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Two-vehicle wreck Thursday morning sends Russell Springs woman to hospital

A two-vehicle wreck on South Highway 127 Thursday morning sent a Russell Springs woman to the hospital, according to Russell Springs Police. The wreck occurred at around 6:39 a.m. Thursday when a 2003 Chevy Pickup operated by 25-year-old Tristan C. Adkins of Jamestown struck a 2012 Kia Sportage operated by 57-year-old Monica Burke of Russell Springs.
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Five Month Investigation Ends With “One Of The Largest Drug Seizures” In Somerset Police Department History

A joint effort between local, state and federal law enforcement partners ended in what officers call “one of the largest drug seizures” in Somerset Police Department’s history. Officers announced the bust Wednesday morning following a five-month investigation. Two men, Wesley Aaron Calhoun and Dennie A. Smith, both of Somerset, were recently indicted in the case. As part of the investigation, officers from SPD, Kentucky State Police, the FBI and the DEA were able to collect 30 pounds of crystal meth, six handguns, two AR rifles and more than $30,000 in cash. Back in February 2022, officers recovered the first 10 grams of meth while serving a warrant at Smith’s home. Additional warrants for other locations led to Calhoun’s involvement in the case. The pair were finally arrested earlier this month. Calhoun and Smith were each charged with conspiracy to distribute 550 grams of meth and possession with intent to distribute and firearms charges.
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Two Kentucky men arrested in ‘record drug seizure’

SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) - Two men are facing charges in connection with a big drug bust in Kentucky. According to the Somerset Police Department, the five-month investigation, which also involved federal agencies and Kentucky State Police, resulted in them confiscating 30 pounds of crystal meth, guns and $30,000 in cash.

Remains Confirmed to Belong to A Missing Wayne County Man

A human skull discovered two years ago has been confirmed to be that of Jerry D. Rainwater, who was last seen on July 2nd, 2019 in Monticello. The skull was found in the Edwards Mountain area of Wayne County in early August of 2020, it was sent out of state for further testing and DNA results returned just last month confirm a match with Rainwater. The area was searched on more than one occasion with the skull being the only remains located. At the time of his disappearance, it was believed Rainwater was driving a silver minivan toward the VA Medical Hospital in Lexington or the Georgia-Florida state line to buy a vehicle. The case has been turned over to the Kentucky State Police for further investigation.

Traffic to be blocked around Jamestown Square for Lakefest

The Jamestown Police Department is reminding citizens that traffic will be blocked around the Jamestown Square beginning 6 a.m. Saturday and going through 2 a.m. on Sunday. Traffic will be blocked up to two blocks in each direction from the square. Police officers and other volunteers will be out assisting...

Hospital board makes couple of policy changes

Russell County Hospital’s Board of Directors met earlier this week for their regular monthly meeting and made a couple of policy revisions that will affect employees. Here’s Scott Thompson, the healthcare facility’s CEO, on what changes were made…. Thompson also said the hospital’s wage scale was altered…...

Kentucky State Police Investigates Fatal Collision

Monticello, Ky. (June 29, 2022) – The Kentucky State Police, London Post is investigating a fatal collision that occurred at the intersection of KY 90 and KY HWY 1546 in the Monticello area of Wayne County at approximately 1:53 pm Tuesday, June 28, 2022. The initial investigation indicates that...