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Ella Fern Grider, age 74, of Russell Spr...

Ella Fern Grider, age 74 of Russell Springs, died Wednesday.   She is survived by her husband:  Charles Grider;  two daughters:  Barbara Stephens of Somerset, and Lisa Russell of Russell Springs.   Also surviving are 5 grandchildren;  a brother:  Gary Burton;  two sisters:  Juree Emerson and Josephine Brockton, all of Windsor. Funeral services for 74 year old Ella Fern Grider will be...

Herbert Franklin Ellis, age 82, of Russe...

Herbert Franklin Ellis, age 82, of Russell Springs, died Tuesday morning at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. Herb Ellis is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Ellis.   Five children:   Joe Ellis of Somerset;  Keith Ellis, Mark Ellis and Timothy Ellis, all of Russell Springs; and Uala Gorman of Lexington.   Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 11 great...

RCHS FFA Banquet Held This Week

The Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter at Russell County High School held their annual banquet earlier this week.   WJRS News talked with Bethany Garmon, FFA advisor at the high school, about the banquet and also officers for next year.   You can hear the interview with Ms. Garmon and more details on WJRS News on Thursday.

Senior Awards Day to be held Sunday at A...

Awards, scholarships, and recognition will be given to graduating seniors at Russell County High School on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the high school auditorium.    WJRS News talked with Robin Rixon, College and Career Readiness counselor at the high school, about the program this Sunday.   You can hear the interview with Ms. Rixon on WJRS Local News on Thursday.

Elder Fraud Incidents on the Rise, Accor...

The Russell County Sheriff’s department says it has received a “disturbing” number of reports in recent weeks of scammers targeting senior citizens. Elder Fraud is where attempts are made to deceive with promises of goods, services, or financial benefits which do not exist, were never intended to be provided, or were misrepresented.   Financial exploitation is the...

Robert “Nick” Autrey, 37, of...

Robert “Nick” Autrey, age 37, of Jamestown, died Saturday at his residence.  He is survived by: One Son Jordan Autrey of Liberty, NC. His Father Robert Autrey of Liberty, NC. His Mother Vanessa Anderson of Russell Springs Two Sisters Angel Goodson, of Russell Springs Amanda Waymire of Colorado Other Survivors 1 grandson Memorial service will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m....

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