"Prepare for Action" Madison Co. emergency alert sent in error

Madison County
Posted at 12:24 PM, Aug 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-14 15:42:59-04

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:

Madison County Emergency Alert

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.