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By Bob Flynn and The Winchester Sun | June 8, 2012
A Winchester man died Thursday from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident Wednesday in Madison County. According to a Kentucky State Police report, Roger Coston, 59, of Coffee Springs Lane, died early Thursday morning at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, where he was taken after the accident, which happened around 4 p.m. Thursday on Red House Road near Stony Run Road. According to the report, Coston lost control of his 1957 Harley Davidson motorcycle, ran off the road and into a ditch.
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By Kelly McKinney and kmckinney@jessaminejournal.com | April 15, 2013
Michael Stacy and his wife spent a year having their home in the Reserve at Chrisman Mill built and settled in about a year ago. Now, the couple and their 3-year-old might face the prospect of once again relocating. “I can't imagine having to go through it all again,” Stacy said in an interview. Stacy was one of hundreds of Jessamine County and Madison County residents who turned out last Thursday for a public meeting held by the state transportation cabinet to learn more about and voice their opinions on a proposed I-75 connector road that would link the two counties.
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November 3, 2006
Activities for members of the LLL Club of Central Baptist Church were announced at the Oct. 17 potluck luncheon meeting held at the church. Billie Pace, senior adult director, announced that the "Out to Lunch" will be a trip to Acres of Land in Madison County at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7. The November luncheon meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 14, a week early, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The meeting was conducted by Marsha Chasteen, president, and Dwight Ferguson gave the opening prayer.
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May 23, 2007
Clark and Madison County voters are sending David Perdue and Earl Ray Neal to the November general election in the race for the 25th Judicial District - 3rd Division.Perdue and Neal garnered the greatest support from voters in the two counties during Tuesday's primary amid a crowded field that included five other candidates. Perdue received 2,440 votes in Clark County and 2,984 votes overall. Neal chalked up 781 votes locally and another 3,222 in Madison County for a total of 4,003.
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Keith Taylor | May 13, 2009
A home and barn, located on Ky. 52 in Richmond, were destroyed when an F3 tornado ripped through Madison County last Friday. The storm left two people dead and damaged more than 100 homes. Keith Taylor/ktaylor@winchestersun.com
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November 29, 2007
First Settlers to have Christmas luncheon The First Settlers Hoemakers Club will have its Christmas luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Acres of Land Winery in Madison County. The group will meet at 10:45 a.m. at the Forest Grove Christian Church, Old Boonesboro Road, to carpool.
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Fred Petke | November 5, 2008
A strong voter turnout in Madison County gave District Judge William Clouse his promotion to the 25th Circuit bench Tuesday night. Clouse defeated challenger and Family Court Judge Jeff Walson by 2,748 votes, 22,084-19,336, between Madison and Clark counties. A voting machine problem in one of the Berea precincts kept Madison County's number from being calculated until late Tuesday night. In Clark County, Walson handily defeated Clouse, 10,550-3,153. To see how your precinct voted, download the election grid for this race.
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November 4, 2008
Even though he took a commanding 77 percent lead in Clark County, circuit judge candidate Jeff Walson fell to opponent William Clouse after Madison County's votes were tallied. Clouse ended up with 22,084 votes to Walson's 19,336. The results of the judge's race were delayed because of a technical glitch with a Berea voting booth. See Wednesday's edition of The Winchester Sun or www.winchestersun.com for the full story.
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February 5, 2008
A vehicle driven by Megan Jones, Hazard, Ky., struck a vehicle driven by John W. Walker III, Paint Lick, Ky., Saturday at 4:21 p.m. The two drivers were in Madison County. Jones was traveling westbound on Tates Creek Road, about 12 miles outside of Richmond, when she overcorrected and crossed the center line, where she struck Walker. Both vehicles sustained severe damage and both drivers were taken to Pattie A. Clay Hospital in Richmond.
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Journal staff report and news@jessaminejournal.com | June 28, 2013
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced four zones for a possible U.S. 27 to I-75 connector that will be studied in greater detail during the next year and compared with the no-build option.  These studies, often referred to as preliminary design, involve exhaustive analysis, including traffic projections, possible road alignments, costs, and environmental impacts. State and federal requirements guide the process, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
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By Casey Castle/Photo by James Mann and The Winchester Sun | September 19, 2013
Estill County got the worst of the fallout during the annual Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program exercise Wednesday, but Clark County was still on its toes, officials said. The exercise, which tests the CSEPP in 10 Kentucky counties surrounding the Blue Grass Army Depot in Madison County, evaluates the readiness of those counties should a chemical weapon accident occur. Previous years had used that day's weather and conditions for the exercise, but this was the first year predetermined conditions were used.
