November 18, 2014 3:47 PM
Fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a fire above a grocery store in Madison County.
They say customers reported seeing and smelling smoke inside the Bybee Grocery off Irvine Rd. in Waco. Firefighters traced the smoke back to an apartment above the store and say... more »
November 17, 2014 4:04 PM
A Madison County man is in trouble after attempting to swallow drugs he had hidden in his prosthetic leg.
It happened Sunday evening. Richmond Police were dispatched to WalMart in reference to a subject who had received a trespass warning earlier in the day.
Voyd A. Turner, 40,... more »
November 12, 2014 6:43 PM
A Clay County man is accused of trying to set an apartment on fire in Madison County.
Michael Collins adamantly denied the charges of attempted arson in a jailhouse interview with LEX 18.
Collins is accused of trying to set a fire to a Madison County apartment with... more »
November 3, 2014 4:47 PM
Police say a dying radio battery that started beeping while two intruders were inside a Madison County home may have been the reason why they left without taking anything. Family members of an elderly couple say the two were inside their home on Crooksville Road around 10 p.m. Sunday, when... more »
October 28, 2014 4:38 PM
For Jamie Senter, the start of the week came with some unwanted hands-on experience. The Madison County auto-mechanic is still in pain after he tried to fix a customer's two flat tires and had his hand runover Monday. "I was just trying to help him and he almost ended my... more »
October 27, 2014 5:11 PM
A Madison County couple facing abuse charges over a child's bedwetting waived their right to a preliminary hearing Monday. According to their arrest citations , Linda Richmond and Julio Valladares would restrain the girl to a chair for several hours a day and limit the child's amount of food she... more »
October 21, 2014 10:33 AM
Both south and northbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Madison County were closed from exit 90 to exit 97 due to a chemical spill for hours on Tuesday.
Officials say a truck carrying more than 3,200 gallons of ferric chloride solution leaked between KY 627 and Exit 97 (US... more »
October 20, 2014 5:34 PM
A Madison County man is facing multiple charges in connection with several fraud complaints. Police say Larry Chapman rented a house on Third Street to a man, and collected a deposit and the rent money. Apparently, that man later learned Chapman didn't own the home.
Chapman was also accused... more »
October 20, 2014 10:57 AM
Police say a Madison County couple went too far in trying to punish a child for wetting the bed.
Linda Richmond, 34, and the child's father, Julio Valladares, 37, have been in jail since early Saturday morning after police say the kid had to go to the hospital because... more »
October 16, 2014 5:15 PM
A Madison County teen was sentenced to 12 years behind bars after admitting she killed her 9-month-old baby sister last year.
Jessica Marcum said she did not mean to hurt her sister and ultimately took a plea deal for manslaughter.
Marcum was only 17 last summer when she... more »
October 15, 2014 11:08 AM
A former assistant principal was arrested during a traffic stop in Madison County early Tuesday morning while she was in the car with a student she was supposed to have no contact with because of pending sexual abuse allegations.
43-year-old Joy Hayes, former assistant principal at Madison County High... more »
October 13, 2014 1:45 PM
State police say a Glasgow teen ran away from home, stole a dump truck and drove it across the state.
Police spotted the 15-year-old on Interstate 75 in Richmond just before 9 a.m. Monday sticking out like a sore thumb, going only 45 miles an hour.
They say... more »
October 9, 2014 9:53 PM
State police say they consider a Madison County teen who's been missing since Friday a runaway. Troopers say they believe 15-year-old Sierra Rhinehart is in another state. She was last seen on Oct. 3 at a BP gas station off Interstate 75 in Richmond. Her family says they were saying... more »
October 9, 2014 11:16 AM
A man accused of killing his great grandmother with a hammer in Madison County faces decades in prison.
According to court documents, William Tribble, 24, confessed to murdering Margie Tribble, 78. She was found beaten to death in her home in July 2008. She died the next day. Tribble... more »
October 8, 2014 3:48 PM
Kentucky State Police are investigating the case of a missing Madison County teen. 15-year-old Sierra Danielle Rhinehart was reported missing on Oct. 3. She was last seen in the parking lot of the BP Station, just off of exit 95 on I-75, from where police say she walked away and... more »
October 7, 2014 7:28 AM
A Madison County homeowner sent two intruders to the hospital overnight after beating them with their own guns.
