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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 or call 859-759-0051.


Stabbing suspect competent to stand trial

The woman charged with stabbing a man with a knife at a Winchester homeless shelter last year is competent to stand trial. Michelle Hunter, 44, ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:47 pm

Clark County

Ky. Supreme Court suspends jury trials

With nearly all of the state in the red zone for COVID-19, the Kentucky Supreme Court announced a number of changes to court proceedings Friday. ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:39 pm

Clark County

Indictments returned for assault, rape

A pair of Clark County residents were indicted after they allegedly assaulted a father and son during a property dispute. Paris Green, 34, of Athens ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, November 20, 2020 11:28 am

Clark County

County deputies may get body cams through partnership

A partnership between city and county government may lead to the sheriff’s deputies utilizing body cameras in the near future. Tuesday, Winchester Police Chief Kevin ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, November 20, 2020 11:25 am


2 plead guilty to 2018 shooting

Two of the three people charged with a shooting between vehicles in 2018 pleaded guilty to amended charges Wednesday. Grmyko Chenault and Alexssandra Chenault were ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, November 20, 2020 11:12 am

Clark County

Mount Sterling man charged for Oct. 25 robbery

A Mount Sterling man is facing a felony robbery charge following an October convenience store robbery. John Michael Brown, 38, was arrested Monday for first-degree ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, November 20, 2020 11:06 am

Clark County

3 expected to take plea deals for 2018 shooting

The three people charged in a 2018 downtown shooting between two vehicles are expected plead guilty next month. Alexssandra Chenault, 28, Grmyko Chenault, 27, and ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 3:03 pm

Clark County

Registration open for Operation Happiness

With less than two months before the annual Day of Giving, registration is underway for Operation Happiness. The annual program distributes food baskets and coats ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:59 am

Byron Babb

Two charged with manslaughter for fatal OD

Two Clark County residents were arrested Monday for allegedly providing illegal drugs that caused a fatal overdose. Byron Babb, 43, and Tabatha Greer, 33, were ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:15 am


Website names Winchester as one of state’s safest cities

Winchester is one of Kentucky’s 25 safest cities for crime and financial safety, according to one website. Information recently published by places Winchester 21st ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Monday, November 9, 2020 3:58 pm

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