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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 […]

EKU Football to host Playoff Game on Saturday

RICHMOND, Ky. – In a year where the team faced adversity before the season even started, EKU Football battled through and for the 22nd time in school history, the team will compete in the FCS Playoffs, hosting Gardner-Webb at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26 at CG Bank Field at Roy Kidd Stadium. The Colonels (7-4) earned one of […]

EKU Athletics agrees to partnership with Nike and BSN Sports

In a press release EKU Athletics today announced that it has entered a five-year partnership with Nike and BSN SPORTS. Through this partnership, BSN SPORTS will serve as the official apparel and equipment provider to the Colonels while outfitting all EKU student-athletes and coaches in Nike competitive gear.   “EKU Athletics is incredibly excited to announce our partnership with Nike through BSN,” […]

Crime Stats on the Rise in the Bluegrass…Are you safe?

Are You Safe? : A Special Report Community Editorial by JT Elliott Police officers uphold the law and protect citizens, saving lives every year. Nevertheless, in Kentucky, the Federal Bureau of Information’s latest statistics show an increase from 2019 of 220 violent crimes per 100,000 people to 259 violent crimes per 100,000 people in 2020. […]

After tough loss on the road, two Colonels earn POW honors.

Courtesy EKU Sports RICHMOND, Ky. – EKU redshirt junior quarterback Parker McKinney and redshirt sophomore placekicker Patrick Nations have been named the ASUN Players of the Week for their performance at Eastern Michigan on Friday night. McKinney, a native of Coalfield, Tenn., earned ASUN Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Nations, who hails from Tamasse, S.C., was named the ASUN Special Teams Player […]

School Board approves lower tax rate for second straight year

The Madison County Board of Education held a tax hearing and regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, August 25. The tax hearing was held first. The board approved a tax rate of 62.1 cents per $100 dollars of assessed real estate value and 63.8 cents per $100 dollars on personal property. This is the second year […]

Shooting occurs in Jackson overnight

During the overnight hours around 3:00 am, the Jackson Fire Department in Breathitt County was on scene of a fire alarm activation in downtown Jackson on Main Street. The Jackson Police Department was notified by one of the firefighters on the scene that one male subject had sustained a gunshot wound. Officers of the JPD immediately […]

New Neighborhood for Waco passes first reading hurdle

The Madison County County Fiscal Court held its monthly meeting on Tuesday morning, August 23rd. The Court heard from Treasure Glenna Smith concerning the finance report. The court currently has a  $31,581,163.86 general balance. This represents the first thirty days for the fiscal year. The Treasure’s Report is only presented on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The […]

EKU to host kickoff event prior to first game.

RICHMOND, Ky. – EKU will celebrate the start of football season with its kickoff event at Apollo’s on Wednesday, August 31st at 6:30 p.m. The event will be the first of the weekly football coach’s show, where fans can hear from head coach Walt Wells and featured Colonel players, enjoy food, and have a chance to win prizes and […]

EKU Volleyball hosts “Fan Day” Event

The EKU volleyball team hosted fan day on Saturday.  Activities included a maroon/white scrimmage, poster giveaway, and autograph session.  The Colonel volleyball team begins their season at home, Friday, August 26 against IUPUI in the Colonel Classic. Start time is schedule for 12:30pm.

Madison school board addresses youth suicides among other items

Story by J.T. ElliottThursday evening, August 11,  the Madison County Board of Education held their monthly meeting. The meeting began without  any audience member comments concerning agenda items. Though the opportunity was made available.  All consent agenda items were passed, including two approved out of state field trips for the Madison Central High School cross country […]

Apollos Pizza owners denied alcohol vote in Madison County  

Apollo Pizza co-owner Wesley Browne had filed a letter of intent with the Madison County Clerk’s Office seeking an alcohol vote to place alcohol sales on the ballot in November for the B109 South-Whitehall/Daniel Boone precinct in Northern Madison County where the company’s Apollo Pizza at Little Sack restaurant is located.  The company had hoped […]

KSP still on search for missing Breathitt County women

 KSP identifies 2 still missing individuals from Breathitt Co flooding   The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 13 in Hazard is continuing to search for two individuals out of Breathitt County who have been missing since the historic flooding in eastern Kentucky that occurred on July 28th.  Vanessa Baker, a 60-year-old female from the Lost Creek […]

Eastern Kentucky Flood Theme Song released from Berea Singer/Song Writer

The flood of 2022 provides us all with a way to give back to Eastern Kentucky. Today that giving back comes with a song. The team of Kentucky Proud’s, Tree of The Field, requested a theme song for the Kentucky Disaster Relief and Madison County musicians reponded. This is a new song by singer/songwriter Kristi […]