Chris Caldwell says he was still awake inside his Richmond home around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday when two masked men broke in through his side door. He says he saw one of... more »
October 3, 2014 6:02 PM
Kentucky State Police are looking for a Madison County teenager who was reported missing early Friday morning.
KSP says 15-year-old Sierra Danielle Rhinehart was last seen in the parking lot of the BP Station just off of exit 95 on Interstate 75. It appears Rhinehart walked away from the... more »
October 1, 2014 11:44 AM
A Madison County man was sentenced to life in prison in two separate cases - the shooting death of a man at his Berea apartment and the murder of a couple whose bodies were found two years after they went missing. Matthew Denholm was sentenced to life with the possibility... more »
September 30, 2014 5:28 PM
Kentucky State Police have found the car of a missing University of Cincinnati assistant professor in Madison County, according to reliable sources.
Randy Russ has been missing for nearly six weeks, and his Ford Focus wagon was found in a random location around Fort Boonesboro in Madison County, sources... more »
September 23, 2014 10:12 AM
Fire destroyed a home in rural Madison County Monday night.
Officials say an off-duty Waco firefighter spotted the burning mobile home around 11 p.m. By the time crews arrived, the home was already fully involved.
Nobody was home at the time, and there were no reported injuries.
... more »
September 15, 2014 11:54 AM
The man who led several police agencies on a multi-county chase over the weekend, opening fire on officers and ultimately getting shot and killed by an officer, is seemingly not a stranger to the law.
Court documents show 29-year-old Jesse Gibbons was arrested in March of 2005 for allegedly... more »
September 11, 2014 2:55 PM
Kentucky State Police say two men were found dead inside a home in Madison County Thursday afternoon.
State police say they were called out to Old Daniel Boone Road in Richmond around 2 p.m. Thursday.
Investigators say that an elderly man in his 70s brandished a gun and... more »
September 11, 2014 12:12 PM
A Madison County mother is charged with sex abuse and wanton endangerment after police say she let her boyfriend molest her daughter.
Police say 32-year-old Crystal Centers allowed her boyfriend, Scott Willis, to have sexual contact with her 12-year-old daughter outside an apartment in front of numerous neighbors.
... more »
September 11, 2014 5:25 AM
Investigators are looking into a fire that destroyed a Madison County home Wednesday night.
Officials say a passing driver spotted the house on Maple Grove Road burning around 11 p.m. and called 911. By the time firefighters arrived, the house was engulfed.
Firefighters say they spotted several red... more »
September 9, 2014 12:41 PM
Richmond police arrested a woman in connection with a hospital burglary over the weekend.
Police say a security guard caught 21-year-old Ashley Cain leaving Baptist Health Hospital around 5 a.m. Saturday. Officers say the guard recognized Cain from earlier, where she was standing near a truck.
The guard... more »
August 27, 2014 6:45 AM
A Madison County man charged with trespassing got off with a song.
Robert Lynch appeared before Judge Earl-Ray Neal on a criminal trespassing charge. He was outside of the Family Dollar when a woman asked him to sing for her. Just as he started his performance, an... more »
August 27, 2014 5:53 AM
Neighbors say a crash Tuesday highlights the danger of a Madison County intersection.
"It happens a couple times a year, it seems like, and I've been here a long time. That's a lot of accidents," Paul Reynolds said.
Reynolds was working quickly to repair a fence at the... more »
August 25, 2014 3:01 PM
A Richmond social studies teacher has been named 2014 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year.
According to the Kentucky Historical Society, Sharon Graves, a social studies teacher at Clark-Moores Middle School in Richmond, will be recognized at the Madison County Board of Education meeting on Sept. 11.
Graves... more »
August 18, 2014 4:27 PM
At least seven arrests were made overnight in Ferguson as the peaceful protests in response to the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown turned violent.
