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Gray honored as federal land manager of the year
In July 28 Issue
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery's manager, James Gray was honored July 18th as Federal Land Manager of the Year for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at a national awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
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Jamestown helps insure 911 remains in county another year
In July 28 Issue
The Jamestown City Council met last Thursday and became the fourth, and final, governmental entity to agree to contribute to continue 911 services at the Russell County Dispatch.
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Hospital Board to look at refining expansion project
In July 28 Issue
Russell County Hospital CEO David Rasmussen told the local hospital board they may need to take a step back from the hospital's proposed building project, saying there has been "no change" within the past month or so in the proposed 40,000 sq. ft expansion and renovation at July's meeting of the hospital's board of directors.
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Local man held on rape charges
In July 28 Issue
A Russell County man is being held on two counts of first degree rape along with other charges, according to the state police
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Full scale commodities program returns to Russell County
In July 23 Issue
Russell County will have a new commodities program beginning in August.
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Judicial Center maintenance hired
In July 23 Issue
The Russell County Fiscal Court met in a special session on Thursday to take care of a few items of business.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Passing Judgment
In July 23 Issue
As jaded as I have become, there are few (if any) things that amaze me anymore.
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Seems To Me ...
In July 23 Issue
I read this article some time back at the website Truthout.org. And yes, it's a left leaning website.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In July 23 Issue
I'll be one of the first to admit that taking care of this magnificent planet that God so graciously gave us is paramount.
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In July 23 Issue
Favorite thing…. young Christian people, like Megan Chapman and her sister Mandy,  who are making a difference in our world and sharing their faith with others.
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Positive change after a difficult few months
In July 21 Issue
It has been about 10 months since I took over the role as editor of the Times Journal and I have witnessed many changes both in my job and, here recently, in my personal life.
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A tour through the past
In July 21 Issue
Around 75 people participated in the Russell County Public Library’s Living History Cemetery Tour Monday evening at the Jamestown Cemetery, according to Kim Little, who heads the genealogy department at the main branch.
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Russell Springs gives initial ‘OK’ to 911 restructure
In July 21 Issue
A proposed Enhanced 911 Organizational Restructure made its way to a second governing entity this week when Deputy Judge-Executive Chris Ramsey presented the plan at the Russell Springs City Council meeting Thursday evening.
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Drowning on lake is county’s first of 2011
In July 21 Issue
Lake Cumberland had its first Russell County drowning of 2011 over the weekend as a Russell Springs man drowned near Caney Fork Creek, according to Coroner Larry Skaggs.
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School lunch prices to rise by 25 cents
In July 21 Issue
The Russell County School Board met Tuesday evening at the Russell County Auditorium/Natatorium Complex and began tying up loose ends before the start of another school year, which begins August 10.
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Truck stolen in RC found in Frankfort
In July 21 Issue
A truck that was stolen from Branscum's Fruit Market on US 127 last Thursday morning was found late that night in Frankfort, according to Russell Springs Police Chief Joseph M. Irvin.
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Project BEAM helps locals earn GED
In July 21 Issue
Ten locals received their GED, or certificate of high school equivalency, last Thursday night at the Charlene S. Harris Adult Education Center in Russell Springs through the Project BEAM program, according to Carol Severns, a teacher with the successful program.
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Scams targeting local folks
In July 16 Issue
Russell County Sheriff Larry Bennett is asking everyone to be vigilant against scams.
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Ambulance Bd. hears judge’s 911 proposal
In July 16 Issue
With the interlocal agreement deadline three months away, Russell County Ambulance Board heard the county judge executive's proposal to restructure 911 Dispatch at their meeting last Tuesday.
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Habitat recognizes volunteers of latest home build
In July 16 Issue
Russell County Habitat for Humanity celebrated the completion of their sixth house with a Volunteer Appreciation Program on Tuesday.
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Delinquent tax bill sale scheduled for August 11
In July 16 Issue
Russell County Attorney Kevin Shearer is urging people with delinquent real estate property tax bills to come to the Russell County Court Clerk's Office and pay the taxes before the bills are sold to third-party purchasers.
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Seems To Me ...
In July 16 Issue
Sometimes you wonder "what's the point?" Am I talking about economic things again? No, I'm talking about "love."
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In July 16 Issue
Favorite thing…. a radio program about money  by  Chuck Bentley from Crown Financial Ministries.  Chuck has a 2 minute radio  program called “My Money Life”.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In July 16 Issue
Obama, Mystery Man! I found this story on TeaParty.org while researching an e-mail I received recently entitled "Ever Wonder".
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Dam work over halfway home
In July 14 Issue
The $584 million foundation remediation project at Wolf Creek Dam is now more than halfway complete, according to David Hendrix, the Nashville Corps of Engineers Project Manager, and at 55 percent is still slated for a December 2013 finish.   
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Judge outlines new 911 proposal this week
In July 14 Issue
Judge-Executive Gary Robertson introduced his proposal for an enhanced 911 organizational restructure at Monday's regular meeting of the fiscal court.
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Bottom addresses LINK board on CAD unit
In July 14 Issue
At this month's Russell County LINK Board Meeting, Board Member H.M. Bottom, updated the board on an insurance claim and quote to replace a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) unit damaged during thunderstorms in April.
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19 sentenced in federal court for role in local drug ring
In July 14 Issue
Nineteen defendants from Adair, Butler and Russell counties were sentenced last week in United States District Court for their role in a crack cocaine and controlled substance distribution ring operating in and around Adair County, according to David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.
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Upcoming Event Schedule for August at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

Although the summer may seem to be coming to an end with the start

of school, there is still plenty of time, and several great events, taking

place at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery! So check out the

following and make plans to be a part of our hatchery happenings! 

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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and Russell County Public Library 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 August 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, 2011 as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, in partnership with the Russell County Public Library, offers an engaging four week parent session offered through the We Can! Program. We Can!, which stands for Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition, offers this training, aimed specifically at parents of children ages 7 through 13, free of charge. Meetings will be held at the Jamestown Public Library each of the 4 Monday’s listed above, from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. CST, and all participants will enjoy a bevy of fun activities, including cooking demos for quick snacks and meals that kids will eat; a chance to talk to other parents; a copy of the We Can! Parents Handbook; along with creative ideas for getting your family active and loving it!

