting to transfer funds to jail
In Jan. 27 Issue
The Russell County Fiscal Court met in a called meeting last Wednesday with one item on the agenda; to transfer $100,000 from the county general fund to the jail fund.  
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Indictments handed down
In Jan. 27 Issue
A total of 13 people were indicted last week by the Russell County Grand Jury on charges ranging from manufacturing methamphetamine and burglary to rape, according to circuit court records.
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E-911 Board discusses coordinator’s resignation
In Jan. 27 Issue
The Russell County E-911 Board held a special called meeting on Friday to discuss the resignation of 911 Mapping Coordinator Ronnie McGaha. McGaha is employed full time as EMT and was working eight hours a week as mapping coordinator.
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Graham brings home KPA awards
In Jan. 27 Issue
Times Journal reporter and photographer Kim Graham brought home two awards from the Kentucky Press Association’s Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers competition this past weekend in Louisville.
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Light agenda for new mayor
In Jan. 27 Issue
Thursday's meeting o the Jamestown City Council marked the first in the administration of incoming Mayor Terry Lawless.
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Lakers win by 45 points over Panthers
In Jan. 27 Issue
The Russell County Lakers had little trouble defeating district foe Cumberland County Monday night at Laker Gym as they steamrolled the Panthers by 45 points, easily defeating the Panthers 77-32.
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Lady Lakers defeat Cumberland County
In Jan. 27 issue
The Russell County Lady Lakers upped their season record to 13-5 and their district record to 5-0 with a 10 point victory, 61-51, over district foe Cumberland County Monday night at Laker Gym.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Jan. 27 Issue
We have a new addition to the newspaper staff and it is so pleasant to have her back.
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Family Nature Club kicks off the year with critters
In Jan. 22 Issue
News-Register
Tuesday night marked the first meeting of the Family Nature Club for 2011.
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Danny Coffey retires after four decades
In Jan. 22 Issue
News-Register
Danny Coffey recently retired after four decades as an agent for Shelter Insurance in Russell County.
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Chamber welcomes new president
In Jan. 22 Issue
News-Register

It was a packed house at the January session of the Russell County Chamber of Commerce, as approximately 60 people showed up at The Cove to welcome in the new president and hear a talk on the Russell Springs Downtown Revitalization Project as presented by Tourism Dirctor of Marketing John Carter and Russell Springs Mayor Hollis DeHart.
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Auditorium to host ‘battle of bands’ next month
In Jan. 22 Issue
News-Register
The Russell County Schools Auditorium Complex and First National Bank of Russell Springs are bringing a musical competition to the area in February with a grand prize on the table of $1,000, a chance to perform the opening act for country music sensation Halfway to Hazard on April 30 and four hours of recording at Downtown Recording Studio in Louisville.
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Seems To Me ... an argument for a guaranteed income
In Jan. 22 Issue
News-Register
This week marked the 25th anniversary of observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Jan. 22 Issue
News-Register
I believe many of us over the years have gotten hung up on the Republican and Democrat thing. I believe that today more than ever it is really Conservative or Liberal?
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Blue Views: A Contrast of Character
In Jan. 22 Issue
News-Register
Last Wednesday on the national day of mourning for the victims of the terrible massacre in Tucson, we heard President Obama speak words of comfort, words of hope and words of courage and of healing.  
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In Jan. 22 Issue
News-Register
Favorite Thing: Vests. I love to wear vests. David bought me a pretty hunter green fleece one for Christmas that I've worn frequently.
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All About Aquatics! Workshop in February at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

Are you looking for a reason to brush off your winter “cabin fever” and get outdoors? What about learning new ways to better connect with the outdoors, especially when it comes to aquatic education? If this has your attention, then check out the following as Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery has some great workshops coming up in February!

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Room at ‘The Inn’
In Jan. 20 Issue
Compassionate managers, Frank and Laura Lynch, have joined The Inn transitional housing complex in Russell Springs.
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Meth arrest on Beckham Ridge
In Jan. 20 Issue
The Russell County Sheriff's Department arrested a Russell Springs man for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine at a residence in the Beckham Ridge community on Friday evening.
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Separate marijuana, meth charges in Russell Springs
In Jan. 20 Issue
The Russell Springs man who was allegedly robbed at gunpoint back in December is now facing charges of trafficking and possessing illegal drugs, according to police reports from the Russell Springs Police Department.
