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  • Russell County Man Drowns In Farm Pond

    September 2, 2014 6:15 PM

    A young Russel County man has died after falling into a pond and drowning on Labor Day. The Fayette County Coroner's Office said 18-year-old David Hernandez Garcia of Jamestown was fishing from a kayak with friends at farm pond in Adair County when he fell into the water. It... more »
  • Man Accused Of Attempted Murder Leads Police On Chase While Naked Play Video

    August 20, 2014 11:41 AM

    A convicted sex offender recently released from prison is back behind bars, this time accused of trying to gun down a former Pulaski County preacher in a crowded Russell County pool hall. Then, days later, leading police on a chase through a neighborhood while completely naked. Jerry Brown was... more »
  • Prosecutor Accused Of Affair With Defendant

    July 18, 2014 9:46 AM

    JAMESTOWN (AP) - A prosecutor in south-central Kentucky has been accused by his estranged wife and a defense attorney with having an affair with and impregnating a defendant whom he prosecuted for felony drug trafficking. In court records in a divorce case and a criminal case, Russell County Commonwealth's Attorney... more »
  • Woman Injured In Russell County Crash Has Died

    July 15, 2014 8:42 AM

    Police say a woman injured in a fatal accident in Russell County had died. Dana Bell, 55, was heading west along the Louie B. Nunn Parkway east of Russell Springs when the vehicle dropped off the edge of the roadway. Police say Bell overcorrected and lost control. The car... more »
  • Man Killed In Russell County Crash

    July 14, 2014 4:50 AM

    A Louisville man died in a single-vehicle crash in Russell County Sunday afternoon. Police say Dana Bell, 55, was heading west along the Louie B. Nunn Parkway east of Russell Springs when the vehicle dropped off the edge of the roadway. Bell overcorrected and lost control. The car crossed... more »
  • Russell County Man Sent To Hospital After Shooting

    May 26, 2014 1:44 PM

    A man was sent to the hospital after being shot at during an altercation in Russell County Monday morning. Officials say 37-year-old Trenni D. Chaney of Jamestown was shot after waving a gun and firing a shot in the direction of another man along Murray Rd. in Jamestown around... more »
  • Small Fire Breaks Out At Greenup County Nursing Home

    April 17, 2014 12:06 PM

    Residents of a Greenup County nursing home were evacuated Wednesday night after a small fire broke out in the facility's kitchen. It happened at about 10:05 p.m. at Frasure's Personal Care Home on Riverview Road. Officials with the Russell Fire Department said the damage was isolated to the... more »
  • Two People Die In Russell County Accident

    April 17, 2014 10:13 AM

    Two people were killed in a two-vehicle accident in Russell County Thursday morning. The accident happened about 6:30 a.m. Thursday on Highway 80 in Russell Springs. Officials said 66-year-old Bacilio Salamanca of Russell Springs pulled onto KY 80 from KY 76 into the path of another car operated... more »
  • Man Accused Of Killing Pregnant Woman In 2012 Pleads Guilty Play Video

    April 3, 2014 12:07 PM

    The man accused of raping and strangling a pregnant Russell County woman in 2012 has pleaded guilty in the case. Christopher Allman pleaded guilty to the murder, rape and robbery of 31-year-old Sarah Hart. Police say Hart was three months pregnant when she was raped and killed by... more »
  • LEX 18 Investigates Update: State Inspectors Visit Foul-Smelling Russell County Plant Play Video

    March 13, 2014 5:10 PM

    Officials from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture found numerous violations at a foul-smelling animal rendering plant in Russell County, according to a letter obtained by LEX 18 Investigates. State inspectors visited the plant following an LEX 18 Investigates special report on A & S Proteins in Russell Springs late last... more »
  • KSP Investigate Bomb Threat At Russell County Courthouse

    January 22, 2014 10:23 AM

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a bomb threat that was called into the Russell County Judge Executives office Tuesday around 11 a.m. Police say a man called the office and said there was a bomb in the courthouse. The caller did not say which courthouse in Russell County, so... more »
  • Woman Hurt In Russell County ATV Accident

    September 18, 2013 8:57 AM

    A woman was injured when she crashed an ATV in Russell County Monday evening. Police say Vyvyanne D. Ponder, 65, was driving a 1987 Suzuki Quad runner ATV along KY-379 around 5:30 p.m. when the vehicle dropped off the shoulder. Ponder overcorrected and was ejected from the ATV. She... more »
  • Man Accused Of Strangling Russell Co. Mom Heading Back To Court

    June 4, 2013 4:59 AM

    A man accused of killing a pregnant Russell County mother will head back to court this week. Police say Christopher Allman raped and strangled Sarah Hart last June. The 31-year-old mother of three was jogging at the time of the attack. Court officials say a motion to delay... more »
  • Man Killed In Russell County Fire

