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Annual Shop With A Cop

This past Saturday was the annual Shop with A Cop. Members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, Russell Springs Police Department, Russell Co. Jailers and Dispatchers participated, assisting ten children and taking them to Kmart to buy clothing items and several toys. Russell County Sheriff Clete McAninch stated it was ...

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Planned Electrical Outage

South Kentucky RECC will have a planned electrical outage this morning beginning at 10 am. It will affect members in the Salem, Eli and Ono communities along Highway 76 south of Salem School and adjacent roads of Russell  Co. This outage will consist of a short, 10-minute outage then another ...

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Boil Water Advisory

There is a boil water advisory for Highway 80 Goose Creek area to the Casey County line, due to a water line break.

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Jamestown Officer England Honored

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety recently honored 142 law enforcement officers from 117 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to target impaired drivers… and a member of the Jamestown Police Department received recognition for his effort in keeping impaired drivers off the roads. Jamestown police officer Jeremy England ...

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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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