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Mayor gives state of city address
In Jan. 20 Issue
The Russell Springs City Council heard Mayor Hollis DeHart's assessment of the city's financial standing at its January meeting.
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Child support office back in Jamestown
In Jan. 20 Issue
New County Attorney Kevin Shearer wants to let everyone know that the child support offices have returned to Jamestown.
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‘The Cove’ has more options
In Jan. 20 Issue
The Cove Steakhouse and Grille in Russell Springs has now opened its doors for lunch after serving various businesses Friday to share their new lunch menu, according to General Manager Donna Byrd.
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Lady Lakers have big week as Grider tops 1,000 points
In Jan. 20 Issue
The past week saw the Russell County Lady Lakers pick up two big wins, including a district win on the road in Albany, as well as sophomore guard LeeAnn Grider enter into the prestigious Lady Laker 1,000 point club.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Jan. 20 Issue
Last week we wrote about our long time friend Raymond Overstreet and his recent passing.  Raymond was a great friend and it is hard to imagine our world without him.
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Thanks to both of our Post Offices
In Jan. 20 Issue
A few weeks ago we made the transition  with both newspapers, The Times Journal, The Russell Register and the Weekender.
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Lakers fall to Bulldogs in overtime
In Jan. 20 Issue
The Russell County Lakers fell in heartbreaking fashion on the road Friday night, losing to district rival Clinton County in overtime 57-55.
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Cruisin': Valentine’s Day and Your Car
In Jan. 20 Issue
By Ron Cowell, Columnist
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, have you thought about what you can do for the one you love, the one who is always there for you, the one who will take you where you want to go when you want to get there.
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Anatomy of a snow day
In Jan. 15 Issue
News-Register
Russell County students and teachers have missed more than 10 days of school already this school year due to the snowy weather and with spring nearly 70 days away there is a possibility of many more before winter ends.
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Legislator Overstreet dies at 68
In Jan. 15 Issue
News-Register
Raymond Overstreet, attorney and former state legislator who represented Russell, Casey and Adair counties in Frankfort for 22 years, died Sunday at the Casey County Hospital. He was 68 years of age.
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Heating assistance program in crisis mode
In Jan. 15 Issue
News-Register
With below freezing temperatures and snow on the ground for a week some Russell Countians struggle to keep homes heated, but with Kentucky's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) many families will receive help keeping warm.
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Amb. Board talks policies and procedures
In Jan. 15 Issue
News-Register
At its first meeting in the new year, the Russell County Ambulance Board took a long hard look at policies and procedures.
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Laker football team has banquet to honor fine season, playoff win
In Jan. 15 Issue
News-Register
The Russell County Mighty Laker football team finished this past season as one of the more successful teams in recent memory.
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Seems To Me... Vehemently Denying the Obvious
In Jan. 15 Issue
News-Register
I can't help it; seems that every time a madman goes on a rampage these days my first thoughts are whether or not it was an unhinged right wing nut motivated by the violent rhetoric so common in politics today that set him off.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Jan. 15 Issue
News-Register
Our nation could be changing course with the swearing in of the 112th Congress, especially with Nancy Pelosi being replaced by the New Speaker of the House, John Boehner.
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Blue Views: Another American Gun Tragedy
In Jan. 15 Issue
News-Register
Whether or not the terrible tragedy in Tucson Saturday had anything to do with the hostile and vitriolic nature of the recent national political rhetoric, I would like to offer the following special comment from MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, who said it all and said it far better than I ever could.
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In Jan. 15 Issue
News-Register
Mike Singletary is the father of seven children. His family has a mission statement they all helped make.
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Copper thefts lead to multiple arrests
In Jan. 13 Issue
Two Russell Springs men have been arrested after several local burglaries of copper wiring, air conditioning units and various other metals locally, according to Deputy Sheriff Nick Bertram with the Russell County Sheriff's Office.
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‘Hero’ honored as Ky. Colonel
In Jan. 13 Issue
Bertrand Capelle, the France native who saved a local girl's life last summer, was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel on Monday morning during Treviicos-Soletanche JV's weekly safety department meeting at Wolf Creek Dam.
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First meeting of new year was a long one
In Jan. 13 Issue
A lengthy first meeting of the new-term Russell County Fiscal Court and Judge-Executive Gary Robertson covered many topics of business and even included an hour and a half long executive session showing that the beginning of a new year will bring many challenges to our county's leaders.
