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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....

Mallie Wright, age 102, of Russell Springs...

Mallie Wright, age 102, of Russell Springs, died Tuesday, August 18th at the Russell County Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of French Valley United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Oda Sherman Wright and a son, Knox Wright. Survivors include: One daughter: Betty Overstreet, of Russell Springs; Grandson: Gary (Lisa) Overstreet, of Mt. Washington, Kentucky; Two great grandchildren: Zachary Overstreet, and Andrew Overstreet One great great grandchild: Makenzie Overstreet Funeral service for Mallie Wright will be 1:00 pm CT on Friday, August 21th at the French Valley United Methodist Church with Bro. Barry Bradshaw and Bro. Charles Edwards officiating. Visitation will be after 5:00 pm CT onThursday at Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs and again after 12noon on Friday at the church. Interment in the Russell Springs City Cemetery. Pallbearers: Zach Overstreet, Andrew Overstreet, Jon Brock; Jerry Stearns, Dexter Marcum, and Lonnie Marcum The family requests memorials to the French Valley United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. These can be made at the funeral...

Shawn Matthew Cook, age 39, of Jamestown

Shawn Matthew Cook, age 39, of Jamestown, died Monday, August 17th injuries sustained in a automobile accident on S. Hwy. 127 in Albany, Kentucky. He was a Deputy Sheriff for the Russell County Sheriff’s Department and a member of the Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include the following: Wife: Elisabeth Cook,  of Jamestown; Four children: Lucas Taylor Cook and Ann Renea Cook, both of Russell Springs, and Elisabeth Jade Cook and Bobby Joe Lynn, both of Jamestown;           Parents: Tom & Barbara Russell, Cedar Bluff, Alabama. The family requests memorials to the Shawn Cook Memorial Fund. These can be made at the funeral home or Bank of Jamestown. Funeral service for Shawn Matthew Cook will be 2:00 pm Thursday, August 20th at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel in  Russell Springs with Bro. Jim Kingry officiating.  Visitation will be after 10:00 am Thursday at the funeral home with burial in the Dunbar Cemetery. Members of the Fire Department and Sheriff’s Department will serve as...

Off duty Deputy Sheriff Killed in Clinton Wreck...

A Russell County deputy sheriff was killed Monday afternoon in a motor vehicle wreck in Clinton County.   State Police say Shawn Cook, of Jamestown, a deputy with the sheriff’s department, was off duty and traveling north on highway 127 near Albany when he reportedly attempted to pass another vehicle and collided head on with a dump truck carrying a load of gravel.   The 39 year old Cook had been an officer with the local sheriff’s department for several years and was also a volunteer firefighter.   Funeral arrangements will be announced...

Pansy Faye Malone, age 68, of Russell Springs...

Pansy Faye Malone, age 68, of Russell Springs, died Friday, August 14th at the Russell County Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday, August 17th at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel in Russell Springs with burial in the Cedar Springs Cemetery. Survivors include: Three children: Lisa (Jimmy) Bailey, Columbia, KY; Gale Meeks & (Sandy Mann), Jamestown, KY; Jeff (Chastity) Meeks, Russell Springs One granddaughter: McKenna Meeks One sister: Dixie (William) Davis, Russell Springs, KY One brother: Donovan (Lillian) Riggins, Cynthiana, KY...

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