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Movement Underway to Legalize Alcohol Sales in Russell County

A movement is underway to legalize the sale of alcohol in Russell County.   A group, calling itself “Revive Russell”, has been mailing petitions to registered voters in the county seeking their support and signature to the initiative to place the issue on local ballot.   A few years ago, ...

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Flood, Water, Roads and Taxes All Discussed by Jamestown Council

The Jamestown City council discussed everything from flood protection to water rates to tax rates during its regular monthly meeting last night.   The council passed a flood ordinance which gives some protection to property owners in case of flooding, especially those living along what is called the Town Branch. ...

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Events for Festival at Springs on Saturday

The annual Festival at the Springs will take place tonight and Saturday on Main Street in Russell Springs.   WJRS News talked yesterday with downtown merchant Kevin Johnson about the events planned for this evening.   Today, Johnson explains what all will take place tomorrow night, including the free concert ...

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Jamestown Man Arrested on Meth Charges

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Local authorities tell WJRS News that a Jamestown was arrested Wednesday evening on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.    Reports are that 37 year old Kevin Russell was arrested after local sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at 145 York Road, about 9 miles south of Jamestown, around 9 o’clock Wednesday ...

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Festival at the Springs Starts Friday

The Russell Springs downtown revitalization committee’s annual “Festival at the Springs” gets underway Friday night and will continue throughout the day Saturday.   The annual event is held on Main Street in downtown Russell Springs.   Mike Scales with WJRS News talked with Kevin Johnson, a downtown merchant and part ...

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Russell Springs City Council Keeps Same Property Tax Rate

Meeting last night in a special called meeting, the Russell Springs City Council voted not to change the city’s property tax rates.   According to Mayor Eric Selby, the property tax rates will remain the same as they have for the past three years.    In other action, the council ...

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Bus Accident Tuesday in Russell County; No Serious Injuries

WJRS News has learned that a Russell County school bus was involved in a minor accident on Tuesday.   According to reports, the accident happened on Field Road, just off North Highway 127 outside of Russell Springs.  No details have been made available, but reportedly there were no serious injuries. ...

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Russell Springs City Council in Special Session

The Russell Springs City council will meet in special session tonight (Wednesday).   The meeting will be held at 6:00 pm at the Russell Springs City Hall.   Items on the agenda include tax ordinance for 2015 and executive session to discuss pending litigation and personnel matters.   WJRS News ...

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Farmers Market Ends Successful Season

The Russell County Farmers Market has closed out its 2015 season, a very successful season for local farmers and for local residents wanting fresh produce, according to Chelsey Pickens, Ag Extension agent.   You can hear Pickens entire interview and story on WJRS Local News on Wednesday.

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