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Two sentenced in extreme child abuse case in Montgomery Co.

(Warning-story contains details that may be disturbing) Attorney General Russell Coleman announced today that action by the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit resulted in the sentencing of Haley Hartupee, 23, and Travis Spence, 27, of Montgomery County for the criminal abuse of two children. On May 20 of this year, Hartupee was sentenced to five […]

Clay City man on moped dies in accident in Mount Sterling

A man died this morning on I-75 in Richmond

Kentucky State Police in Morehead received a call for assistance with a two-vehicle injury collision on Owingsville Road in Mt. Sterling on Wednesday. Investigators say that Andrew Romans, 37 years of age from Clay City was traveling east on Owingsville Road operating a Nissan Infiniti. Alavez Ojeda-Gonzalo was traveling west on Owingsville Road operating a […]

Flushable Wipes Damaging Berea’s Wastewater Collection System

Article written by Andy McDonald The Berea City Council approved an emergency measure Tuesday to spend $120,000 to repair and replace sewer pumps that were damaged by flushable wipes. Berea Municipal Utilities (BMU) Director Kevin Howard told officials the problem arose about a month ago when a pump at the Walnut Meadow Station was clogged […]

Man confronted for theft at Walmart flees, nearly striking 4 pedestrians

Authorities are looking to identify a man wanted in connection with a theft case in Laurel County. According to the Laurel County Sheriff’s office, the alleged theft occurred at Walmart near Corbin in Southern Laurel County. They say the man was confronted by loss prevention workers and fled the store. The man left the scene in a […]

Authorities looking for missing Laurel County man

A 27-year-old London man has been reporting missing. Austin Kidd was last seen on May 17th off American Greeting Card Road about 9 miles south of London. Laurel County sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information about the man’s disappearance or whereabouts to contact them at 606-864-6600. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputy Austin Weddle is investigating

91st Dist. Rep Bill Wesley narrowly escapes second challenge by Billings

After a reported computer glitch delayed results out of Estill County until around 9 pm election night, the final results of the Kentucky 91st District race can be called, unofficially. Incumbent Bill Wesley narrowly defeated challenger Darrel Billings for a second time. Albeit this time, by a small margin of around 150 votes. Powell County […]

Former Powell County Judge James Anderson killed in construction accident in Jackson Co.

A shock for Powell County residents this election day and for friends and family of James Anderson, former Powell County Judge Executive. Anderson was killed this  morning in a construction accident in Jackson County. Anderson was reportedly unloading a truck on the construction site of the new Jackson County Middle School, when he fell from […]

Barger reports Madison County election turnout a staggering 5%

Voting in Madison County appeared to be very ‘light’ earlier on election day Tuesday.  Madison County Clerk Kenny Barger stated the turnout in Madison was only around an astonishing 5% midday today. Barger said expectations are for only 5000-6000 total votes being cast today.  That is not a lot from a county with nearly 75,000 […]

Child dies in apparent drowning in Irvine

A tragic story out of Estill County. EMS and Irvine Police were summoned to a residence on Francis Street today for the apparent drowning of a 4-year-old male child Friday afternoon May 17th. Sources say the child was part of a family from Lexington visiting relatives in Irvine. Police say when they arrived, approximately 2:45 […]

Man struck and killed by vehicle Wednesday night in Lee County

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, was contacted just before 11:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, in reference to a single-vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on KY 11 in Lee County. Investigators say a 2013 GMC Acadia, operated by Teresa Barrett, 45, of Lagrange Kentucky was traveling north on KY 11 when she struck a man, […]

Berea Tourism commits $200K to repair city pool

By Guest Columnist Andy McDonald The Berea Tourism Commission budgeted $200,000 for the repair of the Berea City Pool, part of a 2024-2025 spending plan that now goes onto the Berea City Council for final review. Repair of the aging facility, which opened in 1993, will take begin after the upcoming summer season is completed, […]

Berea is one of 14 sites selected nationally by CSX for Select Site Program

By Guest Columnist Andy McDonald A property in the Berea Industrial Park was recently chosen for the CSX Select Site Program, boosting the city’s prospects to attract a new industrial employer in need of rail service. In a statement from MWM Consulting, which is contracted with the City of Berea, the CSX Railroad program identifies […]

