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EKU hires new Director of Athletics and Vice President

Earlier today, Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) announced the selection of Kyle Moats as the next Vice President and Director of Athletics at the University. Moats comes to EKU following 15 years as the Director of Athletics at Missouri State University (MSU). EKU President David McFaddin said in a statement ”Kyle’s impressive track record and extensive experience […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Berea Burger King closing end of October, Casey’s coming to town

The Burger King on Prince Royal Drive in Berea will close at the end of October.  That according to Ashley Nicole, a manager at the facility. Nicole says at this time, it is uncertain if the restaurant will reopen. According to Nicole, EG America, the company that owns the fast-food restaurant and the Minit Mart it is tethered […]

Rose Court area in Berea gets improved drainage, new firing range planned for BPD

If you’re a resident of the Rose Court area in Berea, you are used t enduring flooding during heavy rains. Today the City of Berea announced the recent completed upgrades to storm drains to resolve this issue. In a release from Berea City today, Berea City Administrator Rose Beverly briefly touched on the development during […]

Richmond Police arrest Irvine man at Lake Reba for sex offender violation

Last Friday around noon, Richmond Police responded to Lake Reba, in regard to what was described as a “suspicious incident.” Officers say when they arrived, they spoke to two mothers supervising children at the park. The two women gave officers a physical description of a white male in the area of the playground who did not […]

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 […]

KSP investigating officer-involved shooting in Berea

Photo courtesy Jay Buckner A man has been taken into custody after an officer-involved shooting that occurred around 10:30 today in Berea. According to Mayor Bruce Fraley, the incident was prompted by a shots fired call and involved Berea Police. The shooting took place during a domestic dispute on Redbud Drive, located off South Dogwood […]

AppHarvest files for bankruptcy

AppHarvest, a Kentucky-based indoor agriculture company, has filed for bankruptcy in the federal bankruptcy court for the Southern District of Texas. The company’s financial challenges led to this decision, including concerns over cash flow and the potential foreclosure of its Richmond greenhouse, which were disclosed to investors back in November. CEO Tony Martin addressed the […]

Pawn shop ‘smash and grab’ in Richmond leads to manhunt

Dan’s Discount Jewelry & Pawn on the Eastern Bypass in Richmond sustained heavy damages in what appears to be an early morning smash and grab of merchandise, including guns.. The incident occurred in the wee hours of Wednesday morning before 3 a.m.  The robbery instigated a high-speed pursuit that was terminated, when the subject wrecked […]

Richmond robbery leads to extensive manhunt near exit 95, I-75

Multiple Richmond Police and Madison County Sheriffs units were involved in an early morning high speed pursuit of a subject that is believed to have been involved in a robbery of a local business in the early morning hours Wednesday in Richmond.  The pursuit continued at high rates of speed onto interstate 75 northbound, where the pursued vehicle […]

Richmond-Michigan connected drug investigation, ends with arrests in Richmond

WBON-TV9 has been investigating a high-risk traffic stop and multiple arrests that occurred on the Eastern Bypass near Enterprise rent a car Tuesday afternoon March 21,2023 around 6 p.m. Madison County Sheriff’s agents reportedly made the stop with guns drawn. Today, Wednesday March 22, 2023, Kentucky State Police revealed Detectives with the Madison County Drug […]

Driver extensively damages garage unit at Richmond’s Benson Drive Apartments

Emergency responders were dispatched to Benson Drive around 4 pm. Wednesday afternoon to respond to an erratic driver. The incident occurred at the extensive apartment complex in Richmond, just off of Irvine Road/ Hwy 52. The driver of a single vehicle apparently drove through the garage door of one of the storage buildings at the […]

Richmond Police make early morning arrest at Glenn Marshall Elementary School

Another arrest on a Madison County School property occurred this Thursday morning resulting in a statement from Glenn Marshall Elementary School located on the Robert R. Martin Bypass in Richmond. Glenn Marshall Principal, Jill Whitaker, issued this statement on social media this morning in regards to the incident: The school confirms that just before 7a.m. […]

Shot discharged in Richmond Meijer, shocking shoppers Saturday

Meijer Richmond Centre

Shoppers at the Meijer store in the Richmond Center were startled to horrified today when the sound of a gunshot rang out in the store.  One eyewitness told WBON-TV9, that their family was no more than 50 feet away from the man whose weapon fired. “It was definitely scary for few minutes for my daughter […]

Farristown teacher charged with sodomy of child in Madison County

Thursday afternoon March 2, 2023, Richmond Police arrested a Farristown Middle School teacher and charged him with first degree sodomy of a child under 12 years of age. Christopher Workman, age 39 of Richmond, was booked just after 5 p.m. today at the Madison County Detention Center on the charge.  Farristown Middle Schools staff page […]

Lexington Police Detective indicted by Estill Grand Jury

Ryan Raker

A Lexington Police Detective was arrested this afternoon, February 28, 2023, by Kentucky State Police stemming from an investigation ongoing since December 2022. Ryan Raker, age 39 was taken into custody in Estill County by KSP and charged with second degree criminal abuse of a child 12 years or younger. Raker was arrested by officer […]

Rowan County teacher arrested today for alleged relationship with student

An ongoing investigation by Kentucky State Police into a relationship between a student and a teacher at Rowan County High School has resulted in an arrest of a teacher today, February 15, 2023.  As a result of the premiminary investigation, 39 year old Andrew Zaheri was arrested and charged with Rape 3rd Degree.  The KHSAA […]