Russell County,

Inmate discovers loaded handgun while picking up litter

Russell County Jailer Bobby Dunbar said it’s not uncommon for inmates working on litter patrol to find unusual objects along roadways while working. But Tuesday morning, an inmate at the Russell County Detention Center found something quite unusual, and slightly alarming. A loaded handgun. The .45 caliber handgun was discovered...
Picture for Inmate discovers loaded handgun while picking up litter
Russell Springs,

Two arrested by RSPD Tuesday night

Two people were arrested by Russell Springs Police Tuesday night. David A. Wisdom, 33, was arrested and charged with driving on a DUI-suspended license second offense, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, and failure to surrender a revoked operators license. Elisabeth M. Bandy, 28, was...
Picture for Two arrested by RSPD Tuesday night

Nicholas Tyler Smith

Nicholas Tyler Smith, 26, of Edmonton passed away, Saturday, June 19, 2021 near his home as the result of a motorcycle accident. Nicholas was born September 26, 1994 in Glasgow, Kentucky the son of Kenneth (April) Smith of Park City and Rita Vibbert Smith of Tompkinsville. Nicholas was an employee of Capstone Logistics.
Russell County,

School District moving forward with SB 128 implementation

The Russell County Board of Education is moving forward with implementation of Senate Bill 128, which provides students with a supplemental year to make up for learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The board approved the SB 128 applications last month, and Ford said since then, multiple students who...

Ghearing’s Trial Date Moved Again

The trial date for a Livingston doctor with a practice in Celina has been moved again. Gilbert Ross Ghearing, 66 of Livingston, was a former physician and owner of a family medical practice in Celina. He was charged in May 2019 with violating the Controlled Substances Act announced U.S. Attorney...

Afternoon storms cause power outages, downed trees

Storms rolling through the area Monday afternoon produced power outages and knocked down trees in various parts of the county. South Kentucky RECC reported hundreds of power outages across the county, particularly in the Jamestown and Eli areas of the county. There were also reports sent in to WJRS of...

Woman hit, killed while trying to driver in crash on Dixie Highway

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A woman trying to help someone in a crash was hit and killed on Dixie Highway Monday night. LMPD Officer Beth Ruoff says the crash happened after a truck made an abrupt U-turn on Dixie Highway near the Gene Snyder around 11 p.m. Another driver swerved out of the way before flipping into a ditch. Ruoff says Angela Cecil, 50, stopped and tried to help, she was hit and killed by an oncoming vehicle.
Russell County,

RCHS seeking input on criteria for new principal

Russell County High School is seeking input from faculty, staff, parents, and community members as the school’s SBDM council searches for the school’s next principal. A survey can be found here that people can access to provide their input. The school based decision making council will use the information gathered...

‘Paint the Town’ set for Aug. 4-5

The City of Columbia will be sponsoring the second annual “Paint The Town” event on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 4-5. The community is being asked to use chalk to design the sidewalks around the courthouse square, along with areas immediate off the square. ‘We would like families, businesses, churches, and...
Russell County,

Two women arrested over the weekend

Two women were arrested over the weekend by local law enforcement. Brianne Bottom, age 23 of Russell Springs, was arrested Sunday by Russell County Sheriff’s Deputy Corey Meyer. Bottom was charged with public intoxication of a controlled substance excluding alcohol. Jennifer Stockton, age 45 of Byrdstown, Tennessee, wasarrested Friday evening...
Celina, TNOverton County News

Head-on collision claims lives of Celina residents

A head-on collision in the Allons area of Highway 52 claimed the lives of two Clay County residents in separate vehicles Friday, June 18. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol’s preliminary report, David Butler, 85, of Celina, was driving a 1997 Nissan pickup eastbound on State Highway 52 around 4:44 a.m. as Tileitha Randolph, 38, also of Celina, was driving a 2005 Saturn Vue westbound.
Metcalfe County,

Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office receives clean audit

EDMONTON, Ky. – State Auditor Mike Harmon Monday released the audit of the sheriff’s settlement – 2019 taxes for Metcalfe County Sheriff Lonnie Hodges. State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account, and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.
Monticello, KYGreenfield Daily Reporter

M. Diane Alexander

M. Diane Alexander, 71, of Monticello, KY passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 19, 2021. She was born on October 31, 1949. Her parents were the late Stella (Watson) (Papaw Kenny) Sexton and the late Milton Alexander. She is survived by her children, Angela (Darryck) Dorman of Greenfield, Indiana and...