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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 […]

Wet vote petition validated today by Madison County Clerk Barger

Madison County voters will now have an additional decision to make on their May ballots. That is to vote the entirety of Madison County wet.  Today, February 10, 2023 Madison County Clerk Kenny Barger certified enough valid signatures on a recently submitted petition to get the matter before the voters. The purpose of the petition […]

Golden alert issued for Richmond man ***Golden Alert cancelled, found safe.***

 Kentucky State Police, Post 7, Richmond, is actively investigating a missing person investigation in Madison County. A Golden Alert has been issued for Gerald W. Williams, 62, of Richmond, KY. Mr. Williams suffers from an intellectual disability and was last seen in the area of Pleasure Drive in Madison County just before 6:30 p.m. this […]

Kentucky income tax one step closer to being eliminated

New service taxes aimed at sunsetting Kentucky's income tax

Frankfort, Kentucky (February 8, 2023) – Kentuckians are one step closer to seeing the state’s individual income tax eliminated entirely after members of the Senate approved HB 1 by a vote of 30-5. The measure would lower the state’s individual income tax to 4% as of January 2024. The measure, HB 1, is sponsored by […]

Richmond man facing manslaughter charges

On February 6, 2023, around 9:25 PM, Richmond Police responded to the 1100 Block of Richmond Green Drive in reference to a suspected overdose fatality. According to RPD, officers found a 48-year-old male victim deceased from a suspected overdose. During the investigation, officers recovered evidence that a neighbor possibly provided the substance to the victim, […]

KSP seeking fugitives involved in high speed pursuit in Madison County

WBON-TV has been investigating reports of a high speed chase which occurred yesterday afternoon in Richmond. Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is asking for the public’s assistance with locating two wanted fugitives after that vehicle pursuit. Police say the incident occurred just before 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, when a Kentucky State Police Trooper observed an individual […]

Severe flooding triggers State of Emergency declaration from Gov. Beshear

Earlier today, Governor Andy Beshear declared a State of Emergency due to severe flooding in Eastern Kentucky. “This was a tough night and maybe an even tougher morning for so many of our residents,” Gov. Beshear said. “We are currently experiencing one of the worst, most devastating flooding events in Kentucky’s history. The situation is […]

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 […]