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Omery “Budge” Tucker, age 72, of Russell Springs

Omery “Budge” Tucker,  age 72 of Russell Springs, died Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the Russell County Hospital. Funeral service for Omery “Budge” Tucker will be 10:00 am Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel in Russell Springs with Bro. Bobby Oakes officiating. Visitation will be after 5:00 pm on Friday.   Interment will be in the Holt Cemetery. He is survived by three brothers: Danny Tucker and Nickey Tucker, both of Russell Springs,  and Steve Tucker, Louisville, KY Three nieces: Leah Tucker, Stephanie Mayes, and Emma Tucker One nephew: Charles Tucker...

Local Sports Recap for Tuesday

In local sports action yesterday: ***The Lady Laker volleyball team continued its winning ways.   After going 6-0 last week, the varsity volleyball team defeated Pulaski County at Laker gym 3 sets to 2.   The freshmen team won 2-1, and the JV team won 2-0. In games scheduled for this afternoon: ***The RCHS Girls volleyball team will be in action again this afternoon at Clinton County. ***Russell County Middle School football team will be at Green County this afternoon. ***Boys golf team will be at home at Lakewood Country Club against Green...

Smoking Cessation and Diabetes Classes Begin at RC Health Department

The Russell County Health Department will sponsor and begin two classes this week aimed at helping local residents have better health.   A smoking cessation class, using the Cooper Clayton method, will began Tuesday evening.   The widely known and used classes help persons quit smoking and has been very successful.    Shirley Robertson Daulton with the health department recently spoke with WJRS News about the class and portions of that interview can be heard Monday on WJRS Local News. Also this week, “Controlling Diabetes, Step by Step” begin Tuesday afternoon at the health department.  These classes will be held every Tuesday at the health department.   Persons wanting more information may call the local health department at...

Nora Porter Hammond, age 63, of Russell Springs

Nora Porter Hammond, age 63, of Jamestown, died Sunday.    She is survived by her mother:   Marie Porter of Russell Springs.    A sister, Anne Gibson of Somerset, and a brother, Paul Porter,  also of Somerset, along with a niece and nephew. Funeral services will be at 2 pm Wednesday at the Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs with Bro. Carroll Egnew and Bro. Tony Stephens officiating, with burial in the Ridgecrest Cemetery.   Visitation at the Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs after 12 noon on...

Orean Whittle, age 83, of Russell Springs

Orean Whittle, age 83, of Russell Springs  died Friday, August 28, 2015 at the Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown. Funeral service for Orean Whittle will be 10:00 am on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel in Russell Springs with Bro. Roger Garner officiating. Visitation will be after 5:00 pm on Sunday with burial in the McBeath Cemetery.     Pallbearers will be Randall Hammond, Bobby Jasper, Paul Coffey, Laurel Rexroat, Donald Cooper, and David Sharp. She was retired from Key Market Grocery as a Deli/Bakery Manager.    She was a member of Coffey’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors include two children: Pam Grant, of  Glensfork, and Kenny (Gina) Whittle, of Georgetown. Three grandchildren: Amanda (Delbert) Abbott and Lacy (Jill) Grant, both of Glensfork; and Taylor Whittle of Georgetown. Five great grandchildren: Madison Grant, Jonathan Grant, Garrett Grant, Mahaylie Abbott, and Aliziah Abbott Five brothers: Laverne (Shannon) Bennett; Lewis (Stella) Bennett;  and Paul (Sheila) Bennett, all of Russell Springs;  and Winston (Brenda) Bennett, of...

