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Republican Party Caucus Announced For Saturday, March 5th

The Republican Party of Kentucky says Rand Paul’s decision to drop his Presidential bid, makes no difference to the planned caucus. –Mike Biagi, Executive Director of the R-P-K, says by holding the event on March 5th, Kentucky becomes more relevant in the process, then by waiting for the May primary. ...

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RS Christian Church and RCH Offer Coat Giveaway

The Russell Springs Christian Church, in partnership with Russell Co. Hospital, will be offering a winter coat and clothing give-a-way. The event will take place this Saturday February 6th. Doors will open at 9 AM. and will go until noon or inventory runs out. Families must present I.D. and items ...

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School District’s Wellness Policy Discussed at Board Meeting

The wellness policy for Russell County schools and students was another topic during Monday night’s school board meeting. Susan Melton, food service director for the district, spoke with the board about the wellness policy and outlined that the district is reimbursed 91% for the meals the schools serve    WJRS ...

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Tuesday Morning Wreck Injures One

A Russell Springs woman was taken to the hospital after a two vehicle accident this (Tuesday) morning. Victoria Thorpe, age 26, of Russell Springs was transported to the Russell County Hospital by EMS for observation due to her being pregnant. According to Jamie Rogers with the Russell Springs police department, ...

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Search Warrant Leads to Arrest

During the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 2, 2016, Sgt. Mark Cromwell of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department obtained a Search Warrant for the residence at 1645 North Hwy. 379, Jamestown. The Search Warrant was obtained after Sgt. Cromwell conducted an investigation into allegations of methamphetamine being “cooked” inside ...

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Laker Sports Report for Tuesday, February 2nd

Both the Lady Lakers and Laker boys were in action last night.  The Lady Lakers were at home against Casey County.  Coach Craig Pippen’s girls got the victory, defeating Casey 78 to 57.   Addison Loy led the Lady Lakers with 26 points, Kayleigh Coffey had 17 points and 13 ...

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H. M. Bottom Named County Alcohol Beverage Control Officer

Yesterday, per KRS 241.1101(1), Russell County Judge/Executive Gary D. Robertson appointed H.M. Bottom to serve as the Alcohol Beverage Control officer for Russell County.   Robertson said that Bottom has diligently served the people of Russell County for many years. His experience and knowledge make him well-suited for this position. ...

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James Faller II Sentenced to Prison

FORMER KENTUCKY PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR AND LEGAL CONSULTANT SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR TAX FRAUD Failed to File Tax Returns for Four Years and Lied to the IRS about His Financial Condition WASHINGTON – A former Russell Springs, Kentucky investigator and legal consultant, was sentenced to three years in prison and three ...

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School Board Meets

The Russell County School board voted last night to purchase a new, much needed lift for the bus garage.   Superintendent Michael Ford told school board members it could be several weeks before the lift could be installed. Also last night, the board approved a couple of offers of assistance to ...

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Laker Sports Report for Monday, Fenruary 1st

Both the Lady Lakers and Lakers will be in action tonight.   The Lady Lakers will be at home to host the Lady Rebels of Casey County.      JV game starts at 5, varsity game at 6:30 at Laker gym.   The Laker boys are on the road at ...

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