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Kentucky Department Of Education

It was announced recently that the Kentucky Department of Education will spend up to $800,000 to pay for low-income students to take Advanced Placement tests. WJRS News spoke to Superintendent Michael Ford about the announcement which is good news for many Russell County students. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Ford-1.mp3 The High School has been ...

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Russell County Courthouse

The Russell County Courthouse will be closed today and Monday, December 26th in observance of the Christmas Holiday. The court house will re-open for regular business on Tuesday of next week.

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Several Accidents In Russell County Occurred Wednesday

Wednesday morning was a very busy day for local officials as black ice came into play quickly around 5:30 yesterday morning. The Russell County dispatcher notified WJRS of treacherous road conditions throughout Russell County. Around 5:36 yesterday morning freezing fog and temperatures in the teens resulted in black ice on ...

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Update On The Drought

The Office of the State Climatologist and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, in coordination with the Kentucky Drought Mitigation Team, are removing the Level One Drought Declaration that was issued for much of the state on November 10th. Following this weekend’s abundant precipitation all of the state is above ...

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Missing Somerset Teenager

Officals in Pulaski County say a teenager from Somerset missing since last week, had been contacted online about acting and modeling. 17-year-old Sabrina Lowther was last seen Wednesday. The Sheriff’s Department say Lowther had recently been contacted about a possible acting career by strangers. They worry someone could have picked ...

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