Area News

Bassmaster returns to Lake Cumberland

College anglers come in from across the nation By Drew Bergman Editor The Carhartt Bassmaster College Series at Lake Cumberland presented by Bass Pro Shops launched on a foggy Friday morning from Halcomb’s Landing on Lake Cumberland. The event, hosted by the Russell County Chamber of Commerce and State Dock brought in 450 college anglers…

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Last run for the presses-Central Kentucky News Journal

The Courier Journal’s printing presses to fall silent after 153 years Chris Kenning Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK It was close to midnight May 14, 1988. The Courier Journal’s editor in charge had already put the paper to bed. Four floors below the newsroom, ribbons of newsprint were racing through two stories of thundering…

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From Storm Alert Center

        In the last few weeks, we have experienced a plethora of weather events, everything from ice storms, snow storms, February thunder and flooding. Now, entering the spring season, the threat of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes exists. Adair County seems to be a magnet for severe weather especially Cane Valley, Knifley and…

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Fire devastates hunting lodge in Creelsboro

            Sarah Turner is a hunting guide, mother of two, and proprietor of the largest female owned hunting outfitter in the United States. In 2019, Sarah established the Triple Crown Outfitters Hunting Lodge in Creelsboro, Kentucky, to not only welcome those who would come to Russell County in search of…

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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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