Russell County High School exterior.

The Russell County School District consists of four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. In recent years the county has invested heavily in new and remodeled school buildings including the Russell County High School (above) with one of the state's few rural natatoriums.

The Lake Cumberland Regional College & Workforce Center on the campus of Russell County High is a large and well-equipped learning environment for in-demand workforce sectors: advanced manufacturing, healthcare, technology, construction trades, and transportation. With instruction in robotics, information technology, healthcare technology, CNC machining, automotive, and manufacturing technologies, this center is a regional hub for transitioning to higher education and workforce readiness.

In a partnership between Russell County schools and the RCIDA, The Seed Academy℠ AgriTech Center is in development a short distance from the high school in the Lake Cumberland Regional Industrial Complex Site One. The Center will introduce students to the latest in agricultural sciences and technology in preparation for the growing demand for food and sustainable farming.

Russell County School District website

In addition to the Somerset Community College Russell Center located in Russell Springs, there are 15 institutions of higher learning within 91 miles of Jamestown. They include, with mileage indicated: Lindsey Wilson College (19), Somerset Community College Main Campus (32), Campbellsville University (38), Centre College (56), Berea College (74), Asbury College (80), University of the Cumberlands (84), Eastern Kentucky University (88), Western Kentucky University (88), Bluegrass Community & Technical College (91), Transylvania University (91) and the University of Kentucky (91).

Somerset Community College website

Lindsey Wilson College website

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Real-World Workforce Training College is Now Opened and Operational in Russell County


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Centrally Located to the Eastern United States and within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the population.


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Homegrown & International Industries Generating Market Success in Russell County