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Well Known Russell Countian Arles Hales Dies

A well known Russell Countian has died after a long illness.   Arles Hale, age 89, of Russell Springs, died Wednesday at Fairoaks Nursing Home. Hale served Russell and surrounding counties as a Kentucky State Trooper for 35 years.   After retiring from the state police, Hale was elected to ...

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Smoking Cessation and Diabetes Classes Begin at RC Health Department

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The Russell County Health Department will sponsor and begin two classes this week aimed at helping local residents have better health.   A smoking cessation class, using the Cooper Clayton method, will began Tuesday evening.   The widely known and used classes help persons quit smoking and has been very ...

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Grand Jury Indictments Returned on Monday

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The Russell County Grand Jury returned several indictments on Monday.   According to court records, the following persons were indicted: Tiffany Hadley….Manslaughter, second degree;  Assault, second degree;  two counts of Unlawful Transactions with a Minor. Larry D. Taylor…Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500. Aaron Scott Irvin…Sexual Abuse, first degree;   ...

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Two Arrested on Meth Charges

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An investigation by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s department, the Russell Springs Police department, and an officer with the Drug Enforcement Agency  resulted in the seizure of approximately 7 ounces of “crystal meth” and two arrests around 12:30 a.m. Sunday on west highway 80. Arrested were Adam Van Fleet, ...

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Bottom Named Fire Chief of Year

Congratulations to long time Russell Springs Fire Chief H. M. Bottom was who named Saturday as Kentucky Fire Chief of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs.  

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Off duty Deputy Sheriff Killed in Clinton Wreck

A Russell County deputy sheriff was killed Monday afternoon in a motor vehicle wreck in Clinton County.   State Police say Shawn Cook, of Jamestown, a deputy with the sheriff’s department, was off duty and traveling north on highway 127 near Albany when he reportedly attempted to pass another vehicle and ...

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School Board Honors Retirees, Discuss Survey Results

The Russell County board of education recognized several teachers who retired from the school system this past school year. Retiring staff were treated to a special dinner before last nights meeting and presented with a plaque. Superintendent Michael Ford praised the retiring employees for their hard work and dedication to ...

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Alvin Hitch, age 76, of Russell Springs

Alvin Hitch, age 76, of Russell Springs, died Friday at the Russell County Hospital Hospice Unit. Funeral service for Alvin Hitch will be 10amCT, Monday, July 13, 2015 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Larry Johnson officiating. Visitation will be 4pm-8pmCT, ...

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