Sheriff: Pulaski County woman found dead inside home
A man is facing a murder charge after the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says he shot and killed his wife after an argument.
Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report
Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron reports the following arrest. Wesley Yancy of Monticello, KY. was arrested on a Wayne County Circuit Court Commitment Order of Arrest for Contempt of Court for failure to comply with Drug Court. Yancy was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center. The Wayne County Sheriff...
Man Arrested Following School Shooting Threat
According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron an investigation by Deputy Cody Neal may have prevented a school shooting here in Wayne County. Deputy Neal started his investigation after receiving a call from the Wayne County Hospital employees about five threatening phone call messages left on their intake recording system. These phone calls were vulgar in nature from a male caller with one message saying “I swear to God! If you don’t answer me dude, there might be a school shooting! When the hospital staff returned the call, they were able to retrieve the caller’s name. Deputy Neal then was able to find that the caller was a previous student at Wayne County High School and possibly living in Pulaski County at this time. Deputy Neal then tracked the phone number to a location in the Burnside area of Pulaski County. Deputy Neal along with Burnside Police Department Officers made contact with the suspect at a nearby location. While interviewing the male suspect he admitted to making those calls and leaving the messages.
Boil Water Advisory Issued
A boil water has been issued due to a line break for the customers on Hwy. 790; from the intersection of Hwy. 790 & Hwy. 776, east on Hwy. 790 to the Bronston meter just before Liberty Baptist Church. Including Hwy. 776, Brammer Ridge, Denney’s Gap & all side roads.
Liberty woman arrested after driving stolen vehicle from Adair County, fighting with police
A Liberty woman was arrested last week after she reportedly stole a vehicle from a business in Columbia and fought with Casey County deputies. According to reports, 39-year-old Sherri Hayes was arrested and faces charges of receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, fleeing or evading police, disorderly conduct, and reckless driving.
Monticello Fire Department Held their regular meeting Wednesday
Fire personnel gathered last night for our regularly scheduled meeting night. Emergency communication and response procedures were refined, and equipment was maintained as needed.
Casey man arrested in major drug bust reportedly planned to flee to Mexico
Last week on local news, we reported the arrest of a major drug bust in Casey County, where federal, state, and local law enforcement seized more than 50 pounds of drugs, a handgun, and $100,000 in cash. According to reports, 73-year-old Roger Mullins who was arrested in the case, was...
Police Report Two Arrests
Betty Cole, 50, was arrested at 8:39 p.m. Tuesday (Feb 20) by Sgt. John Hurd for Criminal Trespassing after refusing several request to leave a residence on Elm Street. Tracy Huckaby, 41, was arrested at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday (Feb 21) by Chief Joey Hoover for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place after coming into the front foyer of the Monticello Police Department intoxicated.
Casey County first responders discuss dangerous issues with 911
First responders in Casey County are dealing with potentially dangerous issues involving 911 calls. Casey County’s 911 operations are dispatched through Bluegrass 911 Communications, a regional operation that dispatches for Casey, Lincoln, Garrard, and Mercer counties. According to reports, first responders have been dealing with multiple issues as of...
School officials respond to perceived threat of shooting at high school
Russell County Schools officials say a high school student sent out messages threatening a school shooting, although officials also told WJRS News they believe the messages were not a credible threat. School officials became aware of the threatening messages Sunday evening after a parent notified the district’s safety director Jackie...
Sports Update: Thursday, February 22nd
In the 47th District Basketball tournament at Rockcastle Co. High School, the girls’ matchups are set for February 26th. At 6 p.m., the Pulaski Co. Lady Maroons will face off against the Casey Co. Lady Rebels, followed by a game at 7:30 p.m. between the Somerset Lady Briar Jumpers and the Rockcastle Co. Lady Rockets. On February 27th, the boys’ games will take place, starting with the Somerset Briar Jumpers against the Casey Co. Rebels at 6 p.m., followed by a matchup between Pulaski Co. and Rockcastle Co. at 7:30 p.m. The Somerset boys and girls games will be broadcast live on Somerset 106.1 FM & Somerset106.com.
Lady Titans Struggle Against Pulaski In Senior Night Game
The Mercer County Lady Titans (16-11) played their second to last regular season game against a formidable 12th Region opponent, Pulaski County (21-7), on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Pulaski County is currently ranked second in the KHSAA RPI ratings for the 12th Region, and the Lady Maroons provided a tough and physical test for Mercer County just a week before postseason play.
Russell County high schooler accused of sending threats on Snapchat
"Please help students understand any 'jokes' or impulsive threats to harm or injure others are not taken lightly."
County votes to provide funding for Duo Broadband Jabez project
The Russell County Fiscal Court voted last week to provide funds for the Duo Broadband project in Jabez. Duo Broadband is currently in the midst of a large-scale project in Jabez totaling more than $6 million. The project aims to bring fiber to more than 500 underserved households and businesses in the Jabez area.
Rescuers try to save calf from sinkhole
PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Science Hill Firefighters say they got a call Saturday morning that a sinkhole had opened up. A calf had fallen in about ten feet deep. Assistant Fire Chief of Science Hill Michael Phelps says a 150 lb. calf had fallen down an 18-inch opening. Phelps...
Monticello Man Arrested on Drug Charges
According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron a Monticello man has been arrested after an investigation into the illegal sales of narcotics by the Wayne County Sheriff Office. On February 18, 2024, after obtaining enough information during an ongoing investigation about a residence located on Candi Lane selling illegal narcotics Deputy Derek Dennis obtained a search warrant for that residence. At approximately 12:52 am, Deputies Derek Dennis, Jerry Meadows, Nick Bertram, along with Monticello Police Officer Casey Lang executed the search warrant. The search warrant resulted in 2 bags of a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine, 2 syringes containing a clear substance believed to be methamphetamine, new plastic baggies consistent with the illegal sales of narcotics, a digital scale consistent with the illegal sales of narcotics, and 25 sublingual films being found a seized.
Lakers fall to Pulaski; Russell Co takes on Barren Co in regular season finale tomorrow
The Russell County Laker Basketball team fell to Pulaski County last night by a score of 68-57. The game was back-and-forth in the first half, but the Maroons hit a three-pointer in the final seconds to take a 28-26 lead into the break. The Maroons were able to take control...
Stanford hears how Heart of Kentucky United Way is helping Lincoln County
STANFORD – Heart of Kentucky United Way provides Lincoln County and surrounding areas with a multitude of programs that benefit the community. The Stanford City Council heard an annual update from Stephanie Blevins, executive director of Heart of Kentucky United Way, during the council’s Feb. 8 meeting. Heart of Kentucky United Way does not receive […] The post Stanford hears how Heart of Kentucky United Way is helping Lincoln County appeared first on The Interior Journal.
Number of homeless people increasing in this Ky. city, organization says
SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) - Volunteers say there is a tremendous need to help the homeless in a southern Kentucky city. An organization in Somerset has assisted hundreds of people over the past year. They say the need is even greater when the temperatures go down. From driving around and picking...
Community blood drive is today
The Russell County Community Blood Drive is today. The blood drive will be held at the South Kentucky RECC Community Room from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. One donor will win a $100 gift card sponsored by Russell County Schools Superintendent Michael Ford. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome.