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Wells Named 2022 DUO Broadband Scholar at LWC

June 23, 2022

By: Venus Popplewell LWC Director of Public Relations COLUMBIA, KY — A Russell County resident has been named a DUO Broadband Scholar at Lindsey Wilson College.   Caroline Wells of Russell Springs, Kentucky, has received the Lindsey Wilson DUO Broadband Scholarship. She will attend the liberal arts college in the fall.   The $3,000 tuition…

After 20 years in addiction, a father’s tough love helps son find recovery

June 17, 2022

Addiction is one of the most difficult things a family can face. It can strain even the closest relationships, like the bond between father and son. That was certainly the case for Chris Whitenack and his dad. Chris, who spent approximately 20 years in addiction before entering recovery, says his battle with substance use left…

Intermittent Ramp Closures Scheduled for Tomorrow on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Expressway in Pulaski County

June 7, 2022

SOMERSET, Ky. (June 7, 2022) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 Office advises motorists that intermittent ramp closures will occur at Exit 78 (Nancy) on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Expressway in Pulaski County, tomorrow, June 8. The ramp closures are necessary as crews perform paving operations. Work will be performed both east…

Gov. Beshear Stops State Gas Tax Hike, Providing Relief to Kentuckians at the Pump

June 2, 2022

Governor also submits letter to Kentucky’s Attorney General on possible additional steps  FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 2, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration filed an emergency regulation to freeze the state gas tax and to prevent a 2-cent increase per gallon that would have taken effect July 1. “Kentuckians cannot afford to pay more, and…

Kentucky State Police Post 15 to conduct safety traffic checkpoints

June 2, 2022

Columbia, KY (June 1, 2022)  Kentucky State Police Post 15 will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton, and Cumberland counties. These checkpoints will be conducted as part of Post 15’s highway safety efforts. Troopers will be checking for…

Test drive a fishing license at no cost-Free fishing days June 4-5 in Kentucky

May 31, 2022

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 31, 2022) — Try your hand at fishing in Kentucky at no charge during free fishing weekend, June 4-5. To help celebrate family fishing, several communities around the state are offering special free fishing events for kids on Saturday, June 4. With summer almost here, the first weekend of June is a…

Gov. Beshear Announces Free ACT Retake Day for Kentucky Public School Students

May 26, 2022

Frankfort, Ky. (May 26, 2022) – Gov. Andy Beshear today announced that incoming Kentucky high school seniors who have previously taken the ACT will be eligible to take the test a second time for free during a statewide ACT retake day in the Fall of 2022. The announcement follows national data showing students are more…

Paving Operations to Begin Next Week on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Expressway in Pulaski County

May 20, 2022

Reduced speed limit, one-lane work zone SOMERSET, Ky. (May 19, 2022) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 Office advises motorists that beginning Monday, May 23, crews will begin performing paving operations on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Expressway in Pulaski County. Work will be performed both east and west bound between the Fishing…

Rural Airbnb Hosts in Kentucky Earn over $27 million in 2021…Russell County in Top 10

May 19, 2022

By Lisa Cohen lisa@lisacohen.org The best illustration of how travel has transformed during the pandemic can be found in the many thousands of towns across the world that have welcomed their first Airbnb guests. Since March 2020, globally, more than 8,100 cities and towns have received their first-ever Airbnb bookings – including over 1,300 in…

Kentucky State Police Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting in Marshall County

May 17, 2022

BENTON, Ky. (May 16, 2022) – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Monday, May 16, 2022, at approximately 2:10 p.m. CST in Marshall County. KSP Post 1 Troopers and Detectives along with the KSP CIRT have responded to the scene, and the investigation into the incident remains ongoing. A subject was transported to the hospital and has since been pronounced…

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