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Kentucky man, 78, accused of killing wife
PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - The death of a Kentucky woman in what appears to be a domestic violence situation is under investigation in Pulaski County, according to the sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office says deputies were called Thursday morning to the 12000 block of N. Hwy 27 in...
Liberty woman arrested after driving stolen vehicle from Adair County, fighting with police
A Liberty woman was arrested last week after she reportedly stole a vehicle from a business in Columbia and fought with Casey County deputies. According to reports, 39-year-old Sherri Hayes was arrested and faces charges of receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, fleeing or evading police, disorderly conduct, and reckless driving.
Casey County first responders discuss dangerous issues with 911
First responders in Casey County are dealing with potentially dangerous issues involving 911 calls. Casey County’s 911 operations are dispatched through Bluegrass 911 Communications, a regional operation that dispatches for Casey, Lincoln, Garrard, and Mercer counties. According to reports, first responders have been dealing with multiple issues as of...
Casey man arrested in major drug bust reportedly planned to flee to Mexico
Last week on local news, we reported the arrest of a major drug bust in Casey County, where federal, state, and local law enforcement seized more than 50 pounds of drugs, a handgun, and $100,000 in cash. According to reports, 73-year-old Roger Mullins who was arrested in the case, was...
Savor the Flavor: Top 4 Must-Visit Mexican Restaurants in Somerset
In this article, we're exploring four exquisite Mexican restaurants in Somerset. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If yes, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below.
Community blood drive is today
The Russell County Community Blood Drive is today. The blood drive will be held at the South Kentucky RECC Community Room from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. One donor will win a $100 gift card sponsored by Russell County Schools Superintendent Michael Ford. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome.
School officials respond to perceived threat of shooting at high school
Russell County Schools officials say a high school student sent out messages threatening a school shooting, although officials also told WJRS News they believe the messages were not a credible threat. School officials became aware of the threatening messages Sunday evening after a parent notified the district’s safety director Jackie...
Lucas Ford resigns as RCHS Football coach
As the Russell County Laker Football team prepares to open up next season at its new stadium, they’ll be doing so with a new head coach. WJRS News learned yesterday that coach Lucas Ford met with the team and submitted a letter of resignation as Russell County High School’s Football coach.
Sheriff’s Office Arrests Adair County Man And Woman On Endangering Welfare Of A Minor Charges
On Thursday, January 25th, 2024, Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman, Deputy Emily Wall and Child Protective Services initiated an investigation into the unsafe living conditions of two children. A safety plan was put into place for the children as the investigation continued. On Thursday, February 15th, 2024 at 5:05 p.m.,...
Russell County high schooler accused of sending threats on Snapchat
Charges have been filed against a Russell County high schooler after a student received threats on social media.
Wednesday. February. 21. 2024.
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Number of homeless people increasing in this Ky. city, organization says
SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) - Volunteers say there is a tremendous need to help the homeless in a southern Kentucky city. An organization in Somerset has assisted hundreds of people over the past year. They say the need is even greater when the temperatures go down. From driving around and picking...
Columbia Man Arrested for Falsely Reporting an Incident
David Harvey, 53, of Columbia, KY was arrested by KSP on Sunday night. Harvey was charged with False Reporting of an Incident to Law Enforcement and Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (Excludes Alcohol). Mr. Harvey was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
RCHS Basketball teams wrap up regular season with doubleheader at Barren County
The Russell County High School Basketball teams will wrap up the regular season with a doubleheader at Barren County tonight. The Lady Lakers will take on the Lady Trojans at 6 p.m. with the Lakers and Trojans facing off in the nightcap. As the regular season wraps up tonight, the...
Local gas prices on par with other counties in the area
Gas prices in Russell County are on par with other counties in the area. Many stations in Russell County are selling at around the $2.99 mark, according to GasBuddy, and stations in Adair and Pulaski counties are selling at just under $3/gallon as well. Prices in Clinton County are slightly...
"Lifemark" Shown at Cane Valley Baptist Church 2/25/24
Cane Valley Baptist Church will show the movie "Lifemark" at 6:00pmCT on Sunday, February 25, 2024. Pastor Bro. Clay Scott and congregation invites everyone. The church is located at 3145 Cane Valley Road, Columbia, KY.
Campbellsville Police Department To Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoints
The Campbellsville Police Department will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout Campbellsville. During the checkpoints officers will be enforcing laws related to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, licensing of motor vehicles and operators, registration and insurance violations, seat belt and child restraint violations, and motor vehicle equipment violations.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.99 and $3.03 in Columbia as of 2024-02-22. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.270, a week ago the price is $3.278 , according to AAA.
RCPL holds ceremony to commission solar project
The Russell County Public Library held a Commissioning Ceremony yesterday morning to activate it’s new rooftop solar project with several local officials and partners in the project on hand. Library Director Lindsey Westerfield talked to WJRS News about the positive financial and environmental impact of the solar project. The...
Jamestown council approves 911 agreement
The Jamestown City Council approved the new interlocal 911 agreement at last week’s city council meeting. The new agreement, which was approved by the council with a unanimous vote, is a five-year agreement in which both the City of Jamestown, the Ambulance Board, and the City of Russell Springs each contribute $35,000 annually to be used toward operating expenses of the 911 service.