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Lady Laker Volleyball to host home opener today

The Russell County Lady Laker Volleyball team will host its home opener tonight. The Lady Lakers will host Adair County tonight at Laker Gym with freshman starting off the action at 5 p.m. Freshman, JV, and varsity teams will all be in action. The Lady Lakers enter at 1-0 after...
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Bluegrass Festival returns this weekend

The Lake Cumberland Bluegrass Festival returns this weekend to the Eli community. The 18th annual festival will take place Friday and Saturday at the KOA campground. Each year, the festival brings a variety of local, regional, and national bluegrass artists to Russell County. The music gets underway beginning at 6...
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Holt takes over as school food service director

The Russell County School District has a new food service director in veteran educator Jessica Holt. Holt talked with WJRS NEWS about her new job…. Holt recognized her cafeteria workers, an often overlooked group, that is key to the school system’s success…
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Jamestown woman arrested in Cumberland County

A Jamestown woman was arrested in Cumberland County early Tuesday morning. According to jail records, 27-year-old Kindre Crawley was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance second degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, public intoxication of a controlled substance, prescription of a controlled substance not in the original container.
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Meet the Lakers is tonight

The Meet the Lakers event for the Russell County Laker Football team will take place tonight. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with a program beginning at 6 p.m. This will include youth league to varsity players being recognized. There will be food trucks and vendors selling Laker apparel at...
RUSSELL COUNTY, KY
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Lindsey Wilson College prepares to welcome Class of 2026

The A.P. White Campus and the city of Columbia are abuzz with excitement as Lindsey Wilson College finalizes the preparations to begin a new academic year. Although student-athletes involved in fall sports have been settling in for the last few weeks, LWC freshman residential students will not arrive for move-in until 9 a.m. CT, Saturday (Aug. 20) morning. The rest of the residential student body will move in beginning at noon on Sunday.
COLUMBIA, KY
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Lake Cumberland voted Best Houseboating Lake

Lake Cumberland has been selected as the Best Houseboating Lake by Kentucky Living Magazine readers. Kentucky Living’s Best in Kentucky awards are selected by the magazine’s readers in a number of categories. Lake Cumberland beat out nearby Green River Lake and Barren River Lake, which came in second...
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RCMS 8th graders fall by 1 in OT loss

The Russell County Middle School 8th grade basketball team lost a close one to Taylor County Tuesday night in the season opener, falling by a score of 36-35 in overtime. Addy Abrell led the scoring for Russell County with 20 points. Both the 7th grade and 6th grade teams fell...
RUSSELL COUNTY, KY
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Jamestown City Council to meet tonight

The Jamestown City Council will hold its regular monthly meeting this evening. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at Jamestown City Hall. We’ll have more from the meeting on tomorrow’s local news.
JAMESTOWN, KY
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54 new COVID cases reported in Russell County

The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported 54 new COVID cases in Russell County. Neighboring Pulaski County was among the counties with the highest number of cases in the state at 163. Wayne County reported 76 cases, Casey had 46 cases, Adair had 44, Clinton had 33, and Cumberland had...
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Russell County remains ‘yellow’ in latest CDC Covid map

Russell County remains yellow on the latest COVID spread map, which was recently released by the Kentucky Department for Public Health. Yellow indicates a medium spread of the virus. Meanwhile, neighboring Adair County is also in the yellow category while Green and Taylor counties are the only two counties in...
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Lake Cumberland landmark officially named ‘Sid Bell Falls’

A popular landmark on the shoreline of Lake Cumberland will forever be known as “Sid Bell Falls,” the namesake of its landowner when the Corps of Engineers purchased it during construction of Wolf Creek Dam in 1943. Corps officials posted a “Sid Bell Falls” sign in June near...
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Couple arrested on drug charges

The Russell Springs Police Department arrested a Greensburg man Sunday evening on drug charges. Zachary Dixon, age 40, was arrested and charged with trafficking in more than two grams of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. Officer Vance Davis of the Russell Springs Police Department was the arresting officer. Dixon was...
RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY
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Cumberland, Taylor counties receive $ to upgrade voting machines

The State Board of Elections this week allocated funding to neighboring Cumberland County and nearby Taylor County to upgrade their voting equipment to paper-ballot-based, auditable machines. Taylor was allocated $50,000 while Cumberland will receive $25,000 for the upgrades. Those two counties were among 11 counties to receive a total of...
TAYLOR COUNTY, KY
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RCSO arrests Lincoln Co. man on numerous charges

A Stanford man was arrested Saturday night by the Russell County Sheriff’s Office on a host of charges that included drugs, wanton endangerment, and traffic violations, according to jail records. Anthony Drury, age 38, was arrested by Deputy Corey Meyer with the RCSO and charges with fleeing or evading...
STANFORD, KY
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School Board approves lowering of tax rate

The Russell County Board of Education unanimously approved the lowering of the board’s tax rate at Monday’s meeting. The board approved the lowering of the tax rate from 52.2 cents per $100 of assessed value on real and personal property to 51.1 cents. The motor vehicle and utility...
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