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Food for Needy Drive About to Conclude

The WJRS Food for the Needy drive is wrapping up as Christmas is a week away. This will be the last weekend our big red boxes to be located at stores and businesses across the community… We want to encourage everyone as they’re out and about this weekend to please ...

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Progress on Hatchery Creek

The upper section of hatchery creek is now open with the lower section expected to be open in just a few months. James Gray project leader of the Wolf Creek Fish Hatchery talked recently with WJRS News and shared details of the project that’s set to wrap up on 2016. ...

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Three Arrested at Jamestown Manor on Meth Charges

On Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at approximately 10:15 p.m. Deputies with the Russell County Sheriff’s Department along with Officers of the Jamestown Police Department executed a Search Warrant on the residence of Tiffany Hammond at the Jamestown Manor Apartment Complex, Building #8 Apartment #2 resulting in the discovery of an ...

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Russell County Schools Prepared for Snow Days

The packets for the non-traditional school days go home with students today in the Russell County School district… Tonya Adams, Director of instruction for the school district, told WJRS Newd more about the binders being sent home and how the non’traditional days will be used…   In the event a ...

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Laker Country 1049 WJRS To Host Debate on Wet Dry Issue

  WJRS Local News has announced it will host a live, on air debate regarding the upcoming wet dry issue. The debates are jointly sponsored by WJRS and The Times Journal newspaper. The debates are scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. and again on Monday, January 18, ...

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Local Chamber Encourages “Shop Local”

This is the last week to shop at home and win money from the Russell County Chamber of Commerce…chamber president Lindsey Westerfield recently stopped by our studios to discuss the giveaway. Be listening to WJRS for the chamber promo telling you what businesses to shop to be eligible to win… ...

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Transportation Cabinet Offers Rewards

Kentucky’s Transportation Cabinet is offering rewards as part of efforts to crack down on theft of copper wire from highway lighting systems. The cabinet, in cooperation with Kentucky State Police, offers a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to prosecution of anyone responsible for taking copper wire from ...

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South KY RECC Warns of Scam

South Kentucky RECC is warning its members to beware of people that pose as co-op employees, particularly by telephone. SKRECC received reports Tuesday from a business owner regarding a phone call they supposedly received from the co-op. Reports say a person is calling and claiming to be with South Kentucky ...

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Three Vehicle Accident Injures Three

A three vehicle wreck at 4:39 p.m. about one mile north of Russell Springs on U.S. 127 resulted in three persons being transported to the Russell County Hospital for treatment and observation. Sheriff Clete McAninch reports the chain-reaction collision occurred at the intersection of U.S. 127 North & Fields Road ...

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Report From Fiscal Court Meeting

Several items were on the agenda at last night’s fiscal court meeting including transfers and budget amendments. Amendment 15-08 adds 75,000 to the road fund and 1,614 dollars to the LGEA find. Magistrates approved the amendment moving the 76,614 in funds. The first reading was held on budget amendment 15-09. ...

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