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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and Russell County Cooperative Extension Service Launch 4-H Fishing Club for Second Year
Have you ever wanted to learn more about fishing, whether it’s how to bait your hook or cast a line? Do you attend school here in Russell County? If you answered yes to these questions, then don’t miss out as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, in partnership with the Russell County Cooperative Extension Service, will kick off the 4-H Fishing Club for the 2011 – 2012 school year beginning in September 2011. From learning more about different aquatic habitats through a wetlands hike and stream survey and the types of fish you’ll find in each to discovering what rod ‘n reel works best for you, each meeting will offer a fun, fishing related topic designed to help you get outdoors and connected to nature! Monthly gatherings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month, and the meeting location will be at the hatchery. Each meeting will begin at 5 p.m. CST and will last about an hour. There is no charge to join. 
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Judicial Center opening set
In July 9 Issue
The Russell County Judicial Center is nearing completion five years after the project was first green lighted and nearly two years of construction.
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After 32 years, Popplewell retires from Bank of Jamestown
In July 9 Issue
Longtime Bank of Jamestown Teller Supervisor and Asst. Vice President Sue Ann Popplewell is retiring next week after 32 years with the financial institution where she trained dozens of new employees, waited on countless customers and oversaw numerous technological transitions.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Waste Not, Want Not
In July 9 Issue
Can't say I ever really understood that saying, but I think it's starting to make sense to me.
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Seems To Me ...
In July 9 Issue
Every week I think I no longer want to talk about the economy, and every week new news comes out that emphasizes the disparity in wealth in our country.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In July 9 Issue
I Missed This Story!
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In July 9 Issue
Favorite thing… Independence Day, July 4th. I hope you and your family had a wonderful fourth of July.
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Sweltering Lakefest a success
In July 7 Issue
Lakefest 2011 has come and gone but the four-day Independence celebration was just as successful as ever, according to longtime Lakefest chair Marcelene Taylor.
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Bernard Funeral Home owner passes, leaves legacy
In July 7 Issue
Russell County has lost another local icon. Kenneth A. Bernard, 92, the longtime owner and operator of Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs, passed away July 1 at the Russell County Hospital.
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School Board discusses corporal punishment
In July 7 Issue
The Russell County Board of Education met Thursday, June 30, the last day of the 2011 fiscal year, to tie up some end of the year business and set the stage for the coming year.
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July 4th a good one on Lake Cumberland
In July 7 Issue
Lake Cumberland celebrated America's 235th birthday with beautiful weather for outdoor activities and bountiful visitors to enjoy Independence Day merriment.
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Traffic stop nets two arrests
In July 7 Issue
Last Friday evening, a traffic stop by Russell County Deputy Sheriff Nick Bertram netted two arrests on charges related to stolen ATV's.
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Arrests made after undercover operation
In July 7 Issue
After an undercover operation last weekend, two arrests were made on drug trafficking charges.
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Cruisin': 2011 Lakefest Car Show
In July 7 Issue
If you attended the Lakefest Car Show this year you missed it if you didn't see the Singer Automobile there, no not a sewing machine but a Singer Car.
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Hope you had a good 4th!
In July 7 Issue
It is my sincere hope that each one of you had a great Independence Day with family and friends.
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Welcome to their table
In July 2 Issue
A Russell County couple recently authored and had published their own cookbook after family and friends urged them to do so for several years.
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Year-end issues tackled by county leaders
In July 2 Issue
A number of end of the year issues were addressed at a special called meeting of the Russell County Fiscal Court on Wednesday, June 29, 2011.
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15 indicted by Grand Jury
In July 2 Issue
Fifteen individuals were indicted by the Russell County Grand Jury during its June session on Tuesday on charges ranging from rape to manufacturing methamphetamine, among others, according to Circuit Court Clerk Tony Kerr.
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Wreck involving stolen vehicle sends woman to UK
In July 2 Issue
A wreck involving an alleged stolen vehicle occurred Tuesday evening at the U.S. 127 Bypass and sent a Huntington, W. Va. Woman to the hospital with critical injuries, according to Jamestown Police Dept. Sgt. Jeff Kerns.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Little Liberals
In July 2 Issue
The back door flew open and I waited…
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Seems To Me ...
In July 2 Issue
Oh boy did President Obama step in it, at least if listening to the super rich right wing national talk radio hosts like Beck and Limbaugh.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In July 2 Issue
No One Knew Castro Was Communist! 
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In July 2 Issue
Favorite things…. muffin mixes.
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Relay For Life nets over $180,000
In June 30 Issue
After more than a decade of crusading against cancer, Russell County Relay for Life set a record for donations last Friday and Saturday contributing $182,394 to the American Cancer Society.
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Ambulance Service takes part in ‘lifesaving’ venture
In June 30 Issue
The Russell County Ambulance Service underwent a time trial this past week to evaluate their response time to a staged heart attack.
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Hospital Board looks at finances and projects
In June 30 Issue
The Russell County Hospital Board met on Thursday at the last meeting of the fiscal year.
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Dalton elected state FFA reporter
In June 30 Issue
Russell County FFA member Katie Dalton was elected as the 2011-12 Kentucky State Reporter earlier this month at the 82nd Kentucky State FFA Convention in Lexington.
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Lakefest is here again
In June 30 Issue
Time seems to be passing by so fast now. No more than the carnival heads out of town and it is time for the annual Lakefest celebration in Jamestown.
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Cruisin’: Back in time on the 4th of July
In June 30 Issue
With the up coming holiday coming up I thought it might be fun to go back in time and look at what happened on the 4th of July in past years.
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Lakefest tradition continues with some changes
In June 25 Issue
Lakefest 2011 kicks off this coming Wednesday and it promises to be a doozy.
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Memoir of murder and mayhem
In June 25 Issue
A new book chronicling murders and notable crimes in Russell County has recently hit the streets and has become the talk of the town.
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Reptiles Star at the library
In June 25 Issue
Many people run away or, at the very least, cringe at the sight of a snake but snakes were the stars of the show this week at Russell County Library's second kick-off Summer Reading Program event: Nature Rocks! Family Nature Club featuring South Kentucky RECC's Reptile and Amphibian Program.
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Spotlight on new stylist
In June 25 Issue
Spotlight Salon on Main Street in Russell Springs gained a new hair stylist and color specialist, Justin Hogan, two weeks ago.
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NJROTC attends Military Aptitude & Survival Training
In June 23 Issue
Eighteen students with Russell County High School's Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps participated in Military Aptitude and Survival Training, or MAST for short, last week at the Artemus National Guard Training Center in Barbourville, according to Senior Chief Steve Kinder.
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Abramson visits Russell County
In June 23 Issue
Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor Jerry Abramson visited Russell County on Thursday as he spoke to a crowd of supporters at the KEA building in Russell Springs on why they should elect him and his running mate, incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear, in the fall's gubernatorial election.
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Role of constable
In June 23 Issue
Every four years on Election Day, you're asked to vote for a constable for the district in which you live and a lot of folks wonder exactly what it is that a constable does.
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Russell Springs City Council budget
In June 23 Issue
Russell Springs City Council adopted Ordinance 11-06 Annual Budget for FY 2011-12 with total appropriations of $1.6 million at a special called meeting last Thursday.
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Budget approved by Jamestown City Council
In June 23 Issue
Jamestown City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting last Thursday to attend to a number of items of business including the passing of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011-2012 budget.
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Library kicks off summer reading program
In June 18 Issue
Musician and singer Tom Sieling of New York spread music, smiles, and laughter throughout his performance of Bugs, Baboons, and Story Tunes last Monday at Russell County Public Library in Jamestown.
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EMS Board continues talk on financials
In June 18 Issue
Financial solvency continued as a leading topic during Russell County EMS Board's regularly scheduled monthly meeting last Tuesday.
Discussion regarding finances and possible policy changes for non-emergency services dominated the meeting.
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New at the LC Golf Club ...
In June 18 Issue
Major changes are taking place at Lake Cumberland Golf Club, formerly Links at Lily Creek, according to the club's general manager. This past Thursday a massive sandstone rock was placed in the front corner of the clubhouse grounds.
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Another Jaycees Fair in the books
In June 16 Issue
With the Spur-N-S Championship Rodeo and giveaways Saturday night, the 116th edition of the Russell County Jaycees Fair came to a rousing finish, according to Jaycees President Dwight Richards.
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Busy fiscal court meeting this month
In June 16 Issue
Russell Springs resident Kathy Foley, who has been a visible and vocal presence at recent fiscal court meetings, spoke near the end of Monday night's lengthy Russell County Fiscal Court meeting, stating that she is exploring the possibility of a taxpayer lawsuit against the legality of the recently enacted occupational tax cap.
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Treasure Hunters Roadshow review
In June 16 Issue
Last week's appearance of Treasure Hunters Roadshow proved profitable for some in Russell County and a lesson in collectibles for others.
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Business matters at council meeting
In June 16 Issue
At their regularly scheduled meeting last Thursday, the Russell Springs City Council addressed routine business matters.
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Man on horse struck in ‘hit and run’ incident
In June 16 Issue
A Russell Springs man was struck Friday evening in a "hit and run accident" while riding his horse on Hwy. 76 near the Eli Community.
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Fair ends, 2012 fair planning begins
In June 16 Issue
There was an eery, quiet feeling on Sunday morning at Veterans Fairgrounds. Gone were most of the carnival rides, the vendor booths were vacant and the throngs of folks who filled the fairgrounds last week.
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Cruisin’: The Amphicar
In June 16 Issue
Is it a car or is it a boat? Actually, it's a car and a boat. A German development, the Amphicar was aimed at the American market, where it debuted at the 1961 New York Auto Show.
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Wilkerson is KY History ‘Teacher of the Year’
In June 11 Issue
Donnie Wilkerson, a teacher at Jamestown Elementary, has been named the 2011 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year as presented by the Kentucky Historical Society. The award is co-sponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the History Channel and Preserve America.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Book Look
In June 11 Issue
I vaguely remember a conversation from about ten years ago.
Denver E. Wilson leaned back in a chair, and made a surprising declaration.
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Seems To Me ...
In June 11 Issue
So let me do my part in giving a total non-story continued legs. Yes, the so called "Weinergate" non-story, non-scandal deserves no more press…. In fact, it deserved about one-one hundredth the amount of press it's already gotten.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In June 11 Issue
LEST WE FORGET.  I touched on the importance of understand the cost of freedom last week.
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Tales from the Dorkside
In June 11 Issue
One of the greatest things about being a parent, at least in my opinion, is the great many things you can subject your children to without fear of legal repercussions.  
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Upcoming Event Schedule for June at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

What began as a small event in 1986 has now blossomed into one of the largest events of its kind in the entire country, and as in past years, volunteers and staff are excitedly gearing up for the annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, June 4th, 2011, and as in past years, the location will be at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery.  

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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Encourages You and Your Special Fellow to Celebrate Father’s Day by Getting Outdoors and Connecting with Nature!

With Father’s Day right around the corner, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery (NFH) reminds you to consider a trip outdoors to connect with nature and enjoy a day spent with the one(s) you love most. Why not pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic, benefit from the serenity of a hike in the greenery of the woods, go boating on a cool, clear river or stream or grab your pole, license and head out to fish?

