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Madison County BOE approves a 5% increase across the board

The Madison County Board of Education passed a 5%, across the board, raise tonight during a special called meeting. That wasn’t it however, as the BOE also increased the starting salary to $45,000 and created steps for every year between years 13-20 so that now the salary schedule will reflect a step increase at each […]

Curbside Recycling to take place this Friday for Madison County

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday the city of Richmond will be hosting its curbside recycling pickup this Friday, May 24th.Did you know that the average American uses 65- pounds of paper each year and that the United States uses 25% of the worlds paper products? 40% of all waste going to landfills is paper […]

National Salvation Army Week kicks off today

The Salvation Army of Richmond is excited to be apart of the kick off to National Salvation Army Week today. This week-long celebration highlights the organization’s history, services, and impact in the community, and provides an opportunity to thanks volunteers, donors, and other stakeholders who support us throughout the year.National Salvation Army Week has been observed […]

Man dies in overnight Berea structure fire

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office received a call for assistance at a structure fire at 129 Barrett Lane, just off 1016, in Berea early this Monday morning. Firefighters responded to the scene at approximately 12:30 a.m. As a result of the fire investigation, a body was discovered in the home. That person has now been […]

EKU Director of Athletics Matt Roan accepts same role at James Madison University

When Matt Roan took over as the Director of Athletics at Eastern Kentucky University the landscape in college sports wasn’t quite what it is today. There was no NIL, there was no extra “Covid Year” for student athletes, and at the time conference partnerships arent nearly what they are today. All that has changed in […]

You can volunteer for the PGA Tour Kentucky Championship!

Volunteer positions for the PGA TOUR’s Kentucky Championship are filling up quickly, but some exciting opportunities remain for those wanting to be part of the action.  The Kentucky Championship (formerly 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 […]

Legislators Secure Big Bucks for Berea Projects

Story by guest columnist Andy McDonald Kentucky State Senator Jared Carpenter (R-34) and State Representative Josh Bray (R-71) surprised the Berea City Council Tuesday, announcing $1 million in funding for a Kenway Street connector to the Berea Bypass. Both Carpenter and Bray briefly addressed the council’s business meeting last night, having concluded the current legislative […]

EKU Giving Day set for tomorrow

Tomorrow is a big day for Eastern Kentucky University as once again they will be hosting its fifth annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. The 2024 Giving Day theme is “Focus on the Future” and will provide an opportunity for alumni, friends and students to support EKU through a one-day fundraising challenge.When talking […]

Cozart earns chance to perform in front of pro scouts.

The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, a pre-NBA Draft Combine tournament where the country’s best seniors compete in front of professional scouts, will have a familiar face as former Madison Central star and Eastern Kentucky University’s Isaiah Cozart will participate in the festivities this year.  The 70th Annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament will be held April 17-20 at […]

EKU to partner with Madison County Public Library to help students afford healthy food

The Kentucky Hunger Dialogue strives to create hunger-free future for all Kentucky college students by creating partnerships in our communities, collaborating with college food pantries, and increasing awareness through their annual Kentucky Hunger Dialogue conference.The Kentucky Hunger Dialogue announced a collaborative food drive with Eastern Kentucky University’s Colonels Cupboard, and the event will be hosted […]

Inmate escapes from the Bluegrass Career and Development Center in Richmond

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post 7, is currently seeking assistance in locating an inmate who escaped from the Bluegrass Career and Development Center just after 11pm last night, April 14th. The missing inmate, Louis G. Jones, is a 38-year-old resident of Grayson, KY. Jones is described as a white male, approximately 5’7″ tall, weighing […]

RPD releases statement on pedestrian struck by vehicle

Around 1:30 PM on April 5, 2024, the Richmond Police Department’s Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to a distressing incident at mile marker 90 on Interstate 75 Northbound to a call about a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle.  Preliminary investigations reveal that a male individual, identified as Michael Cornett (36), was attempting to cross from […]

