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Congressman Ed Whitfield Is Resigning

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1st district congressman Ed Whitfield (who represents Russell County) has announced he would be retiring from office next week. Republican U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield says he will resign from office next week, one year after announcing his retirement. Whitfield who notified Republican Governor Matt Bevin earlier this week. The resignation ...

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Special Meeting Of The Hospital Board

Chairperson, Kathy Hammond has called a Special Meeting of the Russell County Hospital Board of Directors, scheduled for Thursday, September 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the hospital conference room.

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Community Blood Drive

A community blood drive is underway this afternoon at the community room of South Kentucky RECC. Blood Drive Chairman Tony Kerry gives us the details. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/tony-blood.mp3

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Community Safe Rooms

County officals say there’s a lot of interest in the safe rooms being built across Russell County. H.M. Bottom, Emergency Management Director gives us the latest update on the construction of the rooms. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/HM-9-1-16-1.mp3 Bottom tells us they hope to finish the rooms as soon as possible because severe weather ...

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Wet/Dry Election Appeal In Adair County

According to Columbia Magazine, the legal counsel for the group appealing the wet/dry election in Adair County has filed for voluntary dismissal with the Court of Appeals- essentially withdrawing the appeal. The election making Adair County wet stands.

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Russell County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Russell County Kentucky Farm Bureau members takes place a week from this Friday night September 9th. Local President Victor Rexroat invites all members to come out. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Vic-8-30-16.mp3

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Movie Night in Jamestown

A special movie night will take place every Friday night in September. The first showing is this Friday night at Beck Park on the square in Jamestown. Mayor Nick Shearer invites everyone to come out. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Nick-8-31-16-1.mp3 There will be free popcorn and bottled water for everyone in attendance. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Nick-8-31-16-2.mp3 The ...

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Heartland Parkway Project Is Nearly Complete

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Folks that are traveling Highway 55 through Adair County will be excited to hear the construction work will be wrapping up soon. According to the transportation department out of Somerset… Crews are nearing completion of the Heartland Parkway (KY55) project in Adair County. The $6.99 million project includes 2+1 passing ...

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Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading program wrapped up recently and three local participants received great prizes for their participation. Fill Cowell with the Russell County Library told us who they were. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MsFill-8-30-16-1.mp3 While the summer program is over the fun continues for kids at the library with special events lined up throughout ...

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Injury Accident In Casey County

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State Police continue their investigation into a single vehicle accident over the weekend in Casey County, in which one person was flown out due to their injuries. Trooper Adam Likins is investigating a collision that occurred Sunday at approximately 3:45 CST 4 miles south of Liberty on KY 837. 67-year ...

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