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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 […]

Two officers confirmed dead after shootout in Floyd County, suspect in custody

The man taken into custody following a deadly armed standoff with police Thursday night has been identified as 49 year old Lance Storz, of Allen. Storz has been charged with murder, two counts of murder of a police officer, and assault on a service animal. According to the citation charges the shots fired by the […]

Floyd County man arrested on charges related to child sexual abuse material investigation

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crime Branch located and arrested Christopher Jacob Hall, 24, on charges related to a child sexual abuse material investigation. Hall was located, interviewed, and arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect […]

Reported shots fired, large police presence on Richmond’s Boggs Lane

**UPDATE: Officers responded to the scene due to report of gunfire. However, upon arrival officers interviewed both parties that had been involved in a verbal altercation around that time period. Police continue that both parties denied that a firearm was involved or had been fired. The investigation is ongoing. Richmond Police and other first responders […]

BREAKING: Alleged robbery at Richmond Whitaker Bank branch on Lexington Road

*Update at 1:17 p.m. – Richmond Police say that the suspect vehicle is a silver SUV-type vehicle similar to an older model Ford Escape. Moments ago, the individual pictured above walked into a local bank and demanded money from an employee. The suspect then left the Whitaker Bank off of Lexington Road near McDonald’s with […]

Charges, names released regarding shooting on Mule Shed Lane in Madison County

UPDATE: Names Released: According to Madison County Sheriff Mike Coyle, Tommy Edington, the estranged husband ofAmanda Edington was present at 1070 Mule Shed Lane armed with a shotgun. Amandawitnessed Tommy outside the residence and locked the door before she, James Spicer, son toAmanda, and Hogan Rose (acquaintance) retreated to the master bedroom. Edington kicked open […]

Man Found Dead In Encampment Off Exit 90 in Richmond

The Madison County Coroner reports to WBONTV that a male was found deceased in a homeless encampment in Richmond. According to reports, another inhabitant of the encampment called police when he found the 37-year-old male dead in his tent around 5:50 this morning. Coroner Cornelison says that he still has the difficult job of attempting […]

Morgan Murder Suspect Located Walking in Madison County

The search for Shannon Gilday, 23 years old of Taylor Mill, KY, ended this morning after he was located by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. Gilday was found walking along Barnes Mill Rd by a Deputy just after 4:30 am, and taken into custody without incident. Gilday is charged with Murder, Burglary 1st Degree, Criminal […]

Murder suspect identified by KSP in Morgan case, still on the loose

A suspect has been identified in the shooting death and home invasion of Jordan Morgan as Shannon Gilday. Police say that there was a “violent intent”, and the incident was not a simple burglary. KSP elaborated at a press conference this afternoon that there is no known connection with the Northern Kentucky man and Jordan […]

KSP Seek ‘Armed and Dangerous’ Robbery Suspect

On January 30, 2022 at approximately 11:30 pm, Rockcastle 911 requested Kentucky State Police Post 11 London to investigate an armed robbery at a residence. Preliminary investigation reveals the subject, 44-year-old Woodrow Lamb of Mount Vernon allegedly unlawfully entered a residence on Reverend Green Loop Road Sunday night, armed with a firearm. During the incident, […]

Richmond Police release details of stand-off

On January 8, 2022, at approximately 9:08 pm, Richmond Police responded to 737 North Third Street in reference to a domestic dispute.  The female victim reported that her ex-boyfriend, identified as Logan Browning (30) of Richmond, was armed with a weapon and attempting to enter her residence forcefully.    Mr. Browning eventually forced his way into the […]

Coroner: Body of Missing Man Located in Berea

The body of a man declared missing Monday out of Richmond has been located, according to Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison. Cornelison says that the 33-year-old Matthew Cox was found on Burnt Ridge Road near Big Hill. He had been declared missing since Saturday the 27th. The coroner says an autopsy is currently being conducted. […]

Missing elderly man located following weekend search

James Mcguire, the subject of the golden alert from this weekend that caused brief panic in the Madison County area has been found. According to officials he is being transported to a local medical facility for an evaluation and treatment. Original story: The Madison County Sheriff’s office is asking for assistance in locating a person […]

UPDATE: 2 Deceased, Active Gunman in Richmond

According to Richmond Police Department in the latest update, two bodies are on the scene of an apartment on Keystone Drive in Richmond. Witnesses confirm one is female and another male. There is another man with a rifle that has currently barricaded himself in the apartment and is currently not negotiating with police. Police tell […]

Man Jailed For Murder in Connection With Estill Death Investigation

Kentucky State Police have arrested the suspect who allegedly killed the woman found dead Wednesday in Estill County. According to officials, 43 year old Christopher Roberts of Irvine was arrested Saturday morning. He is lodged at Three Forks Regional Detention Center in Lee County. Roberts is charged with Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Original […]

Woman Found Dead in Estill County Identified, Homicide Investigation Persists

In an update to the ongoing homicide investigation in Estill County, Kentucky State police have identified the victim who was found in a roadway deceased Wednesday. She has been identified as 50-year-old Cindy Donnela Stevens-Roberts of Ravenna. KSP say that they still cannot confirm the cause and manner of her death at press time. Stevens-Roberts […]

Estill County Mourns The Loss Of Beloved Teacher And Baseball Coach

Anytime someone passes away unexpectedly there is great sorrow and the feeling of loss, but when that someone is a person who touches countless lives on a daily basis the loss is that much harder. Blake Crowe was a middle school math teacher in Estill County and was in his first season as head baseball […]