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New Public Library Takes Significant Ste...

The first step in the building of a new Russell County Library happened at the Russell Springs city council meeting last night. The city has began the process of donating a tract of land for the new library, which would be located on Brian Walters Drive in the Middletown community. According to a press release from the library board of trustees, it’s estimated they could break...

Vickie Cowan, 64, of Russell Springs

Vickie Cowan, age 64, of Russell Springs, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somersest.  She is survived by: Her Mother Edith Murrell Brown Wilson of Columbia Her Husband Bro. Clifton Cowan of Russell Springs Two Children Matthew Cowan of Houston, TX. Rebecca Smith of Columbia Other Survivors 2 granddaughters Funeral services will be held Saturday...

Trail Town Kicks Off this Weekend

The kick off for Trail Town is this weekend in Russell County… WJRS News talked recently with Janette Marsen, Tourism Director for Russell County, who shared with us that everyone is encouraged to get involved with the event. After everything wraps up Sunday morning, guests will be invited to fill out a survey about their visit to our community. Governor Steve Beasher is...

Construction Hopefully Resume Soon on Ov...

Construction should resume before long on the Louie B Nunn/Cumberland Parkway. WJRS News  spoke Tuesday with Amber Hale, Public Information Officer with the transportation department to find out when contractors would be getting back to work on the project. We ask Hale if there was any reason that work had stopped on the project, that was originally set to be finished back in December...

One Arrested After Police Chase Early We...

On Wednesday, June 10 (2015) at approximately 2:34 a.m. Stevie L. Peterson, 24, of Russell Springs was arrested on multiple charges following a vehicle pursuit in parts of Russell & Adair counties. Peterson’s charges include: Fleeing/Evading Police 1st Degree-1st Offense, Operating Motor Vehicle Under The Influence 1st (Aggravator), 3 Counts Of Wanton Endangerment 1st on a Police...

Russell Springs City Council Action

Just a few items were on the agenda last night at a special called meeting of the Russell Springs City Council. The 2nd reading was held for the pay classification ordinance. It will be based on .8% for city employees and was approved by all members of the council. The first reading was held on the budget ordinance for 2015-16 and an amended budget ordinance for 2014-15. The 2nd...

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