Mr. Justin Lee Starn
Mr. Justin Lee Starns, age 34, of Albany, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2023, at his residence in Albany, Kentucky. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Campbell-New Funeral Home in Albany, Kentucky is honored to be in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences at campbell-new.com.
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting Incident and Local Accident in Monticello, Kentucky
Two incidents occurred in Monticello, Kentucky this week. In the first incident, a shooting led to the arrest of Angel Colon on attempted murder charges. The details have not been released by local law enforcement, but Colon allegedly crashed his vehicle into a fence at the WC Bus Garage. In the second incident, a two-vehicle collision on KY 90 resulted in three injuries. Gina Baker was traveling eastbound when Frank Turner pulled out onto KY 90, causing a collision. Both Baker and Turner were transported to the hospital for treatment and observation.
Wayne County Man Arrested for Allegedly Shooting at Woman
• A Wayne County man, Angel Torres-Colon, has been arrested and is facing attempted murder and domestic violence charges. • Torres-Colon allegedly fired three shots at a woman, Deyka Ojeda, who sought refuge in an ACE Hardware store.
Weekly Safety Report: Burglary, Collision, and Attempted Murder Shake Russell Springs
This week in Russell Springs, Kentucky, there were three notable incidents. A 19-year-old woman was arrested and charged with multiple burglary offenses. Two individuals were injured in a two-vehicle collision on North Highway 127. Additionally, a man was indicted on charges including attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his neighbor.
KSP Announce Traffic Safety Checkpoints
The Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London, which provides coverage for Clay, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley counties, has announced they will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at various locations. The checkpoints are an effort to enforce traffic laws, especially seatbelt adherence, sobriety, insurance and registration violations. A complete list of traffic safety checkpoint locations can be found here: http://kentuckystatepolice.org/post11checkpoints/
Prosecutor: Treasurer took cruises after theft of $300,000 from Kentucky arts groups
A federal judge sentenced the former Kentucky resident to two years and three months in prison and ordered him to repay the money.
KYTC District 8 unveils new painted artwork on snowplow blades
SOMERSET, Ky. (WTVQ) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 8 on Thursday unveiled some new snowplow blades with a special twist. The new blades are filled with bright, hand-painted artwork to stand out in the ice and snow. On one blade appears a red truck with the quote “Drive safe,...
Branscum files for reelection to state house seat
State Rep. Josh Branscum has filed for reelection to his seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives. Branscum, from Russell Springs, represents District 83 which includes Russell County, Clinton County, and part of Pulaski County. Branscum has served as a state representative since 2021. As of now, he is the...
Adair County Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant
An Adair County Man was arrested on a Fugitive Warrant on Thursday. Johnathan Crawford, 30, of Columbia, KY was taken into custody by KSP Trooper Sharp on Thursday afternoon. He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
Campbell's Creelsboro Country Store: Preserving History and Cultivating Community
Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Jamestown, Kentucky, Campbell's Creelsboro Country Store stands as a monument to both the rich history of Creelsboro and its vibrant present-day community. Established in 1876 during the golden age of steamboat commerce on the Cumberland River, the store has been a witness to the town's shifting fortunes. Despite the decline in river trade and the challenges of changing transportation modes, the store has remained a steadfast emblem of local heritage, thanks to the dedication of its current proprietors, Mike and Kathy Campbell.
November tied for second-driest month of the year locally
November was the second-driest month of the year in Russell County. According to data from the local mesonet site, Russell County received just 1.5 inches of rain last month, the second-lowest total of the year along with October. Only May was drier in Russell County, where the local mesonet site...
Today the gas price is close to $3.09 in Albany as of 2023-11-30. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.268 , according to AAA.
Railroads in the American Civil War: The Union's Path to Victory
During the American Civil War, the strategic significance of railroads was unprecedented, marking the era as the 'first railroad war.' The Union leveraged its vast network of over 20,000 miles of tracks, more than twice the Confederate lines, to achieve logistical supremacy. This expansive infrastructure enabled rapid troop mobilization and supply distribution, greatly contributing to the North's triumph in key battles.
Sgt. Alvin C. York: Shaping the Future of Rural Education in America
The Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute in Jamestown, Tennessee, is more than just an educational facility; it's a living tribute to the vision of its founder, the esteemed war hero Sgt. Alvin C. York. Conceived in 1926, the institute was York's answer to the dearth of educational opportunities for rural children. Despite facing the tumultuous period of the Great Depression and political resistance, York's unwavering dedication ensured the school's establishment and survival, leading to the state's governance in 1937.
RCPL to host Christmas event today
The Russell County Public Library will host its annual Christmas event today. The event will include games, crafts, and photos with Santa. The event will be from 10-1 at the library and is open to the public.
Russell County man taken into custody yesterday for Theft and Burglary Charges
Russell County man taken into custody yesterday for Theft and Burglary Charges. Ryan West, age 18, of Russell Springs, was arrested by Officer Llane with the Russell Springs Police Department, just after 8 last evening. West was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition all others (greater than $10,000), Burglary, 3rd Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition all other (greater than $1000) and Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree. He was lodged into the Russell County Detention Center.
Police Service Calls from Wednesday
2:48 a.m. – Traffic stop on KY 90 East. Verbal warning for moving violation. 5:56 a.m. – Business security checks, extra patrol overnight: Truist Bank, Twin Lakes Vet and City Pool Hall. All secure, no issues discovered. 8:37 a.m. – Request to speak with officer at MPD.
Fight broke out at high school football semifinals in Fentress Co. on Friday, leading to players ejected
FENTRESS COUNTY, Tenn. — A fight broke out at a state semifinal high school football game on Friday. Pushing and punching interrupted the game between York Agricultural Institute and East Robertson in the fourth quarter. Two players from York and one from East Robertson were ejected, according to TSSAA....
Laker Boys Get Win Over Warren Central
The Russell County Laker boys basketball team improved to 2-0 on the young season as the defeated top ranked Warren Central Friday night at Laker gym by a score of 69-59. The Lakers took command early in the game with aggressive man to man and zone defenses, and behind Sophomore Dylan Stanelle who came off the bench to hit three three pointers early. Russell County led by six at halftime, increased the lead to as many as 13 before closing out and winning by 10.
Occupational tax administrator hired
After months of delay, the fiscal court took the final step needed to prepare for the collection of an occupational tax in 2024. The tax was approved in August, with the court voting to set a .5 percent (50 cents per $100) tax for one year then reducing the rate to .25 percent the second year. It would have to be revisited for a third year for the tax to continue.