Waco teacher to appear on Wheel of Fortune tonight

If provided with just six letters from the alphabet—I am a confident you would immediately recognize the context. Those letters: R, S, T, L, N, and E. Yes, it’s the iconic game show, Wheel of Fortune. This week, a resident from Madison County, Stuart Rose, is set to make an appearance on the show. Rose’s […]

Berea Police investigate robbery at local restaurant

Early this morning, Monday March 11, 2024, Berea police responded to a call at the Hong Kong Buffet on Prince Royal Drive in Berea. Officers say the front glass doors were shattered at the establishment. Officers on scene observed a rock was used to break both glass doors to make entry into the restaurant. Subjects […]

EKU Suits for Seniors Event returns in April

When EKU Football handed the reigns of the program over to Walt Wells it was expected that there would be a culture change as they looked to get back to the tradition that was established under Roy Kidd. From the opening press conference Wells made sure that his players were put first and despite taking […]

Richmond teen missing after attending events last night at Madison Central

According to the Richmond Police Department Facebook page, a teenager has gone missing after attending an event last night at Madison Central High School. Malachi Baker may have been in the areas of Hallie Irvine Street and Armory Park last night (2/5/24) during activities at Madison Central High School. His last known clothing is described […]

Menifee County Man arrested after ICAC Investigation

Yesterday, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch located, interviewed, and arrested 32-year-old Roy Alan Tiefel of Menifee County on charges related to a child sexual abuse material investigation. Tiefel was interviewed as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect […]

Chemical Spill contained by Berea Fire Department

Earlier today, at approximately 5:10 P.M. the Berea Fire Department was dispatched to Mastronardi Produce USA at 1000 Industrial Drive in Berea for a possible hazardous material spill. Upon arrival crews found an active spill of a container in a semi-truck trailer outside of the facility. The chemical was determined to be Nitric Acid by […]

Former Madison County Sheriff, honored with his own stretch of Highway US 25

By action of the Kentucky General Assembly, a section along US 25 in Madison County will now be designated the “Cecil “Dude” Cochran Memorial Highway”. Cochran was a Madison County Native and was elected sheriff of Madison County in 1982 after serving as deputy sheriff from the previous 4 years. He held that position until […]

Bluegrass Army Depot Holding Public Event to mark Completion of Chemical Stockpile

The Bluegrass Army Depot is inviting the public to an event recognizing the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) team and destruction of the last chemical weapon in the declared U.S. stockpile on Wednesday, Octtober 11th, at 11 a.m. at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, 233 Battlefield Memorial Highway in Richmond, Kentucky.Senate Republican Leader […]

Richmond Police Department to add “Flock Cameras”

The city of Richmond will be joining other cities as they plan to add flock cameras to at least 4 different locations within the city. Richmond Police Assistant Chief BJ O’Donnell told WBONTV that thecameras will be placed strategically near the interstate to monitor traffic coming in and out of Richmond to help identify robberies […]

16th annual City Fest to take place tonight at EKU

Tonight the Richmond Chamber of Commerce will host ins annual City Fest event which takes place on EKU’s campus. This will be the 16th year of this one of a kind event which gives local businesses, nonprofit organizations, local leaders and friends the opportunity to connect with students on EKU’s campus. The event is free […]

Legendary EKU Football Coach Roy Kidd being moved to Hospice Care

When you think of EKU Football there is really one name that sticks out, Roy Kidd. Coach Kidd served as the head coach at Eastern Kentucky University from 1964 to 2002, going 314–124 with eight ties during that span. Kidd’s Eastern Kentucky Colonels won NCAA Division I-AA Football Championships in 1979 and 1982 and were […]

City of Richmond set to strengthen competitive edge with purchase option on property

Rendering of 600 acre plat, optioned by City of Richmond

The City of Richmond has finalized a purchase option on 600 acres of property located off I-75 at Exit 83.  This option provides the opportunity for Richmond to be a stronger competitor to attract and retain large manufacturing investment as the tract of land is prepared to meet the needs of future manufacturing interests. The […]