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Russell Springs Man Facing Long List of Charges After Leading Police on Two Pursuits in Casey County

A Russell County man is facing multiple charges after fleeing from county and state law enforcement officers twice Tuesday afternoon. Brandon C. Roy, 33, of Russell Springs is charged with numerous felony and misdemeanor offenses. Charges...

Ricky Murray, 56, of Russell Springs

Ricky Murray, age 56, of Russell Springs, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Russell County Hospital Emergency Room from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.  He is survived by: Two Sons Nicholas Murray (Lexington) Christopher Murray...

Bernice Gaskin, 87, of Russell Springs

Bernice L. Gaskin, age 87, of Russell Springs, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Louisville.  She is survived by: One Daughter Carma Weston (Louisville) One grandson and one step-granddaughter also survive Funeral services will be held Wednesday...

RCHS Renovation Pushes Start of Russell County Schools Back One Week

Russell County Schools will not open on August 4th as originally scheduled.  The new start date is one week later, August 11th.  Superintendent Michael Ford said although the contractors and management have done an excellent job in keeping the...

Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of Russell County Man

A motorcycle accident around 5:15 Sunday evening on East Ky. 80 claimed the life of a Russell County man.  The victim is Ricky Murray, 56, of Russell Springs. Russell County Deputy Sheriff Bobby Pritchard told WJRS NEWS Murray lost control of...

Selection Process Underway For New JES Principal

Jamestown Elementary School is in the process of selecting a new principal. The Site Based Decision Making Council (SBDMC) completed principal selection training from the Kentucky Association of School Councils on Friday, July 18th. The Site...

Baptist Health Cancelling Management Agreement With Russell County Hospital

Baptist Health is ending its management agreement with the Russell County Hospital next month. During the regular monthly meeting of the Russell County Hospital Board Thursday night, Chairman Charlie Blankenship read part of a letter stating...

Allegations Against Commonwealth Attorney Matthew Leveridge

The top prosecutor for Russell and Wayne counties is coming under fire for allegedly having sexual relations with a criminal defendant who is now reportedly pregnant.  Details during WJRS NEWS at 12:05 and 4:05.

Free Children’s Health Fair

There will be a free children’s health fair this weekend at the Russell County Auditorium. Full details with Lynae Riggins from the Russell County Community Early Childhood Council during WJRS NEWS at 12:05 and 4:05.

RCHS Open House

The Russell County High School “open house” has been changed to Sunday, August 3rd from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Russell County Auditorium Complex.
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