    March 21, 2013 4:49 AM

    Firefighters found a man dead inside a burned out mobile home in Russell County early Thursday morning. The fire broke out sometime around midnight at the home along McClendon Road. The coroner says a 49-year-old man and a cat died in the blaze. Officials have not released the... more »
  • Rescue Dog Finds Missing Elderly Russell County Man

    March 8, 2013 9:34 AM

    A rescue dog tracked down a missing elderly man in Russell County Thursday night. Officials say Earl Hadley, 80, was reported missing from a home along KY-1058 in Jamestown by family members around 9 p.m. The Russell County Rescue Squad, Russell County Sheriff's Office and EMS began searching the... more »
  • Russell County Death Investigation

    September 17, 2012 5:01 AM

    Police in Russell County continue to work a death investigation. The body of Waylon Atchley was discovered around 11 a.m. Sunday in Jamestown. Officials say they think the death was accidental. Investigators say Atchley may have fallen into the creek at the bottom of Indian Cave Hill Road. ... more »
  • Man Injured In Russell County Crash

    July 24, 2012 5:33 AM

    A man was airlifted from the scene of a single-vehicle accident in Russell County Monday morning. Police say Raymond Johnson, 22, lost control of his vehicle along KY-379 around 7 a.m. just outside Russell Springs. The vehicle slammed into a culvert and flipped, ejecting Johnson. Police say he... more »
  • Missing Russell County Man Found Dead

    July 6, 2012 8:11 AM

    Kentucky State Police are investigating after a man was found dead in Russell County Thursday evening. Police say James Luttrell, 67, of Beckham Ridge Road in Russell Springs, was reported missing on Wednesday. A Russell County Rescue Squad search team member located Luttrell near the intersection of Sano Road... more »
  • Man Accused Of Strangling Woman In Russell County Heading To Court

    June 18, 2012 5:00 AM

    The man accused of strangling a woman in Russell County last week is scheduled to appear in court Monday. Police say Christopher W. Allman, 28, killed Sarah Hart, 31, last Thursday. Hart was running with her sister and became dehydrated. She was killed when she returned to her car.... more »
  • Three Teens Hurt In Russell County Crash

    May 3, 2012 5:19 AM

    Three teens suffered injuries in a head-on crash in Russell County Wednesday aftenoon. The incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. CST. State Police say 18-year-old Chad Kelsay from Jamestown was operating a 2001 Chevy, traveling south on Warriner Ridge when he topped the hill, crossed the center line and... more »
  • Two Hurt In Crash After Police Chase In Adair Co.

    March 15, 2012 11:50 AM

    A pickup crashed injuring two people in Adair County after a police chase spanning two counties Wednesday night. Police say a Russell County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped to assist a motorist along the Louie B Nunn Parkway. The man working on his pickup gave a false name, and when... more »
  • Russell County Fire Victim Dies

    December 28, 2011 9:07 AM

    A man who suffered serious burns in a Russell County fire on Christmas night has died. Police say Lyle Hawkins died Tuesday evening at the Vanderbilt Burn Center. Justin and Melinda Belt say they noticed flames shooting from Hawkins' Jamestown home around 8:15 p.m. When they rushed to... more »
  • Neighbors Rescue Man From Fire

    December 27, 2011 7:32 AM

    The quick actions of a Russell County couple likely saved a neighbor's life. Justin Belt says he didn't even have time to think, it was all instinct, when he and his wife Melinda noticed flames shooting from Lyle Hawkins' Jamestown home. When they rushed to help, they found Hawkins... more »
  • Man Suffers Serious Burns In Russell Co. Fire

    December 26, 2011 11:31 AM

    A Christmas night fire in Russell County left one man in critical condition. Kentucky State Police say firefighters responded to a blaze at a home along Scholl Street in Jamestown around 8:20 p.m. Officials say homeowner Lyle Hawkins suffered second and third degree burns. He was taken to Vanderbilt... more »
  • Suspicious Church Fire In Russell Co.

    October 7, 2011 7:00 AM

    Kentucky State Police, along with the FBI, ATF and the state fire marshal are investigating a suspicious church fire in Russell County. Police say fire caused moderate damage at the Coffey Hill Friendship church. Investigators found signs of burglary and vandalism after firefighters put out the blaze.
  • Teacher Cited For Letting Minors Drink Beer

    October 5, 2011 9:53 AM

    A second grade teacher at Russell Springs Elementary finds herself in hot water for allegedly allowing minors under her supervision to drink beer. According to a police citation, officers arrived at a cabin party near Lake Cumberland Marina Two in Russell County and found 17 kids under 21 outside... more »
  • Russell County Stabbing Investigation

    March 1, 2011 5:52 AM

    Kentucky State Police continue to investigate a stabbing in Russell County. Police say they received a call from the Russell County Hospital around noon on Monday, reporting the stabbing. Investigators went to the hospital and discovered Christopher Wheat, 25, suffered a single stab wound to his side. Police say... more »
  • Man Killed In Russell County Accident

