KSP Search For Evidence In Shooting Death


Kentucky State Police were back at a rock quarry today where 26 year old Roy Combs was shot to death earlier this month looking for evidence. Investigators are also searching nearby areas in both Clark and Madison Counties. They would not disclose what they were looking for.

Combs brother was also injured in the incident […]

Pilot Dies In Plane Crash

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The pilot of a small plane is dead after crashing yesterday evening.

Authorities say the plane went down around 7 p.m. In the Lower Lost Creek community of Perry County.

The name of the victim has not been released.

The Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Perry County Ambulance, and several rescue squads assisted Kentucky State Police […]

Madison County EMA Director Resigns

Carl Richards

Madison County Emergency Management Agency Director Carl Richards submitted his resignation today May 21, 2015, to the Madison County Fiscal Court, effective immediately.

Richards was placed on indefinite suspension Monday, following an audit that showed theft of $341,757 from CSEPP funds dating back to April 2006. Last month police arrested CSEPP bookkeeper Tamara Phelps on […]


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His persistent efforts as its long-time curator made the Eastern Kentucky University Herbarium one of the largest and most diverse in the region.

His groundbreaking book, “Plant Life of Kentucky,” earned raves nationally and will serve botanists and the public for years to come.

And now […]


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RICHMOND, Ky. – When Eastern Kentucky University Libraries staff members began to preserve books from the historic Elmwood estate in late 2013, something else captured their attention.

“We had the privilege of seeing some of the historical fashions in the mansion,” Krista Rhodus, director of library […]

Hikers Burned Clothes For Rescue

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Four hikers lost at Red River Gorge used some extreme measures to help rescuers find them.

It started when the four left to go hiking at about 6pm in the Indian Staircase area of the gorge last night, by dark they realized they were lost and in order to provide light for rescue crews they […]

A Richmond Man Killed In Nashville Accident


A Richmond man identified as 34 year old James Hall was killed in a three car crash in Nashville.

According to police at about 2 a.m Saturday Hall was struck head on by Devin Strong who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 40. Another vehicle then collided with Strong’s vehicle.

Strong was pronounced dead […]

Cody Garcia Remembered AT EKU Graduation

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Eastern Kentucky University lost two students in a tragic car accident this week. One of the students, 23-year-old Cody Garcia, he was supposed to graduate Saturday. However, friends and family made sure he was remembered at the emotional ceremony. Garcia was in the Lambda Chi […]

Tuesday’s Car Crash Claims Another Victim

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A two car crash Tuesday that claimed the life of Alyssa Moorman, 20, and left three others injured has now claimed another life.

UK Hospital officials confirm that Cody Garcia, 23, of Lexington succumbed to his injuries Thursday night.

Abigail Melton, another passenger in the Moorman vehicle and David Ballard the driver of the vehicle […]



– Special to WEKY/WIRV – The combination of Eastern Kentucky University’s Spring Commencement and an event at the EKU Center for the Arts on Friday evening, May 15, will likely cause traffic congestion along the Eastern By-Pass in the vicinity of Roy Kidd Stadium, Alumni Coliseum and the arts center.The University-wide commencement ceremony is […]

3 Injured In Bypass Accident

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A two vehicle collision Wednesday morning on the Eastern Bypass sent three to the hospital, two of the injured suffered life threatening injuries.

Witnesses say that the driver of a Ford F-350 trucked “T” boned a Kia SUV as it turned onto the Bypass from the west […]

3 Arrested For Richmond Man’s Murder


Three men are behind bars in connection with the murder of Roy (Hooch) Combs, 26, of Richmond. Combs died early Wednesday morning of a gunshot wounds following an altercation at a quarry in Clark County.

Yesterday friends and family gathered to remember combs. The victim’s sister Virgina Combs says he died on his birthday.

“Today’s […]

Richmond Man Found Shot To Death


A Madison County man identified as Roy Combs, 26, was found shot to death in Clark County.

Combs was found shot outside his vehicle just before 1:00 a.m. He was found on Athens Boonesborough Road, near Halls on the River.

His death is being investigated as a homicide.

Newton Has New Role At EKU


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As both a player and an assistant coach, Austin Newton played a key role on some of the most successful men’s basketball teams in the history of Eastern Kentucky University.

Now, in a new role focused on the EKU Athletics Annual Fund and the Colonel Club, […]

Richmond Inmate Captured

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The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says it captured an inmate approximately six hours after she escaped from the Madison County Detention Center.

Sheriff Mike Coyle says deputies uncovered information that led them to the Quality Quarters Motel on North Killarney Lane in […]