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Volunteer window now open for PGA’s 2023 Barbasol tourney

The PGA TOUR’s Barbasol Championship announced today that volunteer registration for the 2023 event is now open at The Barbasol Championship is coming off its best year since arriving in Kentucky in 2018 in terms of attendance, television viewership, and the overall excitement brought on by world-class play which saw University of Alabama product Trey […]

Richmond KSP post investigating human remain discovery

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted just before 7:00 pm on Friday, January 20, 2023 in reference to possible human remains discovered in Boyle County. The initial investigation indicates human skeletal remains were located in a field off of Craintown Road in Perryville. The remains were removed by the Boyle County Coroner and will be […]

Powell County Rescue workers describe rescue efforts today in east KY

Members of the Powell County Search and Rescue joined the rescue efforts today in flood torn Breathitt County to bring much welcome assistance to the area.  18 team members, including swift water techs and EMT’s, responded to a mutual aid call this morning to assist in rescuing families still trapped from the devastating flood waters in […]

Elevated Fire Danger today, and hard freeze coming tonight for greater Richmond area

The National Weather Service is warning we have an elevated fire danger this afternoon in the WBON-TV9 viewing area. Very dry air mixing down to the surface will result in relative humidity’s between 15-30 percent this afternoon. Dry air combined with breezy winds out of the northwest will result in an elevated risk for spreading […]

Flood Warning now issued for Estill & Lee Counties

The National Weather Service in Jackson KY has issued a Flood Warning for the following rivers in Kentucky… Kentucky River near Ravenna affecting Estill County and Kentucky River at Heidelberg affecting Lee County. At 20.0 feet, Low lying areas flood. In Estill, at 21.0 feet, Low lying areas flood. Red Lick Road, Millers Creek Road, […]

Snowmageddon! When will it end?

With two winter storms already blasting those of us in central and southeastern Kentucky, you would think a reprieve would be in order. Today we are seeing a little break with a dry day and above freezing temperatures, but that is going to be a short-lived break in the action. Rain is expected ahead of […]

Goble leaving Chamber in bid for City Commission

After 14 years at the helm of Richmond’s Chamber of Commerce, President Mendi Goble has tenured her resignation effective end of March.  Goble has officially filed to run for Richmond City Commission.  Ms. Goble tells WBON TV that she is pursuing the move to a larger role in government to help effectuate changes and influence […]

Browning booked in Madison County jail, bail set

This afternoon, 30 year old Logan Tanner Browning, the man at the center of Saturday nights 5 hour stand off and alleged arson, was released from the hospital and brought back to Richmond. Judge Charles “Chuck” Hardin set Brownings bond at $250,000 cash. This evening, Browning was booked into the Madison County Detention Center. Browning […]

President says feds will pick up tab on local tornados

Today, January 8, 2022, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. made additional disaster assistance available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for emergency work in the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a result of severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, and tornadoes from December 10 to December 11, 2021. […]

Barger/Ackerman discuss soaring vehicle values and potential higher car taxes

The demand for new and used vehicles is far outpacing the supply.  Because of the pandemic, the inability of car manufacturers to get “chips” and a virtual shortage of anything and everything, it has been the perfect storm to drive up prices.  You will notice the inventory on many Madison County car lots is much […]

56 year old London man found dead off I75

An early morning discovery by a passing motorist on I75, has resulted in a death investigation in Laurel County. . According to Kentucky State Police, 56 year old Edsel D. McQueen of Londons body was discovered Thursday morning right off I-75 exit 38. McQueen’s cause of death is yet unknown and this is now an […]

Is your golf cart missing?

The Powell County Sheriff’s office reports this EZ-GO golf cart was found abandoned at approximately 4:00am near 1st Avenue in Stanton, and is believed to be stolen from the Clay City area. If you are the owner or have any info leading to the returning of this golf cart, please contact Powell County Dispatch (606-663-4116).

Hazardous Weather Outlook issued for Madison and other area Counties

A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for portions of south central Indiana and Central Kentucky by the National Weather Service. Including Madison, Fayette, Nicholas, and Garrard, in our viewing area. .DAY ONE…Today and Tonight. The pressure gradient will tighten across the region today. Expect wind gusts of 25-30 mph this afternoon and this evening. […]

Channel 9 to replay area Christmas Parades

Richmond’s new television service, WBON-TV9, is scheduling replays of area Christmas parades in high definition, now through Christmas night. The broadcasts will air each Thursday and Saturday nights, now through Christmas day, from 8-10:30 p.m. WBON-TV9 airs 4 digital channels over the air on 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, and 9.4, with various programming. The Christmas replays […]

A sad day, as “Happy” passes away

Many of us slighly ‘older’ folks may remember rushing home in the afternoons from school to tune to WTVQ (actually channel 62 back in those days) for a show called “Happy’s Hour” or “Happy & Froggie.” A bizarre, but entertaining cast did skits, read viewer letters, and hosted afternoon shows like The Three Stooges & […]

Operation “Santa” begins Saturday!

Continuing their annual tradition, the Waco Fire & Rescue will enact “Operation Santa” starting this Saturday. The fire truck and fire & rescue members will be escorting Santa to various stops in the Waco area. If you hear the loud sirens, don’t be alarmed. It’s probably just jolly ole St. Nick coming your way!

Possible traffic delays through Berea

Today and over the next several days, weather permitting, trees will be trimmed on Richmond Road, from the top of the hill around Berea College going down the hill to the area of Near New Auto. The work will be occurring between 8 a.m. until 3 daily. Expect some traffic delays at times. Flaggers will […]

Early Morning Pedestrian Death on US 25

Laurel County Sheriff John Root confirms the pedestrian hit early this morning by a truck was pronounced dead on scene. Deceased is 32-year-old Chadwick Smith of Leslie County, who was killed early Sunday when walking south on Hwy 25. He was struck by a truck traveling northbound. The news release added, Sheriff Root said the […]

President Biden Approves Emergency Declaration for Kentucky

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes beginning Dec. 10, 2021 and continuing into Dec. 11. The President’s action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts to […]


FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1145 AM EST THIS MORNING Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is occurring in portions of EAST CENTRAL Kentucky and SOUTH CENTRAL Kentucky, including the following areas, Garrard and Madison and Lincoln. Until 1145 AM EST. Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations is imminent or occurring. […]

Two Dead in aircraft crash near Crab Orchard

Eyewitness reports to WBON, now confirmed by the Lincoln County Sheriff, say two people have died following a light aircraft crash tonight in Lincoln County. The crash site is in the area of Begley and Pine Grove Roads. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of a Beech V35 airplane this […]