Russell County continues to be in ‘moderate drought’

Russell County and the surrounding Lake Cumberland area continues to be in a “moderate drought,” according to the U.S. Drought Index, which was updated earlier this week.

The data was tabulated on Tuesday of this week before being made public Thursday.

A portion of severe drought continues to show up in far western Kentucky while areas east of neighboring Pulaski County are still labeled at abnormally dry or not currently seeing drought conditions.