Community Information…


All elementary schools in Russell County will be taking applications for the four year old Pre-K program and registering kindergarten students for the 2019-2020 school year on March 15, 2019 from 8:30 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. It is very important that you enroll your child for the above programs on that date so that the schools can adequately prepare for the number of enrollees.

If you cannot attend on the given date, please call the school to make arrangements to enroll your child as soon as possible. To be eligible for the Pre-K program, a student must be four years of age by September 30. Kindergarten is a structured program and funded by the VDOE as a part of a child’s early education training for students who are five years of age by September 30.

To register, a parent must come to the school that their child will attend and complete all necessary paperwork. Parents should bring the child’s birth certificate, social security card, immunization record and a completed physical examination form (MCH 213G). Immunizations against Mumps, Rubella, Measles, German Measles, Whooping Cough, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Hepatitis B, and Chicken Pox are required. All students are required to have a physical examination before they can enter school. Parents are encouraged to make every effort to have the child’s physical prior to the registration date, so that the child can be officially registered.

The physical examination form, MCH 213G, may be obtained at your school, online at entrance form/ school entrance form.pdf or by visiting our website at and look under “Forms/Student and Parents“ to download appropriate forms.

All Russell County Schools will have Pre-K and Kindergarten registration on March 15, 2019. For additional information, you may contact the school at the number listed below:

Belfast Elementary School (276-880-2283)
Copper Creek Elementary School (276-794-9306)
Honaker Elementary School (276-873-6301)
Lebanon Primary School (276-889-4507
Swords Creek Elementary (276-991-0016)



The Morefield office of the Castlewood Water & Sewage Authority is now closed.  Effective Febuary 5, 2018 a new office will be open in the Russell County Government Center located at 137 Highland Drive in Lebanon, Virginia.


  • Pay in person either at New People’s Bank in Castlewood or Miner’s Exchange Bank in St. Paul.
  • Pay in person at the new Lebanon office.
  • Mail payments to P. O. Box 2679, Lebanon, VA 24266.
  • Make credit card payments by phone.
  • Make on-line payments (coming soon – not currently available)



The Russell County Public Library will launch its NEA Big Read program in celebration of Burning Bright by Ron Rash with an Appalachian Open Mic Night of free, live music on February 9 at 6 pm at the Russell County Conference Center. The NEA Big Read in Russell County, entitled Exploring Appalachia, is presented in partnership with the Heart of Appalachia Community Orchestra and Russell County Schools, and media partner The Lebanon News.


The kick-off event will include free copies of the book Burning Bright and will feature live music. Friends of the Library will have snacks for sale. Music will include bluegrass, gospel, contemporary Christian, hammered dulcimer, and more. You might even hear ‘Free Bird!’

Russell County is one of 79 communities nationwide participating in the NEA Big Read from September 2018-June 2019. From February 9-March 12 our community will celebrate Burning Bright by Ron Rash with a full calendar of events including book discussions, a film series, an orchestra concert, and an appearance by author Ron Rash.

The Heart of Appalachia Community Orchestra will present a concert of Appalachian tunes and Appalachian-inspired melodies on March 2, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the Lebanon High School Little Theater.

Our NEA Big Read finale is an appearance by author Ron Rash on March 7, 2019, 7 p.m. at the Russell County Conference Center in Lebanon. Mr. Rash will read from his works, speak, and take questions from the audience.

A national initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.

For more information on this event, please contact Kelly McBride Delph. You also can view a full calendar of events for the NEA Big Read in Russell County at Events can also be found on our Facebook page:

Russell County Public Library has served Russell County, Virginia, since 1959 and has branches in Honaker and Lebanon.


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