MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Madison County Emergency Management sent an emergency alert to residents in error Saturday.
The following message was pushed around noon:
Minutes later the correct message concerning a Golden Alert was sent out:
LEX18 reached out to the Madison County Emergency Management Director, Dustin Heiser, to learn what happened.
"We were initiating a Golden Alert for Madison County," Heiser said. "In utilizing the system to initiate the alert, some criteria were not checked, therefore it initiated a default message."
A third message was sent out clarifying the first two alerts were, in fact, meant to notify people of a Golden Alert. It said anyone needing clarification can call (859) 624- 4787.