ONLINE UPDATE - Feb 22 A quickly evolving mix of icy rain covered Russell County on Thursday morning, prompting the 10 a.m. dismissal of the county school system. A number of traffic accidents caused by slick highways happened within minutes of each other, including an overturned pickup truck on the Cumberland Parkway that involved two other vehicles. Several persons were also injured by falls. The weather cleared and roads were relatively normal by mid-afternoon.
Jamestown's historic "Doughboy" statue is seriously damaged by flying truck
In Feb. 21-27 issue "All I saw was a cloud of dust," said Jamestown Police Lt. Tony King. The officer said he was about to chase a truck he'd seen speeding down U.S. 127 toward the square in Jamestown when the vehicle launched into the air, careened off the metal doughboy statue and then the flag pole before coming to rest on the other side of the monument.
In Feb. 21-27 issue Jamestown’s "Doughboy" statue was one of more than 150 located around the United States as memorials to the local communties’ war dead, honoring those who gave their lives in service.
In Feb. 21-27 issue JAMESTOWN - The question remains: Who will have oversight of the county's 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center and who will pay for it, according to some of those on the board. Jamestown Fire Chief Tony Wright said the finances are his major concern at the moment.
In Feb. 21-27 issue JAMESTOWN - Judge-Executive Mickey Garner and Emergency Management Director H.M. Bottom were surprise attendees at Monday night's City Council meeting. Both were there to urge the council to support an emergency warning system in Russell County by installing as many as 10 new sirens in the county's most populated areas, much like the five below Wolf Creek Dam. They have been approved but are yet to be installed.
The Times Journal is a weekly newspaper issued on Thursdays. It was first published on October 13, 1949, by Andrew J. and Terry Norfleet.
P.O. Box 190
120 Wilson St.
Russell Springs KY 42642
Russell County News is a weekly newspaper issued on Saturdays, and is mailed free to every address in Russell County, Ky. It was first published on February 1, 1913.
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Jamestown KY 42629