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An Investigation by the Sheriff’s Department has Resulted in the Arrests of Two Persons on Felony Drug Trafficking Charges and the Seizure of 25 Pounds of Marijuana

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(Photo courtesy of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department)  Just before 12 noon Thursday, Yadira Valencia Alcaraz, 29, was taken into custody at a residence on J.D.B. SpurRoad, about four miles east of Russell Springs and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana, over 5 pounds. The continuing investigation lead to the arrest ...

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School is Now Less than One Week Away from Starting for Russell County Students

Superintendent Michael Ford spoke Thursday to WJRS News about the preparation that is underway to have everything ready for students as they head back next week. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Ford-8-4-17-.mp3 Open House was held last evening for the Russell County High School, the rest of the schedule goes like this…. Russell County Middle ...

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The 127 Yard Sale Officially Kicked off Thursday

Traffic and shopping with the many vendors in the community is in full swing. News Director Mike Scales was out and about with the travelers and spoke with a couple of the vendors setup in the county. The first one we spoke with has taken part in the sale for ...

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The Russell County Community Blood Drive is being Held Today

Blood Drive Chairman Tony Kerr tells WJRS News this is a very important drive. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Kerr-8-3-17-.mp3 All donors today will receive a $10 dollar Amazon gift card. To schedule an appointment call the blood center toll free at 1-800-775-2522.

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Traffic Safety Checkpoints

It’s going to be a big weekend for traffic in the area and the Kentucky State Police out of Post 15 say they will be conducting safety traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Russell County. Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not properly ...

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