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EKU’s President McFaddin shares impressive stats at chamber of commerce luncheon

President David C. McFaddin was introduced by Richmond Chamber President & CEO Colleen Spencer at lunch Tuesday, September 26, 2023. Following the invocation delivered by Pastor Rob Taylor, McFaddin proudly outlined the University’s recent accomplishments. The luncheon was held in the $130 million 330,000 square feet Science Building on Eastern’s campus which houses the STEM […]

Governor comes to Madison County for dedication of God’s Outreach

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and unveiling of the new God’s Outreach warehouse was held this morning Friday September 22, 2023, at the new facility on Four Mile Road. Colleen Spencer, the President of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, introduced Mayor Robert Blythe, Anthony Lowery, Judge Reagan Taylor, and Governor Andy Beshear to the podium. Mayor […]

Richmond Legend Coach Roy Kidd Passes

If you know me, you know that I am a football junkie. For those of you who do not know me, you must understand that I grew up in north Alabama and the football icon that I cherished as a child was Bear, yes Bear Bryant. My grandfather and great uncle both graduated from the […]

E-911 Director for Madison County addresses Rotary Club, promotes “smart911”

Wendy Lynch, the Madison County E-911 Director, was the guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Richmond Rotary Club this past Wednesday, August 29th. Former Richmond Police Chief and Richmond Rotary member, Larry Brock, graciously introduced Wendy and mentioned that Wendy was a Richmond Police dispatcher when he became Chief of Police for the […]

Richmond Historic District expansion now on the table, City Commission to decide

Richmond Historic District

Wednesday night, the Richmond Planning Commission voted to expand the H-1 Historic District. The expansion extends west out Main Street from the existing boundary to just past Westover Avenue and east to Collins Street. The expansion also includes Madison Middle School and the new Richmond entertainment district. Brandon Powell, the Architect Chair of the Richmond […]

Elias Reynolds captures history of Enrich building in Mural

If you were traveling down South Second Street this past weekend, the mural on the Enrich building should have caught your attention. Elias Reynolds, an Ashland artist who is originally from Richmond, worked Saturday and Sunday to finish his mural which pays tribute to the history of the Enrich building. From 1915 to 2023, Reynolds […]

Team “Shew” miscues, but hangs in with Rally North America to finish

Driving through corn and soy bean fields in southern Indiana was the norm for Day 4 at Rally North America 2023. Yes, we left beautiful French Lick Springs Hotel after saying goodbye to Larry Bird Boulevard. By the way, Larry does have a home in West Baden, Indiana today with a leprechaun in his front […]

Rally North America TV show spends Day 3 touring and roaring out of Richmond

Trevor & Abba Lyn Milkins and Elsie, rescue dog from South Carolina

What better way to start Day 3 of the Rally North America Scavenger Hunt and Road Rally than beginning in downtown, small town America defined as Richmond, Kentucky. It was a beautiful July Summer morning. The cars and participants lined up between Second and Third Streets with Richmond Police handling the blockade. With blue lights […]

Newby Country Store Celebrates Independence Day a day early

It was almost a picture-perfect night at the Newby Country Store celebrating the Fourth of July on the Third of July or a day early. Hot dogs and barbeque were on the menu as well as all types of candy for the young kids and me. However, it was a bit disappointing when I was […]

Rally North America TV show “Backroads of Appalachia” rally passing through Richmond

Do you want to twist through the majestic Appalachia Mountains, driving along scenic back roads surrounded by over 85 sports cars, muscle cars, and other unique rides, searching for secret check points at incredible locations and items found uniquely along the route? Well tune into the Backroads of Appalachia Rally TV show.  Backroads of Appalachia […]

Celebrating music in Madison County

This past weekend, it was a pleasure to celebrate a birthday with some special music in Madison County and wonderful weather. Friday night, the Richmond Area Arts Council featured the Derek Isaacs Band at the Richmond Centre from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. The night was a glorious June night, and the music was exceptional […]

Mark Richt Keynote Speaker at FCA Victory Night

Sunday night, my friend and I traveled over to Lexington to hear Mark Richt speak at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Central Kentucky. All I can say is this. If you ever get the chance to hear Coach Richt speak, do yourself a favor:  GO! Coach Richt was the Head Football Coach at the […]

Zone change for Richmond’s Lexington Road residents stalled, sent back to Planning & Zoning

On March 28, the First Reading of Ordinance 2023-02-Land Use Change for 3502 & 3506 Lexington Road from UC-1 Single Family Residential to PUD, UC-11 Planned Unit Development was brought before the Madison County Fiscal Court. According to Alvina Maynard of the Neighborhood for Deliberate Development, several procedural issues occurred regarding regulations that are part […]

EKU grad and President of Kentucky Derby Museum, guest at Richmond Rotary Club

Patrick Armstrong, the President and CEO of the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, was the guest speaker at the Richmond Rotary Club’s weekly meeting on Wednesday, March 15. Patrick is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing and Management. Patrick’s career started at the Kentucky Derby Festival […]

Richmond Chamber of Commerce Hears Mayor Blythe “State of the City Address”

Mayor Robert Blythe was the guest speaker this morning at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce 2023 Business at Breakfast Series which was held at the Perkins Building on the Eastern Kentucky University campus. Richmond Chamber CEO Colleen Spencer introduced Mayor Robert Blythe to the Chamber guests and reminded everyone that Blythe served eight terms as […]

Wesley Morgan Files Lawsuit In Death of Jordan Wesley Morgan

 A wrongful death lawsuit was filed today in Madison Circuit Court, Division II. The plaintiffs are C. Wesley Morgan individually, C. Wesley Morgan as executor of the Estate of Jordan Wesley Morgan, and C. Wesley Morgan as parent and next friend of Sidney L. Morgan, his minor child. The defendants in the wrongful death lawsuit […]