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KSP Unveils New Mascot

In light of the tragic situation in Floyd County last week, and out of respect for all involved, KSP postponed the planned 74th birthday celebration and mascot reveal event previously scheduled to take place last Friday. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the officers, their families, and the community. The Kentucky State Police mascot is […]

Depot Announces New Milestone of Weapons Destruction

The first M55 rocket containing GB nerve agent was destroyed at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) July 6. “The GB rockets are the last type of chemical weapons to be destroyed at the Blue Grass Army Depot,” said Dr. Candace Coyle, BGCAPP site project manager. “We are committed to safely eliminating the […]

KSP Richmond Post Arrests Alabama Fugitive

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted by Anniston County Sheriff’s Office in Anniston, Alabama on July 5th. The Sheriff’s Office advised a fugitive from Anniston County could be passing through KSP Post 7 district on I-75 south. Troopers responded to I-75 where they were able to locate the vehicle in Richmond, near the […]

BMU: Loss of service, boil water advisory slated for Thursday

Berea Municipal Utilities will be repairing a water leak on Prospect St tomorrow, July 7th. Customers in the highlighted area on the map seen here may experience a loss of water service sometime between 9:00am & 3:00pm. There will be a Boil Water Advisory when the water service is restored. We will post an update […]

KYTC Answers FAQs Regarding Estill Bridge Closure

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says that they have continued to get questions about the status of the KY 52 bridge crossing the Kentucky River in Estill County. The bridge has been closed for repairs since mid-March, with traffic detoured via the KY 499 Joseph Proctor Memorial Bypass. Some misinformation has circulated recently stating that the […]

KY 1571 railroad crossing in Estill County to be closed Tuesday, July 12

Drivers who use KY 1571 (Millers Creek Road) in Estill County will need to find an alternate route during working hours on Tuesday, July 12. The road will be closed at the railroad crossing at the Millers Creek community, near milepoint 3, so repairs can be made. This will affect travel between Beattyville and Irvine/Ravenna. […]

Two Officers, one K9 Unit Confirmed Deceased Following Shootout

The officers that were killed in Floyd County Thursday night have been identified as Deputy Will Petry, who had just retired from the Kentucky State Police and joined the Floyd County Sheriffs Department, and Captain Ralph Frasure of the Prestonsburg Police Department. Frasure was just promoted to Captain on June 22, 2022. The two were […]

Two officers confirmed dead after shootout in Floyd County, suspect in custody

The man taken into custody following a deadly armed standoff with police Thursday night has been identified as 49 year old Lance Storz, of Allen. Storz has been charged with murder, two counts of murder of a police officer, and assault on a service animal. According to the citation charges the shots fired by the […]

Richmond Bank Robbery Suspect in Custody

Richmond police have announced the arrest of a man in connection with a bank robbery that occurred earlier this year. On April 29, at approximately 10:53 am, Richmond Police responded to Whitaker Bank on Brandy Lane in reference to a bank robbery that had just occurred. The suspect entered the bank demanding money and then […]

AG Cameron Urges Congress to Protect Children from THC Copycat Products

Attorney General Daniel Cameron today urged Congress to protect children from copycat THC edible products. The products are designed to look like popular snack items and have led to accidental THC consumption in children. These copycat products are easily mistaken by children for name brand snacks such as Oreo cookies, Doritos chips, Cheetos, NERDs, and […]

Garrard County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspect in Child Sexual Abuse Case

The Garrard County Sheriff’s Office is seeking 46-year-old Glenn Caddell for charges stemming from an investigation into a child sexual abuse. Caddell is known to frequent the Junction City community of Boyle County and the Buckeye area of Garrard County. Caddell is wanted for the following charges: Unlawful Transaction w/ a minor 1st Unlawful Transaction […]

Demolition of Old Irvine High School Ignites Fire

Firefighters remain on scene at the old Irvine High School on Main Street. A spark from construction equipment apparently ignited suspected asbestos materials causing the blaze. According to Fire Chief Derrick Muncie, the fire was not intentionally set. The Irvine fire department remains on scene now put out the fire. Stay tuned as WBONTV will […]

