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Casey Co. first responders describe potentially dangerous issues with 911 calls
CASEY CO., Ky. (WKYT) - In the video, you’ll hear what an incoming 911 call should sound like, but you’ll hear what the first responders in Casey County often hear instead. And if you couldn’t understand who needs help and where, well neither can they. “Every time...
Stanford hears how Heart of Kentucky United Way is helping Lincoln County
STANFORD – Heart of Kentucky United Way provides Lincoln County and surrounding areas with a multitude of programs that benefit the community. The Stanford City Council heard an annual update from Stephanie Blevins, executive director of Heart of Kentucky United Way, during the council’s Feb. 8 meeting. Heart of Kentucky United Way does not receive […] The post Stanford hears how Heart of Kentucky United Way is helping Lincoln County appeared first on The Interior Journal.
Casey man arrested in major drug bust reportedly planned to flee to Mexico
Last week on local news, we reported the arrest of a major drug bust in Casey County, where federal, state, and local law enforcement seized more than 50 pounds of drugs, a handgun, and $100,000 in cash. According to reports, 73-year-old Roger Mullins who was arrested in the case, was...
How personal income has changed in Rockcastle County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Rockcastle County, Kentucky and how it compares to state and national levels.
Russell County high schooler accused of sending threats on Snapchat
"Please help students understand any 'jokes' or impulsive threats to harm or injure others are not taken lightly."
Number of homeless people increasing in this Ky. city, organization says
SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) - Volunteers say there is a tremendous need to help the homeless in a southern Kentucky city. An organization in Somerset has assisted hundreds of people over the past year. They say the need is even greater when the temperatures go down. From driving around and picking...
KSP & Rockastle Sheriff’s Office investigating deadly crash
ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police and the Rockcastle Sheriff’s Office are investigating a deadly crash. Troopers say it happened around 8 p.m. on Highway 461 and Doc Adams Road. They are urging drivers to expect delays when traveling in the area. KSP says the Rockcastle Sheriff’s...
Local gas prices on par with other counties in the area
Gas prices in Russell County are on par with other counties in the area. Many stations in Russell County are selling at around the $2.99 mark, according to GasBuddy, and stations in Adair and Pulaski counties are selling at just under $3/gallon as well. Prices in Clinton County are slightly...
School officials respond to perceived threat of shooting at high school
Russell County Schools officials say a high school student sent out messages threatening a school shooting, although officials also told WJRS News they believe the messages were not a credible threat. School officials became aware of the threatening messages Sunday evening after a parent notified the district’s safety director Jackie...
Lakers fall to Pulaski; Russell Co takes on Barren Co in regular season finale tomorrow
The Russell County Laker Basketball team fell to Pulaski County last night by a score of 68-57. The game was back-and-forth in the first half, but the Maroons hit a three-pointer in the final seconds to take a 28-26 lead into the break. The Maroons were able to take control...
The gas price fluctuate between $3.01 and $3.09 in Somerset as of 2024-02-21. Find the cheapest 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 Wednesday is $3.274, a week ago the price is $3.256 , according to AAA.
Community blood drive is tomorrow
The Russell County Community Blood Drive will take place tomorrow. The blood drive will be held at the South Kentucky RECC Community Room from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. One donor will win a $100 gift card sponsored by Russell County Schools Superintendent Michael Ford. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins...
Jamestown council approves 911 agreement
The Jamestown City Council approved the new interlocal 911 agreement at last week’s city council meeting. The new agreement, which was approved by the council with a unanimous vote, is a five-year agreement in which both the City of Jamestown, the Ambulance Board, and the City of Russell Springs each contribute $35,000 annually to be used toward operating expenses of the 911 service.
Rescuers try to save calf from sinkhole
PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Science Hill Firefighters say they got a call Saturday morning that a sinkhole had opened up. A calf had fallen in about ten feet deep. Assistant Fire Chief of Science Hill Michael Phelps says a 150 lb. calf had fallen down an 18-inch opening. Phelps...
Russell County Chamber holds first meeting of 2024
The Russell County Chamber of Commerce held its first meeting of 2024 yesterday after last month’s meeting was cancelled due to weather. WJRS News caught up with new chamber president Brittany Stephens to talk about yesterday’s meeting. Stephens said she’s excited about things to come for the chamber...
Monticello Man Arrested on Drug Charges
According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron a Monticello man has been arrested after an investigation into the illegal sales of narcotics by the Wayne County Sheriff Office. On February 18, 2024, after obtaining enough information during an ongoing investigation about a residence located on Candi Lane selling illegal narcotics Deputy Derek Dennis obtained a search warrant for that residence. At approximately 12:52 am, Deputies Derek Dennis, Jerry Meadows, Nick Bertram, along with Monticello Police Officer Casey Lang executed the search warrant. The search warrant resulted in 2 bags of a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine, 2 syringes containing a clear substance believed to be methamphetamine, new plastic baggies consistent with the illegal sales of narcotics, a digital scale consistent with the illegal sales of narcotics, and 25 sublingual films being found a seized.
Lincoln County Public Records
Property transfers recently recorded in the office of Lincoln County Clerk Nancy Jackson. Tonya Jones and Jennifer and Ian Gervasi to Kirk H. Jones, .69 acres on Ky. Hwy. 328, $6,666.66. Lawrence and Jennifer Hilliard to Charles and Heather Hillery, property bounded on south by property of Freeman Jones, yo the C.N.O. & T.P. Railroad, […] The post Lincoln County Public Records appeared first on The Interior Journal.
Stanford lifts state of emergency for water shortage
STANFORD – Thanks to several days of rain recently, the state of emergency that was called amid a water shortage has been canceled. Stanford Mayor Dalton Miller said Tuesday that lake levels were up and the crisis has been averted for now. Lincoln County is still in need of some additional rainfall, he said, which […] The post Stanford lifts state of emergency for water shortage appeared first on The Interior Journal.
Closings for the President’s Day Holiday
Some local offices are closed today due to the President’s Day holiday. Russell County Schools are closed today for the holiday and will return to regular schedule tomorrow. The Russell County Board of Education will not meet tonight. The board will meet next Monday at 5 p.m. Local post...
County votes to provide funding for Duo Broadband Jabez project
The Russell County Fiscal Court voted last week to provide funds for the Duo Broadband project in Jabez. Duo Broadband is currently in the midst of a large-scale project in Jabez totaling more than $6 million. The project aims to bring fiber to more than 500 underserved households and businesses in the Jabez area.