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Upcoming Event Schedule for July at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

July is officially here, and along with fireworks and fun, why not make plans to spend some time outdoors with you, your family and friends? Or maybe you are a teacher seeking professional development credits and would like to find some great workshops and trainings right in your backyard? Whatever the reason, there is no better place to enjoy some summer fun than Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery! In fact, check out the following events that are in store for the month of July! Questions? If so, please contact Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist Amanda Patrick.

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Jaycees Fair underway
In June 9 Issue
The 116th edition of the Russell County Jaycees Fair got underway this past weekend at Veterans Fairgrounds in Russell Springs, according to fair officials.
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Fishing Derby Silver Anniversary
In June 9 Issue
Sunny, sultry weather marked the 25th Annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery last weekend.
Undeterred by the sweltering heat, 1,350 young anglers and their families participated in the heritage event.
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Living the carnival’s life
In June 9 Issue
Every year the trucks role into town, and seemingly magically overnight the empty space of the Jaycee's Fairgrounds transforms into a magical bazarr of lights and colors, sights and sounds; the carnival is in town.
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Heavy spring rains cause Corps to take action
In June 9 Issue
While the past few days have been hot and humid the Lake Cumberland area has had a wet spring overall, causing the lake level to rise over 720 ft. above sea level, 40-plus feet more than what the Corps of Engineers would like while work continues on Wolf Creek Dam.
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Head to the fair, support the Jaycees
In June 9 Issue
The Russell County Jaycees Fair kicked off Saturday with a day full of baby shows and beauty pageants and culminated in the big car demolition derby Saturday night. Sunday was filled with the car and tractor show and a Christian Rock Concert sponsored by the Russell Springs First Baptist Youth Group.
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Work on dam’s critical area resumes this week
In June 4 Issue
This week the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allowed work to resume in Critical Area I, the area where the earthen embankment wraps around the end of the concrete section of Wolf Creek Dam, eight months after the Corps announced they were going to modify the method of construction in the area due to its instabilities. 
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Weekend on the water
In June 4 Issue
Lake Cumberland blasted into summer with a stellar Memorial Day weekend of beautiful weather, high water levels, and happy visitors.
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Treasure Hunters Roadshow coming here
In June 4 Issue
The Treasure Hunters Roadshow, based in Springfield, Illinois, is bringing its five-day roadshow to Russell Springs next week, starting Tuesday, June 7 and running through Saturday, June 11 at the Russell County Schools Auditorium/Natatorium Complex.
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New occupational tax administrator learning the ropes of job
In June 4 Issue
Recently Russell County hired a new Occupational Tax Administrator; and though the person filling the position is new to it, the position itself was created in 1994 when the first occupational tax was enacted in the county.
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Hatchery recognized with award as top tourist destination
In June 4 Issue
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery was recently nominated and was selected as the number one Outstanding Visitor Attraction Experience in the 47 counties of Tourseky (Tour Southern and Eastern Kentucky), and the hatcheries own Amanda Patrick was named as Outstanding Hospitality Personality.
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Ambulance Bd. approves budget
In June 4 Issue
The Russell County Ambulance Board unanimously approved a $1.3 million Fiscal Year 2011 - 2012 budget at a special called meeting last Wednesday.
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Seems To Me ...
In June 4 Issue
Last week the column sort of abruptly ended with me saying that in good conscience I couldn't leave out much of the information that concludes David DeGraw's 2010 report on the war that is being waged on the 99 percent by the 1 percent wealthiest of Americans.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In June 4 Issue
What would you do?
For some time now we have all had to accept the fact that gas is $4 a gallon, okay, $3.99.9.
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Fair Days are coming
In June 2 Issue
The 116th edition of the Russell County Jaycees Fair gets underway this Saturday at Veteran's Fairgrounds in Russell Springs, according to Dwight Richards, the president of the Jaycees.
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'From My Window ...'
In June 2 Issue
At approximately 10:45a.m. EDT on Sunday, May 22, 2011, a great man was called home to Heaven after fighting a hard battle with cancer.
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Springfest brings folks to downtown Russell Springs
In June 2 Issue
The annual Russell Springs' Springfest went off without a hitch this past Friday and Saturday as it brought hundreds of folks to Main St. for live music, family activities and games, car and tractor shows, pageants, food and much more.
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Business Expo a ‘hit’
In June 2 Issue
The second annual Russell County Chamber of Commerce/Cumberlands Workforce Business Expo took place last Tuesday at the Russell County Auditorium Complex, and was once again a resounding success.
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County signs contract with Pulaski to shelter animals
In June 2 Issue
The Russell County Fiscal Court met for a special called meeting on Thursday, May 26, with five items on the agenda with the biggest news being that the county has entered into contract with Pulaski County to have them perform animal shelter needs at a cost of $25,000 for the coming year.
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3 more arrested on meth charges
In June 2 Issue
Three men were arrested late Thursday at a home in Russell Springs and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, according to Police Chief Joseph M. Irvin.  
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Major injuries avoided at lake over holiday weekend
In June 2 Issue
Two women were injured Sunday night when they were struck by a personal water craft while they were sitting at the water's edge near Lily Creek Boat Ramp, according to Fish & Wildlife Sgt. Wayne Glover.
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Lakers capture 16th district crown
In June 2 Issue
For the 10th time in 11 seasons, Coach David Rexroat's Russell County Laker baseball team captured the district title after they defeated Cumberland County 6-0 in the 16th district final last Wednesday at the Burkesville City Park.
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Lady Lakers are district runners-up
In June 2 Issue
The Russell County Lady Laker softball team came up just short of their bid for the 16th district championship as they lost to Metcalfe County but still earned a trip to this week's regional tournament with a 5-2 semifinal win over Clinton County Wednesday night.
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Under Construction ... bear with us
In June 2 Issue
As one might expect, following the sudden passing of our publisher, David Davenport, last week and Memorial Day on Monday, our editorial page is currently under construction as we decide what way to take this space, which was long filled by “From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell.”
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Justin Moore packs the house
In May 28 Issue
Small town country boy Justin Moore brought down the house, brought the audience to tears, and lifted them up again with his soulful acoustic and high energy, rockin' country performance.
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College Road Show visits RCMS
In May 28 Issue
The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority's College Info Road Show made a stop at Russell County Middle School last week to promote higher learning to the graduating 8th graders, according to John Loy, the director of the youth services center serving Russell County High and Middle Schools.
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10 indicted by Grand Jury
In May 28 Issue
A total of 10 people were indicted following Tuesday's meeting of the Russell County Grand Jury, according to circuit court records.
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Blues, Boats and BBQ coming back to State Dock
In May 28 Issue
The third Annual Lake Cumberland Blues, Boats and BBQ Festival gets underway June 4th at Lake Cumberland's State Dock.
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Russell County High School freshmen pledge to graduate
In May 28 Issue
Russell County High School freshmen have begun wrapping up their first year of high school by looking toward to 2014 - the year they will walk across the stage and receive their diplomas.
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Helmet fund needs your donations to continue
In May 28 Issue
The Russell County Motorcycle Safety and Helmet Fund is running short on cash and could sure use your help in their effort to make sure every child in the county who rides a motorcycle or ATV has a helmet to wear.
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Progressive Agriculture Safety Day
In May 28 Issue
In its third year, Russell Springs Agricultural Safety Day hosted 225 Russell County fourth grade students last Tuesday at the Russell County Fair Grounds.
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Seems To Me ...
In May 28 Issue
Last week I began a two part column which comes directly from a paper by David DeGraw entitled "The Economic Elite vs. The People of the USA."
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In May 28 Issue
Favorite Things… old friends. This week I enjoyed  lunch with my Mom, my brother and three  friends that have been friends for many years.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In May 28 Issue
Gone, but Never Forgotten.
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Tales from the Dorkside
In May 28 Issue
It has recently occurred to me that if not for the current state of the US Patent system, I would have much much cooler things to write about.
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March for Babies brings in over $18,000
In May 26 Issue
More than $18,000 was raised countywide for the annual March for Babies event this weekend, according to Melissa Coffey, a member of the county's March of Dimes committee.
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TJ advertising staff brings home several KPA awards
In May 26 Issue
The Times Journal's advertising staff brought home numerous awards at last week's annual Kentucky Press Association Advertising Banquet at Western Kentucky University, including the first place honor in "weekly class 2" for furniture advertising.
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Two meth busts in three days results in five arrests
In May 26 Issue
