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Green River Meats to Open in Taylor County in 2023

Gov. Andy Beshear’s goal to establish Kentucky as a leader in the agritech sector took another step forward as today startup meat processor Green River Meats LLC shared plans to locate in Taylor County, creating 25 full-time jobs with a more than $2.3 million commitment. “I want to welcome...
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Local pair arrested on felony drug charges

Tommy Wheeler and Sherry Hadley were arrested Monday night on felony drug charges after an incident on Hwy. 551. Adair County Sheriff’s Deputy Kenny Perkins investigated a complaint at a residence north of Columbia. On arrival, deputy Perkins suspected the presence of illegal substances in the vehicle Wheeler and Hadley occupied at the scene.
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City Of Columbia: Downey Eye Clinic Expansion Planned

In an announcement today, Thursday, May 26th, 2022 from the City of Columbia, Downey Eye Clinic is planning an expansion. The expansion will include a new building for the optometry offices, as well as additional professional office space. The expansion is planning for a location on North Highway 55 and...

Rand Paul coming to Jamestown next week

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will visit Jamestown next week for a community update. Paul will be at Jamestown City Hall at noon next Friday, June 3 in the city council room. The event is open to the public.

Local man arrested on meth possession, other charges

A Russell Springs man was arrested by the Russell Springs Police Department on Wednesday afternoon on possession of methamphetamine and other charges, according to jail records. Craig Bruner, age 62, was taken into custody by Lt. Bobby Pritchard on charges of possession of a controlled substance first degree first offense...

Obituary: Dorothy May Dilley, 62, Bardstown

Dorothy May Dilley, 62, of Bardstown, died Tuesday, May 24, 2022. She was born in Oak Hill, West Va., on Oct. 24, 1959, to the late Harry Clarene Martin and Ida Shockey Martin. She was a passionate volunteer for CASA of Nelson County, the owner and president of D&D Utility Contractors. She was very involved in the lives of her beloved grandchildren.

Candidates file for local city councils

Two new city council filings were reported yesterday. Jamestown City Councilman Mitchell Marcum filed for re-election. With Marcum filing, all of the current city council members have filed for re-election. In Russell Springs, Cody L. Wilson filed for the city council. Wilson is the first to file for city council...

New auditors hired by RCH

Russell County Hospital has a new auditing and accounting firm following action by the healthcare facility’s board of directors earlier this week. Hospital CEO Scott Thompson talked to WJRS NEWS about the change…

Green River Meats to open in Taylor County in 2023, create 25 jobs with $2.3 million investment

— Startup meat processor Green River Meats LLC announced plans to locate in Taylor County, creating 25 full-time jobs with a more than $2.3 million commitment. The new processing plant will serve the local livestock industry and is expected to open at 3998 Greensburg Road near Campbellsville in 2023. The operation will offer custom processing services of cattle and hogs under U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection and feature a retail storefront for the sale of beef and pork cuts. Jobs created through the project will include beef and pork fabrication, value-added processing, sales, packaging and management positions.

Claims against Russell Springs Mayor in lawsuit dropped

Former Russell Springs Police Interim Chief Melissa Taylor is dropping gender discrimination claims against Russell Springs Mayor Eddie Thomas that were alleged in a lawsuit earlier this year. Circuit Judge Vernon Miniard signed the dismissal on Tuesday, as Taylor agreed to dismiss the claims against Thomas. In the lawsuit filed...

Grand jury hands down indictments

A Russell County grand jury handed down indictments against 17 individuals yesterday. Travis Passmore, of Russell Springs, charged with bail jumping first degree. Zachariah Bunch, of Russell Springs, charged with burglary third degree, theft by unlawful taking $1,000 or more, criminal mischief first degree, and being a persistent felony offender.

Candidates file for Jamestown City Council, School Board

Five of the six current Jamestown City Council members have now filed for re-election. William Murray and Terry Robertson have filed for re-election, joining fellow council members Barry Coffey, Ada Lawson, and Tony H. Wright. District 2 Board of Education member Sheila Wicker has also filed for re-election to her...

Memorial Day closings

The Adair County Judge Executive’s office, Green River Animal Shelter, Adair County Road Department and the Adair County Annex building will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. Please post if you will be closed, too.

Russell Springs man arrested on drug charge

A Russell Springs man was arrested on a drug charge Monday night. Justin M. Weddle, 37, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and contempt of court. Weddle was arrested by Deputy Pierce with the Russell County Sheriff’s Office and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center after 10 p.m.

Bank of Jamestown honors 4.0 seniors

The Bank of Jamestown honored the 2022 4.0 Russell County High School Seniors at a banquet this week at People’s Café in Jamestown. The 16 seniors recognized were Mills Clark, Jesse Gossage, Riley Hill, Morgan Jones, Morgan Loy, Makayla Melson, Kris Patel, Alex Reynolds, Ella Robertson, Sophie Shearer, Landon Walters, Caroline Wells, Sally Wilson, Samantha Betts Jimenez, Gage Carnes and Camden Carpenter.