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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.
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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.
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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...

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.

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...

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...

Man Arrested and Charged in Connection to Friday’s Fire

At approximately 9:50 a.m. Sunday (June 26), Joey Wayne Hall, 45, of Monticello, was taken into custody by MPD Lt. Josh Asberry on a Wayne District Court warrant charging him with two counts of Arson 1st Degree in connection with fires set during the early morning hours of Friday, June 24, that destroyed what is known as the “Wray building” and seriously damaged adjacent structures in downtown Monticello, including the Wayne County Courthouse.

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.

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, June 26, 2022

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record.

Russell Springs City Council to hold special-called meeting this morning

The Russell Springs City Council will hold a special-called meeting this morning at 8 a.m. at City Hall on Main Street. The council will take up a few items including the approval of the city’s annual budget for the upcoming fiscal year and a proposal to provide premium pay for essential city employees using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.

Elkhorn Man Dies In Accidental Death

On Friday June 24, 2022. The Adair County Sheriff’s Office responded 20 miles North to the 5400 block of Speck Ridge Road in Elk Horn, Kentucky. Adair County Sheriff’s Deputy Derek Padgett and Deputy Chandler Staten responded to a call of assistance where a male was trapped under a vehicle, due to the vehicle falling on him.

Rosemary Wood

Rosemary Elizabeth Wood, 63, Burkesville, died Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the Medical Center at Bowling Green. A native of Forestville, NY, she was the daughter of the late Delbert and Esther Wilber Dean. She was a homemaker and wife of the late Donald Allen Wood. Survivors include one daughter...

Ella Rush

Ella Holland Rush, 87 of Glasgow formerly of Edmonton passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the Grandview Nursing & Rehab Center in Campbellsville. Born September 10, 1934 in Adair County, the daughter of the late Edward and Leo Belle Roach Taylor. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husbands, Billy Holland and Talmadge Rush. A brother, Paul Taylor and three sisters. Margie Madison, Velma Altman and Nancy Dodson.

Columbia man arrested locally

A Columbia man was arrested locally by Kentucky State Police. According to jail records, 49-year-old Jerry Compton was arrested and charged with possession of an unspecified drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to produce insurance card, no brake lights, and failure to notify address change. Compton was lodged in the...

Paula Lewis Baker

Mrs. Paula Lewis Baker, age 92, of Greensburg, passed away on Saturday at the Green Hill Health and Rehab Center. She is survived by her son & daughter-in-law: Gene Autry & Christine Baker of Lexington. A Daughter & son-in-law: Pam & Steve Gupton of Greensburg. A brother: Harris Lewis of...