Mrs. Patty Nell (Lawson) Elliott
Mrs. Patty Nell (Lawson) Elliott, of Burkesville, passed away Monday, February 26, 2024 at the Cumberland Valley Manor in Burkesville, Kentucky, having attained the age of 89 years, 8 months and 22 days. She was born in Bakerton, Kentucky on Monday, June 4, 1934, the daughter of Audrey Lawson. She was of the Christian faith, a member of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and worked as a teacher for Cumberland County Board of Education for many years. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Keith Elliott, daughters, Akra Wilburn, Audrey Elliott Tooley, and Donna Elliott.
Mrs. Brenda (Cary) Neal
Mrs. Brenda (Cary) Neal, of Burkesville, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at the Cumberland Valley Manor in Burkesville, Kentucky, having attained the age of 75 years, 3 months and 18 days. She was born in Glasgow, Kentucky on Tuesday, November 9, 1948, the daughter of Carson Carry & Inell (Traylor) Gilstrap. She was of the Christian faith, and a member of the Pleasant Hill Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Sarah Hope Guffey.
Nine indicted by grand jury
Nine individuals were indicted by a Russell County grand jury yesterday. Those indicted included the following individuals:. Troy Doss, age 49 of Jamestown, charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, no insurance and being a persistent felony offender. Larry Padgett, age 49 of Russell...
Kentucky Authorities on Hunt for Escaped Inmate in Madison County
Richmond, KY – Kentucky State Police are actively seeking an escaped inmate from the Bluegrass Career and Development Center in Richmond, Kentucky. The escape occurred shortly before noon today, February 26th, 2024. According to the Kentucky State Police, the inmate, identified as 43-year-old James D. Jackson from Albany, KY,...
Russell County Man Arrested Following Indictment by R.C. Grand Jury
Troy Lee Doss, 49, of Jamestown, KY was arrested by Deputy Phipps of the Russell County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday evening following being indicted by a Russell County Grand Jury. Doss was charged with Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Meth), Tampering with Physical Evidence and Drug Paraphernalia - Buy/Possession.
1991 John Doe ID'ed as Kentucky man
FORT PAYNE — The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with various. law enforcement agencies and forensic experts, is pleased to announce the successful. identification of a previously unidentified individual, commonly known as John Doe,. whose skeletal remains were discovered in a wooded area near the intersection of.
The coldest February in Metcalfe County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Russell Spring Woman Arrested in Adair County on Shoplifting Charges
A Russell Spring woman was arrested in Adair County on Monday on Theft/Shoplifting Charges... Tiffany Johnson, 34, was arrested by Columbia Police last night for Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition (Shoplifting) under $500 and Giving Officer False Identifying Information. She was lodged into the Adair County Regional Jail.
Mrs. Deanna Scott Willis
Mrs. Deanna Scott Willis, of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away Monday, February 26, 2024 at her home in Burkesville, Kentucky, having attained the age of 74 years, 1 month and 13 days. She was born in Albany, Kentucky on Friday, January 13, 1950, the daughter of Johnie Scott and Ermon (Crawley) Scott. She was of the Christian faith, a life-long member of the Rose of Sharon Church, and worked as a caseworker for Community Based Services. Deanna held many positions through the years but wife, mother, and grandmother were her favorites. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Date set for annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby
Organizers have set the date for the annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby. The 36th annual Catch a Rainbow Event is scheduled for June 1. The free event is held each year at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery for children up to 15 years old. The event draws thousands...
Bridge company provides update on work between Russell, Clinton counties
Haydon Bridge Company, a subcontractor working on the US 127 project between Russell County and Clinton County, recently released an update on work on the project. The company said the substructure for the Rock Lick Creek Bridge is progressing quickly and they will soon be preparing to set the beams for this bridge.
School board approves moving forward with new bus garage, football fieldhouse
The Russell County Board of Education met yesterday, giving approval to continue moving forward with two new construction projects: the demolition of the old bus garage and construction of a new garage, as well as building a new football fieldhouse. WJRS News spoke with Russell County Schools Superintendent Michael Ford...
Adair County Man Arrested on Drug & Other Charges
An Adair County Man was arrested Sunday, February 25, 2024 by KSP on Drug, Wanton Endangerment and Tampering Charges. Joel Yarberry, 39, of Columbia, KY was arrested Sunday night for Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified), Tampering with Physical Evidence, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree and Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (Excludes Alcohol). He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
Celebrate 30 Years of 911 Service this Friday
(Glasgow, Ky) It’s hard to imagine what life in Barren and Metcalfe counties would be like without many of the modern conveniences we enjoy today. One of those services is our 911 Communications Center. On Friday, the Barren-Metcalfe Emergency Communications Center will celebrate 30 years of 911 services. The...
TPD makes 2 Drug Arrests
The Tompkinsville Police Department made two drug arrests this weekend. Diego Morales of Tompkinsville was served a search warrant at Carter Court Apartments on Friday. K9 Officer Ty Hammer and Officer Tayde Capshaw’s search led to the discovery of 9.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 8 M30 Fentanyl pills, and 2 glass pipes. Morales was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Fentanyl, and Possesion of Drug Paraphernalia.
18-year-old identified in fatal Skaggs Creek wreck
GLASGOW, Ky. – An 18-year-old has died following a weekend wreck when a vehicle fell into water near Skaggs Creek bridge. The Barren County Sheriff’s Office says it responded with emergency agencies around 8 p.m. Sunday to the bridge on Matthews Mill Road for a vehicle that had fallen into the water.
Highway Safety Improvement Project To Begin On U.S. 127 And KY 619 In Russell Springs
SOMERSET, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2024) – A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project to add turn lanes and upgrade eight intersections on U.S. 127 and KY 619 will start in March in Russell Springs. The project is part of the state’s Highway Safety Improvement Program that aims to boost safety and traffic flow.
City Of Columbia Planning A “Welcome To Summer” Event
It will soon be summer and school will be out. The city is planning a “Welcome to Summer,” event at the city park on Fairgrounds Street in conjunction with school recess for the summer and the opening of the splash pad. “We hope that everyone will participate and...
A Russell County Woman was taken into custody yesterday by police for violating a Stalking Order
A Russell County Woman was taken into custody yesterday by police for violating a Stalking Order. Velma White, age 46, of Russell Springs, was arrested by Officer Bullock of the Russell Springs Police Department, just before 9 a.m. yesterday morning. White was charged with the Violation of a Stalking Restraining Order and lodged into the Russell County Detention Center.
RCHS students will get head start on teaching careers thanks to new apprenticeship opportunity
Six Russell County High School students will get a head start on their teaching careers because of an apprenticeship opportunity that will fast-track their college education. Anna Gosser, Emma Grider, Amy McGowan, Saturn Taryn Walsh, Leah White and Emma Wilson, students at Russell County High School, attended a signing ceremony at Lindsey Wilson College last week to become a part of an apprenticeship program that will pay high school students to work under a mentor teacher while taking dual credit courses at LWC. The agreement, funded by the Wilderness Education Project, allows students to use their apprenticeship hours toward their student teaching hours – fulfilling the requirement necessary for college graduation.