Attorney General Cameron Activates Price Gouging Website, Hotline in Response to Baby Formula Shortage

In response to the nationwide shortage of baby formula, Attorney General Daniel Cameron activated the price gouging website and hotline.  Kentuckians can report suspected price gouging by visiting or by calling 502-696-5485. “We’ve taken action to alert Kentuckians of suspected scams related to the nationwide baby formula shortage, and today we activated our website […]

KSP Richmond Post Announces Traffic Safety Checkpoints

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, which provides coverage for Madison, Clark, Estill, Lee, Owsley, Jackson, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard and Jessamine counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws […]

Daytime closures planned for KY 594 in Estill County

Drivers who use KY 594 (Maupin Hill Road) in Estill County should be prepared to find an alternate route during daytime hours beginning Tuesday, June 14. The road will be closed at milepoint 12.1 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. as a contractor crew repairs a break in pavement. The work will begin Tuesday, June […]

**VIDEO**Suspects in Dixie Plaza Flee Scene Following Shots Fired

Police are still investigating a shooting that occurred around 6 p.m. last night on Opal Drive in Dixie Plaza area of Richmond. As you can see in this surveillance footage obtained by WBONTV from a viewer that lives in the area, two men get out of a car and go off screen, guns drawn. Warning, […]

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Clay County

On June 07, 2022 at approximately 5:00 PM, The Kentucky State Police Post 11, London Post was notified by Clay County 911 of a one vehicle injury accident on KY 11 North in the Oneida area of Clay County. The collision resulted in one fatality. The initial investigation indicates that a 1994 Ford Ranger operated […]

Kentucky State Police Post 8 Traffic Checkpoint Announcements

Kentucky State Police, Post 8 Morehead announces the final traffic and criminal activity report for May 2022.  During May, Post 8 personnel issued 1,369 total citations.  Of those citations, 21 were for DUI, 349 were for Speeding, 184 for No Seat Belt and 5 were for Child Restraint.  In addition, there were 101 Courtesy Notices […]

Sixty-Five New Kentucky State Police Cadets Report to Training Academy

Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky State Police announced that sixty-five new cadets reported to Frankfort on Sunday to begin their twenty-four weeks of intense training to one day serve and protect the Commonwealth of Kentucky as troopers. The new recruits include 57 traditional and 8 LEAP (law enforcement accelerated program) cadets.  “My administration’s top […]

Groundbreaking Marks Expansion of Madison County Internet Service

If you reside in some of the most rural parts of Madison County, high speed internet may be coming your way soon. Today Spectrum representatives along with county and state officials held a press briefing and ceremonial ground breaking to mark the expansion of internet service to areas like Newby, Jig Water, Bear Waller, Poosey, […]

Former 100.7 The Coyote Morning Show Host and Radio Icon Karl Shannon Passes Away

Long-time area broadcaster Karl Shannon passed away last night. Shannon had a 40 year career in broadcasting in Lexington, Louisville and Nashville and spent several years as the morning show host at 100.7 the Coyote. He had friends throughout the country music world. He retired from radio in 2018 but continued to do voice-over work […]

Baptist Health Richmond Announces Program For Honoring Veterans

Baptist Health Richmond is honored to announce today the launching of a new veteran recognition program to honor veterans for their service and sacrifice to protecting the United States of America. Every veteran who arrives at the hospital will be recognized for their service. “As a veteran, I personally understand the sacrifice veterans have made […]

Kentucky State Police Post 11 Traffic Safety Checkpoint Announcement

The Kentucky State Police, London Post which provides coverage for Clay, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints as approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. […]

Special Event for Chemical Weapons Destruction Followed by Public Meeting June 8

The Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA) will hold a special event recognizing the destruction of all VX nerve agent weapons in the U.S. stockpile on Wednesday, June 8, at 1 p.m. EDT in Rooms A-D on the lobby level at Eastern Kentucky University’s (EKU) Carl D. Perkins Building located on Kit […]