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McNierney graduates from basic training | Community  Richmond Register

U.S. Air Force Airman Hanna T. McNierney graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

KMEA Quarterfinals at Madison Southern High School | News  Richmond Register

On Saturday, the Madison Southern High School Band is set to host its 10th Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) competition, the Quarterfinals.

'Explosion of excitement': Madison Southern marching band looking forward to season  Richmond Register

Madison Southern High School has a lot to be excited about when it comes to the marching band this season.


The Madison Southern High School fishing duo of Blake Harold of Berea, Kentucky, and Cameron Cochran of Mount Vernon, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit ...

Central, Southern graduation to require tickets for second year  Richmond Register

With summer in sight, families are preparing to host friends and loved ones clamoring to see their favorite youths walk across the graduation stage and into the ...

EKU football adds four additional transfers  WYMT News

Four additional transfers joined the Eastern Kentucky University football program with the start of the spring semester.

CRIME REPORT: Man charged with abusing 1-year-old  Richmond Register

Richmond police arrested a man Wednesday for allegedly beating a 1-year-old child after officers were called to a hospital where the child was being treated for ...

Central, Southern ready to march | News  Richmond Register

The Madison Central and Madison Southern marching bands are set to take the field Saturday. Yet, instead of entertaining halftime crowds, both schools are ...

Madison Southern biology teacher accused of having sexual contact with student  WKYT

BEREA, Ky. (WKYT) - A biology teacher at Madison Southern High School is charged with having sexual contact with a 16-year-old student. Brandi Lynn ...

Are our schools safe enough? | Education  Richmond Register

As the school year progresses, many parents are wondering if their student will be safe as they send them off to class each day.

Gilliam named new Superintendent | News  Richmond Register

Students starting school this year will be seeing a new face as the Madison County Board of Education selected a superintendent in Thursday's special called ...

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Former UK lineman Haynes joins Southern coaching staff  Richmond Register

Nick Haynes knows football. The former University of Kentucky offensive lineman also knows a thing or two about what it takes to be successful off the field.

HS FOOTBALL: Clark has engineered remarkable turnaround at Madison Southern  Richmond Register

Jon Clark had been part of the coaching staffs at big-time, tradition-rich football schools.

How Madison County Schools keeps safety first | News  Richmond Register

Following the tragic high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Madison County Schools released a statement assuring families that they will continue to count ...

'It truly takes a village of people': Marching band parents discuss why they volunteer  Richmond Register

There's a lot of work that's done behind the scenes by band parents that helps make both Madison Southern and Madison Central's marching bands as ...

Madison County Schools responds quickly to rumored threat  Richmond Register

Madison County Schools and Berea Police quickly dove into action Sunday night after a student posted to Facebook asking if others had heard rumored threats ...

Berea Chamber honors Lee's Catering, KI USA  Richmond Register

The Berea Chamber of Commerce presented awards to businesses, industries and individuals at its annual banquet Nov. 15.

Campers and cameras: Summer program focuses on STEM  Richmond Register

With cameras in hand, participants in a PartnerCorps STEM Camp practiced making photo magic Tuesday at Madison Southern High School.

Holding schools accountable: Kentucky Department of Education releases 2017-18 accountability data  Richmond Register

Kentucky schools were in for a shock after the state's Department of Education released the accountability data for the 2017-18 school year.

Southern student dies after being stung | News  Richmond Register

Madison Southern High School students were greeted Tuesday morning by numerous grief counselors as part of the school system's crisis response team after ...

Central, Southern graduation ceremonies will require tickets | News  Richmond Register

It's the time of year when graduation announcements begin to flood mailboxes across the nation, but this year, just because you received an invitation from a ...

MADSOCIAL: Notes on Cracker Barrel Napkins | MadSocial  Richmond Register

Todd Moberly is recently retired from 32 years of teaching in Madison County schools and is enjoying some rest, relaxation and a current book tour for his first ...

ELECTION 2018 Richmond Mayoral Race: Robert Blythe | Election  Richmond Register

Having served 16 years on the Richmond City Commission, Robert Blythe is seeking to fill a new role as the city's mayor. The 2018 election will see at least ...

Madison Southern High School's Homecoming Queen and King  Richmond Register

Lexi Moberly and Damien Harris were crowned Madison Southern High School's Homecoming Queen and King on Friday night during halftime of the football ...

Ex-MSHS asst. principal charged with sex abuse  Richmond Register

On separate occasions in September, Berea Police received two complaints alleging Joy Alison Hayes, 43, formerly an assistant principal at Madison Southern ...

OBITUARIES JULY 22-29, 2018  BereaOnline

Dolores Ray White Rice, age 84, widow of Richard Allen Rice, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2018 at Kenwood Health & Rehabilitation in Richmond, Ky.

