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By Ben Kleppinger and ben@theinteriorjournal.com | September 19, 2012
JAMESTOWN - An assistant commonwealth's attorney for Lincoln, Pulaski and Rockcastle counties was arrested earlier this month for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol. According to a Kentucky State Park Ranger arrest citation, Jeremy A. Bartley, 35, of Somerset, was stopped at a road block south of Jamestown shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 9. Bartley had "an odor of an alcoholic beverage" and failed field sobriety tests, according to the citation. A breathalyzer test clocked Bartley's blood-alcohol level at .124.
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Journal staff report and sports@jessaminejournal.com | February 6, 2013
West Jessamine placed second and East Jessamine placed third in a three-team swim meet at Russell County High School on Friday. Russell County won the meet. West Jessamine took three first places, with junior Wyatt Lamb winning the 200-year individual medley, sophomore Austin Pasch winning the 500-yard freestyle, and the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Pasch, Lamb, Trevor Haynes and Andrew Comley taking first.
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November 5, 2011
J.T. Long and Isaiah Burrus hooked up for two touchdown passes and Mercer County survived a fourth-quarter rally to defeat Russell County 19-14 in a Class AAAAA first-round playoff game Friday at Russell Springs. Burrus caught a 20-yard pass from Long in the second quarter to give Mercer (5-6) a 13-0 lead, and the two connected on a 22-yard pass early in the third quarter that extended the Titans' lead to 19-0. Russell (9-2) didn't get on the scoreboard until the fourth quarter, when Burton Mann threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Blake Ellis.
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Nancy Leedy | December 2, 2011
Jacob Conway, Carl-Lewis Cummins and Timmy Taylor combined for five straight 3-pointers for Lincoln in the final minute and a half of regulation to erase a 12-point deficit and force overtime but the Patriots came up short in their rally as visiting Russell County escaped with the 72-65 overtime win. Junior guard Tyler Robertson led Russell County in the victory with a game-high 28 points and freshman center Nick Coffey finished with 16 points and...
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By Nancy Leedy and nancy@theinteriorjournal.com | April 17, 2013
The Lincoln County softball team suffered its fourth heartbreaking one-run loss  of the season Monday, the Lady Patriots tasting the agony of defeat in cruel fashion on their home diamond. For six tight, tense innings, Lincoln denied visiting Russell County. Gabby Gabriel had given up six hits to the Lady Lakers and walked four batters over the six innings but not a single run was allowed. But then the top of the seventh inning arrived. That's when Russell County made a breakthrough, starting with a leadoff double by Cheyenne Simpson.
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HAL MORRIS | October 25, 2006
Boyle at Russell County The middle of the season was rough for Boyle County, but the Rebels can end the regular season on a high note by beating Russell County on Friday. A win would give the Rebels their fourth straight victory and put them at 5-5. They already have the number two position in the district locked up as well as a home playoff game. So now Boyle just has to go out and take care of the Lakers, which it should do. Russell is averaging just eight points a game during a five-game losing streak, and has been giving up big plays, which Boyle has been good at capitalizing on. If Boyle does not turn the ball over, it could be the kind of lopsided win the Rebels need going into the playoffs.
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BRENDA S. EDWARDS | July 25, 2005
LIBERTY - Warrants have been taken in Casey County for two men who attempted to escape Saturday from the Russell County Jail, police said. Jacob Lee Luttrell, 18, of Russell County, and Patrick Callinan, 19, of Lexington, are accused of taking a 1997 Ford diesel truck July 18 from the Don R. Smith property on Snake Ridge Road, Liberty, said Casey County Sheriff Jerry Coffman. The truck was recovered later in the day near Lake Cumberland in Russell County. Coffman said he will serve the warrants for theft by unlawful taking more than $300 on the two men, who are in the Adair County Regional Jail in Columbia.
