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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.

reconcilation

Humble: Embracing our call to reconcilation

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s tragic death, I have heard many calls for racial reconciliation — especially for a couple weeks. Since that time ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, July 3, 2020 10:34 am

Clark County Fire Department

Clark volunteer firefighter charged with rape, sodomy

State police arrested an Estill County man for allegedly having sexual contact with a foster child in his home. Jerry Goosey, 32, of Irvine, was ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, July 3, 2020 10:19 am

cocaine

Two jailed after police seize cocaine, $13K

Officers confiscated more than $13,000 in cash and seven grams of cocaine from a traffic stop earlier this week. According to Winchester Police, officers stopped ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:17 pm

city manager

City manager resigning at end of month

After seven years of managing the daily operations for Winchester, City Manager Matt Belcher said it was time to do something else. Belcher, who became ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:34 pm

Clark County Fiscal Court

Major solar energy projects may be coming to Clark

The Clark County Fiscal Court urged the county planning and zoning commission to consider amending the zoning ordinance to include solar energy uses Thursday. John ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:01 pm

budget

County approves FY21 budget, jail transfers

The Clark County Fiscal Court unanimously approved its $16.2 million budget Thursday evening, after transferring slightly more than $300,000 to the jail to end in ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:56 pm

Dan Pratt

St. Agatha student collects luggage for those in foster care

Everyone needs a good piece of luggage, especially children in foster care. Evan Edwards, a 12-year-old St. Agatha Academy student, recently decided to collect suitcases ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:54 pm

Clay Stamm

Stamm: How to protect yourself from ticks

If you spend a significant amount of time outdoors in the summer, chances are you have had a few tick encounters. Ticks are parasites that ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:41 pm

Bluegrass Community and Technical College

BCTC announced dean’s list

Bluegrass Community and Technical College recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:39 pm

Clark County

City preparing for fireworks sales

There have been a lot of things going “boom” and “pow” and “pop” late at night. It’s the time of year for fireworks again, legal ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, June 26, 2020 9:49 am

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