USA SOUTH WOMEN: Lanham scores 1,000th point | Sports  Richmond Register

Briana Lanham scored more points (2326) and had more rebounds (1397) than any player in the history of Madison Southern High School.

Election lineup | Election  Richmond Register

Lines of voters surrounded various polling stations across Madison County Tuesday as citizens from both sides of the political aisles exercised their right to vote.

Madison Southern Marching Band finding new rhythm | News  Richmond Register

Just one week into the school year, Madison Southern High School's marching band is preparing for their first performance under the Friday night lights during ...

Former Madison County assistant principal charged with sexual abuse after parents press case  Lexington Herald Leader

A former assistant principal of Madison Southern High School in Berea was charged Tuesday with the sexual abuse of a juvenile, Berea police said in a news ...

Ex-teacher gets one-year on sex charge  Richmond Register

Brandi Lynn Vaughn, 25, the former Madison Southern High School teacher accused of twice having sexual relations with a teenager during the summer of 2015 ...

OBITUARIES AUG. 26 – SEPT. 2, 2018  BereaOnline

Larry Robert “Robbie” Todd, age 46, husband of Candace Vaughn Todd, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Robbie ...

FOOTBALL: Southern retires jersey of football standout Luke Stocker  Richmond Register

Most little boys who play youth sports dream that one day they too will be playing professionally like the stars they idolize and watch on TV every day.

Ex-teacher pleads guilty, faces one-year sentence  Richmond Register

Brandi Lynn Vaughn, the former Madison Southern High School teacher accused of twice having sexual relations with a teenager during the summer of 2015, ...

Hunter selected as Instructional Supervisor for Madison County Schools  Richmond Register

Last fall, Farristown Middle School Principal Alicia Hunter's hard work paid off as she was part of an inaugural group of candidates who received the ...

Berea Police Department public service statistics for December 2018  BereaOnline

There was good news from the Berea Police Department in December, 2018. Ten Berea families were helped during the holidays with the department's ...

Vote for the Baseball Player of the Week (April 22-28)  Lexington Herald Leader

Voting for the Lexington Herald-Leader/ softball player of the week for April 22-28, 2018.

Madison Southern High School homecoming parade | Local News  Richmond Register

Madison Southern High School paraded it football and the homecoming royalty from the campus to Chestnut Street and into Old Town on Thursday evening.

Kentucky State Police searching for missing teenager in Madison County  WKYT

Police say 16-year-old Mikayla Wolney, of Berea, hasn't been seen since Friday morning.

Madison County Schools 'excited' about report card | News  Richmond Register

School report cards came out in late September, but not the ones kids bring home to their parents. Instead, these report cards give a detailed report on the ...

Kentucky teachers said they would 'remember in November.' Did they?  Courier Journal

As results rolled in Tuesday night, it became clear that teachers on the ticket would not fare as well as their supporters had promised.

Arts Notebook: Jeff Parker to perform at benefit concert  Richmond Register

Madison County residents will have the chance to enjoy sweet bluegrass tunes by one of their own when the Jeff Parker Band performs Saturday at Madison ...

High school graduations begin this weekend | News  Richmond Register

It's graduation week in Madison County and school officials are urging families of seniors to make note of a few changes to commencement ceremonies in ...

Missing Madison County teen found safe  WKYT

A missing Madison County teenager has been found.

EDUCATION HONORS: Craft Academy holds second graduation ceremony  Richmond Register

MOREHEAD — Morehead State University's Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics held its second graduation May 12 at Button Auditorium.

For first time in school history, Sayre will play for 11th Region baseball title  Lexington Herald Leader

Sayre defeated Woodford County 7-3 in the semifinals of the 11th Region baseball tournament at Madison Southern on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

Former instate star Damien Harris has no regrets on sticking with Tide  Kentucky Today

ATLANTA (KT) — Damien Harris doesn't regret returning to Alabama. Although Harris could have easily declared for the NFL Draft following his junior campaign ...

Arrested Madison high school teacher resigns | News  Richmond Register

Brandi Whitaker, the Madison Southern High School teacher facing criminal charges for engaging in sexual relations with a student, resigned Aug. 27.

Southern at the NHSCC | Local News  Richmond Register

Madison Southern high school cheerleading squad turned in a remarkable performance recently at the Universal Cheerleaders Association's annual National ...

Here are the teachers running for Kentucky's legislature in November  Courier Journal

A record number of educators are running for General Assembly, most hoping to get boost from controversy over the pension bill.

Local students recognized for youth leadership | News  Richmond Register

Many local students earned top honors during the 36th annual Youth Salute awards ceremony in which 816 high school juniors from 52 high schools in Central ...

The Force Dance Academy Win 2018 National Championship & Granda Gala National Battle  BereaOnline

The Force Dance Academy in Richmond KY traveled to Pigeon Forge TN for Platinum Dance Nationals. For 1 week they competed with solos, duets, trios ...

