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Waco teacher to appear on Wheel of Fortune tonight

If provided with just six letters from the alphabet—I am a confident you would immediately recognize the context. Those letters: R, S, T, L, N, and E. Yes, it’s the iconic game show, Wheel of Fortune. This week, a resident from Madison County, Stuart Rose, is set to make an appearance on the show. Rose’s […]

Richmond Chamber of Commerce Hears Mayor Blythe “State of the City Address”

Mayor Robert Blythe was the guest speaker this morning at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce 2023 Business at Breakfast Series which was held at the Perkins Building on the Eastern Kentucky University campus. Richmond Chamber CEO Colleen Spencer introduced Mayor Robert Blythe to the Chamber guests and reminded everyone that Blythe served eight terms as […]

Groundbreaking Marks Expansion of Madison County Internet Service

If you reside in some of the most rural parts of Madison County, high speed internet may be coming your way soon. Today Spectrum representatives along with county and state officials held a press briefing and ceremonial ground breaking to mark the expansion of internet service to areas like Newby, Jig Water, Bear Waller, Poosey, […]

Richmond Mainstay in Process of Expansion

If you see some construction in the coming days at Champions Bar and Grill/Galaxy Bowling, the local business is not going anywhere, but rather expanding. The patio that has been in place for decades will be given a facelift and updates. According to GM Ray White and Lucas Combs, the new patio area will be […]

Freddy’s Slated to Open Thursday in Richmond

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers®, a fast-casual restaurant concept, opens Thursday, Feb. 24, at 853 Eastern Bypass. Freddy’s is known for its cooked-to-order steakburgers made with lean 100 percent ground beef, Vienna® Beef hot dogs, crispy shoestring fries and frozen custard treats made with freshly churned chocolate or vanilla frozen custard. “Our focus on genuine […]

Richmond Commission Approves Acreage for $60 Million Park Complex

Richmond City Commissioners took a giant step at Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting in an effort to solve the city’s deficiency of park space. The commissioners approved the purchase of 280 acres of land, located on Goggins and Tates Creek Road. The area will be developed into a $60 million dollar park system with a […]

New Data: Facebook Number 1 App for Scammers

A study ranks the 10 apps where people are being scammed the most in 2021 and Facebook came in at No. 1. A record $4.2 billion was lost to online scams in 2020 and Kentucky is the No. 40 most-scammed state with victims losing $12 million. Scammers have grown more sophisticated attacking people where they least expect […]

SBA offers low-interest disaster loans across Kentucky for private citizens, businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest disaster loans in response to the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred from February 27th through March 14th. Businesses of any and all sizes, Private Non-Profit organizations, Homeowners and Renters in the affected areas and with physical or economic damages stemming from this disaster, are encouraged to apply as they may […]

Kentucky Career Center Regional Offices Resume In-Person Unemployment Services

The Kentucky Career Center began providing in-person unemployment insurance services by appointment today at more than a dozen regional offices throughout the commonwealth. Approximately 9,500 appointments are scheduled from April 15 through April 30. Unemployment insurance claimants with ongoing claims issues can receive in-person assistance at any of the 13 regional KCC sites. The next […]

BBB 2020 Scam Tracker Risk Report: Adults 18-24 Were Highest Scam Risk in 2020

Adults ages 18–24 reported the highest median losses ($150) and the highest likelihood of loss (56.6%) to the Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker in 2020, according to the BBB. Previously, older age groups consistently lost higher median dollar amounts to scammers year over year, even while young adults tended to lose money more often. This […]

Madison County Power Outage Updates

Area electric companies and linemen are going overtime to restore power in our region. Crews worked through the night to restore many areas. Sadly, as more trees and limbs continue to give way under the ice stress, some areas have lost power repeatedly. As of this hour, here’s the situation.KU reports 200 without power on […]

Statements from Jackson and RECC regarding power outages, latest numbers

Over 20,000 Recc customers are without power in our immediate viewing area. Official Company statement: Around 1000 locations in Estill County are impacted with outages this morning. Nearly 6000 out in Jackson County. Over 8000 out in Laurel County, Over 1600 in Lee County, 80 in Madison County, 4700 in Rockcastle CountyCrews continue to work […]

Thursday Closures and Cancellations

Madison County Health Department: Closed, Vaccinations will be rescheduled Eastern Kentucky University  – Virtual Learning Through FridayKids Kingdom Daycare-Richmond     Closed ThursdayThe Growing Place-Richmond     Closed ThursdayKids First – Richmond     Delayed 2 hours ThursdayBlue Grass Army Depot Closed ThursdayKentucky Bank       All Locations One Hour DelayCity of Berea     Closed ThursdayCity of Richmond    Closed ThursdayEstill […]

Hitachi Creating 200 Jobs in Berea with New Operation to Manufacture Electric Vehicle Motors

From Governor Andy Beshear: As Kentucky rebuilds its economy and puts new emphasis on attracting well-paying jobs and industries of the future, Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems America Inc. is establishing a new, 200-job operation in Berea to manufacture motors for electric vehicles. Leaders of the newly formed Hitachi subsidiary are renovating part of sister-company […]

Richmond LaRosa’s Location Slated to Open in Spring 2021

As LaRosa’s continues to build its brand in Central Kentucky, having entered Lexington along with Skyline in May 2019 with its Richmond Road/Lexington full-service, dine-in and carry-out restaurant, LaRosa’s continues to look for expansion opportunities. LaRosa’s Richmond/Lantern Ridge Road, near State Route 876 and 1-75, is under construction now, with a projected late Spring grand […]

Small Business COVID Grant Fund Announced for Small Richmond Businesses

Small businesses that have been struggling amidst the COVID pandemic here in Richmond will soon have the opportunity to get some help, through a grant given to the city. The city of Richmond has announced the creation of a Small Business COVID Grant Fund of $100,000 to aid local businesses that have suffered during the […]

FBI Warns Holiday Shoppers of Seasonal Scams

Shoppers looking for a good deal this holiday season, could get less than what they expect, or even worse — stolen from. In a press release released on Monday, the FBI said that there are increasingly aggressive and unorthodox scams designed by criminals to steal money and personal information. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime […]

City of Richmond Cancels Christmas Parade; Modifies Santa Express Event

The City of Richmond has announced its decision to cancel this year’s Christmas Parade, originally scheduled for December 4th. Instead, city officials will be modifying the Santa Express event in its place. The reverse Christmas parade was originally slated to be held at the Ann L. Durham Lake Reba Recreational Complex, in an effort to […]

New High-Tech Greenhouse Project Underway in Madison County

The Speedwell Road area in Madison County is expected to see a massive project that could potentially employ 200 to 300 employees. The land, formerly the Dause Farm, has been acquired by a company called AppHarvest. The company engages in building and operating large-scale, high-tech greenhouse farms. AppHarvest was founded in 2018 and is based […]

Election 2020 Sitdowns: Berea City Councilwoman Emily LaDouceur

Councilwoman Emily LaDouceur hopes she is re-elected so that she can continue to work on what she says are her lifelong goals of empowering local communities and eliminating oppression. LaDouceur also notes the economic impact that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had both at the government and personal levels. As you’ll be able to hear […]

Need a New Roof or HVAC System? Check out the BBB Silent Auction this Week

A wide variety of quality items and services from area BBB Accredited Businesses are up for grabs at the annual Better Business Bureau Silent Auction, set for Thursday October 1 through Sunday October 11, 2020. For the public’s safety and convenience, this benefit auction will be conducted entirely on the Internet! “Our non-profit BBB has continued […]