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Richmond Parks & Rec Provides Details on This Year’s Halloween Hoe-Down Event

Richmond families won’t be tricked this Halloween season, as Richmond Parks and Rec’s Halloween Hoe-Down is scheduled to go on with some minor adjustments. The festival will begin at 6:00pm and continue until 8:00pm on October 22nd. This year’s event will be conducted as a drive-thru at Lake Reba Park in accordance with COVID-19 safety […]

$135 Million 4.5 Star Resort Coming to Red River Gorge Area

Planning consultants for a group of eastern Kentucky business and community leaders unveiled a comprehensive tourism strategy for the Red River Gorge region during a virtual town hall meeting Tuesday night and proposed a 4 1/2-star destination resort as an anchor for future economic growth in the region. Red River Economic Development, LLC (RRED) sponsored the planning […]

Eligible Kentuckians to Receive Extra Unemployment Benefit Payment

Gov. Beshear announced yesterday during his briefing that Kentucky has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for an additional three weeks of LWA payments. Eligible Kentuckians will receive $400 for the weeks of Aug. 22, Aug. 29, and Sept. 5 for each week a claimant meets the criteria. Individuals who qualify for […]

Snack Production Facility to Open in Winchester

Gov. Andy Beshear and executives from Wilde Brands Inc., a producer of high-protein, keto-diet-friendly snack chips made from all-natural chicken breast, announced plans for a $9.78 million, 50-job production and distribution facility in Clark County today. To create a healthier alternative to potato chips, Wilde Brands developed a proprietary production process using custom-engineered manufacturing equipment […]

Secretary of State Partners with Kentucky Guild of Brewers to Recruit Poll Workers

On National Poll Worker Recruitment Day, Secretary of State Michael Adams is announcing a new initiative to help promote poll worker recruitment and voter registration. According to Adams, there is a critical need for poll workers as November’s general election nears. A normal election requires about 15,000 poll workers in Kentucky. During the primary, many […]

Beshear Announces $6 Million in CARES Act Funding for Kentucky Area Development Districts

On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that the Department for Local Government (DLG) had been awarded an additional $6 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the Economic Development Association (EDA). Funding will reimburse Kentucky’s 15 Area Development Districts (ADDs) for costs associated with the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). “Our […]

Richmond Area Arts Council to Host Online Courses

COVID-19 has forced a lot of Spring and Summer event cancellations. However, the Richmond Area Arts Council will be offering various virtual Zoom classes throughout August and September! The first class is a soap making course with Desia Batiste on August 13 from 6-7 p.m. Batiste has been making soap in the Nashville area for […]

Federal Unemployment Benefit to End Next Week for Kentuckians

Those who have been unfortunate enough to lose employment due to the ongoing pandemic, have at least been able to see an added bonus to their unemployment insurance benefits in the form of the $600 weekly federal unemployment benefit. However, those benefits will soon be ending, and for some states, sooner than some may think. […]

Gov. Beshear: Face Coverings Protect Families, Economy

Earlier today, Gov. Andy Beshear re-emphasized the importance of wearing face coverings in many situations to protect Kentucky lives and the state economy and to preserve the commonwealth’s hard-won but fragile progress in the fight against the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). “The more people who wear masks, the more leaders who model wearing masks in […]

City of Richmond Cancels Millstone Festival and KidsFest

In the interest of public safety and the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing pandemic, the City of Richmond has decided to cancel both KidsFest and the Millstone Festival. The events were scheduled to be held in September and October, respectively. KidsFest was scheduled to be held on September 12, at Irvine-McDowell Park. This year would have […]

Richmond City Commissioner Discusses Fireworks Ordinances, Recent Trends in Sales

Perhaps the most notable staple of the 4th of July holiday is fireworks. They come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors and many find joy in seeing the bright lights in the skies at night. However, some people have voiced concerns over recent trends of fireworks being set off in close proximity of residential […]

Phone Scam Targeting Senior Citizens, Threatening Social Security Benefits

According to a recent report by the Better Business Bureau, senior citizens of Central & Eastern Kentucky are receiving high volumes of scam calls from people pretending to be officials from the Social Security Administration. Seniors reporting these calls claim they’re told their numbers have been used in “criminal activity” and must call a number […]