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Helping those who help others
In Jan. 13 Issue
Local agencies have united in an effort to act as a resource for caregivers who care for the sick, disabled, and elderly in Russell County.
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Holt takes on the role of magistrate once again
In Jan. 13 Issue
Local politics runs in the blood of Larry Holt. On Monday, he sat as magistrate for District 5 in the first regularly scheduled meeting of the Russell County Fiscal Court under a new administration.
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Problems at the new jail?
In Jan. 13 Issue
We were somewhat disappointed the first official Russell County Fiscal Court session of 2011 was held behind closed doors longer than it was open to the public.
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Cruisin': The Flying Car
In Jan. 13 Issue
Remember when you went to take your driver's test and how the nerves overtook your body?
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Lakers battle through cold shooting, win
In Jan. 13 Issue
Cold shooting for the 11-3 Russell County Lakers on Friday night nearly brought the young team their first district loss of the season Friday but a 21-11 run in the third quarter helped seal the win for Russell County against host Cumberland County, 58-50.
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Lady Lakers win in overtime
In Jan. 13 Issue
It took overtime but the Russell County Lady Lakers defeated the Lady Panthers of Cumberland County, 64-58, in Burkesville on Friday night.
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Laker Swim Team wins on the road
In Jan. 13 Issue
The Laker Swim Team was victorious last week as they traveled to Barbourville, Ky.
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The News-Register: New name, new format
In Jan. 8 Issue
Russell County News-Register
This week marks the first issue of The News-Register. This name comes following the acquisition of The Russell Register by the Times Journal Publishing Co., and the new format comes following the decision to provide Russell County with twice a week newspaper coverage.
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Going really ‘Green’
In Jan. 8 Issue
By Derek Aaron
News-Register Editor
With thousands of dollars worth of equipment at their disposal, workers at the Russell County Recycling Center are busier than ever after a two-year “green” surge that’s sent recycling numbers into overdrive.
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Hoover again nabs House GOP leadership
In Jan. 8 Issue
Russell County News-Register
Russell County’s own Jeff Hoover was elected earlier this week to a record sixth consecutive term as the top GOP leader in the House after the 42 members of the House Republican Caucus selected their leadership for the 2011 General Assembly.
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Lakers steal one on the hardwood
In Jan. 8 Issue
By Derek Aaron
News-Register Editor
The Russell County Lakers managed to battle back from separate nine and 10 point deficits Tuesday night to pull out a stunning 52-50 victory over visiting Greenwood at Laker Gym after trailing for the majority of the game.
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Play ball ... rain or shine
In Jan. 8 Issue
Russell County News-Register
The city park in Jamestown now has an indoor baseball practice facility thanks to the Russell County Little League Board, the Jamestown Park Board as well as the hard work of individual citizens and construction companies.
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Seems To Me...
In Jan. 8 Issue
By John Thompson, Columnist
Russell County News-Register
A New Year has certainly brought many changes to the country, the county, the newspaper, and yours truly. 
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In Jan. 8 Issue
By Linda Stephens, Columnist
Russell County News-Register
Favorite thing… New Year's Resolutions. I'm fudging here.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Jan. 8 Issue
Russell County News
The 112th United States Congress was sworn in this week and now is the time to "Walk the Talk!" Our new Senator Rand Paul has already stated that we must start living within our budget.
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Blue Views: And They're Off ...
In Jan. 8 Issue
At this writing, the 112th Congress is being sworn in.  As we all look forward to a new beginning, I would like to take a closer look at some of the movers and shakers we'll all be hearing a lot about in the next two years.
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The scary reality that is Methamphetamine
In Jan. 6 Issue
While writing the year in review for 2010, one word seemed to be repeated over and over as the year wore on … "meth."
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New Fiscal Court meets for first time
In Jan. 6 Issue
The first meeting of the new term fiscal court and new county Judge-Executive Gary Robertson took place Tuesday morning at the courthouse as county leaders met to take care of some housekeeping by appointing personnel and appointing members to various county boards and committees.
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Officials sworn in on Sunday
In Jan. 6 Issue
More than 200 people attended a public swearing in ceremony Sunday at the Russell County Schools Auditorium to see new city and county officials sworn in to their respective offices.
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End of year marks end of Garner administration
In Jan. 6 Issue
Wednesday, December 29, marked the last day of the Russell County Fiscal Court under the administration of County Judge Executive Mickey Garner.
