Wayne County Outlook …

Posted April 29, 2020 at 1:45 pm

According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron, scammers are targeting local residents again with another scam.

Scammers are calling and stating they are with the Internal Revenue Service or with the federal government and they need your bank account number so they can deposit your stimulus check.

The IRS and federal government agencies will not contact you by phone to receive personal information, advised Catron.

On Wednesday, April 14, Catron met with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Supervisory Special Agent Grant Blevins, of the London, Kentucky branch.

During the meeting, Blevins stated that the FBI has made scamming related to the coronavirus a priority.

Blevins also stated that there are several scams related to the virus going around now across the United States. These range from stimulus check scams to virus testing and other related scams.

Blevins is requesting that anyone who has already been scammed or even had someone attempt these types of scams related to the virus to contact the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-432-9257 or email at http://securekentucky.gov.go/formservices/attorneygeneral/scamreport.

The FBI can be reached at http://tips.fbi..gov.


The Wayne County Airport is among airports across Kentucky that will share in funding through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

The federal funding was made available by the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

The local airport has been awarded $20,000, according to an announcement made by Senator Mitch McConnell.

“Kentucky’s network of world-class airports drive our economy and support good jobs. As our country faces the health and economic crisis of the coronavirus, we must maintain these critical features in Kentucky’s infrastructure. When this crisis is over, our Commonwealth will be ready to once gain take flight,” said McConnell. “As Senate Majority Leader, I was proud to keep Kentucky’s priorities–including our airports and their workers–at the center of the national discussion.”

The CARES Act included funding to provide economic relief to certain airports impacted by COVID-19. According to the FAA, the federal government will supply 100 percent of the AIP funding, which normally requires a match.

Statewide, airports were awarded more than $77 million through the CARES Act.


A local man has been arrested following a joint investigation conducted by the Wayne County Detention Center and the Monticello Police Department.

According to Wayne County Jailer Ronnie Ellis, Danny Wallace, 57, of Monticello, was charged with engaging in organized crime.

The investigation was conducted by Major Ronnie Ellis, Jr., Police Officer Joey Hoover and staff at the detention center.