Anonymous tips have led to two separate incidences of arrest as local police battle the meth scourge in Russell County.
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Hospital loses funding source for expansion, searches for others
In May 26 Issue
Russell County Hospital CEO David Rasmussen reports that hopeful funding through the USDA was not likely, as the $7 million allocated for Kentucky for the year has already been "promised" for fiscal year 2011
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Jamestown mayor addresses new position
In May 26 Issue
A part-time deputy utilities clerk with the city of Jamestown addressed the town's city council at Thursday's regular meeting of city leaders and asked why positions she and another part-time clerk hold are being done away with and replaced by a full-time employee.
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Cruisin’: Lookin' back on the 60's
In May 26 Issue
Recently I lost a very good friend to cancer. He and I grew up in the late 50's and 60's. Thinking about my friend, John Bowman and remembering he and I playing in bands together, working on our old cars got me to thinking about the 60's
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Lakers advance to district title game
In May 26 Issue
The Russell County Laker baseball team advanced to the 16th district championship game Monday night as they defeated Clinton County 7-0 at Wesley Radford Field in Burkesville.
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RCHS Track & Field successful at region
In May 26 Issue
The Russell County Track and Field team competed at Boyle County on Saturday in the Class AA Region 5 track meet with the boys finishing 5th overall while the girls finished 9th overall.
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Bailey signs to play volleyball at Murray St.
In May 26 Issue
Russell County High School senior Tyla Bailey signed to play volleyball at Division I Murray St. on Monday at the high school alongside her parents, Kevin and Mary Lynn Bailey.
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RCMS Lakers win district
In May 26 Issue
The Russell County Middle School baseball team captured the 16th district crown after defeating Clinton County and Cumberland County handily on Saturday afternoon at Laker Field.
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Longtime TJ publisher/owner passes
ONLINE UPDATE-May 23
The owner/publisher of this newspaper, David Davenport, passed away early Sunday after a battle with cancer.
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17 honored by BOJ at 4.0 banquet
In May 21 Issue
At Bank of Jamestown’s 2011 4.0 Honors Banquet last Tuesday, 17 Russell County High School students were awarded for their academic achievement.
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Russell County has low voter turnout in primary
In May 21 Issue
Nearly 17 percent of Russell County voters opted to cast their ballot in Tuesday's primary election, according to Court Clerk Lisha Popplewell.
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‘In God We Trust’ license plate is popular
In May 21 Issue
More than 50,000 standard-issue license plates with the national motto "In God We Trust" have been sold in Kentucky since the plate was introduced in January. In Russell County a total of 303 have been sold since the County Clerk's office began offering them on January 10.
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Circuit Clerk arrested
In May 21 Issue
Russell County Circuit Clerk Tony Kerr was arrested late Wednesday night and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence in Taylor County.
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Chamber hears of Relay event
In May 21 Issue
The Russell County Chamber of Commerce met Tuesday for their regular monthly meeting at the Jamestown Café.
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Over 1,000 students see Cincinnati Playhouse at RC ANC
In May 21 Issue
More than 1,000 students from Russell, Adair and Campbellsville Elementary Schools had the opportunity to see "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse," performed by the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at the Russell County Schools Auditorium Complex on Wednesday, according to the facility's director, Susan Melton.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Travel Babble
In May 21 Issue
I travel a lot for my job. When some people say they "travel," they mean they hop on a plane and fly to some other state, or maybe even some other country.
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Seems To Me ...
In May 21 Issue
This column is taken directly from a report by David DeGraw entitled "The Economic Elite vs. People of the USA." I have altered the report for space, reducing it in size while attempting to retain the most relevant information.
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In May 21 Issue
Favorite thing… the color yellow.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In May 21 Issue
"Take My Hand, Precious Lord".
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First National Bank Hall of Fame welcomes 11
In May 19 Issue
Eleven Russell County High School seniors were honored Monday night at the 26th annual First National Bank Hall of Fame Banquet held at the Russell County Schools Auditorium/Natatorium Complex.
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Business Expo promises fun and prizes Tuesday
In May 19 Issue
Russell County businesses will be gathering at the Russell County Schools Auditorium/Natatorium Complex on Tuesday for the Second Annual Russell County Business Expo.
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Board hears youth services, family resource update
In May 19 Issue
The May meeting of the Russell County Board of Education opened with a presentation by Phil Carney, Director of Family Resource, Youth Service Centers for Russell Springs and Salem.
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Link Board discusses personnel issues
In May 19 Issue
At a special called meeting last Friday, the Russell County LINK Board discussed a personnel issue brought to their attention regarding possible unauthorized overtime and double coverage at Russell County 911 Dispatch.
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City tends to business
In May 19 Issue
Russell Springs City Council attended to general business in a brief, regularly scheduled meeting last week.
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Comedian Carl Hurley takes stage to entertain crowd
In May 19 Issue
More than 300 people gathered at the Russell County Auditorium Complex on Friday for an evening of good, clean family fun as humorist Carl Hurley took the stage.
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Duo wins Red Buck on Lake Cumberland
In May 19 Issue
Daniel West of Stearns and Frank Powell of Somerset captured the 2011 Lake Cumberland Red Buck Classic fishing tournament along with a top prize of $2,000 over the weekend at Pumpkin Creek Boat Ramp.
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Taking time to think of one of our own
In May 19 Issue
As many of you all may know, David Davenport, our publisher, is ill and currently undergoing treatment in the hospital.
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Lakers go 2-1 since Wednesday
In May 19 Issue
The Laker baseball team went 2-1 over the past week as they defeated district rival Metcalfe County, 16-2, and Marion County 9-5.
The loss came on the road to Bryan Station in Lexington as Russell County fell 4-3.
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RCHS softball gearing up for district with wins
In May 19 Issue
As the Lady Laker softball teams looks to the post-season, they’re getting a few quality wins along the way.
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RCHS Track results
In May 19 Issue
On May 10 the Russell County track and field team participated at Pulaski County High School and competed against 11 teams, placing 4th overall.
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Student leader uses grant to better community
In May 14 Issue
4-H Team Leader Marketta Lawless, a 17-year-old Junior at Russell County High School, has put a grant she received to good use, purchasing exercise equipment to supplement the gym at the Natatorium complex.
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Williams-Farmer includes RC on whistle-stop tour
In May 14 Issue
Republican Governor primary candidate David Williams was in town on Thursday along with Lieutenant Governor candidate Richie Farmer to talk with voters at The Cove restaurant in Russell Springs.
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Candidate Comer visits county on Wednesday
In May 14 Issue
Republican candidate for Agriculture Commissioner James Comer visited Russell County Wednesday afternoon as he met with supporters for more than two hours at The Cove Restaurant in Russell Springs.
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Fair Oaks celebrates
In May 14 Issue
Fair Oaks Nursing Home is celebrating National Nursing Home Week this week with a full schedule of events.
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March of Dimes ambassador tells her story
In May 14 Issue
In October 2007, my husband, Paul, and I were excited to find out that we were expecting our first child. We immediately shared the good news with our friends and family.
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5 years later: Chapman reflects on her conflict with ACLU
In May 14 Issue
Megan Chapman has seen enough of God's power and work through ordinary people like herself, to grow her faith and strengthen her resolve to serve him.
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Seems To Me ...
In May 14 Issue
A rising tide raises all boats. Milton Friedman argued that yes, the rich may make disproportionately more than the rest, and that in an economic expansion they may increase their profits much more than the rest; but he contended that that is not the measure to take, but the fact that the rest rose at all.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In May 14 Issue
The Fat Lady's Singing! Most of us have heard the old saying, "It ain't over until the fat lady sings!" well In My Opinion, she's shouting from the roof tops!
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In May 14 Issue
Favorite Thing…. the “new” IGA store in Key Village.  Houchens is now  IGA and the store is like brand new! It’s easy to shop there, less crowded and  the prices are good. Check ‘em out and see for your self.
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Blue Views of Kentucky
In May 14 Issue
Examining the Fiscal Court meeting
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Tales from the Dorkside
In May 14 Issue
As of last week I have been trying out the latest version of Ubuntu by Linux.
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Scare at local airport leaves family thankful
In May 12 Issue
It wasn't the ending to Mother's Day that the Mann family expected but it was definitely one they'll take.
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Duo County names Tom Preston new CEO
In May 12 Issue
The Duo County Telephone Board of Directors has selected Tom Preston as its new chief executive officer. The decision came after the retirement of longtime CEO Bill Magruder last month.
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Emerson’s Onyx Marble on the upswing
In May 12 Issue
It's been about a year since local lumber sellers Bodie Emerson and Charles Emerson got into the marble vanity top business after purchasing Onyx Marble Surfaces, Inc. in Greensburg.
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No changes anytime soon on occupational tax issue
In May 12 Issue
