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The Opioid Epidemic Continues to Take a Lethal Toll on Kentuckians

There were 1,404 fatal overdoses in Kentucky in 216 a 7.4% increase from the previous year. Heroin was involved in 456 deaths. Van Ingram with the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy says Fentanyl is driving up the overdose deaths. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Overdose-7-5-17.mp3 In the numbers released by the department… during the ...

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Friday the Russell County School Board held the Final Meeting for the Fiscal Year

The board did the yearly review of Superintendent Michael Ford (which is required by the state) Ford received an exemplary score in each category. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Ford-7-3-17-1.mp3 Several other items were on the agenda for the board Friday, including doing away with corporal punishment for the school system. Ford spoke with WJRS ...

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The Russell County School Board Met this Afternoon

Several items were approved that needed to be taken care of before the fiscal year ended for the school system. Superintendent Michael Ford discussed a few of those items with WJRS News following the meeting. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Ford-7-1-17-1.mp3 The board also went into an executive session to evaluate Ford (which is required ...

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Lakefest Beauty Pageants Continued

Yesterday, we began our interview with Michelle Pettey, who is in charge of this years pageants at the Lakefest Celebration in Jamestown. Today Pettey gives us details on the baby show which will be held Saturday morning starting at 9. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Pettey-6-30-17-1.mp3 If your kid is participating in the baby-show or ...

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