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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 […]

EKU to retain Jane Worthington as Head Softball Coach

In an official release from Eastern Kentucky University today, the athletic department announced the results of the investigative review into the softball program. The decision was made to retain Jane Worthington as EKU’s head softball coach. The investigation, which began immediately following allegations made in a July 4th Twitter post by a former softball student-athlete, […]

EKU Athletics Releases Latest Statement on Softball Situation

After more former EKU softball players have come forward with allegations against current softball coach Jane Worthington and another member of the coaching staff, Director of Athletics Matt Roan released another statement about the Universities investigation. “Less than 72 hours ago, Eastern Kentucky University opened an investigation regarding allegations of misconduct within our EKU Softball […]

ASUN Announces 2023 EKU Conference Schedule

From WBONTV Correspondent and EKU SID Kevin BrittonEastern Kentucky University’s men’s basketball team will play 18 ASUN Conference games during the 2022-23 season, the league announced recently from its Atlanta, Georgia headquarters with the release of the complete conference schedule. The ASUN portion of the schedule includes at least one game against each of the […]

EKU Basketball adds more talent to already loaded recruiting class

Courtesy EKU Sports:David Onanina, a three-star, 6-foot-8 center, will join the Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball program, head coach A.W. Hamilton announced today. Onanina has a 247Sports composite three-star rating.  He is ranked as the 48th-best center in the nation by 247Sports and as the 13th-best prospect in the state of Virginia. As a senior […]

Berea Tourism looks back on a successful 2021/22

Courtesy WBONTV Correspondent Andy McDonald The 2021-2022 fiscal year has been challenging for the city of Berea Business and Tourism Development Department, but despite emerging from the global pandemic, tourism managed to tally some accomplishments, said officials.   During the director’s report at last week’s business meeting, Donna Angel took a moment to reflect on […]

A.W. Hamilton pulling all the right strings with top 65 Recruiting Class

Taelon Martin, a four-star recruit coming out of high school, will join the Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball program, head coach A.W. Hamilton announced today. Martin, rated as the 35th best junior college prospect by JUCORecruiting.com, averaged 12.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 steals per game as a sophomore at the College of Southern Idaho […]

New Madison Central Volleyball coach hired

The Madison Central girls volleyball program will have a new coach on the sidelines next season. Janet Thacker has been hired to take over the team in a Twitter announcement the school made earlier tonight. Thacker takes over for Elizabeth Morrow who retired after last season. Thacker has created a mini-dynasty with the middle school […]

Stolen truck recovered after high speed pursuit in Estill

Earlier today WBON-TV9 posted a this picture to assist  the Estill County Sheriffs office who was looking for information about the vehicle owner and driver of the featured truck. This truck and driver was being sought for trespassing at a residence on Dry Branch Road in Irvine that has been burglarized several times over the […]

Madison County Sports Hall of Fame announces first class of inductees.

In a story first broke by the Berea Citizen, the first ever class of the Madison County Sports Hall of Fame has been announced. Ten individuals and four special teams have been selected for enshrinement into the Madison County Sports Hall of Fame during the inaugural induction ceremony and dinner that is scheduled in April. […]

Reported meth arrest at Waco Elementary

Today, Saturday January 22, Madison County Sheriffs  Deputy Bear and Deputy Kermeen were dispatched to to Waco Elementary School; regarding a suspicious male and a female who were parked near the back of the school. Deputies report the two occupants and identified as Ernest and Elizabeth Isaacs.  It was discovered Elizabeth Isaacs had an outstanding warrant for her arrest out of […]

Inside EKU Sports: Season 3 Episode 12

Basketball and computers? It’s an interesting mix on this week’s Inside EKU Sports. Nick Mayo will take fans through the men’s basketball team’s epic 23-point comeback at High Point, including his game-winner at the buzzer. Paige Murphy tells us about transitioning from a softball All-American to a member of the women’s basketball team. Also, learn […]

UK baseball ends era with its last regular-season series at ‘The Cliff’

By KEITH TAYLOR, Kentucky Today LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) — An era will come to an end this weekend for the Kentucky baseball team. The Wildcats will bid farewell to Cliff Hagan Stadium when the Wildcats play host to Mississippi State for a three-game series, starting Friday. The series concludes Sunday. Several memorable performances have occurred […]

Snell, UK offense ‘destroy’ defense in second scrimmage of spring

By KEITH TAYLOR, Kentucky Today Benny Snell didn’t mince words when he described Kentucky’s defense following the team’s second scrimmage of spring workouts Friday. “They did horrible,” Snell said. “We destroyed them. I hope they never play like that again because we scored almost every drive… We drove down on them. The other backs did […]