The Russell County Fiscal Court held their regular monthly meeting Monday night with a full agenda on the table but it was an item not on the agenda that sparked the most debate and intensity among the magistrates and Russell Springs resident Kathy Foley.
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Stolen vehicle wrecked, one injured
In May 12 Issue
An Adair County man was seriously injured after wrecking an allegedly stolen vehicle from the Russell County Transfer Station on Old Sano Rd Saturday evening.
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Primary election is Tuesday
In May 12 Issue
Voting for the primary election is this coming Tuesday in Russell County. County Clerk Lisha Popplewell encourages everyone to participate in their civic duty by coming out and voting on the county's new poll machines.
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Lakers go 3-0 since Thursday
In May 12 Issue
The Russell County Laker baseball team went 3-0 in varsity action since last Thursday as they knocked off McCreary Central 9-6, Lincoln County 9-2 and Southwestern 6-2.
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Lady Lakers 1-4 over last week
In May 12 Issue
The Lady Laker softball team went 1-4 in action since last Thursday defeating Cumberland County 18-3 and being shut out by Clinton County and twice by Southwestern.
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Laker track team places second in Monday meet
In May 12 Issue
On Monday, May 9, 2011, at Lake Cumberland Jr. High Inu., the Russell County Track Team competed against 8 teams with the boys and 7 teams with the girls, overall placing 2nd.
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RCMS students learning Latin
In May 7 Issue
Most middle school students these days are well versed in texting lingo, video gaming, and online social networking but a class of students at Russell County Middle School is blazing a trail in the ancient language of Latin.
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Doing her part
In May 7 Issue
One Russell County girl has decided to help in the aftermath of the deadly storms and tornadoes that ripped through Alabama more than a week ago man, leaving many people trying to pick up what's left of their lives.
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April was the wettest month on record
In May 7 Issue
If April showers bring May flowers, what does April deluges bring? At least one thing is certain, it has brought what will likely be a record amount of rainfall in the state since records have been kept, according to the National Weather Service.
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‘The Wall That Heals’ comes to Somerset
In May 7 Issue
A statewide initiative to gather photos of every Kentuckian whose name is on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will kick off at a May 9 breakfast at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, according to Jan C. Scruggs, founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which is partnering with the state in this effort.
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Rogue Writing
In May 7 Issue
You feel the breath of someone on your back, all your hairs stand on end, and your palms start to sweat. Your heartbeat accelerates, and your breath is shallow.
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Seems To Me ...
In May 7 Issue
We've killed the terrorist Osama Bin Laden. Truly it's at most a symbolic victory.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In May 7 Issue
Did you take off your blindfold before dawn?
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Blue Views of Kentucky
In May 7 Issue
Sunday night and Monday found all Americans heralding the good news that Osama bin Laden was dead.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: ARE WE THERE YET? Part 2
In May 7 Issue
Hmmm, let's see, now where did I leave off last time?
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Tales from the Dorkside
In May 7 Issue
By Jeff Smith, Columnist
Ubuntu's new user interface is making waves among die-hard fans.  Some claim that it is just what is needed to entice new users to make the switch, while others complain about having to learn a new interface.
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House hoppin’ with Halfway to Hazard
In May 5 Issue
Country music duo Halfway to Hazard gave a performance for fans to remember Saturday night at the Russell County Schools Auditorium as they sang several of their hits as well as some new material.
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Jailer details first months of detention center
In May 5 Issue
The Russell County Detention Center has now been operating for two and a half months, opening its doors to Russell County prisoners being held in Casey County on February 17. Since then it has operated at more than full capacity.
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Hospital goes tobacco free this week
In May 5 Issue
Russell County Hospital is now a tobacco free healthcare facility, according to Teresa Spaw, the hospital's administrative assistant and medical staff services coordinator who is in charge of marketing and public relations.
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IGA has grand re-opening in Key Village
In May 5 Issue
IGA held a grand re-opening ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday to mark the conversion of the grocery store from what was previously Houchens to the more widely known IGA brand.
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Four arrested on meth charges last week
In May 5 Issue
Four people were arrested late Thursday night on meth making charges, according to the Russell County Sheriff's Office.
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Laker baseball win 3, lose 2 over last week
In May 5 Issue
It has been an up and down week for the Russell County Laker baseball team as they have won three games and lost two, both of those in the Louisville Invitational Tournament last weekend.
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Lady Lakers hang tough but fall
In May 5 Issue
Coach Stephanie McGowan’s Lady Laker softball team fell at district foe Clinton County last Thursday 11-7 after a back and forth game.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In May 5 Issue
A newlywed couple moves into their new house. One day the husband comes home from work and his wife says, "Honey, you know, in the upstairs bathroom one of the pipes is leaking, could you fix it?"
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Dam work slated for Dec. 2013 finish
In April 30 Issue
For the second time in less than a month the Corps of Engineers released a project update on Wolf Creek Dam, this time saying major rehabilitation work should be completed by December 2013.
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New sign coming to Auditorium/Natatorium complex
In April 30 Issue
The Russell County Schools Auditorium/Natatorium Complex will soon be getting a new LED sign to help promote public events as well as school activities.
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Meth bust made in Jamestown by RCSO
In April 30 Issue
A meth bust was made at a trailer on Wooldridge School Rd. south of Jamestown off of U.S. 127 Tuesday night, according to Deputy Sheriff Nick Bertram.
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Burglary spree ends with suspect behind bars
In April 30 Issue
A Russell Springs man was arrested after a burglary spree through several area neighborhoods early Wednesday morning, according to Russell Springs Police Chief Joseph M. Irvin.
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City looks at fleet cards as fuel prices rise
In April 30 Issue
Mayor Terry Lawless gave an update on the cities inquiry into the use of Fleet cards to purchase fuel for the cities 20 vehicles at this month's meeting of the Jamestown City Council last Thursday night.
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Hospital’s architectural plans are 95 percent complete
In April 30 Issue
Russell County Hospital CEO David Rasmussen gave an update Tuesday at the hospital board's monthly meeting on the building project status, saying the architectural plans were currently 95 percent complete.
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Zach Grider competes as the U of L Cardinal mascot
In April 30 Issue
Russell County’s own Zach Grider recently traveled with the University of Louisville Spirit Squad to compete in the NCA Collegiate Cheer National Championship as the Cardinal Bird mascot.
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Seems To Me ...
In April 30 Issue
This is a reprint of a column I wrote over two years ago. At the time there had just been some killings of U.S. citizens in Juarez, Mexico, and public outrage was high.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: ARE WE THERE YET? Part 1
In April 30 Issue
I realize Spring Break was almost a month ago, but it's taken me that long to recover.
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Blue Views of Kentucky
In April 30 Issue
On this, the 27th day since the Russell County Fiscal Court declared war on the working poor and middle-income citizens of this county, I've decided to present an overview of other battles being waged, almost exclusively by Republicans, against Americans who struggle the most to create a decent life for themselves and their families. 
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In April 30 Issue
"The Professor" I received an e-mail recently that I found to be interesting and inspirational.
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In April 30 Issue
Favorite Thing:  a box of “gizmos”.  In this box are things I want to keep but I don’t know what to do with
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Tales from the Dorkside
In April 30 Issue
As a guitarist of nearly 7 years now, I know how expensive it can be to make good music.
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Owners of State Dock purchase Cave Springs
In April 28 Issue
The owners of State Dock purchased Cave Springs Marina in Jabez on Friday at a court-ordered auction, according to State Dock President Bill Jasper.
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Hatchery celebrates our planet
In April 28 Issue
Eco savvy folks came out to pay homage to our natural world and learn more about being environmentally conscientious last Saturday at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery's Earth Day celebration.
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Chamber banquet hailed as a success
In April 28 Issue
Local business professionals got together last Thursday for the annual Russell County Chamber of Commerce Banquet held at Russell County Schools Auditorium/Natatorium Complex in Russell Springs.
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County has first reading of a $6 million budget
In April 28 Issue
A first reading of the 2011-2012 County Budget outlined how county funds will be utilized in the coming year at a special called Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday morning.
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Indictments handed down
In April 28 Issue
The Russell County Grand Jury indicted 11 people on charges at this week's meeting, including manslaughter, various sexual offenses and manufacturing meth, according to circuit court records.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In April 28 Issue
One of the better fishing stories occurred in Russell County last week and we just have to pass it along.
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Discussion is always beneficial
In April 28 Issue
The past few weeks, this community has been in quite a discussion concerning the budget, taxes and etc.

