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Russell County School District Exceeds National Average

The latest academic test results have been released and overall, the Russell County School District exceeds “national expectations” in the “No Child Left Behind” federal guidelines.  According to the assessment results the Russell County School District showed slight improvements from the 2009 school year in both “reading” and “math”….exceeding national ...

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Scores and More From Thursday, September 23rd

The Russell County Lady Lakers played host to the Clinton County Lady Dawgs in girls volleyball Thursday evening.    In the freshmen contests….Clinton County won the first match 15-12 but the Lady Lakers came back with two consecutive wins….15-7 and 15-11.  The Lady Laker junior varsity squad won two in a row by scores ...

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RCMS Lakers Defeat Indians For Homecoming Victory

The Russell County Middle School Football team hosted Adair County Middle School Tuesday evening in an exciting Homecoming game. The Indians would strike first on a 60 yard touchdown run by Jason Miller. The 2 pt. conversion would fail and Adair led 6-0. The Lakers would answer on their first ...

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Grand Jury Indicts 17; More Than Half Charged With Manufacturing Methamphetamine

More than half of the seventeen individuals charged Wednesday during the regular session of the Russell County Grand Jury are accused of “manufacturing methamphetamine”.  According to Circuit Court records, “true bills” were returned and “indictments” were filed against the following persons: Patrick Callinan, age 24 — Burglary 2nd Degree, Theft ...

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Irene Stephens Youngblood, 82, of Russell Springs

Irene Stephens Youngblood, age 82, of East Hwy. 619, Russell Springs died Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at her residence.  She is survived by: One Daughter Rhonda King of Pensacola, FL Two Sisters Gladys Simpson and Sharon Coffey, both of Russell Springs Seven Brothers Elbert Stephens, Collis Stephens, Hollis Stephens and ...

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Dollie Wooten, 70, of Jamestown

Dollie Wooten, age 70, of Old Clear Springs Road, Jamestown, died Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at the Taylor County Hospital.  She is survived by: Four Sons Asa Wooten and Bobby Wooten, both of Jamestown Randall Wooten and Kenneth Wooten, both of Russell Springs Two Daughters Juanita Lee of Campbellsville Rosetta ...

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Veteran EMS Employee Named Director

The Russell County Ambulance Service has a new director.  Longtime employee Terry Hancock has been chosen by the EMS Board to head the day-to-day operations of the local ambulance service following an open application process which ended last night when three persons, including Hancock, were interviewed by the Board.  Hancock ...

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Compromise In The Works For 911 Dispatch Funding

After more than three months of very little, if any, noticeable progress in determining the future of the Russell County 911 Dispatch, there appears to be some compromise in the works among local officials.  Tuesday afternoon, several city and county officials met with EMS Board Chairman James Gray and a few ...

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Pickett Awarded Three Year Contract; Wilkerson Recognized As One Of State’s Top Teachers

Kenny Pickett will serve as Superintendent of Russell County Schools for the next three years after being chosen with unanimous support of the School Board.  Pickett served for about a year as “assistant superintendent” and was then named “interim superintendent” following the retirement announcement of long-time superintendent Scott Pierce in ...

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Excellence In Entrepreneurship Awards at The Center

Hannah Lake, a sophomore at Somerset High School and a member of the first-place winning team of The Center for Rural Development’s summer 2010 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) Business Concept Competition was recognized at the 2010 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program on Sept. 13 at The Center in Somerset ...

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