On August 9, police say Brown, who was a suspect in a robbery, was shot and killed after a scuffle with police. Eye witness... more »
August 14, 2014 12:18 PM
A Madison County teen accused of killing her baby sister had her plea date postponed
Jessica Marcum was scheduled to enter a plea on THursday, but that has been postponed after
Marcum was 17-years-old when she was indicted on a murder charge, accused of smothering her 9-month-old sister... more »
August 11, 2014 12:16 PM
A Madison County road is shut down Monday after flood waters caused big chunks of the blacktop to break off from the road.
The Madison County road department is cleaning up the mess on Boone Trail Road in Richmond and hope more rain doesn't make it worse. Amy Collins... more »
August 7, 2014 11:05 AM
Officials found and cut a large quantity of marijuana plants in several locations Friday throughout Madison County totaling almost $200,000.
Kentucky State Police and the Madison County Sheriff's Office say one citation was issued and other arrests in the case are pending. No other details were immediately available.
... more »
August 4, 2014 4:44 AM
Police in Madison County continue to search for the driver who crashed his car and ran off after a wild police chase early Monday morning.
Police say the suspect ran a stop sign and nearly hit a police cruiser head on in the Hillcrest neighborhood off Third Street. Officers... more »
July 31, 2014 5:26 PM
The family of two people murdered in their Richmond home had a frustrating discovery last week.
Police say a little more than a month after Avery Evans and Karen Simpson were killed inside the home , relatives returned to the murder scene, only to find it had been burglarized.... more »
July 29, 2014 6:04 PM
He's accused of telling a made-up sob story to prey on people all over the Bluegrass, even taking cash from the emotionally vulnerable.
Gary Goodman, the man arrested earlier this month at the University of Kentucky Hospital, may have been caught in the act again in Laurel County.
... more »
July 23, 2014 1:27 PM
A Madison County family has learned the fire that destroyed their home while they were out of town was arson and that the home was burglarized before that fire started.
Officials say at least eight guns, several knives and collectible coins were reported missing from the home on Cottonwood... more »
July 10, 2014 4:46 PM
It now looks like a Madison County couple who pleaded guilty to accusations they traded their underage children to complete strangers won't spend any more time behind bars.
Kathy and Anthony Hart were arrested in 2011 accused of pimping out their 13 and 14-year-old daughters for clothes, money and... more »
July 8, 2014 3:19 PM
A fire broke out at a historic building in downtown Richmond Tuesday afternoon.
Officials say an apartment on the second floor of Mexi Hollywood Restaurant caught on fire just before 3 p.m.
Officials say a man and a woman were rescued from a bedroom in the apartment. No... more »
July 2, 2014 4:01 PM
Kentucky State Police is investigating a fire that occurred at Brooks Lane in the area of Madison Village, just north of Richmond.
Police say the fire that destroyed the single story residence was reported just before 4:00 a.m. Monday. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. There... more »
June 30, 2014 6:14 AM
Fire destroyed a Madison County home early Monday morning.
The fire along Brooks Road on the north side of Richmond was first reported around 4 a.m. Officials say nobody was inside at the time and there were no reported injuries.
Firefighters have not determined what caused the blaze.... more »
June 24, 2014 4:04 PM
An afternoon fire ripped through a Madison County home. Fire crews were called out shortly before 3 p.m.to Mcintosh Drive in Richmond, where police say a car parked in the driveway caught fire and the flames spread to the house.
No word on any possible injuries or if anyone... more »
June 23, 2014 6:44 PM
The new safety director for Scott County Schools, formerly a Madison County prosecutor, was charged last month with driving under the influence, driving without insurance and felony wanton endangerment.
But the felony charge was dismissed at his very first court hearing, and the driving without insurance charge was diverted... more »
June 20, 2014 9:08 AM
Police in Richmond say a man ran a woman down with his car Thursday morning.
Officers say Clarence Gentry, 58, got into an argument with his girlfriend after dropping her off at her home. Police say as she was walking through her yard, Gentry drove across the sidewalk and... more »
June 19, 2014 11:03 AM
A man was sent to the hospital after an RV crashed in Madison County Thursday morning.
It happened on Battlefield Memorial Highway between Richmond and Berea just north of Crooksville Road around 10 a.m.
