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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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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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On Veterans Day

Editorial by Drew Bergman This week, I tried to condense certain key events of 55 years into the same length as I spent on an afternoon seven days ago while wrapping up an 8,000-word story in a medium that likes things turned in at 350 words. Today, not the day I’m writing this, but the…

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Remembering Avery Smith, Part 3: June 8, 1966

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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A different look for Homecoming

By Juliah Bault RCHS Current Events On Friday, October 23rd the Russell County Mighty Laker Football team hosted Allen County-Scottsville for the District 2 regular season championship. It was not only the last home game of the regular season but was also designated our “Homecoming” for 2020.     During halftime of every other Homecoming game, the…

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Lakers compete at Bassmaster High School National Championship

By Morgan Holmes Staff Writer The Russell County Bass Fishing Team participated in the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School National Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors last week.      The weather didn’t cooperate much and the teams all faced a struggle with the lake being lower than usual for this time of year pushing…

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RCHS volleyball wins opening round of region

By Drew Bergman Editor On Monday night the Russell County Lady Lakers volleyball team won their opening round Region 4 matchup against District 15 Champion Allen County-Scottsville 25-20, 25-15, 25-16.      The win comes off the Lady Lakers’ own district championship tournament where they defeated Metcalfe County 25-18, 25-18, 27-25, before falling to Clinton County in…

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No. 7 Mighty Lakers claim regular season district title

Story by Drew Bergman Photo by Jessica Gossage With 6:35 left in the third quarter the Russell County Mighty Lakers were down 12-7 against the Patriots of Allen County-Scottsville.      The Lakers had opened the scoring with a 41-yard run by Dylan Bland on the third play of a drive that had started at midfield. Each…

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