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Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over


The national campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs through Labor Day weekend with the goal of reducing deaths and injuries caused by motorists driving impaired, either by alcohol or drugs. Statewide, during the 2015 Labor Day holiday, there were seven fatal collisions resulting in the deaths of ten ...

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Tonight Is The Encore Of Little Mermaid At The Star Theater

WJRS News spoke to Anita Tucker, the regional executive officer of Monticello Banking Company who sponsored the production. Tucker told us a little about how the once abandoned theater was renovated and reopened in the late 80’s. Tucker says there is a lot of talent in our community that ...

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Congressman Ed Whitfield Is Resigning


1st district congressman Ed Whitfield (who represents Russell County) has announced he would be retiring from office next week. Republican U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield says he will resign from office next week, one year after announcing his retirement. Whitfield who notified Republican Governor Matt Bevin earlier this week. The resignation ...

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Special Meeting Of The Hospital Board

Chairperson, Kathy Hammond has called a Special Meeting of the Russell County Hospital Board of Directors, scheduled for Thursday, September 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the hospital conference room.

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Community Blood Drive

A community blood drive is underway this afternoon at the community room of South Kentucky RECC. Blood Drive Chairman Tony Kerry gives us the details.

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Community Safe Rooms

County officals say there’s a lot of interest in the safe rooms being built across Russell County. H.M. Bottom, Emergency Management Director gives us the latest update on the construction of the rooms. Bottom tells us they hope to finish the rooms as soon as possible because severe weather ...

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Wet/Dry Election Appeal In Adair County

According to Columbia Magazine, the legal counsel for the group appealing the wet/dry election in Adair County has filed for voluntary dismissal with the Court of Appeals- essentially withdrawing the appeal. The election making Adair County wet stands.

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Russell County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Russell County Kentucky Farm Bureau members takes place a week from this Friday night September 9th. Local President Victor Rexroat invites all members to come out.

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Movie Night in Jamestown

A special movie night will take place every Friday night in September. The first showing is this Friday night at Beck Park on the square in Jamestown. Mayor Nick Shearer invites everyone to come out. There will be free popcorn and bottled water for everyone in attendance. The ...

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Heartland Parkway Project Is Nearly Complete


Folks that are traveling Highway 55 through Adair County will be excited to hear the construction work will be wrapping up soon. According to the transportation department out of Somerset… Crews are nearing completion of the Heartland Parkway (KY55) project in Adair County. The $6.99 million project includes 2+1 passing ...

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