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Fred Petke, Author at Winchester Sun

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

Clark County

Parents indicted for keeping children in filthy house

BY FRED PETKE Sun reporter Two parents are facing criminal abuse charges after allegedly keeping their family in a home filled with bugs, trash and ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:46 pm

Clark County

Animal composting program may start April 1

BY FRED PETKE Sun Reporter Within the coming weeks, Clark County farmers will have a new option for disposing of their livestock carcasses. In 2020, ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Monday, March 8, 2021 5:42 pm

COVID-19

Beshear marks COVID anniversary

BY FRED PETKE Sun Reporter FRANKFORT — March 6, 2020, was a sunny, spring-like Friday. Gov. Andy Beshear admitted to leaving work a little early ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Monday, March 8, 2021 3:01 pm

Clark County

Woman pleads guilty to car theft, pursuit

BY FRED PETKE Sun Reporter A woman charged with stealing a vehicle outside the Winchester McDonald’s and leading police on a four-county pursuit pleaded guilty ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, March 5, 2021 1:24 pm

Clark County

Sidewalk replacement program proposed to city officials

BY FRED PETKE Sun Reporter A proposal would create a fund and unit pricing for homeowners to replace their crumbling sidewalks, particularly if they have ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:39 pm

Clark County

W.Va. fugitive captured after industrial park pursuit

BY FRED PETKE Sun Reporter A West Virginia man who fled minutes before he was to be sentenced for sexual abuse was captured Tuesday evening ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:36 pm

Clark County

Fiscal Court votes to buy body cams for deputies

FRED PETKE Sun Reporter The Clark County Fiscal Court wanted to buy body-worn cameras for the county sheriff’s deputies, but couldn’t agree on how to ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Monday, March 1, 2021 3:36 pm

News

City boosts funding for Seventh St. project

BY FRED PETKE Sun Reporter Winchester officials agreed to increase their stake in building the Seventh Street truck route by committing to pay another $250,000 ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, February 26, 2021 4:22 pm

News

City used 225 tons of road salt fighting snow, ice

BY FRED PETKE Sun Reporter With a week and a half of Mother Nature’s worst now in hindsight, city crews are catching up on their ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, February 26, 2021 4:20 pm

Clark County

Man sentenced to three years for Clark pursuit

BY FRED PETKE Sun Reporter A Morehead man was sentenced to three years in prison after leading deputies on a pursuit into Powell County and ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:04 pm

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