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Three Residential Burglaries Occurred Monday

Deputy Evan Burton and Deputy Ethan Pike are investigating. Two of the homes burglarized are located on KY 619 South (Moores Schoolhouse Road) and the other on KY 1058 in southern Russell County. The thief(s) forced their way into each residence, then stole jewelry and coins. Anyone with any information ...

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The Russell County School Board Met Last Evening In The Regular Session For May

Last night several items were discussed by board members and passed including… contracts / memorandums of agreement, Non-Traditional Instruction, the 2017-18 tentative budget and the adult education program. WJRS News spoke to Mr. Ford about each following last nights meeting. Ford also tells WJRS funding for the area technology ...

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Laker Sports Report, Tuesday, May 16th


Lady Lakers were in action this weekend at the somerset/Pulaski showcase, lakers playing Madison central in the first game losing 9 to 10. Madelyn Preston hit a grand slam while Daleyn Emerson, Addison Loy, and Mackenzie Johnson each had multiple hits. In the second game they played Harlan County, losing ...

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Roy F. Hawkins, Age 59, Jamestown

Roy F. Hawkins, age 59, of Jamestown, passed away Sunday, May 14th, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He is survived by: His Wife- Sandra Hawkins of Jamestown Two Daughters- Brandy Smith of Jamestown and Tammy McGowan of Russell Springs One Son- Brad Hawkins of Russell Springs A ...

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KSP Has Announced Recruitment Changes

The Kentucky State Police will allow those with a high school diploma or GED plus three years work experience to apply to be a trooper. WJRS News spoke to Sergeant Brad Arterburn with the KSP Recruitment Branch about the changes.

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The Russell County Attorney’s Office And Drive Safe Kentucky Are Teaming Up This Morning At The Russell County High School That’s County Attorney Kevin Shearer who spoke to WJRS News over the weekend about the special program. The event get’s started just before 8 this morning, Shearer tells us they’re excited to be able to offer this to students at our local high school.

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