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KSP Monthly Report

The Kentucky State Police, Post 15 in Columbia, has released its monthly activity report.  During the month of December, there were two fatalities in the Post 15 area.   This brought the 2015 total fatality number to 32, compared with 37 last year.    Statewide, 766 persons were killed in ...

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Blood Drive Today

The Kentucky Blood Center will host a Community Blood Drive TODAY from noon until 5pm in the community room of South Kentucky RECC.  Prizes awarded, chance to win $100 cash.   South Kentucky RECC is located on North Main Street in Jamestown in the Middletown community.

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Sen Wise and Rep Hoover Discuss Legislature

Lawmakers from all across the commonwealth will meet at the capitol to start the 60 day session today. A top priority this session will be setting a budget. This is Gov. Matt Bevin’s first year as governor working with a republican senate and democratic house. WJRS News spoke yesterday to ...

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Russell Springs Christian Church To Give Away Blankets TUESDAY

In partnership with Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency, the Russell Springs Christian Church will be giving away emergency blankets. The pick-up will take place at the church’s basement on Tuesday January 5th from 2-4pm   . The blankets are a wool and cotton blend and are made for one seasons ...

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Absentee Voting Now Open at County Clerk’s Office

Absentee voting is now available and open in the Russell County Clerk’s office for the upcoming wet-dry election.   According to Deputy Clerk Ruth Hill, voting for persons who will be out of town on Tuesday, January 19th, is available during regular business hours.   Also, Hill says that any ...

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Wet Dry Debate on WJRS This Saturday

  Laker Country 1049 WJRS and The Times Journal newspaper will be hosting two debates or forums regarding the upcoming wet dry election. These forums will be broadcast live on WJRS this coming Saturday, January 9th at 9am, and again Monday evening January 18th at 6pm. One representative of each ...

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Russell County Shows Greatest Improvement in Unemployment Rate

Unemployment rates fell year-over-year in November in 6 of 7 area counties–Adair, Casey, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor–with Russell County showing the biggest improvement. According to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet,  Russell County, which has struggled with higher than ...

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Russell Springs Fire Department Responds to Mobile Home Fire

The Russell Springs Fire Department was called out just after 12 noon yesterday to a mobile home fire on Short Street. Fire Cheif H.M. Bottom tells WJRS News… The unoccupied mobile home is owned by Tom Kinnet. The home was full of smoke when firemen arrived on scene, with fire ...

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Drug Roundup Nets Several Arrests on New Years Eve

At 7:00 p.m. New Year’s Eve, Sheriff Clete McAninch and Deputies, Officers with the Jamestown Police Department, Russell Springs Police Department and Kentucky State Police fanned out across Russell County to serve arrest warrants on more than a dozen individuals accused of illegal drug trafficking. The charges include Trafficking in ...

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