Foothills Express Resumes Several Public Routes,Offers Complimentary Rides

Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. announced that beginning Monday, July 6 Foothills Express will resume their public, deviated-fixed transportation routes as well as the Madison County Connector Route. The public routes include the Berea Bus Service, Richmond Transit Service (Bus A/B), and the Winchester-Clark County Transit Service. These services will resume with precautions to […]

Gov. Beshear Names Members of AgriTech Advisory Council

Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday announced the members of a new task force that will guide the administration in building America’s AgriTech capital in Kentucky. “AgriTech is the future of agriculture, and Kentucky is uniquely positioned to embrace and deliver on it,” the Governor said. “Being the global leader in the AgriTech industry not only […]

Baptist Health Receives CARES Act funding for Telehealth Upgrades at Eight Kentucky Hospitals

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today Baptist Health received $873,982 to expand its telehealth services at eight Kentucky hospitals. The federal funding, distributed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), was made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Baptist Health can use the CARES Act funding for technology, […]

Fall Registration for Madison United Soccer Association is Open

Youth soccer parents can rejoice as the Madison United Soccer Association is going to resume its regular Fall season schedule. The league sees players aged 4-16 from around the county take to the field. Registration is currently ongoing, but the deadline to sign up is June 30th.  The fees to register include soccer uniforms (jersey, […]

RAAC Reopens Exhibit to Public, Resumes Classes

The Richmond Area Arts Council has released updates for several upcoming events and exhibits, some which were previously closed to the public. The Pat Banks’ Heart and Soul Exhibit is now open. The viewing hours for the exhibit are 1:00-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Art […]

Baptist Health Mandates Mask Wearing Inside Facilities, Provides Tips on Proper Use

In order to further limit the spread of COVID-19, Baptist Health has ordered that all patients, family members, visitors, staff and vendors must wear a face mask at all times when in one of their facilities. The coronavirus is thought to spread mainly from one person to another, usually through droplets released while sneezing, coughing […]

Baptist Health to Offer COVID-19 Testing Resources to Kentucky, Southern Indiana Employers

“Baptist Health is helping to get Kentucky and Southern Indiana back to work by offering customized COVID-19 testing solutions and digital tools to employers,” said Michael Newkirk, MD, vice president of Physician Services. “We understand employers have specific, individualized needs that we will address together as they put our economy back on track while protecting […]

Central Kentucky Charities Receive Relief Fund Benefits From Bechtel

United Way of the Bluegrass (UWBG), the American Red Cross Bluegrass Area Chapter, and God’s Outreach-Madison County Food Bank are the recipients of a combined $50,000 from the Bechtel Group Foundation as part of the philanthropy’s campaign to help local charities respond to the coronavirus pandemic. UWBG and the American Red Cross Bluegrass Area Chapter […]

Local Insurance Agent Donates to St. Joseph Health Foundation

Through the Shelter Insurance® Foundation, local Shelter agent Chad Tate recently donated $1,000 to the CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundation. This money will provide COVID-19 relief here in Berea. Tate says he was inspired to make the donation after exceptional care was provided to his friend, Dennis Campbell. The donation will go directly into their […]

Richmond Pet Care Facility Continuing Care of Furry Friends During Pandemic

Many parents have had concerns over the health of their children since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. For pet owners, this rings true as well. The owner of For Paws Unleashed spoke with WBON-TV about how she and her team have adapted to these uncertain times to continue providing valuable care to our four-legged […]

Madison County Fair Among Latest Local Event Cancellations

A longstanding Madison County tradition will not be happening this year. According to a social media post on the Madison County Fairgrounds page, the 2020 Madison County Fair is cancelled. The news comes after months of sudden shutdowns all over the state, adding one more event to the long list of event cancellations. The announcement, […]

Madison County Public Pools Will Not Slide for 2020 Season

For many, the transition from Spring to Summer includes heading to the swimming pool in search of relief from the rising heat levels. Despite many public-facing facilities being slated to reopen this month, public pools statewide will not be welcoming their usual crowds for the 2020 season. Under the current Kentucky Department of Public Health’s […]