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Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of Russe...

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 his 2005 Harley-Davidson in a curve while eastbound on Ky. 80 near Wade’s Discount, resulting in the bike leaving the roadway and striking a road...

Selection Process Underway For New JES P...

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 Base Council would like for you to rate the importance of the draft principal selection criteria outlined in a survey found on the school...

Baptist Health Cancelling Management Agr...

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 Baptist Health will end its management agreement on August 21st.  According to the terms of the contract, either organization is allowed to end...

Allegations Against Commonwealth Attorne...

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.

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