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Russell County Special Olympic Students Recognized

Russell County Special Olympics students were honored last night by the Russell County Board of Education.   Special Education teacher Andrew Rexroat presented the students to the board and explained their participation in the state special olympics.   Those present at the board meeting were Bo Begley, Jessie Bray, Angie ...

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“Catch A Smile” Senior Fishing Derby

The annual “Catch a Smile” Senior Fishing Derby will be held Tuesday at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery.   The fishing derby is open to persons age 62 or over. Maria Painter, Environmental Education specialist with the fish hatchery, told WJRS News a history of the event and what participants ...

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Mighty Laker Band Overall Grand Champion…WATCH VIDEO!!!

Congratulations to the Russell County Mighty Laker Band for winning Overall Grand Champion Saturday night at the Casey County Band Invitational in Liberty.   The Laker band competed against 13 other bands and receive the top recognition as Overall Grand Champion.  Congratulations to Band Director Curtis Ervin and all members ...

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Colt Ford performs at Festival at Springs

A crowd estimated at a few thousand was on Main Street in Russell Springs Saturday night for the Festival at the Springs  sponsored by the downtown revitalization committee.    Huge crowd…great show…big success!

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Board of Education Meets Monday

The regular monthly meeting of the Russell County Board of Education will be held on Monday evening. The meeting will get underway at 7 o’clock and will be held in the library of Russell County High School.   Details from the meeting can be heard on WJRS Local News on ...

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Sewer Again on Agenda in Russell Springs

The Russell Springs City Council will meet in special called session Monday night at 6 o’clock.   The only item on the agenda is first reading of a sewer ordinance 2015-11.    Details on WJRS Local News on Tuesday.

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Early Friday Morning Incident Leads to Arrest of Russell County Man

Shortly after midnight this morning, Deputy Evan Burton arrested Christopher Lee Stephens, age 32 of Russell Springs, on several charges following receipt of a DUI complaint.   Stephens was taken into custody at a residence on Voils Road in Russell Springs.  According to Deputy Burton, his investigation revealed that Stephens ...

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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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