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Lady Laker Ramage headed to C-ville
In April 28 Issue
Lady Laker senior Lindsay Ramage signed Wednesday afternoon to play her college basketball for Campbellsville University and Coach Ginger Colvin at a ceremony in the Russell County High School Library.
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Lakers win three last week; fall at Adair County
In April 28 Issue
Last week Coach David Rexroat's Laker baseball team went 3-0 as they picked up two district wins over Clinton County and Cumberland County as well as a victory at Campbellsville.
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Lady Lakers improving; pick up another district win
In April 28 Issue
Last week the Lady Laker softball team went 1-1 in 16th district play as they defeated Cumberland County 9-4 and fell to Metcalfe County by the same score.
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'Sky' Walker in town
In April 23 Issue
Former University of Kentucky Wildcat basketball standout Kenny "Sky" Walker made rounds throughout Russell County earlier this week as he went to various businesses hoping to secure donations for a literacy program he's been involved with for more than 13 years.
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Local woman to participate in ‘Survivor’s Parade’
In April 23 Issue
Pat Hopper of Russell County has been chosen to walk in the "Survivor's Parade" for Breast Cancer survivors at this year's Kentucky Oaks.
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State Park welcomes parks commissioner
In April 23 Issue
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park welcomed the Department of Parks Commissioner Gerry van der Meer last week, along with Deputy Secretary of Tourism Matt Sawyers and State Parks Marketing Director LaDonna Miller, as they conducted a tour of Kentucky's 17 state resort parks.
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‘Call Center’ charges dismissed in court
In April 23 Issue
Criminal charges against a Russell Springs man and his wife were voluntarily dismissed by Special Prosecutor Jesse Stockton in Russell Circuit Court on Tuesday.
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Seems To Me ...
In April 23 Issue
I've gotten more positive feedback over the last two weeks, the two weeks that I've written about a local issue, than I've ever gotten; Muchas gracias.
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In April 23 Issue
Favorite Thing… the book “More Than a Carpenter” by Josh McDowell. I’ve got Vickie Jo Irvin to thank for introducing me to this book several years ago.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In April 23 Issue
"It ain't over 'til it's over" This quote is undoubtedly one of the most well known statements ever made by the famous Yogi Berra. 
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Tales from the Dorkside
In April 23 Issue
I've been seeing a lot, and I do mean A LOT, of dead harddrives lately.  One of the worst things I ever have to say to a customer is  "I'm sorry, your harddrive has died."
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New grandstand going up
In April 21 Issue
With the Russell County Jaycees Fair right around the corner the new steel 2,300 seat grandstand is in the process of being constructed, according to Jaycees President Dwight Richards.
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Council finalizes RSES annexation
In April 21 Issue
The Russell Springs City Council voted unanimously at their regularly scheduled meeting to accept ordinances annexing new property.
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Local man killed in crash
In April 21 Issue
A 20-year-old Russell County man was killed in an automobile crash on Sunday at 1:20 a.m., according to the Kentucky State Police.
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School Board approves Summer Feeding Program
In April 21 Issue
The Russell County Board of Education met on Monday with a number of items on the agenda to prepare for the coming school year.
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Hayes-Pratt take dancing title but Auxiliary wins
In April 21 Issue
Josh Hayes and Monica Pratt were crowned dancing champions this past Saturday night at the Russell County Hospital Auxiliary's fourth annual "Dancing with the Stars" at the Russell County High School.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In April 21 Issue
We almost had a major catastrophe this past weekend involving two of our associates here at the office.
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RCHS recap on the diamond
In April 21 Issue
A review of high school action on the diamond this past week.

