RICHMOND — Classes have been canceled for the Madison County School District for Tuesday, Jan. 7. All staff will need to report on a regular schedule.
Staff to report on regular schedule
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Changing homes – and lives
When homeowners Ann Redden, 94, and Wanda Grubbs, 85, both of Richmond, were asked to sign up for help from the Kentucky Changers, they both said no.
“I didn’t know if I could talk to a bunch of teenagers at my house,” Redden said, laughing, “I know how they are.”
But after a member of her church told Redden to consider it and pray about it, Redden had a change of heart.
Her house has five “really bad places” in its clapboard siding, and Redden decided she needed help or they would never be fixed, she said.
Salvation Army receives 2.7 tons of food from Bechtel Parsons, employees
Richmond’s Salvation Army unit received a timely and much-needed donation from a local business this week that will help keep its food bank shelves stocked for a while.
Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass and its nearly 1,500 employees donated more than 2.7 tons of food and $7,500 in corporate and employee contributions to the Salvation Army.
No extra jail time for parents on prostitution charge
Anthony and Kathy Hart, two Madison County residents who pleaded guilty May 21 to prostituting their daughters, won’t be seeing any extra time in jail.
Both parents, who served time in jail while their charges were pending, were sentenced to probation Thursday in Madison Circuit Court.
RPD arrests three on drug charges
A couple is facing several charges after police said they sold drugs to an undercover officer late last year.
In December 2013, the Richmond Police Narcotics Unit purchased a quantity of suboxone strips from Ryan Anderson, 30, and Chastity L. King, 28, on two occasions during a covert investigation, according to an RPD news release.
Students create own ‘Lion, Witch and Wardrobe’
Five days, 13 children and one play have meshed into an original rendition of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” to be performed one afternoon only, Friday at 4 p.m.
The students began working on the play Monday, the first day of a Richmond Area Arts Council camp conducted by the Lexington Children’s Theater.
Madison Kindergarten Academy at Mayfield
The kindergarten center that will serve the county’s four Richmond elementary schools will be known as the Madison Kindergarten Academy at Mayfield.
The Madison County School Board at its monthly meeting Thursday night chose the name for the all-kindergarten academy that will be housed in the former Mayfield Elementary School.
Firefighters credited with saving lives, limiting damage
Tuesday afternoon’s fire in 200 block of West Main Street rendered four apartments unlivable and caused about $150,000 in damage, Richmond Fire Chief Buzzy Campbell said Wednesday.
The fire began on a apartment deck behind the MexiHollywood restaurant, but Campbell said it was too early to specify a cause.
Long-time family businesses prospering on Water Street
The fire that damaged a Main Street building Tuesday and destroyed an apartment deck facing Water Street was only a temporary disruption to downtown businesses.
All Water Street businesses were back to normal Wednesday morning.
The street that runs parallel to Main for five blocks is home to a number of family-owned businesses that also have not been deterred by the heavy rains that sometimes flood the street.
Charges reduced against Detroit man who tried to elude police
A Detroit man who led police in a brief vehicle chase May 8 and then attempted to hide in a ditch will spend 120 days in jail after pleading guilty to reduced charges Wednesday in Madison District Court.
Commissioner calls for city outreach, transparency
Cultivating trust between citizens and government is something that’s talked about but often neglected, but one Richmond city official said he hopes that will soon change.
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