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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...
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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.
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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.

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.

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.

Limited number of food boxes being provided to local students

The Russell County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers have been provided 225 food boxes to give away to school families. This Thursday, June 30th, there will a drive-through food box pick-up at Russell Springs Elementary School from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. This is for all Russell County students,...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Fire Department Hosts Girl Scouts

Monticello Fire Department personnel responded to a two-vehicle collision on N Main Street with Monticello Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, and Wayne County EMS. The department was later activated for a fire alarm on Kendrick Avenue. We assisted with some follow-up investigation into the Downtown fire this afternoon. Our highlight of the day was hosting Girl Scout Troop 2571 at the firehouse as they were working on their Safety Badges! Wayne County EMS personnel Danny Hicks (also a firefighter) and Ginger Smith assisted with teaching some basic first aid to the Troop as Fire personnel talked about fire safety and using 911 to get help in an emergency.
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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 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.
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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.”

CACEDA Special Called Meeting

The Columbia-Adair County Economic Development Authority, Inc. will have a special called meeting Thursday, June 30 at 8 a.m. CT, in the Board Room of the Chamber of Commerce Building, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. The agenda is as follows: