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Man charged with pawning stolen firearms

• • • Richmond police arrested Antoine Kidwell (no image available), 32, Oliver Drive, Richmond, Wednesday evening on a Madison County warrant that charges him with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by unlawful taking (less than $500).


Kentucky woman arrested after allegedly faking cancer diagnosis, raising $10G in donations: report

A woman in Northern Kentucky is facing felony charges after she allegedly faked a cancer diagnosis and ultimately swindled thousands of dollars from coworkers and other sympathizers in donations.


HIGH SCHOOL SWIM: Patterson still in hunt for state title

Madison Southern's Flanary Patterson is still in the hunt for a title after the first day of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships. The junior advanced to the final round in the 1-meter diving competition with a strong performance on Thursday in Louisville.


Jim Caldwell's Forecast | Heavy rain and severe storm potential move into Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) - Southern and eastern Kentucky will have the best chance to see these heavier rounds of rain today. Another issue that those folks face is the steady nature of the rain. We will see multiple rounds roll over the same spots that already picked up a few inches from the last syst


Many Kentucky houseboat owners aren’t paying their taxes. This would make them.

Many people who own houseboats on Kentucky lakes are shirking local and state property taxes, but a bill pending before state lawmakers would change that, according to supporters of the measure.


18-year-old charged with sexually abusing child

• • • Kentucky State Police arrested Tristan Sallee, 21, Armitage Drive, Richmond, on a Madison County warrant Friday morning that charges him with first-degree assault (domestic violence).


Veterans Outreach event set for Feb. 22

The Lexington Vet Center is participating in a Veterans Outreach and Informational event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Feb. 22, at the Armed Forces Reserve Center (223 Battlefield Memorial Hwy) in Richmond.


Police: Kentucky principal charged after failure to report sex abuse

A Kentucky high school principal is facing charges after police say he didn’t report a student’s allegations of sex abuse to police. The McCracken County Sheriff announced the charges Wednesday, saying deputies investigated only after the student complained directly to his office.


Murder charge after man found dead in his Kentucky home

WADDY, Ky. (WDKY) - A man is charged with murder following a homicide in Shelby County. Kentucky State Police were called to a home on Bardstown Trail in Waddy around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday for a reported shooting.


State proposes giving White Hall to EKU

RICHMOND, Ky. (WDKY) - The state may be giving the White Hall State Historic Site in northern Madison County to Eastern Kentucky University. EKU's Board of Regents will vote on Friday whether or not to authorize the transfer of the historic mansion and property. If the measure is approved, the site


Issues with flooding in Madison County

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) — “Turn around, don’t drown” is what Madison County Emergency Management is advising. EMA director, Dustin Heiser, says it doesn’t take much water to move a vehicle off the roadway so it’s very important to not go through it.


44TH DISTRICT HOOPS: Southern, Central set to meet for titles again

For the fourth-straight season, long-time rivals Madison Central and Madison Southern are set to meet in the finals of the 44th District Tournaments. The championship games are set for today at EKU's McBrayer Arena.


Kentucky Senate unanimously passes that would ban bestiality

The Kentucky State Senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 67. The legislation would ban bestiality in Kentucky, which is one of the last five states where it remains legal. If the measure becomes law, it will start to turn around policy in the state.


Multiple west Kentucky counties declare states of emergency

Kentucky Emergency Management Area 1 Manager Jeremy Blansett says multiple west Kentucky counties have declared states of emergency in anticipation of flooding from rain in the forecast.


‘Top Chef’ Kentucky’s Graham Elliot is in town and you’ll never guess where he ate.

If you see someone wandering around Lexington Thursday wearing white glasses and think, ‘was that chef Graham Elliot?’ the answer is probably yes. Elliot, who is a judge on “Top Chef” Kentucky, is in town for a private viewing party for the last episode filmed in Kentucky.


Pothole repair work scheduled for Madison County

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says that a rolling roadblock is scheduled for pothole repairs in Madison County. The rolling roadblock will be in place for northbound lanes on Interstate 75.


EKU to hold voluntary disaster exercise in April

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ)- EKU says there will be a voluntary disaster exercise in two months, on Wednesday April 17th, at 12:20PM, focusing on a community-wide chemical release. Every year, the Madison County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) / Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) c


Kentucky River continues to rise despite break from the rain

ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - The Kentucky River is still rising, despite a break from the rain Thursday. Sister station WKYT reports the river is now more than 24 feet, rising about eight feet in the last two days. And it's probably not done yet.


Three indicted on drug trafficking charges

Three people were indicted on drug charges by a Madison County grand jury on Jan. 9. They were James Johnson, 47, Jackson, Anthony Mitchell, 24, Southeast Powderhorn Road, Richmond, and Danyelle Oberlin, age and address unavailable. All three were charged with first-degree controlled substance traff


City looking at 'chronic nuisance property' ordinance again

In a workshop meeting on Tuesday, the Richmond City Commission took another stab at the Chronic Nuisance Property Ordinance that was introduced, but not passed, in recent years.