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Pigskin Previews 2022: Rockcastle County Rockets

MOUNT VERNON, Ky. (WYMT) - The Rockcastle County football team is a family affair once again after over a decade. Head coach Chris Larkey returns to the program where both he and his father have coached after 13 years at North Laurel. “Obviously I want to live up to what...
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Jury Indicts Two for Narcotics possession

The Columbia Police Department concluded a contraband and drug trafficking investigation that had previously begun on May 4 of this year. Officers were notified by Adair County Regional Jail after suspected narcotics were found by Deputy Jailers. After a preliminary investigation, evidence was presented to the grand jury with two...

Laurel County Sheriff’s Office Resumes School Walk Through Program

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says his department is once again is working in cooperation with Laurel County and East Bernstadt schools to conduct their “School Safety and Security Walk-Through Program.” Sheriff Root says it provides an added level of security to the schools. These random, unscheduled safety checks are conducted routinely throughout the school year to help provide a safe learning environment. Sheriff Root asks parents to keep this in mind as you see patrol cars in the school parking lots and when your children tell you about seeing deputies walking the hallways of their school. The sheriff’s office will continue to provide this service regularly throughout the school year.

Adamson added to R.S. Police Dept. roster

Following the swearing in of two new police officers in Vance Davis and Greg Brown last week, Russell Springs Mayor Eddie Thomas swore in another new officer, Blake Adamson, to the expanding Russell Springs Police Department on Monday afternoon. Adamson has been serving as a patrol safety officer for the...

Chief Ferrell Way Dedicated

The Monticello City Council has formally approved naming the street that runs from Kendrick Avenue to the Fire department Chief Ferell Way in honor of former Monticello Fire Chief, Steve Ferrell. The mayor, city council, city police and citizens were present for the unveiling of the new sign following Monday night’s City Council Meeting.

Linda Jane (McGinnis) Smith

Mrs. Linda Jane (McGinnis) Smith, of Monticello, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, August 06, 2022 at the Medical Center of Albany in Albany, Kentucky having attained the age of 85 years, 3 months and 16 days. She was born in the Jimtown Community of Wayne County, Kentucky on Wednesday, April 21, 1937, the daughter of Willie and Edna (Lowe) McGinnis. She was a Christian, attended Parmleys Grove Baptist Church, and was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Smith whom she wed on, Saturday, July 21, 1956, son, Shelby Harold Smith, siblings, Ellie Dishman, Mattie Stinson, Nellie McGinnis, Ollie McGinnis, Olver McGinnis, Jesse McGinnis, Shelby McGinnis, and Shellie McGinnis.

Sheriff’s Department Makes Seven Arrests

Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron reports the following arrests. Michael Carrender of Monticello, Ky. was arrested for resisting arrest, assault-3rd degree (on Police Officer0, possession of a controlled substance-1st degree (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance-3rd degree (drug unspecified), public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol) and disorderly conduct-2nd degree. Tracy Shelton...

WATCH | 88 year-old Somerset woman gets biggest dream granted

WATCH | WKYT Investigates UPDATE | Central Ky. veteran, advocate relieved by passage of PACT Act. The bill includes provisions to aid veterans exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune. WATCH | Cleanup continues in Breathitt County ahead of Presidential visit. Updated: 19 hours ago. Cleanup continues in Breathitt County...

SCC Russell Center to hold informational event Tuesday

The Somerset Community College Russell Center is holding an informational event on campus Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. where new students, returning students, and those still thinking about enrolling can learn college study tips, get comfortable using Blackboard, locate classrooms, and more. SCC staff will be on hand...

RCH community lab draws continue this week

The community lab draws hosted by Russell County Hospital will continue this week. The lab draws are each morning from 7-9 a.m. at Russell Springs Elementary and go by the first letter of your last name. However, CEO Scott Thompson said accommodations can be made for people who had to...