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By Casey Castle | September 17, 2013
Last year, Winchester avoided the worst of the fallout from the Blue Grass Army Depot's “accident.” During the annual Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) exercise, the plume of chemical smoke headed south from Richmond, affecting two zones in Madison County. But things could be different this year. While previous exercises have used that day's weather and conditions to operate the exercise, this year the weather and conditions will be preset, Clark County Emergency Management Director Gary Epperson said.
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September 17, 2013
Mary Evelyn Newkirk, 81, widow of the late Earnest Hilton Newkirk, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at St. Joseph East in Lexington. She was born in Madison County on March 3, 1932, to the late Harvey and Nicie Mason. Mrs. Newkirk is survived by her two sons, John William Newkirk and Albert Samuel Newkirk; two daughters, Nancy Arnold and Peggy Creech; four sisters, Ella Clem, Verna Hood, Jeanette Rogers and Margaret Chestine; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by three children, Elvin Hilton Newkirk, Harvey Newkirk and Earnestine Banks.
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By STEPHANIE MOJICA and smojica@amnews.com | September 14, 2013
NICHOLASVILLE - A Garrard County magistrate was arraigned Friday on a felony charge that stemmed from his alleged sale of prescription painkillers. Ronnie Lane, 73, of Highbridge Road in Lancaster, had little to say during his arraignment in Jessamine County Circuit Court. He exercised his right to a jury trial, which is scheduled for Nov. 14. Lane, a Garrard magistrate off and on since the 1980s, allegedly sold 10 oxycodone pills to Kentucky State Police Detective Keith Addison on Aug. 5, according to court records.
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September 3, 2013
The entitlment department To the editor, Here we go again, with the Health Department - or should I call them the “Entitlement Department”? - where Lockard and the board with their “Mommy, I want this, attitude” wanting to tax the citizens of Clark County to purchase a losing business. So, they are going to buy a business that is insolvent and losing money, and make it profitable by leasing it back to the same group that runs it now? It would clearly be seen by intelligent business people that this is an illogical idea.
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By Rachel Gilliam and The WInchester Sun | August 28, 2013
The Clark County Fiscal Court approved a second reading of an ordinance setting the 2013 tax rate at Wednesday's regular meeting. The ordinance raises the rate from 8.8 cents per $100 in 2012 to 9.3 cents per $100, the maximum allowable by law. Although the county was able to carry over about $500,000 from the fiscal year 2012-2013 budget, Clark County Judge-Executive Henry Branham said he and county commissioners wanted a dependable source of...
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By Rachel Gilliam | August 27, 2013
Although the new redistricting bill has been signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear, not all legislators are happy with the final version. State Rep. Donna Mayfield, R-Winchester, said she believes there are “still partisan politics at work” with the new map, and would like to see a different process used to draw maps. “I've always said who needs to do these maps is a couple of accountants down in a basement. Until they make some changes in the way the system is done, it's going to be the same,” Mayfield said.
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August 22, 2013
BUCKEYE (AP) --  The Garrard County coroner said two men were killed Wednesday afternoon near the Buckeye community when the barn they were in was hit by lightning. Coroner Daryl Hodge told WKYT-TV the site is in Madison County, but he worked the case because he was initially called to the scene. Hodge told the Lexington Herald-Leader the men were 25-year-old Scotty Elam Jr. and 29-year-old Bobby Lee Maggard, both of Lancaster. Hodge said 10 men were hanging tobacco in separate barns.
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By Kendall Sparks | August 22, 2013
The Winchester-Clark County Planning Commission voted 6-1 Wednesday against the proposed zone change sought by a company wanting to establish a limestone pit quarry on Boonesboro Road. The Allen Co. requested a zone change for its property at 7527 Boonesboro Road from agriculture to heavy industrial to begin the process of constructing the quarry across the Kentucky River from another quarry it operates in Madison County. The commission's first public hearing was Aug. 6, but it was continued to Wednesday after four hours of discussions with The Allen Co. representatives and residents of the area surrounding the property.
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By Kendall Sparks | August 21, 2013
The Winchester-Clark County Planning Commission will reconvene tonight in the Clark Circuit Courtroom to continue the public hearing concerning a zone change to allow an open pit limestone quarry on Boonesboro Road. The zone change request was discussed at the commission's Aug. 6 regular meeting and was stopped after four hours of comments. Officials from The Allen Co. spoke about their request to change the zoning at 7527 Boonesboro Road from agriculture to heavy industrial during the Aug. 6 session.
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