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Timothy Warren Dowell, Age 39, Russell Springs

Timothy Warren Dowell, age 39, of Russell Springs passed away Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at his residence. Graveside services for Timothy Dowell will be held Tuesday, March 7th at 10:00 a.m. at the Rexroat Cemetery. Friends may call for visitation after 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Rexroat Cemetery. The family ...

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Shots Fired At Cars

If you’re planning on traveling on Highway 80 headed toward Eastern Kentucky, State Police are advising drivers to be extra careful as shots have been fired at cars in Pulaski County. Kentucky State Police say they received several calls from drivers reporting suspicious activity. The calls came from drivers traveling ...

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This Years Free Soil Testing Has Wrapped Up For The Season

The free soil testing offered by the Russell County Extension Office and Russell County Soil Conservation Service has ended due to the depletion of funds. The program is offered every year in February for those wanting to have their soil tested for gardening in spring.

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Governor Matt Bevin Declared A Statewide Emergency In Response To The Severe Storms That Battered Kentucky Earlier In The Week

A powerful weather system with torrential rain, hail, flash flooding, straight line winds, and tornadoes tracked across the Commonwealth on Tuesday, February 28th and Wednesday, March 1st, resulting in injuries and significant property and infrastructure damage. The Governor’s executive order protects the Commonwealth’s option to submit a formal Federal Emergency ...

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Safety Checkpoints

Kentucky State Police, Post 15 will be conducting safety traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area which serves several counties in the region, including Russell County. Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not properly restrained in child safety seats and informing the public about the use ...

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Statewide Tornado Drill


The office of Emergency Management has recognized this week as Severe Weather Awareness Week, and will be conducting a state-wide Tornado Drill this morning. The drill was scheduled earlier this week but the day changed due to severe weather that was located in Kentucky on Tuesday. H.M. Bottom Emergency Management ...

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