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Laker track team in action at WKU over weekend
In April 21 Issue
On Saturday the RCHS track team participated in the Great Gator Invitational at WKU.
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Loan secured by county leaders
In April 16 Issue
The Russell County Fiscal Court met on Thursday morning in a special called meeting to keep the county afloat financially through the remainder of the fiscal year.
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Ambulance Bd. approves amended budget
In April 16 Issue
At April's regularly scheduled meeting, the Russell County Ambulance Board voted unanimously to approve an amended budget for fiscal year 2010-2011 to reflect changes resulting from the EMS and 911 dispatch split last October.
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Exciting time for Sano Meat & Deli
In April 16 Issue
Sano Meat & Deli, who opened their newest location in August of last year, continues to provide Russell and surrounding counties with fresh locally raised, processed and packaged beef and pork.
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RCHS Y-Club at KUNA: ‘Believe in a Better World’
In April 16 Issue
"Believe in a Better World" was the theme of the 2011 Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA).
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Seems To Me ...
In April 16 Issue
At Monday's Fiscal Court meeting it was pointed out the fine industries we have in Russell County.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In April 16 Issue
Are you a Cowboy Poet?  I don't know about you, but I have had enough of this changing America thing!
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Blue Views of Kentucky
In April 16 Issue
As I begin writing this column, it has been 13 days since the Russell County Fiscal Court declared war on middle- and low-income wage earners by passing the new 1% Occupational Tax on everyone making less than $80,000 per year.
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In April 16 Issue
Favorite thing…. Singing in a choir. My home church had choirs for all ages… grade school children all the way to adults.
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Tales from the Dorkside
In April 16 Issue
I just wanted to take a moment this week to tell you about a very cool smartphone application that I came across called HeyTell.
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Strong words at Fiscal Court
In April 14 Issue
It was another meeting of intense debate and discussion between county and local business leaders regarding the recently passed occupational tax ordinance and the possibility of instituting a net profits cap on businesses in the county at Monday's regular meeting of the fiscal court.
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Jamestown restaurant robbed Sunday night
In April 14 Issue
The Los Agaves II Mexican Restaurant in Jamestown was robbed of an "undetermined" amount of money just after 7 p.m. Sunday, according to Sgt. Jeff Kerns with the Jamestown Police Department.
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Vote for the ‘Grindstones’
In April 14 Issue
Local band “The Dirty Grindstones” are competing against more than 700 bands and acts from across the nation for a chance to play at the 10th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. on June 9-12.
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Spring Break spent on the Diamond
In April 14 Issue
The Russell County Laker baseball team (5-3) returned from their spring break trip to Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. on Saturday, bringing back a 2-3 record after a tough week of baseball action against some top competition.
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Lady Lakers runners-up in Classic
In April 14 Issue
The Russell County Lady Laker softball team lost three games during opening pool play in the Lady Laker Classic on Friday but roared back Saturday in single elimination play, defeating Clinton County and Garrard County to advance to the championship game with Butler County before eventually falling 5-0.  
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Road Committee meets to discuss projects
In April 14 Issue
The Russell County Road Committee met on Monday for the first time since the election of two new magistrates on the court.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In April 14 Issue
President Barack Obama was in the Oval Office when his telephone rang.
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Payroll taxes and net profit taxes!
In April 14 Issue
The Russell County Judge Executive and magistrates continue to be the target of discussion as the payroll tax and net profit tax issue remains on the table.
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New location key for Branscum’s Fruit Market
In April 9 Issue
You might think you know Branscum's Fruit Market. You might be wrong.
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Russell County native performs at ACM awards
In April 9 Issue
Country music superstar Darius Rucker and 25 Academy of Country Music Lifting Lives music campers, including Russell County native Clancey Hopper, performed "Music from the Heart" Sunday night at the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
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Well-known, retired RCHS teacher killed in wreck
In April 9 Issue
A former teacher at Russell County High School was killed and his wife seriously injured in a two vehicle, rollover wreck on Hwy. 55 Tuesday, three miles north of Columbia.
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Bunnies, rabbits and hares, Oh My!
In April 9 Issue
With Easter Sunday just a few short weeks away, one Russell County man has gotten back into a business that makes this time of year very busy for him. Why? He sells rabbits, or hares, and bunnies, of course.
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Groups take to the streets to pick up garbage
In April 9 Issue
With April as PRIDE cleanup month, several local youth around the county have already taken advantage of the opportunity, according to PRIDE coordinators H.M. Bottom and Richard Roy.
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Seems To Me ...
In April 9 Issue
I've been asked, and I'm guessing a few may have wondered why I never write a column about local issues. This has always been a personal policy. I was never asked not too here or at the previous paper.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In April 9 Issue
"Stupid is as stupid does!"  These words were made famous in the movie Forrest Gump. The other day I heard someone mention just how ignorant our children have become.  
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Blue Views of Kentucky
In April 9 Issue
At this writing is has been 6 days since the Russell County Fiscal Court declared war on this county's middle and lower income earners by passing the new 1% occupational tax ordinance with the cap that allows anyone making over $80,000 per year to pay less than the rest of us.
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In April 9 Issue
Favorite thing…..a clean car. I love a clean car and mine is always a mess.
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Tales from the Dorkside
In April 9 Issue
Windows is the worst part of being a computer repair technician.
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Court passes controversial payroll tax increase
In April 7 Issue
After nearly two hours of discussion at Thursday night's special called meeting of the fiscal court, county leaders voted 4-1 to amend the county's occupational tax ordinance, raising the so-called payroll tax to one percent effective the first of April.
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Monday storm causes widespread damage
In April 7 Issue
What began as a warm Monday, following days of beautiful weather with temperatures reaching upwards of 80 degrees, turned wet and dangerous by mid-afternoon as a cold front moved through Russell County.
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Teen comes up big in bracket contest
In April 7 Issue
With the University of Connecticut cutting down the nets after defeating Butler Monday night in the men's NCAA basketball championship game it also meant the conclusion to the Times Journal's bracket contest, which was won by Payton Bunch with a total score of 94.
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Halfway home with work at Wolf Creek
In April 7 Issue
Work at Wolf Creek Dam is nearing its halfway point, according to the Corps of Engineers, who released a project update late last month on the rehabilitation project on the leaking structure.
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Unemployment continues to beleaguer county
In April 7 Issue
Russell County's employment rate continues to suffer, but may be improving.
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Laker baseball looking toward region title
In April 7 Issue
Coming off a record 30-9 season a year ago where they went undefeated in 16th district play and runners-up in the region, Coach David Rexroat's Russell County Laker baseball squad is primed for another run at the 4th region title and he has the talent to do it.
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Lady Laker softball: New coach, young team
In April 7 Issue
The Lady Lakers have a new head softball coach in Stephanie McGowan and a new top assistant in Jamie Brumley.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In April 7 Issue
Better be sure when you rely totally on the computer spell check system. We encourage you to take a second look.
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Lady Laker Classic this weekend
The Russell County Lady Laker softball team is hosting the Lady Laker Classic this weekend.
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PRIDE cleans county up in April
In April 2 Issue
April is Spring PRIDE cleanup month, and as PRIDE coordinator, H.M. Bottom said they are looking to have a good turnout to cleanup Russell County roadsides. Groups of volunteers from Boy and Girl Scouts, as well as church groups and others volunteer their services in the month of April to pick trash that has accumulated throughout the year.
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Several guilty pleas entered
In April 2 Issue
Several people entered guilty pleas Monday during Russell Circuit Court, according to circuit court records.
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The Center brings puppet workshop to Salem
In April 2 Issue
Young children love to be creative and work with their hands.
Around 100 third and fourth grade students at Salem Elementary School recently got to do both at a puppet construction workshop presented by The Center for Rural Development and professional puppeteers from the Wood and Strings Theatre late last month.
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Seems To Me ... So you say you want a revolution
In April 2 Issue
"You say you want a revolution, well you know, we all want to change the world," thus begun the Beatles classic song Revolution.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In April 2 Issue
God Bless Kentucky! A significant majority of Kentuckians sent a clear message on November 4, 2008 to Mr. Obama's and his new vision for America.
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In April 2 Issue
Favorite thing…. Daffodils or march flowers or jonquils.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Here comes the (deputy) judge
In April 2 Issue
So, I thought about it… Thought a lot about it, actually.
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Tales from the Dorkside
In April 2 Issue
Everywhere you look, people are complaining about the price of healthcare.
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Duo County CEO to retire next month
In March 31 Issue
After joining Duo County Telephone on Jan. 1, 1977, CEO and Executive Vice President Bill Magruder will soon retire from the position after spending 35 years of his life managing the local telephone cooperative.
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Country music sensation dazzles
In March 31 Issue
Country music newcomer Easton Corbin and his band kept a record crowd on their feet last Saturday night at Russell County Schools Auditorium.
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Court votes down insurance contribution proposal
In March 31 Issue
Judge-Executive Gary Robertson put before the Russell County Fiscal Court a proposal to have government employees under the purview of the Fiscal Court to contribute 25 percent toward the continuation of their health care coverage, which was his recommendation at a special called meeting last Friday.
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UK back in Final Four; two tied at 80 in bracket contest
In March 31 Issue
With the Final Four set for this coming weekend, two brackets are tied at 80 points each in the Times Journal's second annual bracket contest.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In March 31 Issue
It is amazing how events in all neighborhoods and cities work. We find it fantantastic that each week there is just enough news to fill the front page of the newspaper.
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Looking forward to this event!
In March 31 Issue
Spring was here for a few days, and we keep reminding we should just hang on because it will certainly be back soon.
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Laker baseball, Lady Laker softball get wins
In March 31 Issue
Coach David Rexroat’s Russell County Laker baseball team continued to win on the road this past week.
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RC native named head coach at Tenn. Tech
In March 26 Issue
Russell County native and former standout Laker basketball player Steve Payne has been named the head men's basketball coach of the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in the Ohio Valley Conference.
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Storm spotter class trains 60+
In March 26 Issue
With more than 60 people in attendance, the 16th annual Russell County Emergency Management and WJRS 104.9 FM severe storm spotter class took place Monday night at the Russell County Courthouse, according to H.M. Bottom, the county's emergency management director.
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RCHS students prove themselves to be ‘job ready’
In March 26 Issue
Russell County High School students nearly doubled their "gold level" scores in the ACT's world renowned WorkKeys Assessment.
The WorkKeys assessment remains the only proven system for linking job skills with workplace success.
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Seems To Me ... A few of my favorite logical fallacies
In March 26 Issue
There are many obstructions to productive debating, and they almost always involve a lack of logic.
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Blue Views of Kentucky
In March 26 Issue
For the last two weeks I've been writing about the war on the middle class taking place all over the country. 
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In March 26 Issue
The Bible, Truth or Fiction? Recently, MSNBC Host Lawrence O'Donnell said that the Bible, specifically The Book of Revelation, is a "work of fiction".
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Tales from the Dorkside
In March 26 Issue
Some of you may know and some of you may not even care, but nostalgia seems to be a hot item these days in the entertainment industry.
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Hatchery Endangered
In March 24 Issue
Economic woes of the country threaten to close the doors of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery (NFH) in Jamestown.
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Grade school to be annexed into city
In March 24 Issue
The Russell County School Board met on Monday the board approved a measure allowing for the annexation of the Russell Springs Elementary School into the city of Russell Springs.
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Satisfaction numbers rising at RCH
In March 24 Issue
It was board member Rodney Johnson's final hospital board meeting last Thursday and he was honored with a plaque commemorating his eight years of service on the board. Johnson has served on the board since 2003.
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City seeks funding for sewer plant renovations
In March 24 Issue
Jamestown Mayor Terry Lawless was given the go-ahead to sign with the engineering firm Kenvirons, Inc. to begin the process of looking for state grant monies for sewer plant renovations.
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205 brackets turned in; contest heating up
In March 24 Issue
Out of a total of 205 NCAA tournament brackets turned into the Times Journal for this year's community bracket contest, only five brackets scored a 48 or higher during the first official weekend of the tournament.
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Meth arrest over the weekend
In March 24 Issue
The Russell County Sheriff's Department investigated the residence of 24-year-old Rachael H. Pickerell on Blair Road in Russell Springs just after midnight early Saturday morning after receiving a complaint of a meth lab at that residence.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In March 24 Issue
The following is one of those stories we cannot say whether or not it is full of truth.
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2 year ‘sunset clause’ added to payroll tax amendment
In March 19 Issue
A special called meeting of the Russell County Fiscal Court was held on Thursday with one item on the agenda; the first reading of ordinance #11-02, an ordinance relating to the imposition and administration of an occupational license requirement, and payment of an occupational license tax by persons and business entities conducting businesses, occupations and professions within Russell County; in other words, a payroll tax increase.
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‘Love gets packin’ in Russell Springs
In March 19 Issue
A Russell County family who has been recognized by NECCO, a team of professionals that provide community- based services to youth and foster children who need care, have just completed their second community wide project to help foster children in south central Kentucky.
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Trailer fires keep firefighters busy
In March 19 Issue
Several recent mobile home fires in Russell Springs kept the local fire department busy earlier this week, according to Fire Chief H.M. Bottom.
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10 indicted by Grand Jury
In March 19 Issue
The Russell County Grand Jury returned indictments against 10 people this week, which included charges of assault and manufacturing methamphetamine, according to circuit court records.
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Local legion now charters Boy Scouts
In March 19 Issue
This past weekend the American Legion Post 133 gave final approval to become the charter for the local Boy Scouts of America Troop 910.
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Seems To Me ... Michael Moore has it wrong
In March 19 Issue
Michael Moore was wrong. To many of you this is no surprise, as you're often told how wrong he is
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Blue Views of Kentucky
In March 19 Issue
Unabashed and unashamed, the Wisconsin Republicans celebrated their illegal victory over the middle class with a huge fundraiser in Washington DC, hosted by the lobbying firm, BGR Group.
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In March 19 Issue
ACEFI is Affordable Christian Education for Internationals, Inc. I'd never heard of this organization until I listened to a program on Crosstalk, a radio program aired at 3:00 PM our time on WTHL, 90.5FM.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In March 19 Issue
Wow! What a guy! Just before the crisis in Japan, President Obama was busy proving me wrong on being a great leader.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: And the winner is ...
In March 19 Issue
Everybody. And nobody. I'll have to admit I'm shocked over the apparent demise of the proposed, occupational tax hike by the Russell County Fiscal Court.
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Tales from the Dorkside
In March 19 Issue
A few years back it was very easy to impress someone by hooking a computer up to a television screen.
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Upcoming Event Schedule for April at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

