Bodies discovered by state troopers during manhunt
ONLINE UPDATE – 5:50 a.m. March 7 Kentucky State Police report finding the bodies of a husband and wife after a manhunt that began Thursday afternoon after troopers and a suspect engaged in a gun battle that left one Kentucky State Trooper hospitalized with a gunshot wound in his leg. They say it appears to have been a murder-suicide.
Trooper wounded — woman feared dead — manhunt for gunman along the Cumberland
On-line Update – 7 p.m. March 6, 2008 A dispute between a man and woman on Manntown Road near the Russell County line resulted in one Kentucky State Police Trooper being shot and reports are that the woman may have been killed. Russell County Deputies Lee Smith and Clete McAninch are part of the man-hunt which is underway.
Judge seals report pending review of motion to disqualify grand jury
In Mar. 6-12 issue JAMESTOWN - A grand jury investigation has ended, but their report has not been released. Last year's Russell County Grand Jury was held over into this year to look into allegations by James S, Faller II and others alleging corruption and misconduct by local and state law enforcement officers.
In Mar. 6-12 issue RUSSELL SPRINGS - There is a new sign near the Cumberland Parkway to welcome visitors as they travel U.S. 127 north into the city. Mayor Hollis DeHart said the new sign, which reads "Welcome to Russell Springs, Gateway to Lake Cumberland," is long overdue.
Board moves toward buying land for new judicial center
In Mar. 6-12 issue JAMESTOWN - After receiving some of the appraisals they were waiting for, the Russell County Project Development Board pushed forward with development of the Judicial Center. The board met Monday night to discuss property appraisals for land on which the board wants to build the new Judicial Center.
In Mar. 6-12 issue JAMESTOWN - After spending untold amounts of money on electronic voting equipment, Ohio voters this week marked paper ballots because of fears over the security of electronic voting. There is not any problem with the electronic voting equipment here, reports Lisha Popplewell, this county's clerk and therefore the person responsible for local oversight of elections.
Jamestown nails down hardware as new store opens at Bypass
In Mar. 6-12 issue JAMESTOWN - After months of anticipation, Jamestown now has its own hardware store again. Daniel Wilson along with his brother, Tim Wilson, own and operate Wilson & Son's Hardware. The store opened up for business in Jamestown this past Monday.
Domestic altercation leads to assault, drug charges
In Mar. 6-12 issue JAMESTOWN - Police responded to an alleged assault Saturday morning on Pike Alley, where a domestic altercation had just occurred. Upon arriving at the home, Lt. Tracy Irvin of the JPD reported that she discovered Lyle Kent Wooldridge had been stabbed in the foot.
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