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2nd Annual Juneteenth Freedom 5K set to take place this weekend

The second annual JUNETEENTH FREEDOM 5K will take place on this Saturday at 8:00 a.m. at White Hall State Historic Park to raise funds for local charities. The event will offer both a 5K run/walk and a ONE-mile fun run/walk with overall and age group awards. Advanced registration is encouraged. Gates open to the public […]

Mount Vernon woman dies after fatal collision in Rockcastle

 Yesterday, June 12, 2024 The Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London was notified of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 70 in Rockcastle County around 5:30 p.m.. The collision resulted in one person receiving fatal injuries. KSP investigators say a 2024 Chevrolet Silverado, operated by Charles E. Northern, 59 years old of Mount. Vernon, KY, was […]

Motorcyclist exceeds 200 mph in attempt to elude Madison County Deputies

Madison County Sheriff’s deputies were finishing up a traffic stop on I -75 just before 5 p.m. Saturday night, when they say a motorcyclist just missed their stopped vehicles doing over 100 mph on or near the fog line. Deputies tried to pursue the motorcyclist, and according to the citation, they say he shifted gears […]

After three decades, chemical emergency preparedness drills to end with final alert on Wednesday

The Bluegrass Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program, also known as CSEPP will be conducting their final exercise, set to take place this Wednesday June 12th. The comprehensive drill will involve eight area counties, Blue Grass Army Depot, Blue Grass Chemical Activity, and the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant. This exercise not only represents a pivotal moment […]

KSP arrests Versailles man on child sex abuse material

On June 6, 2024, at approximately 8:10 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Chad A. Swiger, 43, on charges related to child sexual abuse material. Mr. Swiger was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect […]

Madison County couples baby kangaroo entertains at birthday party

R. David Shew When you think that you have seen almost everything, you are invited to a birthday party for your great niece and guess who, or better yet, what shows up. The answer is Ellie, a 8-month old kangaroo hopped around the house and entertained the birthday girl and her friends and family. Unbeknownst […]

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Richmond wins Fuji Lexington

10th planet jiu jitsu Richmond went to battle again this weekend. This time in Lexington, KY. The team did not have to travel far and was able to earn a overall team championship against local competitors but also teams traveling in from all over the state. The youth team of 10th Planet Richmond swept the competition […]

City investigation based on “anonymity” and unsubstantiated claims

The investigation into a Richmond “city employee” that has been shrouded in secrecy for months, has now concluded. According to documents obtained by the Herald-Leader through the open records act, an investigation into City Manager, Rob Meinrich, that was initiated on May 28 has been determined to be unsubstantiated. According to the Herald, the internal […]

Robin Gabbard to lead Mountain Association of Berea as new President 

Robin Gabbard of Gays Creek, Kentucky will be the next President of the Mountain Association, a community economic development nonprofit established in 1976.  According to the press release, Gabbard, who has been Board Chair for the organization since 2019, is replacing Peter Hille, who announced his retirement last fall. With more than 30 years of […]

Richmond airport receives big funds from congress

Today, Andy Barrs office announced that The Central Kentucky Regional Airport in Richmond received $3.5 million in federal funding to construct a general aviation terminal.  The Congressman said this new facility will spur economic development in the region and ensure Kentucky is at the forefront of aviation education.  Barr joined Eastern Kentucky University President David McFadden […]

Two sentenced in extreme child abuse case in Montgomery Co.

(Warning-story contains details that may be disturbing) Attorney General Russell Coleman announced today that action by the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit resulted in the sentencing of Haley Hartupee, 23, and Travis Spence, 27, of Montgomery County for the criminal abuse of two children. On May 20 of this year, Hartupee was sentenced to five […]

Clay City man on moped dies in accident in Mount Sterling

A man died this morning on I-75 in Richmond

Kentucky State Police in Morehead received a call for assistance with a two-vehicle injury collision on Owingsville Road in Mt. Sterling on Wednesday. Investigators say that Andrew Romans, 37 years of age from Clay City was traveling east on Owingsville Road operating a Nissan Infiniti. Alavez Ojeda-Gonzalo was traveling west on Owingsville Road operating a […]

Richmond Rotary Club to sponsor International dinner fundraiser

By R. David Shew If you are looking for something to do, please come join the Richmond Rotary Club on Saturday, June 8th at the First Christian Church. The Richmond Rotary Club will host their first annual International Dinner. There will be food vendors serving dishes from around the world. Rotary promotes “Service Above Self” and […]

Flushable Wipes Damaging Berea’s Wastewater Collection System

Article written by Andy McDonald The Berea City Council approved an emergency measure Tuesday to spend $120,000 to repair and replace sewer pumps that were damaged by flushable wipes. Berea Municipal Utilities (BMU) Director Kevin Howard told officials the problem arose about a month ago when a pump at the Walnut Meadow Station was clogged […]

Man confronted for theft at Walmart flees, nearly striking 4 pedestrians

Authorities are looking to identify a man wanted in connection with a theft case in Laurel County. According to the Laurel County Sheriff’s office, the alleged theft occurred at Walmart near Corbin in Southern Laurel County. They say the man was confronted by loss prevention workers and fled the store. The man left the scene in a […]

Authorities looking for missing Laurel County man

A 27-year-old London man has been reporting missing. Austin Kidd was last seen on May 17th off American Greeting Card Road about 9 miles south of London. Laurel County sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information about the man’s disappearance or whereabouts to contact them at 606-864-6600. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputy Austin Weddle is investigating

91st Dist. Rep Bill Wesley narrowly escapes second challenge by Billings

After a reported computer glitch delayed results out of Estill County until around 9 pm election night, the final results of the Kentucky 91st District race can be called, unofficially. Incumbent Bill Wesley narrowly defeated challenger Darrel Billings for a second time. Albeit this time, by a small margin of around 150 votes. Powell County […]

Madison County BOE approves a 5% increase across the board

The Madison County Board of Education passed a 5%, across the board, raise tonight during a special called meeting. That wasn’t it however, as the BOE also increased the starting salary to $45,000 and created steps for every year between years 13-20 so that now the salary schedule will reflect a step increase at each […]

Former Powell County Judge James Anderson killed in construction accident in Jackson Co.

A shock for Powell County residents this election day and for friends and family of James Anderson, former Powell County Judge Executive. Anderson was killed this  morning in a construction accident in Jackson County. Anderson was reportedly unloading a truck on the construction site of the new Jackson County Middle School, when he fell from […]

Barger reports Madison County election turnout a staggering 5%

Voting in Madison County appeared to be very ‘light’ earlier on election day Tuesday.  Madison County Clerk Kenny Barger stated the turnout in Madison was only around an astonishing 5% midday today. Barger said expectations are for only 5000-6000 total votes being cast today.  That is not a lot from a county with nearly 75,000 […]