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Two Arrested on Criminal Abuse Involving...

Two people were taken into custody over the weekend by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s department on charges of criminal abuse involving a toddler. According to reports, the Russell County 9-1-1 center received a report Saturday afternoon of a female assaulting a small child in a vehicle.   Deputy Nick Bertram and Detective Joey Hoover of the Sheriff’s department...

David Earlie Emerson, 12 days, Russell S...

David Earlie Emerson, age 12 days old, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.  He is survived by: His Parents Mark and Brittany Emerson Paternal Grandmother Vicki Emerson of Russell Springs Maternal Grandparents David and Janet Johnson of Russell Springs Maternal Great Grandmother Margie Withers of Russell Springs Graveside services will...

Charles “Petie” Bray, age 79...

Charles Petie Bray, age 79 of Russell Springs, died Wednesday at the Russell County Hospital.   He is survived by a daughter, Regina Hughes of Frankfort, and a son, Jerry Brown of Russell Springs. Memorial services will be at 6pm Saturday at the Faith Temple Full Gospel Church, West Highway 80, Russell Springs, with visitation at the church after 5 o’clock.   Wilson Funeral Home...

Kinzel E. Tucker, age 70 of Russell Spri...

Kinzel E. Tucker, age 70 of Russell Springs, died Wednesday at the Russell County Hospital.   He was former bleach and dye operator at Fruit of the Loom. He is survived by a daughter:  Karen Tucker of Russell Springs; Two sisters:  Redith Withers of Indiana, and Jackie Nation of Russell Springs.  Two brothers survive:  Donnie Tucker and Ronnie Tucker, both of Russell Springs. Memorial...

Benefit for Officer Tony King a Huge Suc...

A benefit auction held on Saturday, April 4th for Jamestown Police officer Tony King was a “huge success”.  King, who is facing at least two back surgeries, is a very well liked and long time member of the Jamestown Police department.   WJRS News talked with Jamestown Police Chief Derek Polston.   You can hear the interview and story with Polston and WJRS News reporter Mike...

Concert to Benefit Family Resource Cente...

The Second Annual “Kevin Williams Homecoming Concert” will be held on May 9th at the First Baptist Church in Russell Springs.   Williams, a well known Nashville musician, is a native of Russell County, graduating from Russell County High School and is a former employer of WJRS Radio.   He is currently a long time member of the Gaither Vocal Group. Last year’s concert...

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