    February 4, 2011 9:04 AM

    Kentucky State Police say a man died in a Russell County accident on Thursday. Police say Rodney Irvin, 42, was driving along HWY-76 just west of Webbs Crossroads when he lost control of his vehicle. The 1996 Chevy went off the roadway and overturned, ejecting Irvin from the car.... more »
  • Jamestown Woman Killed In Head-On Crash

    November 10, 2010 8:42 AM

    A woman died in a three car accident in Cumberland County Tuesday evening. Police say Joseph C. Davidson, 24, was driving his Nissan pickup west along KY-90 around 6:30 p.m. As he tired to pass another vehicle, he crashed head-on into an eastbound Ford Taurus driven by 32-year-old Misti... more »
  • Teen And Woman Charged In Russell County Murder

    November 3, 2010 6:50 AM

    RUSSELL SPRINGS (AP) - Kentucky State Police have charged a 17-year-old boy with murder in the shooting death of a woman near Russell Springs. A statement from the KSP post in Columbia states 29-year-old Felicia A. Eads was found lying in the driveway of a home late Tuesday afternoon.... more »
  • Child Abuse Trial For Russell County Trio Set To Start

    June 23, 2010 5:52 AM

    Three people charged with abusing children in their care are expected to appear in a Russell County court Wednesday morning. Rhonda Stapp, Wesley Powell and Heather Dykes face multiple counts of first degree criminal abuse. Back in 2009, state inspectors found conditions they called an "immediate threat to children"... more »
  • Police Bust Two County Theft Ring

    June 17, 2010 6:41 AM

    Detectives busted a theft ring spanning two counties on Wednesday, after a two month investigation Police say they made four arrests and recovered more than $15,000 in stolen property after cracking the theft ring working in Adair and Russell Counties. Multiple law enforcement agencies searched five Russell County homes and... more »
  • Russell County Sheriff's Deputy Uninjured In Shooting

    May 12, 2010 8:37 AM

    A Russell County Sheriff's deputy escaped injury early Wednesday morning after he was shot at several times during a routine traffice stop. The incident happened at about 3:30 a.m. Russell County Deputy Sheriff Cary York stopped a dark colored car with tinted windows and no visible license plate just south... more »
  • Russell County Teen Arrested After High-Speed Police Chase

    May 11, 2010 11:44 AM

    Police have arrested an 18-year-old Russell County man after a police chase that exceeded speeds of 100 MPH Monday night. Police say an officer observed a vehicle travelling east on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway at a speed exceeding 100 MPH. When attempting to make the traffic stop, the 2008... more »
  • Man Arrested After Alleged Sexual Assault In Russell County

    April 6, 2010 5:19 PM

    Police in Russell County are investigating after a woman claims she was sexual assaulted Tuesday morning. Police say alleged victim, a 25-year-old woman, arrived at the Russell County Hospital saying she'd been attacked. Shortly after that, police picked up Torry Ryder, 41, and charged him with attempted rape, sodomy and... more »
  • Man Dies In Russell County Accident

    March 31, 2010 6:07 AM

    The Kentucky State Police say a man was killed and a 16-year-old injured in a Russell County accident Tuesday night. Police say that around 8:30 p.m., Ethan Shear, 24, crossed his Mustang into the path of a pickup truck heading in the opposite direction on KY-379. Shear died at... more »
  • Daycare Workers Accused Of Abuse Scheduled For Court

    January 12, 2010 6:46 AM

    The owner and a worker accused of abusing the children in the care at a Russell County daycare are scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. Rhonda Stapp and Heather Dykes face multiple first-degree abuse charges. State inspectors found conditions they called an "immediate threat to children" at Small Steps Child... more »
  • Former Russell County Daycare Employees Criminally Charged

    November 25, 2009 10:41 PM

    On October 1st, state inspectors ordered a Russell County daycare to shut down because of conditions they labeled as an immediate threat to children. On Wednesday, a Russell County grand jury charged several former employees of Small Steps Child Care with first degree Criminal Abuse. Daycare director Rhonda Stapp, Wesley... more »
  • Russell County Teen Dies In Crash

    October 12, 2009 9:33 PM

    Kentucky State Police say Travis R. Popplewell, 17, died when the car he was riding in crashed into a tree. It happened Monday morning on Kentucky 76 in the community of Eli. Police say the driver, Brently Frost, 17, lost control in a curve. Frost was rushed to U.K. hospital... more »
  • Former Employee Of Suspended Daycare Says She Witnessed Violations

    October 7, 2009 11:23 PM

    Stachia Shipley says she worked at Small Steps Daycare in Jamestown for nearly three years. She says on September 30th, she met with state investigators to confess what she says she witnessed throughout the summer. The daycare was ordered to suspend all operations in an emergency action by the state... more »
  • State Suspends Southern Kentucky Daycare

    October 6, 2009 10:53 PM

    A Russell County daycare had its license suspended after state inspectors found probable cause that conditions there posed an "immediate threat to the health, safety and welfare of the children in it's care," according to a suspension letter sent from the office of the inspector general to the daycare's director,... more »