Monday , October 24 2016
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Demolishion Derby

The Russell County Jaycees Halloween Bash Demolition Derby is a week and a half away. The derby will take place Saturday October 29th at 4 p.m. at the fair grounds. Chad Pendleton tells WJRS news participants come from all over to take part in the derby. The Jaycees put ...

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Drug Take Back

Kentucky State Police are partnering with the DEA this Saturday in an effort to remove potentially dangerous substances from home medicine cabinets. Collections will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at every KSP Post across the state. KSP says the semi-annual program is designed to be easy for citizens to ...

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Board Of Education Met Last Night

Last night Dr. Rick Miles spoke before the Russell County Board of Education concerning drug testing for students in extra curricular activities in the middle and high school. Superintendent Michael Ford told WJRS News this something that had been done in the past and the district is looking to start ...

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Eva Mae Carmical, 54 Lexington,

                                                                  Eva Mae Carmical, 54, of Lexington, died Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington. Funeral ...

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Needle Exchange Program

An effort is underway by the Russell County Health Department to start a needle exchange program at the local facility. Dr. Rick Miles is working with the department to get the program underway. Miles spoke before the Fiscal Court last week and plans to do the same with both city ...

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Vehicle Fire Monday Morning


A vehicle fire early Monday morning temporarily shut down the eastbound lanes on the Cumberland Parkway. According to Fire Chief H.M. Bottom, the department was dispatched out around 4:45 a.m. near mile marker 67, where a 2010 Dodge Ram Pickup had caught fire. The vehicle is owned by Sara Beth ...

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Book Sale

The Russell County Library will be hosting a book sale that starts today at both the main location in Jamestown and at the branch location on Main Street in Russell Springs. That’s Library Director Lindsay Westerfield, who tells us where the books came from that will be available for ...

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Mighty Laker Marching Band

(Photo courtesy of Sarah Stapp) It was yet another great weekend for the Mighty Laker Marching Band, winning awards as well as being named Reserve Grand Champion Saturday in Barren County. The band won 1st place in Class 1st place guard in Class 1st place percussion in Class AAA The ...

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Boil Water Advisory

A Boil Water Advisory has been issued for persons on Highway 910 down to Superior Battery main plant. It also includes McClendon Ridge Road and all side roads from them, the advisory will be in effect until further notice.

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