Russell County ‘abnormally dry’ with portion in a moderate drought

The majority of Kentucky is abnormally dry with a moderate drought across a large portion of the central part of the state and some of southern Indiana, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor and the National Weather Service.
The northern and eastern most parts of Russell County are included in the moderate drought category.
The National Weather Service in Louisville notes there will be a number of rain chances across the area in the coming days that could help provide parts of the state some much needed relief.