Russell County en Fruit of the Loom To Shutter Jamestown Plant; 600 Layoffs Expected <p>Fruit of the Loom announced Thursday it will close the company's Jamestown, Ky. plant, laying off hundreds of workers.&nbsp;<br /><br />The clothing manufacturer says 600 employees will lose their jobs.&nbsp; The layoffs will begin in phases starting in June and the plant will be closed by the end of the year.&nbsp; Production at the Jamestown plant will transition to facilities in Honduras, according to a press release.</p><p>The company says global competition and cheaper production overseas forced the plant to close.&nbsp; State Representative Jeff Hoover of Jamestown <a href="" target="_blank">posted on Twitter</a> that he is "devastated" by the news.&nbsp;<br /><br />Fruit of the Loom is the largest employer in Russell County. The company is headquartered in Bowling Green.<br /> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:14:50 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 46104 at Fruit of the Loom To Shutter Jamestown Plant; 600 Layoffs Expected Beshear Welcomes Dr. Schneider To Russell County <p>A German-based auto parts manufacturer is investing $29 million dollars in Russell County – meaning more than 150 jobs are coming to the Russell Springs area. Representatives for&nbsp; Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems took part in a special welcoming ceremony in Russell Springs.&nbsp;</p><p>The event was attended by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear.<br><br>Russell County Judge-Executive Gary Robertson says the company will be moving into the Hitachi Cable plant that closed down in 2007.<br><br>“That plant is pretty much work-ready,” said Robertson.&nbsp; They are having to do a few renovations to some flooring, but [the plant] was already available.”<br><br>Robertson says the new operation will provide jobs for those already in Russell County and bring in new residents.<br> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:43:00 +0000 Emil Moffatt 36210 at Beshear Welcomes Dr. Schneider To Russell County Rape Charge Added in Case of Russell County Jogger's Death <p>A south-central Kentucky grand jury has added rape to the charges facing a man accused of killing a pregnant runner in&nbsp;June. Kentucky State Police said Wednesday that a Russell County grand jury indicted 28-year-old Christopher W. Allman. He was charged earlier with murder, fetal homicide, kidnapping, robbery and tampering with physical evidence in the June 14 death of 31-year-old Sarah B. Hart. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 13:01:35 +0000 Associated Press 18335 at Run-Walk to Honor Memory of Woman Slain in Russell County <p>A memorial race to honor a pregnant runner slain last month in Russell County, <span class="inline_link">Kentucky</span> is gaining international support from a Facebook campaign. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:01:55 +0000 Associated Press 16121 at Southern Kentucky Murder Victim Remembered at Holiday Run <p>A Russell County woman who was killed while out for a run was in the thoughts of people who gathered for the Bluegrass 10,000 race awards ceremony in&nbsp;Lexington. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that members of Sarah Hart&#39;s family were at the ceremony&nbsp;Wednesday. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 13:20:04 +0000 Associated Press 15157 at