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Puppy hired as Chief Comfort Officer at Addiction Recovery Care

March 22, 2023

A new face is joining Addiction Recovery Care (ARC), bringing a little fur as well. The puppy, appropriately named ARChie will visit ARC’s facilities providing comfort to those battling addiction and past traumas.   Two women near the St. Louis area, donated the dog to ARC. Betty Jean Clark and Christine Brandt formed Mystic Kashmir…

Weichert, Realtors® – Ford Brothers Recognized as the Top Weichert® Franchised Company and Office in a Small Market

March 21, 2023

Somerset, Ky. – Weichert, Realtors® – Ford Brothers, one of the area’s premier real estate brokerages with six offices in Kentucky, was recognized for its outstanding performance in 2022 with a pair of prestigious awards from national franchisor Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. The brokerage received Pinnacle Awards as the top-producing Weichert® franchised company in…

Job Opportunities courtesy of Russell County Chamber of Commerce

March 20, 2023

Gaddie Shamrock is now hiring select positions at all locations for surface mining and asphalt work, with multiple positions available. Help them GROW their business, as they help you GROW your career and knowledge. Apply in person at 1355 Burkesville Road, Albany, KY. Weichert Realtors-Ford Brothers is hiring a full-time administrative assistant for the Russell…

Asleep At the Wheel: Drivers Unaware of How Drowsy They Really Are 

March 16, 2023

New AAA Research Shows Drowsy Drivers Often Fail to Take Breaks Something that most drivers experience but may not realize until it’s too late – feeling drowsy – plays an undetermined role in traffic crashes, injuries, and deaths. Although underreported in government statistics, previous research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has estimated that…

New report shows popularity of trade programs, computer science, healthcare on the rise among college students in Kentucky

March 14, 2023

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) — The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) today released the Degrees by Program report, which tracks five-year trends in undergraduate credential production by academic program. The report showed that undergraduate credentials in the trades, computer science, and healthcare are growing in the state. “This report shows that there is interest among Kentucky students…

KLC Recognizes Representative Josh Branscum with a 2022 ‘Friend of Kentucky Cities’ Award

March 9, 2023

  FRANKFORT, KY – Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) Executive Director|CEO James D. Chaney and Director of Public Affairs Bryanna L. Carroll presented Representative Josh Branscum (R-Russell Springs) with a 2022 “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award. The KLC Board of Directors named Representative Branscum a 2022 award winner for sponsoring House Bill 399 during the…

Russell County Public Library announces Ruff and Ready Readers

March 3, 2023

Ruff and Ready Readers invites children to read to trained therapy dogs once a month on Saturday mornings at the Russell County Public Library. Reading practice is critical for children who are beginning readers, especially for children who feel nervous and afraid of making mistakes when reading out loud. Ruff and Ready Readers alleviates this…

Meeks-first runner up in CU Valentine Pageant

March 1, 2023

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY (03/01/2023) Ashley Elder, a sophomore from Danville, Ky., majoring in pre-athletic training, was crowned Campbellsville University’s Valentine Pageant Queen during the annual Valentine’s Pageant Feb. 8 in Ransdell Chapel. Elder also won Miss Congeniality and Best Poise and Appearance. Elder represented the Department of Human Performance. She performed an American Sign Language interpretive…

Kentucky State Police Post 15 to Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoints

March 1, 2023

Contact: Trooper Jonathan Houk 270.384.4796 270.418.7057 COLUMBIA, Ky. (March 1, 2023)  Kentucky State Police Post 15 will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Green, Taylor, Marion, Washington, Russell, Casey, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton, and Cumberland counties.  These checkpoints will be conducted as part of Post 15’s highway safety…

All’s well 
with Nell!
UK superfan gets coveted
correspondence from Coach Cal

February 28, 2023

Staff Report University of Kentucky Wildcat Coach John Calipari came through with a big win, but it wasn’t on the basketball court… The Community Chronicles special in last week’s Times Journal included a feature story on UK “superfan” Nell Ward, of Russell Springs. Nell, who turned 99 last month, has spent decades cheering on the…

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