Area News

Remembering Avery Smith, Part 2: In Vietnam

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 the…

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And the band played on

By Sarah Stapp RCMS Library Media Specialist The Russell County Laker Band traveled to Pulaski County High School on Saturday, October 25 to present their show, “Praeteritum: What is Past is Prologue.”      The band competed in the small division competition, and swept the captions, winning Best Overall Effect, Best Music Performance, and Best Visual Performance.…

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Remembering Avery Smith: Before the war

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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Russell County son now a ‘Street Outlaw’

By Amber Hobaugh Staff Writer “It’s just a type of adrenaline that you can’t explain,” Landon Helm said. “There’s all sorts of things out there that give people a natural high, speed is one of mine. From the G-force pressing down on you to actually driving the car, it’s just something I can’t explain.” From…

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Hope for the Homeless

By Morgan Holmes Contributor What does it mean to be homeless? Today there are different forms of being homeless without simply saying someone does not have a roof over their head. You could be a teen right out of school who is couch surfing and staying with friends at night, a person who has a…

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September is quota hunt application month

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Applications for public quota hunts on public lands for deer, waterfowl, and pheasants, and statewide for sandhill cranes, will be taken online through the end of September. This year, Kentucky will offer 38 quota deer hunts, pheasant hunts on three wildlife management areas (WMAs) and several waterfowl hunts on WMAs. The sandhill…

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Teacher resources available through Kentucky Fish and Wildlife

FRANKFORT, Ky.  – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources now offers new resources to assist teachers and continue the education of students in the fields of hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation, all in a virtual format. Through the department’s free distance-learning resources, parents and teachers can help students make more meaningful connections and…

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Russell County schools start online

By Drew Bergman Contributor Today students across Russell County schools will sign on and sign into their classrooms from homes and churches and parking lots across the county. Educators, staff, and administrators have been working throughout the summer to will this new paradigm into reality as nationally the United States continues to struggle to contain…

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Campbellsville University May and August graduation recognition, Aug. 28, CANCELED

By Ariel C. Emberton, staff writer/photographer, Office of University Communications CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, and pending weather remnants from Hurricane Laura, Campbellsville University has made the decision to cancel the Graduation Recognition Day scheduled for Aug. 28 in the Betty Dobbins Heilman Student Wellness Center. The university has…

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Beshear, Adams reach agreement on General Election procedures

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Andy Beshear and Secretary of State Michael Adams announced a bipartisan agreement to allow Kentuckians to exercise their right to vote in the November General Election while protecting their health during the ongoing global pandemic. On Friday, Secretary Adams sent Gov. Beshear a formal letter of recommendation, and the Governor issued…

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