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Unemployment jumps again
In Jan. 6 Issue
Russell County's unemployment rate jumped in November from October's 10.2 percent to 11.0 percent according to Kentucky's Office of Employment and Training labor force statistics. 
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Jan. 6 Issue
Hope all of you survived the opening of the New Year.
Our celebration was an old tradition we developed a few years ago and we just could not break away. It has become more and more a part of our way of life.
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Our Promise For The New Year
In Jan. 6 Issue
This week will mark the beginning of a new page in the history books of the newspapers in Russell County.
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Teams finish up holiday tournaments
In Jan. 6 Issue
The Russell County Lakers finished the First Southern Bank Roy’s BBQ Classic with a victory last Wednesday as they defeated Caverna, 67-51.
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Lakers in Woodford Invitational
In Jan. 6 Issue
The RCHS Laker Swim Team traveled to the Woodford Invitational Swim Meet  on December 18, 2010.  
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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and Russell County Public Library to Kick Off 2011 with Nature Rocks! Family Nature Club!

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

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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and Russell County Public Library to Kick Off 2011 with Nature Rocks! Family Nature Club!

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

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Make Plans for Your Field Trip Outing at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
Are you a teacher, 4-H leader or Scout program director looking for a fun place to take your children? What if this place offered quality, engaging, hands on learning that served to connect kids with nature? If this sounds like what you are looking for, then be sure and consider Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery for your next field trip visit!

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Year in review: The good, bad and ugly of 2010
In Dec. 30 Issue
2010 was another year of ups and downs for those living and working in Russell County. Here is a rundown of the year's top local stories, beginning in January.
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New mayor no stranger to city of Jamestown
In Dec. 30 Issue
Terry Lawless said he decided to run for mayor of Jamestown to give back to a community that has done so well by him.
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Club Fit expands locations, hours
In Dec. 30 Issue
For more than five years, Landon Helm has operated Club Fit and Salon, a fitness center he founded in Russell Springs.
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Locals get their white Christmas
In Dec. 30 Issue
For the first time in more than a decade, Russell Countians awoke Christmas morning to a "white Christmas" as more than three inches fell Christmas Eve night, according to several local measurements.
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Well-known businessman dies
In Dec. 30 Issue
A well-known Russell Springs businessman, pastor and founding member of the Russell County Rescue Squad passed away on Sunday at his residence.
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First data release by 2010 Census
In Dec. 30 Issue
The first data of the 2010 Census have been released. The first numbers, as released, deal with the country as a whole and population breakdowns by states.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Dec. 30 Issue
Looks like we got three more inches of global warming. Global warming appears to be spreading around the world.
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Optimism For The New year
In Dec. 30 Issue
The New Year is here and it is hard for many of us to take a look at last year and figure out just what happened.
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Lakers, Lady Lakers continue action in BBQ Classic
In Dec. 30 Issue
Tuesday saw the Russell County Lakers get back to their winning ways as they defeated Mayfield 55-30 in their second game of the Roy’s BBQ Classic in Logan County.
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RCHS teams participating in Russellville tournament
In Dec. 30 Issue
The Russell County Lady Lakers won their first game in the First Southern National Bank/Roy's BBQ Classic in Logan County over Woneroo, a team out of Australia.
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Mixed results for hoops teams in pre-Christmas tourneys
In Dec. 30 Issue
The Russell County Laker and Lady Laker basketball teams each saw mixed results in their pre-Christmas tournaments last week.
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‘Shop with a Cop’ helps to brighten holiday for some
In Dec. 24 Issue
Russell County News
Ten Russell County children had a brighter Christmas than they would have had this year because of local law enforcements "Shop With a Cop" program.
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Blue Views: Take Heart, Progressives
In Dec. 24 Issue
Russell County News
This has been a difficult and disappointing year for most progressive Democrats.  
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Dec. 24 Issue
Russell County News
Merry Christmas! This special day has arrived.  I would like all of you to take time today to praise God and if you are a non-believer, then you might want to pick up a bible and read what all the celebration is about.
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Cruisin': Merry Christmas
In Dec. 24 Issue
Russell County News
It's hard for me to believe another year has passed us by. It just seems like yesterday everyone was worried about Y2K in 2000.
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Meth bust at local business after police chase
In Dec. 23 Issue
The owner of Russell Springs' popular dry cleaning business, Key Cleaners, was arrested Sunday and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine inside his store, among other charges, according to local authorities.
