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Softball Complex at Russell County High School gets Approval

The construction of a new softball complex at Russell County High School received final approval last night from the Russell County school board and construction could start almost immediately. Bids were opened last week for the project....

Athletic Director Position Generates Much Discussion Among School Board

The position of Athletic Director for the Russell County schools generated much discussion during Monday night’s regular school board meeting.  Superintendent Michael Ford recommended the board adopt new job duties and primary...

Grider to Retire at Salem Elementary

Salem Elementary school principal Terry Grider has announced he is retiring at the end of the current school year.    Grider has been employed in the Russell County school system for 26 years, several of those most recently as Salem principal....

New Program at Russell County Hospital to Help Stop Smoking

A new program is being offered at Russell County Hospital to help people quit smoking.   Mike Scales of WJRS News talked with Teresa Spaw at the hospital about the program and what it involves.   Hear that complete interview and learn more...

Special History Presentation at the Russell Center

A special presentation for those who love to learn about Kentucky history will be given this morning at the Russell Center, also known as the Charlene Harris Learning Center.   The presentation starts at 11am Monday.   For more details and an...

Two Arrested on Criminal Abuse Involving a Toddler

Two people were taken into custody over the weekend by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s department on charges of criminal abuse involving a toddler. According to reports, the Russell County 9-1-1 center received a report Saturday...

David Earlie Emerson, 12 days, Russell Springs

David Earlie Emerson, age 12 days old, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.  He is survived by: His Parents Mark and Brittany Emerson Paternal Grandmother Vicki Emerson of Russell Springs...

Charles “Petie” Bray, age 79 of Russell Springs

Charles Petie Bray, age 79 of Russell Springs, died Wednesday at the Russell County Hospital.   He is survived by a daughter, Regina Hughes of Frankfort, and a son, Jerry Brown of Russell Springs. Memorial services will be at 6pm Saturday at...

Kinzel E. Tucker, age 70 of Russell Springs

Kinzel E. Tucker, age 70 of Russell Springs, died Wednesday at the Russell County Hospital.   He was former bleach and dye operator at Fruit of the Loom. He is survived by a daughter:  Karen Tucker of Russell Springs; Two sisters:  Redith...

Benefit for Officer Tony King a Huge Success

A benefit auction held on Saturday, April 4th for Jamestown Police officer Tony King was a “huge success”.  King, who is facing at least two back surgeries, is a very well liked and long time member of the Jamestown Police...
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