Three Injured in Local Accident
Two-vehicle collision on KY 90 at intersection with Tate Drive (in front of Best Western). Three persons injured. Officer Josh Smith’s investigation determined Gina Baker, 51, of Monticello was traveling eastbound on KY 90 in a 2012 Chevy Traverse when Frank Turner, 80, of Monticello, driving a 2005 Ford Focus, pulled out of Tate Drive onto KY 90 and into the path of Baker. Both Baker and Turner were transported by Wayne County EMS to the Wayne County Hospiital for treatment and observation. A passenger in Turner’s vehicle, Carlos Upchurch, 65, of Monticello was also taken to the local hospital for treatment and observation.
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...
Two injured in wreck on North 127 yesterday
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle collision that occurred yesterday morning at around 11 on North Highway 127. According to Russell Springs Police, a 2019 GMC Tahoe operated by 57-year-old Kelly Sonnabend of Dunnville was stopped behind a vehicle turning left onto Stephens Lane. While stopped in the road waiting for the vehicle in front to turn, Sonnabend’s vehicle was struck from behind by a 2005 Chevy Silverado operated by 52-year-old Lloyd Newton of Dunnville.
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,...
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.
East Tennessee High School Football Semifinals Are Stopped by A Fight!
In a startling turn of events, what began as a competitive high school football semifinal in East Tennessee quickly devolved into chaos. The game, featuring York Agricultural Institute and East Robertson High, was abruptly disrupted by a violent brawl. The unexpected eruption of hostility on the field led to several players being ejected and a temporary halt in the game.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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...
Columbia man arrested locally on theft charges
A Columbia man was arrested locally on multiple theft charges yesterday evening. According to reports, 36-year-old Nathan P. Harden was arrested and charged with theft of a firearm, theft by unlawful taking between $1,000 and $10,000; and burglary first degree. Harden was arrested by the Russell County Sheriff’s Office and...
Moonshine Daze Festival: Honoring Celina's Prohibition-Era Legacy and Culture
Celina, Tennessee, is home to a unique celebration of its Prohibition-era heritage—the Moonshine Daze Festival. This annual event is more than a nod to the days of illicit moonshine production; it's an all-encompassing festival that celebrates the historical and cultural fabric of Middle Tennessee. Visitors can sample legal moonshine from local distilleries like Short Mountain, enjoy live music, and participate in an assortment of activities that capture the town's indomitable spirit and promote local tourism.
Christmas on the Square is tonight, traffic to be closed around square
The annual Russell County Celebrates Christmas on the Square in Jamestown is set to take place tonight from 5-8 p.m. The event will include the annual lighting of the community Christmas tree, several local vendors, community performances, pictures with Santa and much more. Due to the event, traffic will be...
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.
Shoaf indicted on attempted murder charge
A Russell Springs man has been indicted on charges that include criminal attempt to commit murder. A Russell County grand jury met yesterday and indicted 35-year-old Joseph Shoaf of Russell Springs on charges of criminal attempt to commit murder, assault first degree, and possession of marijuana. The charges stem from...
Bandsgiving was a Big Success
Monday before Thanksgiving Break, Wayne County Band hosted a “Bandsgiving” dinner for all band members and parents. Everyone was encouraged to bring meals and Christmas decorations for the day. Everyone had a good time and had plenty to eat. “The band is everyone’s second family; we all know...
Albany, New York: A Crucial Nexus of Civil War Mobilization, Medicine, and Support
Albany, New York, served as a vital stage for Civil War mobilization, echoing with the valor of its past. The Schuyler Mansion and Albany Rural Cemetery, where Civil War generals rest, are just some of the historical landmarks that recount this era's tales. Though the USS Slater arrived later during WWII, it complements Albany's military heritage. These sites offer a profound journey into the city's significant role during the Civil War, allowing visitors to traverse the paths of history that shaped America.
Russell County saw slight dip in unemployment in October
Russell County saw a slight dip in unemployment in October, according to new data from the Kentucky Center for Statistics. Russell County’s unemployment rate in October was 4.7 percent, down from 4.9 percent in October 2022. Russell, Pulaski, Wayne, and Taylor were the only counties in the Lake Cumberland...