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RS Fire crews respond to multiple calls at North 127 business

Russell Springs Fire crews responded to multiple calls at a business on North 127 Tuesday. Fire crews initially were called to a fire at a building across from Apex Auto off North 127 just after 4 a.m. Tuesday. According to Russell Springs Fire Chief Bobby Johnson, firefighters were called out...
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Kentucky State Police Investigates Fatal Collision

Monticello, Ky. (June 29, 2022) – The Kentucky State Police, London Post is investigating a fatal collision that occurred at the intersection of KY 90 and KY HWY 1546 in the Monticello area of Wayne County at approximately 1:53 pm Tuesday, June 28, 2022. The initial investigation indicates that...

Russell County Courthouse to close on Friday

The Russell County Courthouse will close Friday at noon due to the annual Lakefest celebration in Jamestown. The courthouse will also be closed for the Independence Day Holiday on Monday, July 4. Regular business at the courthouse will resume on Tuesday, July 5 at 8 a.m. Anyone needing to take...

Hall Enters Plea to Downtown Fires

45-year-old, Joey Wayne Hall appeared in Wayne District Court Monday with Judge, James Lawson presiding. Hall has been charged with 2 felony counts of arson and other misdemeanor offenses in connection with the fires Friday morning in downtown Monticello. Hall was appointed a public defender, he entered a plea of...

Russell Springs under budget for current fiscal year

The city council of Russell Springs unanimously passed a couple of budget ordinances, one for the upcoming fiscal year and an amended budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, during a special-called meeting earlier this week. Russell Springs Mayor Eddie Thomas told WJRS NEWS he was happy with how the city ended the fiscal year despite the challenges…
Overton County News

Storm slams county Saturday night

A storm cell struck Overton County late Saturday evening, June 25, with the primary damage being in the town of Livingston. Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes stated, “It is very important that you take severe thunderstorm warnings just as serious as tornado warnings!”. Red Cross has been activated for anyone...

Man arrested, charged with two counts of arson in connection to Monticello fire

MONTICELLO, Ky. (WTVQ) – The man connected to the fires that burned down buildings in downtown Monticello Friday is now in custody. According to the Monticello Police Department, 45-year-old Joey Wayne Hall of Monticello was arrested late Sunday night. He is charged with two counts of arson, 1st Degree, in connection with fires set during the early morning hours on Friday.

Indiana man airlifted following motorcycle accident Saturday evening

An Indiana man was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital following a motorcycle accident that occurred on Lakeway Drive Saturday evening. According to Russell Springs Police, Terry W. Smith, age 67, of Perin, Indiana, was operating a 2008 GMC Yukon and attempted to turn left into Coe’s Steakhouse at around 6:30 p.m. Saturday when he turned into the path of 44-year-old Michael Cochran, of Liberty, Indiana, who was operating a motorcycle.
Overton County News

Local non-profit breaks ground for home

The Board of Directors of Assurance Development & Management Corporation (ADAM) recently broke ground for a new 3 bedroom/2 bath home on Water Street in Livingston. Livingston Housing Authority (LHA) Executive Director Ken Mabery described ADAM as a 501(c)3 non-profit entity working in partnership with LHA in an attempt to create home ownership and rental opportunities in and near Livingston while revitalizing neighborhoods with new construction.

Livingston’s Microburst Storm Event Saw Wind Speeds Up To 85MPH

A strong wind event unexpectedly caused widespread damage in Livingston Saturday night. The microburst event caused an estimated $2 million in damage to buildings and homes. Nashville National Weather Service Meteorologist Matt Reagan said that a microburst requires two things: instability in the air, and a lack of wind shear.

A couple of local residents indicted in Adair Co.

A couple of Russell County residents were recently indicted by an Adair County Grand Jury, according to court records. Michael G. White, of Russell Springs, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance first degree, third or subsequent offense (methamphetamine), fleeing or evading police second degree, resisting arrest, terroristic threatening third degree, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, possession of marijuana, and no or expired license plate tags.

Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron, a vehicle traffic stop has led to the arrest of a Wayne County man on multiple drug trafficking charges and the obtainment of a search warrant for his residence. On June 25, 2022, at approximately 6:43 pm Deputies Jerry Coffey and Derek Dennis...

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Injury Collision, One Air Lifted To UK Hospital

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, the Adair County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Millerfield Road and Edgar Jessie Road. Through investigation it was determined that a 2017 KIA Soul, operated by Cara Hadley of Columbia, was attempting to make a U-turn at Edgar Jessie Road and turned into the path of a 2011 Ford Van.

Two transported to hospital after collision

Two women were transported to T.J. Health Columbia after an accident Tuesday evening near the intersection of Burkesville Street and Dohoney Trace. The accident apparently occurred when Felicia Vanardsdale, 49, of Columbia, driving a 2015 Subaru, turned onto Dohoney Trace, colliding with Renee Stinson, 52, also of Columbia. Stinson was driving a 2013 Kia Optima.

Linda G. Miller, age 68, of Jamestown

Linda G. Miller, 68, of Jamestown, KY, passed away Monday, June 27th, at the Bowling Green Medical Center, Bowling Green, KY. Linda was born in Somerset, KY on November 8, 1953, a daughter of the late Earlene (Holtzclaw) and William Robertson. She was a homemaker and the wife of Earl...

Man arrested on arson charge stemming from downtown Monticello fire

A Wayne County man is in custody in relation to a fire that destroyed the Wray Building in downtown Monticello and damaged the Wayne County Courthouse along with other downtown buildings Friday morning. According to Monticello Police, Joey Wayne Hall, age 45, was arrested just before 10 a.m. Sunday and...

Russell Springs man arrested in Adair County

A Russell Springs man was arrested in Adair County late Thursday night. Brandon Crawhorn, age 37, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, no license, disregarding a stop sign, and other traffic violations. Crawhorn was arrested by Deputy Chandler Staten with the Adair County Sheriff’s...
Overton County News

Livingston Academy Baseball awards presented

After posting a fine, but not perfect 17-11 record this past baseball season, the Livingston Academy team celebrated with a banquet and awards night. “It was a good season,” LA Coach Jamie Loftis pointed out, “We had some outstanding games, outstanding plays by everyone on the team, but came up a little short when we got to the playoffs. Playoff ball is quite different from regular season play,” the coach pointed out. “In the playoffs, you need a good strong pitching staff for three or four games in a row. We got outstanding pitching from our pitchers during the regular season, but when we had to go several days in a row, it caught up with us.”