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Eastham retires after 5 decades
In Dec. 23 Issue
Since 1955, the folks at Emerson Manufacturing Company have relied on secretary Audrey Eastham's hard work, integrity and loyalty as the company expanded and grew into what it is today.
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Garner’s passing mourned by area
In Dec. 23 Issue
Russell County Save-A-Lot Partner and Manager Howard Garner leaves a legacy of integrity, generosity and love for people.

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Tragic loss in aftermath of fire
In Dec. 23 Issue
Last Thursday, December 16, Russell Springs Fire Department was called out to a house fire at 74 Clara Lane in Russell Springs.
Flames were visible from the windows of the mobile home and heavy smoke blanketed the area.
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Indictments handed down in Eads case
In Dec. 23 Issue
The Russell County Grand Jury indicted a mother and her son Monday in the shooting death of an Eli woman in November, according to Circuit Clerk Tony Kerr.  
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Well-known business owner dies in wreck
In Dec. 23 Issue
Icy road conditions last week contributed to a fatal collision that occurred at 12:35 p.m. on Goose Creek Hill on Hwy 80 approximately 6 miles east of Russell Springs.
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Judge recognized by fiscal court
In Dec. 23 Issue
As the final act of the December 15 meeting of the Russell County Fiscal Court, Magistrate Ronald Johnson presented County Judge Executive Mickey Garner with a plaque to commemorate his many years of service as both judge-executive and magistrate in Russell County.
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Jailer-elect Dunbar ready to serve
In Dec. 23 Issue
Bobby Dunbar is a busy man these days. Since being elected as the new jailer in the recent election he has had to contend with enough changes to wilt a lesser person
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Bates presides over final council meeting
In Dec. 23 Issue
The December meeting of the Jamestown City Council marks the end of Brooks Bates' tenure as mayor.
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School board hears from UCES
In Dec. 23 Issue
As has been the theme in recent Russell County School Board meetings, it was Union Chapel Elementary's turn to give a presentation on their school at Thursday's regular meeting.
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Lakers, Lady Lakers each win two district games
In Dec. 23 Issue
Both the Russell County Lakers and Lady Lakers got off on the right foot in district play late last week as they defeated foes Metcalfe County and Clinton County at Laker Gym.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Dec. 23 Issue
The last two weeks we have been placing our shirt and pant sizes in a little hint you might want to give us a little Christmas something.
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It is Christmas - plain and simple
In Dec. 23 Issue
Last week we had our Christmas dinner with all the associates of this publication. It was a great evening and we truly enjoyed the time to share and laugh.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Dec. 18 Issue
Russell County News
Truth or Fiction? A Pastor of a predominantly black church in Virginia preached a sermon recently on "The Stimulus" that I found interesting.
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Cruisin': Where did it all start?
In Dec. 18 Issue
Russell County News
Last week we talked about the driverless car of the future but when did the first automobile come into existence?
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Snow hits area hard this week
In Dec. 16 Issue
A pre-winter snowfall dumped anywhere from three to six inches across Russell County over the weekend, prompting the county and its two cities to get salt trucks and plows on the slick, snow-covered roadways.
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Board selects new CEO at Russell County Hospital
In Dec. 16 Issue
A Brownsville, Tenn. man has been appointed the new CEO of the Russell County Hospital, effective Jan. 10, according to Alliant Vice President Jeff Buckley.
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Shearer looking forward to serving
In Dec. 16 Issue
On January 2, at 2 p.m. in the Russell County Courthouse, many newly elected county representatives will be sworn into office. Among them will be our new County Attorney, Kevin Shearer.
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Meth lab bust at LC State Park
In Dec. 16 Issue
An "active meth lab" was discovered Friday at a cottage at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park after an investigation by local and state law enforcement officers.
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Discussion over board appointment
In Dec. 16 Issue
Mayor Hollis DeHart recommended Steve Branscum for reappointment on the Russell County Industrial Development Authority at this month's Russell Springs City Council meeting.
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Crum visits local U of L alumni
In Dec.16 Issue
Russell County and local University of Louisville Alumni received a special treat as the legendary Coach Denny Crum visited to give a speech at The Cove last Thursday.
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Santa comes to Jamestown
In Dec. 16 Issue
Santa made his yearly stop on Jamestown Square on Friday to hand out presents to all the good little boys and girls.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Dec. 16 Issue
Dang, this global warming is going to be the death of us all.
Just wonder how much of this warming we can stand.
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Christmas continues to disappear!
