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Ricky Murray, 56, of Russell Springs

Ricky Murray, age 56, of Russell Springs, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Russell County Hospital Emergency Room from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.  He is survived by: Two Sons Nicholas Murray (Lexington) Christopher Murray (Columbia) Two Brothers Larry Stone (Columbia) Anthony Reece (Columbia) Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Grissom-Martin...

Bernice Gaskin, 87, of Russell Springs

Bernice L. Gaskin, age 87, of Russell Springs, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Louisville.  She is survived by: One Daughter Carma Weston (Louisville) One grandson and one step-granddaughter also survive Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel with burial in the Russell County Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call for visitation after 5:00...

RCHS Renovation Pushes Start of Russell ...

Russell County Schools will not open on August 4th as originally scheduled.  The new start date is one week later, August 11th.  Superintendent Michael Ford said although the contractors and management have done an excellent job in keeping the renovation project at RCHS on schedule, it has become evident that there needs to be a delay in the start of the 2014-2015 school year.  Ford...

Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of Russe...

A motorcycle accident around 5:15 Sunday evening on East Ky. 80 claimed the life of a Russell County man.  The victim is Ricky Murray, 56, of Russell Springs. Russell County Deputy Sheriff Bobby Pritchard told WJRS NEWS Murray lost control of his 2005 Harley-Davidson in a curve while eastbound on Ky. 80 near Wade’s Discount, resulting in the bike leaving the roadway and striking a road...

Selection Process Underway For New JES P...

Jamestown Elementary School is in the process of selecting a new principal. The Site Based Decision Making Council (SBDMC) completed principal selection training from the Kentucky Association of School Councils on Friday, July 18th. The Site Base Council would like for you to rate the importance of the draft principal selection criteria outlined in a survey found on the school...

Baptist Health Cancelling Management Agr...

Baptist Health is ending its management agreement with the Russell County Hospital next month. During the regular monthly meeting of the Russell County Hospital Board Thursday night, Chairman Charlie Blankenship read part of a letter stating Baptist Health will end its management agreement on August 21st.  According to the terms of the contract, either organization is allowed to end...

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