Officials say the driver, 79-year-old James Mullins of Waynesville, Ohio, was the only person... more »
June 18, 2014 9:05 AM
Richmond police arrested a man after a robbery and chase that ended in a crash early Tuesday morning.
Police say the victim was outside Miller's Landing Car Wash on Red House Road when a man wearing a ski mask, and armed with a handgun and hammer, robbed him. The... more »
June 17, 2014 10:34 AM
Three people have been been arrested after nearly $14,000 were found at an apartment along with crystal meth, synthetic marijuana and methadone tablets. 53-year-old Harold Fowler of Berea, 24-year-old Gwendolyn Fowler of Berea and 27-year-old Richard Haight of Crab Orchard were arrested on Saturday after a search warrant was served... more »
June 17, 2014 9:02 AM
Madison County Sheriff's Office officials say a robbery victim trying to chase down the person who robbed him crashed into a pickup truck early Tuesday morning.
One person suffered injuries when the pickup truck and car collided. Deputies say the accident happened around 12:30 a.m. on Lost Fork Road,... more »
June 17, 2014 5:16 AM
One person suffered injuries when a pickup truck and car collided along a Madison County road early Tuesday morning.
Deputies say the accident happened around 12:30 a.m. on Lost Fork Road, north of Richmond. EMS took one victim to the hospital. Officials called that person's injuries non-life threatening.
... more »
June 16, 2014 12:24 PM
Two people were arrested in what Berea police are calling one of their biggest heroin busts in a while.
Officers arrested 27-year-old Catherine Leake of Bardstown and 38-year-old Neal "Mike" Stone of Richmond, who they say lived in the Brockton Apartments on Eastern Kentucky University's campus.
Berea Police... more »
June 13, 2014 2:49 PM
Two Madison County Detention Center inmates have been charged with helping a man escape from the facility last month.
According to the Richmond Register, William Combs and James Goble are charged with second degree escape accused of helping Roger Million escape on May 23.
Million turned himself in... more »
June 11, 2014 7:06 AM
Crews were called overnight to a fire at an aluminum plant in Madison County.
The fire was spotted just around 12:30 a.m. at the Novelis plant on Mayde Road in Berea.
No one was hurt.
"No one would normally work in the hot bag house area; it's... more »
June 10, 2014 8:06 AM
Officials believe a utility pole a man crashed into overnight in Madison County may have actually saved his life.
Deputies say the wires on the pole likely kept the 23-year-old from rolling off the highway. Officials say the man was behind the wheel of this truck when he lost... more »
June 9, 2014 10:55 PM
A Madison County woman said she was the target of a hate crime on Monday afternoon. Racial slurs were written on a note in front of the woman's Richmond house, then after calling police she said more messages appeared in her neighborhood.
It happened on North Poplar Street. The... more »
June 6, 2014 3:52 PM
Police say a child called 911 early Friday morning after several armed, masked men broke their way into a Madison County home.
Investigators were not immediately sure why a child had to call for help but when they arrived at the home on Berea Road around 2 a.m., one... more »
June 3, 2014 3:17 PM
Four people have been taken to the hospital after a head-on collision in Madison County Tuesday afternoon.
Two of the victims were flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital.
Police say a truck traveling south crossed the centerline on U.S. 25 in Berea and hit the SUV head... more »
May 30, 2014 9:29 AM
A Madison County escapee has turned himself in, jail officials said Friday.
Kentucky Sate Police say Roger Million, 24, was booked into the Madison County Detention Center just before 9 a.m. Friday.
Officials say Million escaped from the Madison County Detention Center last Friday by cutting a hole... more »
May 29, 2014 6:14 PM
Local agencies were notified by the jailer soon after a Madison County inmate escaped on Friday, but apparently no one told Kentucky State Police.
Roger Million escaped from the Madison County Detention Center Friday, but that was news to Kentucky State Police until Wednesday. With the help of two... more »
May 28, 2014 3:33 PM
Madison County officials say they have been looking for an escaped inmate since Friday.
Officials say Roger Million escaped from the Madison County Detention Center by cutting a hole in the recreation yard fence with the help of two other inmates, who have been charged in the case.
... more »
May 28, 2014 10:24 AM
Two military vehicles collided on Interstate 75 in Madison County Wednesday morning.
