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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.

Clark County

Rock the Block postponed to September

The Main Street Winchester board had hoped to start its summer concert series next weekend. The decision was made this week to hold off on ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, August 7, 2020 11:56 am

tent living

City prohibits ‘regular living’ in tents

A recent problem with people living out of tents in the city led the Winchester Board of Commissioners to amend an ordinance blocking the move. ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, August 7, 2020 11:48 am

assault

Winchester man charged with two assaults

A Winchester man is facing assault and escape charges after allegedly hitting a juvenile family member Wednesday. Dominic Taron Simmons, 35, of 19 Second St., ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, August 7, 2020 11:42 am

Dr. Lou Ray King

Dr. Lou Ray King, 80

Dr. Lou Ray King was born on Nov. 12, 1939, in Clark County, Kentucky, and after contending with Parkinson’s for many years, passed away peacefully ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, August 7, 2020 11:38 am

honey lemon chicken

Nailed It or Failed It: Honey Lemon Chicken

Honey Lemon Chicken 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/3 cup honey 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, August 7, 2020 11:32 am

guilty plea

Martin pleads guilty to cousin’s 1995 death

Nearly 25 years after Joseph B. Martin died on the railroad tracks near Washington Street, his cousin confessed to his death. Tuesday morning, Lonnie Martin, ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:58 am

Martin Luther King Jr.

‘Pray on MLK’ coming Saturday

Local organizers are planning gathering Saturday to be part of a national event on streets named for  the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Pray on ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:01 am

city manager

Belcher finishes time as city manager

With the close of business today, Matt Belcher’s term as city manager of Winchester will end. Earlier this month, Belcher said he was resigning after ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, July 31, 2020 2:59 pm

Clark County

Jury trials can resume next week, but not in Clark

The Kentucky Supreme Court said earlier this week judges could resume in-person trials starting next week, but Clark County won’t be first on the list. ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, July 31, 2020 2:48 pm

Cassie Crowe

Father, girlfriend charged with child abuse

A Winchester couple face felony child abuse charges after a 5-year-old was found with a broken arm, dehydration and malnourishment. Marquis J. Robinson, 30, and ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, July 31, 2020 2:47 pm

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