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Late winter storm dumps 8 inches of snow
A winter storm left about eight inches of snow in its wake when it passed over Madison County early Monday, according to the National Weather Service in Louisville.
UPDATED: Local schools, EKU closed; city government on two-hour delay
Madison County and Berea Independent school districts canceled classes for Monday. Eastern Kentucky University and its Model Laboratory School also are closed. Richmond city government is operating on a two-hour delay.
Detroit dealers flood county with heroin
Heroin, a drug that used to be associated with 1970s rock stars and inner cities, has crept into Madison County recently, leading to a law enforcement “nightmare,” according to local officials.
“Heroin is dominating the market right now,” Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock said Thursday. “It has absolutely taken over.”
Student scores hold steady with some notable increases
Results are in for the EXPLORE and PLAN tests, administered to Madison County eighth- and tenth-grade students, respectively, in September.
EXPLORE and PLAN are two legs of an ACT series of tests used to assess students for college and career readiness, components of the state’s accountability system called Unbridled Learning.
An aMAZEing afternoon of exploration
“I’m getting too old for this,” one father exclaimed as his little one tugged his hand toward the entrance of the maze for another go.
Clad in knee pads and headlamps, a band of young explorers and a few brave adults, made their way through a network of dark tunnels. They passed through a black-light room and finally a triangular overhead bridge before they descended into a belly crawl to come out near where they began.
EKU students turn trash into ‘fash’
Eastern Kentucky University students showed off outfits made from some unlikely materials during a Thursday night fashion show.
Strutting down the runway wearing garbage bags, rusted metal and even Maxi Pads, participants showed the audience that anything can become chic if used correctly.
Many contestants twirled, danced or posed for the audience to show personality during the high-energy show.
Even Arts and Sciences Dean John Wade was involved in the fun by the show’s conclusion.
‘Don’t Monkey Around, Be A Children’s Champion’
You don’t have to wait around to be a children’s champion and you shouldn’t have to think about it, said Raelynn Miller, 11, a fifth-grader at Daniel Boone Elementary.
"You just do it ― like the Nike concept,” she said explaining her winning poster entry “Don’t Monkey Around” in the annual Be A Children’s Champion billboard contest.
Man pleads guilty to sodomizing, sexually abusing child
The Madison County Commonwealth’s Attorney has recommended a 20-year sentence for a man who pleaded guilty Thursday to sodomizing and repeatedly sexually abusing a young child.
Students join in nationwide celebration of reading, Dr. Seuss
Since 2002, Mayfield Elementary School second-grade teacher Wanda Wilson has been revered as “the Cat in the Hat lady.”
Students learned how Wilson came to earn that name as she and the towering Cat in the Hat brought new books — and the duo’s comedic antics — to each classroom on Friday.
Learning while playing: St. Mark students build fish with ‘Bricks 4 Kidz’
To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ book “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish,” St. Mark Catholic School students, in every grade, built LEGO fish Thursday with Tracy Morris of Bricks 4 Kidz.
Throughout the day, grade levels took turns working with LEGO kits to create their own fish. Each kit contained about 34 different pieces that can be turned into more than 100 different models.
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