In Dec. 16 Issue
Every Christmas we hear of more and more instances where the word Christmas is being removed from our society.
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Lady Lakers defeat Warren East
In Dec. 16 Issue
Coach Craig Pippen's Lady Lakers moved to 4-1 on the season after a 61-45 win Thursday at Laker Gym over the Warren East Lady Raiders.
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McGowan named new Lady Laker softball coach
In Dec. 11 Issue
Russell County News
A new head softball coach, who is a former Morehead St. Lady Eagle and assistant coach at Ryle High School in Northern Kentucky, has been hired at Russell County High School, according to Athletic Director Rita Branscum.
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Blue Views: Learn Chinese
In Dec. 11 Issue
Russell County News
There were several news headlines this week other than the proposed, so-called compromise (capitulation) plan to extend the Bush Tax Cuts that I found particularly eye-opening.  
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Dec. 11 Issue
Russell County News
The Boys of Iwo Jima! This week I felt obligated to share a story with you that I had the privilege of receiving this week from a friend
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Cruisin': Driverless Cars?
In Dec. 11 Issue
Russell County News
Recently I was reading an article in AAARP magazine about a driverless car that by 2020 General Motors and Ford are planning to come out with a driverless car. I had to read about that.
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‘Miracle’ child doing her part to give back
In Dec. 9 Issue
No one can be prepared for what happened to the York and Brizendine families on June 5, 2010. Just after 6:30 p.m that evening, emergency personnel responded to a residence on McClendon Ridge Road following a 911 call.
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Armed robbery: Drugs taken, two arrested
In Dec. 9 Issue
A Russell Springs man is recovering from injuries and two Bowling Green men are in jail following an armed robbery at a Russell Springs residence Tuesday afternoon.  
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Russell County News-Register to be unveiled soon
In Dec. 9 Issue
Readers of The Times Journal, The Russell County News and The Russell Register will soon begin receiving their local newspapers on a new schedule and with a new format and even a new name.
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Shelter provides spay and neuter programs locally
In Dec. 9 Issue
Homeless animals at Green River Animal Shelter (GRAS) have loving advocates working to help them find new families and address animal overpopulation problems.
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‘A Snow White Christmas’
In Dec. 9 Issue
The Russell County Schools 21st CCLC Afterschool Children's Theatre presented their first live performance ever on Friday as they brought "A Snow White Christmas" to life in the schools' auditorium.
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Wreck claims life of dam worker
In Dec. 9 Issue
A Treviicos-Soletanche employee who has been working on the Wolf Creek Dam rehabilitation project was killed early Sunday in a one-vehicle wreck just south of Jamestown.
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Popplewell sworn in as new county PVA
In Dec. 9 Issue
Tim Popplewell was raised most of his life in the Sano community of Russell County with a six-year-period spent in Augusta, Ga. when his father took a job there.
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Heart transplant recipient beats the odds
In Dec. 9 Issue
When she had her heart transplant she was only given five years to live. That was in 1991, and Ruth Roy of Jabez was already 60 years old. As a tenacious fighter, beating the odds is something she's been doing for nearly half a century.
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Somerset becomes Lakers’ 4th victim
In Dec. 9 Issue
The Russell County Lakers remain undefeated through four games after downing the Somerset Briar Jumpers 59-47 Tuesday night.
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Lady Lakers defeat McCreary Central
In Dec. 9 Issue
The Russell County Lady Laker basketball team improved their record to 3-1 on the season by defeating visiting McCreary Central, 64-46, on Monday night. It was Russell County's first home game of the season.
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Lakers down C-ville
In Dec. 9 Issue
The Russell County Lakers improved to 3-0 on the young season as they bested the host Campbellsville Eagles on Saturday night in overtime as junior Blake Aaron netted a career-high 25 points, with 22 of those in the second half.
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Rebels fall at hands of Russell County
In Dec. 9 Issue
The Laker basketball team (2-0) picked up their second win of the season last Thursday night as they downed visiting Casey County, 70-59, at Laker Gym.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Dec. 4 Issue
Russell County News
What has America become?
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Cruisin': Decorating your car for Christmas
In Dec. 4 Issue
Russell County News
Christmas is just around the corner and most are getting into the Holiday Spirit
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ONLINE UPDATE
ONLINE UPDATE - Dec. 3, 2010

We've archived our news from August through Dec. 2, so if you're searching for news through those dates you may find them in the archives section of the website
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