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Bus Driver Training Class Starting Soon

The next school bus driver training class will be starting soon.  If you know anyone that might be interested in driving a bus for Russell County Schools, please encourage them to consider applying.  The link to apply is:  https://russell.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx Information regarding school bus driver qualifications can be found here:  https://education.ky.gov/districts/trans/Pages/CDL-Program.aspx If a potential applicant has any questions,…

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K-9 officers join Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement

K-9s to support conservation officers across Kentucky FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 3, 2023) – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently welcomed new additions to its Law Enforcement Division to assist conservation officers across the commonwealth. Three sibling Labrador Retrievers – sisters Cosmo and River and their brother Gambit – have joined the division as…

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Russell County Public Library Launches Comfort Cabinets

Kristina Burton The Russell County Public Library is excited to debut Comfort Cabinets. Located in both public restrooms,RCPL’s Comfort Cabinets are stocked with basic hygiene items, available for free to anyone who needsthem.Items featured in the Comfort Cabinets include body wash, combs, deodorant, tissues, feminine hygieneproducts, dental supplies, hair ties, nail files, lip balm, lotion,…

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Representative Josh Branscum Named Vice Chair of Economic Development and Workforce Investment Committee

Frankfort, Kentucky (December 16, 2022) – Representative Josh Branscum of Russell Springs is the new Vice Chair of the Kentucky House’s Economic Development and Workforce Investment Committee, House Speaker David Osborne announced this week. “I look forward to continuing my service in Frankfort and working towards bettering the commonwealth’s families through my role as Vice…

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Kentucky State Police Investigate Cumberland County Murder

BURKESVILLE, Ky. (December 14, 2022) – On September 26, 2022, at approximately 1:03 P.M. CST, Kentucky State Police (KSP), Post 15, received a call from Cumberland County 911. They requested investigative assistance regarding finding a deceased male inside a residence on Glasgow Road in Burkesville, Ky. KSP Troopers and Detectives responded to the scene and…

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There’s still time to send Christmas Joy Overseas from Russell Springs!

Russell Springs​​​​​​​​ Volunteers Send Christmas Joy to Children Overseas Russell Springs​​​​​​​​​, ​​​​KY​​​, ​Dec. 14, 2022 — Russell Springs​​​​​​​​​-area volunteers are celebrating the collection of gift-filled shoeboxes that will send a message to children around the world: God loves you, and you’re not forgotten! Thousands of volunteers contributed to Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse by…

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Somerset Community College holds Commencement ceremony to celebrate Fall graduates

  Somerset, KY – Somerset Community College (SCC) celebrated its December graduates on Friday, December 9, 2022, at the Corbin Arena. According to SCC Registrar Jami Evans, students received 1,023 credentials: 246 two-year degrees, 93 diplomas, and 684 certificates. A total of 464 students completed the requirements necessary to graduate. 119 students walked in Friday…

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Victor Rexroat Re-Elected to Kentucky Farm Bureau Board at Annual Meeting

Elections Held During Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 103rd Annual Meeting Louisville, KY (December 5, 2022) – Pulaski County farmer Mark Haney was re-elected Kentucky Farm Bureau President on the concluding day of the organization’s 103rd annual meeting. Also re-elected were Webster County’s Eddie Melton as First Vice President and Sharon Furches of Calloway County as Second Vice…

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