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Glow Orange Kentucky Week

While many Kentuckians associate the color orange with rival college athletics programs, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Friday announced “Glow Orange, Kentucky” week, an initiative inspired by a nation campaign to increase work zone safety awareness. The KYTC invites organizations and citizens throughout the Commonwealth to pledge to illuminate buildings, ...

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The General Assembly’s 2017 Session Is Now In Its Veto Recess

This is the period of time in which lawmakers return to their home districts and give time for the Governor to consider casting vetoes. Lawmakers are scheduled to return to the Capitol on March 29th and 30th for the final days of the 2017 Legislative Session. Keith West reports from ...

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Elizabeth Coffey, Age 87, Formerly Of Jamestown

Elizabeth (Tootie) Coffey, age 87, of Westfield, Indiana formerly of Jamestown, passed away Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 in Indiana. Funeral services for Elizabeth Coffey will be held Saturday, March 18th at 2:00 p.m. at the H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel. Friends may call for visitation after 12:00 p.m. Saturday at the ...

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Today We Wrap Up Our News Story With Joe Sullivan Of The National Weather Service

We ask Sullivan what we should expect this spring and summer after the mild winter we had this year. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/JoeSullivan-NWS-3-17-17-1.mp3 Sullivan wanted to pass along to our listeners that if you’re on Lake Cumberland this summer and severe weather is in the forecast it’s always best to be prepared and ...

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Charter Schools

After hours of debate, the Kentucky Senate and House passed a revised bill to allow charter schools to operate in the state, beginning with the 2017-18 year. Representative John “Bam” Carney, R-Campbellsville (who represents Adair and Taylor County) is the sponsor of House Bill 520. Keith West files this report ...

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Jesse Burchett, Age 55, Of Jamestown

Jesse Burchett, age 55, of Jamestown, passed away Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at the Russell County Hospital. Funeral services for Jesse Burchett will be held Saturday, March 18th at 12:00 p.m. at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Rexroat Cemetery. Friends may call for visitation from 10:00 ...

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Nadine Wilson, Age 81, Formerly of Russell County

Nadine Wilson, age 81, of Westerville, Ohio formerly of Russell County, passed away Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at Heartland of Uptown Westerville. There will be a private graveside service at Blendon Central Cemetery. Hill Funeral Home in Westerville, Ohio is in charge of the arrangements. This obituary a courtesy of ...

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Home Electronic Monitioring

The Fiscal Court this week approved to allow electronic monitoring for those inmates that qualify at the Russell County Detention Center. Jailer Bobby Dunbar stopped by our studios Wednesday and discussed the program. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Dunbar-3-16-17-1.mp3 Dunbar says the monitoring will save the county money and would have a strict policy on ...

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Severe Weather Season

Joe Sullivan a Meteorologist with the National Weather Service has been in town a couple of days. Sullivan took part in the spotters class Tuesday night which was sponsored by Emergency Management in Russell County and Laker Country 104.9. Sullivan tells us this is the time of year to be ...

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