The City of Russell Springs has received an Area Development Fund (ADF) grant for $42,188.32. The city will purchase two 2018 Transit 150 LR vans, which will be leased to Senior Services at the Regional Kitchen for the purpose of meal delivery to senior citizens. Pictured, left to right: Darryl McGaha, Russell Springs Mayor Eric Selby, and Jeric DeVore.
Russell Springs City offices will be closed for Presidents’ Day
Russell Springs City Council had a Special Called Meeting Tuesday
On Tuesday evening the Russell Springs City Council voted to take over control of the Russell Springs Cemetery located next to Veterans Fair Grounds.
Mayor Eric Selby said the cemetery is debt free and will soon be taken over by the city.
Russell Springs Mayor Eric Selby and a representative of the Kentucky Rural Water Association, has released a statement to WJRS News on the recent statement released over the weekend by Jamestown Mayor Nick Shearer. Statement and news clips are credited to WJRS.
October 20th and 21st, 2017 Festival at the Springs. Contact : Kevin Johnson 270 585 6900
or Justine Johnson 270 585 3223
City offices will be closed for Labor day on Monday September 4, 2017.
City Offices will be closed for Independence Day
UPDATE to water service outage
The water main leak has been located and it is currently being repaired. Water service should start to come back this evening, as water towers refill, etc. The problem was a broken 8″ water main pipe along a wood line where the leaking water was running into a creek without being noticed, making it very difficult to find, especially with yesterday’s rain.
As of now, anyone in the Russell Springs water district that experienced a water outage during this event should consider themselves under a boil water advisory until further notice. It will take some time for all the lines to flush out and get back to normal operation.
The Russell Springs Water District is experiencing a major underground water leak that has disrupted service to most of the area. As of this writing, the wherabouts of the leak remains unknown. Crews were out continuously today, scouring the area and performing tests to locate the problem. There is an outside leak detection company that is coming on Wednesday, January 4th to help locate the problem area. They are part of the Rural Water Association. Once found, immediate work will begin to repair the damaged pipe and restore service. The timeframe for having water back on is currently unknown, but we will update as soon as we can.
In the mean time, there are a few places that provide water:
Russell Springs City Hall has bottled water behind the Police Station;
Anna’s Garden in mid-town from 8am to 4pm Central Time has access to a hose from a hydrant;
Jamestown Fire Department has an outside water dispenser, where for $.50 you can get up to 50 gallons of water in your container.
We will provide updates as they are available.
City of Russell Springs utilities crews are in the process of installing home and business line and meter installs to the new natural gas pipeline that has been being installed around the county for the past few months. The new natural gas that will be available through the City of Russell Springs Utilities Department will be a great new addition to residents’ homes and businesses around the area. Natural gas is one of the safest and most efficient forms of heating and cooking fuels, as well as fuel for clothes dryers, water heaters and fireplaces. For more information or to request a discounted hookup while crews are still here and available contact Terry Russell at the Russell Springs City Hall Utilities Department at (270) 866-3981 TODAY!
Crews rolling out the new natural gas lines throughout the county by trenching or underground directional boring in places.
If you have had a pipe freeze and suspect you may have a water leak that you cannot readily see, locate your water meter and take a look at the face of the dial. Make sure ALL water is turned off in the house, then observe the meter face. The small, red triangle is used to indicate minute water usage. If it is rotating, you have water usage somewhere. It could be a toilet running due to an internal leak, or it could be a small leak in a pipe from the freeze. Either way, it is time to take a closer look because it is costing YOU money. If you see water coming up from the ground, notify the water department immediately at (270) 866-3981.
It looks as though the winter of 2013 / 2014 is shaping up to be one of the coldest ones we have seen in a few years. The brutally low temperatures combined with the wind has really tested the plumbing, both city owned and privately owned around the county. The water department has received several calls from customers thinking their water was turned off, when in fact the water had frozen in those homeowners’ pipes and blocked the flow. In most cases, when the water thaws out, you have the chance of the affected pipe being cracked and leaking now. Keep in mind that if you have a leak on your side of the water meter, it is your responsibility to call us to turn it off for you while repairs are made, because you will be billed for any water through the meter no matter where it went. Our water department has software to alert crews to the possibility of a leak, but many times it is days before it shows on the report. That can be several thousand gallons later.
The City Of Russell Springs is now accepting major credit and debit cards for payment of water bills and some Police Department fines, as well as business licenses. There is a $.50 per transaction convenience fee applied to the bill you are paying with this type of payment method. Eventually, you will also have the ability to use your credit card on this website to pay your bill. We will post an update as soon as that service is available to you. The cards we accept are valid Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express cards in the account holders name. We also offer a direct monthly bank account debit for paying your water bill as well. If you are interested in this option, stop in to fill out the paperwork and we will get your direct debit started with next month’s bill. We also offer 24 hour access to the drop box on the front door to City Hall and our drive up window through the week from 7am to 4pm.