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The Halfway Point

At the halfway point of the regular season for our county football teams, Madison Southern, Madison Central and Berea are all under .500.  At this juncture of a high school football season, teams begin to find their identity and what works for their players.  Tonight, each county football team plays a key home game. While […]

This Season Can Be Special For EKU

The Colonels football program is one steeped in tradition and championships.  For awhile, that winning tradition slowly crept away, but never fully let go of the maroon and white.  While great coaches came and went, none were able to get EKU football back to consecutive winning years with postseason success. It was as if the […]

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 […]

EKU Football Looks to Find Its Winning Tradition Again

EKU Football is back. While the Colonels opened their season with a tough 66-13 defeat at Big 12 opponent Cincinnati, EKU fans are as optimistic as ever about their teams chances at being a football powerhouse once again.  Being predicted by many football pundits as the overall favorite to win the United Athletic Conference, EKU […]

The Future Of Cross Country In Madison County

When most folks in Madison County think of the best athletes to come from the area, they usually name the likes of Dominique Hawkins, Damien Harris, Larry Warford, and some other names which come up in the conversation. What most do not realize is these top athletes all have come from the top sports of basketball […]

Richmond Jiu Jitsu team brings home 21 gold medals from Fuji BJJ Tournament in Lexington

The 10th Planet Richmond Jiu Jitsu team

Fuji BJJ, the highly anticipated annual jiu jitsu event, made its grand return to Lexington, KY, leaving participants and spectators in awe of the exceptional talent displayed on the mats. The tournament, held once a year, attracted jiu jitsu enthusiasts from across the region, featuring intense matches and remarkable achievements by the competitors. The 10th […]

Registration open for Fall 2023 youth sports in Richmond

As the 2023 spring Richmond Little League season wraps up, signups are officially active for the Fall season that will start on August 19th and run through early October. There will be eight different leagues in the Fall ranging from three and four year-olds playing wee ball all the way up to the senior league […]

Madison County Sports Deserves A Thank You

Thank you Madison County athletes. This past year has certainly been a journey. Growing up in Richmond, Kentucky has offered a unique experience which has ultimately led me to where I am right now — being a local sports broadcaster.  Of course, this is only the start. Visions of being the voice of the Kentucky […]

MCHS coach aims to bring youth volleyball to Madison County

All levels of sports garner great attention as people love to root for their favorite teams from the professional level all the way down to youth league. In Kentucky and really most other states, certain sports like basketball and football take precedence. It makes sense, the sports are very popular and competitive, but what about […]

Op-Ed: EKU Men’s Basketball set up for greatness in upcoming season

Kentucky is a basketball state. The Bluegrass is steeped in hoops lore, from high school to the college level. The Kentucky Wildcats are the most successful basketball program in college basketball and the Louisville Cardinals are a top 10 program historically, and even Western Kentucky University’s men’s basketball program is approaching 2,000 all time wins. […]

Madison County Homeschool athletic teams seeing continual growth

By J.T. Elliot It causes grown men and women to work 16-hour days. It causes grown men and women to sleep in tents. It causes grown men and women to shout at their same aged peers, as well as, those who are generations younger. It causes grown men and women to cry tears of sorrow […]

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 […]

44th District Tournament Draw vs Seeding

44th District Basketball Tournament article Opinion piece By J.T. Elliott Kids have the best advice. Take, for example, the advice Linus provides in the animated film; It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.  He tells his childhood best friend: “There are three things I’ve learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.” Specific topics create division among even […]

EKU Football to host Playoff Game on Saturday

RICHMOND, Ky. – In a year where the team faced adversity before the season even started, EKU Football battled through and for the 22nd time in school history, the team will compete in the FCS Playoffs, hosting Gardner-Webb at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26 at CG Bank Field at Roy Kidd Stadium. The Colonels (7-4) earned one of […]

After tough loss on the road, two Colonels earn POW honors.

Courtesy EKU Sports RICHMOND, Ky. – EKU redshirt junior quarterback Parker McKinney and redshirt sophomore placekicker Patrick Nations have been named the ASUN Players of the Week for their performance at Eastern Michigan on Friday night. McKinney, a native of Coalfield, Tenn., earned ASUN Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Nations, who hails from Tamasse, S.C., was named the ASUN Special Teams Player […]

NBA Player Pleads Guilty on Marijuana Charge Here in Richmond

By Copelin Petersen The Charlotte Hornets player Montrezl Harrell has pled guilty to possession of marijuana. Harrell was caught with marijuana last May during a traffic stop here in Richmond. Today in Madison District court Harrell Plead guilty to charges of possession of marijuana, with conditions that, should he get into anymore legal trouble during […]

EKU to host kickoff event prior to first game.

RICHMOND, Ky. – EKU will celebrate the start of football season with its kickoff event at Apollo’s on Wednesday, August 31st at 6:30 p.m. The event will be the first of the weekly football coach’s show, where fans can hear from head coach Walt Wells and featured Colonel players, enjoy food, and have a chance to win prizes and […]

EKU Volleyball hosts “Fan Day” Event

The EKU volleyball team hosted fan day on Saturday.  Activities included a maroon/white scrimmage, poster giveaway, and autograph session.  The Colonel volleyball team begins their season at home, Friday, August 26 against IUPUI in the Colonel Classic. Start time is schedule for 12:30pm.

Kentucky Adds FCS All-America Running Back to Roster

By Keith Taylor LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky has added a veteran running back to its roster. Former Sam Houston State standout and FCS All-American Ramon Jefferson has signed to play for the Wildcats. Jefferson rushed for 1,155 yards and 13 touchdowns for Sam Houston State last season. “We are excited to have Ramon join […]

NBA player facing felony drug charge following Richmond traffic stop

Charlotte Hornets forward, Montrezl Harrell is reportedly facing a felony drug charge after state law enforcement allegedly found vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop. Harrell, a former player for EKU Coach A.W. Hamilton during his time at Hargrave Military Academy, now 28, was pulled over in Richmond, Ky. The Kentucky […]

Alumni Coliseum to undergo multiple renovations, upgrades

Alumni Coliseum, the home of Eastern Kentucky University’s men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams, athletics administration, Bratzke Center, Exceptional Eastern Experience events, commencement exercises, new student convocation, orientation, All-A Classic, and more, will be transformed as a result of a complete facility renovation. It’s anticipated construction will begin at the conclusion of the upcoming […]

Barbasol Tournament recruiting local caddies

How would you like your chance to get up close to some of the best golfers in the world? The PGA TOUR Barbasol Championship is looking for a few good caddies to caddie in the 2022 Pro-Am being played on Wednesday, July 6 at Champion at Keene Trace. Details include: Amateur Pro-Am Caddie $50 per […]

‘Stick it’ to the Kentucky State Police to Raise Funds for Special Olympics

Kentucky State Police once again is showing their support of Special Olympics Kentucky (SOKY) by hosting the ‘Cover the Cruiser’ fundraising event at locations across the commonwealth. During the last week of April, KSP will park cruisers at various public locations and encourages Kentuckians to cover the cruisers with custom SOKY stickers for a minimum donation of […]