Kindergarten Registration

Madison Co. Schools
Madison Co. Schools

Kindergarten Registration **May 10th, 3:30 to 7:00 pm at Shannon Johnson Elementary

The Kindergarten Academy at Shannon Johnson is for students that are districted for Silver Creek, Shannon Johnson, and a portion of Kirksville.

Please call the school if you have any further questions: 859-387-3400.

**You may register your child if they will be 5 years old by October 1, 2016

KSP Conducts Fire Investigation in Madison Co.

Burglary Arson
Burglary Arson

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post in investigating a residential fire that was started in Madison County on Jacks Creek Road around 10:00 am this morning.

The fire was reported by a former Madison County Fire Fighter just after 10:00 am, who saw smoke billowing from the residence and used a garden hose to begin controlling the fire. The Madison County Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire, before contacting KSP. The initial investigation Continue reading KSP Conducts Fire Investigation in Madison Co.

House Speaker Greg Stumbo announces House Task Force on Vulnerable Kentuckians

Greg Stumbo
Greg Stumbo

House Speaker Greg Stumbo today announced the establishment of the bipartisan House Task Force on Vulnerable Kentuckians to be chaired by Rep. Jim Wayne, (D-Louisville).

The task force will study issues and problems that affect Kentucky’s indigent population in a series of meetings to be held in each of the commonwealth’s six congressional districts, beginning Continue reading House Speaker Greg Stumbo announces House Task Force on Vulnerable Kentuckians

Richmond Police Report May 9, 2016

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

Possession of a Controlled Substance: On 05/06/2016 Richmond Police arrested Christopher Thomas 42, Nikki Haik 28 and Gerald Conner 32 of Northgate Drive, Richmond Kentucky for Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st (Meth), Wanton Endangerment 1st and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Thomas, Haik and Conner had a 6 year old and a 10 year old in the room along with a syringe with Meth around the juveniles. The 6 year old handed the officer a bag containing a clear pipe with Meth residue.

Thomas, Haik and Conner were lodged in the Madison County Detention Center. Social Services were contacted. Continue reading Richmond Police Report May 9, 2016

DPH Launches Fight the Bite Campaign for Zika Prevention

KY SEAL
KY SEAL

Health and Family Services Cabinet Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Department of Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, and representatives from the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) and University of Kentucky gathered at the Kentucky State University Research Farm today for a Zika prevention event. Launching its “Fight the Bite Day and Night” campaign, participants discussed the state’s plans to respond to Zika in Kentucky and emphasized measures to prevent mosquito bites and control the mosquito population locally. Continue reading DPH Launches Fight the Bite Campaign for Zika Prevention

Additional Park Funding Will Refresh the Nation’s Finest Parks

KY SEAL
KY SEAL

The budget approved by Gov. Matt Bevin includes $18 million in additional funding to improve the safety and aesthetics of Kentucky State Parks.

This funding will help Kentucky restore the finest state parks system in the nation, repair aging infrastructure, protect public safety and strengthen Kentucky’s $13 Continue reading Additional Park Funding Will Refresh the Nation’s Finest Parks

KSP Investigates Shooting in Madison Co.

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post responded to an injury shooting this morning on Waco Loop Road in Madison County, after receiving a call that someone had been shot outside a residence.

The call was received just after 7:00 am, and KSP was notified that an argument between two men evolved into a shooting, that left one person injured with a gunshot wound. The victim, Anthony Thacker, 32 years old of Beattyville, was transported by Madison County EMS to the UK Continue reading KSP Investigates Shooting in Madison Co.

Richmond Raceway Presents 2nd Annual Butch Shay Memorial on Saturday May 14

Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway

After a rainout and an off weekend, Richmond Raceway co-promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz are set to return to action with a special event on Saturday May 14 as the 3/10 mile semi-banked red clay oval known as “The Beast of the East” will present the 2nd Annual Butch Shay Memorial, paying $2,100 for Late Models and $2,100 to win for Phantom Racing Gear Modifieds, along with a full racing program in Continue reading Richmond Raceway Presents 2nd Annual Butch Shay Memorial on Saturday May 14

OBITUARIES MAY 1- 8, 2016

Bea Riley
Bea Riley

Bea Riley age 70, widow of Tom Riley, passed away Thursday May 5, 2016 at Baptist Health in Lexington KY. Bea was born in Madison County to the late Earl and Maude Evans Combs.

She was a member of the Pilot Knob Baptist Church and retired Sodexo Food Service employee, she worked for many years at Berea College Food Service and Boone Tavern, she was affectionately known as Aunt Bea to many of the students at the college.

Bea was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Tom Riley, her Continue reading OBITUARIES MAY 1- 8, 2016

ELIZABETH LAWSON PORTRAYS CHARLOTTE DUPUY “SUING FOR FREEDOM” AT KY ARTISAN CENTER

Elizabeth Lawson portrays historical figure Charlotte Dupuy.
Elizabeth Lawson portrays historical figure Charlotte Dupuy.

Actress Elizabeth Lawson will portray Charlotte Dupuy, in a Humanities Council Chautauqua performance at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea on Sunday, May 15, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Charlotte Dupuy was one of Henry Clay’s slaves who sued him for the freedom of herself and her children when Clay moved her family to Washington D.C. where he served as Secretary of State.