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Heart of Harris Foundation hosts Damien Harris football camp

By R. David Shew Welcome home Damien Harris! Thank you for hosting your inaugural football camp in Richmond, your hometown, this Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14. For this football fan who was born in Alabama and lived most of my life in Kentucky, it only seemed fitting that I could ride out to […]

14-year-old Berea boy dead after gun accident in Estill County

A Berea boy has died from what authorities are describing as a tragic accident in Estill County. Estill County Coroner Jimmy Wise was called to the scene on Friday July 12, 2024, around 1:45 p.m. That is where 14-year-old Jett Ballard of Berea was discovered deceased, the result of a gunshot wound. Sources close to […]

Berea family asks for help in locating missing teen

A Berea family has reached out to WBON TV to ask for assistance in finding a missing 14 year-old girl. Charlotte Nicole Paige Adams has been missing since early Thursday morning according to her mother. She was last seen at her grandmother’s house in Berea between 3 and 6 am Thursday morning. The family say […]

State Police looking for man connected to fatal Madison County crash

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a wanted man connected to a fatal Madison County collision that occurred on February 19, 2024. Curtis D. Jackson, 44, of Berea was involved in the two-vehicle crash on Mt. Vernon Road (US-25) in Berea that killed Jeffrey L. Crowe, 25, of Berea. […]

Richmond woman sentenced for theft from employer

A Madison County woman was sentenced today in a Madison County Courtroom to 7 years for embezzlement from a Richmond business. Joy Poynter Emerson was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking, after funneling nearly $60,000 from her employer’s account. The money was taken over her tenure as bookkeeper at Richmond’s Concrete Materials Company. She was […]

Madison County woman subject of Golden Alert

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Golden Alert for a missing Berea woman. Ms. Sherry Fugate, 67, hasn’t been seen or heard from by her daughter since approximately 1:30pm on Wednesday July 10th. Fugate reportedly visited St. Joseph Hospital in Berea in the early morning hours of Thursday July 11th, 2024. Ms. Sherry […]

Irvine’s Cedar Village Restaurant founder, Michael Woolery, passes

A well-known Irvine citizen and restaurateur has passed away.  Michael L. Woolery, age 83, of Farmington Court in Richmond, passed away Tuesday July 9 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond following a short illness. Woolery was the owner operator of the popular Cedar Village Restaurant in Irvine for many years before selling that business. […]

Remains of body discovered in Boone Village home fire identified

The charred body that was confirmed discovered inside a burned home in Boone Village Subdivision recently has been officially identified this afternoon. Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison confirms to WBON-TV9 that the body was identified as 59-year-old Jerry Thigpen of Tennessee. Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies first responded to a residence on June 29th in Boone […]

Richmond KSP Post 7 releases summer checkpoint locations

Post 7 Traffic Safety Checkpoint Locations Post 7 Traffic Safety Checkpoints Effective immediately, the following locations are approved Traffic Safety Checkpoint Locations for the Post 7 District. At these checkpoints troopers will be targeting impaired drivers, checking for properly restrained adults and children and observing for any other safety violations. Traffic Safety Checkpoints for Boyle […]

Home on Irvine Road suffers extensive damage

Waco Fire and Rescue units responded to an early morning fire Sunday.  The call came in around 9:45 a.m. regarding a structure fire at 2421 Irvine Road. When units arrived, they reported heavy smoke from the structure.  Chief Jason Rawlins told WBON early investigation pointed to the fire starting in the bedroom area of the […]

Ball releases staggering audit summary of former Estill County Clerk’s fee account

State Auditor Allison Ball released audits of the 2021, 2022, and 2023 financial statements of former Estill County Clerk Brian Crowe late Monday afternoon. State law requires the auditor’s office to conduct annual audits of county clerks. These audits cover the Estill County Clerk’s financial statements from July 1, 2021, through December 31, 2023, and […]

Richmond KSP seeking help in missing Rockcastle County man case

 On Wednesday, June 26, 2024, around 3 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11 Richmond say they received a call of a missing person in Rockcastle County. The man has been identified as Joseph D. Miller, 36, of Orlando. Miller was last seen around 12:00 P.M. on Friday, June 21st.  Miller is approximately 6′ 0″ tall […]

Scathing 3-year audit of former Estill County Clerk Brian Crowe released today

Late Monday afternoon, State Auditor Allison Balls’ office released the results of three years of audits of the Estill County Clerk’s office, and former Clerk Brian Crowe.  The audits were scathing in scope, even citing repeat offenses in much of the period of years 2021, 2022, and 2023. Among the auditor’s findings in the 2023 […]

Suspect sought in Rockcastle Co. robbery of Valero Food Mart Sunday

A suspect has been identified in the robbery of a Valero Food Mart in Rockcastle County earlier today, Sunday afternoon, June 30, 2024, around 4:15 p.m. Kentucky State Police Post 11 London is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man in the feature photo. If you have any information please contact Post 11 […]

Madison Central freshman wins second national title

Natilee Wells, an upcoming freshman at Madison Central won her second national title this weekend in Las Vegas Nevada. Wells is a Brazilian jiu jitsu practitioner out of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Richmond. Wells traveled with her coach to Las Vegas to compete in the IBJJF American Nationals Event in both gi and nogi Teen […]

Boone Village shooter believed to have perished in home inferno

***UPDATE*** 9:20 PM. The Madison County Sheriff’s office now confirms human remains, believed to be the shooter, have officially been confirmed in the charred remains of the residence. **UPDATE**6:30 PM. The Madison County Sheriff’s office reports that what was first believed to be a body in the home, upon further investigation, could not be verified […]

Lancaster native Alex Miller has first Grand Ole Opry performance

Former American Idol star and Lancaster, Kentucky’s favorite son Alex Miller played the big stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee last night for the very first time. Among other songs, Miller sang his latest single just release entitled “My Daddy‘s Dad”, a tribute to his grandfather who Miller credits for giving him […]

Richmond Hooter’s Restaurant closes

Hooter’s in Richmond is now ”permanently closed.” The closure is apparently part of the chains plans to close dozens of underperforming locations nationwide. The wing chain told CNN several “underperforming stores” are closing due to tough economic challenges including rising food and labor costs. Richmond Kentucky was one of many closures nationwide this week, including […]

Body discovered on Berea roadway

The body of a man was discovered just after 10 Friday night June 21, 2024, on a Berea roadway.  Madison County Coroners Office has now officially identified the subject as Jacob Stewart.  The discovery was made on Salter Lane in Berea. Officials tell WBON, Stewart was taken to the Berea Hospital, where attempts to revive the man failed. He was pronounced deceased […]