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Mayor breaks tie to keep extras in LPD budget

The Town of Livingston budget for 2022-2023 was approved in a called meeting Thursday, June 30, but not without disagreement over the Livingston Police Department’s allocations. Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes opened the public hearing and called meeting by pointing out that this budget has a property tax increase and...
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Stories From the Past - Mark Twain’s Family Lived in Jamestown, TN

Stories From the Past - Mark Twain’s Family Lived in Jamestown, TN. During the year 1952, the history class of Livingston Academy, along with their teacher, Kenneth R. Stephens, who later became principal of LA, spent a year compiling information for a book entitled Echoes From The Foothills. The book prepared by this class is filled with much information that might have been lost forever had it not been for their hard work.
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South Carolina man indicted in December arrested by JPD

A South Carolina man indicted by a Russell County grand jury in December has been arrested by Jamestown Police. According to jail records, Richard B. Jones, age 48 of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was arrested Tuesday night by Jamestown Police on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance.

Median home values have risen in Russell Springs over past year

While the cost of many things has risen over the last year, new data from a leading real estate company shows that the value of homes in Russell Springs has also risen. According to Zillow, an American tech real-estate marketplace company, the median home value in Russell Springs has risen a little more than 14 percent over the past year.

One Person Injured in House Fire

7-6-22 Monticello Fire Department personnel responded to a residential structure fire on HWY 3285. Monticello/Wayne County 911 received reports of a person inside the structure. Wayne County EMS responded and Susie Vol. Fire Department was requested for mutual aid. When fire personnel arrived they confirmed that there was someone inside the structure. The person was quickly located and removed from the structure by members of Monticello Fire and Wayne County EMS. The individual was transported to Wayne County Hospital.

Juanita Gosser, age 91, of Russell Springs

Juanita Gosser, 91, of Russell Springs, died Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at her home in Nicholasville. She was born August 16, 1930, in Russell County to the late Arvel and Erie Meece Thomas. She was a member of Cedar Springs United Baptist Church. Juanita spent her career as a teacher in Jefferson County to retire and live with her husband on their farm in Casey County. There she enjoyed her flowers and had a greenhouse business, Windsor Nursery. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, loving nothing more than to spend time with her family.

Schools Exploring Safety Options

Overton County Schools are exploring ways to increase safety at the county’s schools. Director of Schools Donnie Holman said discussions with law enforcement officials began in the wake of the Uvalde shooting in Texas. He updated the school board at a work session following the board’s monthly meeting.
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J. Darwin Clark announces re-election for County Commissioner District 2

J. Darwin Clark has informed Overton County News of his intent to seek re-election as County Commissioner in the second district. Following is his statement. “I J. Darwin Clark would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for re-election to County Commissioner for District 2, which is: Allons, Independence, and Monroe.

Sunday evening wreck sends one to hospital

A two-vehicle collision on Sunday sent a woman to the hospital. According to Russell Springs Police Chief Tim Pierce, the collision occurred around 6 p.m. Sunday on Voils Road when a 2004 Mercedes SUV operated by Ursula Moore of Bethelridge in Casey County was struck in the rear by a 2013 Ford Explorer, operated by 26-year-old Jordan Loy of Russell Springs.
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Museum to celebrate Pioneer Days

Pioneer Days will return to Livingston on July 15 and 16. The festival has been revived by a new Pioneer Days Committee, Overton County Heritage Museum, and Livingston/Overton County Chamber of Commerce. The popular event returns with many activities and music venues planned for the two-day event that will be...

Monterey Team Continues Response To Livingston Storm Cleanup

The Tennessee Disaster Response Team from Monterey continuing cleanup efforts in Livingston Wednesday morning after the micro-burst storm almost two-weeks ago. Team Leader Ken Hall said the response marks the third day. This time for two properties on Jamestown Highway. “I’ve teasingly called it the disaster that no one knew...

Brownfield Outreach Session to be held at LCADD

The Lake Cumberland Area Development District will be hosting a Brownfield Outreach Session on Thursday, July 21st. The free educational session, which will take place from 9 until 11 a.m. at the ADD office in Russell Springs, will provide an overview of the Brownfield program and grant assistance opportunities that may be available for redevelopment and revitalization efforts.

Ohio man drowns in Lake Cumberland over the weekend

An Ohio man drowned in Lake Cumberland over the weekend, according to Jamestown Fire and Rescue. Fire Chief Jeff Landers told WJRS News a 58-year-old Ohio man, whose identity was later confirmed as Gary “Todd” Blankenship by the Russell County Coroner’s Office, was discovered in about 14 feet of water in the Low Gap area of the lake.

Trade Time Tuesday, July 5, 2022

20-inch Murray bicycle, leaf blower, temp. electric pole 346-3370. Looking for a retired person to help around the farm 423-965-3648. German Sheppard puppy, 9-weeks old, raspberries for sale 423-215-9131. Yard sale Friday & Saturday at 6365 Old Mt. Helen Road Allardt, Tenn. 865-335-0601. Car parts for Chevy HHR Car $25,...

Fire Department Stays Busy on the 4th

Monticello Fire Department personnel started early Monday moving fireworks equipment in preparation for the show. Later in the day the department responded to a LZ Request at Wayne County Hospital. Just prior to fair time we were alerted about a grass fire on Hwy 789. Firefighters who were in the...

Christine McQueary, age 81, of Russell Springs

Christine McQueary, of Russell Springs, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2022. She was 81 years of age. Christine was born May 28, 1941, in Russell County, daughter of the late Samuel and Luona Higginbotham George. She married Glenvil McQueary on June 1, 1963. They celebrated over 58 years of marriage.
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Bonnie L. Stapp

Memorial services for Ms. Bonnie L. Stapp, age 55 of Livingston, were conducted on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at the Livingston Academy gymnasium. Bonnie passed from this life on Tuesday morning, June 28, 2022, from the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Born on February 27, 1967 in Fort Pierce,...

Commodities to be distributed Thursday

On Thursday, July 7, Judge Gary D. Robertson and the Russell County Fiscal Court, in conjunction with the Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland program, will be distributing commodities at the Russell Springs City Park beginning at 11 a.m. until all commodities are given away. For more information please contact the...

Structure Fire Reported Early Sunday Morning

Monticello Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on Cumberland Ridge Road at 02:16 this morning. Susie Vol. Fire Department was requested and responded for mutual aid to the incident. South Kentucky RECC responded to remove electrical hazards on the scene. Personnel remained on the scene working until after daylight.