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Colonels Versus Wildcats Ends In Tight 28-17 Contest

The Cats and Colonels were in a dogfight on Saturday at Kroger Field in Lexington, where UK prevailed 28-17 over EKU. While both teams have massive respect for one another, neither side wanted to lose. With head coach Walt Wells leading the charge for EKU, the Colonels came out firing with a blocked punt by […]

Volunteer window now open for PGA’s 2023 Barbasol tourney

The PGA TOUR’s Barbasol Championship announced today that volunteer registration for the 2023 event is now open at https://www.barbasolchampionship.com/volunteer/. The Barbasol Championship is coming off its best year since arriving in Kentucky in 2018 in terms of attendance, television viewership, and the overall excitement brought on by world-class play which saw University of Alabama product Trey […]

4 Kentucky mullets take it nationally at this years national mullet competition!

By Copelin Petersen Four Kentucky teens are finalists in this years national mullet competition. Representing the bluegrass we have, Dayson Sinkhorn of Danville KY, Josh Scott of Frankfort KY, Cash McCoy of Ulysses KY, and Leonard Brown of Artemus Ky. Voting for the mullets started this past Monday and will end this Friday. The first-place […]

First Friday Berea’s Levitt AMP Berea Music Series launches new campaign

By Hannah Hisle The people of First Friday Berea’s Levitt AMP Berea Music Series are seeking help from the community while also hoping to give back through a new campaign. After their 2022 presenting sponsor pulled, First Friday Berea took to social media to “amp up” the community they love by starting the “100 Women […]

Former 100.7 The Coyote Morning Show Host and Radio Icon Karl Shannon Passes Away

Long-time area broadcaster Karl Shannon passed away last night. Shannon had a 40 year career in broadcasting in Lexington, Louisville and Nashville and spent several years as the morning show host at 100.7 the Coyote. He had friends throughout the country music world. He retired from radio in 2018 but continued to do voice-over work […]

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 […]

KFC back in Berea: Harlan Sanders with roots in Madison County

It’s an exciting time for Berea, as KFC returns. The new Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant officially opened last week just off exit 76 on Paint Lick Road.  Many will remember the former Berea location of a Kentucky fried chicken in the location that is now Goldstar Chili. Chicken lovers in the area were very sorry […]

A sad day, as “Happy” passes away

Many of us slighly ‘older’ folks may remember rushing home in the afternoons from school to tune to WTVQ (actually channel 62 back in those days) for a show called “Happy’s Hour” or “Happy & Froggie.” A bizarre, but entertaining cast did skits, read viewer letters, and hosted afternoon shows like The Three Stooges & […]

Last Day to Enter Contest For ‘Richmond’s Most Radiant Home’

Today is the last day to enter, according to Richmond Parks and Recreation: they ask, “Do you or a neighbor have a Radiant Richmond Home? Do you live in a neighborhood that has multiple decorated houses? Do you think one business goes above and beyond with the Christmas Spirit? The City of Richmond Parks & […]

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 […]

Berea Tourism LearnShops Return After COVID Hiatus

Berea Kentucky Tourism is pleased to announce the return of Make It, Take It, Give It LearnShops during the 2021 holiday season! Three-day weekend offerings of classes will take place three times throughout November and December. “Make It, Take It, Give It LearnShops offer a unique opportunity to come together with family or friends and […]

Battle of Richmond Re-enactment Added to list of Cancelled Events

Due to ongoing COVID concerns, the Battle of Richmond re-enactment slated for this weekend has been cancelled. This marks the second year in a row that the popular annual event has been shuttered due to healthcare concerns. According to the organizers of the re-enactment, the decision was made after consulting with healthcare officials and the […]

Pops at the Park Joins Growing List of Canceled Events

Pops at the Park has unfortunately joined a list of events taking place in Madison and surrounding counties that has been canceled due to Covid concerns. According to a written statement, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce said they made the decision based upon the recommendation of local hospital and health officials in addition to the […]

One week left to make donations for the Back to School Bash

The Back to School season is ramping up, and locally, that means the Back to School Bash held by Richmond Parks & Rec is coming up. The 2021 Back to School Bash will be Thursday, August 12th from 11AM-2PM at Irvine McDowell Park (345 Lancaster Avenue). Parks & Rec officials say the event is a […]

Can they place again? KSP aims to win ‘Best Looking Cruiser Contest’ once more

The Kentucky State Police hope to regain the title of ‘America’s Best Looking Cruiser’ and need your vote to do just that. The American Association of State Troopers (AAST) hosts an annual calendar contest and encourages state law enforcement agencies across the U.S. to submit a photo entry that is unique and represents its state. […]

Parks and Recreation coming to you with new initiative

The Richmond Parks & Recreation Department is bringing a new initiative to the city, called Park and Play. As part of a drive to bring more recreation and wellness access to underserved communities, the department will be visiting various locations across Richmond over the next few weeks with a van containing multiple types of fun […]

Get Hooked! Kid’s Fishing Derby This Weekend

The Richmond Parks and Recreation Department will be fishing for a good time this weekend for the annual Kid’s Fishing Derby at Lake Reba on Saturday, June 5th from 8AM – 10AM. This event is for kids aged 16 & under and will feature free fishing, games, prizes, informational sessions from local outdoors groups, and […]

City of Richmond Announces Inaugural Millstone Festival Date

The City of Richmond is moving forward with plans to host the inaugural Millstone Festival in the Downtown District on Saturday, October 9, 2021. The festival will be a one-day event that runs from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. It will feature vendor booths, food trucks, a beer garden hosted by Dreaming Creek Brewery, a […]

KFC, Waffle House Coming to Berea

From a release from the City of Berea: New restaurants are coming to Berea this year, including KFC and Waffle House, according to city officials. That development was announced by Director of Business Development and Tourism Donna Angel Monday evening during a meeting of the Berea City Council Economic Development Committee. The new franchises are […]

Richmond Area Arts Council Resuming In-Person Events

Following a long break that saw an absence of in-person events, the Richmond Area Arts Council are announcing that they will be hosting a Derby Brunch at Lynwood Estate on May 1st. Tours of the estate will be offered and live music will be provided. Food will be provided by EKU Catering and the menu […]

The final song for a Richmond landmark

Today marks the curtain call of a Madison County landmark: the building most famously known as The Maverick Club. In the 80’s and early 90’s, when most Kentucky Counties miles around were still dry, The Maverick was the place to not only get a drink, but to kick up your heels and dance.  The club was […]

Best-selling Kentucky Novelist Receives 2020 Artist Award

Earlier today, EKU alumni and Berea College professor Silas House received the 2020 Artist Award from Governor Andy Beshear as part of the annual Governor’s Award in the Arts. Upon accepting the award during the virtual ceremony, House remarked on his past accolades. “Almost 24 years ago, the Kentucky Arts Council gave me my first […]

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 […]