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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....

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