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Driver’s License Renewal Notices

In an effort to save money, the state transportation cabinet say’s it will no longer issue notices to individuals to renew their driver licenses. Kentucky has 3.6 million drivers and the send 900 thousand notices for renewal every year, at a cost of $250,000. The state says the money saved ...

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Mighty Laker Marching Band

The Russell County Mighty Laker Marching Band competed over the weekend in the Bands of America Regional and went on to be the one of the top 10 bands in the regional. Russell County made it to the finals of the region and received 6th place overall, with 20 bands ...

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Local Unemployment Rates

Russell County is showing the greatest improvement in the Lake Cumberland area, in the latest numbers released concerning unemployment in Kentucky. The rates improved in all 7 area counties, with Russell County showing the biggest improvement, from double digit unemployment last year to just 7.7 percent this year. Adair County’s ...

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Renewing Vehicle Registration

If you struggle to find time to renew your vehicle registration at the County Clerks Office of if you just prefer to do it online that option is available. Ruth Hill with County Clerk Sue Popplewell Brockmans office tells listeners the steps for renewal online. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Ruth-9-23-16-1.mp3 Once you get to ...

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Three Columbia Residents Have Been Promoted By The Kentucky State Police

Lt. Bradley  S. Stotts, Sgt. James W. Richard, and Sgt. Derek A. Cundiff received their promotional certificates from KSP Commissioner Rick Sander and John Gate, deputy secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, on September 16, 2016. An 11-year KSP veteran, Stotts is commander of the KSP Intelligence Branch ...

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New Technology Center

The Russell County School district has made it to the second round of the workforce and development bond to fund a new technology center for the area. Superintendent Michael Ford discussed this recently at the Russell County Board of Education meeting, http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Ford-9-22-16-1.mp3 Ford gives us further details on what the ...

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Stolen 18-Wheeler In Casey County

Casey County Sheriff’s Deputies are on the lookout after an 18-wheeler was reported stolen in the middle of the night. Phyllis Campbell the owner of Campbell Trucking, told officials that someone broke into their blue Kenworth on Sunday and took off with it. The driver of the truck arrived at ...

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Hit And Run Accident In Pulaski County In June

Investigators are still looking for the driver of a small, blue hatchback that they say hit and killed a 10-year-old Pulaski County boy. Stanley Turner was killed in a hit-and-run on June 20th on Rock Lick Creek Road.. Deputies say that whoever hit the boy kept driving. They have started a ...

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Flu Shots

With the flu already being reported in parts of Kentucky, now is the time to get the flu shot.  The Russell County Health Department is currently giving flu shots to the public ages 6 months and over. They bill Medicaid, Medicare and most major insurance carriers. The price for the ...

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Dianna Popplewell, 50 Russell Springs,

Dianna Popplewell, age 50 of Russell Springs, passed away Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at the Russell County Hospital. Funeral services for Dianna Popplewell will be held Friday, September 23rd at 12:00 noon at the Bernard Ridge Church of God, in Russell Springs with burial in the Lucinda Cemetery in Russell ...

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