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By Harry Enoch | May 31, 2013
Harry Enoch, Sun columnist and local historian, has prepared a series of articles from his upcoming book about one of the area's most important pioneers, Capt. Billy Bush. Southwest Virginia Castlewood on Clinch, 1771 After Billy Bush left home, he made his way to the southwest corner of Virginia, where he resided on Clinch River in the area known as Castlewood (now in Russell County). This settlement, originally called Castle's Woods, was named for Jacob Castle, an early hunter and trapper in the Clinch Valley.
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By Nancy Leedy and nancy@theinteriorjournal.com | August 28, 2013
The Lincoln County Lady Patriot golf team did not meet with much luck on the links this past week. Lincoln struggled on the road against the Russell County girls golf team on Thursday, then was handed a loss by visiting Pulaski County Tuesday. The Lady Maroons of Pulaski posted a 13-stroke win over Lincoln at Dix River Golf Course, led by Lexie Parks' 44. Kelli Blount and Shelby Wesley each followed with a 45 and Kaylee Wilson had a 46 for a team score of 180. The Lady Patriots were led by Gentry Lewis and Kaycie Bandura who both carded a 45 for the day. Maggie Taylor shot a 48 and Jacque Upchurch rounded out the team scoring with a 55 to give Lincoln a 193. Mariah Bourne was also on course for Lincoln Tuesday, finishing with a 67. Lewis and Bandura also led Lincoln in a 160-194 loss at Lakewood Golf Course in Russell Springs, with both shooting a 46 against host Russell County.  Russell County's Brianne Coe led all golfers with the day's low round of 37. Taylor added a 47 to Lincoln's team total and Bourne had a 55. Upchurch finished play with a 61. The Lady Patriots made two trips to Lakewood Golf Course this past week, returning on Saturday to participate in the KIT Tournament.
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January 30, 2007
Tuesday, Jan. 30 High School Boys Basketball South Laurel at Casey County, 7:30 p.m. (WKDO-FM 98.7) Burgin at Garrard County, 7:30 p.m. (WRNZ-FM 105.1) McCreary Central at Lincoln County, 7:30 p.m. Mercer County at Marion County, 7:30 p.m. Danville at Russell County, 8:30 p.m.
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September 7, 2013
Russell County outgained Casey County by almost 400 yards Friday night in a 40-6 romp over the Rebels at Liberty. Russell (3-0) rolled up 516 yards and held Casey (0-3) to 126 yards in the first meeting between the rivals since 2008. The Lakers led 14-0 by the end of the first quarter and were never threatened. They scored two touchdowns each in the second and third quarter before the Rebels got on the board in the fourth. Wyatt Bishop's 86-yard touchdown run in the third quarter accounted for most of Casey's 130 rushing yards.
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By Nancy Leedy and nancy@theinteriorjournal.com | August 28, 2013
The Lincoln County Lady Patriot golf team did not meet with much luck on the links this past week. Lincoln struggled on the road against the Russell County girls golf team on Thursday, then was handed a loss by visiting Pulaski County Tuesday. The Lady Maroons of Pulaski posted a 13-stroke win over Lincoln at Dix River Golf Course, led by Lexie Parks' 44. Kelli Blount and Shelby Wesley each followed with a 45 and Kaylee Wilson had a 46 for a team score of 180. The Lady Patriots were led by Gentry Lewis and Kaycie Bandura who both carded a 45 for the day. Maggie Taylor shot a 48 and Jacque Upchurch rounded out the team scoring with a 55 to give Lincoln a 193. Mariah Bourne was also on course for Lincoln Tuesday, finishing with a 67. Lewis and Bandura also led Lincoln in a 160-194 loss at Lakewood Golf Course in Russell Springs, with both shooting a 46 against host Russell County.  Russell County's Brianne Coe led all golfers with the day's low round of 37. Taylor added a 47 to Lincoln's team total and Bourne had a 55. Upchurch finished play with a 61. The Lady Patriots made two trips to Lakewood Golf Course this past week, returning on Saturday to participate in the KIT Tournament.