Carmel Anderson, age 69, of Russell Springs

Carmel Anderson,  age 69, of Russell Springs, passed away Thursday, August 27, at his residence. Funeral Services for Carmel Anderson will be at at Wilson Funeral Home in Russell Springs at 12:00 pm, Monday, August 31, 2015. Visitation will be after 4:00 pm on Saturday, and after 2:00 pm on Sunday, August 30, and after 11am on Monday prior to the service. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Wanda Norman Anderson of Russell Springs  and the following: Three daughters, Sandra May, of Russell Springs;    Dena Plescia, Aurora, IL;  and Sheila Anderson-Athern, of Darien, IL Eight grandchildren Nine great grandchildren Numerous nieces and nephews Four sisters, Eva Mounts, of Phyllis, KY; Avenelle Ramey, of Lick Creek, KY; Jean Adkins, of Russell Springs, KY; and Audrey Mae Anderson, of Russell Springs, KY. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Lonnie “Bo” Anderson....

Grand Jury Indictments Returned on Monday

The Russell County Grand Jury returned several indictments on Monday.   According to court records, the following persons were indicted: Tiffany Hadley….Manslaughter, second degree;  Assault, second degree;  two counts of Unlawful Transactions with a Minor. Larry D. Taylor…Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500. Aaron Scott Irvin…Sexual Abuse, first degree;   Assault, fourth degree;  and Persistent Felony Offender, first degree. Ronald Bunch…Possession of a Controlled Substance, first degree;  Public Intoxication. Travis D. Peterson and Melissa L. Peterson….Burglary, third degree;  Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500;  Criminal Mischief. Joseph Kean…Fraud or False Statement in Obtaining Benefits. Chad Short…Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, first degree;   DUI;  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia;  and Persistent Felony Offender, first degree. Joseph H. Stone…Assault, second degree. Troy S. Stephens and Charles L. Brown…Flagrant Non Support. Sherman Asher, Lonnie Travis Ross, and Dusty Wise….Burglary, second degree;  two counts of theft by Unlawful Taking over $500; Janet Antle…Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property over $10,000. Viewers are reminded that an indictment is not a finding of guilt, but means evidence has been presented to establish probable cause that an offense has been committed and further court action is...

Two Arrested on Meth Charges

An investigation by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s department, the Russell Springs Police department, and an officer with the Drug Enforcement Agency  resulted in the seizure of approximately 7 ounces of “crystal meth” and two arrests around 12:30 a.m. Sunday on west highway 80. Arrested were Adam Van Fleet, age 34, and Tabitha Morgan Van Fleet, age 28, both of East Fork Road in Dunnville.   Both are charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance, First Degree (Meth) and were lodged in the Russell County Detention Center. A passenger in the vehicle, 27 year old Heather M. Weddle, also of East Fork Road in Dunnville, was charged with Public Intoxication and Possession of Controlled Substance relating to prescription pills. Law enforcement officers involved in the investigation and arrests include Deputies Nick Bertram and Evan Burton, Detective Joey Hoover with the Russell County Sheriff’s office;  Russell Springs Police chief Joe Michael Irvin and officers Melissa Edwards and Nathan Bradshaw; and DEA Agent Greg...

Avis Bennett, age 81 of Russell Springs

Avis Bennett, age 81, of Russell Springs, died Saturday, August 22, 2015 at his home. Funeral service for Avis Bennett will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel in Russell Springs with Bro. Richie Curtis and Bro. Herl D. Robertson officiating. Visitation will be after 11:00 am Wednesday at the funeral home with burial in the Square Oak Cemetery. Special music will be rendered by Matt & Leah Franklin. Survivors include the following: Seven children: Sheldon (Mary) Bennett, Gina Evelyn Parker, Rhonda (Kenny) Popplewell, Adam (Chanessa) Bennett, Johnny (Tana) Bennett, and Billy (Andrea) Bennett, all of Russell Springs, and Norma (Larry) Lamica, Malone, New York. Eighteen grandchildren Nine great grandchildren. One brother: Ivis Bennett, Somerset, KY Bernard Funeral Home  of Russell Springs in charge of...

Bottom Named Fire Chief of Year

Congratulations to long time Russell Springs Fire Chief H. M. Bottom was who named Saturday as Kentucky Fire Chief of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs....
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