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Federal Prison Employee Arrested by RSPD on DUI, Fleeing Charges

An employee of the federal prison system finds himself behind bars at the Russell County Jail on Tuesday morning.  According to authorities, 46 year old Ranulfo Mendoza was arrested just after midnight by Russell Springs Police Officer Jeremy West on charges of DUI, Fleeing & Evading Police, Reckless Driving and other traffic ...

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Business Expo To Be Held Tuesday

The Russell County Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Cumberland Area Development District are teaming up to put on a first-ever, “Business Expo” showcasing Russell County businesses and the goods and services they provide.  Chamber Vice President Joy Fletcher says the “Business Expo” will be held Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 ...

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Baseball Wins, Softball Loses to Start Week

In local sports action Monday, the Russell County Laker baseball team won against Pulaski County at Laker field, final score of 6 to 4.  Hunter Best was the winning pitcher for the Lakers, and Caleb Russell got the save.       In girls softball, the Lady Lakers lost at home to Boyle County, ...

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Barn Destroyed By Fire Saturday Morning

Fire destroyed a barn over the weekend in the Stephens Ridge community.  According to officials, the Jamestown Fire Department was called out at 2:12 a.m. Saturday to Stephens Ridge Road off of Ky. 619 where a barn belonging to Sovel Stephens was totally destroyed by fire.  The blaze was discovered ...

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Baseball and Softball Have Full Week of Games

The state’s 21st ranked team, the Russell County Laker baseball team, has a full week of games scheduled beginning Monday.   The Lakers played three games over the past weekend, losing to Somerset Friday night, then losing in extra innings on Saturday to the state’s 5th ranked team from West Jessamine, before ...

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Milton “M.R.” Holt, 59, of Russell Springs

Milton “M.R.” Holt, age 59, of Russell Springs, died Saturday, May 8, 2010 at the Russell County Hospital.  He is survived by: One Son Tommy Holt of Russell Springs His Father Arvis Ray Holt of Russell Springs Two Sisters Jane Holt Smith of Russell Springs Valeria Holt Ward of Glasgow ...

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Running From The Law, Toward The Penitentiary At 17

A multi jurisdictional pursuit that covered over 50 miles and reached speeds in excess of 100 MPH ended in Green County this morning with the arrest of a 17-year-old juvenile at 12:40 AM CST.  The juvenile, wanted in Ohio on felony robbery and assault charges, rammed and disabled a Lexington ...

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Former Employee’s Lawsuit Against Chief, City Dismissed

A lawsuit filed by a former Russell Springs city employee against Police Chief Joe Michael Irvin and the City of Russell Springs has been dismissed. In an eight page opinion released yesterday, Special Circuit Judge Gary Payne dismissed all claims brought by Melinda Wilson, former office manager for the Russell ...

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Rear-End Collision Slightly Injures One

A Russell Springs man was slightly injured during a two-vehicle, rear-end collision yesterday afternoon.  According to Russell Springs Police Officer Matt Parrish, the accident occurred when a 1995 Grand Marquis being driven by 67 year old Curtis Neal struck a 1999 Ford pickup in the rear which was being operated ...

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“WJRS Storm Tracker Radar Plus” Detected Rotating Clouds During Sunday Morning’s Severe Storm; NWS Confirms Touchdown In Nearby Monroe County

  A Storm Damage Survey Team from the National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-O tornado touched down in Monroe County shortly after 8:30 a.m. Sunday causing damage to a barn and numerous trees.  Severe weather reporting was underway on WJRS when the severe thunderstorm near Tompkinsville spawned the tornado.  That same storm, ...

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