Watch: Damien Harris emotional after final Alabama game  247Sports

After 54 games and over 3,000 rushing yards, Alabama senior running back Damien Harris has played his last game as a member of the Crimson Tide. It was a ...

Overdose suspected in death of former Madison County principal charged with sex abuse  Lexington Herald Leader

An overdose is suspected in the death of a former Madison County assistant principal who was facing sex abuse charges.

Berea semi-pro team playing for championship  WKYT

The Kentucky Patriots, a semi-pro football team based out of Berea, will play for the Alliance Football championship on Saturday.

Lift-ing up Southern: Hyster-Yale donates forklift to high school  Richmond Register

Madison Southern High School will be on the move — with heavy objects — thanks to Hyster-Yale's donation of a forklift Thursday morning.

Alabama football star Damien Harris remains the one that got away for Kentucky  The Courier-Journal

Running back Damien Harris has maintained a relationship with UK coach Mark Stoops even after choosing Alabama as a recruit.

Theater students hear actor, Berea alum Muse Watson  Richmond Register

I killed about eight or nine kids, about your age,” actor Muse Watson joked as a room full of high schoolers erupted in laughter Wednesday at Madison Southern ...

Madison Southern Marching Band expects to have 'big year'  Richmond Register

Even through it's the last full week of summer break, several Madison Southern High School students are standing outside in formation with instruments in hand ...

'Sticking it' to underage drinking | News  Richmond Register

For one day only, middle and high school students legally entered local liquor stores — not to do business, but to apply yellow stickers to boxes and bottles to ...

Robert Allen Begley  BereaOnline

Robert Allen Begley, age 29, passed away Saturday July 21, 2018 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington of complications from cystic fibrosis.

Former assistant high school football coach accused of sexual abuse  WYMT

An assistant high school football coach faces charges after police say he sexually abused a student and sent sexually explicit text messages to others.

Model boasts eight Governor's Scholars | News  Richmond Register

Nearly half of the county's group of rising seniors, who were recently accepted into the prestigious Governor's Scholars Program (GSP), are from Model ...

Berea Police Report May, 10, 2016  Berea Online

Public Intoxication: On 05/03/2016 Officers were called to Walmart in reference to two subjects passed out in a vehicle in the parking lot. They were eventually ...

Except for Exit 95, local state road projects ‛paused for prioritization'  Richmond Register

If the new Madison County elementary school on Boonesboro Road opens as scheduled in August 2018, traffic snarls at Interstate 75 Exit 95 will worsen.

Christmas marches into Madison County | News  Richmond Register

Madison County welcomes the Christmas season as the yuletide comes marching in with city parades scheduled for the next two weekends.

Family ties: Kentucky father and his three sons all active officials  USA TODAY High School Sports

Sharing your passions with your children is one of life's joys. Seeing them embrace something, and perhaps build a career of their own in a field about which you ...

Madison Co. Youth in Action Officer of the Year Presentation to the Madison Co. Sheriff's Office  Berea Online

Deputy Josh Stone has been named the 2016 Madison County Youth in Action Officer of the Year representing the Madison County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Mike ...

Vandals spray paint Pinnacle rocks, signs | News  Richmond Register

Over the weekend, the Berea College Forestry Department was alerted that vandals had taken to the West Pinnacle splattering an immense amount of graffiti ...

Obituaries May 17-24, 2015  Berea Online

Arturo Meza Chavez, 40, of Berea, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015. He was born in La Union Aguacalientes, Mexico on January 24, 1975, son of Salvador Meza ...

OBITUARIES Nov. 29 – Dec. 6, 2015  Berea Online

Adam Scott Webb age 41 of Battlefield Memorial Highway, died Sunday, November 29, 2015 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. He was ...

Bridging the gap: Summer feeding program offers free meals to any child  Richmond Register

This week marks the beginning of summer vacation for many students in Madison County. Long gone are the early mornings, bus rides and homework ...

Damien Harris chooses Alabama for college  The Courier-Journal

BEREA, Ky. – A chance to be a running back at the University of Alabama doesn't come along for too many high school football players, and Damien Harris ...

Obituaries Apr. 26 – May 3, 2015  Berea Online

Aaron Christopher Begley, 23, of Frankfort, formerly of Berea, died Friday, May 1, 2015 of complications from cystic fibrosis. He was a Hazard, Kentucky native ...

SEC Media Days ushers in talking season ahead of fall camp  Kentucky Today

Former University of Florida and South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier always had something to say during Southeastern Conference Media Days.

2016 Stay in the Game Media Campaign to Reduce Underage Drinking  Berea Online

Madison County Youth in Action kicked off the 2016 “Stay in the Game” media campaign to reduce underage drinking during the week of May 16, 2016.

