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...
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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.
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Kentucky StateWTVQ

Fatal weekend collision in Metcalfe County under investigation

EDMONTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police (KSP) is investigating a fatal collision that happened on Cedar Flat Curtis Road in Metcalfe County on Saturday, June 19. KSP Post 15 received a call on Saturday around 7:52 p.m. from Metcalfe Couny 911 about a two-vehicle fatal collision. Early investigations show...
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‘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...

Man, woman shot outside J. Alexander's near Oxmoor Center

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police said a man and woman were shot Monday night outside J. Alexander's restaurant near Oxmoor Center. According to a MetroSafe dispatcher, a call was received at 8:38 p.m. LMPD Officer Beth Ruoff said the victims were walking out of the restaurant when they were shot. A motive for the shooting remains unknown, she said.
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Campbellsville Dispatch

Campbellsville Daily Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Campbellsville: Tuesday, June 22: Mostly sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Wednesday, June 23: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Thursday, June 24: Sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Friday, June 25: Slight Chance
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Campbellsville diesel price check reveals $0.04 savings at cheapest station

(CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY) Your choice of gas station could be costing you as much as $0.04 if you’re buying diesel in Campbellsville, according to a recent price survey. The survey looked at prices across the greater Campbellsville area, and found that the cheapest gallon of diesel as of Tuesday was $3.05, at Shell at 725 E Broadway. By comparison, the most expensive was $3.09, listed at BP at 505 E Broadway St.
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...

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...
Russell County,

Commemoration for local veteran tomorrow at library

A ceremony to honor a local veteran who passed away in the Korean War will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Russell County Public Library. Ernest Clifford Robertson died in the Korean War in 1951 at the age of 24 and has yet to return home, and is reportedly buried somewhere in North Korea.
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.
Liberty, KYRichmond Register

Kentucky Colonels award grant to Liberty Place Recovery Center for Women

Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. is proud to announce it received a grant from the Honorable Order Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) in the amount of $8,984 to purchase four washing machines and three dryers for Liberty Place Recovery Center for Women. Operated by KY River Foothills, Liberty Place offers support...