With Earth Day on Friday, April 22nd, 2011 and Arbor Day on Friday, April 29th, 2011, it’s a great time to celebrate our wonderful natural world by getting outdoors and connected with nature. Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is the perfect place to do just that! Whether it’s enjoying a day of fishing with friends and/or family at hatchery creek or a field trip for you and your students, the staff at Wolf Creek welcomes you for a visit seven days a week. The hatchery, including the Visitor/Environmental Education Center, are open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST daily. Beginning Sunday, May 1st, 2011, the hatchery will be open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST seven days per week, giving you more time to visit.

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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and Russell County Soil Conservation District Lead Way in Environmental Education Proclamation

From Earth Day to Arbor Day, April is jam packed with events and information designed to foster connections between people and the environment. Because of the mission of protecting and conserving the natural world, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Russell County Soil Conservation District have ask Russell County Judge-Executive Gary Robertson to sign a proclamation declaring April as National Environmental Education Month in Russell County. Whether you spend a weekend camping with your family, take time to garden, fish or canoe, you’re encouraged to get outdoors, enjoy the weather and spend time connecting with nature.

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Payroll tax increase does not pass, for now
In March 17 Issue
With the second reading and vote up for the occupational tax raise, the Russell County Fiscal Court split the vote 3-3 Monday night, meaning the amendment to the ordinance did not pass.
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Court tends to other business
In March 17 Issue
A fiscal crisis may be at hand for the county, but the Russell County Fiscal Court had other business they also had to tend to at the regular monthly meeting on Monday.
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Getting paid for making good grades
In March 17 Issue
The American dream consists of many things, and chief among them is a quality college education for most.
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Council donates to RCHS senior in exchange for service
In March 17 Issue
The Russell Springs City Council donated $500 to a Russell County High School senior as they received word he would provide the city with 50 hours of community service at last Thursday's regular meeting of city leaders.
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Franklin is ‘Gold Winner’ in talent contest
In March 17 Issue
Russell County's Dorsey Franklin is a "Gold Winner" in the Starbound National Talent Competition which was held in Columbus, Ohio this past Friday and Saturday.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In March 17 Issue
Things Women Want to Hear, but Never Do
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Will miss a great friend
In March 17 Issue
Jack B. Miller, our friend and a great friend to Russell County.
We firmly believe that Jack B. Miller is in a class of his own when it comes to integrity, honesty, and a true concern about his fellow beings.
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Summer break begins May 26 after board lengthens day
In March 12 Issue
The Russell County School System has enacted a policy lengthening the school day in an effort to make up for lost days due to harsh winter weather.
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Longtime district judge passes
In March 12 Issue
Longtime District Judge Jack B. Miller, 87, passed away Tuesday night at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.  
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‘The Porch’ to be featured on KET
In March 12 Issue
One of KET's most popular programs, "Kentucky Life" made a stop in Russell Springs last week to film a segment of their show at The Porch restaurant in Russell Springs, according to Connie Miller, the restaurant's manager.
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EMS proposes higher billing rates
In March 12 Issue
A new EMS billing rate schedule, including rate increases, was presented by Russell County EMS Director Terry Hancock at the Russell County Ambulance Board's regularly scheduled meeting this week.
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Lake Cumberland Pharmacy opens
In March 12 Issue
Lake Cumberland Pharmacy recently opened at Key Village in Russell Springs under Pharmacist Jonathan Grider and he said the pharmacy is here to serve all of Russell County's medicinal needs.
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County lags in physical activity, report says
In March 12 Issue
Adults in Russell County get less exercise in their leisure time than adults nationwide or statewide, putting them at greater risk for obesity and related problems such as diabetes.
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$8,500 from PRIDE for pickup
In March 12 Issue
PRIDE has granted Russell County, Jamestown and Russell Springs up to $8,500 to pick up roadside litter, offer free trash drop-off events and remove dumps during PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in April.
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Blue Views of Kentucky
In March 12 Issue
If we didn't know before (although some of us did), we now know without a doubt what the real agenda of the newly elected Republicans is: to completely annihilate and completely render extinct the entire middle class.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In March 12 Issue
Do you want to know more about Charlie Sheen? Sorry! You're not going to get it here.
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Seems To Me ... Two time Medal of Honor winner says ‘War is a Racket’
In March 12 Issue
I wanted to do a little something different this week, and it's been something I've thought about doing for quite a while.
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In March 12 Issue
A Favorite Thing… Cheez-It crackers, especially the White Cheddar ones.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Hardly Tardy
In March 12 Issue
I'm trying to figure out how I feel about the new, Russell County Schools' schedule.
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Tales from the Dorkside
In March 12 Issue
Don't look now, I have been lucky enough to get my hands on a Samsung Galaxy Android tablet. In fact I am writing this column from it right now.
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‘Quilt Trail’ covers county
In March 10 Issue
American affection for quilts spans generations and has spread from beds to barns in Russell County.
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Our bracket contest is nearly here
In March 10 Issue
With conference tournaments wrapping up this week and weekend, we at the Times Journal are set to host our second community-wide bracket contest during the NCAA Men's basketball tournament and the action begins Sunday.
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Paying high prices at the pumps (again)
In March 10 Issue
Rising gas prices is a concern in Russell County these days, as it is throughout the country and even the world.
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Fifty years for trafficking
In March 10 Issue
A Russell Springs man was convicted of trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, second offense and trafficking in a controlled substance, second degree, and of being a first degree persistent felony offender in each case on Monday during Russell Circuit Court.
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County ended year with 11.2 percent unemployment rate
In March 10 Issue
A preliminary estimate of Russell County's unemployment rate ends the year at 11.2 percent, according to state statistics released this week.
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Lakers fall in region tourney
In March 10 Issue
Russell County's season ended at the hands of the Monroe County Falcons Thursday night in the opening round of the 4th region tournament at Western Kentucky University's E.A. Diddle Arena with a final score of 63-55.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In March 10 Issue
How about the few days of warm weather. Sure makes one feel much better. Makes me want to get out and crank up the old garden.
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One nice, one questionable
In March 10 Issue
As all of you know, we are also in the real estate business and quite often work with people moving to our community.
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Cruisin’: Memories from the 70's
In March 10 Issue

Over the past couple years we have looked at the 50's and 60's, all the fashions, fads, cars and styles.
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Increase in occupational tax closer
In March 5 Issue
The first reading of an ordinance to increase the occupational tax to one percent in Russell County took place at a special called meeting of the fiscal court on Wednesday morning.
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Stray bullet enters Lawless Welding
In March 5 Issue
What are the odds? That question has been thrown around a lot over the past week after a stray bullet fired from a rifle passed through the shingled roof, insulation and acoustic ceiling at Lawless Welding in Russell Springs.
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Community leaders commit to focus on workforce readiness
In March 5 Issue
Recently Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday called on public school superintendents and boards of education to sign a pledge to improve college and career readiness in their high schools.
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‘Tis the tornado season to be cautious
In March 5 Issue
Gov. Beshear has signed a proclamation declaring March 2011 as Severe Storms Awareness Month, urging all Kentuckians to be prepared for severe weather.
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Seems To Me ... Societal division is competeing realitites
In March 5 Issue
With the lack of coverage in the media, you'd almost never guess there is a strong contingent of military personnel who are opposed to our actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, but there is.
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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In March 5 Issue
Told Ya So!  A friend of mine use to say "I won't tell ya I told ya so, but I'll hum it!"
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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In March 5 Issue
By Linda Stephens, Columnist
A favorite thing… birthdays! My family always made birthdays special when I was growing up.
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Thoughts from the Lower 40: Sorry, Charlie
In March 5 Issue
Let's talk about something of great interest to us all: Charlie Sheen.
What? No lost socks, or paragraph after paragraph about adorable children?
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Tales from the Dorkside
In March 5 Issue
It seems lately that there are more movies being made about comic book characters than about anything else.
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Lakers again champions of 16th district
In March 3 Issue
The Russell County Lakers again became 16th district champions Friday night, defeating Metcalfe County on their home floor, 48-37.
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Lady Lakers repeat as 16th district champs
In March 3 Issue
The Russell County Lady Lakers repeated as 16th district champions Thursday night at Metcalfe County High School after a rousing 59-43 defeat of the homestanding Lady Hornets. It was the first district title repeat for the Lady Lakers in 27 seasons.
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New school logo unveiled
In March 3 Issue
A new logo representing the Russell County School System was unveiled at the February session of the Russell County Board of Education.
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‘Battle of the Bands’ a success
In March 3 Issue
The 2011 Pop-Country Rock' N Roll Revival Battle of the Bands, held at the Russell County Schools Auditorium Complex on Saturday, was a major success, according to Susan Melton, the events coordinator at the auditorium.
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Lady Lakers fall to Glasgow in 4th region tournament
In March 3 Issue
The Glasgow Lady Scotties, 16-10, defeated the 16th district champions Russell County Lady Lakers 62-58 in the opening round of the 4th region tournament at WKU's E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Monday night, ending Russell County's season at 19-8 on the year.
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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In March 3 Issue
Just have to report that we went by the Minit Mart this week and my friend Daryl was not there and we have the chance to get us a slice (two slices) of that wonderful cheese, black olive pizza. You remember that last week Daryl talked us out of it and told me we would be better off having a tuna on wheat instead.
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What’s your suggestion?
In March 3 Issue
Last week we made a few comments concerning the county budget. Since that time, we have had several to ask us what will happen and perhaps what should we do.
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