Board recognizes STEM students, proceeds with survey

By Drew Bergman Editor   The Russell County School Board met with its largest audience in months as they recognized six students each from Russell Springs Elementary, Salem Elementary, and Jamestown Elementary or their work in the STEM Challenge contest organized by Marcy Ryan who teaches science at RSES and JES, and art and music…

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What means more than first place

By Drew Bergman Editor When Elly Richardson was nine months old she was diagnosed with right side hemiplegic cerebral palsy. “It was from a uterine stroke,” Courtney Richardson, Elly’s mother, said.      Elly’s condition hadn’t been detected earlier because babies simply do not yet have the motor skills on either side to reveal that type of…

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God’s Food Pantry to purchase property from City

By Amber Hobaugh Contributor   The Russell Springs City Council met via Zoom last Thursday night due to the number of COVID cases in the county as well as the looming inclement weather in the area that evening. Mayor Eddie Thomas informed council members that God’s Food Pantry has reached out to the council about…

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Three storms in a week

  By Drew Bergman Editor On Thursday and Friday of last week, rain, sleet, and ice fell across southcentral Kentucky prompting schools that had been in session to go online. By Saturday many roads were back to normal, but it was a short break. On the evening of Valentine’s Day this Sunday a wintry mix…

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A wish come true

By Amber Hobaugh Contributor    Back in December we reported that Whitney Carter from Lake Cumberland Doodle Farm and Mary Helm from 4Paws Training Academy had teamed up with Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana to donate and train a puppy for a special child. On Friday, that wish came true for little miss Logan Jewell…

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2019 RCHS Volleyball Awards

As promised in the pages of this week’s edition of the Current, more photos from the Russell County High School volleyball awards ceremony featuring assistant coach Macey Johnson and head coach Faith Womack.

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High school basketball returns

By Drew Bergman Editor Four people per Laker and three per Cardinal were on hand last Tuesday night as Russell County opened the season hosting Taylor. Among those on hand was State Senator Max Wise who has a son on Taylor County’s team. “I think it’s just great for the parents, players, coaches, and community…

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Revvin-N-Ravvin 23

By Drew Bergman Editor Another Level Car Club celebrated their 23rd Annual Revvin-N-Ravvin Car Show and Memorabilia Swap this past Saturday, November 7. More than 100 vehicles from across Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and elsewhere gathered to share their love of vehicles. From racers to show cars, high-end custom jobs to classic restorations, the Revvin-N-Ravvin Car…

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Remembering Avery Smith, Part 4: A distinguished legacy

By Drew Bergman Editor On June 8, 1966 Private First Class Avery G. Smith of Russell County was killed in action defending a column of over 150 United States soldiers from a Viet Cong ambush along Highway 13 at Ap Tau O. That road would come to be known as “Thunder Road” for all of…

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