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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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Transportation Cabinet Offers Rewards

Kentucky’s Transportation Cabinet is offering rewards as part of efforts to crack down on theft of copper wire from highway lighting systems. The cabinet, in cooperation with Kentucky State Police, offers a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to prosecution of anyone responsible for taking copper wire from ...

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South KY RECC Warns of Scam

South Kentucky RECC is warning its members to beware of people that pose as co-op employees, particularly by telephone. SKRECC received reports Tuesday from a business owner regarding a phone call they supposedly received from the co-op. Reports say a person is calling and claiming to be with South Kentucky ...

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Three Vehicle Accident Injures Three

A three vehicle wreck at 4:39 p.m. about one mile north of Russell Springs on U.S. 127 resulted in three persons being transported to the Russell County Hospital for treatment and observation. Sheriff Clete McAninch reports the chain-reaction collision occurred at the intersection of U.S. 127 North & Fields Road ...

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Report From Fiscal Court Meeting

Several items were on the agenda at last night’s fiscal court meeting including transfers and budget amendments. Amendment 15-08 adds 75,000 to the road fund and 1,614 dollars to the LGEA find. Magistrates approved the amendment moving the 76,614 in funds. The first reading was held on budget amendment 15-09. ...

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Clerk and Sheriff Present Budgets

The County Clerk and Sherrifs Department presented their budget for 2016 during last night’s fiscal court meeting. Magistrates voted unanimously to a approve them. WJRS News spoke to County Judge Gary Robertson about both following last night’s meeting    You can hear the entire interview with Judge Robertson on WJRS ...

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New Playground Equipment Approved

Last night during the Russell Springs City Council meeting the city approved the purchase of new playground equipment. City leaders approved the purchase of almost 10 thousand dollars worth of new equipment. The city was denied a 2nd attempt at receiving a grant for the purchase but mayor Eric Selby ...

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Groups Presented Reasoning’s at City Council Meeting

Both groups for and against legalizing the sale of alcohol in Russell County were present at last night’s Russell Springs City Council meeting. Time was given to both groups to speak before city leaders shared their positions with the council and those in attendance. Tony Brummet represented Revive Russell and ...

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Russell County Y-Club Community Drive

In one year alone over 31,000 people die due to cold weather. A group of students from the Russell County High School wants to do their part and help keep our neighbors warm here in our community. The Russell County Y-Club is sponsoring a community wide “Keep Our Neighbors Warm” ...

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