Monroe is the latest small county jail to close

Posted August 31, 2016 at 1:58 pm

(The following article was re-printed from the Thursday, August 25 edition of the Tompkinsville News)

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One last week! As Monroe County Jailer Doyle Fox and his deputies prepare for their last shifts at the local jail, plans to handle prisoner transport are being made. Wednesday, August 31 was to be the last day that the present jail will be used as such after Monroe County Fiscal Court voted 5-1 to close the facility during its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, August 18.

Listed on the agenda for the meeting was the commissioner from the Department of Corrections, Rodney Ballard, who was to speak to the group regarding the issues facing the jail, with a mandate increasing jail staff to four at all times. However, Ballard was not at the meeting when the matter

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    Russell County Clerk receives alcohol sales petition

    Posted November 25, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    (The preceding article is reprinted from the Saturday, November 21 edition of The News Register, Russell Springs, Kentucky.)

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    Thursday, November 17 at 11:30 a.m. it became official. Revive Russell, the committee gathering petitions for legalized alcohol sales

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    The Times Journal

    Posted September 22, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Ronald Copley, who has been in prison serving time for the murder of his wife in November 2007, has been granted a new trial by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of Appeals following its ruling of “ineffective assistance of counsel,” according to court documents obtained by

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    The Herald Citizen

    Posted September 22, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    The Wayne County Board of Education met in special session on Thursday, September 10 and approved a 1.6 cent tax increase on real and personal property.

    The board set the tax rate for real and personal property at 44.5 cents per hundred

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    Wayne County Outlook

    Posted September 22, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    The Wayne County Board of Education met in special session on Thursday, September 10 and approved a 1.6 cent tax increase on real and personal property.

    The board set the tax rate for real and personal property at 44.5 cents per hundred

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    Times Journal

    Posted February 24, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    The Russell Springs City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance at its regular meeting a week ago Thursday to begin two scholarships for Russell County students. The second reading will be at the council’s next meeting.

    Mayor Eric Selby said

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    Tompkinsville News

    Posted February 24, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    A 17-year-old male juvenile faces a multitude of charges after a high speed chase that took place on Saturday night, February 8. According to Deputy Sheriff T.J. Hestand, the juvenile allegedly stole a 1994 Ford Ranger from the home of Larry Copass on Center Point Road.

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