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Lady Laker Softball Closes Out Season

The Lady Laker softball team closed out their 2015 season Wednesday night, losing to top rated Warren East 11 to 0 in the semifinals of the 4th Regional tournament in Bowling Green.   Two members of the Lady Laker team were named to the 4th...

Graduation Tonight at Russell County High School

WJRS news spoke Wednesday with Shannon Williams, who is wrapping up his first year as principal at the Russell County High School.    Williams told us he’s excited about this years graduating class and their academic success.  ...

Monticello Woman Killed in Clinton County Crash

A Monticello woman is dead following a 3 vehicle accident Wednesday in Clinton County. The accident occurred at 12:54 yesterday afternoon, when 83 year old Mary Swope, was traveling westbound on ky 558, attempted to turn left at the...

Wednesday is Last Day of School

Wednesday is officially the last day of school for the 2014-2015 school year.   WJRS News talked with Superintendent Michael Ford about the school year and you can hear his entire interview on WJRS Local News on Wednesday.

Russell County Grand Jury Returns Indictments

The Russell County Grand Jury returned several indictments while in session on Tuesday.   The following persons were indicted: * Jesse Daniel…Bail Jumping, First Degree and Persistent Felony Offender, First Degree * Nathan P....

Bank of Jamestown Honors 16 Seniors with 4.0 GPA at RCHS

The Bank of Jamestown last night honored 16 graduating Seniors at Russell County High School who will graduate this week with perfect 4.0 grade point averages.   The bank annually hosts the dinner at Lake Cumberland State Park.   WJRS News...

Region Softball and Baseball Games Cancelled, Rescheduled for Tuesday

The opening round of the 4th Region girls softball and boys baseball tournaments were cancelled on Monday due to heavy rain in the Bowling Green area.   The Lady Laker softball team will now play Tuesday night at 7:30 against Franklin-Simpson....

Veno Popplewell, age 75, of Russell Springs

Veno Popplewell, age 75, of Russell Springs, died Sunday at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.   He is survived by two sons:  Ronnie Popplewell of Russell Springs, and Adrian Popplewell of Somerset.   Also surviving are three...

Lady Laker Softball and Laker Baseball Open Region Play Monday

The Russell County Lady Laker softball and Laker baseball teams will both open 4th region play Monday at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.   The Lady Lakers will take on Franklin Simpson at 11 o’clock and the Laker boys will...

Ida Mae “Charlie” Smith, age 77, of Russell Springs

Ida Mae “Charlie” Smith, age 77, of Russell Springs, died Thursday at the Russell County hospital.   She is survived by four daughters:  Diana Garrett of Albany, Kentucky;  Vindia Goodin of Russell Springs;  Billie Daniel of...
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