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Three new police officers were sworn in to the Richmond Police Department Monday morning alongside the Mayor Robert Blythe, Richmond Police Chief James Ebert and their loved ones. "We appreciate that you would share your loved ones with the city of Richmond," the mayor said. "I am sure that …

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Donna Bishop, owner of Southern Breeze Farm Equitation, typically hosts three horse summer camps for ages 5 and older while school's out. Wednesday marked the start of the second three-day horse camp for this summer, with the next one starting July 17. The farm, just outside Berea on Guyun R…

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As a part of Flag Day, members of Boy Scout Troop 2014 take down and fold the old flag outside of the courthouse, before displaying the new flag that will fly until the next year's Flag Day

Kids traded in their sunglasses for goggles Thursday as they tried out crazy experiments, such as layering liquids like dish soap, oil and water, learned about the science behind the magic and had fun while doing it. The YMCA holds a summer camp program all summer long. To find out what's go…

Local downtown Richmond staple, Purdy's Coffee shop welcomed patrons indoors for cozy beverages and tasty treats during a dreary, rainy Friday afternoon. Purdy's offers hot, cold and specialty drinks along with an assortment of breakfast, lunch and snack foods. Recently, they opened a second…

Opening weekend at Paradise Cove saw nearly 800 more people this year than last year's Memorial Day weekend. According to Erin Moore with Richmond Parks and Recs, the pool admitted 3,733 people over the weekend. Upcoming at the pool is the dive-in movie on May 31, which will start at dark wi…

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Students at Madison Kindergarten Academy experienced one of many firsts in a line of successes as they received their diplomas for graduating kindergarten. Each child's name was called before they were presented their diploma by principal Jennifer Martin and had their picture taken with thei…

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Students, staff and volunteers turned an ordinary Monday into something colorful at Glenn Marshall Elementary's Color Run event that took place over the course of the morning and afternoon. The Color Run, which is in its fifth year, is held to help raise funds for the Special Olympics of Mad…

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On Thursday, families and friends gathered at Eastern Kentucky University's Perkins Building for the Eastern Scholar House/Child Development Center End of Year Celebration. During the celebration, many of the young students at the Child Development Center graduated to kindergarten. The cerem…

Madison County residents can get fit while having fun at the Telford YMCA in Richmond, which offers a variety of group fitness classes, such as the Body Ready program taught by Fred every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the gym at 10:40 a.m. Participants in this week's class were some of the…

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Students filed into Alumni Coliseum Friday afternoon to add their names to the many ranks of Eastern Kentucky University Alumni for the 112th Spring Commencement ceremony. Friends and family watched as grads received their diplomas and were given warm wishes for their futures. Over the cours…

Residents gathered at Lake Reba on Thursday afternoon despite the rainy and overcast day. Lake Reba has started to garner more and more park goers as the summer approaches.

The Madison County airport runs two Young Eagles events a year, as long as the weather cooperates. Saturday was the first of those events for this year, and more than 50 children showed up to get free airplane rides with pilots who volunteer their expertise, aircrafts and time. The goal is t…

Second-graders at Daniel Boone Elementary School were unruly and crazy on Thursday, but not without reason. The students were doing a dress rehearsal of their own rendition of "Where the Wild Things Are." The show, which features Taylor as Max, will be put on for the students families and fr…

Over the course of the year, the Madison Southern High School Greenhouse class has been managing the greenhouse located next to Shannon Johnson Elementary. The class, which is taught by the new agriculture teacher, Janna Cline, mostly focuses on ways to produce and how to properly take care …

On Thursday evening, 526 pinwheels were placed in the Madison County Courthouse lawn. Each pinwheel represents a child who was abused or neglected in Madison County during 2018, according to Victoria Benge, executive director for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Madison County. CA…

Patrons were able to experience having tea in the historic 200-year-old mansion that belonged to two generations of the Clay family in Kentucky. Those who wish to enjoy finger sandwiches and tea at the White Hall Mansion can make a reservation for the next second Tuesday in May. The Victoria…

Guests enjoyed low tea on Tuesday at the Old Parsonage Andrew Tribble for First Tuesday Tea. The first Tuesday of each month, guests are welcomed to visit the Rev. Andrew Tribble log parsonage that he built in 1794 for his wife Sarah Burris and fourteen children. The parsonage was moved to i…

On Saturday, nine Madison County educators learned about pollinator gardens and how to incorporate them into their curriculum at a School Pollinator Workshop. The two recent classes were coordinated by the Madison County Pollinator Working Group, a collaboration of non-profits, businesses, a…

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