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Guardian Of Life Awards

House Speaker Jeff Hoover and Senate President Robert Stivers were honored by the state’s largest religious organization for their leadership in getting laws passed to protect Kentucky’s children, including the unborn. Kentucky Baptist Convention Executive Director Paul Chitwood, leader of the state’s largest religious organization, presented the legislators “Guardian of ...

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James H. Jimmy Heathman II, Age 93, Of Jamestown

James H. (Jimmy) Heathman II, age 93, a resident of Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown passed away Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at Fair Oaks. He was a World Ware II Veteran of the United States Navy. Funeral services for James Heathman II will be held Friday, February 17th at ...

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Tuesday We Heard From Kristin Branscum Who Heads Tourism In Kentucky

Branscum told county leaders during the Fiscal Court meeting, the importance of tourism during her presentation. Today we hear from Janette Marsen who is the director of tourism here in Russell County. Last week Marsen stopped by our studios for an interview and discussed the recent boat shows she attended ...

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Citizens Foster Care Review Boards Is Seeking Volunteers

The boards are in need of volunteers to review cases of children placed in care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are places in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. The counties in need of volunteers include Russell, Taylor, and Wayne County. The Kentucky General Assembly ...

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Leola Collins Childress, Age 63, Windsor

Leola Collins Childress, age 63, of Windsor, passed away Monday, February 14th, 2017 at her residence. Funeral services for Leola Childress will be held Thursday, February 16th at 10:00 a.m. at the Wilson Funeral Home with burial in the Birdie Russell Cemetery. Friends may call for visitation from 5 until ...

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Laker Sports Report, Tuesday, February 14th

Lakers

Russell County Laker senior Lucas Bault signed his letter of intent to play college baseball at the University of Pikeville during a ceremony at Russell County High School on Monday afternoon. Bault, who plays catcher for the Mighty Lakers, chose Pikeville because he liked the area and developed a relationship ...

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