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Allen Purnell of Purnell’s ‘Old Folks’ Country Sausage Honored as Distinguished Rural Kentuckian

August 18, 2022

(Photo download here) For Immediate Release Media Contact Kevin Grout LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 17, 2022) – Kentucky’s electric cooperatives honored Allen Purnell as the 2022 Distinguished Rural Kentuckian. Purnell of “Old Folks” Country Sausage has been making “gooo-od” sausage in Simpsonville for more than half a century. The company has over 250 employees. The…


August 16, 2022

The Raspberry Rally™ Will Help Empower Kentucky Girl Entrepreneurs; Available Exclusively Online LEXINGTON, KY – August 16, 2022–– Today Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced that the new Raspberry Rally™ cookie will join its lineup for the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie season. The thin, crispy cookie…

Five Russell County students graduated The Center for Rural Development’s youth programs this summer

August 16, 2022

Five students from Russell County graduated The Center for Rural Development’s youth programs this summer.  Rogers Scholars Lincoln Helm, a student at Russell County High School, graduated the 25th annual Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. Helm is the son of Gene and Sherie Helm, of Jamestown.  Rogers Scholars, The Center’s flagship youth program, was established…

Disease affecting cattle detected in Kentucky

August 15, 2022

Lisa Tolliver (502) 782-0285 Asian Longhorned Tick a known carrier of the disease FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2022) – Two cases of a new, potentially dangerous, disease of cattle has been detected in Kentucky, according to Kentucky State Veterinarian Dr. Katie Flynn. Theileria orientalis Ikedia, which is a protozoon known to be carried by the…

Kentucky State Police Issued Golden Alert Laurel County

August 11, 2022

 London, Ky. (August 11, 2022) – Kentucky State Police Post 11 is actively investigating a missing persons investigation in Laurel County. The male has been missing since August 10, 2022. Doyle Woodward, 42 of London, KY. Mr. Woodward was last seen at a residence on Terrell’s Creek Road in London on Tuesday around 7: 00 PM.…

20,000 Kentucky Students Move to Nonpublic Schools

August 11, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  EdChoice Kentucky Report Finds More Families are Choosing Alternative Educational Option FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 10, 2022) – EdChoice Kentucky released a new report today showing a significant trend of parents choosing nonpublic school options for their children. Since 2017, attendance at nonpublic schools in Kentucky has grown by more than…

Kentucky State Police Investigates Fatal in Pulaski County

July 27, 2022

Trooper Scottie Pennington Nancy Ky. (July 26, 2022) –at approximately 2:12 PM, the Kentucky State Police, London Post responded to a three-vehicle collision that occurred on the Cumberland Parkway in Pulaski County. This accident resulted in one Fatality. The initial investigation indicates that a 2002 Buick Park Avenue operated by Michael A. Fillmore, 41 years…

Local Youth Attend Trooper Island Camp

July 21, 2022

Kids from the areas of Kentucky State Police Post 15, in Columbia and Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown, visited Trooper Island July 11-15. Approximately 80 campers engaged in positive and proactive activities while attending.- “Trooper Island Kid’s Camp was developed by the Kentucky State Police as part of a long range program of…

Take a Dive Into History-O’Bannon House

July 5, 2022

L     Marine Major General Ret. Jerry Humble is Anthony Carnes’ first cousin. He was born in Carnes’ grandparent’s n(Walter & Margie Carnes)  house in Russell Co. He spent some of his childhood here. (He attended high school here for a while). His father Sam Humble was a Methodist preacher and his mother Helen…

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…

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