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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.

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

Clark County

County approves lower 2020 tax rates

County officials approved lower property tax rates for 2020 for both real and personal property. The Clark County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to set the ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:52 am

Clark County

Election preparations ramping up

With less than two months before the presidential and local election, preparations in Clark County are getting underway again. Clark County Clerk Michelle Turner told ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:18 pm

Clark County

Man charged with rape for relationship with juvenile

Police charged a Winchester man with rape Tuesday after he admitted to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. Keithyon R. Nelson, 28, of ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:43 pm

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