Daytime closures for Cat Creek Road in Powell postponed

 Due to weather conditions and the forecast of precipitation today, the second day of the scheduled two-day closure of KY 3354 (Cat Creek Road) in Powell County has been moved from Tuesday, May 14, to Thursday, May 16. Work began yesterday on a full-width paving project between milepoints 0 and 2. Due to the narrowness […]

Bridge inspection leads to closure in Magoffin County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has closed the bridge on KY 3334 (Old Lick Creek Road) at milepoint 1.1 in Magoffin County after an inspection revealed significant deterioration of the bridge beams. The bridge crosses Brushy Fork and is located just east of Brushy Creek Road, 1.1 miles east of KY 2019. Signs and barricades will […]

Man arrested at Million Park soccer games Saturday in Richmond

Richmond police were called to the soccer fields at Million Park on Stratford Drive In Richmond Saturday morning, for what parents described as a “suspicious male” watching the game and talking to children behind a tree. When officers arrived and confronted the man, they say he became confrontational, evasive, and resisted commands to stop walking […]

Golden Alert issued for missing Somerset woman

The Somerset Police Department has issued a Golden Alert today for Sarah Stephens also known as Alicia Jasper. She was last seen leaving her residence on yesterday evening around 10:30 from the Winner Circle Drive area in Somerset. Officials say Sarah suffers from mental illness disorders. Sarah is very petite – only 4’11” and 95lbs […]

Female corrections officer in Powell County charged with sexual abuse

Officials at the Powell County Detention Center say they became aware of a possible inappropriate relationship between a Powell County Corrections Officer and an inmate. The facility started a full investigation, along with the Stanton Police Department, into that correction officer, 54-year-old Christine Spencer. They say the investigation found sufficient evidence to charge Spencer and […]

Lexington man arrested after sending inappropriate photos to juvenile

On Friday May 10, 2024, Kentucky State Police in Morehead received a complaint of inappropriate photos being sent to a juvenile by an adult. Through the investigation, detectives determined that Terence L. Clemons, 50 years of age from Lexington, had sent inappropriate photos of himself to a juvenile. After gathering information, detectives were able to […]

Powell County Sheriff turns up heat in hunt for wanted man

The Powell County Sheriff’s office is requesting assistance from the public in locating the pictured subject, Jeremy C. Spencer of Breathitt County. He is wanted on an outstanding indictment warrant stemming from an incident in 2023. The charges consist of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Fentanyl) and Resisting Arrest. Officials say Spencer’s whereabouts include Breathitt, […]

54-year-old Lexington man dies from injuries sustained in Friday accident

A Lexington man has died from injuries sustained in an accident Friday in Fayette County The two vehicle accident occurred on Winchester Road and Bahama Road.  According to the Fayette County Coroner’s office, 54-year-old Billy Joe Williamson, Jr. of Lexington succumbed to his injuries just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the University of Kentucky Medical […]

Madison County Deputy makes big discovery in abducted child case

A Madison County Deputy made a big discovery while trying to lend a helping hand to a motorist on Tuesday.  According to the Madison County Sheriff’s office, Deputy Shane Johnson responded to a motorist assist call from a woman needing a jump in the 5800 block of Battlefield Memorial Highway around 5:30 yesterday.  A routine […]

14 area people facing charges stemming from “organized cockfighting event”

14 people have been charged for their alleged involvement in what officials are calling an “organized cock fighting event” Sunday in Casey County. Kentucky State Police say they received a call around noon Sunday and responded to the event at a private residence on KY 837 in Bethelridge. When troopers arrived at the residence, they […]

Rash of inmate walkaways from Develpment Center in Madison County continues

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, is searching for another inmate who walked away from the Bluegrass Career and Development Center just before 2:30 pm today, May 6th. The inmate, Tyler O. Branstetter, 38 years of age, from Glasgow KY, is described as a white male, 5’10″ tall, weighing 165 pounds, with strawberry blonde hair and blue […]