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Two Vehicle Crash Sends Two Adults, One Infant To RCH

A two vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon just north of Russell Springs sent two adults and an infant to the Russell County Hospital for treatment and observation.  Russell County Deputy Sheriff Clete McAninch told WJRS NEWS the collision occurred just after 2 o’clock on U.S. 127, about a mile north of ...

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RCHS Student Injured When Vehicle Strikes Tree

A Russell County High School junior was injured Wednesday evening in a single vehicle wreck.  According to a report filed by KSP Trooper Bryan Shepard, 17 year old Terry Logan Smith of Russell Springs lost control of his 2002 Ford while traveling westbound on Ky. 80 resulting in the vehicle ...

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Additional Charges Filed Against Russell Springs Man In Connection With Burglaries Last Month

A Russell Springs man has been charged with additional counts of burglary and theft in connection with break-ins at local businesses last month.  RSPD Asst. Chief Jamie Rogers told WJRS NEWS that 46 year old James “Jimmy” Bryant was charged Tuesday with breaking into Lawless-Smith True Value during the early morning ...

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Laker Baseball and Softball Both Get District Wins

The Russell County Laker baseball and Lady Laker softball teams both picked up district wins Tuesday.  The Lady Lakers won at Metcalfe County by a score of 5 to 4 to improve their season record to 4-8 and 1-0 in the district.  In boys baseball, the Lakers also picked up ...

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Laker Baseball Gets Win; Lady Laker Softball Loses

The Russell County Laker baseball and Lady Laker softball teams were both in action Monday in home games.  In the girls game, which was heard on ESPN Radio 1060 with Joey Hoover and Shanna Tarter, the Lady Lakers gave up four runs to McCreary Central in the top of the ...

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Georgia Hathaway, 75, of Jamestown

Georgia Hathaway, age 75, of Jamestown, died Friday, April 9, 2010 at the Russell County Hospital.  She is survied by: Her Husband George Hathaway Four Children Tim Grigsby and Greg Grigsby, both of Jamestown Penny Krieg of Yedkinville, NC Tonya Elliott of Anderson, IN Six Step-Children Steve Hathaway, Gary Hathaway, ...

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Mobile Home Damaged In Early Morning Fire

A mobile home residence just outside of Russell Springs sustained minor damage from a fire early this morning.  Russell Springs Fire Chief H.M. Bottom told WJRS NEWS his department was called out at 1:35 to a mobile home residence in Whittle’s Trailer Park on Cleveland Avenue, just off of East ...

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James Carlos Hill, Sr., 78, of Jamestown

James Carlos Hill, Sr., age 78, of Crocus Road, Jamestown, died Thursday, April 8, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.  He is survived by: His Wife Mary Rose Hill Seven Children Steven Wayne Hill, James C. Hill, Jr., Roger Hill, Gary Hill, Patricia Woods, and Carolyn Parnell, all of ...

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Campbellsville Man In Russell Springs Case Involving Oxycontin

A Taylor County man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for “Illegally Possessing Prescription Pain Pills” with the intent to distribute them….in Russell Springs.  According to U.S. Attorney Candace Hill, 29 year old Brian Hash of Campbellsville is accused of “possessing Oxy-contin pills on September 24th of last ...

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Russell Springs Council Meets In Regular Session

The Russell Springs City Council held its regular monthly meeting last night.  Business matters addressed included:  The 2nd reading of an ordinance creating a “Code Enforcement Board”.  After passage of the ordinance, three Russell Springs residents were appointed by unanimous vote to serve on the new Board….those being Troy Harris, ...

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