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Fred Petke, Author at Winchester Sun

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0051.

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Driver gets probation in double homicide

The woman who drove three armed people to an apartment building where two girls later died, was granted probation. Mikaela Buford, 20, pleaded guilty in ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, September 18, 2020 1:59 pm

Clark County

Steve Asbury named new county fire chief

Steve Asbury wasn’t planning on becoming a firefighter, never mind rising through the ranks to be fire chief. Asbury, who was recently appointed chief of ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, September 18, 2020 1:51 pm

News

City leaves tax rates alone for 2020

Winchester taxpayers won’t see their city property tax rates increase this year. Tuesday evening, the Winchester Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to leave the rates ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:03 pm

Clark County

Man arrested for assaulting deputy

A domestic fight turned into a foot pursuit for a deputy sheriff and multiple charges for a Lexington man. Justin Wayne Bailey, 32, was arrested ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:00 pm

Joseph Martin

Martin sentenced to 11 years for cousin’s death

Twice-convicted killer Lonnie Martin was sentenced to another 11 years Tuesday, this time for his cousin’s death in 1995. Martin, 46, was charged with Joseph ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 3:41 pm

Clark County

Arrest made after foot pursuit for stolen truck

A foot pursuit through downtown Winchester led to a Louisville man being arrested for multiple charges, including having a stolen truck. Donnie Frye, 37, was ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:24 pm

Clark County

College Park exercise path being rebuilt

The walking and exercise path around College Park got a long overdue makeover, thanks to some local Boy Scouts and other volunteers. T.J. Hampton, a ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:19 pm

Clark County

After more than two decades, Gary Epperson retiring from solid waste, emergency roles

At the end of the month, Gary Epperson will finally be able to turn his phone off at night. For more than 25 years as ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Monday, September 14, 2020 2:34 pm

Clark County

Solar meeting canceled for alleged open meeting violation

An email distributed to the members of the Winchester-Clark County Planning Commission in advance of the meeting was one reason Thursday’s public hearing was canceled ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, September 11, 2020 5:47 pm

Clark County

Planning meeting to discuss solar farm canceled because of alleged open meetings violation, improper agenda

Thursday’s meeting to discuss a large-scale solar industry ordinance was canceled abruptly before it began amid allegations of open meeting violations and an improper agenda. ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, September 11, 2020 1:21 pm

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