OBITUARIES NOV. 6-13, 2016  Berea Online

Homatau Holt, 51 of Berea, passed away Friday, November 11, 2016 at Pine Meadows Nursing Home in Lexington. Homatau was born in Richmond, Kentucky ...

Election 2016 School Board: John Lackey | News  Richmond Register

Madison County Board of Education District 1 incumbent John Lackey is being challenged by Samantha Burford. Lackey was first elected to the school board in ...

Kentucky Patriots, Knoxville Knights set for AFL championship matchup  Richmond Register

The Knoxville Knights and the Kentucky Patriots split their two regular-season meetings this year.

Names, details in officer-involved shooting released | News  Richmond Register

The identities of the trooper and suspect involved in Tuesday night's shooting in the Battlefield subdivision were released Wednesday morning by the Kentucky ...

NEW DETAILS: Shooting suspect was wanted by police  Richmond Register

The man state police say shot Anthony Thacker, 29, of Beattyville, on Sunday morning in an argument over drugs was already wanted by Berea Police after he ...

OBITUARIES MAY 15 June 12, 2016  Berea Online

Ronald Himes, 77, husband of 59 years to Dessie Himes, died Thursday, May 26, 2016. Born in Rockcastle County, KY, he was a son of the late Luther and ...

OBITUARIES MAR. 26 – APR. 2, 2017  Berea Online

Donald Surdin Mills, 73, of Berea, died Saturday, April 1, 2017 at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington. He was a Bald Rock, KY (Laurel County) native born May 22, ...

Election results named top story of 2014 | News  Richmond Register

Editor's Note: These are Madison County's top 15 news stories of 2014 as voted by the Richmond Register news staff.)

Back-to-back champions: Madison Central wins 5A state band championship  Richmond Register

The Madison Central High School Marching Band won the 5A state championship Saturday night, its second in as many years.

Grand jury: Couple tortured child | News  Richmond Register

A Berea couple systematically subjected a 9-year-old girl to torturous mental and physical abuse, ranging from beatings and cold showers to spaying her sores ...

Central Band makes history; Estill wins back-to-back  Richmond Register

The Madison Central High School Marching Band made history by taking first place in Class 5A at the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) State ...

Marshall Football Announces 2018 Recruiting Class

Feb. 7, 2018 Signing Day Central HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall coach Doc Holliday has announced the Thundering Herd's 2018 football recruiting class.

Kentucky State Police promotes 16 officers | News  Richmond Register

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky State Police recognized the promotion of 16 officers throughout the state at a ceremony held today in Frankfort. One lieutenant ...

Dionne begins life as West Point cadet | News  Richmond Register

After completing a year of required training at the U.S. Military Academy Preperatory School, Casey Dionne, a 2014 Madison Southern High School graduate, ...

OBITUARIES MAR. 5-12, 2017  Berea Online

Mary Katherine W. Riddell, 83, the wife of Billy Anderson Riddell, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at Baptist Health in Lexington. She was born October 10, ...

One for the team: Mad Pink game raises funds for charities  Richmond Register

Two teams had more than winning on their minds Tuesday night during a rivalry volleyball match between the Madison Central Indians and Madison Southern ...

Obituaries Mar. 1-8, 2015  Berea Online

Barbara Jane Gadd Spires, age 80, died Monday, March 2, 2015 at Saint Joseph-East in Lexington, KY. Mrs. Spires was born in Rockcastle County to the late ...

Kentucky Teacher Gets Prison Time for Sex With Underage Student  Complex

A former Kentucky teacher accused of having sex with a teen student in 2015 has been sentenced to one year in prison. Brandi Lynn Vaughn was sentenced ...

H.S. SOFTBALL: Southern's Nash signs with Union College  Richmond Register

Madison Southern second baseman Alex Nash has been a big part of the Lady Eagles' success on the diamond the past three years.

5-Star 2015 RB Recruit Damien Harris Names Top 10 Schools  Bleacher Report

Damien Harris has spent plenty of time fielding interest from college football programs across the country since ending a six-month commitment to Michigan in ...

Obituaries Jan. 4 – 11, 2015  Berea Online

Peggy Lou Blundell, 81, a native of Red Lick, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015, at Carmel Hills of Independence, Mo. Peggy was born August 26, 1933, ...

KSP post gets six new troopers | Local News  Richmond Register

Five of the six new troopers assigned to the Richmond Kentucky State Police post are familiar faces to the people of Madison County.

Something to crow about: Birds compete for bragging rights  Richmond Register

Lots of clucking, crowing, honking and quacking could be heard Saturday morning at the Madison County Fair.

Looking for reasons to watch the high school state baseball tournament? Here they are.  Lexington Herald Leader

The first weekend of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament kicks off Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. A field of 16 will be whittled down to ...

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