Russell County now ‘abnormally dry’

Following rainfall events this past week, Russell County and most of the Lake Cumberland area has moved from moderate drought status to “abnormally dry,” according to the U.S. Drought Monitor and the National Weather Service.

Nearly all of neighboring Clinton County as well as portions of Cumberland and Wayne counties are no longer seeing any drought conditions, while Taylor County and small portions of Adair and Casey counties are still seeing moderate drought conditions.

A portion of severe drought is now showing up in eastern Grayson County and adjacent parts of Hardin and Hart Counties as well as the extreme western areas of the state.