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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.   Grider talked with WJRS News and that interview can be heard on WJRS Local News at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 Tuesday morning, and 12:05 and 4:05...

New Program at Russell County Hospital t...

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 about the program on WJRS Local News at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 Monday morning, and at 12:05 and 4:05 Monday afternoon

Special History Presentation at the Russ...

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 interview with a Somerset Community College student about the presentation, listen to WJRS Local news with Mike Scales at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30...

Two Arrested on Criminal Abuse Involving...

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 afternoon of a female assaulting a small child in a vehicle.   Deputy Nick Bertram and Detective Joey Hoover of the Sheriff’s department...

David Earlie Emerson, 12 days, Russell S...

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 Maternal Grandparents David and Janet Johnson of Russell Springs Maternal Great Grandmother Margie Withers of Russell Springs Graveside services will...

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