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Madison County Sheriffs office investigating tractor theft

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is asking for public assistance locating a stolen tractor. The 1999 John Deere 5300 2wd tractor with John Deere 520 loader and hay fork attachment was stolen from Kirksville Road, in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 27, 2024. Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Jeremy Vega […]

Tourism efforts boost Berea economy by $4 million

By Guest Columnist Andy McDonald Local businesses got a $4 million boost from tourism in 2023, according to Business and Tourism Development Director Donna Angel. Angel revealed the latest numbers in her presentation to the Berea City Council at last Tuesday’s meeting, stating that by promoting conferences, festivals and events, and aggressively bringing more motor […]

Richmond man who escaped from Franklin County re-captured Friday in Madison Co.

Deputies with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office say they received credible information of the whereabouts of Brandon Rhodus late Friday, April 5, 2024 .in Madison County. Rhodus walked away from an assigned work detail, while serving time at the Franklin County Regional Jail, on Wednesday April 3rd, 2024, and was believed to be traveling to […]

Public meeting scheduled for next week about detonations and loud “booms” at depot

The Blue Grass Army Depot will hold a public information session on Wednesday, April 10 at 2:00 PM to discuss the depot’s open burn and open detonation (OB/OD) operations.  The event will take place at the Madison County Joint Information Center, located at 558 S. Keeneland Dr. in Richmond. During the session, BGAD Commander, Colonel […]

Human remains found in burned car in Breathitt County

Kentucky State Police have confirmed to WBON-TV9 that human remains were discovered in a burned vehicle this afternoon in the Southfork community of Breathitt County. According to officials, because of the condition of the remains, it will take some time for a positive identification.  Although the family is receiving condolences for their loss tonight on […]

Search on for woman who vanished after stopping at Jackson Marathon

The family of Joanie Campbell, and law enforcement, are desperately searching for her, after she was reported missing this week.  Joanie Campbell was last seen at the Marathon in Jackson, Kentucky next to Walgreens on Kentucky Highway 15. That was Thursday afternoon around 2 p.m. Joanie Campbell was last seen in a white 2017 KIA Optima with tinted […]

Captain Manley of Madison County Sheriff’s Office dies after medical episode

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has informed WBON of the passing of one of their officers. According to the sheriff’s office, Captain Sam Manley was eating lunch at a Richmond restaurant when he experienced a medical emergency. Emergency services were called, and Captain Manley was transported to Baptist Health Richmond, escorted by fellow Madison County […]

Body found in Winchester identified, police continue to investigate

The body that was discovered Thursday night around 5:30 in Winchester has been identified as 49-year-old Michael McIntosh. The body has been sent to Frankfurt for an autopsy. McIntosh’s body was found on Redwing Drive near the Valvoline station. No further details are being provided at this time by the Clark County Coroner’s Office and […]

Man dies in accident today in Estill

A man has died in an accident earlier today in Estill County. Around 12 noon today, authorities responded to Highway 499 (Wisemantown Road ) in the Doug hill area in reference to a one vehicle accident. The driver had left the road and struck a tree. The sole occupant, David Ross age 51 of Irvine, […]

Richmond Police follow blood trail to Turpin Drive Saturday night for arrest

Friday night June 10, 2023, at around 8:30, Richmond police discovered an injured man in the area of Edwards and Third Street in Richmond, allegedly covered in blood from an apparent stab wound to his arm. The victim was taken to Baptist Health Richmond for his wounds. The officers report following a blood trail that […]

Human remains discovered in Garrard, Richmond KSP investigating

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted just before 2:00 pm today Sunday, June 4, 2023, in reference to possible human remains discovered in Garrard County. KSP investigators say human skeletal remains were located in a field off of Crab Orchard Road (KY-39) in Garrard County. The remains were removed by the Garrard County Coroner and […]

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 https://www.barbasolchampionship.com/volunteer/. 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 […]