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By ALYSSA WATSON and alyssa.s.watson@gmail.com | August 25, 2013
Members of a local local square dancing club, the Constitution Squares, have a blast meeting new people and kicking up their heels, and they're looking for more members to join their ranks. For many, the thought of square dancing may bring to mind awkward gym class memories or visions of women in large crinoline skirts and stiff hairdos, but that is not what the square dance clubs of today are about. This is square dancing for a new generation. People dress for comfort and have fun while enjoying a healthy activity.  Square dancing exercises both body and mind.
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August 23, 2013
Andrew McKinney of Danville shot a 1-under-par 35 Thursday to best all other golfers by five strokes in a match with Casey County at Danville Country Club. Spencer McKinney of Danville and Casey's Justin Russell each shot a 40. Girls Russell County 160, Lincoln County 194 - At Russell Springs, Gentry Lewis and Kaycie Bandura each shot 46 for Lincoln in a loss to Russell at Lakewood. Thursday's Area Golf Results BOYS At Danville C.C. CASEY COUNTY (183)
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By Harry Enoch | May 31, 2013
Harry Enoch, Sun columnist and local historian, has prepared a series of articles from his upcoming book about one of the area's most important pioneers, Capt. Billy Bush. Southwest Virginia Castlewood on Clinch, 1771 After Billy Bush left home, he made his way to the southwest corner of Virginia, where he resided on Clinch River in the area known as Castlewood (now in Russell County). This settlement, originally called Castle's Woods, was named for Jacob Castle, an early hunter and trapper in the Clinch Valley.
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By Nancy Leedy and nancy@theinteriorjournal.com | April 17, 2013
The Lincoln County softball team suffered its fourth heartbreaking one-run loss  of the season Monday, the Lady Patriots tasting the agony of defeat in cruel fashion on their home diamond. For six tight, tense innings, Lincoln denied visiting Russell County. Gabby Gabriel had given up six hits to the Lady Lakers and walked four batters over the six innings but not a single run was allowed. But then the top of the seventh inning arrived. That's when Russell County made a breakthrough, starting with a leadoff double by Cheyenne Simpson.
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Journal staff report and sports@jessaminejournal.com | February 6, 2013
West Jessamine placed second and East Jessamine placed third in a three-team swim meet at Russell County High School on Friday. Russell County won the meet. West Jessamine took three first places, with junior Wyatt Lamb winning the 200-year individual medley, sophomore Austin Pasch winning the 500-yard freestyle, and the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Pasch, Lamb, Trevor Haynes and Andrew Comley taking first.
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By Nancy Leedy and nancy@theinteriorjournal.com | November 28, 2012
RUSSELL SPRINGS - Jacob Conway poured in 23 points to lead a quartet of double-digit scoring players in Lincoln's season-opener Tuesday night, but it wouldn't be enough to carry the Patriots to victory. The host Lakers answered with their own trio of double-digit scorers, including senior guard Tyler Robertson who burned the nets for 29 points to lead Russell County in a 72-65 comeback win over Lincoln. Lincoln coach Jeff Jackson said his squad gave up too many easy scoring opportunities in a 44 percent shooting effort (23-for-52)
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By Nancy Leedy and nancy@theinteriorjournal.com | November 20, 2012
The Lincoln County boys basketball team will tip off the 2012-13 season Nov. 27 night with a relatively young and inexperienced team taking the hardwood. The Patriots return 11 players from last year's 19-14 squad, but only three have significant varsity experience and only two of the three are returning starters. “We're going to get better as the year goes on, but we've got a lot of work to do,” Lincoln coach Jeff Jackson said. “Last night (scrimmage at Oldham County) we started four sophomores and a junior, and brought a sophomore and junior off the bench.
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By MIKE MARSEE and marsee@amnews.com | November 10, 2012
RUSSELL SPRINGS - Boyle County has put up some impressive numbers in recent weeks, and the Rebels hung another one Friday night. A “6” may not look like much compared to some of those other numbers, like the “72” the Boyle offense put up a week earlier. But when it's on the other side of the scoreboard, it's every bit as meaningful. It signified just how strong the Boyle defense was in its 14-6 win over Russell County in a Class AAAA playoff game, and it was the lucky number in the Rebels' bid to earn the rematch they had been working toward for, well, six weeks.
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