One person was taken to the hospital. Their condition is unknown. The crash happened northbound near the Exit 95 ramp, which has been blocked for clean up.
Repairs are being made to military vehicle, and the... more »
May 26, 2014 10:50 AM
The Madison County Coroner has identified the body found inside a Richmond home Sunday.
Officials say the parents of 50-year-old Ronald Randall have been notified about his death. They live in South Dakota.
The body was discovered by a friend of the man who stopped by to check... more »
May 23, 2014 10:54 AM
The Madison County woman found guilty of complicity in the murder and dismemberment of her ex-boyfriend's wife has been sentenced to a total of 31 years in prison.
Christina Marcum was sentenced to the 30 years recommended by the jury plus an extra one year for a new charge... more »
May 21, 2014 12:42 PM
The flags flew at half-staff in Madison County Wednesday morning during the heart-touching ceremony honoring several officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Several law enforcement officers killed on the job were honored during the ceremony in Richmond, including Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis and McCracken County Sheriff Deputy Chad... more »
May 20, 2014 3:15 PM
Richmond Police have released a photo of a man wanted in connection to a shooting at a night club Tuesday morning that sent one person to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.
Police are looking for Richard G. Duerson for his alleged involvement in the shooting... more »
May 20, 2014 5:46 AM
A witness has provided more information on a shooting in Madison County overnight.
Officers responded and put up crime scene tape around the Manhattan Club on East Water Street, near the EKU campus, around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. An LEX 18 reporter spotted what appeared to be shell casings on... more »
May 20, 2014 4:59 AM
A bicyclist suffered injuries when a vehicle hit him in Madison County Monday night.
Police say the cyclist was riding along Speedwell Road, near the Bluegrass Army Depot, when the van struck him. The vehicle then swerved off the road.
EMS took the victim to UK Hospital for... more »
May 14, 2014 3:50 PM
An elderly driver is dead after her car flipped over when she drove off the road into a wooded area in Madison County Wednesday morning.
The Madison County Coroner says 70-year-old Barbara Carter lost control in a curve on Dreyfus Road, just past Bark Road, around 11:00 a.m. Her... more »
May 12, 2014 11:26 AM
A Michigan man has been arrested in Madison County after police say he abandoned a moving car that crashed into an apartment building last week.
Police say they attempted to conduct a traffic stop after a vehicle disregarded a stop sign at the intersection of of Ballard Drive and... more »
May 6, 2014 5:30 PM
The Madison County Coroner has confirmed an inmate at the detention center has died.
The coroner says Brandon Hacker may have a had a medical condition and had reported not feeling well in the past few days. He was taken to the hospital on Monday.
An autopsy is... more »
April 29, 2014 11:41 AM
A man being held in the Madison County Detention Center woke up with a long list of new charges for several robberies and burglaries Tuesday morning.
Christopher Lainhart, 28, had been arrested and charged in January for a Christmas Day robbery at a gas station on Berea Road and... more »
April 28, 2014 3:33 PM
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Surrounded by hundreds of students at Madison Middle School on Monday, Gov. Steve Beshear ceremonially signed Senate Bill 20, which designates October as "Anti-Bullying Month" each year in Kentucky.
The bill also creates a purple and yellow ribbon as the symbol for anti-bullying awareness in the... more »
April 28, 2014 1:05 PM
Richmond Police say they have arrested one of the people responsible for a brutal beating and robbery in Richmond last week.
Howard Dow, 32, was arrested last Thursday accused of being a part of a group that beat and robbed a man Wednesday night at an apartment complex on... more »
April 25, 2014 11:15 AM
A man at the center of a deadly crash in Madison County back in February has been indicted on a slew of charges.
56-year-old Bryan Mangan of Indiana is charged with six counts of wanton endangerment, tampering with physical evidence and aggravated driving under the influence, according to the... more »
April 21, 2014 8:45 AM
Kentucky State Police say an arson investigator will check out the scene of an overnight barn fire in Madison County.
The barn on Mount Vernon Road, along I-75 south of Berea, caught fire Sunday night. Firefighters quickly responded and saved the barn, but it did sustain some minor damage.... more »