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Russell County Hospital Receives Top Rat...

More good news for the Russell County Hospital.   This past week, the local hospital received a 5 Star rating for patient satisfaction from the Center for Medical Services (CMS), which puts the local hospital in a select group of hospitals from across the country.   Bill Kindred, CEO of Russell County Hospital, explains in more detail on WJRS Local News at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30...

Non Traditional School Days Possible for...

A plan for non traditional school days may be a reality next year in Russell County schools.   This will allow possibility of up to 10 days be made up in a non traditional setting, such as internet based learning on snow days or inclement weather.   Tonya Adams, curriculum director for Russell County schools, talked with Mike Scales of WJRS News about the new approach.  Her entire...

Mary Lou Robertson, 78, of Russell Sprin...

Mary Lou Robertson, 78, of Russell Springs, died Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Russell County Hospital.  She is survived by: Five Children Martie Robertson, Amy Maynard, Delila Robertson and Garnett Robertson all of Russell Springs Darris Robertson of Burkesville One Sister Ovalene Bernard of Russell Springs One Brother John Irvin of Russell Springs Other Survivors 9 grandchildren 9...

Softball Complex at Russell County High ...

The construction of a new softball complex at Russell County High School received final approval last night from the Russell County school board and construction could start almost immediately. Bids were opened last week for the project.  Strehl Builders of Somerset was the lowest bidder with a cost of $1.4 million.   The school board voted to accept the bid and also voted to authorize...

Athletic Director Position Generates Muc...

The position of Athletic Director for the Russell County schools generated much discussion during Monday night’s regular school board meeting.  Superintendent Michael Ford recommended the board adopt new job duties and primary responsibilities for the position.   Current Athletic Director Willie Feldhaus has reportedly stated he will retire at the end of this school year. The new...

Grider to Retire at Salem Elementary

Salem Elementary school principal Terry Grider has announced he is retiring at the end of the current school year.    Grider has been employed in the Russell County school system for 26 years, several of those most recently as Salem principal.   Grider talked with WJRS News and that interview can be heard on WJRS Local News at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 Tuesday morning, and 12:05 and 4:05...

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